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Highway construction with excavators

Construction industry requires different types of heavy equipment for various types of works. They can’t limit their use to just one kind of machine for all the work. They have to bring in different heavy equipment that are capable of doing certain specialized work. For instance, you can’t make use of a loader for grading purpose. You have to use a grader for that work. Simultaneously, you can’t use any heavy equipment other than a water truck to spray water on the jobsite to contain the dust on the site. In the same way, when you are constructing a highway there are few heavy equipments that you need the most; without which you just can’t get the act right. You need a roller to crush the stuffs and make the road smooth and plain. Similarly, you also need an excavator at the beginning of the highway construction. Perhaps it all starts with an excavator which comes in handy for lot many activities.

A crawler excavator is perhaps the best heavy equipment that a contractor who engages in highway construction can have. A crawler excavator is quite similar to any other excavator which is exclusively used for excavating earth and rock and then loading them onto dump trucks. It basically has a boom which is attached to the front of the machine. At the end of the book, you will have a bucket with or without claws which is extensively used to pull out mud. The cabin in which the operator sits and operates the machine is just right above the undercarriage and is set on a rotating platform. The undercarriage of the machine has wheels or tracks which help the machine to move without losing grip. The attachment in a crawler excavator can be changed as per the requirement of the business. This means that you can now select from a range of options of attachments that you feel will get the work completed in lesser time.

The operator working on the excavator should be highly skilled and experienced as you can’t have someone who has little or no experience in highway construction. Operators who have worked for at least 5 years in constructing small roads can be signed up for highway construction. They should be under the supervision of senior operators who have loads of experience in constructing highways. Constructing highways is a tough job and it takes years for operators to clear the ground for the next level.

A contractor who has taken up the job of excavating should have more than 3 excavators working at a time on the site. They should set up a point till where the excavation work will be carried out and also a deadline should be given to the operators to make sure that the work is done within the given timeframe. Excavating work should be done in a phased manner and not dig up the entire place at one go. Once the excavating work is done, it should pave way for other machines to complete their part of job.

Without highway construction equipment,Civilization will stop growing

Change is inevitable. Except the term change, everything changes in this world. Since the beginning of time, till today, so much has changed in our safe haven. We used to live on trees, in caves, exposed to the nature. As time elapsed, we learnt new things, developed ourselves. Now we make sky scrapers, we build flying machines and overlapping flyovers. There was a time when it was unthinkable that human beings can fly; now it is unthinkable to have a world without aircrafts and airport. However, this is clear that science has made this possible. But science is only the power; the true magic is performed by the brilliant machines that science has produced. Be it an industry, or a dam on the river, or even a highway that connects us from one place to the other, it is the performance of the heavy construction equipment that does all the magic.

Construction of a highway:

Highway construction has been one of the most high profile construction projects that include excessive planning and efficient execution. As a highway cannot be made every now and then and as it is a onetime process, that involves the safety, security and life risk of the millions of people who will be using it, it needs a proper plan of construction. However, that job can be done by the civil engineers. But the true function lies in the hands of the heavy construction equipment that will make the highways. There are a lot of construction machines that do the job of constructing a highway. Some of the most important among them are backhoe loader, bulldozer, grader, excavators, hydraulic trucks etc.

How does the highway construction equipment work?

The construction of a highway needs to be worked on very efficiently. As the highways face exposition to heavy loads like trucks and other similar vehicles, it is very likely to be damaged. In extreme temperatures, that is too hot or too cold, or even so much of a storm, rain and water logging, that the highways face no damage; it must be taken care of. As in any other construction process, the highways also should be carefully made. The base or surface of the highway is very important like any other construction process like a building, a flyover, or a bridge. The excavators and graders are very efficient in doing so. They very efficiently remove the debris of the construction from one place to other initiating the construction process. The hydraulic trucks that are functioned by hydraulic fluids help in the process of making the roads and then the flattening of the surface of the highway is another important task that is done by this heavy construction equipment. In many countries, there is a ‘V’ shaped slope or excavation made along the highways. They are generally used as trenches for various purposes like canal or irrigation.  This is also done by the highway construction equipment like the graders or the excavators.