Plantman Equipment team cooked dinner for families staying at Ronald McDonald House as part of the initiative Home For Dinner. It is a great cause and we encourage everyone to register and make a night of it because there is so much to gain.
Plantman Equipment, recognises the importance of community involvement and support, which is why we have donated branded water bottles and hats to the junior players of Paraburdoo FC, in conjunction with providing 50 co-branded jerseys for the team.
As a local Perth concrete pool building and renovations company with over 26 years’ experience designing and building high-end concrete pools for residential and commercial clients, Primo Pools required a trusted and reliable source of earthmoving and construction equipment to support their business operations.
From bobcats to rock breakers and mini excavators, Primo Pools utilises a full range of equipment to complete their projects. By using the high-quality and well-serviced equipment from Plantman Equipment, Primo Pools have been able to carry out pool construction in a safe and efficient manner, without downtime – ensuring projects are completed on time. Continue reading “Primo Pools choose Plantman”→
This information is presented as a general walk-around guide for a mid-size Cat Wheel Loader. Check with your machines specific operator manual for a detailed walk-around inspection list.
While often an unappealing task to most operators, the daily walk-around inspection of your wheel loader is one of the days most important tasks to ensure you are operating safely, the machine is running efficiently, and you are lowering the risk of any unscheduled and costly maintenance. Continue reading “Wheel Loader Walk-Around Procedure”→
Working in proximity to mobile plant equipment is never safe and requires constant attention and management of risks to ensure a safe work environment.
Risks when working around an excavator
People can become complacent around equipment over time.
There can be a tendency for both the excavator operator and other workers on site to become complacent to the dangers of earthmoving equipment over time.
This also includes workers from other trade types who are not familiar with plant equipment operation and may be unaware of the visual limitations placed on the excavator operator when in the cab, and the movement types (direction/speed) of the equipment.
There is a general consensus that while excavator undercarriage accounts for approximately 15%-20% of the cost of the machine, it usually accounts for around 30%-50% of the repair costs over its lifetime.
While undercarriage wear is unavoidable, there are a number of things an operator can pro-actively do to increase the life of its components, thereby reducing the machines per-hour operating costs and reducing the risk of significant damage and repairs.