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.

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

The Many Talents of the Backhoe

The Many Talents of the Backhoe

How many construction vehicles can lay gas and water lines, pound railroad ties into the ground, remove mounds of snow, break chunks of concrete into little pieces, and even dig graves?

How about that most handy of all fleet vehicles, the backhoe loader?

The Many Talents of the Backhoe

The Many Talents of the Backhoe

How many construction vehicles can lay gas and water lines, pound railroad ties into the ground, remove mounds of snow, break chunks of concrete into little pieces, and even dig graves?

How about that most handy of all fleet vehicles, the backhoe loader?

Computerized Project Management Jumps to the Internet

Computerized Project Management Jumps to the Internet

Web Editor’s note: This article originally appeared prior to September 2001, and has not been checked for accuracy.

Since the mid-1980s, project management in the construction industry has made major advances. Starting around 1985, many construction companies began to use PC, DOS-based software for construction scheduling. By the late 1980s, the

Precision and Safety: Advantages of Vacuum Excavators

Precision and Safety: Advantages of Vacuum Excavators

There are three ways to dig a hole, points out Brian Metcalf, CEO of Ring-O-Matic.

“You can dig it by hand, you can dig it with a mechanical method, or you can utilize vacuum excavation,” he says. “Vacuum excavation obviously is significantly safer and is a completely different approach to digging

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