Tag: construction machine

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics.

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.

Wacker Neuson Plans to Open New Factory in China

Wacker Neuson Plans to Open New Factory in China

MUNIC, (June 22 2016) — The Wacker Neuson Group is planning to open a new plant near Shanghai in China. Initially compact excavators will be produced for the local market, further products will follow. It is planned that the first compact excavator should roll off the production line at the beginning of 2018.

Wacker Neuson further

Concrete Evidence

Concrete Evidence

We tend to forget that the departments of transportation and project owners are the ones who decide which materials are used for paving, and their decisions in today’s economy are controlled more and more by the durability and likely longevity of the materials used. The cost of roadbuilding is an

More Work, Less Fuel

More Work, Less Fuel

In April 2012, John Deere introduced three new excavators, the 160G LC, the 180G LC, and the 210G LC models that build on the G-Series class. In 2011, Deere introduced six larger models of G-Series excavators, and all eight models meet Interim Tier 4 emissions standards. “The G-Series models provide

Loading, Lifting, Digging…and More

For years (especially since the skid-steer loader began its reign) we have heard that backhoe loaders will vanish from the construction equipment yards of North America. It hasn’t happened yet. Backhoe loaders are still the backbones (often called the workhorses) for many public and private operations. My own observation is

Backhoe Loaders Can Do

I said it quite innocently. The man with me was the new representative of a manufacturer and he said he could make a construction machine do more than one task and wouldn’t I like to have one of those? “Backhoe loaders have been doing multiple tasks for years!” I laughed.

Project Profile: Grade Control Via Satellite

Project Profile: Grade Control Via Satellite

When homes recently began to be threatened on Taylor’s Island located on the eastern coast of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, it was finally time to do something about shore erosion that had occurred for decades. A revetment that is preserving the homes for the long term was constructed in late

Ergonomics: Equipment Design That Works

Manufacturers use the word ergonomics quite freely, and contractors have commented that it is just another one of those “highfalutin’ words the sales reps throw at us.” To designers, though, ergonomics means comfortable efficiency–an excellent goal. But we still might question how a change in control position, a style of

What a Dump!

The dump truck does not have the most sophisticated name in construction equipment, but it can be the contractor’s best friend.

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