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Specialized Types of Construction Vehicles!


									Several types of specialized heavy duty vehicles are employed by the
construction industry. These trucks are designed to perform activities
directed toward lifting, digging, and moving material from one location
to another. With current advancements, many types of this equipment are
engineered to fit any budget and building need. It is certainly obvious
that the demand for the use of these vehicles can have a great
significance in a constantly growing city environment.   Common heavy
duty equipment that could be seen at any building site would be dump
trucks (which are utilized to transport building materials), bulldozers,
cranes, and diggers. All of these vehicles cannot be driven without the
proper training. An operator must be trained to anticipate any potential
dangers that could occur while operating these trucks. In addition, the
operators and other workers need to have proper knowledge of measures
that need to be taken to prevent accidents in the working area.
Types of Heavy Construction Equipment

  Excavator - In general, excavators are heavy construction vehicles that
have a boom, bucket and cab mounted on a pivoting horizontal surface
which is mounted on a framework that serves as a support for the body
with continuous tracks or rubber tires. Excavators use three hydraulic
pump engines. Two pumps are used to supply motor oil at high pressure and
the third pump is for pilot control. The structure that supports the
house and the operator cab are the two main parts of the excavator. The
undercarriage has a parallel metal track that is driven by a hydraulic
motor and the cab contains the vehicle's engine, fuel and motor oils.
The main boom, which is the most important part of an excavator, is
attached to the house and can be configured in different ways. The boom
can hydraulically rotate unhampered 180 to 360 degrees. At the end of
the boom is a scoop-like apparatus which can be used for digging,
cleaning and leveling uneven surfaces. It is equipped with side cutters
to break solid ground and rocks.        Loader - A loader is a piece of
equipment that is utilized at the construction site. The primary purpose
of a loader is to transfer material from ground level and upload it into
a dump truck. It can also move a stockpile of soil, sand or gravel. This
vehicle is also known as a bucket loader, pay-loader and/or front-end
loader. They can be modified to work in conjunction with other devices or
tools; at the job site, they are utilized to move bricks, pipes, metal
bars and for any necessary digging. The capacity of the loader's bucket
depends on the size of the machine and the application.        Roller
Compactor - A roller compactor is a truck that is used in compacting
soil, leveling road asphalt and foundation construction. This machine is
also known as a road roller. The main purpose of this heavy duty machine
is to compress and effectively flatten uneven surfaces.        Forklift -
A forklift is a powerful vehicle used to lift and transport heavy items.
This machine is commonly employed in distribution centers and for use in
warehouse activities. In general, it has a specified maximum weight in
relationship to its forward center of gravity. The specification can be
seen on the nameplate given by the manufacturer. Aside from raising and
lowering the forks to certain level, the forklift also has the capacity
to be tilted to bring into balance the materials being carried in order
to prevent it from falling off the forks.       Christopher M. Hunter is
an expert in commercial specialty trucks. To find out more about Used
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