New Contractors: Don't Be Afraid to Rent Equipment

  • Hydraulic Fluid Analysis: What You Need To Know

    6 November 2018

    Most heavy construction equipment relies on a hydraulics system to operate. These systems rely on hydraulic fluid to work correctly. When you bring your heavy machinery into a hydraulic shop for routine maintenance or repairs, they may recommend that you have hydraulic fluid analysis performed. If you have never heard of this before, you may not know what it is and why it is important. Here is what you need to know about hydraulic fluid analysis.

  • Tips For Keeping Your Flatbed In Great Shape

    22 May 2018

    As the owner of a flatbed, you are going to want to make sure that you are doing everything possible in order to keep it in great condition. To do this, you will want to start making use of the following suggestions. Inspect And Replace The Suspension This is something that needs to be done at least once a year or possibly more often if your flatbed gets a lot of use.

  • A Quick Look At Features Of A Good Gooseneck Lowboy Trailer

    4 March 2018

    If you consistently haul heavy equipment, having the right kind of trailer is a great advantage, and most people in this situation will go for a gooseneck lowboy trailer. Gooseneck lowboy trailers work well for heavy equipment hauling because they sit low to the ground, keeping the center of gravity of the loaded trailer at a more balanced place, so it is easier to tow the heavy weight.  However, not all gooseneck lowboys are the same.

  • 2 Reasons To Purchase Heavy Construction Equipment Instead Of Renting It

    4 January 2017

    If you have your own construction business, then you are going to need to use a large variety of heavy construction equipment. Because of this, you are going to need to determine whether or not you should rent or purchase the equipment that you need. There are some situations where renting may work well for you, but there are also other situations where it is going to be in your best interest to purchase the equipment instead.

  • A Quick Look At Common Safety Mistakes Owners Make With Rotary Screw Air Compressors

    3 January 2017

    If you are on the lookout for the best air compressor for your industrial setting, there is no doubt that the rotary screw air compressor is a top choice for the running. This air compressor is a powerhorse of compressed air and offers a range of advantages in an industrial setting. However, because these air compressors are a little more complex and have more moving parts than most, they can also be a little more dangerous to use.

  • How High Can You Go? How To Do The Construction Limbo

    30 December 2016

    Construction takes you higher and higher--that is the nature of the job. How you get to new heights in your line of work is your own personal preference, just like a limbo champion finds ways to go lower (but in reverse). When you need to go even higher in your work and become a construction limbo champ, you can do or use any of the following. Scaffolding Scaffolding is easy to set up and even easier to raise to new heights.

  • Enclosed Trailers: Three Things To Check Before Each Trip

    29 December 2016

    Whether you're planning a short trip, or long-distance travel, checking that your trailer is properly maintained will save you from the hassle of experiencing trouble while on the road and it will help keep you safe. One of the best ways to keep your trailer maintained and save time down the line, is to create a checklist. Before each trip, go over your checklist thoroughly. To get started, here are three things to check before heading out on the open road.

  • Making Construction Projects More Manageable With Shifts And Lighting

    29 December 2016

    Commercial construction projects have many challenges. Keeping up with schedules is important. Working around tenants is another challenge that project managers often face with commercial construction projects. Some jobsite solutions for lighting and barriers. Here are some of the jobsite improvements to help manage your commercial projects more efficiently: 1. Using Temporary Fencing to Enclose Job Sites for Safety and Security Temporary fencing is something that construction sites need for several reasons.

  • Making That Final Decision To Buy A Stroke Sander

    27 December 2016

    If you have a woodworking shop and want an efficient way to handle projects that don't need a lot of fancy sanding tricks, a stroke sander is for you. Stroke sanders can take some time to learn how to use, but once you get the hang of it, they can be rather interesting to deal with (in a good way). However, making the final decision to buy one, especially when faced with a choice of sander types like wide belts and drum sanders, can be tricky.

  • 3 Tips For Using A Snow Plow On Your Driveway

    20 December 2016

    If you just purchased a snow plow for the purpose of plowing your driveway, here are three tips to keep in mind that will help you more effectively plow your driveway. #1 Plow When The Snow Is Fresh You should get out your snow plow and plow your driveway when the snow is fresh, right after the snow has stopped falling. When the snow is fresh, it is generally easier to move.