Common excavator and digger attachments
Common excavator and digger attachments

Common excavator and digger attachments

When it comes to breaking new ground on a worksite, there’s a good chance you’re going to need a specific excavator attachment to get the job done. Fortunately, modern diggers offer a variety of different attachments to suit just about any kind of application. With individual excavator attachments featuring different specifications and capabilities, making sure you know which one is best for the job at hand is hugely important.Whether you’re operating in the civil, industrial, mining or commercial sectors, MACS offers a range of high-quality construction equipment for hire. As we only work with leading manufacturers in the space, our lineup of heavy-duty equipment is perfect for a wide variety of tasks. Our premium excavator hire service ensures your team can complete their job to the highest safety, both in terms of quality and safety. Contact our expert staff to find out how our diggers will get your worksite operating at peak performance. Meanwhile, we can make sure you work with the ideal digger attachments to save time, money and effort. Reach out for a comprehensive quote and start digging as soon as possible.

What are the most common types of digger attachments?

For many worksites that require diggers, you’re going to need more than just your standard bucket. Here, we outline a selection of the most common excavator attachments to ensure you overcome any challenges you encounter on-site.

General-Purpose Bucket

With general-purpose buckets often coming included with a new digger, this is the excavator attachment that most workers are going to be familiar with. Although their design is relatively simple, general-purpose buckets can be used for a variety of jobs, including earthmoving, truck loading, grading and removing debris. These general-purpose digger attachments might typically have light breakout force, but they are great for quickly covering a large area to maximise productivity on your worksite.

Rock Bucket

Rock buckets are similar in design to general-purpose buckets, but they have a few vital differences. This type of digger attachment is specifically designed to work in demanding environments, with the addition of robust teeth to its bucket meaning you can perforate incredibly tough surfaces to clear out any rubble. Whether you need to rapidly move material off-site or shift debris from one spot to another, rock buckets are produced with strength and durability in mind to handle even the most abrasive conditions.

4-in-1 Bucket

More complex jobs demand a more complicated excavator attachment. This is where 4-in-1 buckets come in handy, as they smartly combine a standard bucket with a digger, a clamp and a grader. In addition, they also often feature serrated edges so you can better grip onto tricky materials. The flexible design of a 4-in-1 bucket means you have plenty of options for mobility. You can catch rocks and other material between each side of the open bucket, while these sharp edges can also function as a convenient dozer blade.


For a job that involves formidable rock and concrete, a hammer digger attachment is the easiest way to crush difficult materials. With these kinds of hydraulic jackhammers having undergone a range of improvements over the years, some of these excavator attachments feature sound dampening and remarkably durable designs. MACS can supply a digger hammer for a variety of applications such as demolition, excavation, trenching and asphalt cutting.

Grapples & Grabs

Grapples and grabs are also types of digger attachment that you’ll find on countless worksites around the country. While certain kinds of buckets and other excavator attachments make it possible to seize onto materials, specially designed grapples provide capacity to move and load materials and debris that just to awkward for a bucket so you can effectively finish the job. Grabs also come with a different number of fingers, typically ranging from four to seven depending on the kind of grip you need.

Speak to the excavation experts

With more than 40 years of experience working in the construction industry, MACS is regarded as one of the top Western Australian’s companies for building and design. Having supplied superior heavy-duty machinery to worksites situated around the country, we can ensure you have the perfect equipment to complete your upcoming project. Having worked alongside a range of government departments, blue-chip companies and educational institutions, our vast expertise means we know what it takes to create a safe and efficient worksite. From excavators and bobcats to tipper trucks and rock breakers, we offer our clients in the mining, commercial and industrial sectors top-notch plant and equipment hire. Whether you’re looking to complete a quick job or need something long-term, MACS’ affordable service is the best in the business. Keen to learn more? Contact our friendly customer service team for a quote regarding your specific worksite’s needs.
The Importance of Professional Concrete Work
The Importance of Professional Concrete Work
The Importance of Professional Concrete Work

