Moving earth is a vital component of a range of jobs on the construction site. For this reason, it is a job that should be as safe, easy and time-efficient as possible for you and your team. We’ve taken a look at the ways quality earthmoving equipment can help improve progress and efficiency on your next project, so you spend less time preoccupied with minor tasks and more time dedicated to the tasks that are more important.
All machines have a use-by date
Cost is usually the number-one concern in regularly replacing earthmoving equipment. But, in practice, you’re probably wasting money by persisting with old equipment. Over time, and with use, machines become more expensive to repair and service, compared to new earthmoving equipment that would make those processes considerably cheaper. Purchasing new equipment, or dealing with a hire company that purchases new equipment frequently, will not only save you money in the long term, it will also save you time and make it easier to deliver results for your clients to the agreed upon deadlines.
5 reasons why updated equipment is important
With advanced technology often comes enhanced ease-of-use. If you work with quality earthmoving equipment, you’ll find the adoption process to be much quicker as it takes far less time to learn how to navigate the machine and understand how it works. This will ensure you spend less time training new staff or contractors, and more time getting the job done.
New designs often take into account the mistakes and lessons learnt from previous incarnations. Anything from a scoop that picks up twice as much earth in one go, to an arm that retracts quicker than previous models, modern, quality earthmoving equipment gives you access to a range of improvements in all aspects of the job.
Easy on-site communication
As anyone who’s mulled over complicated blueprints would agree, it can sometimes be difficult to ensure everyone’s on the same page on a construction site. The good news is, modern earthmoving equipment often has state-of-the-art computing elements incorporated into the design which make it easier than ever to communicate ideas and specifications on the construction site.
It’s not just the advantage of improved efficiency that comes with up-to-date equipment, but also the sense of security afforded by equipment that you know will not let you down. By giving your site access to the most up-to-date equipment, you can be sure to deliver results for your clients that are effective, on time and consistent – without any unexpected hiccups. Quality equipment can go a long way in building your business a reputation of reliability and efficiency, which is crucial for success in the construction industry.
Improved site safety
Perhaps the most important benefit of using quality earth moving equipment is that it can enhance on-site safety. Workplace accidents can be crippling in terms of not only worker wellbeing and motivation, but also in meeting deadlines – they can hold the site’s progress up from anywhere between a couple of hours to a couple of days. The majority of accidents on a construction site are avoidable, and you can significantly reduce the likelihood of something terrible happening by employing the use of modern, safe and reliable earthmoving equipment.
Every project manager is looking to improve efficiency across the site. To do this properly, you need to invest in making sure you have up to date technology that can help processes run faster, smoother and more consistently. While it may seem like a lot of money, hiring up to date equipment in the long-term could save you money, and the benefits that come from investing in new technology will have you questioning how your site ever functioned without modern equipment in the first place.
At Solution Plant Hire, we have a wide range of earth moving equipment for sale and hire. All our equipment at Solution Plant Hire is in excellent condition, with a full service history. We have the latest, 100% compliant earthmoving equipment and attachments and – most importantly for those with the goal of efficiency – all the paperwork can be done for you, before the equipment arrives on site.
Contact us today, or give us a call on 1300 774 473, to upgrade your equipment for maximum on-site efficiency.