Cutting and filling of earth preliminary to the final work.
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
By Lori Lovely
Traditionally, motor graders have been used for finish grading, leaving the preliminary rough grading to scrapers, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment. As a precise fine-grading tool, it’s designed for specific tasks. Commonly used for construction and maintenance of gravel and dirt roads, as well as preparation of the base of
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today version 12.81 of its Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System. The new version further expands the mix of machines supported to now include wheel loaders, demonstrating Trimble’s continued commitment to meet the contractor’s needs for construction technology across a mixed fleet and for
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.
By Paul Hull
When you think of dozers, you think of strength and power, and rightly so. They are the machines that have, literally, moved mountains, and you’ll find them in most contractors’ fleets of construction equipment. They tend to be the first machines running when a site must be cleared and flattened
About a year ago, I wrote a blog for the Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine website titled, “A Monumental Shift in Heavy Equipment Technology”. It was an April Fool’s day blog that imagined the emergence of a fictional equipment manufacturer named the “Butterfly Company.” I expanded the fiction with details
Although the terms accuracy and precision get tossed around interchangeably, contractors are wise to be aware of the difference. Precision refers to the repeatability or reproducibility of measurement, accuracy to the degree to which a specific measurement represents a true value. Precision is a function of the system. Achieving accuracy
By Ed Ritchie
Remember when moving earth meant lots of paperwork and still more legwork before you could even get to the site work? Well, the past is fading fast, and the industry is in a full-scale revolution, driven by the three Gs of automation and digital technology: GIS (geographic information systems), GPS
By Tara Beecham
In any economy, but especially during a recession, it’s no secret that reliability is the primary concern for contractors across the United States. Building materials at a construction site must perform the job they have been designed to complete, and perform it effectively the first time they are used. Today