Tag: dozer operator

A heavy equipment operator operates heavy equipment used in engineering and construction projects. Typically only skilled workers may operate heavy equipment, and there is specialized training for learning to use heavy equipment.

Dozer Operating Made Easy

Dozer Operating Made Easy

On construction sites, few machines are as important—or as challenging to operate—as dozers.

Just ask dozer operators who have struggled to hit grade on their job sites. How many extra passes do operators make to hit the right grade levels on a project? The mistakes of dozer operators can cost contractors

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Process Improvement

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Process Improvement

Tonnage is down, revenue is down. You can blame it on recycling, blame it on a poor economy, or blame it on the competition, but the bottom line is there is not enough money coming in to cover all the bills, financial assurance for closure, and setting money aside for

Dozer Power for Projects

Dozer Power for Projects

When you think of dozers, you think of strength and power, and rightly so. They are the machines that have, literally, moved mountains, and you’ll find them in most contractors’ fleets of construction equipment. They tend to be the first machines running when a site must be cleared and flattened

More Than One Liner

More Than One Liner

Based on the timeline of when people began generating trash and tossing it into a heap, landfill liners are a relatively new development. And depending on your age, you may even remember when landfills were unlined holes in the ground-often gravel pits or wetlands that needed to be filled. I

Scratching the Surface of Scrapers

Scratching the Surface of Scrapers

Everyone knows that scrapers provide an economical method for moving dirt, but because every job is different, choosing the right scraper can be complicated. However, in order to be more competitive in bidding jobs and more efficient on the job site, contractors need to understand the benefits of each scraper

Waste Compaction: Defining Great

Waste Compaction: Defining Great

Waste compaction is a cornerstone of landfill operations. A survey I once conducted indicated that waste compaction is one of the highest operational priorities for a landfill manager-No surprise there. But what is surprising is how limited-as an industry-our thinking is. Now to be sure, I’m not tossing every manager

Landfill Airspace: a Holistic Approach

Landfill Airspace: a Holistic Approach

All landfills are similar; but then again, they aren’t. Some landfills are simply more efficient and more competitive than others. One important characteristic of a competitive landfill is the ability to use airspace effectively-important because it results in reduced operating costs, deferred capital costs, and a more competitive bottom line.

Technology in Construction: The Connected Job Site

John Thomas, a marketing consultant for Caterpillar, recognizes that for some grading and excavation contractors, technology can be viewed as disruptive. “They know how to move dirt. They’ve moved dirt for years,” he says. “When we introduce some of these solutions to them, it feels disruptive because it makes them

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