Tag: fine grading

Precise grading of ground after rough levels have been reached, to prepare for seeding, planting, or paving.

Graders Move Into the Mainstream

Graders Move Into the Mainstream

Traditionally, motor graders have been used for finish grading, leaving the preliminary rough grading to scrapers, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment. As a precise fine-grading tool, it’s designed for specific tasks. Commonly used for construction and maintenance of gravel and dirt roads, as well as preparation of the base of

Gradall Introduces XL 5200 V Crawler Excavator

Gradall Introduces XL 5200 V Crawler Excavator

NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH – The Gradall XL 5200 V crawler excavator, weighing 54,452 pounds (24,699 kg), is the largest model in the Gradall fleet of machines designed for highway construction, high-productivity excavation, demolition and material movement as well as finished grading and sloping.

The XL 5200 V features the new Tier

Trimble Announces Machine Control System for Wheel Loaders

Trimble Announces Machine Control System for Wheel Loaders

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today version 12.81 of its Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System. The new version further expands the mix of machines supported to now include wheel loaders, demonstrating Trimble’s continued commitment to meet the contractor’s needs for construction technology across a mixed fleet and for

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best – Part 1

Grading and Graders Doing Their Level Best – Part 1

“I’d rather have used a dozer for this small job, but we don’t have one,” comments Peter Taylor, after just finishing the grading for an additional, small parking lot at a Miami hospital. Taylor is a peripatetic construction worker who has grading experience with contractors in the southeastern United States.

Project Profile: Power, Dirt, and Intelligence

Project Profile: Power, Dirt, and Intelligence

The contractor-dealer relationship can be the tipping point between success and failure for many construction companies—especially as it relates to equipment management. The growing adoption of telematics by heavy equipment owners is making it easier for contractors and their dealers to work together to ensure optimal uptime and efficient operation

Komatsu America Launches the PC210LCi-10 Hydraulic Excavator in North America

Rolling Meadows, IL, November 17, 2014-Komatsu America introduces the PC210LCi-10 intelligent Machine Control excavator to the North American market. The PC210LCi-10 features Komatsu’s unique machine control and guidance technologies, built upon the successful foundation of the standard Komatsu PC210LC-10 excavator. Thanks to the exclusive control function, the PC210LCi-10 goes beyond

Compact Essentials

Compact Essentials

With jobs flowing back into the industry through residential construction and oil-and-gas earthmoving work, grading and excavating contractors who have been hibernating on equipment purchases are now coming forward to add more to what for many has become an outdated fleet. The jobs may be smaller in size, necessitating compact

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