The Importance of Professional Concrete Work

Concrete cutting is a challenging job that requires an expert team to get right. With each construction project requiring a range of different techniques to complete it to the highest standards, you don’t want to waste valuable time, money and effort by letting an amateur take charge. If you choose to work alongside a professional concrete drilling team like MACS, you can be certain that you’re getting a reliable workforce that can carry out the job quickly, safely and cost-effectively. From diamond cutting and drilling to concrete disposal and treatment, make sure your next project is handled by our renowned design and construction professionals. MACS’ talented team can take on any kind of big or small job, as we ensure every client is satisfied by our speed, safety and quality of work. If you need expert help with your worksite, contact MACS today to find out how we can complete your concrete cutting job with the utmost skill and efficiency.

Expert Concrete Cutting Techniques

If you hire MACS’ leading team to look after your concrete drilling project, you’ll benefit from our access to professional workers, high-end tools and the expertise that means we always know how to approach any task. Don’t make a mistake of hiring someone who doesn’t know what they are doing. Here, we take a brief look at some of the concrete cutting services we offer to our clients and their construction projects.

Diamond Cutting

With concrete being such a robust material, diamond cutting has become one of the best ways to make quick and precise manipulations for a variety of applications. Whether you’re looking to cut, reshape or remove slabs of concrete, diamond cutting is a useful technique that enables complete sawing while avoiding overcuts. Keep in mind that concrete dust contains silica – a harmful substance when inhaled – so diamond cutting uses water to reduce dust concentration by 85%.

Hand-sawing & Ring-sawing

When it comes to working in tight and awkward spaces, hand- and ring-saws are the best tools for concrete cutting. When you need to work quickly and gain access to difficult spots, these highly portable tools are just what you need. If your project requires precise cutting and delicate concrete that simply can’t be broken or overcut, hiring a professional team is the smartest choice. For everything from mechanical openings to concrete retainer walls, putting a ring-saw in expert hands is the best way to achieve a high-quality finish.

Core Drilling

Concrete core drilling is a delicate procedure that requires an experienced touch. This technique involves removing a cylinder of concrete from an existing structure, making it a commonplace task in industries such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC and drainage. With core drilling enabling precise holes to be produced in horizontal, vertical and inverted surfaces, it’s absolutely vital that you work alongside a team that knows exactly how to cut concrete and rock.

Concrete Removal & Disposal

For any kind of demolition job, you’re going to need a team of experts that know how to remove materials both safely and responsibly. This is especially true when it comes to concrete cutting, with MACS providing projects around Western Australia with workers who specialise in removing unwanted concrete. As cut concrete emits a range of harmful substances, every construction company has a responsibility to remove waste properly, with heavy fines handed out to worksites that cause unnecessary environmental damage.

Concrete Repair & Treatment

The repair and treatment of concrete is another everyday service that needs to be looked after by a professional team. Whether you’re dealing with a concrete building or a different type of structure, having an experienced workforce is critical to success. MACS can oversee the removal of damaged concrete before installing a replacement that’s both sturdy and durable, while we also specialise in the remediation of protective coatings. Plus, if your concrete needs to have a specific finish to match existing colours or textures, we can do that too.

Contact the Concrete Cutting Professionals

As one of Western Australia’s leading design and construction companies, MACS has more than 40 years of industry experience. Across materials including bitumen, concrete, limestone and brick, our concrete cutting services are perfect for a variety of small and large-scale jobs. Having previously partnered with a host of high-profile clients, ranging from government departments to massive commercial developments, our concrete drilling workforce is appropriate for everyone from civil contractors to oil and gas operations. For high-quality concrete cutting that’s safe, reliable and affordable, consider MACS for your next project. Our talented team is happy to discuss your precise needs to quickly generate a smart and comprehensive solution. Whether you need help with concrete cutting, drilling, grinding or repairs, we have the skills to surpass your expectations. Simply contact our friendly customer service team to receive a detailed quote about your project.
What Goes Into the Design and Construction Process?
What Goes Into the Design and Construction Process?

