Tag: heavy equipment

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. They usually comprise five equipment systems: implement, traction, structure, power train, control and information.

What a Waste Industry Leader is Doing to Stay at the Top

What a Waste Industry Leader is Doing to Stay at the Top

Sometimes it can seem like the development of new technologies moves glacially slow. Then comes the day it actually arrives and the impatience of waiting suddenly falls away.

The idea of testing a prototype hybrid wheel loader at a landfill and transfer station in California came up two years ago when

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

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Grading and excavation contractors have plenty to worry about. They need to make sure that they are bidding fairly on jobs, offering a solid price but not shorting themselves needed profit at the same time. They need to offer proper training to their crewmembers and make sure that they are

Do the Words “Direct Neural Control” Scare You?

Do the Words “Direct Neural Control” Scare You?

For my money, the movie the Terminator is one of the best science fiction films ever. And I reference it again because we’ve taken another step closer to having that fictional “Skynet” take over all the machines and wage war on humankind. In Balfour Beatty’s latest paper, “Innovation 2050 –

Training: To Each His Own

Training: To Each His Own

Vehicle simulators aren’t new; they’re in widespread use for teaching potential license holders how to become proficient on everything from passenger cars to trucks to well, buses. So widespread that about four years ago, I was asked to take a look at the state of the art of simulators in

Terex Service School Tackles Technical Topics

Terex Service School Tackles Technical Topics

Watertown, S.D. – More than 65 mechanics and service technicians from 20 U.S. and Canadian utilities and co-ops participated in Terex Utilities’ annual service school in June. Also participating were a Terex rental partner and distributor. Instruction covered technical topics, including boom and rotation hydraulic overload protection, dielectric testing, hydraulic

Industry Praise for President Trump

Industry Praise for President Trump

25 to 3. That was the score of my Sunday night league softball game. My team scored the 3 runs. For the last few years we’ve been in or near the basement when it came to the final standings. It’s frustrating because I know the reason for this endless mediocrity.

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.

Machine Control and GPS—Key to Efficient Site Operations

Machine Control and GPS—Key to Efficient Site Operations

Modern earthmoving operations require a contradictory balance. They must combine the brute force of massive earthmoving in order to maximize productivity, with the finesse of accurate control so as to minimize the cost of unnecessary soil removal. The brute force part is easy to visualize in any piece of heavy equipment

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