Tag: coupler

something that connects two things, especially mechanical components or systems.

Project Profile: Grave Responsibilities

Project Profile: Grave Responsibilities

Digging graves is a serious business, and no one takes it more seriously than Cody Taxacher, owner of Taxacher Specialties, an excavation contracting business based in Connellsville, PA, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Squeaky Wheels

Squeaky Wheels

Oil, lube, and coolant” are standard offerings at any garage or quick oil change shop and are familiar to all car owners. Heavy equipment operators utilize the same systems and have the same maintenance requirement, though on a much larger scale. And, in addition to oil and lube, heavy earth

VOLVO BRINGS GERMAN MONUMENT BACK TO ITS BEST

VOLVO BRINGS GERMAN MONUMENT BACK TO ITS BEST

Digging deep beneath one of Germany’s most prominent monuments is Volvo CE-equipped construction company, Kögel Bau, employing a fleet of machines to breathe life back into the landmark.

At the Emperor William I (Kaiser Wilhelm) Monument at Porta Westphalia

 

Atop the Wittekindsberg mountain in Germany, at a height

The Expanding Role of Compact Equipment

The Expanding Role of Compact Equipment

Compact equipment is in greater demand today, and more widely used than ever before, particularly in the North American market. “It’s following in the footsteps of the skid steer,” believes John Comrie, product manager, mini excavators and compact wheel loaders, Volvo Construction Equipment. “It has become the ‘Swiss Army Knife’

New Battle Ax™ Mulching Attachment Designed for 7- to 15-Ton Excavators

New Battle Ax™ Mulching Attachment Designed for 7- to 15-Ton Excavators

HECTOR, Minn. — Loftness has introduced the Battle AxÔ mulching attachment for 7- to 15-ton excavators to its VMLogixÔ line of products. Featuring a new rotor, exclusive two-stage cutting chamber and direct-drive variable displacement piston motor, the heavy-duty Battle Ax is designed for highly efficient vegetation management, including right-of-way maintenance,

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

The Right Tool for the Right Job

The Right Tool for the Right Job

Almost everyone has had the experience where frustration with the inefficiency of a tool or machine prompts the request to the universe: “If only someone invented a tool that could do this better I’d be done by now.” In heavy equipment when time is money this is especially true, but

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