The construction industry uses several heavy duty equipment to make the entire construction process easier. Here are some common equipment used in most constructions site.
Crane is a human-operated lifting equipment that works with the help of a pulley and ropes, chains or wires. Cranes can load, unload and move heavy objects from one place to the other. There are cranes that have mechanical arms of different lengths. Some can even reach up to 600-800 meters. There are two types of cranes based on the movability factor, such as fixed or mobile crane, which are further divided into several types depending on their use.
It is a small or medium sized, driver-operated truck that is used to lift and move heavy loads for smaller distances. There are differentavailable in the market, depending on their differences in style, size, and purpose.
A Dozer or bulldozer is a huge and heavy machine that is used for shallow digging and pushing huge loads of sand, stone, debris, etc. It has a large, slightly curved, rectangular metal plate that does the majority of work like pushing or spreading sand. It is a crawler whose wheels are mounted on a continuous broad metal belt. Many bulldozers also have an arm with a claw shovel that is used for digging or loosening the ground.
This is another crucial machine that is used in the construction industry for digging deep holes or trenches, demolition, smaller transportation of materials and so on. It has an undercarriage with wheels enclosed in a continuous metal belt. Above this is a rotating driver’s cabin with a higher seat for better view of the sight. The arm is long and hinged with a large shovel that can help in digging mines and tunnels. Excavators are also known as 360° excavators. Types of excavators depend on the length of the arm.
Dumper is a truck that has a carrier or an open-top box at the back and is used to transport raw materials like bricks, gravel, sand, etc. Different types of dumper trucks include semi trailer dump truck, super dump (huge) truck, roll-off truck, etc.
A Loader is a wheeled, tractor-like machine that has a front arm with a large square-like shovel. It is used to dig grounds and load or move the debris, gravel, stones, etc. The shovel or the bucket can be replaced with other tools as well, depending on the purpose. Various types of loaders are compact front-end loader, swing loader, skid and track loaders, etc.
This machine combines cement, sand, water, etc. and forms a homogenous compound used for different construction purposes. Small trailers mounted with a mixing drum can be attached to a truck. Concrete transport trucks can do the mixing work while the truck is moving. It has a rear discharge track that can unload the mixture wherever needed.
These are some must-have machines for the construction industry. You can buy or sell any heavy duty equipment in Edmonton to Heavy Duty Direct.
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