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Infrastructure is a matter of national pride for countries across the world. Roadways, waterways, railways, airports, ports etc have all seen a massive shift in the sector and are moving towards creation of world class facilities across the country. Read more

Motor graders are magnificent machines that can be put to the task of grading and making roads. These machines are generally huge in size and come with a huge army of parts that need to be kept in the best possible condition to ensure the owners make the most of the money they spent. Read more

The mining industry in India is growing at a rapid pace owing to mineral rich soil of the country. Further, in the recent past, the mining activities in the country have received a further boost due to new legislation aimed at increasing private sector participation in explorations and extractions. Read more

Sustainable construction is the new buzz word these days. It incorporates elements of economic efficiency, environmental performance and social responsibility. In simple terms, sustainable construction can be described as the application of various sustainable practices to the construction industry. Read more

As compared to all the other heavy construction equipment, motor graders are slightly difficult to operate. This is because of the fact that they are a bit different from the others in terms of setting the controls such as the angle and height of the blade Read more

Mini graders are compact and lightweight equipment and essentially a miniaturised version of the full sized graders. Like the larger graders, the mini graders form an important part of the road construction and maintenance equipment fleet. Read more

Any heavy equipment’s life is limited and is highly affected by the way it is used and its age. Well, like all other heavy equipment, motor graders too depreciate or show signs of wear and tear or suffer from mechanical and functional problems after certain age and time Read more

Construction workers on most job sites are migrants from far off villages that go out looking for jobs in cities or other villages. A huge number of these migrants survive on a day to day basis and lack access to basic necessities and facilities that every human deserves. Read more

With the fuel prices continuously growing up and our surrounding increasingly being adversely affected by the amount of pollution that is generated by the heavy Construction Equipment (CE) like Backhoe Loaders (BHLs), opting for environment-friendly and fuel-efficient machines is the need of the hour. Read more

Be it industrial or residential construction activities to light landscaping projects, Backhoe Loaders (BHLs) steal the limelight as they can be used to do a variety of tasks like moving dirt, backfill, digging trenches, crushing, lifting, grabbing objects, small demolitions, laying pipes, asphalt breaking, paving roads etc., Read more

The backhoe loader is a simply amazing machine that can very easily dig a 10 feet long and 5 feet wide in under 15 minutes. A task that if done manually would have taken hours to get done. That being said lets take a look into what exactly makes this incredible machine so fast and effective Read more

These days, it is a very common sight to see concrete pumps at any construction site. Be it large-scale commercial projects or medium-sized construction sites, the cutting-edge concrete pumping machines are equally effective and economical for both. Read more

Construction equipment rental as a sector is set to achieve a CAGR 7 percent by 2019 as forecasted by various studies across the globe. While globally the rental market has anything between 40-65 percent penetration, the numbers are much lower in India and most of developing Asia and the middle east Read more

NHAI is looking at various other connectivity projects in India like bypasses and ring roads around major cities, contributing towards the Smart Cities project; and government is taking up the task of building rural roads seriously and clearing all the pending road construction projects in the country, the road construction equipment sector is expected to see a boom. Read more

India has the second largest road network across the world at 3.3 million. The country also has one of the highest densities of roads in the world, with 1.42 kilometres of road for every square kilometre of land area. Of the total road length, over 60 percent of the roads are rural (by length). Significant progress has been made in building rural roads since last few years, thus, road construction activities and related equipment demand has grown considerably Read more

Motor graders are usually referred to as graders. These are heavy construction machines used to create smooth wide and levelled surfaces. The most traditional use of this particular construction machine is in construction and maintenance of roads with its main function being preparing the topmost layer for laying asphalt on top of it. Read more

A host of equipment are used in the construction industry both for small and large purposes. This is because they increase the rate of output, reduce overall construction cost, accelerate the planned rate of production where there is shortage of skilled and unskilled labour and eliminate heavy manual work by humans, thereby, reducing fatigue and various other hazards and health issues. Read more

Concrete pumps are equipment used to transfer liquid mixed cement from the container to where it needs to be filled. Depending on the requirement of your projects you can buy either of the two types of concrete pumps that are easily available across India Read more

