Tag: soil compactor

The method of mechanically increasing the density of soil. In construction, this is a significant part of the building process. If performed improperly, settlement of the soil could occur and result in unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure.

Volvo SD45B Debuts at The Rental Show

Volvo SD45B Debuts at The Rental Show

The SD45B soil compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment is an excellent addition to any rental fleet — providing unmatched versatility and ease of service to ensure a low total cost of ownership and high return on investment.

Packed with technologically advanced features, the SD45B adapts to the application and jobsite, helping

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

Engineers don’t usually have the opportunity to actually operate the earthmoving equipment being used to turn their designs into reality. But any engineer with field experience can’t help but respect the operators of these machines. These are complicated, sophisticated pieces of equipment that make high demands on the skill and

Machine Control: The New Normal

Machine Control: The New Normal

From GX June 2016

Mike Bowman, president of M & C Excavating in Fountaintown, IN, has used machine control technology in his business for some time.

“If you’re going to be competitive, you will have to get into this,” he says. “I don’t think you’re going to have a choice. It’s a big player

The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

Engineers don’t usually have the opportunity to actually operate the earthmoving equipment being used to turn their designs into reality. But any engineer with field experience can’t help but respect the operators of these machines. These are complicated, sophisticated pieces of equipment that make high demands on the skill and

Chicago Pneumatic Announces New, Highly Maneuverable Soil Compactor

Chicago Pneumatic Announces New, Highly Maneuverable Soil Compactor

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (December 2015) – Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment has launched the all-new SR 140 soil compactor, joining the SR 130 in their lineup. Designed for compaction operations in pipe trenches, roads, streets and parking lots, it is also ideal for building foundations and construction sites. In addition, its small

Compacting for the Long Haul

Compacting for the Long Haul

How do you choose what shoes to wear? Everyday shoes work well for going to work or going out on the town on the weekend. Tennis shoes can be used for those same activities. But you really can’t wear everyday shoes when you work out at the gym. You can’t

Building With the Basics

Building With the Basics

To begin with, the sub-base should be some type of compactable material that would produce at least a 95% Proctor compaction test, points out Brian Whitaker, P.E., technical manager of geosynthetics for Fiberweb. The Proctor compaction test is a method of determining the optimal moisture content at which a soil

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