Combat Worker Shortage Woes - 3 Ways a Material Placement Attachment Alleviates the Labor Shortage Labor shortages continue to be a significant pain point in the construction industry. Projects aren’t going away, but the pool of workers is shallow. To stay successful, it’s important to explore equipment options that can ensure you’re on or ahead of schedule even with a…
Case Study: Muscatine County Highway Department “The FH-R material placement attachment has allowed us to increase our efficiency by nearly 100%. We maintain about 900 miles of road during construction season and budgets aren’t getting any bigger, so it’s crucial that we get this work done in the most productive manner possible. The FH-R has enabled us to accomplish that.…
The FH-R material placement attachment cut a 4-step process down to just 2 steps. Rather than dumping material on the road and pushing it with equipment then having to clean up after, the FH-R makes it possible to put material directly where it needs to go in an efficient and accurate manner.
After demoing the FH-R material placement attachment for a day, we were impressed with the results and decided to purchase one. Since then, I have continued to be happy with the ways the FH-R has boosted efficiency as we install 1-gig fiber for high-speed internet. The FH-R allows us to place asphalt exactly where we need it.
The passing of the $1.2 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment Act opened the door for a flood of road and utility construction projects focused on rebuilding America’s infrastructure. While this presents a huge opportunity for contractors, success depends on having the right equipment to tackle projects effectively, efficiently and safely.
Some of the most dangerous roadways in the country include bustling highways, high-speed interstates and tricky intersections. But unexpected danger lies beyond big-city distractions and high-traffic roads, where the hazards relate to nature more than other vehicles.
The patented FH-R material placement attachment provides contractors with 50% reduced labor at 1/5 of the cost of traditional self-propelled equipment. Additionally, the remote-controlled design of the attachment allows the operator of the host machine to control the attachment via remote control — enhancing safety by eliminating the danger of additional workers standing along the jobsite.
Road repair projects are on the rise, but limited budgets require a reevaluation of methods and efficiency to ensure the available funds can stretch far enough. With crews facing a growing backlog of jobs, contractors are looking for ways to improve efficiency and get more done with the same amount of time and workers. Is your fleet up to the…