Tag: dirt

Loose soil or earth; the ground

The Reality of Augmented Reality

The Reality of Augmented Reality

Back in the 1980s my mother invested in a couple dozen arcade video games and put them in a number of arcade establishments, convenience stores, and laundromats. Every other weekend I would go with her to empty the quarters out of each game. It was a phenomenal, all-cash business endeavor.

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

Switchgear Maintenance

Switchgear Maintenance

You already know how important it is to perform regular preventive maintenance on your onsite power system. It doesn’t pay to install a backup generator to protect yourself from a failing public grid if that onsite system doesn’t work when called upon.

So you regularly test your onsite power system. You

Modern Scrapers—A Variety of Capabilities

Modern Scrapers—A Variety of Capabilities

When it comes to volumes of dirt moved, the sky is the limit for scrapers, notes Shane Kroeker, vice president of marketing for K-Tec Earthmovers. And, for moving earth on a job site, the scraper serves as a versatile piece of equipment, offering the ability to move a wide range of

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Obviously, the basic key to getting the most from your dozer investment is to keep it busy. That depends on projects being available and on your estimators’ ability to bid work successfully. But upstream from the work site, an equipment dealer and manufacturer have also put in many hours to

Advertiser’s Index

Alpine Equipment
www.alpinecutters.com

Bell Trucks America Inc.
www.belltrucksamerica.com

BITCO
www.bitco.com

Carlson Software
www.carlsonsw.com

Caterpillar Inc.
www.cat.com

ClearSpan Fabric Structures
www.clearspan.com

Dirt Logic
www.dirtlogic.com

Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America
www.doosanequipment.com

Excavision Inc
www.excavision.com

Frutiger/Mobydick, Wheel Washing Systems
www.mobydick.com/mobydick-wheel-washing-systems

HCSS (Heavy Construction Systems Specialists)
www.hcss.com

Hitachi Construction
www.hitachiconstruction.com

Hyundai Construction Equipment
www.hceamericas.com

Insite Sitework
www.insitesoftware.com

JCB North America
www.jcb.com

John Deere Construction Equipment
www.deere.com

K-Tec Earthmovers
www.ktecearthmovers.com

KOBELCO Construction
www.kobelcoamerica.com

Kubota Tractor Corp.
www.kubota.com

Leading Edge Attachments
www.digrock.com

Liebherr
www.liebherr.com

Mabey Inc.
www.mabey.com

Preco Electronics
www.preco.com

Rogers Brothers Corp.
www.rogerstrailers.com

Rototilt Systems
www.indexatornorthamerica.com

Sakai America Inc.
www.sakaiamerica.com

Sutter Equipment Co.
www.sutterequipment.com

Topcon Positioning Systems
www.topcon.com

Towmaster Trailers/Big Tow
www.towmastertrailers.com

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Carrying the Load

Carrying the Load

From compact wheel dumpers to heavy-duty dump trucks, grading and excavation contractors have choices to move earth in vehicles that feature more efficiencies and innovations than ever before. Bell Trucks America’s B60E is powered by the OM473 577 horsepower Mercedes engine, with a rated payload of 121,254 pounds and a load capacity of 45.8 cubic yards.

Scraper Versatility

Scraper Versatility

When it comes to volumes of dirt moved, the sky is the limit for scrapers, notes Shane Kroeker, vice president of marketing for K-Tec Earthmovers. And, for moving earth on a job site, the scraper serves as a versatile piece of equipment, offering the ability to move a wide range of

Big Excavators, Big Tech

Big Excavators, Big Tech

Since the mid-1950s, the Highway Trust Fund has been financing road construction and surface transportation projects, both new construction, and expansion and refurbishment of our aging highway infrastructure, its coffers filled by a federal fuel tax and other monetary transfers. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 established the Highway

Counting the Drops

Counting the Drops

Leaks are never good, whether it’s a leaky boat or a leaky pipe system. Even advanced water utility systems can experience water loses ranging from 10 to 40%, with these losses being proportional to the population of the urban area serviced by the water distribution system. Large cities like New York,

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