Tag: excavator

Excavators are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, stick, bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the “house”. The house sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. A cable-operated excavator uses winches and steel ropes to accomplish the movements. They are a natural progression from the steam shovels and often called power shovels. All movement and functions of a hydraulic excavator are accomplished through the use of hydraulic fluid, with hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic motors. Due to the linear actuation of hydraulic cylinders, their mode of operation is fundamentally different from cable-operated excavators.

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator

Heavy counterweight mass and rounded cab combine for true tight tail swing performance and better lift capacity than most conventional, same-size-class excavators

Rolling Meadows, Ill., February 19, 2017 – Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new PC238USLC-11 hydraulic excavator. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4

Trenchers and Bracing Systems That Improve Efficiency and Safety

Trenchers and Bracing Systems That Improve Efficiency and Safety

Kids building castles in the beach sand have something uniquely in common with contractors putting in sophisticated pipe networks or skyscraper foundations. Whether scraping out the dirt for King Arthur’s moat, or excavating for new municipal infrastructure, both require digging the trench and supporting that pit. The enterprising young engineers

From Rooftop to Shoreline

From Rooftop to Shoreline

Most people going about their day are not aware of the many uses of geosynthetic materials around them. Certainly back in the 1950s and ’60s, few people could envision how widespread these materials’ use would become, from the filter fabric protecting a storm drain to the underlayer of permeable pavers

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Grading and excavation contractors have plenty to worry about. They need to make sure that they are bidding fairly on jobs, offering a solid price but not shorting themselves needed profit at the same time. They need to offer proper training to their crewmembers and make sure that they are

Down in the Trenches

Down in the Trenches

Kids building castles in the beach sand have something uniquely in common with contractors putting in sophisticated pipe networks or skyscraper foundations. Whether scraping out the dirt for King Arthur’s moat, or excavating for new municipal infrastructure, both require digging the trench and supporting that pit. The enterprising young engineers

Choosing the Necessities

Choosing the Necessities

Ryan Llewellyn knows tires. He’s the maintenance manager with R&J Trucking in Youngstown, OH. And if there’s one thing he deals with often, it is tires.

Enhancing the Human Condition

Enhancing the Human Condition

Throughout the heavy equipment industry, a significant labor shortage of experienced operators is universally acknowledged. The situation has become so dire that, according to Jeff Drake—business area manager for earthmoving machine control systems, Trimble—some contractors are “importing” operators from other states.

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