Archive: May 2013

Construction Equipment and America’s Housing Recovery

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softcellThis past March, home prices in America reached their highest gain since 2006. According to recent statistics, spring home-buying season is seeing aggressive demand, and throughout the country, building and renovating is flourishing for the first time in a long time.

With spring being the season of renovations and new projects, and the recovery moving forward, U.S. neighborhoods will see construction going on just about everywhere.  With all of this construction comes the need for equipment—good news for the equipment manufacturers—which will include curbers, tampers, chippers, saw mills, industrial mixers, and more. And each of these pieces of equipment requires a good clutch—one that will provide the quality and endurance necessary for the influx of work.

New communities are being built left and right (check out this article on what’s going on in Omaha), and with that comes new sidewalks, and therefore the need for curbers.  Other people are renovating existing homes and adding new areas and features—this is where tampers come in.  For some, spring means sprucing up your property and clearing debris—leading to the need for chippers.  Then there are the saw mills who provide lumber for all the jobs, and the industrial mixers that will handle the thousands of tons of concrete and paint that are being used throughout the country.

Whatever the job, whatever the tool — the homeowners and builders who are contributing to America’s housing recovery are counting on their quality. They might not know the importance of the tools, but the manufacturers certainly do. And they know that a good tool is a sum of its parts.  Without a good clutch, you’re in trouble.

So what type and size of clutch might you need? For sawmills and chippers, go with a 6-inch clutch, size 60, 25 horsepower and 3000rpm.  For tampers and curbers, a 4-inch, size 41, 10 horsepower 3600 rpm clutch.  And for mixers, an 8-inch, size 80, 60 horsepower, 1800 rpm clutch.

Every little part, person, and job leads to the big picture of America’s restored housing market.  Remember to think small before thinking big.