The construction industry in South Africa is dependent on earth moving equipment hire services. The reasons for this are many. However, one of the most important reasons is that small to medium construction companies who aren’t able to outright purchase the expensive equipment they need, will need to depend on a reliable supplier of affordable and quality earth moving equipment hire.
Another reason why this service is so important is because of the unpredictability of the industry. One construction company might receive a huge contract that will keep them in work for many months, necessitating that they have access to a lot of cutting edge earth moving equipment. Once the contract is completed, they may start working on a smaller contract requiring less specialised equipment. If the construction company had made the capital layout for the larger machines and equipment then these machines would be standing stationary and become a liability.
By being able to access affordable, reliable and quality earth moving equipment hire, these companies are then able to rent the machines they need for as long as is needed, without the liability of having to care for and maintain the equipment. It’s because of this, among many other reasons why the earth moving equipment hire industry will never become obsolete.
Different Types of Earth Moving Equipment for Hire
There are many different types of earth moving equipment machines available to help you grow your business. This heavy equipment can assist in completing large-scale work in a very short amount of time. There are a few main types of earth moving equipment that is normally used in excavations and in the construction industry. However, upon closer inspection you will also learn that there are available lighter forms of these machines for layman use
Here is a short list of some of the important earth moving equipment that you will need to learn about:
- Backhoe loaders: This equipment is similar to a tractor. Its main different is that the backhoe ladder is a smaller and more adaptable bucket used for digging situated in the back of the equipment with an modifiable bucket-shaped shovel on its front. It is far more compact and lesser in size than other types of earth moving equipment. In order for the driver to operate equipment, he will be seated inside the equipment to make the equipment rotate to face forward and backward to make the switch from shovelling to digging easier.
- Excavators: The excavator is a perfect example of heavier construction equipment. It is weighty and bulky equipment that make use of tank treads instead of tires. It is normally used for digging up quite large amounts of dirt in a short amount of time.
- Bulldozers: The bulldozer features much the same components as the backhoe loader. It is usually used for pushing rather large piles of earth as well as for grading land so as to make the surface more level.
These are only a few of the many types of earth moving equipment for hire that you can rent and use to grow your company.
Affordable Earth Moving Equipment Hire from Coastal Hire
Coastal Hire is one of the leading suppliers of affordable and quality earth moving equipment hire in South Africa, with a national presence. Our commitment to quality and excellence has helped us to cement our industry leading reputation as a quality supplier of the very best earth moving equipment.
If you would like to learn about our many machines and equipment and find out how you can benefit from partnering with us, contact Coastal Hire.