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Learning to Drive Tractors

Learning to drive tractors is a great way to get started in heavy equipment. Tractors are relatively easy to learn how to drive, you can find tractors in just about every building environment and that makes them very versatile. Learning to drive tractors can help you get started with all kinds of other heavy equipment or be an exciting career…

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It is Never too Late for a Heavy Equipment Career

All kinds of people are drawn to heavy equipment careers. Some of them start out when they are quite young, others come into it later. There is really nothing stopping anyone at any age from getting into heavy equipment work, as long as they meet the physical requirement of being fit and able to handle the vehicles. Heavy equipment careers…

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Heavy Equipment Glossary: Loaders

The term, loaders, covers a number of different pieces of heavy equipment that share a common function. Loaders are vehicles that are designed to move goods, soil or other loads from one point to another. Loaders can be used to move earth, but earthmoving is not their primary function. Most loaders are wheeled rather than tracked, though many tracked loaders…

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Backhoes are a Smart Career Choice

There comes a time in every person's life when they decide to sit back and take stock of where they are. Before you know it you have hit middle age and have nothing to show for it except mounting debt and a few extra pounds around the waistline. Jumping headlong into a new career is not an easy thing to…

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Heavy Equipment Glossary: Backhoes

The term backhoe is generally unknown to non-construction types. It is a piece of heavy machinery that actually has its origins in the UK. In 1953, the JCB company created the backhoe and while technology has changed a little since then, they still look remarkably similar. A backhoe is simply a digging bucket attached to an articulated arm. It can…

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