Big Boys' Toys: The Thrill Of Heavy Construction Equipment

Why Wear Yourself Out With a Landscaping Job?

Are you the proud owner of a sprawling piece of land, whose centrepiece is a newly-constructed home? If so, you may be proud of your creation but will now want to take full advantage of the available land to grow your own crops and create a diverse landscape. You may not be afraid to roll your sleeves up and get to work, but do you really have to wear yourself out in this way? You may not have thought of this as an option, but perhaps you should bring in some machinery to help you.

Assessing the Task

If you want to take full advantage of your acreage, then you will almost certainly have to remove a certain amount of soil or move it from one location to another. You may want to grow some produce, especially as this is a growing trend across the country, but you have to go about this a certain way if you are to be successful. For example, you may need to create raised beds and other areas for particular types of fruit and vegetable or prepare to introduce a complex irrigation network. Certainly, you can do this slowly and manually, or you can fast forward the process by hiring a machine such as a bobcat.


The bobcat is a remarkably agile piece of equipment that is designed to go literally anywhere. For example, you can use them to clear weeds and other existing debris to a removal point, before levelling off the area and getting ready for landscaping.

Seemed Like a Good Idea

While you may start off with plenty of energy and enthusiasm, it's amazing how this will dwindle as the heat of an Australian day drags on. Before you know it, you will find that you have run out of time as dusk approaches and you will wonder if you will have the same amount of enthusiasm tomorrow. Don't forget that heavy work like this can be potentially dangerous, so you should reduce your risk as much as possible.

Weighing up the Options

If your objective was to build a home and surround it with a beautiful, yet productive plot of land, then you need to do everything you can to reach this goal as expeditiously as possible. Would you prefer to do this the easy way or the hard way? On the one hand, you may have to deal with aching joints and blisters, but on the other, you can make use of the best technology for this situation.

Taking the Plunge

Have a word with your nearest earthmoving equipment company so that you can rent the right tools for the job.

About Me

Big Boys' Toys: The Thrill Of Heavy Construction Equipment

Hey there. I’m Dennis Shaw. I’m a vet who has become an accidental fan of heavy equipment. When my son was younger, he only played with construction machinery toys. He had dozens of bulldozers, cranes, graders, and excavators. You can imagine his excitement when we were driving along and encountered a real-life piece of equipment in action! His excitement was quite infectious, and I found myself getting a thrill too. For his birthday, I would always take him to a construction equipment expo, so that we could check out the shiny new models. Now, he has almost finished school and plans to obtain various tickets to operate equipment. I know that I can’t be the only accidental fan of heavy construction equipment. If you find yourself similarly enthralled , I hope that you can enjoy this corner of the web.


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