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If we could turn back time

Have you ever experienced a 25-hour day? In fact, everyone in the United States and most people worldwide live an extra man-made hour on one day of the year when clocks are adjusted on Nov. 1 from daylight savings time to standard time.

clockOn Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., time will leap back one hour, changing our routines until the second Sunday in March.

Where many people welcome the extra hour of sleep, the time shift also has its consequences. Darkness increases around the time of rush hour. National Road Safety Foundation studies show that auto accidents increase after clocks fall back an hour. In addition to the lack of visibility, commuting...

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Landscaping: Saving you time and money

When undertaking a landscaping project, choosing the right rental equipment for the job and how it will be used are important factors for completing the job on time and on budget.

landscapingThe initial phase – fine grading – can be accomplished with a tractor and blade. The tractor can be used to either pull the blade, or to push the soil in front of it. Optimally, pulling the blade behind the tractor produces more controlled results.

To move pallets of grass or plants about the job site, a Bobcat skid steer with a forklift attachment works efficiently on relatively flat dry land, whereas a track steer with a forklift attachment provides...

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Construction on a building interior

When performing construction jobs on a building interior, particular equipment can be used to improve workers’ efficiency and accelerate the time that it takes to complete tasks.

interiorPlumbing, electrical, mechanical / HVAC, and fire suppression system installers use scissor lifts to reach ceilings and perform their work. Scissor lifts offer several advantages over ladders and scaffolding:

  • Space: the aerial platform has room for tools and building materials and, typically, two people (or up to 500lbs).
  • Stability: The platform’s risers can support pipes, ducts and conduit, providing the operators extra lift leverage.
  • Convenient: Most scissor lifts have 110v plugs near the platform controls that can power electric tools.
  • Safe: The bottom-heavy scissor lifts and the heavy-gauge...
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Building a Strong Foundation

A building foundation is the most critical part of constructing a building. The long-term stability of the foundation will determine whether the building that is built above it will last for years.

FoundationBuilding a foundation requires an accurate survey, engineering, government permits and inspections. Contractors will also use several types of construction equipment to accurately dig and lay the foundation so that it parallels with the architectural design and the engineering requirements.

A dozer, such as a John Deere 650K, is used to clear the land and to dig out an area where the foundation will be laid and the level the foundation area. When operating in a confined area, a Read more