Tag: backhoe

A mechanical excavator that draws toward itself a bucket attached to a hinged boom.

For Skid-steer Loaders, Small Is Smart

For Skid-steer Loaders, Small Is Smart

For a growing number of grading and excavation contractors, skid-steer loaders aren’t an option, they’re a necessity. Here’s a look at how these amazing machines can pay off, as well as some tips for buying the one that’s just right for you.

Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

SAVANNAH, GA (April 5, 2017) — JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries. Additionally, Fox-Marrs is responsible for production at JCB North

Vacuum Excavators: Preventing Damage

Vacuum Excavators: Preventing Damage

For Jason Proctor, product manager for vacuum excavation for Ditch Witch, contractors who invest in vacuum excavators are buying a sort of insurance policy, one that could even save their businesses. His point is well taken. Vacuum excavators increase the odds that construction crews won’t accidently cut into gas, water, or

Security That Can Happen in a Vacuum

Security That Can Happen in a Vacuum

For Jason Proctor, product manager for vacuum excavation for Ditch Witch, contractors who invest in vacuum excavators are buying a sort of insurance policy, one that could even save their businesses. His point is well taken. Vacuum excavators increase the odds that construction crews won’t accidently cut into gas, water, or

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

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 larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and

Safety: Excavation and Trenching Dangers

Safety: Excavation and Trenching Dangers

Workplace safety solution professionals: How many times do we see excavation and sewer workers working unprotected in trenches? Trenches are literally filled with a variety of potential safety and environmental hazards. Cave-ins are perhaps the most feared trenching hazard as one cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car. Asphyxiation due to

JCB North America Adds Hendershot Equipment Company to Expanding Dealer Network

JCB North America Adds Hendershot Equipment Company to Expanding Dealer Network

STEPHENVILLE, TX (Feb. 13, 2017) — Hendershot Equipment Company, LLC, a premier agriculture equipment dealership with locations in Stephenville and Decatur, Texas, has added a new, JCB-dedicated division to its operations, Hendershot JCB. The new division will carry a variety of JCB’s industry-leading construction equipment, including backhoe loaders and telehandlers, rough terrain

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