Why You Should Keep Air Out of Hydraulic Systems

Some owners of heavy hydraulic construction equipment may wonder why they keep incurring high costs to repair hydraulic components, such as cylinders and seals. This article discusses how entrained air may be the cause of the frequent equipment failures. Reduction of Viscosity Many manufacturers of hydraulic equipment specify the viscosity of the fluid that should be used in the hydraulic equipment. That recommended viscosity is usually determined after extensive research to find out what kind of fluid will be able to perform reliably in the different applications, such as excavating, to which the equipment will be put to use. Read More 

Equipment You Need to Hire When Laying Clean Fill in Your Construction Site

Some of the activities that take place in your construction site involve a lot of excavation. You need to carry it out when digging the foundation, building underground water reservoirs, and septic tanks. After the excavation and construction have taken place, it is common to find pits resulting from imperfect filling of the places where the excavation occurred. In addition, soil erosion caused by rain and the wind also enlarges the pits. Read More 

Heavy Vehicle Licence: Conditions that Your Driving Test Vehicle Must Meet to Obtain It

You must meet several conditions if you are to undergo a driving test in order to be awarded a heavy vehicle licence. This article discusses some of those conditions pertinent to the test vehicle. Use this information to decide whether the test vehicle you want to use will be the right one. Registration Status You are expected to use a duly registered vehicle during your heavy vehicle driver test. That test vehicle should be roadworthy. Read More 

Important Questions to Ask When Arranging Transport Services for a Crane or Oversized Load

When moving a crane or other heavy-duty equipment, or hauling a home or similar oversized load, it's good to hire a company that specializes in this type of transport service. This will ensure they have the vehicles and rigging needed and are experienced with how to keep your load safe. Even when hiring an experienced transport service company, you still want to ensure you ask the right questions and know what's involved in their hire. Read More 

How to Boost Operational Safety Levels When Using Earthmoving Equipment

Earthmoving equipment such as caterpillars, excavators, and bulldozers help to make heavy construction jobs like digging trenches and moving the earth rather easy to do. However, these heavy construction equipment are also quite dangerous to operate. Besides ensuring that only people with expert hands are allowed to operate your earthmovers, here are a few additional guidelines to help you enhance the safety of your earthmoving operations. Don't compromise the quality of maintenance service required for the equipment Read More