Some people just love their construction equipment so much that they have to sing about it. Either that or they get hired by a major equipment manufacturer to create a viral marketing video. No matter what the reason to sing about it, it’s still pretty entertaining.
“Dozer Pride” is the official theme song for CAT’s D6N, which has more net horsepower, more efficiency and allows you to be more productive than the previous D6 Dozer, according to the company. It’s no secret that CAT has been struggling recently, having laid off thousands of employees, so creating a catchy song about their product will at least get people to talk about their company. I have to admit, it’s been stuck in my head ever since I heard it.
It’s surprisingly not a bad rap…is that how you would say that? Are the kids going to think I’m cool when they read this? Anyway, I was expecting some terrible lyrics and even worse delivery, but it’s enjoyable. You can even download the song as a ringtone from CAT’s website for free by clicking here. Get that Dozer Pride right on your phone, son. Oh boy, it’s already catching on.
There’s a possible pick up line in the song for all you smooth guys out there:
“Do you know what you mean to me
You’re more than machinery”
Also, some sage advice for those of you constantly in trouble:
“Ride in my dozer,
Take pride in my dozer,
When my wife is mad I go and hide in my dozer”
Construction Junkie may have also found our new tagline:
“Yeah, don’t be one of those non-factor contractors, you know what I’m saying.”
Tool box safety talks are super important, but sometimes they can be pretty dry. In order to keep people engaged and committed to jobsite safety, sometimes you have to mix it up a little bit. A construction company in New Zealand has an aspiring rapper on their team and they decided to enlist his help for a safety talk and it’s pretty entertaining. This company isn’t the first company to use rap music to send a message, as Caterpillar also released a rap about their bulldozers.
This is a guest post by Bob Wells, a retired HVAC tech who now dedicates himself to sharing knowledge on his website hvactraining101.com.
No matter what our specialty, once we’ve been on a construction-related job a few years, we’ve got a few stories to tell. A lot of them start with “How the he**” did that get there, or “YUCK!”
Sometimes parked cars get in the way of construction, there’s no doubt about it. Those types of situations are handled on a case-to-case basis, it seems. There are the extreme reactions, such as smashing the cars with heavy machinery to get them out of the way, or using a skid steer to move – and damage – a legally parked car. There’s also the option to simply have it towed, reducing any liability that you or your company might have after causing so much damage. There’s apparently also a fourth option, which is to completely ignore the area around a parked car and let the internet laugh about it.
There’s no doubt that construction workers love a good prank and some of them get pretty creative. Our favorites in the past have included the seismic test prank, the fake bear on site prank, and the “staple in the finger” prank. Obviously, as far as messing around on the job site goes, the least dangerous as the prank is, the better.
Construction Junkie has shared a lot of demolition videos. Typically, people line up waiting for the moment when the building explodes with their eyes peeled and cameras ready, just waiting for the perfect video. This video, however, is much different.
If you were out looking for elves, the first logical place you’d look would be the North Pole, but that may not actually be the easiest place to find them. According to a couple news stories from this year, elves can wreak some serious havoc on construction projects in Iceland, if they’re unhappy.
I’m not afraid to admit that I once with through a short phase in my life when I was really into disco music. I was a child and those were the only dance moves I knew. You may think you hate disco music, but you have to admit, at minimum, your leg starts bouncing or your head starts bobbing when Rick James, KC & The Sunshine Band, or the Bee Gees come on the radio.
So, you can blame that period in my life for taking the time to write about a concrete mix truck that’s been dressed up as a disco ball.
Holes are dug every day on construction sites throughout the world, but they have a purpose, whether they’re for foundations, utility lines, or ponds. The hole is typically not the end game, it’s usually the beginning. That’s not true for game company The Cards Against Humanity, though, as they recently dug a hole for 2 days for absolutely no reason and got paid a bunch of money to do it.
“They don’t build ‘em like they used to,” as people love to say. That phrase could definitely be applicable to the 93 year old Broadway Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas, that refused to fall even after it was lined with explosives. This certainly isn’t the first time a demolition has failed and it’s probably not the last.