There are many disadvantages in working in the construction business. Apart from it being a tough task to do, the dangers of operating equipment or working on a construction sites are a high risk. Lucky for some workers who get enough compensation for their breaking bones kind of a task. Sometimes though, it is the old and torn down equipment that makes the task more dangerous.
Being in the construction industry, it is a big advantage that you know the proper materials and equipment for the projects that you work on. The knowledge on this area is a big help in making your task at hand more bearable, less stressful and easier.
Compared to heavy earthmoving, the light earthmoving presents less danger and uses materials that are easier to operate. Equipment operators have to undergo proper training in handling their equipment and know the safety features of the equipment that they use. Furthermore, it is important that they take their responsibilities seriously so that they will be able to prevent the possibility of imposing hazard to themselves and to the people with whom they work with.
The result of this task in construction doesn’t remotely depend on the materials and equipment used but mainly on the skills of the operator. As a contribution to making the operators’ task properly and safely, here is some light earthmovers equipment with their features.
KUBOTA KX040-4, KX018-4, U35-4 COMPACT EXCAVATORS
Last 2013, Kubota, an Osaka based tractor and heavy equipment company, released three new models of compact excavators – the KX040-4, the KX018-4 and the U35-4. Tractors and agricultural equipment, engines, construction equipment, vending machines, pipe, valves, cast metal, pumps and equipment for water purification, sewage treatment and air conditioning are the main products offered by this Japanese company.
The KX040-4 features an eco-plus system which gives the operator an option for “eco mode” for up to twenty percent less fuel consumption options. The unit also shifts automatically with its auto downshift travel motors. For other features, the KX040-4 has a float function and bolt-on cutting edges and an angle dozer blade option.
Kubota’s KX018-4 has variable track width with features an increase in track length and width to give it excellent stability. It also has easy access components which are provided to the excavator’s engine component. Kubota’s unique hydraulic system delivers the lifting power needed to broaden the range of lifting jobs based on the weight of load for smooth and responsive lifting ability.
Equipped with the same cab as a larger 5-ton excavator, Kubota U35-4 features deluxe suspension seats, new digital panel and enhanced ergonomics. The U35-4 tight tail swing compact excavator features an auxiliary 1 diverter valve. It has a digging depth of 9 feet and 8.9 inches, 29.8 gross hp direct injection engine and a maximum dumping height of eleven 11 feet and 7 inches.
Other famous light earthmoving brand models are Terex PT-75 Compact Track Loader, Bobcat E63, Wacker Neuson 803 Mini Excavator and Gehl RT175, T210 Compact Track Loaders.