Road construction equipment need not be the same even for performing slightly different tasks. They vary depending on whether the road project involves minor repairs, road re-carpeting, or construction of a new road. Some of the most commonly used road construction equipment are:
1) Motor Grader
Motor grader is also known as a road grader or a maintainer. It is an equipment used to create flat surfaces so that the asphalt can be levelled properly. The common motor grader models have three axles, with a huge engine and cab located over the rear axles at the back end of the equipment, and a third axle in the front part of the equipment. It also has a long blade in between.
2) Asphalt Mixing Plant
This plant is used for manufacturing asphalt concrete and other forms of coated road-stone which are necessary in various road construction projects. The asphalt mixing plant is a heavy duty equipment that combines mineral, aggregates, sand and a filler in correct proportions, heats and then coats the mixture with a binder. It then keeps the final product heated to prevent setting before it is laid down in layers.
3) Road Roller Machine
When asphalt is laid down, a road roller machine is used to press it down in place. These road rollers can come with rubber tire rollers, double-drum asphalt rollers or a combination of rollers. The type of mixture used in the road construction project determines which type of road roller machine should be used.
4) Crawler Excavator
Crawler excavators are also known as diggers. They are heavy duty equipment used for excavating earth and rocks, and loading them onto dump trucks. The crawler excavators are made up of a bucket, boom, and cab on a rotating platform which is located above an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. Crawler excavators can perform various jobs if they are combined with different attachment parts.
5) Forklift Truck
Forklift trucks are also called as fork trucks or lift trucks. They are powered industrial vehicles that come with an attached prolonged platform which can be lowered for picking the load from the ground surface and moving it to the desired location. These trucks are useful in road construction jobs as they make moving objects easy.
There are various other road construction equipment which are necessary to complete the road construction jobs effectively and efficiently. If you are into doing similar kinds of jobs, you should get in touch with the heavy duty equipment dealers as they will be able to tell you what you would exactly need to complete your jobs quickly and easily.