The way you need oxygen to live, perhaps in the same way a construction business needs heavy equipment. They just can’t think of running their business putting the heavy equipment to rest. It may cost them a fortune if any of the machines goes off for some reason as they may not have something else to replace the non-functional one. Therefore, may construction as well as mining companies ensure that their machines are well lubricated and maintained so that they don’t wreck off when it is actually needed and in case if it goes off for some reason, they ensure that they have a team in place who can sort things out for them.
If we talk about construction of roads or dams, it would be highly unimaginable to work them out without the use of heavy equipment. Construction of roads involves moving earth, digging some parts with strong clips and at times levelling the land. The machine should be in a position to move to and fro and at times move 360 degrees to manoeuvre quickly. Such type of work can’t be done by manual labour and it requires those heavy pieces of metal with class engine to get the job done.
Heavy equipment manufacturing companies like Caterpillar, John Deere, Hitachi, and many more of them produce quality machines for the construction houses and the equipments last for many years. Thus, the money invested in buying the machines are often fetched by the profits the company earns in the business. The heavy equipment manufacturing companies are producing machines that are comparatively eco-friendly than their predecessors and consume less fuel giving the same quality of work. On the contrary, the efficiency of such machines has only increased over the times which have benefited the industry big time.
We would be naming some of the machines that have played a significant role in shaping up the construction business and its uses to the construction industry.
Bulldozer:- Bulldozer is a very heavy machine which is used to push earth, debris or big pieces of rocks. It is extensively used to build roads and also needed to a larger extent in the construction industry. It has those heavy blades in its front which is used for digging earth, collecting mud in it and putting it in a truck of debris. The blade is controlled by hydraulic rams which forces the blade to dig inside the earth. Bulldozers are used to transport heavy items for a short distance. Some other work where a bulldozer is required are uprooting trees, pervading the soil all over the place that’s dumped from the truck, levelling the land etc.
Excavators:- Unlike bulldozers, excavators can’t move stuffs from one place to the other. However, they can dig earth with their strong buckets and take the mud to dump it in a truck. The excavator has a long arm which does most of the work. The arm is fitted with an iron bucket and hence it mainly controls the bucket for doing things. The excavator has a cabin where the operator sits and controls the entire functioning of the machine. With the introduction of hydraulic powered accessories, excavators has become multifunctional and is not only restricted to excavating.