Different Equipment for Road Construction

by Samuel Bonnie Tandem Axle Trailers

Construction is a term used for a wide range of projects, including laying the foundation of a building and demolition. Using the exact tool for the right job is important for safety and efficiency. Knowing the purpose of heavy equipment can be useful when it comes to big jobs.

Road construction equipment differ depending on whether the road project involves minor repairs, road re-carpeting, or construction of a new road.


Motor Grader

This equipment is also known as a road grader or a maintainer. It is an equipment used to create flat surfaces enabling the asphalt to be levelled properly. The common motor grader models are composed of three axles, with a huge engine and cab located over the rear axles at the back end of the equipment. The third axle in the front part of the equipment. It also has a long blade in between.

Asphalt Mixing Plant

This plant is used for manufacturing asphalt concrete. Also, other forms of coated road-stone. These are necessary in various road construction projects. The asphalt mixing plant, a heavy-duty equipment merges mineral, sand and a filler in correct proportions. Then heats and coats the mixture with a binder. Then the final product is heated to prevent setting before it is laid down in layers.

Road Roller Machine

A road roller machine is used to press down the asphalt. These road rollers can be of different types such as rubber tire rollers. Also, double-drum asphalt rollers or a combination of rollers. The type of mixture used in the road construction project determines the type of road roller machine that should be used.

Crawler Excavator

Crawler excavators, also known as diggers are heavy duty equipment used for excavating earth and rocks. Also, loading them onto dump trucks. This equipment is made up of a bucket, boom, and cab on a rotating platform. This is located above an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. It is capable of performing various jobs if they are combined with different attachment parts.

Forklift Truck – This equipment is also called as fork trucks or lift trucks. They are powered industrial vehicles with an attached prolonged platform. It can be lowered for picking the load from the ground surface and moving it to the desired location. These trucks are beneficial in road construction jobs as they make moving objects easy.

There is various other road construction equipment which are essential to complete the road construction jobs effectively and efficiently. It is always a great idea to start with the smaller equipment and purchase in stages. As you move on to the next stage on construction, you might realize that you need more construction equipment. Therefore, it is better to go along as you build, so that there is minimum wastage.

For purchasing road construction equipment and other construction equipment such as Excavator Compaction Wheels, Tri Axle Trailer, General Purpose Buckets etc you should get in touch with the reliable and well - known construction equipment providers.

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