There’s a saying “use the right tool for the job to get it done right.” It’s a simple concept but it’s one that seems to be ignored because someone doesn’t want to take the time to get the right tool. They jerry rig something together or use multiple pieces of equipment when the right one will do. You can avoid this by going out and renting what you need and avoid the sometimes disastrous results that come from not using the right equipment in the first place.
Safety on the work site is important and it gets endangered when people aren’t using the right machinery. Just because a piece of equipment is capable of doing something it’s not designed for doesn’t mean that it should. In other words, a front end loader should be used for moving around piles of material and shoveling up large swaths of dirt. But it shouldn’t be used to drive down a piling for a retaining wall.
Look at the job at hand and identify what’s needed for getting it done properly. If you find that you don’t own what’s needed, you can rent the equipment so you don’t have to endure the carrying costs of something you only need on rare occasions. You’ll get the job done right and maintain safety standards when you have the right piece of machinery. This infographic originally published by BigRentz helps you determine which piece of machinery is right for the job. Read on below to learn more about which piece of equipment does what.