In order to complete any task, a worker needs the correct set of tools to help make his or work easier. Different types of work require different types of equipment. For construction workers, it is important to have your own set of equipment so that you can be in a position to work on any job at any given time.
There are so many different kinds of plant machines that construction workers have to their disposal, hence, as a worker, it is crucial that you know what each machine does.
First, you have to ask yourself, “What are the types of plant machinery?” The guide below will assist you to learn more about some of the plant machinery that are frequently used by construction workers.
180 Degree Backhoe Loader
This machine works using hydraulics which makes it strong enough to do a lot of work in a construction site. Some of the things it can do include back-filling, digging and trenching.
It can also be used to dig foundations of large buildings. Its small size makes it ideal for small sized areas where big machines cannot be properly utilized. The machine can also be used in landscaping because of its ability to carry so much material within a short time.
360 Degree Excavator
It is also referred to as a mechanical shovel or a digger. The machines cab is hosted on top of a platform that can rotate 360 degree and its features include a bucket, stick, and boom. It can be used for trenching, digging foundations, dredging a river and also in the mining industry.
It is a strong vehicle on wheels and can be very useful in quarries, constructions sites and even in recycling plants to load and move materials.
Overhead Gantry Crane
It is used to lift heavy material using a hoist that is connected to a trolley. Examples of the gantry crane include suspension cranes, overhead travelling cranes and bridge cranes. Its normally attached to the side of a building to carry and handle materials. It can be used in the vehicle manufacturing industry.
It also referred to as an articulating crane. It uses hydraulics as well and is placed on a lorry which makes it efficient because you won’t need another crane to handle the loading and unloading of goods into and out of a lorry.
Forward Tipping Dumper
Its a vehicle with four wheels and is used to carry waste and other goods in construction sites. The load is right at the front and the driver has to tip the front to place the load down.
Ride On Road Roller
It is also known as a roller or a roller-compactor. Its major function is to compress asphalt, gravel or soil. It comes in different sizes and compresses material with the help of a heavy drum that is strategically placed on the vehicle’s front.