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Need-A-Tool 101: How Does a Concrete Mixer Work?

Need-A-Tool 101: How Does a Concrete Mixer Work?

Before 1916, when Stephen Stepanian developed the first patented motorised concrete mixer, concrete was mixed using horse-drawn contraptions that relied of wooden paddles to churn the mixture. This took an age, and required the cooperation of the horses! This article takes a look at two types of concrete mixers, the parts of a typical portable concrete mixer, how a concrete mixer works, and a few… read more

6 Reasons to Rent a Scissor Lift for Your Factory

6 Reasons to Rent a Scissor Lift for Your Factory

A scissor lift is a mobile, elevated working platform (MEWP) used extensively in the construction industry. In a factory or warehousing situation, scissor lifts offer a range of benefits to make the lives of workers much easier! Let’s take a look at seven reasons renting a scissor lift for your factory might just be the best idea you’ll have this year…   Reaching the Top Shelf If your… read more

Renovating Your Home in 2019? These Tools Might Help

Renovating Your Home in 2019? These Tools Might Help

The year 2018 is all but done, as most of us prepare to take the South African highways and byways by storm for holiday travels to far-flung destinations. Some of us, however, are staying at home for the holidays. If you’re one of us planning some long-overdue home maintenance over the festive season, these tools might make the maintenance that much easier:   Fixing Leaky Pipes Planning on… read more

5 Construction Industry Resolutions to Make in 2019

5 Construction Industry Resolutions to Make in 2019

2019 is just around the corner, with most of us filling our minds with thoughts of festive feasts and new year’s treats! Shutdown is so close we can almost taste it, and we’re already looking toward 2019. While considering what 2019 might have in store for you and your company, take a few minutes to look at these construction industry resolutions to make come the new year:   Get… read more

5 Surprising High-Pressure Washer Uses

5 Surprising High-Pressure Washer Uses

In a Need-A-Tool blog article titled Reasons to Rent a High Pressure Cleaner, we looked at six residential high-pressure cleaner uses. Since we hire out these remarkable cleaning machines on a regular basis, we thought we’d add five more surprising high-pressure washer uses! Can you think of any other uses we may have missed? Contact us today and we’ll add them to this article… 1/ Clean… read more

Types of Ladders & Their Applications

Types of Ladders & Their Applications

Ladders have been used in some way or form for at least 10,000 years – with the earliest recorded evidence depicted in Mesolithic cave paintings in Valencia, Spain. Since then ladders have come a long, long way – with different types of ladders being used in multiple industries for a range of applications. This article looks at the types of ladders we use today, and a few ladder safety… read more

Types of Lifting Equipment Available in Durban

Types of Lifting Equipment Available in Durban

Lifting equipment is widely used in the construction industry, when workers need a little boost to get to hard-to-reach areas on interest. These access-improving machines come in a range of different shapes and sizes, as well as options when it comes to how they’re powered. This Need-A-Tool blog article takes a look at three different types of lifting equipment available in Durban. Need to get… read more

How to Upskill Workers in the Construction Industry

How to Upskill Workers in the Construction Industry

Like any industry, construction is constantly evolving. The equipment is getting better; the tools sharper. As an industry changes, so too should the workers within that industry look to evolve and improve their own skills. A highly-skilled worker is a highly-effective one, and there are many avenues for improvement available to the industry. With that in mind, this blog article looks at four… read more

Operator Safety Training: To Train or Not to Train

Operator Safety Training: To Train or Not to Train

When it comes to training your maintenance staff on operator safety, the decision to train essentially boils down to two issues. Firstly, the safety of the operator and his assistants, and secondly the direct and indirect costs involved. It is legally required to train operators working on any machinery that moves (like cherry pickers and bulldozers) or has moving parts. However, in Sout… read more

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