Backhoe loaders are some of the most abused machines in the construction industry given how difficult it is to continuously monitor the machine in real time. These days newer technology is being developed so that it becomes difficult to tamper with the machine and to ensure that the machine can not be abused. Read more

For every contractor and construction company, one of the biggest as well as expensive decisions to make is whether to rent or to buy the Construction Equipment (CE). Well, there are pros and cons to each of the approach and the buyers are required to make their choice on a case-to-case basis. Read more

Backhoe Loaders (BHLs) are undoubtedly very expensive and highly technical equipment. Since they are highly technical, it is obvious that they would need trained operators who have expertise in safely handling the equipment to drive them as it goes without saying that any wrong move can cause heavy damage to the operator, equipment and even the people on the jobsite Read more

Before we get into the messy details on how to replace a hydraulic hose, let us first understand as what exactly a hydraulic hose is. Most heavy equipment and farm equipments use hydraulics to create and exert the required power for executing heavy duty jobs like digging, breaking, paving , lifting of heavy material etc. Read more

Backhoes are amongst the most popular construction machines across the world. No matter what size the construction site, a backhoe loader is a must have, thanks to its compact size, sheer power and versatility. That being said lets take a look at the mean machines much closer home that are paving the way for smarter and more performance oriented backhoes in India Read more

Construction sites across the world are increasingly focusing on construction site safety for safety of both its employees and machines. India however is lagging behind when it comes to safety of both the man and machine on the site. Stringent rules are yet to be brought in place and strict implementation is a far away dream. Read more

Backhoe Loader (BHL) is one heavy equipment that is most commonly seen at any construction site. This is because, it is a highly versatile equipment and very useful for digging, trenching and transporting light materials. Therefore, it is employed for construction of roads, building, landscaping, excavations, breaking asphalt etc. Read more

Due to high purchasing cost of Backhoe Loaders BHLs, it is always more economical to rent it out. But to take the equipment on rent, it’s important to find a good and reliable vendor who discloses all the rental information and charges before you rent and provides maintenance of the equipment too. Read more

Construction is a capital intensive occupation and the people and companies involved in the business are more often than not financially tied up due to the heavy expenses and long term returns. Equipment costs are one of the major expenses that decide on the financial success of the company and individual projects. Read more

The backhoe loader is one of the most popular heavy earth moving equipments in the market today From the huge commercial sites to the smaller ones, you are bound to find a backhoe on every job site across the world. What a most people dont know are that the backhoe and the loader are two very different equipment on their own. Read more

If you are one of those looking for a multi-purpose heavy equipment for your next construction project, then Backhoe Loader (BHL) can be that master piece. A BHL can dig, back-fill, handle material and perform many more tasks with the right attachments. Read more

Construction equipment are the most crucial and critical resource for a construction company. Construction equipment are a prerequisite for timely completion of all construction projects. As a matter of fact the equipment are one of the most capital intensive long terms investments that a construction company makes Read more

The backhoe loader and excavators are the the torch bearers in the heavy construction equipment industry and constitute about 40% of the market share. While both these machines can perform most tasks there are some striking differences between the two which one should consider when considering using or buying either of equipments for their job sites. Read more

On a typical construction site, the backhoe loader operators usually use all the three of its components to get the job done. These include tractor, loader which is attached in the front and the backhoe which is attached at the back. Read more

Digging, trenching, lifting, placement, landscaping, demolition, brush cutting are just some of the tasks an excavator can easily take care off with the right attachment. Usually used on industrial and commercial sites the excavator with its boom and chassis rotating a full 360 degrees as a single unit makes it a must on most job sites. Read more

Given to their versatility, Backhoe Loaders (BHL) are used extensively to perform a variety of tasks like construction, digging holes, paving roads, earth-moving etc. Due to this very multi-utility function of BHL, they are among the favourite equipment list of the building construction industry. Read more

$ 16 Billion to $ 21 Billion” that is the size to which the construction equipment Industry in India is set to grow by 2020 given India’s infrastructure spend in the years to come. While the last decade saw healthy growth in the ECE industry, the past few years have proven to be difficult with the industry being in a slump due to the slow down in the economy. Read more

