Are you familiar with road construction equipment? Can you differentiate the kinds of large-scale and small-scale types of construction equipment you see on the roads? If you said yes to these questions, then it's high time you tested your knowledge. Take this quiz and see for yourself as to where you'll end up!
You might think at first that this kind of quiz is strangely hard. But actually, you just need to recall the many times that you may have passed some kind of road construction going on. Whether they are fixing up a damaged road, cleaning up one, or maybe widening a very narrow one, chances are you may have seen the many kinds of road construction equipment that's displayed out there, in full view of the public. And many of these pieces of equipment have also been exposed or featured in various kinds of pop culture media, surely. Constant repetition of such things tends to stick with us for a longer time.
So, do you think you can finally distinguish these handy-dandy or heavy-duty road construction equipment? Drive away with the quiz! Good luck!
When cementing, what’s this circular equipment used to "cook up" things?
A concrete mixer is that vehicle you see with the big drum that revolves around at the back. That's where they mix water and cement to become concrete.
When a fallen tree leaves a part, which equipment do you need to clear it?
A stump grinder is a specialized equipment designed to eliminate any tree stumps that might have been left prior to doing formal road work construction. These powerful tools can hack away whatever stump is left there on the ground.
When you need to dig, what’s the basic equipment for that?
An excavator is much like a backhoe, only it's not exactly the whole machinery with wheels. An excavator is a hydraulic-powered excavating mechanism attached to a track, while a backhoe has its own wheels as a stand-alone vehicle.
If you need a vehicle with a pivot joint, you need to use which equipment?
An articulated truck has a special pivot joint in its mechanism, making it very flexible for travel. This comes in handy when doing road construction works, and materials need to be delivered in areas where there are very, very sharp turns.
To alert the public of an ongoing road construction ahead, these markers could be placed at the edges of the work area. What are they called?
Yellow lamp alert
Traffic cones are usually placed in certain areas to alert incoming vehicles of ongoing road construction work in a specific section of the road. They're usually colored orange so they are easier to see.
Can you tell the name of another kind of cleaning or surface maintenance equipment?
A road sweeper is a special vehicle that has attached circular spinning brushes with water sprays which sweeps through a road when needed. It's useful for cleaning the road construction site after the job is done, or it's used to finish off the job.
To clean up a site, what heavy-duty version of a cleaner do you need?
A heavy-duty broom looks like a wheeled drum rolling machine, but with brush-like material for the drum roll. This brush contraption looks like it's attached to the front end of a small vehicle that operates it.
When you need some air and some pressure with it, what equipment provides that in a heavy-duty way?
A construction compressor is basically an air compressor that road construction workers use if they need the services of pressurized air. These are usually portable in design, so they will be easy to transport on the road.