Tag: hydraulic breaker

A breaker is a powerful percussion hammer fitted to an excavator for demolishing concrete structures or rocks. It is powered by an auxiliary hydraulic system from the excavator, which is fitted with a foot-operated valve for this purpose. Additionally, demolition crews employ the hoe ram for jobs too large for jackhammering or areas where blasting is not possible due to safety or environmental issues.

Project Profile: Grave Responsibilities

Project Profile: Grave Responsibilities

Digging graves is a serious business, and no one takes it more seriously than Cody Taxacher, owner of Taxacher Specialties, an excavation contracting business based in Connellsville, PA, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Project Profile: Starting a Firm Foundation

Project Profile: Starting a Firm Foundation

“I feel like a conductor,” says Ted Civetta with a grin as he stands amidst the bustle of New York City and watches the seemingly choreographed movements of excavators and breakers in a pit 55 feet below him.

Project Profile: Breaking Ground at Rogers Centre

Project Profile: Breaking Ground at Rogers Centre

Few people know concrete as well as Vito Nardi. As director of Verdi Restoration Ltd.—a division of Verdi Alliance, specializing in concrete restoration work—Nardi and his team have overseen some of the largest, most high-profile concrete construction projects in and around Toronto. Fromheavy civil, to foundations and sealing—if concrete is

Giving Your Talent the Right Tools

Giving Your Talent the Right Tools

Your company has successfully bid a job, and it’s time to examine the site for land clearing. What equipment will be essential? What is the process in tool selection for land clearing site preparation? How will the tools’ capabilities fit into that process, and throughout the project? How can common

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Nobody ever said that site work would be easy. For every site with easily excavated soft loamy soils, there is another one with hardpan, rocky soils, frozen soils, or even bedrock. Excavating rock is far harder, more time consuming, and much more expensive than soil excavation. For thistype of operation, special tools are necessary.

The Ins and Outs, On and Offs of Attachments

The Ins and Outs, On and Offs of Attachments

Form follows function when it comes to attachments. As hydraulic excavators have evolved, replacing the cable shovels of yesterday, sophisticated, groundbreaking buckets have followed suit. Whether you need a digging implement for soft soil, which requires short, blunt teeth, or something that’s going to penetrate through rock and frost that

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