Heavy earth moving equipment constitute almost 60% of the ECE market segment and sales across the world. Here is a brief overview of the top 4 heavy earth moving equipments to get a better understanding of what these machines are and why they are in such high demand across the globe. Read more

There is no doubt that the backhoe loader is the most loved and preferred construction equipment on job sites across the globe. What makes it so popular is its small size, versatility and the power it packs in a rather compact machine. When looking to get the most of out your backhoe loader, here are some interesting things to keep in mind. Read more

India happens to be the second largest market for backhoe loaders and is fast becoming the test bed for global companies looking to crack developing markets in Asia and latin America. India also happens to have some of the highest number of backhoe related accidents due to lack of adequate safety guidelines and non compliance with the existing ones. Read more

As our environment is increasingly being threatened by the amount of pollution that is generated by the heavy Construction Equipment (CE), manufacturers in the segment are coming forward with green machines and various steps to make the environment pollution free. In line with this, the CE manufacturing companies are now focussing on making equipment which emit far lesser amount of smoke and offer great fuel efficiency. Read more

At any construction site, a wide variety of material handling and hoisting equipment are used for lifting the loads, transferring them from one place to other and placing them at designated location. These include equipment like forklifts, hoists and cranes which in turn are of many types. Out of all, cranes are the most popular hoisting equipment. Read more

Construction equipment sector in India can be classified into four segments i.e., earth moving, road construction, concrete and material handling equipment. Of the four, earth moving equipment segment acquires the largest share and accounts for nearly 60 per cent in the overall construction equipment category. Read more

Industry experts across the globe have are of the opinion that automation in the mining sector is becoming increasingly important and is pretty much the future of the industry. History has proven that automation in any industry has always been surrounded by controversy. Read more

Backhoes are becoming sophisticated by the passing day but the basic safety measures when using even the latest machinery for construction remains more or less the same. At best the list of safety measures goes on getting longer with newer technology being adapted in these machines. Here are some basic safety measures to keep in mind when operating one of these machines. Read more

A backhoe loader sounds like a rather complicated piece of machinery which would require tremendous and long term training to learn to operate. While the technology used in the machine is getting more and more complicated, using it is becoming easier at the very same rate. Read more

India is well on its way to becoming the test bed for setting up global standards in the ECE industry. Every major global player in the ECE industry has its presence in India. “If a machine does well in India, will sell well in the global markets” seems to have become a thumb rule amongst the OEMs. Read more

A backhoe loader is no doubt the most versatile machine that can be found on a job site. One could even say that the backhoe is the Swiss army knife of heavy machines. It might not be the best machine for the job but when required, it most definitely gets the job done. Read more

Maintaining earth moving equipment is something that must be done religiously to prevent major problems down the road. The last thing you would want on a job site is non-working equipment due to improper maintenance, frequent breakdowns, thereby slowing down your operations Read more

If facts are to be believed then the global heavy construction equipment market is estimated to reach USD 166.05 billion by 2020, with a projected CAGR of 6.80 per cent, signifying a steady increase in the demand for heavy construction equipment. Spurring this growth is primarily the increased investments in infrastructure sector including residential and commercial building construction segment worldwide. Read more

The construction industry amounts to more than 7% of India’s GDP and is expected to rise in the coming years. The industry is one of the core sectors in the Make in India initiative and is likely to create millions of jobs in the near future. That being said, manufacturing of construction equipments for building is on a rising trajectory to meet the requirements of increasing urban and rural infrastructure. Read more

Infrastructure is one of the core sectors that is all set to flourish under the PM’s “Make in India” initiative. That being said, infrastructure as an industry directly impacts building of construction equipments in India. In the past most construction equipments were either imported from other countries or manufactured in India by foreign companies or their subsidiaries in India. Off late thanks to the initiatives of the new government this scene is changing to become more favourable to the manufacturers both domestic and foreign. With the manufacturing of the much required building construction equipments happening in India now, the products are becoming cheaper and competition for superior products more intense. Read more

