The Variety of Heavy Equipment

The Variety of Heavy Equipment

Let’s get to know more familiar about heavy equipment that used in some companies.

1. Dump truck

Dump Truck is a tool used to move the quarry material from the quarry location to the project site. The tool is usually used to transport loose material (loose material) in the form of sand, gravel, soil and mineral/coat material in the world of construction and mining.

2. Skid steer loader

Skid steer loader is a load with small rigid body frames and powerful, with lift arm engine that is used to set various tools and other additions. Although sometimes equipped with tracks, but generally skid steer […]

The Cause of Damage an Undercarriage Excavators and Bulldozers

The Cause of Damage an Undercarriage Excavators and Bulldozers

The undercarriage is one of the important components in heavy equipment such as excavators and bulldozers. One of the components of heavy equipment section below includes the frame and a set of tracks and was instrumental in moving from one place to the other.  Damage to these parts could not be avoided, as it will damage the undercarriage after 5 years of usage due to various factors. However, it can be prevented with treatment and examination within a certain period. As for some of the causes of damage the undercarriage that could be avoided.

 

Worn out

 Worn out undercarriage can occur […]

Indonesia Mining Map

Indonesia Mining Map

Indonesia is on the west side of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, characterized by high volcanic activity.  At one point, Magma from the Pacific Ring of Fire is thought to contain a variety of precious metals, especially gold and copper. As part of the Pacific Ring of Volcano, Indonesia also potentially has natural resources in the form of minerals. Eastern Region of Indonesia covering 68% of the territory of the Republic of Indonesia. Covering an area of nearly 1.3 million square kilometers that estimated to hold 81.2% of Indonesia’s mineral.

Minerals on Indonesia map:

Petroleum
There are many petroleum […]

The Biggest Truck In The World

The Biggest Truck In The World

There a lot of different categories of trucks, every trucking service needs specific types of trucks and because of that some of the trucks needed to become so huge that seeing them in person bring us fear.

The most specific truck in the trucking industry is the dump truck or in the construction industry known as haul truck. And this is the biggest truck that exist on the planet belong to the group of dump trucks/haul trucks.

The Caterpillar 797F
It is also worldwide ranked as the biggest truck among the biggest trucks in the world. It […]

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 3)

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 3)

The last part of safe operating procedures for heavy equipment is refueling & parking.
It is the easy part, but sometimes this easy part is the part that most cases of accidents.

Refueling

Shut off and cool the engine and any electrical equipment before fueling.
Ensure the fueling area is well ventilated.
Do not smoke while refueling. Keep open flames and sparks away from area.
Do not use gasoline or diesel fuel for cleaning parts.
Know where the fire extinguishers are located.

Shut Down/Parking

Park on level ground.
When parking on a grade, position at right angles to the slope, block the wheels and set the parking brakes.
When parking, lower […]

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 2)

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 2)

Understand and follow safe operating procedures for use of heavy equipment, to prevent injury.

Machine Maintenance

Ensure the cab area is clean and free of debris and tools.
Clean windshield, mirrors and lights.
Removal all oil, grease or mud and snow from grab irons, hand rails, steps, pedals and floor to prevent slips and falls.
Remove or secure any loose items such as tools, chains or anything from the cab.

Work Site

Check and mark the area for underground cables, gas lines and water mains.
Know work area clearances – watch for overhead or underground objects, holes, drop offs, and partially hidden obstacles and wires.
DO NOT GET ON OR […]

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 1)

Safe operating procedures for Heavy equipment! (Part 1)

Improper procedures can cause injury, disability, or death.
By understanding and following safe operating procedures for use of heavy equipment, we can prevent injury for yourself and your coworkers.

Note : only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate the equipment.

Personal protective equipment is mandatory and may include the following:

Boots or safety shoes
Eye/face protection
Long pants
Hard helmet
Hearing protection
Gloves

Pre-start/Walk around Inspection

Check for loose or worn parts and repair or replace immediately.
Check all fluid/coolant levels.
Caution: Open the radiator cap only when the engine is cooled.
Inspect hydraulic line connectors and hose for leaks before applying pressure to the system.
Use paper or cardboard, not your […]

Save cost by using the right lubricant for your machinery

Save cost by using the right lubricant for your machinery

For mining industry in North America only, the potential savings could reach up to US$29 million from the impact of using the correct lubricant for machinery.

A recent industrial research found that 96% of mining companies experiencing unplanned equipment shutdowns in the last 3 years. with half of the acknowledging this due the incorrect management & selection of their lubricants. This is having a direct financial impact, at a time when cost competitiveness is a priority for mining companies.

Renée Power, the Shell Global Sector Manager for Mining, said; “40percent of the companies we surveyed estimated that they had incurred costs of at […]

10 steps to secure your heavy equipment during the holiday

10 steps to secure your heavy equipment during the holiday

During the holidays, office and mining site are usually on a little break and left unattended. Make sure everything is secured and ready to start whenever your business is open again.

Have you tested your CCTV working and visible during nighttime/dark
Check all the lightings around your valuable equipment?
Do a stock inventory of all assets before going for the holiday.
Check your fences & gates complete the surrounding.
Positioned lighter machinery into more secure areas and blocked by larger one.
Make sure sensitive machinery is covered.
Double check the communication in and out from your warehouse.
Talk to neighboring businesses and help each other by trading contacts among the securities.
If […]

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

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

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 is primarily treated as the color of caution and visibility. Since all the heavy machinery which are employed in the mines or construction sites must be handled with utmost care, they are provided with yellow colour.

The point is – there has […]