Heavy Equipment for Construction: Types and Uses

Heavy equipment is an essential part of any construction project. It is used to move materials, excavate, grade, and perform a variety of other tasks. There are many different types of heavy equipment, each designed for a specific purpose. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the different types of heavy equipment and their uses in construction.

Excavators
Excavators are one of the most common types of heavy equipment used in construction. They are used to dig trenches, foundations, and other large holes. They are also used to move large amounts of soil and debris. Excavators are typically equipped with a bucket, a boom, and a cab. The bucket is used to scoop up material, the boom is used to move the bucket, and the cab is used to control the machine.

Bulldozers
Bulldozers are another type of heavy equipment used in construction. They are used to move large amounts of soil and debris. They are typically equipped with a blade, which is used to push material, and a ripper, which is used to break up hard ground. Bulldozers are also used to grade land and create roads.

Cranes
Cranes are used to lift and move heavy objects. They are typically used to move large pieces of equipment, such as generators and air conditioners. Cranes are also used to lift and move large pieces of steel and concrete.

Forklifts
Forklifts are used to move materials around a construction site. They are typically equipped with a fork, which is used to lift and move materials. Forklifts are also used to move large pieces of equipment, such as generators and air conditioners.

Backhoes
Backhoes are used to dig trenches and foundations. They are typically equipped with a bucket, which is used to scoop up material, and a boom, which is used to move the bucket. Backhoes are also used to grade land and create roads.

Dump Trucks
Dump trucks are used to transport materials around a construction site. They are typically equipped with a bed, which is used to carry materials, and a tailgate, which is used to dump the materials. Dump trucks are also used to move large amounts of soil and debris.

Skid Steers
Skid steers are used to move materials around a construction site. They are typically equipped with a bucket, which is used to scoop up material, and a boom, which is used to move the bucket. Skid steers are also used to grade land and create roads.
Heavy equipment is an essential part of any construction project.

There are many different types of heavy equipment, each designed for a specific purpose. Excavators, bulldozers, cranes, forklifts, backhoes, dump trucks, and skid steers are all examples of heavy equipment used in construction. Each type of equipment is used to perform a specific task, such as digging trenches, moving materials, and grading land.

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Articulated Trucks are Currently Available!

Demand for articulated trucks has been on the rise the past year, with quality rental machines getting harder and harder to find. Don’t get put on a waiting list…MSG currently has multiple machines ready to go! We have Caterpillar, Komatsu and John Deere’s in stock and ready to tackle the next job.

Why choose an articulated truck for your project? Unlike a rigid dump truck, the articulated version has a pivot joint between the tractor and the trailer, allowing the vehicle to turn more sharply and stay stable on rough terrain. You can easily transport larger amounts of dirt, sand or rock for your construction, highway maintenance, mining or agriculture projects with one of our heavy-duty dump haulers. They are rugged and built to handle steep inclines and slippery conditions with unmatched carrying capacity.

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Next Generation Dozer Intelligence: The Komatsu D65PX-18

MSG Leasing has a supply of Komatsu D65PX-18 dozers currently available to rent! Ready to move heavy loads in soft or wet conditions, this powerful dozer has a number of excellent features to help you get the job done quickly and efficiently.

  • Smooth, powerful handling: Execute smooth powerful turns with the hydrostatic steering system and minimize turning radius with counter-rotation while in neutral.

  • Controls that help fight operator fatigue: Auto-shift or manual-shift modes are easily selected with one push of a button for precision with less fatigue over the course of a shift.

  • Fuel efficiency: An advanced Tier 4 engine offers you a potent combo of power and fuel efficiency. An auto idle shutdown helps cut fuel use and emissions.

  • Intelligent Machine Control (iMC): With automatic dozing, rough cut to finish grade, iMC-equipped machines make every pass count. Dozers “learn” operator blade input. In select situations, operators can opt for near-100% auto control.

  • Helps operators stay focused: Operators will love the air suspension seat with lumbar support and tilt. It’s easy for them to adjust to suit their needs, and electric heat helps them stay comfortable in the cold.

Contact us today to discuss adding this dozer to your fleet!