Tag: soil compactor

The method of mechanically increasing the density of soil. In construction, this is a significant part of the building process. If performed improperly, settlement of the soil could occur and result in unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure.

Volvo SD45B Debuts at The Rental Show

Volvo SD45B Debuts at The Rental Show

The SD45B soil compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment is an excellent addition to any rental fleet — providing unmatched versatility and ease of service to ensure a low total cost of ownership and high return on investment.

Packed with technologically advanced features, the SD45B adapts to the application and jobsite, helping

Chicago Pneumatic Announces New, Highly Maneuverable Soil Compactor

Chicago Pneumatic Announces New, Highly Maneuverable Soil Compactor

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (December 2015) – Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment has launched the all-new SR 140 soil compactor, joining the SR 130 in their lineup. Designed for compaction operations in pipe trenches, roads, streets and parking lots, it is also ideal for building foundations and construction sites. In addition, its small

Compacting for the Long Haul

Compacting for the Long Haul

How do you choose what shoes to wear? Everyday shoes work well for going to work or going out on the town on the weekend. Tennis shoes can be used for those same activities. But you really can’t wear everyday shoes when you work out at the gym. You can’t

Building With the Basics

Building With the Basics

To begin with, the sub-base should be some type of compactable material that would produce at least a 95% Proctor compaction test, points out Brian Whitaker, P.E., technical manager of geosynthetics for Fiberweb. The Proctor compaction test is a method of determining the optimal moisture content at which a soil

Precision on the Field

“Our company slogan is, “˜We dig your dirt,'” states Steve Ristow, president of Schneider Excavating in Lannon, WI. “It pretty much captures what we do.” Not always, though. Schneider Excavating has established itself as being more than just the average dirt pusher. No question that the slogan is snappier than

Soil Compaction: Modern Solutions to an Age-Old Need

Let’s face it. Soil compaction is an old-hat subject. After all, it has been practiced by man for thousands of years. And the fundamental need has remained year after year, millennium after millennium, and it still exists in the millennium just beginning. Today, compaction is being routinely used in virtually

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