What happens when an offshore wind turbine needs to be transported across thousands of miles or raging fires threaten to consume your town? Instead of dialing your emergency local emergency hotline, you might want to try calling on the Heavy Metal Task Force.

Digging, mining, drilling and soaring - heavy and unique machinery have a field day as these amazing machines and their elite crews take on some of the planet's most incredible and dangerous engineering challenges.

From rescuing a passenger ship in frozen Arctic waters to transporting a fully assembled Airbus A320 wings, each episode features three different missions for our mechanical superheros to tackle. When millions of dollars, hundreds of lives and even entire cities are on the line, you want the best of the best. You want the Heavy Metal Task Force.

Heavy Metal Task Force - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-10-02

Heavy Metal Task Force - Heavy equipment - Netflix

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. They usually comprise five equipment systems: implement, traction, structure, power train, control and information. Heavy equipment functions through the mechanical advantage of a simple machine, the ratio between input force applied and force exerted is multiplied. Some equipment uses hydraulic drives as a primary source of motion.

Heavy Metal Task Force - Operating cost - Netflix

For an expense to be classified as an operating cost, it must be incurred through use of the equipment. These costs are as follows: The biggest distinction from a cost standpoint is if a repair is classified as a major repair or a minor repair. A major repair can change the depreciable equipment value due to an extension in service life, while a minor repair is normal maintenance. How a firm chooses to cost major and minor repairs vary from firm to firm depending on the costing strategies being used. Some firms will charge only major repairs to the equipment while minor repairs are costed to a project. Another common costing strategy is to cost all repairs to the equipment and only frequently replaced wear items are excluded from the equipment cost. Many firms keep their costing structure closely guarded as it can impact the bidding strategies of their competition. In a company with multiple semi-independent divisions, the equipment department often wants to classify all repairs as “minor” and charge the work to a job - therefore improving their 'profit' from the equipment.

Heavy Metal Task Force - References - Netflix