Tag: dump truck

A dump truck (or, UK, dumper/tipper truck) is a truck used for transporting loose material (such as sand, gravel, or dirt) for construction. A typical dump truck is equipped with an open-box bed, which is hinged at the rear and equipped with hydraulic pistons to lift the front, allowing the material in the bed to be deposited (“dumped”) on the ground behind the truck at the site of delivery.

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.

Tenstar Simulation – World of Construction at ConExpo

Tenstar Simulation – World of Construction at ConExpo

In connection with the world’s largest machinery exhibition ConExpo in Las Vegas, Tenstar launches a whole new layer of training with Multi Machine Environment and Tenstar Scoring System.

Multi Machine Environment – MME

Tenstar Simulation has recently released MME (multi machine environment) allowing several machines to interact with each other in

The Right Size for the Job

The Right Size for the Job

People often boast of the size, horsepower, and strength of the equipment they own and use. However, for many erosion control jobs, the right choice is compact equipment that has a smaller footprint. Compact excavators, track loaders, and skid steers are the best option for projects in limited space or

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

In the booming 1990s, Orange County took a close look at its growing—and aging—water infrastructure to make decisions about maintaining and upgrading it. They decided to contract outside their own stormwater department for making the repairs to the system. The Stormwater Management Division in Orange County has been through many

Challenges of Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Challenges of Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Orlando, FL, is home to Cinderella’s Castle. It’s where 17.2 million visitors pass through the gates to Mickey’s house annually. Upon its opening in 1971, Disney World hosted some 10,000 visitors, all of them happy to pay the $3.50 admission to the Magic Kingdom. Today, that same admission price is

Primed for Profit: Construction Financing

Primed for Profit: Construction Financing

Most officials interviewed for this article says a contractor’s credit track record and current work backlog are more important factors in getting a loan than is the expectation of new work coming in. We asked Misheloff if he would finance equipment for which a customer expected to get work.

Financing Construction Equipment: What You Should Know

Financing Construction Equipment: What You Should Know

The good news about today’s heavy construction economy is that business is up in this nation. Nearly every financial company we interviewed for this story says that they will underwrite more loans in 2015 than they did last year. Business from the oil patch has softened somewhat, but the general economy, public

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

K-Tec Targets Mass Market With New 1228ADT Scraper

K-Tec Targets Mass Market With New 1228ADT Scraper

Monday, January 11, 2016 – Manitoba, Canada:

K-Tec Earthmovers have released a new 1228ADT scraper model to reach a broader range of earthmoving professionals. The 28 cubic yard scraper has been one of K-Tec’s most popular models for years, but now K-Tec has enabled a system to mount onto an Articulated

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