Backhoe Hire in Ararat, VIC 3377

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11th February 2019

A simple DIY guide to land clearing

Steps to clearing your backyard: Know the lay of the land Create a plan Organise machines and any missing equipment Knock down trees Remove tree stumps Conduct a clean out of the area Excavate topsoil Fill in the site, level, and compact soil Dispose of garden waste and excess soil

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2nd June 2019

What is the right backhoe for your job?

What is the right backhoe for your job? There are a few factors you need to consider before choosing which backhoe loader you need for your job. Backhoe loaders are great multi-function machines that are both cost and time efficient. The only major differences in backhoe models, aside from size, is their driving capacity, whether they are 4x4 driven, 2x4 driven or tracked.Backhoe loaders are perfect for light to medium workloads on jobs such as small demolition, digging holes, paving roads, breaking asphalt, laying pipes, setting up drainage systems and transporting heavy items. Backhoes are most effective when there is a range of work needing to be completed that could be done by multiple machines, but their individual hire rates are not cost effective.Backhoes are broken up into three parts, the boom, bucket and house, which make it easy for them to complete a range of jobs. Backhoes are designed to move over rough terrain with ease and not only dig up materials but also pick up and transport materials. There are many benefits to hiring a backhoe for your project, the main being the cost efficiency.

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7th July 2019

What is a backhoe?

A backhoe is an excavation machine that utilises a digging bucket on the end of a two-part articulated arm. Backhoe loaders are typically loader or tractor units that have a loader-style bucket on the front and a backhoe add-on (a digging bucket on the end of a two-part articulated arm) attached to the rear. Backhoes are excellent at staying stable while moving heavy loads, as they utilise hydraulic outriggers, stabilisers and a pair of legs that can be lowered down for extra stability. Backhoes are often used for the laying of telephone cables or pipes within mining or civil earthworks projects, and can also be driven directly to the job site (meaning you won’t need to use a long-bed truck to transport the machine). Backhoes have a hinged boom on the back, attached to a machine that looks a bit like a tractor. Furthermore, they have a two-piece boom, and the hydraulic system manages the arm, ensuring that material can be pulled towards the machine and then lifted up. What is a backhoe used for? When it comes to using a backhoes they can be used for a large range of different projects. When hiring a backhoe you are essentially getting an excavator and a wheel loader in one making it ideal for a large range of projects, while you be able to save money and time as you wouldn't have to hire separate machines. The different sizes such as 2x4, 4x4 and a tracked backhoe make it ideal for all terrains and seasons. Some of the most common uses of backhoe work include: excavation landscaping breaking asphalt construction demolition clearing snow lifting and positioning cables material transport paving roads ditch digging trenching and foundation work. Backhoe loaders are touted for their ability to effectively combine the capabilities of three different machines into one, enabling project managers to utilise less machines on site for the same job. Backhoes can also be used for tasks such as tree planting and small-scale drilling with an auger attachment, and in combination with a front-end loader, are perfect for tasks like clearing dirt or snow from a certain area. Backhoes truly are versatile and innovative machines useful for a wide range of project applications.

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