Hiring the Best Heavy Construction Equipment: Everything to Consider

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Hiring the Best Heavy Construction Equipment: Everything to Consider

If you are hiring heavy construction equipment for your business, there are so many things you need to consider, from driver training to safety features, from cost to supplemental insurance, and, of course, there are many other factors to consider. Hi, my name is Dave, and I used to work in the oil fields. During that time, I ran almost every type of heavy machinery you can imagine, and I also saw a lot of mistakes being made. I learned a lot, and now that I am semi-retired, I want to share a lot of that info. Before you hire a heavy machine, take a look at these posts.



Six Tips for Using Your ISRI Seat Comfortably

If you have an ISRI seat in your truck, you need to use it correctly if you want to optimise all the comfortable features. Wondering what you should know about your seat? Here are some tips to keep in mind.

1. Read the Manual

ISRI seats have a lot of different functions and parts. To ensure you are using your seat correctly, you may want to read the manual when you get it. Additionally, you may want to talk with other operators who have ISRI seats to see if they have anything to recommend.

2. Adjust the Seat So You Can Reach the Pedals Easily

When adjusting your ISRI seat, you should play with the height of the seat and the distance from the steering wheel. Ideally, you want to get in a position where your feet can hit the pedals without having to lift your legs or stretch. From this position, you should be able to depress the pedals fully to the ground.

If you have to move your leg every time you need to brake, that slows your reaction time. It also puts unnecessary pressure on your hip, which can lead to aches and pains during drives.

3. Tilt the Backrest Based on the Length of Your Arms

Once you have the height and depth positioned correctly, you need to figure out the right tilt for the back of your seat. When your backrest is at the correct tilt, your arms can effortlessly reach the steering wheel. They should be bent slightly rather than fully extended.

4. Check the Small of Your Back

Now that your arms and legs are supported correctly, it's time to check out your back. Before reaching for the lumbar controls on your ISRI seat, note how your back is positioned.

If your back is hunched downward or if there is a space between the seatback and your lower spine, those are both signs that you need to engage the lower back support. That should support your lower back so you don't strain or hunch.

5. Use the Suspension System

Most ISRI seats come with a suspension system. You don't necessarily need this for smooth, long roads. However, if you are going down a bumpy gravel road, you may want to turn on the suspension system.

6. Replace Parts as Needed

Finally, if you notice any broken or damaged ISRI parts, make sure to get them replaced as soon as possible. Missing parts can lead to issues with the functioning of the seat. If you replace them right away, that can help prevent a cascade of damage.