Tag: hydraulic excavators

Modern, hydraulic excavators come in a wide variety of sizes. The smaller ones are called mini or compact excavators. For example, Caterpillar’s smallest mini-excavator weighs 2,060 pounds (930 kg) and has 13 hp; their largest model is the largest excavator available (a record previously held by the Orenstein & Koppel RH400) the CAT 6090, it weighs in excess of 2,160,510 pounds (979,990 kg), has 4500 hp and has a bucket size of around 52.0 m³ depending on bucket fitted.

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

Caterpillar to Design and Manufacture Full Line of Mini Excavators

Caterpillar to Design and Manufacture Full Line of Mini Excavators

Caterpillar will shift design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators to Caterpillar facilities beginning in 2018 as a successful, six-year strategic alliance with Wacker Neuson is phased out. Caterpillar will focus on growing its global mini excavator business as it leverages existing facilities and design teams to deliver cost

Rigid Frame Versus Articulated Trucks

Rigid Frame Versus Articulated Trucks

Rigid frame trucks are designed to haul large, abrasive, rocky materials on well maintained haul roads, says Scott Knoblauch, senior consultant with Caterpillar Inc. “Grades under 15% and long-haul road distances have minimal effect on rigid frame truck performance,” he says. “They also are designed to run well on long

Landfill Mining: Current Trends

The beneficial purposes can include recovery of recyclable materials, recovery of soils for use as daily or intermediate cover in active landfills, or recovery of land area for redevelopment. As urban sprawl has continued in many metropolitan areas, landfills—which previously were located in areas relatively distant from the population centers—are

Connecting With Attachments

Connecting 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 ground conditions.

Having

New Compact Perkins 400 Series Engine on Display at ICUEE

New Compact Perkins 400 Series Engine on Display at ICUEE

Perkins new 404F-E22TA, an engine designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards, will made its North American show debut at ICUEE. This compact, 4 cylinder model heralds a new era for the 400 Series range, as it is the first time that common rail direct injection and

BSP Unveils New Compactor Model

BSP Unveils New Compactor Model

To meet the demand for a heavier and more productive ground improvement equipment BSP International Foundations (BSP), one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of piling and compaction equipment, has unveiled the latest addition to the company’s line-up of Rapid Impact Compactors (RIC).

The new model designated RIC-16000, joins an established four-model

Equipment Service: Easier, Less Often

Equipment Service: Easier, Less Often

To get a handle on these improvements, Grading & Excavation Contractor asked seven manufacturers exactly what their machines now feature that makes maintenance easier and less frequent. Here’s what they told us.

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