Types of Construction Equipment for Dirt

If you’ve ever tried to tackle a big landscaping project or even a small scale construction job, chances are good that you either learned about and rented the earth moving equipment you would need ahead of time or started without it and gave up entirely. Stalling out on a project that turned out to be overwhelming is frustrating and can leave you with a half finished job that is discouraging every time you see it. Luckily, at QuickLifts, LLC, we have the solution to your problem. Find the Right Machine for the Job A lot of small construction projects that
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What Are Boom Lifts?

The four different types of construction lifts are scissor lifts, boom, lifts, forklifts, and single man lifts. Among all of these possibly the most versatile variety of lift is the boom lift. What is a Boom Lift? A boom lift enables technicians to access high and remote areas to work on telephone lines, outdoor electrical lines, manipulate materials in high warehouse storage locations and much more. It is composed of a vertical boom or crane with a cage or open bucket with contains a control interface which the worker uses to operate the machine. It is composed of a hydraulic
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How to Know if I Should Repair or Replace My Construction Equipment

Every contractor must know when their equipment simply needs a repair and when to get new ones. Even the best equipment cannot maintain proper functioning forever. There comes a point when you need to replace it. Replacing your construction equipment depend on a lot a lot of things. Maintenance Costs If your equipment needs repair, consider the costs of maintenance as opposed to replacement. If you have older equipment, they may require a lot of money in maintenance and repairs. If the cost of repairing equipment is more than or close to the cost of replacement, replacement is the better
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What Are Skid Steers For?

Skid steers are also sometimes referred to as a skid steer loader or a skid loader. They look similar to a small bulldozer or what people often call a Bobcat, but the difference is that a lot of different types of attachments can be put on the front. In other words, they don’t “just” have a bucket, some type of digging device, forklift arms, or another kind of attachment. Instead, they have a way to change out these things and use what’s necessary at the time. That makes them a highly versatile option for construction sites, certain types of companies,
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The Power of a Mini Excavator

Are you a homeowner or a contractor planning to work on a construction project that requires a lot of digging? A mini excavator is a machine you are looking for. Mini excavators are small tracked or wheeled vehicles with a slew of uses in construction. A typical mini excavator weighs up to 20,000 lbs, which falls well within the realm of machines that are considered compact. However, some definitions insist that a mini excavator should weigh no more than 10,000 pounds. Ideal Uses Mini excavators have a variety of uses, mostly in construction. Their popularity is attributable to their versatility.
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Benefits of Buying Used Equipment

Buying new construction equipment is costly for businesses and this high ticket expense can rapidly eat into its profits. To help cut back on operating expenses and boost bottom lines, many construction companies opt to purchase used equipment as an alternative to new. There are many benefits to buying used equipment, here are some of the top reasons: Far Less Costly Buying new construction equipment is very costly. You’ll also need to consider how much new equipment depletes your cash flow and ties up your credit line. Since well-maintained equipment gets the job done with generally equal performance as a new piece
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What Are the Best Safety Practices for Forklift Operation?

Quick Lifts LLC provides Indiana with quality forklifts and other construction tools. Customers can rent, maintain or purchase the perfect forklift for the job. Using a forklift requires proper training and knowledge. Here are a few basic safety tips to get the most out of the forklift. 1. Maintain Before using the forklift, make sure all of the parts are properly maintained. Look at the tires and other parts to make sure that everything is in good working order. Before you are performing any job, make sure that the parts are well maintained in order to minimize risk. Properly maintaining
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How Do I Get My Forklift Repaired?

Like any other machinery at home, your forklift requires periodic maintenance and occasional repairs when it breaks down. However, to ensure that the forklift is restored back to its normal performance, it is good to have it repaired by a professional forklift repair shop. Forklifts are not like the conventional vehicles. Therefore, your nearest auto repair shop may not do a good job of repairing the forklift. You need people who are specialized in handling forklift problems. Forklifts under warranty If your forklift under warranty breaks down, ensure that it is repaired by a forklift repair firm authorized by the
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What Size Forklift Do I Need?

If you need to move loads on a building site or in a warehouse, a forklift is an invaluable tool to have.  However, with such a broad selection of styles and types to choose from, it can difficult to choose the ideal forklift for your job. Here are some types of forklifts and their uses; Industrial reach forklifts Industrial reach forklifts are known for their higher lift height making them ideal for warehouses.  There are several types of forklift suitable for these scenarios. They include; Stand up trucks, which are often used when there is one load bay. The two
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How Do Forklift Hydraulics Work?

Forklift hydraulics are used to lift loads that weigh thousands of pounds off the ground and hold them in the air, several heights up, without tripping. This machine has become a necessity in construction sites, shipment sites, and manufacturing companies as it helps in lifting all the heavy loads. Here is a guide on how they work: First, there are essential parts that all forklifts should have. They include power sauce, tires, frame, counterweight, mast, overhead guard, load back-rest, and forks. Forklift hydraulics work by deriving power from two interconnecting mechanisms: hydraulic mechanism and the lifting mechanism. Hydraulic Mechanism A
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