Whether it’s the Dubai Tower or a swimming pool at your suburban home, both large and medium construction projects are always carried out with the help of heavy construction equipment. From the initial site prep to the final landscaping and everything in between, different types of machinery play different roles in moving a project forward. Some types of heavy construction equipment are used directly in the building phase, whereas others are involved in the preparation and finishing touches. Here’s an overview of our range of heavy construction equipment and its uses in the construction industry.
These stalwarts may not appear big in size or scary in appearance, but these machines carry out heavy-duty tasks in complex and challenging environments without an issue What makes them so useful on the building site is their expert maneuverability, surprising lifting capabilities, and minimal disturbance to soft and delicate ground surfaces. Without tracks, this kind of heavy construction equipment is made extremely versatile in its speed, and mobility.
Because of these perks, articulated loaders, for example, the 47.6 horsepower Kubota R430 are extremely sought after on the model construction site. High ground clearance and a respectable dump height of 2150mm make it ideal for jumping into some heavy soil lifting jobs.
2. Skid Steer loaders
Just over 50 years ago the first skid steer started popping up on construction sites around the world, revolutionizing how loading, lifting, and digging were carried out. Light and nimble, the skid steer loader earned its metal on building sites by proving that it could effectively move between jobs and carry out work without damaging surrounds, and easily keeping out the way of larger machinery like excavators and trucks. With 4 wheels, the skid steer loader is able to navigate different types of asphalt surfaces including curbs with ease. While not classed as heavy equipment per se, larger types of machinery rely on this little wheel loader to complete critical tasks on the job site.
3. Compact track loaders
For smaller and medium construction sites, and in some cases, larger projects, a compact track loader will be involved at some point to complete a variety of moving, digging, and loading jobs. Compared to the Skid steer, track loaders provide the operator with more stability, and accuracy, and boast more weight distribution, it is actually more gentle on grass and other surfaces. Compact track loaders such as the 75-horsepower Kubota SVL75-2 are super versatile and highly effective in wet, muddy, sandy, and uneven ground conditions. Basically, compact track loaders go where skid steers can’t.
Excavators perform the heavy-duty digging and earth-moving function on a construction site, fulfilling multiple tasks that are critical to the foundational aspects of a project. Say for example you wanted a swimming pool installed, without an excavator this would take weeks of labour to finish the job, whereas these days an excavator can finish the task in roughly 10 hours. Today excavators are highly advanced, promoting a multitude of features that make their job easier and the project to move faster. Most excavators are tracked, giving them superior stability to dig faster and move heavier materials. The 8 tonnes, 66-horsepower Kubota KX080-3 excavator is an example of how multiple earthmoving functions come together to provide superior lifting, digging, and dozing functions.
5. Heavy construction equipment: attachments
- Hammers - Hammer equipment also known as hydraulic breakers are used in heavy-duty construction sites where rocks and other debris is obstructing normal digging schedules. These enormous hammers connect hydraulically to excavators of a particular tonnage to deliver rock-breaking force to areas in need of excavation or clearing.
- 6 Way Dozer Blades - extremely useful in moving soil and executing complex landscaping projects, where refilling and surface optimization are on the cards. With extreme versatility, 6-way dozer blades allow easier movement, increased access in tight spaces with better working angles (compared to a 4-way blade), and overall better job-site applicability.
- Auger Drive - in difficult working conditions, the right tools make all the difference. These large hydraulic drill bits allow skid steer operators to overcome difficult earth conditions and drill or dislodge the ground at a faster face.
- Skid-Steer Trencher - not all construction is big and bolshy. Trenching equipment may not be as gallows as an excavator, but the technology is critical even on the largest job sites. The world underground is a difficult place to work and access, and trenchers are becoming a critical component of heavy construction sites wherever conduit and irrigation or fibre optic cables need to be installed.
Where to find heavy construction equipment in Perth
If you’re after quality, durability, and highly effective heavy-duty construction equipment - you’ve come to the right place. At Boya Equip we stock everything we’ve mentioned above. Whether you’re hoping to book a service, invest in new machinery, or simply. Get an idea about the heavy construction equipment market - our professional team is here to chat in person online. Expand your fleet and improve your productivity - jump on a call with us today.