If you’ve ever seen a construction machine and wondered what it’s for, or if you’ve ever been asked what one of these engineering vehicles is called, then watch this super informative video: Every Construction Machine Explained in 15 Minutes by Practical Engineering. Host Grady Hillhouse lists a few dozen complex contraptions with visual examples and a detail or two about how they’re used.
“We talk about a lot of big structures on this channel. But, it takes a lot of big tools to build the roads, dams, sewage lift stations, and every other part of the constructed environment. To me, there’s almost nothing more fun than watching something get built, and that’s made all the better when you know what all those machines do.”
This video is also excellent for any construction spotters who love to watch lots of earthmoving equipment and construction vehicles. The last two minutes includes a sponsored message.
The featured construction machines include excavators, skid steers, loaders, dump trucks, articulated haulers, scrapers, backhoes, bulldozers, trenchers, graders, roller compactors, asphalt pavers, slip formers, asphalt mills or planers, paving trains, trailers, light towers, air compressors, diesel generators, cranes, pipe layers, telescopic handlers, boom lifts/scissor lifts, bucket trucks, road-rated all-terrain cranes, rough-terrain cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, launching gantries, pile drill rigs, pile drivers, mixer trucks, concrete pumps, ride-on trowels, mobile batching plants, shotcrete equipment, directional drilling machines, soil nail rigs, grout plants, wick drain machines, cured-in-place pipe lining equipment, and tunnel boring machines.
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