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Apr

Construction Site Vehicles-3 Types of Vehicles for a Site

Vehicles are designed for various purposes, which explains why certain types are not built for rugged terrains. While some cars are meant only for city rides and on well-constructed roads, others are for construction sites, while a small percentage are multipurpose. In the US alone, the sale of construction vehicles and equipment is projected to reach 236,825 sale units next year. Below explains some construction Site vehicles with their applications for a particular purpose.

Excavators

Known as heavy construction equipment, excavators have roll-on treads instead of rubber tires and are key to every construction site primarily due to their critical functionalities. Besides digging up the earth quickly, they have a long bucket arm to lift debris, lay large pipes, or carry any other heavy stuff on the site. The key characteristic of the long bucket arm is its 360-degree rotational capabilities. While attached to a rotational cab, the operator sits within the cabin to maneuver this construction equipment.

The price of a brand new regular-sized excavator is from $100k to $500k.  However, the price of smaller ones can range from $ 80k to $150k. On the other hand, a mid-sized excavator that weighs from 15 to 20 tons may cost from $90k to $200k. On the second-hand market, however, the prices are relatively lower.

Work trucks

Originally, engineers have designed work trucks as motor vehicles to transport cargo. Since the first version came to the market, each one differs in size, configuration, and performance. Furthermore, with rapid advancement in mechanical and engineering technology, people can now build their customized work trucks to suit several purposes.

Some examples of these enhancements are:

  • Headache rack installations
  • Tow bar
  • Bumper upgrades

These work truck modifications come in handy on the construction site because they allow the user to convey specific building materials. Depending on the model you go in for, be ready to pay an average cost ranging from $35k to $70k.

Cranes for a Construction Site 

At construction sites, it’s impossible to build upper floors or even a high roof without a crane’s aid. Additionally, it’ll be impossible to deliver building materials to higher levels without this heavy-duty vehicle. Did you know there are seven different types of cranes? The application of each one is for varied heights and different functionalities. Especially during the construction of skyscrapers, there can be different types at the site for performing different roles.

In cases where the foundation of a structure is deep into the ground, it is possible to modify the crane to reach those depths. With this modification, it delivers building materials below, especially because an ordinary ladder will be insufficient. A mobile crane is the most popular of the available construction site vehicles, costing between $125 and $525k. The higher the cost, the newer it is.

 

Finally, a simple web check on the prices of these heavy-duty construction site vehicles can be quite surprising. Fortunately, you can rent any of these construction vehicles to cut down on the cost of outright purchase. However, builders usually recommend owning a few while you outsource the rest.