Tag: grader

A grader, also commonly referred to as a road grader, a blade, a maintainer, or a motor grader, is a construction machine with a long blade used to create a flat surface during the grading process. Typical models have three axles, with the engine and cab situated above the rear axles at one end of the vehicle and a third axle at the front end of the vehicle, with the blade in between.

Case Studies in Dust Control

Case Studies in Dust Control

Air quality is essential for the environment and for the people and animals who breathe that air. A big part of ensuring that the air is of high quality is keeping it free of dust.

No More One Trick Pony

No More One Trick Pony

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

Benefits of Training Operators With Simulators

Benefits of Training Operators With Simulators

Engineers don’t usually have the opportunity to actually operate the earthmoving equipment being used to turn their designs into reality. But any engineer with field experience can’t help but respect the operators of these machines. These are complicated, sophisticated pieces of equipment that make high demands on the skill and

You’ve Got to Get ‘Em While They’re Young

You’ve Got to Get ‘Em While They’re Young

Jacob Folwell is a seventh grader from Caldwell, IN, and he just made a big splash at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) annual Convention and Exposition being held in New Orleans, LA.

The young Mr. Folwell recently won the grand prize for ISRI’s nationwide 2017 Youth Video & Poster Contest.

The Right Tool for the Right Job

The Right Tool for the Right Job

Almost everyone has had the experience where frustration with the inefficiency of a tool or machine prompts the request to the universe: “If only someone invented a tool that could do this better I’d be done by now.” In heavy equipment when time is money this is especially true, but

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.

Project Profile: Brawn and Brains

Project Profile: Brawn and Brains

Faced with a huge site development project and a very tight window of completion, David Brady, Jr., did what a lot of his fellow site work specialists might do: He opted for adding larger iron to maximize productivity in the earthwork portion of the job. Unlike some of those same

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