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.

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

Achieving Optimum Traction With Specific Tires and Tracks

Achieving Optimum Traction With Specific Tires and Tracks

Tires are wonderful things. They solved transportation and mobility issues for a lot of people throughout history, from wheel-mounted siege weapons to horse-drawn carriages to wheelchairs to cars to construction equipment. However, throughout history, people have been dealing with the shortcomings of tire technology.

Project Profile: Nine-Story Challenge

Project Profile: Nine-Story Challenge

One of Omaha’s oldest buildings was demolished this summer near the site of the new Salvation Army Renaissance Village. A small army of skid-steer loaders worked floor by floor to demolish a nine-story structure, while a team of excavator and loader operators managed debris at ground level—sometimes as close as

Site Clearing Success

Site Clearing Success

Site clearing can demand a lot of niche or application-specific equipment. Most equipment that serves in those applications has application-specific features, which makes it great at its intended use, but not very versatile.

Breaking Habits

Breaking Habits

Picture this: You’re getting a lot ready for the construction of a new 10-story hotel when suddenly your crawler hits stone.

Or perhaps your underwater excavator hits an old bed of concrete. Or maybe, just as you think you’re ready to move on to the next step of a job, you

The Tracks of My Tires

The Tracks of My Tires

Tires are wonderful things. They solved transportation and mobility issues for a lot of people throughout history, from wheel-mounted siege weapons to horse-drawn carriages to wheelchairs to cars to construction equipment. However, throughout history, people have been dealing with the shortcomings of tire technology.

Story Time with Telematics

Story Time with Telematics

Telematics has been around for some time, but early iterations covered little more than the basics: machine hours, accurate location, maintenance due, and geo-fencing. Today, telematics offers more sophistication, says Tom Remy, senior manager/aftermarket sales for Topcon Tierra.

CASE, Hills Machinery Support Team Rubicon Mudslide Cleanup in North Carolina

CASE, Hills Machinery Support Team Rubicon Mudslide Cleanup in North Carolina

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Hills Machinery provided Team Rubicon with a compact track loader and excavator to assist in mudslide cleanup in Polk County, North Carolina in the wake of record rainfall. The work — part of Team Rubicon’s “Operation Mountain Laurel” — included re-routing a stream within its original banks after mudslides shifted its

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