Tag: trenching

A trench is a type of excavation or depression in the ground that is generally deeper than it is wide (as opposed to a wider gully or ditch), and narrow compared to its length (as opposed to a simple hole).

Zero to 100 in 60 Seconds Flat

Zero to 100 in 60 Seconds Flat

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. (March 22, 2017) — Little Wonder, an industry leader in debris management, grounds maintenance and asphalt and paving site preparation equipment, features the self-propelled BedShaper®, cutting time and labor in spring bed preparation. It cuts crisp, clean edges — and even “S” curves — as fast as 100

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John Deere offers 90-inch severe-duty construction buckets as part of the Worksite Pro attachment lineup. Designed to take advantage of the improved performance and boom design of the large-frame 332G skid steer and 333G compact track loader (CTL), these buckets are redefining expectations of what compact equipment can accomplish.

Ditch Witch® Introduces Construction-Grade ST37X Stand-On Trencher

Ditch Witch® Introduces Construction-Grade ST37X Stand-On Trencher

PERRY, Okla., Feb. 23, 2017 –Ditch Witch®, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced the ST37X stand-on trencher, the ideal machine for creating footings on residential or commercial properties, installing drainage pipe, trenching and other landscape applications that today’s jobsites demand. The construction-grade ST37X is designed for heavy-duty operation to

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Grading & Excavation Contractor.

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

Safety: Excavation and Trenching Dangers

Safety: Excavation and Trenching Dangers

Workplace safety solution professionals: How many times do we see excavation and sewer workers working unprotected in trenches? Trenches are literally filled with a variety of potential safety and environmental hazards. Cave-ins are perhaps the most feared trenching hazard as one cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car. Asphyxiation due to

Pipes: Repair or Replace?

Pipes: Repair or Replace?

When it comes to pipes, when it is appropriate to repair them? And, when is it the right time to replace them?

Certainly the nation’s aging infrastructure—as well as a growing population requiring larger pipes to move more water—is bringing this question to the fore more frequently.

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC650LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator

Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the New PC650LC-11 Hydraulic Excavator

Rolling Meadows, Ill., — December 15, 2016 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC650LC-11 hydraulic excavator. With an operating weight between 140,456 lbs (63710 kg) and 145,284 lbs (65900 kg), the PC650LC-11 maintains the powerful productivity and transportability of the previous model,

A Fresh Look at the Wheels vs. Tracks Debate in Skid-Steer vs. CTLs

A Fresh Look at the Wheels vs. Tracks Debate in Skid-Steer vs. CTLs

The skid-steer and the compact track loader (CTL): two powerful little workhorses designed to perform the same basic functions—so what’s the difference? Hint: the difference is based on the working conditions each is best suited for. “It all comes down to wheels versus tracks,” sums up Ashby Graham, product manager for JCB.

“Skid-steers are tired machines, whereas

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