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Top Signs Your Excavation Company Should Invest in New Earth Moving Equipment

If you run an excavation company, then chances are high that you already own and operate earthmoving equipment. However, this doesn't mean that you already have all of the earthmoving equipment that you need, and it might be time to invest in new equipment, such as new backhoes and excavators. These are a few signs that this might be something that you will need to do soon. You Haven't Invested in New Equipment in a While   Read More...

Crane Safety in Construction: 4 Tips for Operating a Crane in Extreme Weather Conditions

Inclement weather can pose serious hazards when you're operating a crane on a construction site. High winds, rain, snow and thunder and lightning are some of the weather conditions that make it unsafe for you to use cranes for lifting operations. Unfortunately, sometimes the nature of your project wouldn't allow downtime during extreme weather. How do you avoid safety risks on the site without suffering too much downtime? Here are some practical tips on how to operate a crane in extreme weather without posing a danger to workers on the site.   Read More...

Why Install Test Plugs in Your Pipes?

There are times when you might need to run checks on your pipes and their contents. While you can often use gauges or thermometers to do this, test plugs can be a better solution. How do test plugs work and why should you use them? How Do Pipe Test Plugs Work? Test plugs are small plugs that are inserted into parts of a pipe. You screw the casing into a hole in a key area, then you fit its cap to seal the plug.   Read More...

3 Factors To Bear In Mind When Buying A Used Tray Top Truck

Construction contractors who are new in the business will need a tray top truck at some point for lifting loads and getting construction crew to upper levels of a building. Therefore, a tray top truck is indispensable in a construction site. Contactors have the option of either hiring, buying a new machine or purchasing a used unit. The latter option fills your long-term equipment needs at a lower cost compared to acquiring a new one.   Read More...

Important Things to Note About Rigging Safety

An important aspect of crane operations and load lifting is rigging, because even if the crane and all the equipment related to it are safe, rigging is a huge part of crane safety. Each person who performs rigging work is professional, fully knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of rigging safety. However, you should review the basics so you will be more aware of rigging safety aspects. An important thing to keep in mind is that rigging is a hoisting triangle.   Read More...