Tag: excavating and grading

Earthworks or excavating and grading are engineering works created through the moving or processing of parts of the earth’s surface involving quantities of soil or unformed rock. The earth may be moved to another location and formed into a desired shape for a purpose. Much of earthworks involves machine excavation and fill or backfill.

For Skid-steer Loaders, Small Is Smart

For Skid-steer Loaders, Small Is Smart

For a growing number of grading and excavation contractors, skid-steer loaders aren’t an option, they’re a necessity. Here’s a look at how these amazing machines can pay off, as well as some tips for buying the one that’s just right for you.

Cat Tilt Buckets Handle Angled-Surface and Precision-Grading Tasks

Cat Tilt Buckets Handle Angled-Surface and Precision-Grading Tasks

A new line of Cat® tilt buckets is available for Cat crawler-excavator models 311-325 and for wheel excavator models M314–M322. The new buckets, available in both pin-on and coupler configurations, hydraulically tilt 45 degrees from vertical, right and left, to provide added capability when working on angled surfaces or performing

Project Profile: Quick, Quality Work

Project Profile: Quick, Quality Work

For most people, the acronym JSCCR is a definite puzzler. What it stands for is Juniper, Spruce, Cranberry, Cottonwood, and Rose, which are the names of the roads in a heavily-wooded residential subdivision located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in southern Alaska, not far fromPalmer, AK.

In 2014, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough committed to fund an

Doosan Offers New Heavy-Duty Ditching Buckets

(WEST FARGO, N.D. – April 2015) Customers needing a bucket to more efficiently complete a variety of excavating and grading projects can now depend on new Doosan heavy-duty ditching buckets. The heavy-duty ditching buckets are available on all Doosan crawler excavators, ranging from the DX140LC-3 through the DX530LC-5 models. The

The Road to Rentals

The Road to Rentals

Excavators are an indispensable part of any site development fleet. With their versatile capabilities from excavating and grading to demolition and river dredging, it’s easy to see why excavators are a frequent part of fleet expansion plans. If changing project needs and/or fleet diversification are driving the need for an

Reed Construction Data Releases Leads on New DOT Projects across 50 States

February 5, 2014 (ATLANTA, GA) — Reed Construction Data announces the release of comprehensive data on thousands of Department of Transportation (DOT) infrastructure projects across the country. With DOT projects representing nearly 50 percent of civil planning spending, this data offers enhanced visibility into a large sector of infrastructure construction,

Technology in Construction: Linking Up

Technology in Construction: Linking Up

Construction management software companies are increasingly linking the field with the office as well as spreading capabilities across an assortment of platforms and electronic devices in addressing the needs of grading and excavation contractors, large and small. Recently, Bid2Win Software released Build2Win 3.2, the latest version of its integrated construction

Project Profile: Packing a Twofold Punch at the Landfill

Project Profile: Packing a Twofold Punch at the Landfill

Bobcat compact equipment is aiding in the effort to keep hazardous wastes out of the Ada County landfill in Boise, ID, as well as preparing firebreaks around the perimeter and regularly assisting with excavating and grading projects. Landfill operations coordinator Kurt Hunt oversees the day-to-day operations at the facility, including

Technology in Construction: Knowing What’s Out There

Technology in Construction: Knowing What’s Out There

Information is what makes some companies better than others. Information before the excavating starts is what makes many jobs easier than others, and more profitable. In just about every aspect of construction, from excavating and grading to the finished structure or repair, the location of the project, and what is

Job Site Insight

To business leaders, aggressive moves may appear to be strategically counterintuitive during an economic downturn. However, firms that invest in new technologies will not only position themselves for explosive growth when macroeconomic conditions improve but will also lead the recovery by setting higher standards for productivity. In industries that utilize

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