Tag: tractors

A powerful motor vehicle with large rear wheels, used chiefly on farms for hauling equipment and trailers.

No More One Trick Pony

No More One Trick Pony

Kansas farmer James Cummings and draftsman J. Earl McLeod designed the first bulldozer in 1923. When they filed for a US patent, they described it as an “attachment for tractors” used to plow fields. Large, powerful, and on tracks that gave it mobility through rugged terrain and grip in muddy

Project Profile: Emery Top 400

Project Profile: Emery Top 400

Cornerstone Construction Services, Inc. (CCS) is a concrete contractor with more than 25 years of experience working in Central Florida. Their concrete crews specialize in mass foundations, structural concrete, slab on grade, slab on metal deck, retaining walls, decorative concrete, hardscapes, concrete paving, tilt wall construction, metal buildings, precast erection,

Safety: Spotlight on Vehicle Safety

Safety: Spotlight on Vehicle Safety

Nearly 200,000 crashes involving tractor-trailers occurred in the US this past year—averaging one per every three minutes. I witnessed one recently while driving back to Santa Barbara, CA, from Las Vegas, NV. It occurred on the transition ramp from the Westbound Highway 14 to the Northbound Interstate 5, a fairly

Squeeze Play

Squeeze Play

Landfill managers continuously seek increased efficiency and greater compaction and airspace, but as technology improves, some of the ways they achieve those ends have changed.

Solutions for the Drainage Dilemma

Solutions for the Drainage Dilemma

A quick perusal of once-popular English literature would show that the Victorians, and indeed a century of their predecessors, were eager to adopt any innovations to improve drainage. While most agrarian societies fought weather, taxes, and landlords to keep crops in the field, drainage for them and the estate managers

Modern Scrapers—A Variety of Capabilities

Modern Scrapers—A Variety of Capabilities

When it comes to volumes of dirt moved, the sky is the limit for scrapers, notes Shane Kroeker, vice president of marketing for K-Tec Earthmovers. And, for moving earth on a job site, the scraper serves as a versatile piece of equipment, offering the ability to move a wide range of

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Obviously, the basic key to getting the most from your dozer investment is to keep it busy. That depends on projects being available and on your estimators’ ability to bid work successfully. But upstream from the work site, an equipment dealer and manufacturer have also put in many hours to

Carrying the Load

Carrying the Load

From compact wheel dumpers to heavy-duty dump trucks, grading and excavation contractors have choices to move earth in vehicles that feature more efficiencies and innovations than ever before. Bell Trucks America’s B60E is powered by the OM473 577 horsepower Mercedes engine, with a rated payload of 121,254 pounds and a load capacity of 45.8 cubic yards.

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