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Main Parts of Bulldozers and their Primary Functions

Main Parts of Bulldozers and their Primary Functions

Bulldozers are large vehicles used in heavy construction that resemble a tractor fitted with a conspicuous metal blade at the front. This huge vehicle has tough tracked equipment including a large engine that gives it exceptional ground grip. Generally, bulldozers are used to drive substantial amounts of soil, heaps of sand, and loads of debris […]

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Gradalls vs Excavators

Gradalls vs Excavators

There’s always been debates about whether it’s better to use a Gradall over an excavator. Below are some of the benefits for both. Gradalls The machines can move quickly between locations You can drive them on roads without needing them to be shipped Narrower width, so they can fit into tight places. You can also […]

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Construction Industry Using Video Games to Recruit and Train

Construction Industry Using Video Games to Recruit and Train

Video games have been around a long time. But ever since technology advanced during the past few decades, it has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Equipment and devices have also advanced enough to become smaller, less expensive and more intuitive. People as young as a 6 months old are able use a tablet touch screen without […]

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The Bagger 288 Excavator

The Bagger 288 Excavator

The Bagger 288 is the biggest excavating machine in the world. It was first built by the German manufacturer, Krupp, in 1978. The excavator was built for coal mining at the Hambach stripmine, located in Germany. It’s so powerful, it can excavate 240,000 tons of coal per day. That’s equal to a football field dug […]

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Excavators Can Be Risky

Excavators Can Be Risky

A construction site can pose a danger to laborers that work closely with heavy machinery. Excavators, backhoes and loaders have heavy attachments that sometimes need chainging. Safety should be the number one priority when it comes to working in this industry. How Serious is It? According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) there’s […]

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