Tag: small excavator

A compact or mini excavator is a tracked or wheeled vehicle with an approximate operating weight from 0.7 to 8.5 tonnes. It generally includes a standard backfill blade and features independent boom swing.

CAT F Series Excavators Are Built for Your Unique Business Needs

CAT F Series Excavators Are Built for Your Unique Business Needs

The introduction of the 313F, 315F, 316F, and 318F completes Caterpillar’s launch of its U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV 11- to 90-ton tracked excavator family. “Customers choose Cat® excavators because they make more money with our products,” said Brian Abbott, worldwide product manager for Caterpillar’s small excavator platform.

Making the Right Call on Rentals

Making the Right Call on Rentals

After that sweet expansion in construction a decade ago, the bursting of bubbles, c. 2008, halted work with incredible abruptness. For a couple of years there, it was hard to imagine how contractors would ever see a “recovery,” at least for quite some time. And yet, 2011 brought one, according

Deep Commitment

Deep Commitment

When discussing underground utility work, one issue consistently comes to the surface-that of a significant variability in the knowledge levels, skills, and abilities of the utility work force. Certainly this might be said of almost any industry. Where the underground job site is concerned, however, there are big risks and

California Proving Ground

California Proving Ground

Engineers in California have implemented a platepile slope-repair technique that, in certain slope creep and shallow landslide situations, offers greater efficiency and improved results as compared with conventional slope repair and reinforcement methods. Platepiles, or small steel piles with thin steel plates welded to the upper section of the vertical

Making Mainstream Attachments More Specialized

While buckets, augers, and breakers or hammers are deemed the most popular attachments used, their manufacturers are continually tweaking these product offerings to target them toward very specific applications.For example, Wisconsin Metal Fab offers its new Power Bucket as an attachment that prevents overworking the skid-steer in hard-packed soil conditions.

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