Types Of Heavy Equipment Used In Construction
We often see heavy machinery working on construction sites but are rarely aware of their uses. From digging gigantic holes in the ground to lay building foundation to moving tonnes of heavyweight materials, there are different types of heavy equipment facilitate construction activities in different ways. According to the home construction business in Pakistan sometimes the home construction also required heavy equipment.
This means that the successful completion of a big construction project heavily depends on the selection of the right types of construction equipment.
Let’s discuss the most common construction equipment in Pakistan and its applications.
Backhoe loaders are one of the most common types of heavy construction equipment used in Pakistan. You would probably have seen it working on many construction sites in Pakistan. Usually, a backhoe made up of a tractor and a loader, and it’s a piece of heavy construction machinery that has a variety of applications. For instance, a backhoe can be used for loading, unloading, excavating, and lifting heavyweight construction material to different levels of heights.
These are commonly known as rollers in Pakistan and used to compact and press materials on the ground, to level a surface. Once the base and surface get ready, compactors make it suitable for creating smooth surfaces we usually travel on like highways, motorways, and other types of roads. The soil compactors you usually see in road constructions in Pakistan are road rollers.
However, depending on the nature of the task there are also different types of compactors.
Dump trucks are known by different names in Pakistan they are called “dumper” and “tipper” in Pakistan. In a dump truck, the chassis of the truck is attached to the dump body. The bed in the dumper truck is raised with the help of a vertical hydraulic ram that is mounted between the frame rails or under the front of the body. The dump truck is required in almost every heavy construction project. Dumpers are widely used for the transportation of large quantities of construction materials in Pakistan, such as sand, gravel, and soil, within the city as well as across the country.
These are also among the most common heavy construction equipment in Pakistan. Bulldozers are primarily used for excavating shallow levels of surfaces up to a particular point. Bulldozers significantly facilitate construction activities by removing or pushing massive amounts of construction materials such as soil and sand, clearing the required area.
In Pakistan, there are two types of bulldozers, with and without tracked wheels and their uses also depend on the technicalities and nature of a construction project.
Tower cranes, as the name suggests they are commonly used in the construction of high-rises and skyscrapers. Tower cranes are among the most common construction equipment used in Pakistan. If you are living in a megacity like Karachi or Lahore, where tall buildings are being constructed in almost every neighborhood then you can easily come across the sight of the tower cranes working on different construction sites.
The tower cranes can also easily carry different types of construction materials like bricks, concrete blocks, frames, wooden frames, steel pipes, and even laborers to different levels of height.