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A “bucket” or pail is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with an open top and a flat bottom, attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail. A common volume is 10 liters (dm³).

Sea Rise

Sea Rise

When perspectives on sea level rise are considered they might easily take on the glass half-empty or glass half-filled analogy. For many, the glass is half empty and spells doom for thriving municipalities, helplessly sinking into the sea—reminiscent of the cinematic moment in which Charlton Heston finds the Statue of

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

John Deere Loads Up on 30 New Bucket Options for Four-Wheel Drive Loaders

John Deere Loads Up on 30 New Bucket Options for Four-Wheel Drive Loaders

MOLINE, Ill. (May 16, 2017) — Designed to enhance productivity and efficiency, John Deere is debuting its enhanced production series buckets for the 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader models. The enhanced production buckets offer several new features, including an improved bucket profile, integrated narrow spill guards, bushed static bucket

Compact Excavators for Small- to Mid-Sized Jobs

Compact Excavators for Small- to Mid-Sized Jobs

If you’re a contractor working on mid-size to smaller projects, there’s good news to be found in the growth of the compact excavators for small- to mid-sized jobs. All the major manufacturers continue to provide the industry with a wide variety of choices in both size and attachment options—especially in

Turn Your Loader Into an Efficient Debris-Removal Machine

Turn Your Loader Into an Efficient Debris-Removal Machine

BEDFORD, PA – Rockland’s new clean-up grapple is designed to turn your loader into a more efficient debris-removal machine.  The clean-up grapple functions like a claw—allowing operators to scoop and load leaves, garden waste, manure, wood chips, and other debris with ease.  

Rockland’s clean-up grapple features two independent hydraulic clamps

Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

Given the rough conditions inherent on landfill landscapes, “anywhere the machine comes in contact with the waste can be a point of origination for wear and tear,” points out Tom Griffith, senior system and waste application specialist for Caterpillar.

Engcon tilts automatically with Leica Geosystems

Engcon tilts automatically with Leica Geosystems

Strömsund, Sweden, May 4, 2017 – In collaboration with world-leading tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon, Leica Geosystems has developed iXE CoPilot, an auto-tilt function. In combination with a 2D or 3D excavator guidance system, Engcon’s control system DC2 and ePS (engcon Positioning System) will then Engcon’s tiltrotators get a revolutionary feature that

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air

We’ve talked a lot about drought and desertification in many different parts of the world. A new technology is showing promise for getting a bit more water where it’s needed—not enough to completely alleviate the problem in drought-stricken regions or to support agriculture or revegetation on a large scale, but

Komatsu America Corp. introduces new PC290LL-11 Log Loader

Komatsu America Corp. introduces new PC290LL-11 Log Loader

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 1, 2017 — Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup.  Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a

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