Precautions on the jobsite in winter

Precautions on the jobsite in winter

Each season brings its own set of challenges to job sites. During the winter, you can expect bitter cold temperatures, deep snow and slippery ice. Each issue can put employees at risk, damage your equipment and put jobs behind schedule. Working during the winter season makes it feel more like survival of the fittest than an everyday challenge.

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Why you should be using a wheeled excavator

Why you should be using a wheeled excavator

Wheel excavators have been a staple in construction fleets throughout Europe and Asia for decades. In the United States they’ve been slow to catch on, largely due to the lack of available machines in the market.

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Make the most of your empty land

Make the most of your empty land

When homeowners with a lot of empty land start thinking about all the open space, it can be overwhelming and hard to find practical ways to use that land. However, there is a vast amount of ways to use your land’s versatility and maybe even profit off of it.

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Fire prevention on the farm

Fire prevention on the farm

Barn fires are a farm owner’s worst nightmare. Most have tragic results, such as loss of human life, animals, valuable equipment, and the entire building itself. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that between 2002 - 2005, nearly 1,090 structure fires in livestock, poultry storage, barns, stockyards and animal pens were reported to municipal fire departments annually.

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Gearing up for winter farming

Gearing up for winter farming

The colder months of the year are officially here. Many states will see their first snow in November, and will last February to March. There is a lot to worry about during the winter on your farm, especially if you are a livestock farmer.

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Prevent construction site theft

Prevent construction site theft

From building materials to tools to heavy equipment, construction site theft is an industry-wide epidemic. In addition to the direct costs of replacing the stolen goods, there is also the cost due to increased insurance premiums, rental costs to replace stolen equipment and lost productivity.

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Finding the right farm sitter

Finding the right farm sitter

On large farms, staff manage livestock and crops to ensure that everything runs smoothly. On a smaller farm, often a farm sitter is needed. However, finding the right fit is no small chore. Don’t wait until your next vacation to hire someone to mind the farm or care for your animals. Finding a farm sitter ensures you’re covered in case the unexpected arises.

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Stay healthy during harvest season

Stay healthy during harvest season

Harvest season is one of the most important times of the year for farmers. It takes endless hours outdoors. Temperatures fluctuate so much during harvest season that it could be hot one day and cold the next. Harvest season also means kicking up dust that can affect allergies and even affect your immune system and cause illnesses. So it is important to take care of yourself and keep yourself healthy during harvest season.

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Protect your farm from disasters

Protect your farm from disasters

No one ever wants a disaster to hit their farm, but being prepared is the key to being able to overcome adversity should disaster strike. Right now hurricanes are hitting the coast, wet weather is plaguing the midwest and colder fall temperatures are about to set it. Weather is everything, especially during harvest season.

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Maintaining your Equipment

Maintaining your Equipment

The construction industry is an ever growing industry. In the construction industry, we use a lot of different equipment. Some of the equipment is small, but most of it is large machinery. When equipment is regularly checked and maintained, it will last longer and perform better.

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