Learn about some tools of the trade today. If you’re new to construction or only interact with it every so often, you might not be familiar with the tools we use on the job site. Specifically, today we’ll be diving into types of hauling equipment. Hauling equipment is more than just dump trucks; it’s any piece that helps move building and drilling supplies, soil and other materials. Keep reading to find out more, and to utilize our hauling services in Central Florida, be sure to check out our website.

  1. The Crane – You might not think of this as hauling equipment, but it is commonly utilized to move objects from one place to another. Equipped with wire ropes, sheaves and a hoist, cranes lift supplies to workers as well as helping with demolition. Mobile cranes are built onto movable platforms, like trucks and flatcars, and are made of trusses. Fixed cranes thrive in heavy lifting, so they’re utilized in the creation of the iconic tower crane: a fixed crane mounted on a steel tower.
  2. The Bulldozer – This term is commonly thought of as the entire vehicle, but it specifically refers to the front piece, the front-mounted dozer plate, which is attached to a separate tractor. Bulldozers are used to loosen tough soil and create pilot roads for construction sites by removing debris, trees and stumps. These vehicles can be wheel or track-based, with the latter being the best for sandy terrain. Tracks help distribute the weight evenly, which minimizes the risk of sinking.
  3. The Excavator – This vehicle has a large bucket attached to a movable arm, and is great for demolition, digging, and lifting heavy supplies. Due to its size, excavators require few passes when hauling materials. Coupled with their uses, they are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment. To learn about more aspects of a construction site, visit our blog.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about some vehicles we commonly use. For help with your next project, or just hauling a load of crushed concrete down the street, contact us today for a free quote.

Y Rock Trucking is one of the most trusted names in construction and material hauling in Polk County, Florida. Based in Dundee, we proudly serve all areas of Polk County, including—but not limited to— Bartow, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lake Wales, Frostproof, Lakeland, Fort Meade, and Lake Alfred. We have fill dirt, rip rap, clay, milled asphalt, crushed concrete, road base, and more! Plus, we offer many services, such as land clearing, grading, leveling, drainage ditches, ponds and canals.