On most roads less traveled, there will always be a demand of construction equipment. As the world always has the need to expand and widen our scope for the growing civilization. When the paths are still uncommon, there are times when we face conflicts and delays on the construction. Fuse broken down, lack of fuel, machine malfunction are only some of the fears many construction workers try to prevent.
Well-maintained equipment is important as it determines the productivity and quality of the works carried out. Malfunctioning or poorly performing equipment is the most common reason for slow progress of a road works project. Aside from ensuring your machines and its components are not fraud, you would have to put extra precaution when doing road construction in rural areas.
Axis Capital Group, a company which sells and rents heavy capital equipment in Singapore has stood adamant on the hardship one should endure when paving way for road construction. Twice did their machines broke in one of the forestry place in the furthermost parts of Jakarta, Indonesia and those two situations cost them hundreds of dollars lost and a night spent in an unfamiliar place.
Equipment is also expensive and can easily be destroyed if it is not operated correctly and supervised by competent staff. Construction equipment also plays an important role on road project relying on labor-based works technology. By definition, labor-based methods consist of an appropriate combination of manual labor complemented with a limited use of equipment. Equipment used on labor-based road works projects is mainly for operations such as haulage of materials and water, compaction and rock breaking. In addition, there will be vehicles and possibly motorcycles used for work supervision. A major concern when reviewing the appropriate type of equipment for road construction works is:
• Its availability in the region or vicinity to the work site,
• How to deliver it to the construction site,
• How easy is it to operate and how easily it can be reversed?
• Its cost and reliability, and
• The availability of spare parts and repair facilities.
Fortunately, there are now available machineries which can withstand the harsh travails of rural construction. From haulage equipment which can travel with tons of gravel to dump trucks, albeit limited, a wide variety of study materials especially made for road construction and expansion are now available in the market. Small and large scale project can now be at ease with manual labor construction assisted by pertinent equipment. Under the right socio-economic conditions, road pavings, water ways and construction are made viable and technologically possible.