Tag: excavators

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.

Articulated Versus Rigid Dump Trucks: Conditions Determine Choice

Articulated Versus Rigid Dump Trucks: Conditions Determine Choice

Traditionally, the choice of dump truck type has almost always been due to the application or the environment. “The two types are not really competing against one another,” says Rob McMahon, product marketing manager for Komatsu. “Rigid trucks are best on improved roads: paved or with good gravel and good

VOLVO MAKES A SPLASH IN COLORADO

VOLVO MAKES A SPLASH IN COLORADO

Colorado-based contractor, Whinnery Construction is employing Volvo excavators to navigate the Animas River, ensuring safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts.
Fitted with a rocksaw attachment, the Volvo excavator cuts the boulders with hairline accuracy.

Nestled in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains is the city

In The Dumps

In The Dumps

Traditionally, the choice of dump truck type has almost always been due to the application or the environment. “The two types are not really competing against one another,” says Rob McMahon, product marketing manager for Komatsu. “Rigid trucks are best on improved roads: paved or with good gravel and good

The Backhoe Tech Boost

The Backhoe Tech Boost

Contractors turn to a host of machines when they’re taking on grading and excavation projects. But few machines are as handy as the backhoe.

Brian Hennings, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders with John Deere Construction & Forestry, refers to the backhoe as the Swiss Army Knife of the construction industry. “The different attachments

Squeaky Wheels

Squeaky Wheels

Oil, lube, and coolant” are standard offerings at any garage or quick oil change shop and are familiar to all car owners. Heavy equipment operators utilize the same systems and have the same maintenance requirement, though on a much larger scale. And, in addition to oil and lube, heavy earth

VOLVO BRINGS GERMAN MONUMENT BACK TO ITS BEST

VOLVO BRINGS GERMAN MONUMENT BACK TO ITS BEST

Digging deep beneath one of Germany’s most prominent monuments is Volvo CE-equipped construction company, Kögel Bau, employing a fleet of machines to breathe life back into the landmark.

At the Emperor William I (Kaiser Wilhelm) Monument at Porta Westphalia

 

Atop the Wittekindsberg mountain in Germany, at a height

Making Dozers More Versitile

Making Dozers More Versitile

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

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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

CATERPILLAR ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENT RETIREMENTS, APPOINTMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES

CATERPILLAR ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENT RETIREMENTS, APPOINTMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced three vice presidents, Paolo Fellin, Greg Folley and George Taylor, have elected to retire. In connection with these retirements and the company’s previously announced plan to review and update its strategy, Caterpillar is also announcing organizational changes, appointing two new vice presidents and launching a search for a third.

Paolo Fellin

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