Tag: compactors

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. In landfill sites for example, a large bulldozer with spiked wheels called a landfill compactor is used to drive over waste deposited by waste collection vehicles (WCVs).

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using

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

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

National surveys show that more than 65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can

Machine Control: The New Normal

Machine Control: The New Normal

Mike Bowman, president of M & C Excavating in Fountaintown, IN, has used machine control technology in his business for some time. “If you’re going to be competitive, you will have to get into this,” he says. “I don’t think you’re going to have a choice. It’s a big player

Volvo to Push Boundaries at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017

Volvo to Push Boundaries at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017

Showcasing a total of 28 machines, including new models and industry-changing concept vehicles, Volvo is offering visitors multiple interactive experiences to see how it is pushing boundaries of conventional machine design and technology. Visitors will interact with new intelligent operator systems, machine monitoring technologies, can visit the 3D theater and

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.

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