Tag: compactor

A compactor is a machine or mechanism used to reduce the size of waste material or soil through compaction. A trash compactor is often used by a home or business to reduce the volume of trash. Normally powered by hydraulics, compactors take many shapes and sizes.

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

Compaction is an essential part of the grading and excavating process because it is the component of the process that provides stabilization for the rest of the project, points out Ed Brenton, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “Without proper compaction, a job will fail in the future,” adds Brenton.

The Backhoe Tech Boost

The Backhoe Tech Boost

Contractors turn to a host of machines when they’re taking on grading and excavation projects. But few machines are as handy as the backhoe.

Brian Hennings, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders with John Deere Construction & Forestry, refers to the backhoe as the Swiss Army Knife of the construction industry. “The different attachments

Body of Work

Body of Work

A trash hauler should buy a collection vehicle based on his needs, but those needs vary from region to region and from application to application. Other factors also affect the decision. Trends have changed: The truck that was popular 10 years ago is not the most popular now. Emissions

Case Studies in Dust Control

Case Studies in Dust Control

Air quality is essential for the environment and for the people and animals who breathe that air. A big part of ensuring that the air is of high quality is keeping it free of dust.

Advanced Compaction Machines for Intelligent Compaction

Advanced Compaction Machines for Intelligent Compaction

Temperature mapping provides the operator with a temperature “map” showing the path of the compactor overlaid with the last recorded surface temperature.

The Density Direct system’s calibration screen enables the user to set the project’s target density. Once fully calibrated with data specific to the application, the Volvo Intelligent Compaction with

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.

Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs

Maximizing Efficiency and Safety at MRFs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) points out on its website that while recycling is good for the environment, it can be dangerous for workers. Certain materials in the wastestream directly pose hazards to workers. Additional hazards include vehicle traffic, moving machine parts, unexpected machine startup, lifting injuries, slips,

GX—Reader Favorites

GX—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

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