Tag: excavating

Make (a hole or channel) by digging.

POWERING UP WASTE DISPOSAL

POWERING UP WASTE DISPOSAL

With the help of Volvo excavators, a waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania is undertaking significant site improvement efforts to lay the foundation for enhanced site safety and efficiency as well as establishing the infrastructure needed to manage increased waste capacity in the future.

On average, the United States generates 230 million tonnes

VIDEO: The Vermeer T1255III SEM

VIDEO: The Vermeer T1255III SEM

The Vermeer T1255III SEM with single-sided direct drive attachment allows the operator to cut an 80-degree high wall and produces less noise, dust and vibration – helping mines to increase production by excavating reserves they couldn’t otherwise get due to drill and blast restrictions, air quality regulations or urban encroachment.

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Reader Profile: William French

Reader Profile: William French

When his father William French, Sr., started W. L. French Excavating Corporation in Boston, MA, in 1972, the values for building the business continue to serve as a successful blueprint for his son and second-generation president William French, Jr. “We’re honest, loyal, hardworking, and hands-on,” says the younger French.

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Takeuchi
Takeuchi features their first hybrid dual-powered excavator in its lineup with the TB216H compact excavator. The TB216H features both an electric motor and diesel engine with its own pump group to power the machine’s hydraulics. In diesel mode the machine is powered by a Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine, that offers an output

Project Profile: Starting a Firm Foundation

Project Profile: Starting a Firm Foundation

“I feel like a conductor,” says Ted Civetta with a grin as he stands amidst the bustle of New York City and watches the seemingly choreographed movements of excavators and breakers in a pit 55 feet below him.

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

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Trenching and excavation are some of the most hazardous construction jobs in the industry. According to Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), trench collapses are rarely survivable, primarily due to the weight of soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds—roughly equal to the weight of

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

Reader Profile: Mike Macura

Reader Profile: Mike Macura

Mike Macura was eight years old when he first operated a piece of construction equipment in his father’s business. Years later in 2013, he started his own company from scratch. Macura Excavating services a 60-mile radius from North Grafton, MA. The company provides turnkey site work in the commercial sector

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