Monthly Archives: February 2016

An Extra Layer of Protection

wdvThe car is an invaluable tool for many of us. In order to minimize the effects of the elements on the cars, a product called the Car Umbrella was developed. By adding a barrier between your car and the elements, it lessens the toll your steel horse takes over the years.

In essence, the car umbrella is a cover that extends over your vehicle so that you can leave your car or stay inside when the weather is less than optimal. By extending a protective canvas, which consists of a material similar to the one used for boats’ sails, over the whole roof of the car, the umbrella safeguards it from weather conditions, such as the sun, acidic rains, leaves, dust particles or, least savory of all, bird droppings. Be advised, it is intended for use only when not driving.

The invention itself is user-friendly. Uniquely designed, it is intended for ease of use and to be polyvalent. It is made out of high-quality materials, such as copper anti-rust windproof snaps and military grade fiberglass rods. In addition, the snaps will disengage to protect the integrity of the installation in case of strong winds. The Umbrella itself is mounted on suction cups, to be installed in the middle of the car roof. With 70 kg of horizontal suction and wind ropes to protect against gusts, it makes the whole installation quite stable. All the pieces in contact with the car are made of soft materials to ensure that they do not scratch the car’s paint. Add into the mix high-quality polycarbonate fittings and a battery that operates for a full month after one charge, and this isn’t merely a simple contraption.

Installing it, on the other hand, takes a mere 30 seconds. Its canvas, 2.1 meters wide by 4 meters, can then be deployed in less than 10 seconds, using the remote which is effective up to 98 ft. (almost 30 meters) away. When its arms are extending, one is reminded of a bat spreading its wings. For storage, it can easily fit in any trunk and be carried and deployed as needed as it is only 85 cm long. You also have the option of 3 different color schemes for the canvas cover, allowing you to customize the Umbrella to fit whatever mood you’re in.

The way we see it, it provides two advantages to your car. On the one hand, it protects the outside and lessens the upkeep. Secondly, it generates an airflow and separation between the car and its surroundings. This translates into significantly lower car surface temperatures in sunny conditions, in some cases as much as 35oC, and consequently cooler temperatures inside. That way you can save on fuel if you decide to wait in the car, since the air-conditioning will not be as important, and your car will suffer much less wear and tear while it’s left parked in nature or underground parking lots.

The concept offers the protection of the same material that survives sea storms, and that says something. It will be interesting to see if the idea is pushed further, and its future iterations.


Best Qualities of a Crawler Excavator

wdIt is difficult to overestimate the significance of a crawler excavator in the category of construction machinery. This multifunctional vehicle can boast numerous special features. The first and foremost merit is the chassis with tracks that are made up of flat link chains. They provide the high level of cross-country mobility, which is so valuable on construction sites. Another factor, contributive to wide practical applicability, is the flexible configuration. The options are available in the choice of the basis and attachments.

A wide range of advantages generates strong demand for tracked excavators. Consequently, its production rates have reached a prominent percentage in the global market. And it’s reasonable that the market is highly competitive.

It is common knowledge that all virtues need to be taken care of. To get the best of a crawler excavator one should take into account some operating limitations. As there are high risks to damage the coat by the tracks, it is not allowed to drive these vehicles on the topcoat asphalt. Long-distance runs are also undesirable in order not to accelerate the depreciation process, resulting in efficiency loss.

To attain all the benefits a crawler type of excavators is capable of, it should be carefully chosen according to the future operating tasks. The choice also requires considering the peculiarities of the ground. These factors in turn influence the selection of the necessary dimensions of a vehicle and its attachments.

In space limited areas there is a possibility to use a compact version of a crawler excavator, also known as a mini-excavator. Thanks to a lower machine weight, such models can be easily moved between different sites.

As for specifically designed crawler excavators, amphibious and bucket-wheel models are worth mentioning. The structures of both of them involve only tracked versions.

An amphibious excavator is made to perform dredging while afloat in shallow water. The tracked chassis floats on sealed pontoons that are manufactured from high tension steel, invulnerable to saltwater and corrosion. The pontoon tracks are powered by a vehicle’s engine and main hydraulic pumps with traveling motors.

Bucket-wheel excavators are used as mobile strip mining machines. Their primary purpose is to remove overburden prior to coal mining. This kind of self-moving machine is one of the largest and heaviest land vehicles ever built. To allow the ground not to settle under such a considerable weight (about 13.000 t), the excavator features a dozen of 3.8-meter tracks. As a result, the pressure, exerted on the ground, doesn’t exceed the one, exerted by human’s feet.

