Tag: auger

An auger is a drilling device, or drill bit, that usually includes a rotating helical screw blade called a “flighting” to act as a screw conveyor to remove the drilled out material. The rotation of the blade causes the material to move out of the hole being drilled.

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John Deere offers 90-inch severe-duty construction buckets as part of the Worksite Pro attachment lineup. Designed to take advantage of the improved performance and boom design of the large-frame 332G skid steer and 333G compact track loader (CTL), these buckets are redefining expectations of what compact equipment can accomplish.

Project Profile: The Long, Long Highway

Project Profile: The Long, Long Highway

One would expect that an incredibly long highway that connects Mexico and Canada would have tons of songs, myths, and stories written about it. But not so. The lore of US Route 62 or US Highway 62 (US 62) probably does exist in family stories and communities along the way,

Boxer® Introduces New Models at The Rental Show

Boxer® Introduces New Models at The Rental Show

Winn, Mich. (February 23, 2017) – Morbark, LLC, will be debuting two new models of Boxer mini-skid steers at The Rental Show, held by the American Rental Association from February 27 through March 1, in Orlando, Florida. Both models, the 600HD and the 700HDX, are designed to reduce hand labor

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Grading & Excavation Contractor.

Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact ­equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on

Slide Rail Rules!

Slide Rail Rules!

Often touted as the most flexible shoring system available, the slide-rail system is a vertical sheeting and trench support system that allows an excavation to be safely and economically shored from ground level to subgrade without any soil movement. Arguably, the slide-rail system has become the preferred shoring method for

Concrete Pavement Construction Techniques

Concrete Pavement Construction Techniques

When the design is completed and approved, actual construction can begin. As with most things, concrete pavement construction starts at the bottom with its subgrade and base layers. A well compacted subgrade is essential to provide adequate density, moisture content, durability, stability, resistance strength, and modulus. Poor and poorly prepared

New Horizons

New Horizons

Throughout the market, municipal solid waste (MSW) collection vehicle manufacturers are offering various cutting-edge technologies and hint at possible changes that may translate from “science fiction” to reality.

Compact, Rubber-Tire Paver Offers Maneuverability,  Performance Power

Compact, Rubber-Tire Paver Offers Maneuverability, Performance Power

Chattanooga, Tenn. – (December 12, 2016) – The Roadtec RP-170e is a rubber-tire 8’ (2.5m) Highway Class, asphalt paver. The machine features a 6′ 4″ (1905 mm) wheelbase designed to offer greater maneuverability without sacrificing performance in traction or pushing power. The hopper width is 10″ 5″ (3175 m) with

They’re So Unusual

They’re So Unusual

A drone flies through the air capturing data from a construction project. A directional drilling system that looks like a large version of the “Transformer” toy is helping contractors make and break joints for pipes. A compressed air canon is launching nails on a job site. A machine is doing

Herbold Plastcompactor Features New Force Feed System

Herbold Plastcompactor Features New Force Feed System

SMITHFIELD, RI — Herbold has introduced a new optional force feed mechanism for its popular line of HV Plastcompactor Densifiers used to agglomerate low bulk density material. The resulting agglomerate has a higher bulk density than the source material with improved flow characteristics.

While traditional gravity feeding is appropriate in some

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