Management of Off-highway Plant and Equipment provides a working knowledge of plant management for today's engineers, managers and students, and explains concisely and clearly the factors to be considered during investment in, and management of, construction equipment. It compares the cost of leasing with those of purchase, discusses ways of achieving optimum economic usage of plant, and covers issues of health and safety, licensing and the logistics of maintenance.
Preface. Introduction. 1. Equipment Policy. 2. Hire and Rental of Equipment. 3. Organisation of Hire Companies and Departments. 4. Types of Equipment. 5. Plant Operative Training and Education. 6. Economic Comparison of Equipment Alternatives. 7. Equipment Profitability. 8. Equipment Acquisition. 9. Systematic Selection of Equipment 10. Calculation of a Hire Rate. 11. Maintenance of Equipment. 12. Health and Safety at Work. 13. Insurance and Licensing Legalities. 14. Plant Planning and Programming. 15. Budgetary Control and Costing. 16. Cash Flow. 17. Financial Management. 18. Use of Computers in Management of Construction Equipment. 19. Overseas Operations. 20. New Developments in Plant Telemetry. Index.