Talk:Construction equipment

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 Definition Equipment, which may be mobile, semipermanent, or permanent, intended for heavy work such as earthmoving, lifting containers or materials, drilling holes in earth or rock, or concrete or paving application [d] [e]

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  • Mobile construction equipment needs extremely good traction, so it either has full continuous tracks, or large wheels with a very large tread. - Many pieces of equipment also have deployable outriggers to stabilize themselves.
  • Drilling: pile drivers, mining and oil drills, post diggers, tunnel boring machines, pneumatic hammer - Pile driving isn't drilling. Pneumatic hammers are used for many things which aren't drilling, as well as for drilling.
  • Construction equipment are medium to extremely large machines ... What is "medium"? Is this "construction equipment" or a tool?
  • Hoisting: mobile cranes and tow trucks, overhead conveyors and elevators - "hoisting" seems the wrong word for this category - perhaps "material handling"?
  • Compactors are earthmoving equipment as well as paving equipment; it may be better to combine the two categories. There are many "grading and paving" contractors, as the two types of work are very similar.

Anthony Argyriou 22:33, 15 June 2009 (UTC)