Road construction equipment and its Use

Road construction equipment and their uses |Infra Bazaar

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The Indian government is aiming for up gradation of its infrastructure mainly for road construction projects across the length and breadth of the country. Proposals ad tenders for construction of National highways and local roads have been passed on the fast track. Many old projects too have been restarted to put the country on the path of development of world class infrastructure. The government is seeking to work with private players at the national and international level to help acquire the road density across the nation at a global standard. There are several initiatives which have been put in place with the smart use of technology and services to boost efficiency.

There is a right combination of Connect technologies and services to maximize production reduce costs involved and improve safety in a big way. The use of technology today has created benchmarks in the field by augmenting the roads and social network. It aims to making a difference that goes a long way in growth and development and truly matters. Carefully manufactured equipment has always responded to meeting every need and application and have come with perfect solution. The most popular machines used for road construction are being mentioned here: 

Excavators are useful for digging up the land, breaking asphalt, levelling work, movement of debris and taking care of certain lifting jobs. Various excavators are used to take care of all the design work on the job site depending on the size of the project. Highway and flyover projects require huge excavators and small road construction jobs can be managed with mini excavators.

Motor Graders are used in construction and maintenance of dirt and gravel roads. They are used to create an even flat surface to lay the asphalt on. They are also used for foundation pads to finish grades before construction.

Road Rollers: The road roller is used as a compactor for soil, gravel and asphalt at the time of construction of roads. For larger highways four wheel compactors with a pad foot drum and a blade are used while the regional roads may see use of a single pad foot drum machine. Road rollers are also used for compacting the land before the laying asphalt. The rollers press the asphalt in place and bind the layers of the road.

Asphalt mixing plants: These vary in size based on the size of the road construction job. They manufacture road stone like asphalt, cement and other coated road stones that are used to make the top layer of the roads. The process involves creating a mixture of cement, stone, soil, minerals, fills based on the requirements of the road. They play an important role in turning the desired dream into a reality.

The backhoe loader comes with a front bucket/shovel and a small backhoe in the rear and is attached to a tractor. It is mostly used in small construction sites and is an asset in urban engineering work.

A Bulldozer is very powerful and has a blade attached.

A compact excavator (mini excavator) is wheeled equipment and has a backfill blade and swing boom. In a Compact Hydraulic Excavator the functions and movements of the machines are carried out by transferring hydraulic fluid. It is different from other construction equipment.

A Road Roller which is also known as roller-compactor is used to compact gravel, dirt, asphalt and concrete in construction work.

A Crane is a derrick or tower equipped with pulleys and cables for lowering and lifting materials. The cranes used today are temporary structures.

A Concrete Batching Plant gives Consistent performance and is known for accurate weighing. It is a product of robust fabrication - structure, Bins


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