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.

Team Rubicon, in Partnership with CASE, Begins Heavy Equipment Operations for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Racine, Wis., September 21, 2017

Veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon began the heavy equipment operations of “Operation Hard Hustle” on Thursday, September 14, 2017 with equipment and on-site support personnel provided by CASE Construction Equipment. Initial heavy equipment operations included debris removal and home demolition near Rockport and Aransas Pass,

Waste Industry Employment Trends

Waste Industry Employment Trends

Not unlike other industries, the solid waste industry has, in recent years, embarked on a quest to include “smart technologies” in everyday processes and programs. The objective for most municipalities and private haulers is fulfill the mantra: providing services cheaper, quicker, and better to their customers.

Call it “Machine Intelligence” – Totally Not Scary

Call it “Machine Intelligence” – Totally Not Scary

“Listen and understand. That terminator is out there, it can’t be bargained with, it can’t be reasoned with, it doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear, and it absolutely will not stop…EVER, until you are dead!” –Kyle Reese

That line is from the movie The Terminator. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic

Trailers That Deliver

Trailers That Deliver

It might be said that without trailers, literally nothing would get done. Although trailers have a pervasive presence in doing their job every day, it’s easy to overlook their role as the hauling workhorse of manufacturing, the military, mining, construction, agriculture, and much more. In other words, if it needs

Editor’s Comments: It Takes Skill

Editor’s Comments: It Takes Skill

Now that it’s football season again, I want to start by talking about the unique strength one has to possess to be a Detroit Lions fan. It’s a devotion and undying hope that this year will be the year we can at least be competitive in the NFL, while knowing

Komatsu America Corp. introduces  the new PC210LCi-11 intelligent machine control excavator

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new PC210LCi-11 intelligent machine control excavator

Rolling Meadows, Ill., September 7, 2017 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC210LCi-11, intelligent Machine Control hydraulic excavator. This second generation PC210LCi leverages the proven track record and success of the pioneering PC210LCi-10, while adding eagerly-awaited, machine-control-joystick functionality.

This industry-leading technology offers up

AEM Members Step Up to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

AEM Members Step Up to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas late last month and caused substantial damage and devastation over the course of a few days, leaving hundreds of thousands fighting to save their flooded homes, flattened communities and waterlogged possessions.

The strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade, the storm

AEM Members Step Up to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas late last month and caused substantial damage and devastation over the course of a few days, leaving hundreds of thousands fighting to save their flooded homes, flattened communities and waterlogged possessions.

The strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade, the storm

Komatsu America Corp. pledges $250,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Komatsu America Corp. pledges $250,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Rolling Meadows, Ill., August 31, 2017 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced plans to provide a $250,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross, to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Komatsu America will also match, dollar-for-dollar, all contributions made by Komatsu America Corp. (KAC) and

Electricity is in the Air

Electricity is in the Air

The electric revolution in heavy equipment continues to move forward. The latest offering comes from Caterpillar and its new electric drive 988K XE wheel loader. It uses what Cat calls its switched reluctance technology. The wheel loader still has its C18 engine, mechanical drop box, driveline, and axles. In the

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