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.”
It’s a tale (tail) as old as time: a horse walks into a construction trench, gets stuck, has to be lifted out of it by a helicopter. The trench didn’t appear to be that deep, so I don’t think OSHA is going to need to get involved with this one.
Demolitions by implosion seems like the easiest way to knock down a structure, but there is so much preparation that goes into it that even the slightest mistake can have a huge impact. When smokestacks are demolished correctly, it can be a thing of beauty, like when these two silos in Scotland hit each other midair or when this asbestos filled stack was precisely demolished to fall into a pool of water. Things didn’t go so smoothly for demolition crews in Denmark last week, however.
Sometimes irony just makes a story too hard not to share.
Getting the perfect view of a major building demolition can get you millions of hits, or even better, shared by us right here on Construction Junkie. Have your video get epic-ly photobombed and you’ll get even more views and definitely shared by us.
If you’ve ever wondered what the worst way to get rid of a puddle is, you’re about to find out.
Look, it’s been a long week.
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.