4 Unusual And Handy Attachments For Skid Steers

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A skid steer is one of the most versatile and convenient pieces of heavy machinery on any construction site. It’s rare to see a job site without one. That’s because these handy little machines function well for so many different applications and on tough terrain. They can be used with wheels or tracks, giving them great traction even in muddy, wet, dusty, gravelly, and sandy conditions. Part of what makes them so versatile is that the drivetrain is powered by a hydraulic motor, and they’re lightweight compared to larger excavators.…

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Why Buy Used Construction Equipment?

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Construction equipment can be punishingly expensive, particularly for small businesses or those just starting operation.  This can be a very large investment and can hamstring a new operation, and lead to less budget left for employees, marketing, debt repayment, and other basic business expenses.  A great solution for many is to buy used.  Here are a few reasons to consider looking at used construction equipment for your business. Cost As mentioned before, the cost is a primary driver for buying used equipment and can’t be overlooked.…

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Protecting Yourself If The Rental Equipment Is Damaged

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Renting construction equipment is often the more frugal choice for projects that need machinery you don’t have. Renting is cheaper than buying in most cases, and it saves you from trying to find storage space for the machinery when you no longer need it. Rental construction equipment faces the risk of damage just like any other piece of equipment, but because you are using it on a contract, you have different options and concerns than if you were using equipment you owned.…

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A Guide To The Various Crane Operators Tests

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Crane operators go through a vigorous and difficult certification process. The process requires the taking of two tests: a hands-on practical test and a written exam. Of course, the test that you take depends on what type of crane you are getting certified for. Nonetheless, you need to pass the written exam before you are able to schedule the practical test. Just like with any standardized test, you need to be methodical and organize when it comes to preparation.…

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Inspecting A Used Excavator Prior To Purchase

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Having access to an excavator can make it easier to clear any work site in preparation for construction. Investing in an excavator represents a significant financial responsibility, so many small construction companies opt to purchase used machines instead of new ones. While a used excavator might be more affordable, it can quickly turn into a money pit if you don’t take the time to thoroughly inspect the machine prior to purchase.…

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Finding Parts And Servicing Your Skid Steer Loader

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If you operate a skid steer loader on a daily basis, you know that things wear out and need to be replaced sometimes. Parts to fit your machine need to be correct for the model you have, and you need to have confidence in the supplier that you choose to buy your parts from. If it is a small, easy to replace, a mistake is inconvenient but a large item like a track is a much bigger deal so they have to be right.…

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Things A Construction Business Owner Might Need

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If you want a career that involves the possibility of making a large amount of money, the construction industry os worth considering. It is important to have some experience or knowledge about the construction industry before making a career of it. If you don’t have many skills, keep in mind that you can hire employees to perform the tasks that you are unable to. The main thing that you will need to get started is the right equipment and supplies to work on your first project.…

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Testing Your New Transformer

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Setting up a new industrial transformer can be an arduous task. In addition to finding the right location for the equipment, you need to take precautions to ensure the transformer will work properly once it has been installed. Transformer function can be checked using a variety of tests. Here are two tests that you need to conduct after setting up an industrial transformer to ensure it will work properly well into the future:…

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3 Reasons To Use Post-Tensioning On Your Residential Slab

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When you are getting the slab poured for your new home, the contractor may suggest that you use post-tensioning for your concrete.  Post-tensioning is a method of strengthening and reinforcing concrete. It puts the concrete under stress before the stress loads and load-bearing members are placed on the slab. Post-tensioning is also a form of pre-stressing the concrete. It’s done by placing various cables, called tensioning tendons, in plastic ducts in the forms for the concrete before it’s poured.…

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Are Your Shop Air Compressors Failing? What To Do Fast

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If your shop workers use air compressors in their everyday work and you worry that your models are outdated, or aren’t working as well as they should be, you want to find a professional air compressor distribution company to come to the shop. You want to have all of your units looked at and inspected, so you know if it’s time to invest some money into new machinery, and to get rid of your older units.…

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