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The heavy equipment, its types, and the benefits of inspection of the equipment

The heavy equipment, its types, and the benefits of inspection of the equipment

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Heavy equipment or construction machinery refers to heavy-duty vehicles that are specially dedicated to implementing heavy construction tasks. Also, they are utilized in different applications such as; earthwork operations, farming & forestry projects, extracting & handling of material, transportation, Grounds Care projects, and so on.

For that, heavy equipment/construction machinery inspections are considered an essential part of the work because equipment inspection is not just related to making your fleet compliant, yet can save your time and money in the long term. 

Inspections assist to prevent major repairs and ensure the maximum protection of your organization’s property, facilities, and equipment.

Atlas Support and Services Company covers comprehensively heavy equipment inspection services as an internationally accredited third party and that includes visual, functional, and proof load testing in accordance with national and international standards.

Atlas service for inspections covers a wide range of heavy equipment such as:

1- Construction equipment and earth heavy machinery:

  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Dump Trucks
  • Bobcat
  • Road Rollers
  • Concrete Mixers
  • Compactors
  • Wheels Loaders
  • Screen Machine
  • Cutting Machine

2- Lifting equipment:

  • Building Maintenance Unit Machine
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Scissor Lift
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Forklift
  • Construction Hoist
  • Mobile Elevating Working Platform (MEWP)
  • Boom Lift
  • Chain Block

3- Lifting equipment accessories: 

  • Shackles
  • Eyebolt
  • Wire Rope Slings
  • Pad eye 
  • Webbing/Round sling
  • Lifting beam
  • Hook

4- Construction equipment accessories: 

  • Sweepers
  • Buckets
  • Couplers
  • Forks
  • Grapples
  • Hammers / Breakers

Heavy-duty equipment ordinarily comprises five types of equipment systems: the implement, traction, structure, power train, and control/information.

Some of the factors to be considered when selecting the appropriate heavy equipment

1- Quality: 

Investing in heavy equipment with high-quality materials will assist to resist harsh weather conditions, increase the use of the machine, and save maintenance and repair costs.

2- Flexibility:

It is better to select a one heavy machine that can be used for different applications on the site.

3- Durability:

Heavy/construction equipment should be strong and durable due to  the different usersunder various conditions.

4- Portability:

The heavy/construction machine is frequently used from user to user or moved from one site to another in the same work area.  For that, the ease of portability of machines can save time and energy. At the same time, it increases the utilization of heavy equipment.

5- Service:

The heavy machine that can be fixed promptly is better than the one which cannot be fixed or takes more time. Thus, try to choose the first type.

6- Operating cost:

The operation cost of heavy/construction machinery includes special equipment & tools forms required, maintenance, supplies, the space occupied, and so on.

7- Supplier reputation: 

Few dealers have the expertise to judge the heavy machine’s qualities. So, ensure that you always deal with and buy from a reputable trader.

The benefits of Heavy Equipment Inspection:

  • Early recognizance of potential heavy machinery Issues
  • Compliance with OSHA requirements
  • Risk Management
  • Preserving worker safety
  • Reducing workplace accidents
  • Preventing Breakdowns and Downtime
  • Extending your equipment lifespan
  • Increasing productivity
  • Reducing maintenance costs
  • Stopping being concerned about your heavy equipment

Daily heavy equipment/construction machinery inspections should be conducted, and that includes looking at the following:

  1. Steering
  2. Tire condition
  3. Tire pressure
  4. Brakes and lights
  5. Engine oil level
  6. Engine coolant level
  7. Hydraulic oil level
  8. Battery
  9. Belt-driven components
  10. Emergency stopping system
  11. Safety devices
  12. Mirrors and glass
  13. Seatbelts
  14. Horn
  15. Fuel and oil leaks

Heavy equipment/construction machinery inspections may seem to be a waste of time at first glance, yet it actually reduces maintenance costs, saves your company time and money, and protects workers’ safety. As a result, making inspections for machines is essential, and every company should prioritize it.

Atlas Support & Service Company can do all the necessary inspections of different heavy equipment including all kinds of construction machinery, and lifting equipment, that your business needs to be successful. which contributes to raising the level of safety of employees and preserving the organization’s property.

Here are some of the heavy equipment/construction machinery inspections Atlas company provides:

  • Inspection of the condition of the heavy equipment and all mechanical parts in the machinery
  • Wheels and tracks inspection
  • Oil & diesel Pumps inspection
  • Fuel Tanks inspection
  • Substation Steel Structure inspection
  • Overhead Traveling Crane inspection
  • Anchor Bolts and Steel Templates inspection
  • Cable Tray & Ladders inspection
  • HVAC Equipment inspection
  • HDPE & UPVC Pipes inspection
  • Pressure Vessel inspection
  • Pumps inspection
  • Steel Pipes inspection
  • Telecom Tower inspection
  • Hydraulic systems inspection and more

Atlas also gives out ISO certificates in a number of areas and does a systematic audit of the work of an organization’s main departments, which is done by an independent party.
If you are looking for our services or you have some questions, you can contact us via our email (info@atls.com.as)

or call on (00966 11 208 0550)‬.

And we will be thrilled to assist you

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