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A natural disaster can strike at any time. From hurricanes to mudslides and even tornadoes, devastating disasters can happen all across the country. Even if we prepare, it is still very likely that some degree of damage will be done. Most of the time, when there is damage, there is debris that needs to be…(Read More)

Bulldozers in Heavy Equipment Industry

To fully grasp the importance of the bulldozer and the role it plays in the heavy equipment and construction industries, we must start by looking at the history of the machine. From there, we will digress into the features of the bulldozer and its functions within construction sites and other places where it is used…(Read More)

Lattice Boom Crane Programs

DISCLAIMER: The following information is supplemental to OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction and in particular CFR 1926.1403 and 1926.1412. Erecting a lattice boom crane is a lengthy and complex process. It can last for days. In order to get it done, you need a team of skilled…(Read More)

Compact or mini excavators are relatively new to the heavy equipment industry. The first compact excavators hit the heavy equipment market in Japan during the very late 1960s. It wasn’t until the ’80s that compact excavators made their way to North America. While they are still more popular in Asia and Europe, the demand…(Read More)

Ground work in construction requires a slew of different machines depending on the job. Below are a few different types of heavy equipment machinery commonly used in construction and mining. At the Heavy Equipment Colleges of America, you can learn the essential skills you need to operate heavy equipment such as the machines listed here…(Read More)

Virtual reality technology is becoming increasingly commonplace and more accessible to the general population. While many people are purchasing VR headsets to play games and experience things they otherwise could not, skilled trade training programs will begin to incorporate similar technologies to take their training to the next level. Heavy equipment training is one type…(Read More)

https://youtu.be/_dGrDco2AeM   Heavy Equipment Colleges of America is proud to offer training programs that provide students with the necessary skills, and knowledge, to become a heavy equipment operator. Each campus is devoted to carefully training students, and readying them for a future as a heavy equipment operator. If you are passionate about…(Read More)

Heavy Equipment Certification

Technical and practical knowledge of heavy equipment and how to use such machines is a vital part of the job for those who operate them at construction sites and elsewhere. The more certified workers an employer has on-site can drastically reduce the number of potentially fatal workplace mishaps. Education of proper equipment and techniques…(Read More)

https://youtu.be/u9ku6g4a5wo   HEC student Larry Walden, is a graduate who completed level 1, 2, and crane. When asked about his time at Heavy Equipment Colleges, he replied with a smile, simply saying “it’s awesome”. At HEC, we have excellent training programs that can help students get through school and into the…(Read More)

Inspecting a Backhoe Pre-Shift Inspecting equipment before beginning work in any job setting is important to your own safety and the safety of others. This is especially true when working with heavy equipment machines. Heavy equipment needs to be carefully inspected prior to operating. After all, should you unknowingly operate a faulty machine, the…(Read More)