Another weekend. Another freak storm.
As a hail storm hit the Mexico city of Guadalajara on the last Sunday of June 2019, people found themselves, as well as their homes and cars, buried under three to five feet of hail. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, but homes and vehicles were destroyed, some literally pushed off their foundations or off the street by the shear power of this heavy ice. And while the first of July will bring more typical hot temperatures that will melt this hail, on the day of the storm the city needed to find a way to clear many streets and public spaces.
A place like Mexico, of course, does not have any kind of snow removal equipment, so it took quick thinking on the part of many. Although there were not snow plows, both city officials and private individuals likely relied on Bobcats and various other hydraulic travel motors that were available.
Hydraulic Travel Motors Provide a Wide Variety of Services to Many Parts of the World
From construction projects to snow and hail removal, there are many ways that Bobcats, Caterpillars, and other earth moving pieces of equipment. These most versatile kinds of equipment can make the difference between a frozen Sunday in Mexico and another active day in one of the most populous cities in the country of Mexico.
You only have to drive across town in nearly any place in the country, for the world, that matter, to understand the number of ways that both large and small earth moving machines are used. Consider some of these facts and figures about the use of hydraulic travel motors in the U.S.:
- Transportation costs play a significant role in the use of excavation machines, because these excavators can weigh anywhere from 3,790 pounds to 188,716 pounds.
- Excavators can reach maximum digging depths of approximately 32 feet.
- The number of jobs in the construction equipment operation industry in 2016 was approximately 426,000.
- Compact excavators, mid-size excavators, and large excavators are the three sizes that excavators come in.
- Between the years 2016 and 2026, the construction equipment industry is expected to grow 12% from .
- The revenue of machinery maintenance and heavy equipment repair services in 2009 in the U.S. totaled $29 billion.
Few of us will ever have to deal with three feet of hail during the summer, but we will all benefit from the many kinds of construction projects that are benefitted from the latest and best excavation machines.