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Grading & Excavation Contractor Weekly

Hydromodification

Hydromodification

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Growing up, and well into my adulthood, I collected comic books. I loved getting the latest issues of The Amazing Spiderman or the Uncanny X-Men. Fantastic Four and The Hulk also received a large amount of my attention. It was through these comic books that I was introduced to the  … Read More

Dump Trailers: Big Payloads Mean Big Savings

Dump Trailers: Big Payloads Mean Big Savings

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The factors that go into making an appropriate selection from among the choices depend on job site needs and regulations.

Clement Industries offers a wide variety of steel and aluminum dump trailers for different operations, designed to be lightweight and durable. “On the steel side, we make everything from bottom dumps  … Read More

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

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While inspection and maintenance are a critical part of BMP performance, it’s all too often overlooked…until it’s too late. The result? Poor performance, unforeseen maintenance costs, inspection surprises, and possible fines. So, why not be proactive and keep your post-construction stormwater BMPs a step ahead of the inspectors?

Join Steven Polk  … Read More

Benefits of Side Dump Trailers

Benefits of Side Dump Trailers

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A side dump trailer offers a great deal of versatility, points out Nick Jensen, president of the Thurston Manufacturing Co.’s side dump trailers can haul anything from rip-rap to demolition materials . . . even trees, he adds.

“They’re fantastic for hauling dirt in to road construction projects where you have  … Read More

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

BMP Construction Methods and Techniques

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Even the best stormwater BMP design, ultimately is only as good as its construction. And the key to successful construction? A balanced mix of field engineering, natural science know-how, and great construction technique.

Join Ted Hartsig for the fourth session of our Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs Master Class Series exploring the basics of  … Read More

BMP Design and Selection

BMP Design and Selection

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Post-construction stormwater BMPs are not one size fits all. And as the project lead – between calculating the stormwater runoff rates and volumes, calculating the flow velocity and conveyance / impoundment depths, and modeling these in your specific environment – selecting and designing the proper stormwater BMP for your site  … Read More

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

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Managing stormwater runoff and the resulting water quality issues is an ongoing challenge for urban communities. While gray infrastructure has been the traditional solution, more and more communities are instead (or in parallel) implementing green infrastructure (e.g., green roofs, bioswales, etc.) to manage their rainwater where it falls. So, what  … Read More

How Telematics Extends Equipment Life

How Telematics Extends Equipment Life

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Gaining a Competitive Edge
The construction industry is a competitive one. Those contractors who embrace telematics—and who use the systems’ full capabilities—can gain an edge, says Michael Reinhardt, telematics strategy manager with Morrow, GA-based Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment.

Contractors hate to see their machines go down for repairs. By using telematics systems to monitor  … Read More

Punching the Clock

Punching the Clock

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“Is that all, sir? Only we’ve got stuff to finish before our knocking-off time, you see, and if we stay late we have to make more money to pay our overtime, and if the lads is a bit tired we ends up earning the money faster’n we can make it,  … Read More

Why Graders and Excavators Gain Efficiency With Telematics

Why Graders and Excavators Gain Efficiency With Telematics

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There was a time when the grading and excavation contractors who bought or rented their vehicles from RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply Co. in Kansas City, KS, cared little about the telematics systems installed in them.

That’s changing. Contractors now—at least those who want to squeeze as much life as they can  … Read More

The Right Tread Pattern for Your Job Site

The Right Tread Pattern for Your Job Site

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Soil conditions can also dictate tread patterns. Aaron Murphy, vice president of Double Coin Tire says he hasn’t seen a lot of change in tread patterns because “what the equipment is doing hasn’t changed much.” Bruce Besancon, vice president of marketing for Alliance Tire Americas Inc. says changing the tread  … Read More



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