Tag: excavating equipment

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. They usually comprise five equipment systems: implement, traction, structure, power train, control and information.

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.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Nobody ever said that site work would be easy. For every site with easily excavated soft loamy soils, there is another one with hardpan, rocky soils, frozen soils, or even bedrock. Excavating rock is far harder, more time consuming, and much more expensive than soil excavation. For thistype of operation, special tools are necessary.

Doosan Introduces Two New Tier 4-Compliant Wheel Excavators

(WEST FARGO, N.D. – April 2015) Doosan expands its Tier 4 excavator lineup with two new wheel models – the DX140W-5 and DX190W-5 – for applications that require an excavator with rubber tires. The “dash-5″ excavators replace the “dash-3″ (interim Tier 4) models. In addition to a Tier 4 diesel

Reader Profile: Ray Mosley and Mike Johnson

Reader Profile: Ray Mosley and Mike Johnson

In the competitive construction business, only the strong survive. In 1988, Mike Johnson and Ray Mosley worked on various hauling projects for other Tennessee contractors in the Nashville area as Johnson Trucking and The Ray Mosley Co. Both wanted to grow their companies and decided joining their forces would be

Reviewing Trench Safety

Every day, workers are injured or killed in trench collapses. “Safety is no accident,” says Dave Adler, who recently retired from the fire service in Illinois, where he was deputy chief of operations and a technical rescue instructor. Adler has seen hundreds of trench collapses and has instructed the New

Concrete Thinking

A value-engineering proposal by a Georgia contractor saved the state $11 million from an original $82 million interstate highway construction contract. The state split the savings evenly with the contractor, The Scruggs Co. of Hahira, GA.

The project involved the complete reconstruction of a 9-mile stretch of Interstate 75 in Cook

Trucks at Your Service

Whether it’s a half-ton pickup or a larger vehicle, grading and excavation contractors have learned that the right service truck makes a difference in project profitability. The right vehicle, equipped with the tools and parts inventory needed for onsite service and repairs, makes a big difference in time and cost

Building Business by Building Retaining Walls

In the tight-margin business of grading and excavation it never hurts to have a competitive edge-a special niche in the marketplace that allows you to leverage your earthmoving talents, crews, and equipment into more profits. Using new or existing techniques and materials to build unconventional retaining walls might offer one

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