Tag: bucket teeth

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.

For the Control Freak

For the Control Freak

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

Taking Over the Machines

Taking Over the Machines

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

New Volvo EC220E Offers Best-in-Class Efficiency

New Volvo EC220E Offers Best-in-Class Efficiency

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

Excavator Bucket Control: The Basics and More

Excavator Bucket Control:
The Basics and More

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.

Excavator Bucket Control:  The Basics and More

Excavator Bucket Control: The Basics and More

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

Bobcat Introduces New Depth Check System

(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

Grounding Experiences

Grounding Experiences

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

High Tech on a Tight Budget

High Tech on a Tight Budget

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

Dig Smarter, Not Harder

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

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