5 Signs of a Useful Crane Hire Service

In the construction industry, heavy industrial equipment drives the success of construction projects and the development of new and more effective structures. In fact, construction is driving the Australian economy by resulting in the development of new office spaces, homes and other structures that facilitate economic growth. Mobile cranes are often used in construction to lift and transport heavy items on- and off-site. Due to the high purchase and maintenance costs of such equipment, it often makes more sense to hire cranes than to purchase one. Read More 

Important Questions to Ask When You’re Considering Renting a Forklift

Renting a forklift can ensure your company has the equipment it needs for proper materials handling, but without having to invest in the cost of new forklifts and their long-term maintenance, storage, and the like. You can also rent a forklift when your company is expecting a large, one-time shipment of certain products, when you want to clean out a warehouse or other area and for any other temporary needs. When you're ready to rent a forklift for any reason, note some questions you might ask the rental agency, so you can determine the best choice of equipment. Read More 

3 Risk Factors for Order Picker Overloading

Individuals who are going through order picker training are taught to guard against the different conditions that can put them at risk of overloading the lift vehicle. This article discusses some of those risk factors that order picker operators are trained to identify and avoid. Loads on Additional Platforms Order pickers can have an extra platform connected to them in case more loads need to be carried. That extra platform has its own load limit that should not exceed the maximum capacity of the lift truck when the primary platform has also been loaded. Read More 

Easy Guide for Fixing a Sliding Truck Seat

Without trucks, it would be so difficult for you to carry out your construction projects. They come in handy when you need to carry materials to and from the site. They are also handy for powering cranes or excavation and drilling equipment. For this reason, trucks are often used for long hours with the operator applying constant pressure on the seat. You need adjustable truck seats that allow the operator to fine tune his or her sitting position, maximizing comfort and reducing fatigue. Read More 

Let the Earth Move: Which Type of Equipment Do You Need?

Whether you're new to construction or not, you're sure to have come across earthmoving equipment before. Children become familiar with tractors at a very early age, seeing these vast machines conjured up as part of their storybooks and learning tools. But how much do you actually know about tractors and other earthmoving devices? They may look similar, but in fact, these products can be used for vastly different things. Here's a quick rundown of the two main types of earthmovers and what each is used for. Read More