A heavy equipment operator can be many things, and their workday is very different, depending…
Graders are not for everyone, they are one of the more difficult pieces of heavy equipment to operate. Most people do not start out driving graders; it is something that they work their way up to. Driving graders requires a great deal of control, they are a big piece of heavy equipment and although some of the lighter grading tasks are now picked up by bulldozers with special attachments, when it comes to fine grading there really is no better way to do the job than with graders.
Graders are an impressive looking piece of heavy equipment and for some people it seems a little strange that such a large piece of equipment is used to achieve such fine results. The size gives it the balance and the reach that is required to handle the finest grading jobs. Graders don’t really have a place in small construction jobs; they are used in big jobs, for making roads, leveling airstrips and that kind of thing. You might think that there is not that much demand for these kinds of services, but drivers of graders are always in demand.
Graders have another use which is entirely removed from grading; they are also used to clear snow. This is a real plus for drivers of graders as it means that they have year round employment, which is a real plus if you are living somewhere that gets a lot of snow.
If you are interested in driving graders and would like to learn more, please contact us at Associated Training Services.