Big Boys' Toys: The Thrill Of Heavy Construction Equipment

Are You Aspiring To be A Heavy Rigid Vehicle Operator?

As an aspiring heavy rigid vehicle operator, when you hear the word training, you will think that you are only learning how to operate a heavy rig. This is not the case. There are many other critical things that you also need to learn to get certified as a qualified and professional driver. Below are crucial elements to note concerning auto heavy rigid vehicles. Who Is Expected to Hold a Heavy Rigid Licence? Read More 

Two Lesser Known But Very Important Tools Every Contractor Should Have

Every contractor knows that each job comes with new and different challenges that require a wide range of innovation to properly address their needs. A lot of these situations can often be solved by having access to slightly more obscure pieces of equipment that are not part of the ordinary toolbox. By knowing the right tool for your job, you can cut down on your time spent on these frustrating jobs and move on quickly. Read More 

What to Consider When Hiring Forklift Equipment

Forklifts are one of the most popular equipment used for heavy lifting and material handling applications in the industrial sector. They are ideal for use in situations where users need to lift and move heavy loads over short distances. If you're contemplating hiring forklift equipment for an upcoming heavy lifting industrial job, you should know that not all of the equipment are made the same. So, what can you do to ensure you choose the right forklift for your job? Read More 

3 Things to Know about Roll-On-Roll-Off Vessels for Heavy Haulage Transport

With the arrival of the first roll on roll off vessel arriving in Queensland, some manufacturers and contractors are looking into this as a viable option for heavy haulage transport. If you have wheeled transport, such as cars and trucks, then this may be the ideal option for your heavy haulage transport. Here are three things to know about roll on roll off vessels for your haulage needs. 1. Same Wheel Placement Read More 

Earthmoving Equipment: 3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Damage

Earthmoving equipment plays a vital role in any construction project. If earthmoving equipment is damaged, it can result in major delays that could compromise the progress of the job. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to ensure that your earthmoving equipment stays operational. Below is a guide to 3 things you need to keep in mind when using this type of heavy equipment. Carry out regular equipment checks You can minimise the chance of a breakdown by carrying out regular equipment checks. Read More 

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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