You have probably played with toy excavators when you were young. You may probably have done your fair share of watching excavators and bulldozers in action in construction sites as well. It is fascinating watching those machines in action, and any one would jump at a chance of operating one.
When dry hiring an excavator for your DIY project in Brisbane, here are three things you should know.
Excavators are Easy to Operate
The boom controls for an excavator is quite simple, McFadyen Group claims. It has a stick that goes up, down, left, and right. The up or down options move the boom up or down, left makes the scoop curl the bucket in, and right makes it curl out.
Most excavator dry hire companies in Brisbane would give you a quick tutorial on how to operate the machine, and a manual that you should read thoroughly before getting started. You should practice using the machine for a bit until you feel comfortable. You do not need a license to operate an excavator on private property.
Operating the excavator is just one part of the equation, however. The type of excavator you will hire and the amount of skill you need will depend on what you intend to do. If you are just uprooting trees, or digging a long, shallow trench in your garden or farm, then a small excavator should be good enough. They are easy to handle, and you will not have to worry about falling into the hole you are digging.
On the other hand, if you are looking into digging a large hole such as for a swimming, you will probably need to ask the dry hire company what size of excavator you need. Once you get to the 10 tonnes and up range, it would probably be better to wet hire, or to hire an excavator with a professional operator to do the
job for you. It will be more expensive, but you will get the job done more efficiently, which will probably save you money.
When you use an excavator that means you will have dirt. You need to plan how you will manage the dirt you dig up before you start with your project. You should also ask your local council if you need permits for your project before hiring equipment.