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.

Volvo SD45B Debuts at The Rental Show

Volvo SD45B Debuts at The Rental Show

The SD45B soil compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment is an excellent addition to any rental fleet — providing unmatched versatility and ease of service to ensure a low total cost of ownership and high return on investment.

Packed with technologically advanced features, the SD45B adapts to the application and jobsite, helping

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Grading & Excavation Contractor.

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

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

This article provides highlights from a research memorandum recently published by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) on the collection of organic wastes from high-rise buildings and apartment complexes. This research need was identified by North Vancouver, British Columbia, and selected for investigation during FY2012 (July 2011 through June 2012).

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to

Ribbons of Concrete and Steel

Ribbons of Concrete and Steel

Prior to the actual placement of the concrete surface pavement, a long series of tasks and projects have to be completed first. These include: site hydrogeological investigations to determine local soil and groundwater characteristics, aerial and ground surveys of the proposed roadway alignments, the preparation of design plans and detail

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Choosing the right size compactor is critical to every compaction project, points out Tim Hoffman, rollers product manager for the Atlas Copco road construction equipment division. “Using one that’s too heavy or too light can have a huge impact on productivity and costs,” he adds. “If it doesn’t have enough

Your Ticket to the Rolloff Container Roundup

Your Ticket to the Rolloff Container Roundup

Rolloff operations are the meat and potatoes of the refuse business. While residential requires finesse and focus and commercial requires hustle, the rolloff business is the place where each stop makes a load and a dollar.

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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