Crawler Dozer Rentals and Rental Rates
Crawler Dozer Bulldozer Rentals from Team Tractor and Equipment Rentals in Phoenix, Arizona provide optimal power and performance on construction jobs. A bulldozer that uses a crawler tractor to move around is also called a crawler loader. Renters can use these earthmoving machines for a variety of applications in construction, mining, and more.
Team Equipment Rentals gives you the flexibility that each job requires with the performance and productivity you expect. With just one call or click, you will have your equipment on the road, no matter how much you need, how soon or how long you need it. By working together, you and Team Equipment Rentals can design a solution that helps you grow your business while controlling risks and costs. By renting heavy machinery you get the benefit of having a large inventory of equipment with specialized top-level backup.
Contractors can conserve capital by renting a dozer. Companies often will rent when they need a specific item for a particular job, especially in times of uncertainty to avoid taking on more expense if lacking a stable backlog. In turn, the contractor may add that cost to the job pricing. Renting makes sense, so you are not taking on that additional expense. For customers aiming to learn more about a piece of equipment and to try it out before investing, dealers often will offer a rental-purchase option. Those, typically, last about six months, and the rental payment can be applied to a down payment if the contractor then decides to finance it.
Bulldozers and crawler loaders feature an arm on the front with a scoop attachment. On the back, there is often a claw-like attachment, as well.
There are a few things that make bulldozers and crawler loaders appealing for certain jobs, including:
Strength: These machines are typically very powerful yet need just one person to operate the controls.
Size: Large dozers and crawler tractors can move large amounts of dirt at once, cutting down the time to complete a task. Versatility: In addition to shifting earth, these machines can load trucks, rough grade a surface, or grind down a rock. Movement: When using a crawler loader, the wide tracks distribute the dozer’s weight, which allows you to work on soft ground, mud, and sand without sinking.
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Bulldozers and crawler loaders are commonly used as construction equipment. Due to their large size and significant power, crawlers and dozers are often seen on construction sites. Besides construction, you can use dozers and crawlers for landscaping, mining, road work, farming, excavation, and more. Their versatility makes them a popular choice for equipment rentals. If you’re looking for the right tools, Team Equipment Rentals has the best dozer and crawler supply in Arizona for all your business needs. Dozers are great for digging, grading, and leveling.
About Crawler Dozers
A bulldozer is a crawler (continuous tracked tractor) equipped with a substantial metal plate (known as a blade) used to push large quantities of soil, sand, rubble, or other such material during construction or conversion work and typically equipped at the rear with a claw-like device (known as a ripper) to loosen densely compacted materials. Bulldozers can be found on a wide range of sites, mines and quarries, military bases, heavy industry factories, engineering projects and farms. The term "bulldozer" correctly refers only to a tractor (usually tracked) fitted with a dozer blade.
Most often bulldozers are large and powerful tracked heavy equipment. The tracks give them excellent ground holding capability and mobility through very rough terrain. Wide tracks help distribute the bulldozer's weight over a large area (decreasing ground pressure), thus preventing it from sinking in sandy or muddy ground. Extra wide tracks are known as swamp tracks or LGP (low ground pressure) tracks. Bulldozers have transmission systems designed to take advantage of the track system and provide excellent tractive force. Because of these attributes, bulldozers are often used in road building, construction, mining, forestry, land clearing, infrastructure development, and any other projects requiring highly mobile, powerful, and stable earth-moving equipment. Another type of bulldozer is the wheeled bulldozer, which generally has four wheels driven by a 4-wheel-drive system and has a hydraulic, articulated steering system. The blade is mounted forward of the articulation joint, and is hydraulically actuated.
The bulldozer's primary tools are the blade and the ripper.
The first bulldozers were adapted from Holt farm tractors that were used to plow fields. The versatility of tractors in soft ground for logging and road building contributed to the development of the armoured tank in World War I.
In 1923, a young farmer named James Cummings and a draftsman named J. Earl McLeod made the first designs for the bulldozer. A replica is on display at the city park in Morrowville, Kansas where the two built the first bulldozer. On December 18, 1923, Cummings and McLeod filed U.S. patent #1,522,378 that was later issued on January 6, 1925 for an "Attachment for Tractors." By the 1920s, tracked vehicles became common, particularly the Caterpillar 60. Rubber-tired vehicles came into use in the 1940s. To dig canals, raise earth dams, and do other earth-moving jobs, these tractors were equipped with a large thick metal plate in front. (The blade got its curved shape later). In some early models the driver sat on top in the open without a cabin. There are three main types of bulldozer blades: a U-blade for pushing and carrying dirt relatively long distances, a straight blade for "knocking down" and spreading piles of dirt, and a brush rake for removing brush and roots. These attachments (home-built or built by small equipment manufacturers of attachments for wheeled and crawler tractors and trucks) appeared by 1929. Widespread acceptance of the bull-grader does not seem to appear before the mid-1930s. The addition of power down-force provided by hydraulic cylinders instead of just the weight of the blade made them the preferred excavation machine for large and small contractors alike by the 1940s, by which time the term "bulldozer" referred to the entire machine and not just the attachment. Over the years, bulldozers got bigger and more powerful in response to the demand for equipment suited for ever larger earthworks. Firms like Caterpillar, Komatsu, Case, Euclid, Allis Chalmers, Liebherr, LiuGong, Terex, Fiat-Allis, John Deere, BEML, XGMA and International Harvester manufactured large tracked-type earthmoving machines. R.G. LeTourneau and Caterpillar manufactured large rubber tired bulldozers. Bulldozers grew more sophisticated as time passed. Improvements include drivetrains analogous to (in automobiles) an automatic transmission instead of a manual transmission such as the early Euclid C-6 and TC-12 or Model C Tournadozer, blade movement controlled by hydraulic cylinders or electric motors instead of early models' cable winch/brake, and automatic grade control. Hydraulic cylinders enabled the application of down force, more precise manipulation of the blade and automated controls.
In the very snowy winter of 1946–47 in the United Kingdom, in at least one case a remote cut-off village running out of food was supplied by a bulldozer towing a big sledge carrying necessary supplies. A more recent innovation is the outfitting of bulldozers with GPS technology, such as manufactured by Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., Trimble Inc, or Leica Geosystems for precise grade control and (potentially) "stakeless" construction. As a response to the many, -and often varying claims about these systems, The Kellogg Report published in 2010 a detailed comparison of all the manufacturers' systems, evaluating more than 200 features for dozers alone. The best known maker of bulldozers is Caterpillar. Komatsu, Liebherr, Case and John Deere are present-day competitors. Although these machines began as modified farm tractors, they became the mainstay for big civil construction projects, and found their way into use by military construction units worldwide. The best-known model, the Caterpillar D9, was also used to clear mines and demolish enemy structures.