About Me
Mary's Heavy Construction Equipment Blog

Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Mary, and this blog is going to be focused around heavy construction equipment. Years ago, my husband and I ran a construction company together. Now we're semi-retired, and for the last ten years, we have been doing a bit of freelance work. I miss the big machines, and I decided to start a blog about it. If you work with heavy construction equipment on a regular basis, I plan to have tips and ideas in this blog that are designed to help you. I invite you to grab a cup of tea, get comfortable and explore these posts. Thanks for reading!


How to Repair Hydraulic Cylinders

3 August 2016
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Hydraulic cylinders are used in many machines for power steering and lifting. You will find them in many modern tractors, combines, and cultivation equipment. When your hydraulic cylinder needs repairs, you can do this yourself as the procedure is not strenuous. Beginning In the beginning, you will need to purchase a repair kit that is specific for your hydraulic cylinder. The parts' number should be stamped somewhere on the outside of the cylinder. Read More …

Follow These Tips When Using Earthmoving Equipment in the Winter

30 June 2016
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If you have earthmoving equipment, such as excavators, loaders, and bulldozers, you need to make sure it is stored properly and well maintained during the winter. This is especially important if you live in a cold climate that frequently gets below-freezing temperatures during the winter season. Here are some tips for using your earthmoving equipment during the winter. Let the Equipment Warm Up Before Using it One of the most important things to do when you use earthmoving equipment during the winter is to let it warm up fully. Read More …

Tips For Moving Heavy Construction Equipment

29 June 2016
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If you are relocating your construction company, you will likely have some heavy equipment that needs to be transported. This is a big job that you should never rush through or not prepare for. It takes securing the equipment and knowing what vehicle to use in order to transport heavy equipment properly. Here are some tips to help get you started.  Use the Right Vehicle One of the most important factors to safely transporting heavy construction equipment is using the right vehicle. Read More …

Should you buy or rent your earthmoving equipment?

9 June 2016
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If you run a construction company, you may occasionally have a need for earthmoving equipment. This type of equipment helps to move dirt, rocks, and other natural materials for excavation, digging trenches, and leveling ground. Equipment like excavators, trenchers, skid steer loaders, and bulldozers are often needed. While buying the equipment is convenient, it might not be the right choice for you. Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding if you should rent or buy the equipment. Read More …

Enquiries to Make When Contemplating Mini Excavator Hire

2 June 2016
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Mini excavators are a convenient form of equipment to hire if you are looking to engage in landscaping and earthmoving projects on your residence. Not only are they able to access tight-fitting spaces due to their size, but they also come with an array of attachments to ensure you can carry out any type of landscaping-related task you may think of. However, opting for mini excavator hire is not just about selecting the equipment and paying the fees upfront. Read More …