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.

Making Dozers More Versitile

Making Dozers More Versitile

Kansas farmer James Cummings and draftsman J. Earl McLeod designed the first bulldozer in 1923. When they filed for a US patent, they described it as an “attachment for tractors” used to plow fields. Large, powerful, and on tracks that gave it mobility through rugged terrain and grip in muddy

No More One Trick Pony

No More One Trick Pony

Kansas farmer James Cummings and draftsman J. Earl McLeod designed the first bulldozer in 1923. When they filed for a US patent, they described it as an “attachment for tractors” used to plow fields. Large, powerful, and on tracks that gave it mobility through rugged terrain and grip in muddy

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

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