Tag: excavators

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.

Vermeer Introduces New MUD Hub Slurry Solidification System

Vermeer Introduces New MUD Hub Slurry Solidification System

PELLA, Iowa, June 21, 2018 – The new Vermeer MUD Hub slurry solidification system helps control the costs, time and complexity of drilling fluid management. Using the new Vermeer ST2000 slat tank and the Surface to Surface (STS) FL-243 solidification mixer, the Vermeer MUD Hub helps create stackable material for convenient

The New Swiss Army Knife

The New Swiss Army Knife

When Takeuchi first introduced the compact excavator in 1971, some people scoffed and criticized that the machine was little more than a toy. Since then, the machine has become an integral part of the construction site, sometimes replacing other machines—and not only on general construction sites but in many other

Earth, Wind, and Water

Earth, Wind, and Water

Nature has been using water to shape the landscape since the beginning of time. Wind, rain, rivers, streams, and creeks can shape valleys and carve out canyons. These waterways and wind paths are themselves constantly changing; as a Greek philosopher noted, “We can never step in the same river twice.”

Editor’s Comments: Slow Down

Editor’s Comments: Slow Down

It’s extremely satisfying to look over a brand-new issue of Grading & Excavation Contractor before it reaches your hands and see the growing amount of technology our writers are covering in the feature articles. More and more of our industry relies on these innovations to recruit better, more skilled workers;

FUTURE-PROOFING EXCAVATORS

FUTURE-PROOFING EXCAVATORS

The excavator market has soared in recent years thanks to growing urbanization – with 2018 set to mark a record high. But what happens next? Volvo Construction Equipment’s Vice President of Excavator Business Platform Sungmo Yang discusses three market shifts set to impact the future of excavators.

Excavators are big business.

Getting the Air Out

Getting the Air Out

Location is Everything

In Montezuma County, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, the local county landfill is well positioned for business in this area that is suitably named, “Four Corners.” Along with the Colorado trash, customers bring in solid waste from three adjacent states of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona,

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