Earthmoving equipment are very specific, heavy-duty machinery that have been designed to be able to excavate, load, grade or flatten large pieces of earth. When it comes to earthmoving equipment manufacturers in South Africa, at Goscor Earthmoving Equipment, there is only one name we trust – SANY. We stock a range of new and used equipment and machines from SANY, which is one of the largest equipment manufacturers in the world right now. The most common, and most often used, pieces of equipment for construction and earthmoving include:
- Front-end Loaders
Not selecting the right machinery and equipment can lead to all sorts of problems on your construction site. From delays and cost overruns to safety issues, making the wrong choice can have serious consequences.
We give you advice on all the pertinent aspects to cover when choosing the right earthmoving equipment for your industry and application.
#1 – What is your industry and application
Understanding the needs of your industry – be it construction, road maintenance, engineering, or agriculture – is your first step in knowing what types of machines are best. Breaking it down further, you need to be clear on exactly what kind of job or jobs you are looking for the machine to be able to perform. Here are a few examples of applications that are often required:
- Mass excavation
- Digging trenches
- Clearing and compacting
- Loading trucks and other equipment
- Moving earth, rock, debris
- Site clean up
#2 – What does your site look like?
It is imperative to understand what your site looks like and know under what conditions you will need your machinery to perform under. Site conditions to be aware of include:
- Access to and from site
- Road conditions to and from site, including around site
- Ground clearance needed
- Size of working area
#3 – What is your budget
Budget is key for many reasons, most particularly because it will help you to understand what kind of machinery is going to make the most sense for you. Ask yourself this:
- Does my budget allow me to buy a new machine?
- Do I need to consider renting a machine for a period of time, instead?
- Should I consider used equipment over new equipment if there are budget constraints?
- Do you require the services of a skilled operator for the machines – and has this been factored into your budget?
Understanding the minimum and maximum limitations of your budget, will enable specialists like Goscor Earthmoving Equipment to more clearly quote you on the type of machine that fits your price range.
#4 – Are there any project limitations and boundaries?
It is important to always be very clear and open about any limitations or boundaries that might be affecting the project including site limitations, budget constraints, socio-economic impacts, project threats etc. Always communicate any factors that could influence the successful running of your project to your earthmoving equipment company so that they are aware and can help create solutions to prevent any down time.
Ideally, you want the best earthmoving equipment company that understands all of the factors above, right? When choosing earthmoving equipment from Goscor Earthmoving Equipment, you will not only be getting an equipment brand, SANY, that is world-renowned, but you’ll also be getting an expert team that understands the tough South African landscape in terms of industry requirements and performance requirements too.
Contact us today or request a quote now.