Services Provided by a Mobile Car Valeting Business

eeMobile car valeting agencies are available to bring the services to a person’s doorstep. These companies have qualified workers who can do everything to make sure one’s car remains clean at all times, in case one has a busy schedule and no time to waste. Check below to discover what are the different types of car valeting services.

Wash and leather service

This service includes hand washing with the use of wax shampoo and full cleaning of the car’s interior leather. More to that, the experts clean the car wheels and could also do rubber dressing of the tyres and its mud flaps.

Exterior valeting services

An exterior valet service is another type of service that’s offered by mobile car valeting agencies. Exterior valeting services include broad cleaning of the outside along with hand polishing body work, with the use of five different kinds of wax which depend on the condition of the paintwork the car has. Also, these cleaners could clean the exterior vinyl surface of the vehicle by use of a plastic dressing and they could do rubber dressing of tyres and mud flaps.

Mini valets

A mini valet service is a service designed for an efficient performance and to freshen up cars inside. The cleaners will clean the inside of the car, including the mats, seats, carpet and so forth. Mobile car valeting companies only use specialist machines and have more experience to clean your car. They do the emptying of the ashtray; if you would like something extra, you could ask the cleaners to polish the windows both inside and out. Throughout this service, the cleaners will treat the vehicle dashboard and the door trims with a vinyl dressing.

Engine cleaning services

Engine cleaning is another kind of service that is delivered by car valeting firms. The cleaners use a pressure pump to clean the car engine and its compartments. Also, they could treat the car’s engine with engine lacquer. This will help to get the rubbers and engine hoses well cleaned.

The mobile car valeting agencies also have leather seat treatments. This service is only aimed at cleaning the seats. This service enables you to get liquid leather treatments that could help you restore, soften and protect the cars seats, thus, providing a chance of reinstating the finest quality aroma on the vehicle’s leather seat.

Mobile car valeting businesses are really convenient to use because they could come and clean your vehicle whenever and wherever you want. You won’t need to travel to get your car cleaned. These are a few of the most popular sorts of services that are available.


Benefits and Practical Applications of Wheel Tractors

dfvAgricultural and industrial spheres can’t go without a wheel tractor. It represents the class of high-efficient vehicles, capable of performing multiple tasks.

The dominant technical benefits include high pulling power and substantial payload capacity. So, it’s fair enough that wheel tractors are not able to run at high speeds. And if someone finds an imperfection regarding this matter, it’s reasonable to mention that the speed is another benefit of wheeled models comparing them with the tractors on tracks.

The profitability is of extra importance. The wide-spread functionality of wheeled tractor versions comes also from its relatively low total costs (including maintenance and fuel consumption). High productivity levels are possible only in case of operation on dry soils or hard-surface pavements. Besides, wheel tractors are designed to minimize the impact on the road top layers.

Modern tractors are made to be far more than just towing machines. Multifunctional use is of major priority. The diversity of attachments widens the possible practical applications of a vehicle.

Planting preparation and driveway grading require the use of rear blades. As a bonus, it perfectly manages snow removal. Buying a blade, keep in mind the width of your tractor and select the blade that is wide enough. If the dimensions are too big, the tractor might lack the power to operate it. In the reverse case, the blade won’t be as efficient. The prices depend on the flexibility of the blade. The most economic but the less practical blades are adjusted to the axis vertically. More expensive tools involve both vertical and horizontal axis rotation, allowing drivers to lower the blade to one side or the other.

Cutting works are easily performed with rear finishing mowers. They feature a three-blade system with an adjustable cutting height. Long and successful operation presupposes some restrictions of the use. Thus, the mowers aren’t designed for cutting thick weeds or brush. Furthermore, they can show their best only in large open spaces, as these attachments are hard to maneuver around tight angles. The best offers include 4-gauge wheels, a heavy deck and outer blades with separate belts.

Large fields, covered with brush and overgrown grass are in need of a rotary cutter as an implement. It’s designed to cut brush that is up to 2 inches in diameter. Note that rotary cutters are heavy-duty mowing tools and they don’t substitute lawn mowers. So, if a cutting height is adjusted too low, there is a chance of scrapping the soil. The peculiarities of operation require extra caution and chain guards.

To improve the process of seeding and fertilizing take advantage of a spreader, attached to your tractor. Spreaders are made in two versions: rotary and pendulum-action. The second type boasts a symmetric distribution pattern regardless the material you’re spreading. Both versions require the adjustment of the swath width depending on the material being spread.