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A truck is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to an automobile. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful, and may be configured to mount specialized equipment, such as in the case of fire trucks and concrete mixers and suction excavators.

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

Vacuum Excavators: Preventing Damage

Vacuum Excavators: Preventing Damage

For Jason Proctor, product manager for vacuum excavation for Ditch Witch, contractors who invest in vacuum excavators are buying a sort of insurance policy, one that could even save their businesses. His point is well taken. Vacuum excavators increase the odds that construction crews won’t accidently cut into gas, water, or

Foretelling a Post-Water Future

Foretelling a Post-Water Future

It seems like a passage from Latin American fiction—a surreal scenario in which citizens awaken to find their country dry, and a mustached general rationing their water. But for citizens of La Paz, Bolivia, this is not a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel—it is their reality.

For eleven years, scientists like Edson

Advertiser’s Index

Alpine Equipment
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Bell Trucks America Inc.
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BITCO
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Carlson Software
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Caterpillar Inc.
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ClearSpan Fabric Structures
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Dirt Logic
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Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America
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Excavision Inc
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Frutiger/Mobydick, Wheel Washing Systems
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HCSS (Heavy Construction Systems Specialists)
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Hitachi Construction
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Hyundai Construction Equipment
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Insite Sitework
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JCB North America
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John Deere Construction Equipment
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K-Tec Earthmovers
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KOBELCO Construction
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Kubota Tractor Corp.
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Leading Edge Attachments
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Liebherr
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Mabey Inc.
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Preco Electronics
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Rogers Brothers Corp.
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Rototilt Systems
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Sakai America Inc.
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Sutter Equipment Co.
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Topcon Positioning Systems
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Towmaster Trailers/Big Tow
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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.

Security That Can Happen in a Vacuum

Security That Can Happen in a Vacuum

For Jason Proctor, product manager for vacuum excavation for Ditch Witch, contractors who invest in vacuum excavators are buying a sort of insurance policy, one that could even save their businesses. His point is well taken. Vacuum excavators increase the odds that construction crews won’t accidently cut into gas, water, or

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