Tag: heavy machinery

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. Heavy equipment functions through the mechanical advantage of a simple machine, the ratio between input force applied and force exerted is multiplied. Some equipment uses hydraulic drives as a primary source of motion.

The Technology of Site Clearing

The Technology of Site Clearing

Bill Schafer, VM product manager with Loftness, a manufacturer of attachments for grinders, says the demand for his company’s products, and for material-reduction equipment in general, has been on the rise for several years now. And that demand is only getting stronger today.

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Choosing the right size compactor is critical to every compaction project, points out Tim Hoffman, rollers product manager for the Atlas Copco road construction equipment division. “Using one that’s too heavy or too light can have a huge impact on productivity and costs,” he adds. “If it doesn’t have enough

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.” Implementing a revegetation plan after a wildfire is a challenge;

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

If It Quacks Like a Duck, It Could Someday Be a Wetland

If It Quacks Like a Duck, It Could Someday Be a Wetland

On a sultry afternoon in mid-July, two bodies of water, entwined by nature but separated by man, became reacquainted for the first time in nearly 100 years. The estrangement had been quite stressful for both, but expedience had dictated that third-party interests—those of agriculture, commerce, and development—would take priority over

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

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

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

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

Revegetation After a Wildfire

Revegetation After a Wildfire

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.”

“All it needed was an ignition source,” recalls Daniel Lewis, staff

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.”

“All it needed was an ignition source,” recalls Daniel Lewis, staff

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