What Goes Into the Design and Construction Process?

Design and construction is a complicated process that requires skill and experience to get right. That’s why it should always be handled by a professional team. When it comes to design development, concept planning, plant and labor requirements, budget estimates, pricing schedules, and project management, it pays to go with a team that has a proven track record. Keep reading to find out more about what goes into the design and construction process so you can make the best decisions from day one.

  • Design development and concept planning

The design development phase is important because it’s where all the main ideas are laid out and presented, providing everyone with a clear understanding of the job requirements. Here you will develop the approved concept design and provide documentation to explain key concepts to all parties. This will involve coordinating work of specialist consultants, scheduling and proposing materials and machinery, preliminary meetings with staff, and the relevant authorities.

  • Plant

Plant resourcing relates to the type and number of machines that you will need to complete the job at hand. Basically, if you do not own the required equipment, then renting from a reputable supplier is your best option. Why? Because these companies can support you with high-performing, efficient, and durable machinery so you can complete the required work.

Plant hire services also extend to mechanical support and maintenance. Should a breakdown occur, an expert technician will come out to your site to get everything back up and running again? This means you won’t have to worry about delays impacting budget or getting in the way of deadlines.

  • Labour

Not only do you need to source machinery and equipment, but you also need to account for the workers themselves. This can range from specially-trained operators for excavators and loaders, to skilled and manual labourers that take care of everything else. Labour hire provides for a major advantage in that you can quickly bring on more hands when required, without the need to contract staff for extended periods of time. The costs and time involved in recruiting are also eliminated, as advertising and interviewing of candidates is carried out by a labor-hire company.

  • Budget estimates

Coming in within budget is key to any successful project, that’s why working with a professional team is important. They will be able to provide accurate budget estimates so you can factor in all of the data, ensuring that you understand the cost projections from day one. This means you won’t have to worry about unforeseen expenses adding up over time, and that everything will fit within the agreed budget. Pricing schedules also fall within this idea too, as an experienced team will be across all the important facts and figures relating to purchases and expenses.

  • Project management

Making sure that all aspects of the design and construction process are performed properly falls under the umbrella of project management. Basically, a professional company will take care of everything, from planning and communication within teams to organising for supplies and machinery to be dropped off on time and at the right location. Without sound project management, problems can quickly arise and the process can break down.

Speak to our design and construction professionals

MACS provides a professional design and construction service to customers in Western Australia. We pride ourselves on delivering great results and we provide a standout level of support and expertise at all times.

Got a question? Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll happily provide more information. Call today or click to get a quote.

The Advantages of Choosing a Professional Demolition Crew
The Advantages of Choosing a Professional Demolition Crew

The Advantages of Choosing a Professional Demolition Crew

When it comes to construction, choosing a professional team is always key. Doing so will ensure that your project is completed to the highest standards and that it comes in on time and within budget. Demolition is no different. Check out this blog from the team at MACS Australia to learn about the advantages of choosing a professional demolition crew for your next project.

  • Safety

One of the most important things to understand about demolition work is that it is high-risk work. A professional crew can produce methods and risk analysis to ensure that all work carried out meets the required safety standards and risk mitigation controls are applied. This means that staff, visitors, public and neighboring properties, and/or structures will always be accounted for. 

  • Efficiency

If projects being completed on time is important for your operation, then you’ll want to choose a team that is efficient in everything they do. This can come down to the type of machinery that is deployed to the engineered methods and techniques that are adopted. Whether you require a partial demolition in a live environment or an entire structural collapse, a trusted demolition crew will work methodically to accelerate project schedules, without compromising safety.

  • Engineering

The first thing most people think when they see demolition is ‘WOW!’, then comes ‘How easy did that come down!’. The easier and simpler demolition seems, generally means the more behind the scenes work that is required to devise a method strategy that accounts for all site, structure, and environmental factors. A demolition company with its own specialist demolition experienced engineering design team that has access to third party engineering validation is critical to the successful safe delivery of a demolition project.

