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!


Preparation Tips for a Successful Floor Sanding Project in Your Office

11 October 2019
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You have found a professional sanding company to revamp your office hardwood floors and give them a fresh look. Great work! The experts have the right equipment to sand your floors, eliminate imperfections and coat them again. However, before they come in, there are things you can do to speed up the project and reduce post-sanding cleanup. Bearing in mind that an office is frequented by clients and employees, you want the project to go on smoothly with minimal eventualities. Read More …

Main Uses and Benefits of Road Plates

12 July 2019
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There are different types of road plates in terms of dimension, depth, as well as specification, and this is purely determined by the purpose for which the plate is intended for. Road plates are used in different industries and sectors for different functions. Read below for the main uses and benefits of road plates that you did not know.  Used to Reduce Congestion  The most prominent use of road plates is to provide a short-term solution in cases whereby a road is rendered inaccessible because it is broken or there are ground evacuations but motorists and pedestrians have to pass through. Read More …

7 Safety Tips for Handling Rigging Equipment

1 April 2019
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Operation of rigging machinery is an intense operation that requires intense preparation along with focus to ensure it meets the set objectives while ensuring the safety of equipment, people and the property. Because the process involves lifting very heavy objects, the risk level is very high.  Here are seven safety tips while using rigging equipment. #1. Inspection Before use, it is vital for an expert to thoroughly inspect the equipment. A diligent inspection will help ensure the safety of the equipment. Read More …

Tips When Hiring and Operating Earthmovers

29 January 2019
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If you intend to create a driveway or do landscaping around your home, then you may need to hire earthmoving equipment. Your first decision should be determining which equipment you need. After that, visit a company offering earthmoving equipment hire services to check on the availability of the machine. Below are a few tips to guide you when hiring and operating the earthmover. Choosing a company Choose a company that will offer you value for your money. Read More …

7 Tips for Boosting the Weight Capacity of Your Crane

4 January 2019
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Have you recently changed what you lift with your crane? Are you looking for ways to optimize your crane's performance so that it can handle heavier loads? Then, you may want to explore the following ideas. 1. Use the Crane in Optimal Weather Conditions If you're using a crane outside, the weather can impact the weight of the loads the crane can handle. In particular, winds can diminish the capacity of the crane. Read More …