When it comes to the daily use of heavy construction equipment on worksites everywhere, the excavator tends to be a real workhorse. These machines are extremely versatile and can serve multiple uses, lifting, hauling, and moving material of all types.
If you regularly use one of these powerful machines as part of your daily routine, it makes sense that you would want to keep it running and functioning to its greatest potential. Below are a few tips and tricks to help maximize the usefulness of an excavator on the job site.
Construction work continues, even in the coldest weather. But when the icy winds of winter begin to blow through the work site, the wisest construction professionals know it’s time to make proactive adjustments in how they manage and maintain their heavy equipment. Cold weather can seriously affect the safe operation and durability of your gear without adequate preparation. You run the risk of seriously damaging your machines if you fail to take the appropriate safety measures.
Do you have a maintenance plan in place for the winter ahead? In this article, we take a closer look at cold weather care and maintenance, with a few tips and tricks to help you keep your equipment running smoothly during even the coldest winter months.
Each year brings a new toll of accidental deaths or injuries among heavy equipment operators, ground construction workers, and unwary pedestrians who are killed by heavy mobile equipment on construction sites. A great many of these accidents occur as rollovers, when individuals are struck or crushed by heavy equipment. It’s a well-known fact throughout the construction industry that “struck-by” incidents are one of the four leading causes of death on construction job sites—75% of which involve heavy equipment.
We were privileged to visit one of our newest, and most unique, Kubota owners recently. Carol is a 75 year old retired chemist, college horticulture department educator and Penn State Master Gardener. She and her husband recently purchased a home in Quakertown, PA whose yard they wanted to completely transform into the all-season, native pollinator, garden of their dreams. Only problem: the incredibly rocky soil they need to dig through.
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We want to thank Pennsylvania LICA, The Pennsylvania State Police, and you our guests for making our DOT Equipment Hauling seminar a fantastic success! Thank you for letting us turn our shop into a classroom for an evening to help our industry move equipment on the roads responsibly.
We’ll be looking forward to hosting this event again in the future.
Skid Steer Loaders are extremely popular and versatile pieces of construction equipment that are a common sight on construction and industrial sites. Sometimes referred to simply as a “bobcat” or “skid steer” for short, these compact machines can be incredibly useful, either on their own or by supplementing heavier machines and gear.
One of the benefits of this particular piece of equipment is that it comes equipped either with wheels or a track, making it very adaptable to different forms of terrain. Skid steer loaders are smaller than most heavy construction loaders, comprised of an operator cab situated over an engine enclosure with a pair of load-lifting arms on either side of the machine. This smaller structure makes it very useful in enclosed areas, increasing its ability to function in cramped quarters or locations.
Kubota’s Machine Adventures comes to a close in Easton, PA. Owen from our Turf & Tractor division was on hand to help move all the equipment out for transport to its next tour stop.
While it is a little sad to see it end we’re overjoyed with the number of folks who visited the Crayola Experience specifically to partake in this event. We hope many happy memories were made, we’ll be here to help other #kubota dreams come true!
Safe travels to Plano, Texas!
Backhoes and excavators are two of the most common types of heavy construction equipment, but, due to the similar nature of the work they do, it’s not uncommon for them to be confused with one another. If you’re not a construction professional who deals with these machines on a daily basis, the distinct differences between the two machines might be hard to discern.
Backhoes and excavators are both highly useful pieces of machinery with different qualities, benefits, and limitations. But the design, dimensions, and abilities of these two workhorses are different. When deciding which of the two would be best suited to a particular job or task, it’s important to know what they can do, and why. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at these two pieces of gear, to help choose the right machine for your job.
The mini excavator is known by many names: the compact or small excavator, the mini digger, mini ex, or the mini hoe. But under any name, the mini excavator is a powerful and efficient machine that offers contractors and other professionals plenty of power and flexibility in a compact package, making them perfect for a variety of tasks. With its short arm radius and low weight, the mini excavator can easily maneuver through tight spaces while providing ample power to get the job done. Whether you’re working on a small residential project or need a machine for heavy-duty construction work, the mini excavator might be the perfect option.
Mike Lutz and Tim Sherman represented Eagle Power in Tomahawk, WI at last week’s CASE APEX Boot Camp.
This intensive multi-day training focused on the entire line of equipment: from the tried and true to the lasted and greatest entering the market. Because of events like these from a great manufacturer we can continue to deliver the best results for our customers at every stage of Case product ownership!