Excavator buckets are made of solid steel and generally present teeth protruding from the cutting edge, to disrupt hard material and avoid wear-and-tear of the bucket. Subsets of the excavator bucket are: the ditching bucket, trenching bucket, A ditching bucket is a wider bucket with no teeth, 5–6 feet (1.5–1.8 m) used for excavating larger excavations and grading stone. A trenching excavator bucket is normally 6 to 24 in (150 to 610 mm) wide and with protruding teeth.
NORCROSS, Ga. (Nov. 10, 2016) – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas today said it will soon offer a “Trimble-ready” option, enabling customers to order Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators with factory-installed Trimble machine control and positioning systems.
The Volvo EC220E crawler excavator builds on the strong reputation of the previous D-Series model with reduced emissions and fuel consumption, as well as enhanced power and productivity. The 22-ton Volvo EC220E is the newest excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment and is fitted with a top-range Tier 4 Final Volvo
When you add a GPS system, you use the same controls, but you get a display of your bucket location relative to the design grade. How does it all work? Grading and Excavation Contractor sought out answers from several manufacturers, and here is what they said.
When you add a GPS system, you use the same controls, but you get a display of your bucket location relative to the design grade. How does it all work? Grading and Excavation Contractor sought out answers from several manufacturers, and here is what they said. Volvo Construction Equipment uses
(WEST FARGO, N.D. – February 2015) Bobcat® compact excavator owners can increase performance, profitability and productivity by adding the new Bobcat Depth Check system option – a grade control system. The system is available for use with E32, E32i, E35, E35i, E42, E45, E50 and E55 models, with either standard
By Lori Lovely
When Andy Brown’s boss at Freestone Construction LLC saw a three-prong ripper with an unusual tooth design offered by Leading Edge Attachments, he bought one for a midsize 50,000-pound track hoe. That was in December 2012; by January 2013 he had purchased a second one. The Waynesboro, NC-based company, which
Manufacturers and system providers of machine-control systems and productivity-enhancing tools are responding to what they acknowledge is a tough market in which budgets are tight by providing high-tech solutions at lower costs. It’s a response to some contractors who are not investing in technology because of cash flow challenges and
By Carol Wasson
While grade control is prevalent in the grader/dozer market, its acceptance on the excavator front is still an emerging trend. However, with the further “ruggedization” of machine-control systems, excavator-specific use is definitely on the rise. As more greenfield projects are created (and as the economy continues to recover), industry leaders
By Lori Lovely
The off-season typically engenders plans for preventive maintenance. A proper regimen should include more than changing the oil and kicking the tires—and, with the economy in a continued slump, extending the life of expensive machinery has become an even more important element of the financial equation for many contractors.