Civil Engineering Construction Basics – The Excavator

Excavators are the cornerstones of projects as far as civil engineering and construction projects go. It is more than a vehicle project manager’s use for excavating and moving large objects. Excavators at the beginning consisted of two primary parts which are:

  • A base for driving linked and in control of a powerful boom arm with an attachment resembling a bucket with teeth designed for excavating. The operator or the driver of the excavator inserts himself into a small cab connected to the base where the controls for the arm are located.
  • The second component is the Hydraulic system that the excavator is fitted with which generates Hydraulic force that moves the mechanical arm. Excavators either come with a chain wheel system or standard wheels. However, nowadays there are excavators with spider like legs that provide better support and stability for the machine when working in unstable, soft and muddy ground.

Is Your Car Wash Getting Proper Maintenance?

The last thing your car wash needs is for something to go wrong during the work day. Not only does it hold up business, but it can hit you with costly bills if equipment breaks down or, worse, if a customer’s car gets damaged. Oftentimes, regular inspections and maintenance catch these problems before they surface. The question is: are you doing enough to ensure that?

Preventative, Not Reactive

A business’s performance relies directly on the performance of its equipment; car washes are no different. Keeping on top of regular car wash maintenance is invaluable, but it can easily be overlooked amidst other aspects of running the business. Consider, though: most failure cases come down not to defective parts but to lack of preventative maintenance causing equipment to fail far too early. These failures can often be mitigated or staved off, if not completely averted—and often at far lower cost than …