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.