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The bulldozer blade is a heavy metal plate on the front of the tractor, used to push objects, and shove sand, soil and debris.

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

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

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

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already

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

Machine Control: The New Normal

Machine Control: The New Normal

From GX June 2016

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

Downsizing

Downsizing

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 excavator market. All the major manufacturers continue to provide the industry with a wide variety of choices in both size and attachment options—especially in the 2–5 ton range,

Beyond the Line of Sight

Beyond the Line of Sight

Introduction
When it was first invented back in 1960, the laser was described as a “solution looking for a problem.” Laser is an acronym that stands for “light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation.” It releases a beam of monochromatic light (of one specific wavelength) that is coherent (with all of the

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