The English language is full of cliches and sayings passed down through the generations. We use them most every day, but do we actually believe that they were formed out of real experiences, proved time and time again throughout the eons.
Construction is also rich in small business and predominately utilizes Australian manufacturing, labour and resources in its supply chain. This being said; construction certainly has not been immune from the effects of COVID-19. During 2020 residential and subdivision works declined by more than 10%. The governments at both Federal and State levels have responded by bringing forward spending on shovel ready infrastructure projects, particularly road and rail.
Steel Undercarriage Melbourne. As we sell many rubber and steel tracks we often get asked this question. Which is best, rubber tracks or steel tracks? The answer to this depends on a number of criteria:
Your excavator’s maintenance is probably one of the most critical tasks that should be completed daily. Everything decays with time. That apple you left on the counter over the weekend; that 1993 Lancer you used to have that always trailed a haze of blue smoke wherever it went; those boots that got left in the shed for a year that ended up mummified: everything has a use by date.
I guess this is one of the most common questions I get asked these days, and before I answer it, let me give you some back-ground information and insight to give perspective. Prior to the GFC, there was a world-wide construction boom. Earth moving and mining machinery was selling faster than the manufacturers could make it and rubber track mini-excavators were no exception.
With the mining boom at its end and second hand dealers over stocked with civil machinery, contractors and civil companies must evolve, change their mind set and look to infrastructure projects they may have passed over in the past.
The first of the 6 things you need to know when buying rubber tracks is – “who actually is the company I am looking at buying from??” No matter how good, bad or indifferent the quality of the product is – you need to make sure that you are working with a company that has a proven ability to supply and back-up their product over a period of time. In the days of the online sales, it is so easy to set up a pretty website, flog a dodgy product and disappear – leaving you in the lurch.
Some of the prices we are seeing offered on the internet out of China are incredibly cheap – too cheap in fact. Many Australian companies are using resources such as Google and Alibaba to find Chinese manufacturers of undercarriage parts. Items including track chains, rollers and sprockets in order to remove the middle man and save some money.