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MEWP Versus AWP – What Is the Difference?

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Demand for work at heights requires safe and repeated access to elevated areas. Erecting structures to reach great heights may create obstruction, incur costs, and take up space. One solution to this challenge was found in mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP). Until recently, mobile elevated work platforms were known as…

How to Set Up a Mobile Crane

Thanks to mechanization, construction and heavy industries have enjoyed exponential efficiency in operation as compared to exclusively employing human labor. Among the machines greatly credited for this is the mobile crane. As with any heavy mechanical utility, care and caution must be taken when using them to avoid harm to…

What is a Skid Steer?

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A skid steer, also known as a skid loader, skid-steer loader, or skidsteer is a compact, rigid, industrial vehicle primarily employed in moving loads. Common designs have a bucket attachment on the front, controlled by arms that extend on either side of the vehicle to the rear, where they are…

How to Become a Vacuum Truck Operator

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Many industries sometimes produce non-recyclable (and potentially dangerous) waste fluids, whose handling, transport and disposal should be done with care. Safe transportation of waste materials is the driving force that has seen the spread and improvement of the use of vacuum trucks, or more colloquially, ‘vac trucks’. Schedule On Site…

Different Types of Rigging Licenses

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With the expansion and development of both the construction and heavy industries, it has become more necessary to move heavier and heavier loads more often. Heavy equipment is used to easily shift or load general materials such as soil or gravel to trucks for transport. However, a very specific piece…

What is a Forklift?

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One of the greatest daily demands of the heavy equipment industry is the fast, safe, and efficient movement of loads between locations. Several implements and utilities have been developed toward this, and among them, especially when working within buildings, is the forklift. A forklift is a small (relatively, when compared…

Aerial Work Platform Safety

Aerial work platforms (AWP), also known as elevating work platforms, are mechanized, innovative industrial solutions that provide access to unreachable (or hard-to-reach) areas. They have numerous applications, especially in the construction industry that often calls for work at heights. If not used or set up properly, aerial work platforms pose…

How to Operate a Bulldozer

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A bulldozer is a large mechanized machine equipped with a metal blade on the front, used mainly to move earth. It is among the most widely used implements in the construction industry, and has several applications in various other sectors. Contact TET for bulldozer training What Are the Three Types…