Earth moving is a serious business especially if you belong to the infrastructure or construction industry. While for most it seems like a simple job of digging and carrying the material from one place to another, there is sound science that goes into every move that is made to do a simple act of digging and handling the material from one place to another. However it is only the people in charge of the job that understand how critical it is to select the right heavy earthmoving equipment and operator for the same. The seemingly simple task of operating the machinery requires a lot of skill and science to make it happen. Read more

India has the second largest road network in the world at 4.7 million kilometre. However keeping in mind the total area, population and economic goals, we are still lagging behind in terms of the density of roads and its quality. Worldwide the ratio is as high as 15-20kns of high quality roads per 1000 people. While we are on top when it comes to numbers, we lag drastically when it comes to quality of our road network. The Indian state of Gujrat however boasts of high density good quality roads, some of the best in the country. The rest of the country is set to follow suit and develop the roadways at least at par with Gujrat if not better to meet international standards. Read more

Demand for construction equipment is likely to rise as a result of growth in traditional end-user industries, including construction and mining. If numbers are any truth, then the earth moving and construction equipment market in India is expected to grow by a healthy 20-25 per cent over the next few years to reach 330,000 to 450,000 units sold in 2020, from current levels of about 76,000 units. This would imply a US$16 billion-$21 billion market, up from today’s $3 billion. Read more

While buying a backhoe loader, you need to pay attention to various points. Here are those tips to help you buy the best backhoe loader. When buying a backhoe loader, it’s important to understand and differentiate between the different specs offered by the various variants. Knowing what features are most important to you as per the work required will help you in the longer run. Here are some tips for buying best backhoe loader in India… Read more

The currently $3 billion CE industry in India has the potential to grow manifold to become a $21 billion industry in the years to come. While the potential is there, turning the forecast into reality is a different ball game altogether given the problems that the construction equipment manufacturers in India have to deal with. While the potential for growth is tremendous, so are the challenges. A lot of changes are required both inside the CE ecosystem and outside. Here is a brief over view of the current problems hampering the growth of the CE industry. Read more

The industrial equipment manufacturing industry aids many other industries, supplying companies with highly specialised products and services such as material handling and earth moving machinery like backhoe loaders, excavators etc. The market is considered to be very competitive, with manufacturers seeking to anticipate demand, to deliver products, to reduce production time and offer increasing services. Read more

Earth Moving equipment owns more than 40% of the market share in the construction equipment industry. Backhoe loaders and excavators being the torch bearers in the earth moving equipment segment.Here is a basic comparison between the backhoe loader and the excavator to give you a clearer picture of what will suit your requirements best. Read more

4.7 million Kilometre that is the length of the road network across India. Numbers make it the second largest road network in the world, but quality wise it’s a different story altogether. Given India’s population, economic goals and the overall area to be covered we are still lagging behind trying to meet International standards of road density and quality. Standards are as high as 15 and 20kms of high quality roads per 1000 people. Internationally the bar is set quiet high and the new government not only seems to be determined to meet the bar but raise it too! Read more

PM Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative has led to a lot of new players entering the construction sector. With this rise comes a fundamental demand for construction equipment, opening the flood gates to a whole new market for manufacturing, buying, selling, renting and servicing in the construction equipment manufacturing industry. Read more

According to the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA), India’s earthmoving and construction equipment market is expected to grow by a healthy 20-25 per cent over the next few years to reach 330,000 to 450,000 units sold in 2020, from current levels of about 76,000 units. This would imply a US$16 billion-$21 billion market, up from today’s $3 billion. Read more

Experts at the ICEMA (Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturer’s Association) have evaluated the giant ECE industry in India at 21 Billion USD by the year 2020. The advent of Industrial Internet of Things IIoT and “Make in India” however are proving to be steroids that are fast changing the face of the ECE manufacturing industry in India. Read more

Buying heavy equipment for construction projects entails huge cost. If you are in charge of purchasing construction equipment for your company, you need to keep in mind various factors such as the scale of the project, its duration, company's budget, and the usability of the equipment for your project's activities. Read more