In the world of construction, earthmoving contractors do much more than haul dirt around; their responsibilities include site preparation, grading, trenching and many other soil-related tasks.
Sam Howard and his crew at Central Carolina Seeding in Winston-Salem, NC, have been doing hydroseeding work on a highway project near Blowing Rock, NC. Their work -done in stages-started in 2012 and will finish in the fall of 2015. “It’s a beautiful area, with pretty steep terrain,” says Howard
By Don Talend
To some, the EPA’s final rule on construction-and-development (C&D) effluent limitations guidelines might appear to be a case of costly, overly burdensome regulation. But landscape designers and permitting authorities would do well to recognize that familiarity with specifics of the new rule means that it need not be so burdensome
To say we’re seeing a boom in new equipment sales is no exaggeration. A combination of tax incentives and low interest rates have fueled a sales frenzy across the nation. At John Deere’s Construction and Forestry Company, for example, loan volumes for equipment shot up by more than 40% through
Contractors are doing more with less these days. They’re extending equipment maintenance intervals and pushing machines to their limits. More aggressive preventive maintenance (PM) programs are the order of the day.”We’re getting more and more into reliability-based maintenance,” says Thad Pirtle, vice president and equipment manager at Traylor Bros. Inc.,
Part 1 of a two-part series looks at dealer service agreements and extended warranties to help you get the most for your money.
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It’s the classic story of the right product in the right niche at the right time. As heavy equipment now languishes, sales of compact equipment continue a surge that began in the late 1990s.
Our insurance agency specializes in high-severity-exposure contractors; where risk is not in the potential frequency of claims, it’s in the potential size of claims. Grading and excavating contractors definitely fall in that class, notes Kevin Curley, president of KMC Insurance Services in Dallas, TX. “This will surprise the 80 percent