How Technology Changes Heavy Equipment Management We are now on the cusp of the Fourth industrial revolution. Technologies such as digitization cloud computing robotics Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the way we do business and accomplish things. The heavy equipment industry is not an exception. Here are the ways technology changes the heavy equipment industry including cranes wheel loaders and excavators. - Organized Equipment Data Technology allows operators to integrate machine data and reports and lets them keep close tabs on repair equipment age and other details that may affect project bidding and management. If the data about the machines are organized and easily available it will be easy for operators to evaluate if certain machines need repair or replacement. They can det...

Safety Guide to Using Heavy Equipment Heavy equipment is very useful in construction projects. However they can be very dangerous when not used properly. Whether you are a beginner or advanced to handling heavy equipment you have to be careful. Check out these safety tips to avoid injury and ensure your safety. Get proper training Each heavy equipment has a different operating instruction from another. If you know how to handle a tractor don’t just jump at the chance of operating one. Make sure you have proper training first. Your training must cover safety and hazard identifications start-up procedures and load capacity among others. Each equipment is designed for a specific purpose. Make sure to use the equipment as the manufacturer intended. For instance don’t use a wheel loader as a...

Tips on Buying Used Heavy Equipment You should make it a goal to score a good value on heavy equipment whether you’re buying a new or a used one. Some contractors especially newcomers in the construction and heavy equipment industry are hesitant to buy used equipment. Buying used equipment can be a better choice than buying a new one because it can save you a lot of money just make sure you're getting quality equipment. Here are some tips on buying heavy equipment to get the most out of your investment. Research more about the heavy equipment Why are you shopping for equipment? Where are you going to use it? Determine your purpose in buying the equipment and research on various types. When you are looking for cranes for instance know that there many types. Research on each equipment and...