Tag: excavation contractors

Excavation contractors do much more than haul dirt around; their responsibilities include site preparation, grading, trenching and many other soil-related tasks usually using heavy equipment to finish these jobs.

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined those formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

Hacking The Land Clearing

Hacking The Land Clearing

As useful as grinders and shredders are, they’ll never operate to their maximum efficiency if contractors don’t first select the right versions of these machines for their job sites.

Measuring Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined those formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Grading and excavation contractors have plenty to worry about. They need to make sure that they are bidding fairly on jobs, offering a solid price but not shorting themselves needed profit at the same time. They need to offer proper training to their crewmembers and make sure that they are

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.

Trailing Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Trailing Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Grading and excavation contractors have plenty to worry about. They need to make sure that they are bidding fairly on jobs, offering a solid price but not shorting themselves needed profit at the same time. They need to offer proper training to their crewmembers and make sure that they are

A Fresh Look at the Wheels vs. Tracks Debate in Skid-Steer vs. CTLs

A Fresh Look at the Wheels vs. Tracks Debate in Skid-Steer vs. CTLs

The skid-steer and the compact track loader (CTL): two powerful little workhorses designed to perform the same basic functions—so what’s the difference? Hint: the difference is based on the working conditions each is best suited for. “It all comes down to wheels versus tracks,” sums up Ashby Graham, product manager for JCB.

“Skid-steers are tired machines, whereas

They’re So Unusual

They’re So Unusual

A drone flies through the air capturing data from a construction project. A directional drilling system that looks like a large version of the “Transformer” toy is helping contractors make and break joints for pipes. A compressed air canon is launching nails on a job site. A machine is doing

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