Tag: excavator

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 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.

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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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

VIDEO: Liebherr – LIKUFIX Fully Automatic Quick Coupling System

VIDEO: Liebherr – LIKUFIX Fully Automatic Quick Coupling System

LIKUFIX is the name of the Liebherr fully automatic quick coupling system. The combination of a hydraulic Liebherr quick coupling system with the LIKUFIX coupling block permits fast safe changing of mechanical and hydraulic working tools from the operator’s cabin. The deployment options of a hydraulic excavator and machine productivity

Taking Over the Machines

Taking Over the Machines

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

New CAT® B Series Hammers

New CAT® B Series Hammers

Cat® B Series hydraulic hammers (B20, B30, and B35) are designed for high production in a wide range of severe applications—such as quarry, road construction, demolition, and general construction—while keeping the user’s owning and operating costs at a minimum. The B Series uses a proven, simple design that ensures reliability,

Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

Fox-Marrs Named President and CEO of JCB North America

SAVANNAH, GA (April 5, 2017) — JCB has announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries. Additionally, Fox-Marrs is responsible for production at JCB North

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