Heavy Equipment That Makes Construction Work Easier
TopMark Funding not only finances trucks and trailers, but also other forms of business equipment, such as machines used in construction. The machines we will focus on in this article are not necessary per se, but in terms of time and sweat saved are invaluable to any construction operation.
Fashioning a brick road the old-fashioned way requires a lot of flexibility and lifting, and can wear out the back, creating workers’ compensation claims and increasing company turnover. Fortunately, there exists a solution to make bricklaying much more ergonomic. Here is a video example of the RoadPainter brand of bricklayer.
This machine and others like it still require the bricks to be assembled in order by hand; it does not have a hatch where bricks are dumped in and the road is pumped out. However, the ability to lay bricks like this not only reduces the chances of injury for your crew but also increases productivity. There is no longer a need for a worker to spend any time bending over or moving his body to another place.
The usual method of screeding asphalt and other materials into a flat surface involves using a 2×4, either wood or aluminum, and having someone push or pull on adjacent sides.
Today, construction businesses can use screed machines to screed concrete, cement, and other materials that demand a flat surface.
As with the bricklaying machines, screed machines increase productivity exponentially. The video above (courtesy of Ligchine International) was able to screed 75,000 square feet in the course of sixteen hours. Over a square foot per second is nothing to be considered lightly.
Not the typical heavy-duty long-haul semi truck that TopMark Funding usually finances, but a truck nonetheless. Normally for construction projects with dry dirt that needs weakening before it can be effectively excavated, applying water can take hours of preparation. With a water truck, you can cover a large acreage of land in water in much less time.
Imagine the amount of time it would take to get the same job done with a series of hoses.
None of these three forms of heavy equipment are as ubiquitous as the dump truck or the bulldozer, but because of their ability to save time and effort on behalf of all parties involved, they are all worthy investments for when you need bricks laid, material evened, or water dispersed.
If you want to add one of these hulking machines to your repertoire, consider financing it with TopMark Funding! We offer “soft” credit checks, meaning searching with our over two dozen lenders to find you the best deal possible does not harm your credit. Continue reading below for more information.
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