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Do you know why are almost every heavy equipment yellow in colour?

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It has been an industry wide practice to adopt yellow as the primary colour of heavy equipment. However this isn’t the norm and there is no standard requiring this to be the case. There are plenty of manufacturers that have distinct colours for their heavy machinery/equipment. Hitachi, for instance, paints their excavators ‘Safety orange’. Yellow…

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Heavy Equipment for Construction.

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In the case of huge construction projects, proper use of the appropriate equipment contributes to economy, quality, safety, speed and timely completion of a project. Equipment are use for highway projects, irrigation, buildings, power projects etc. 15-30% of total project cost has been accounted towards equipment and machinery. Classification of Construction Equipment Earth-moving equipment Hauling…

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Do you now how many types Heavy equipment that are used in excavations?

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Any operation that involves digging material could be called an excavation, we have listed equipment here that is most often used to dig more size limited excavations. Backhoe loader A backhoe loader, also called a loader backhoe or tractor backhoe, is a heavy equipment vehicle that consists of a tractor fitted with a bucket on…

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Improve your efficiency of resource consumption and save your money

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Efficient use of resources is an essential part of business sustainability. Reducing your energy and fuel consumption will reduce costs as well as improving your environmental sustainability performance. For many businesses energy and fuel savings can be made throughout its operations. Inefficient use of raw materials might be the biggest issue for others. Sustainable practice…

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The 2016 IoT Landscape.

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Matt Turck, a venture capitalist at FirstMark, has mapped out the Internet of Things Landscape for 2016. Matt notes “The IoT today is largely at this inflection point where “the future is already here but it is not evenly distributed”. From ingestibles, wearables, AR/VR headsets to connected homes and factories, drones, autonomous cars and smart…

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Differences between Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS)

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There is a common perception that Enterprise Asset Management solution (EAM) is more a financial application, while Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS) is more an operational application, since it tracks repairs, parts, costs of parts and maintenance at the equipment level. But it is too simplified and a bit misleading. The fact is both…

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Control your cost by controlling your reports

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COST CONTROL Cost control refers to management’s effort to monitor, evaluate, and trim expenditures. Managers should influence the actions of individuals who are responsible for performing tasks, incurring costs, and generating revenues.  First managers plan the way they want people to perform, then they implement procedures to determine whether actual performance complies with these plans.…

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Tips to keep your heavy equipment & machinery always on top condition.

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Heavy equipment & machinery is a highly valuable asset for every company who has/use it, these kind of asset requires constant maintenance to keep it in good working order. However, the only problem with these equipments is the cost – it is huge and sometimes makes quite a big hole in the pocket. Therefore, the…

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How to Improve Asset Uptime

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Based on the industry survey, 70% of equipment failure are self-induced where 40% of them due to human error. The blame can be distributed to various functions; maintenance, engineering, operation, quality & management. Standard Operating Procedure for Operations This is a tough one to complete. Most company only use generic terms to define an activity like…

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Who should calculate the Mining Equipment Cost?

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Reliable equipment cost estimating requires : Experience Judgement Attention to detail And the best cost data available Specification information helps you select the right size and type of equipment for your project. Horsepower ratings help you determine fuel or power requirements. Current list prices help you determine your capital budget for equipment. Hourly operating costs…

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