Tag: power unit

In electricity generation, a generator or power unit is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy for use in an external circuit. The source of mechanical energy may vary widely from a hand crank to an internal combustion engine. Generators provide nearly all of the power for electric power grids.

Project Profile: A Rope Through the Eye of a Needle

Project Profile: A Rope Through the Eye of a Needle

Retrofitting a Times Square high rise with stacked rooftop enclosures that house a generator and compressor is challenging enough without Mother Nature throwing her own wrench into the works. But that was exactly what happened when a group of contractors demonstrated exceptional cooperation and expertise in successfully completing a power

Giving Your Talent the Right Tools

Giving Your Talent the Right Tools

Your company has successfully bid a job, and it’s time to examine the site for land clearing. What equipment will be essential? What is the process in tool selection for land clearing site preparation? How will the tools’ capabilities fit into that process, and throughout the project? How can common

The Towed Scraper Option

The Towed Scraper Option

If you’re running a construction site and you need to move a lot of dirt, what is the most efficient tool? Is it a motor-powered scraper? How about an excavator and a hydraulic dump truck?

The Bigger They Come

The Bigger They Come

In recent years, talk has shifted to the advantages of compact loaders, but whether or not compact equipment has become a trend in the construction industry, large loaders still fill a critical need. “People are not shying away from larger machines,” posits Nick Rogers, product specialist and inside sales coordinator

Cat® 300.9D VPS Mini Hydraulic Excavator Offers Flexible Power Options

Cat® 300.9D VPS Mini Hydraulic Excavator Offers Flexible Power Options

Caterpillar has added the model 300.9D VPS (Versatile Power System) to the Cat® range of mini-hydraulic excavators. The versatile design of the 300.9D VPS benefits both the owner/operator and the rental company by allowing the machine—in conjunction with its separate hydraulic power unit—to work either with its diesel engine or

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