Construction of roads is an ardent task for both the government and the one who has taken the job. Companies given the job to construct roads need to have all sorts of heavy equipments available with them as heavy equipment has its own significance in road construction and without them it’s pretty unimaginable to even move a stone from one place to the other. We need a bulldozer to level the land or an excavator to excavate the land, remove the waste mud from the place and then level the land. Then we may also require a loader to take off the snow from the land or if it used to construct a road in mid of a forest, then it can be used to carry the logs and ferry it from once place to the other. Therefore, each machine has its own significance in this purpose and the absence of any of the machine can severely impact the entire project.
The construction company needs to have a thorough knowledge on how things work in this domain. Any previous experience in constructing roads will always work as an added advantage to them. We would be discussing in brief about the role than heavy equipments play towards the construction of roads in US.
Hydraulic excavators:- These are used to excavate earth and remove the unwanted mud from the face of the earth and dump it in a truck. It’s not only used to excavate earth but also used to remove huge blocks of stone, logs lying on the ground and things which are unwanted and needs to be dumped. With the help of the shovel, it takes up the stuff from the earth and put it in the truck which then ferries them in the dump yard.
Bulldozers:- Bulldozers are ideally used to level the land. They have those heavy rollers in their front which is used to crush every particle that’s in its way and mixes it with the layer of the earth. Bulldozers are seen in many road construction sites rolling the tar on the road and make the surface smooth as ever.
Loaders:- This is another important heavy equipment which is widely used during construction of roads. Especially places which have the surface covered with snow, the loaders are extensively used to load the snow in the bucket and ferry it to the truck. Many construction companies are using hydraulic loaders which give them high power, more efficiency and low fuel consumption.
Articulated trucks:- When we talk about construction of roads, articulated trucks plays a significant role in getting the work done quickly. The heavy equipments take off the unwanted materials. However, that is loaded on the truck which eventually ferries the stuff to the dump yard or which is on the same job site. Without these trucks, life would have been very difficult for the construction companies and thus considered as important equipment.
Companies that manufacture heavy equipments are Caterpillar, John Deere, Hitachi, Volvo etc. Roads bridge the gap between 2 cities and are very imperative as far as the growth of the nation is considered.