All the smooth roads out there in our cities are built using various road construction equipment for a smooth transportation. None of the drivers would like to drive on a road that has pebbles and pits all around. Not only is it difficult to drive but also the tires of a vehicle can get punctured.
Let’s say you got to attend a meeting and you are stuck on a road with pits. The traffic undoubtedly increases during the peak hours. It is not fair to attend important meetings late even for a few minutes. You can miss out on the crucial discussions. So, here is a list of various road construction equipment used to build a road as smooth as butter.
Rotary Sweepers Sweep the Dust
Do you want your roads to be clean? Use rotary sweepers to remove all the dirt from the road surface. This helps in obtaining a proper bond between an old pavement and the newly laid asphalt.
Motor Graders Flatten the Surfaces
Are you aware how are the flat surfaces on the road are created? Motor graders also known as road graders help to create the flat surfaces using the long blade. Most of the models consist of three axles, wherein the engine and cab are above the rear axles at the back end of the vehicle. Whereas, the third axle is at the front of the vehicle. What more? It also removes a bit of dirt from the surface. It can also be used for underground mining by the front axle.
Multi-purpose Equipment – Bull Dozers
Be it land clearing, stripping, sidehill cutting, backfilling, ditching, stretching or dozing rocks and frozen grounds; bulldozers does it all. This is the reason for bulldozers to be among the most adaptable and reliable road construction equipment. They have special blades for different purposes.
Roller Machines Presses It Down
Have you ever seen new roads building up? The constructors tend to spread hot black color stone like thing. These stone-like structures are asphalt concrete materials that help in making stronger and smoother roads. Once a bed of this asphalt is spread, a road roller machine moves over it several times to press it down.
A Crane Like Machine – Crawler Excavators
Most of the kids are afraid of one road construction equipment and those are crawler excavators. Those are huge and look like a crane when the elements are being loaded in the truck. A human cannot alone load rocks and other heavy material in the truck. So, here are these crawler excavators to speed up their work. These crawler’s excavators have booms and buckets that can excavate rocks and load them into trucks. These are also known as earthmoving equipment. Can this be used elsewhere? Yes! It can be used in demolition, rough grading, mining, river dredging and heavy lifting.
An Equipment Similar to Tractors – Backhoe Loaders
Is it that they have loaders at the back? Yes! They have a backhoe loader at the back along with a small bucket which is of medium size. Whereas, the front equipment includes an adjustable shovel. They perform operations in a limited space and are majorly used for digging purposes. The tires of these backhoe loaders are as urbanized as those of tractors. The backhoe loaders can perform tasks like moving the dirt, backfilling, dig trenches and place smaller pipes.
2-in-1 Road Construction Equipment – Crawler Loader
This road construction equipment combines the capabilities of crawler excavators and backhoe loaders. Wow! So, can this be used instead of using two different equipment? Yes! It will definitely increase your productivity and save your time. These crawler loaders can also help you when you are already running out of time. Also, the transportation of this vehicle is quite easy. So, how can you use these? Move the dirt or load spoils into the truck, dump soil or dig trenches.
Dig the Trenches with the Trenchers
Do you want to lay pipes deep down? For doing the needy, you would require trenches. Depending upon your need, you can choose one of the trencher models available to trench the pavements and various hard surfaces. These include the following:
- Walk-behind modules
- Heavy trenching equipment
- Small-size operated trenchers
You need to be cautious while handling this machine as it is considered to be among the most dangerous road construction equipment.