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.

Reader Profile: Todd Johnson

Reader Profile: Todd Johnson

A COMMON THREAD runs through Todd Johnson’s two jobs as a police officer and an excavator: the precision needed to properly execute the demands of both lines of work. Johnson is vice president of Geo Precision, an excavation contracting company in Winterville, NC, owned by his wife Candace and servicing

Project Profile: Reaping Immediate Benefits

Project Profile: Reaping Immediate Benefits

Faced with a huge site development project and a very tight window of completion, David Brady, Jr., vice president of Brady Construction of Ocala Inc., did what a lot of his fellow site work specialists might also do: he opted for adding larger iron to maximize productivity in the earthwork

For the Control Freak

For the Control Freak

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.

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

Fugitive Dust Control and Road Stabilization

Fugitive Dust Control and Road Stabilization

Whether fugitive dust comes from mining activities, country roads, open land, or elsewhere, federal governments in North America and in other countries around the world have been tightening their dust control regulations.

Fugitive Dust Control and Road Stabilization

Fugitive Dust Control and Road Stabilization

Whether fugitive dust comes from mining activities, country roads, open land, or elsewhere, federal governments in North America and in other countries around the world have been tightening their dust control regulations.

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact ­equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and

A Calm, Smooth Surface

A Calm, Smooth Surface

Whether fugitive dust comes from mining activities, country roads, open land, or elsewhere, federal governments in North America and in other countries around the world have been tightening their dust control regulations.

Machine Control: The New Normal

Machine Control: The New Normal

Mike Bowman, president of M & C Excavating in Fountaintown, IN, has used machine control technology in his business for some time. “If you’re going to be competitive, you will have to get into this,” he says. “I don’t think you’re going to have a choice. It’s a big player

Project Profile: Reigning in Texas-Sized Challenges

Project Profile: Reigning in Texas-Sized Challenges

A real-life manifestation of the adage “everything’s bigger in Texas,” recently took place on a huge tract of farmland about 35 miles northwest of Houston. There, global air conditioning supplier Daikin Industries Ltd., has built the world’s largest tilt-wall structure to house all facets of its operation (manufacturing, distribution, and

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