How to Effectively Manage Your Construction Equipment

Let’s talk about construction sites and the equipment that dots those rough patches of ground. Problematically, not all site gear can make haste to a building project, not without a little help. That’s where trailers come in handy, with their flatbed frames providing the highway-traversable faculties that those heavy plant vehicles lack.

For projects large and small, you’ll want to organize your resources before digging up the ground. If the job involves excavation work around a small property, consider hiring a mini excavator. With its smaller footprint, compact hydraulics systems, and maneuverable chassis, mini diggers make short work of spatially constricted projects. Add a lightweight scaffolding system to the list if the work climbs beyond your reach. Integrated safety features should be included, of course, so that at-height workers, and those passing beneath the temporary staging, are protected from harm.

The building project is coming together quite nicely, but there’s one niggling problem. Maybe you’re the person in charge, having assumed your duties as a weekend warrior, but the rough terrain around your job site is lacking a few critically important pieces of equipment. Take this opportunity to organize a few extra resources. Building materials and trash collecting skips can be relocated at this point, then you’ll want to reserve some space for the equipment, even though it hasn’t actually arrived yet. To sidestep such issues, to prevent major headway bottlenecks from bringing the whole process to a grinding halt, you need to bring in a towing rig. And not just any towing vehicle, you need a lowboy, a trailer that’s designed to carry cumbersome equipment.

So, how are things working out? The terrain is prepped, the skip and building materials have their own space, and there’s a reserved spot for an all-terrain crane or a smaller mini excavator. There’s even a little parking stand for a generator, should the work continue into the wee hours. What the person in charge needs now is a transportation chain, a heavy lifting solution that’ll get all of this heavy gear to wherever it’s needed most. If someone is selling an old towing rig, consider buying this gear, especially if it’s still in good working condition. Better yet, if there’s a lowboy trailer for sale locally, this is definitely an investment that should be seriously entertained. Remember, some cranes, even the mini variants, are tall and unwieldy. Their booms maybe don’t retract far enough, or perhaps they’re entirely rigid. If that’s the case, you’ll need that lowboy to keep your construction equipment close to the road while it’s being transported under a bridge or other low-ceilinged structure.

After presenting a few whys and wherefores, you haven’t made your final buying decision just yet. Well, kudos on being so cautious, but let’s not miss out on a great deal just because it seems too good to be true. Start by giving that lowboy trailer for sale ad a closer look-see. Is the rig equipped with a high weight carrying capacity? Besides its low riding capabilities, that’s the most important feature you’ll want to check. Supporting this capability, the towing frame will provide two solid axles, plus perhaps another centrally located axle, too. That two-axle model can carry something like 40,000 lbs of heavy plant equipment, but a three-axled version might just double this load-carrying feature, so do remember to spend a few extra minutes looking for the weight carrying rating and that axle configuration.

On closer inspection, you inspect the low-to-the-ground trailer after agreeing to meet the seller. Check for a stainless steel frame. With all the alloy-reinforced elements in place and free of load damage and corrosion, a final check, perhaps for weld cracks, concludes your construction equipment transportation audit. If the towing rig gets a passing grade from you or some knowledgeable friend you’ve taken along with you to the sale, agree to the purchase, maybe after the negotiation of a fair deal.

Some construction equipment manufacturers work hard to gift their wares with road-worthy capabilities. Certain cranes and excavators fall immediately into this category. For other building equipment, the slow-moving or ungainly gear you need to do your job, you’ll need a lowboy trailer to function as your gear’s transportation wagon.