Tag: heavy equipment

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. They usually comprise five equipment systems: implement, traction, structure, power train, control and information.

Reader Profile: Ryan Qualls

Reader Profile: Ryan Qualls

Ryan Qualls was barely out of high school when he started his first company in 2004 and it didn’t take him long to figure out the secret to success was to build a company of people who share his same passion for earthwork. Hand-in-hand is giving them the top-of-the-line tools

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Alliance Tire Americas
A new line of radial Galaxy off-the-road tires from Alliance Tire Group Inc. (ATG) brings rugged, long-life radial construction to graders, dozers, loaders, and dump trucks. The flexible sidewalls of radial tires create a larger, more even footprint for better traction, less rolling resistance, and greater fuel efficiency. Special

Big and Tall Haul

Big and Tall Haul

Fluids are essential to machine health but are too often overlooked and under-prioritized. Also, many only learn basic or general fluid maintenance information, and this, plus some misinformation, often leads to less optimal machine productivity and longevity and can lead to catastrophic failure.

The Squeaky Wheel

The Squeaky Wheel

Fluids are essential to machine health but are too often overlooked and under-prioritized. Also, many only learn basic or general fluid maintenance information, and this, plus some misinformation, often leads to less optimal machine productivity and longevity and can lead to catastrophic failure.

The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease
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Other People’s Money

Other People’s Money

“Other people’s money” is an economic phrase that goes all the way back to Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and has long since entered into common usage. According to The Farlex Financial Dictionary, other people’s money is an “informal term for the use or investment of borrowed funds. For example, a bank

Physical Gains from the Digital World

Physical Gains from the Digital World

The greatest productivity-enhancing features on new heavy equipment are digital—not mechanical. Machine size, attachment size, swing speed, travel speed…none of these changes have the potential to unlock productivity and efficiency in the same manner that digital technologies can. The technologies that have the greatest influence over heavy equipment production and

Digging With the Big Boys

Digging With the Big Boys

Excavators come in all sizes, from dining-room-table-sized mini excavators to the standard mid-sized machines. Yet even those pale in comparison to the largest excavators on the market. These behemoths of digging, these titans of exhumation are the types of tools that some construction industry members have dreamt of using since

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