Tag: excavation equipment

Excavators are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, stick, bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the “house”. The house sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. A cable-operated excavator uses winches and steel ropes to accomplish the movements. They are a natural progression from the steam shovels and often mistakenly called power shovels. All movement and functions of a hydraulic excavator are accomplished through the use of hydraulic fluid, with hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic motors. Due to the linear actuation of hydraulic cylinders, their mode of operation is fundamentally different from cable-operated excavators.

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

Underground Networks Revealed

Underground Networks Revealed

Searching for underground utilities has been transformed from educated guesswork, to space-age perfection in the last few decades. But the fact that anything exists underground in the first place offers an interesting backstory.

Air, Water, and Soil

Air, Water, and Soil

A good piece of vacuum excavation equipment in the fleet can make jobs easier, safer, faster, and more efficient. It can help a company cast a wider net for project opportunities.

Vacuum Excavators: Preventing Damage

Vacuum Excavators: Preventing Damage

For Jason Proctor, product manager for vacuum excavation for Ditch Witch, contractors who invest in vacuum excavators are buying a sort of insurance policy, one that could even save their businesses. His point is well taken. Vacuum excavators increase the odds that construction crews won’t accidently cut into gas, water, or

Security That Can Happen in a Vacuum

Security That Can Happen in a Vacuum

For Jason Proctor, product manager for vacuum excavation for Ditch Witch, contractors who invest in vacuum excavators are buying a sort of insurance policy, one that could even save their businesses. His point is well taken. Vacuum excavators increase the odds that construction crews won’t accidently cut into gas, water, or

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

How Telematics Extends Equipment Life

How Telematics Extends Equipment Life

This article first appeared in the July/August 2015 of Grading & Excavation Contractor.
Gaining a Competitive Edge
The construction industry is a competitive one. Those contractors who embrace telematics—and who use the systems’ full capabilities—can gain an edge, says Michael Reinhardt, telematics strategy manager with Morrow, GA-based Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment.

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