  • Waste Management

A major component of demolition is the waste material that is produced through the demolition process. Importantly given the age and era of most structures being demolished today, hazardous materials management, forms a major part of demolition and ties in with how waste materials will be proactively dealt with to provide a sustainable approach. Having a contractor that has an experienced management team with an understanding of waste, hazardous materials, and potential recycling and reuse initiatives will allow for a green-friendly project allowing the diversion of waste materials from landfills.

  • Project Management

Good project management is dependent on communication and an understanding of all stakeholder requirements. The prepared, knowledgeable, and professional management team will be able to collaborate at all levels to get the job done and provide a solutions based approach to all challenges that may arise.

  • Costing & Estimates

Everybody understands the importance of meeting a budget. With an inexperienced team, you run the risk of costs blowing out due to unassessed project requirements, faulty machinery, and ineffective methods. Problems can quickly escalate and equipment can break down. Damage can be caused to other structures, neighboring properties, or the public and can end up costing you a lot more money than you anticipated.

Demolition and hazardous removal services that you can rely on

If you’re looking to work with a professional demolition team, then we can help. MACS Australia offers a range of turnkey demolition and decommissioning services tailored to the individual project requirements of each client.

We can help with commercial and industrial demolition, deconstruction, feasibility studies, hazardous removal and remediation, recycling and resource recovery, engineering plus more.

Why choose to work alongside MACS Australia?

MACS Australia Group delivers high-quality construction, demolition, and maintenance services to municipal, commercial, and resource clients across Western Australia.

Look to us for a standout level of support and advice across all projects. MACS operates in a way that is professional and reliable, so you can rest assured that all your needs will be met with ease.

Got a question? Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll happily provide more information. Call today on 08 9439 8000 or click to get a quote.

Portable Mining Sites – How Can They Help With Your Operation?
Portable Mining Sites – How Can They Help With Your Operation?

Portable Mining Sites Portable Mining Sites

Portable mining sites are used every day across Australia and offer a range of operational benefits. They are easy to set up and take down, provide everything you need and act as a cost-effective option for companies that need to relocate on a regular basis. You can also choose from a variety of different designs to suit your particular needs and requirements. Interested in finding out more about the advantages of portable mining sites? Check out this blog from the team at MACS Australia.  Let’s start with the basics.

What is a portable mining site? 

A portable mining site is a structure that is set up on a semi-permanent basis to support a team for the duration of their mining operations. As the name suggests, they can be set up and then relocated as needed. The advantage being that there’s no complicated construction required. This makes them ideal for the mining industry where crews constantly need to relocate based on the demand for work.  Now that we’ve covered what a portable mining site is, let’s look at why they may be a good fit for your operation.  
  • Easy to set up and take down
  Portable mining camps are pre-made and ready to go. They arrive pre-fabricated with everything that your team needs so there’s no need to waste time on building and constructing a camp yourself. Just as they are easy to set up, they are just as easy to disassemble. This means you can easily relocate once a job has finished, or work in a particular area is no longer required.   
  • Cost effective
  The cost-effectiveness of portable mining sites makes them particularly advantageous. Not only will you be able to save money on construction and reassembly, but you’ll save on rent fees and expensive transport costs. This is key for both small and large-scale operations that are looking to limit overheads and boost profitability. Expect projects to come in on time and within budget as a result.  
  • Comfort
  Portable mining camps provide for all your needs and offer a great level of comfort for workers. This extends to everything from recreation areas and kitchens to training and administration facilities. High quality fittings and features can also be included to boost livability. Whether it’s TV and entertainment units, amenities, full-service kitchens or anything else, know that you’ll be well prepared for short and long-term projects. 

Speak to us about portable mining camp solutions

We can help if you’re looking to support your operation with portable mining camps. MACS operates across Western Australia and provides a standout level of service every time. Look to us for custom-designed options that extend to mining and accommodation buildings, mining dongas, kitchens, wet mess areas, training facilities, recreation spaces and more. Get in touch on 08 9439 8000 or get a quote today.