Bidding for jobs is one of the most important functions of any construction firm, big or small. Without lining up a steady stream of work, a contractor is unable to plan cash flow, grow the business, or develop a reputation as a reliable company that has a solid track record.
Henry Foundation Drilling Inc. (HFDI) is a privately owned drilling company which is sought out for its cutting-edge drilling capability, as well as the ability to provide unique, innovative insights into achieving the core requirements of a project with the most effective solution. Their experience and partnerships with established engineering companies combine to provide clients with real solutions and within the available budget.
Tires are critical components of off-the-road (OTR) vehicles and serve several functions that affect the productivity of your equipment and subsequently affect your bottom line. They support the load of the vehicle by retaining the inflation pressure, provide traction and braking, control the direction of travel, absorb road shocks to smooth the ride (on most OTR equipment, the tires are the only suspension for the equipment), and overcome road hazards.
For its 50th Anniversary, Genie is not merely content to sip champagne. The company has popped the cork on a new innovation, the first in a new line of Xtra Capacity boom lifts. Genie has been marking its anniversary throughout 2016 with customer and employee appreciation events and those celebrations culminated on September 14 with Genie’s 50th Anniversary celebration held in Seattle, Washington. More than 300 customers from 47 countries had the opportunity to tour Genie facilities in nearby Redmond, check out new equipment and celebrate the company’s legacy.
Light towers are a mainstay on jobsites, providing necessary illumination for projects requiring that work continues after the sun sets, which is occurring earlier every day at this time of year. Answering these four questions can help you identify the best light tower model for the job.
If you’re a vocational truck driver, you know how hard it can be to navigate a tight jobsite on a good day – and the nightmare it becomes when it rains, or if there’s a fresh gravel surface.
Liebherr’s new generation of wheel loaders – the XPower series – represent a milestone in the technological history of wheel loaders for the company. Due to the wide range of innovations, such as the power-split driveline installed as standard, the company has subjected its new wheel loader generation to much tougher, more thorough and more extensive testing than ever before. Important main components, such as the innovative XPower driveline and the larger axles, were found to be particularly durable in testing over 70,000 operating hours.
When it comes to machine guidance and control technologies, most people think of large site prep and roadbuilding projects – but it’s not just for large dirt-moving applications. Whether it’s flatwork prep, trenching, foundation work or underwater dredging, a 2D precision solution can have an immediate impact on a contractor’s bottom line.
Modern construction machines are high-tech units whose engineering enables more functions to be carried out than ever before. Whether these are recognized and used by operators is crucially dependent on the quality of the operating concept. So that the operators of Hamm rollers can use all the functions to their full extent, the development team attached the utmost importance to simple, intuitive operation. No easy task, since the modern rollers are complex tools. With the new Easy Drive operating concept, Hamm has succeeded in pulling off this balancing act. It enables drivers to respond quickly and correctly, even without extensive previous knowledge. This is made possible through a minimal number of intelligently arranged switches, good visibility in the operator’s platform and short learning and familiarization times.
One of the most critical problems in asphalt pavement construction today is achieving a long lasting, longitudinal joint. It is costing pavement owners billions of dollars worldwide in premature repair of the joint. This problem has been recognized for a couple of decades, discussed at many asphalt pavement seminars, and has been the subject of much research, yet there has been little or no progress in many jurisdictions.
This high-capacity portable truck scale is modular for easy installation, expansion and relocation during highway construction projects. It features Rice Lake’s Survivor ATV Series pre-assembled steel deck modules which provide a 100,000-pound concentrated load capacity. The self-contained steel decks incorporate self-seating hinge connectors and can be supplied with a variety of digital weight indicators including models that can store up to 1,000 truck IDs and truck tares. Ramps can be made by backfilling to the bulkheads. Steel ramps and approaches are optional.
The Geo-Boy is ideal for maintaining a wide range of transportation and utility right-of-ways (ROW), and is also effective in a variety of other applications including land clearing and site prep, invasive vegetation species management, storm damage removal and cleanup, wildfire management and seismic mapping operations.
The John Deere 470G LC Excavator is the latest member of the production-class equipment lineup to be updated to meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards and to incorporate a bevy of customer-inspired and productivity-boosting features. The 367-hp model now comes fully loaded with an EPA Final Tier 4 13.5L diesel engine, a comfortable and spacious cab, along with an enhanced LCD monitor with simplified navigation. In addition, optional 2D/3D grade guidance sensor-mounting brackets enable customers to install their preferred aftermarket grade-control system.
CASE Construction Equipment has introduced the new SV340 skid steer – the company’s most powerful skid steer ever built. Rated at 3,400 pounds operating capacity and featuring a bucket breakout force of 9,531 pounds, the new vertical-lift skid steer continues the Case tradition of building powerful operating capacities into a platform that is easy to use for operators in all industries.
DEUTZ AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A. have agreed on the key aspects of a strategic alliance between the two companies. Under this arrangement, Liebherr intends to grant DEUTZ worldwide sales and service rights for 200- to 700-kW diesel engines for a variety of applications. These engines are being developed for the EU Stage V, US Tier 4, China IV and EU Stage IIIA emissions standards and thus meet the future statutory requirements regarding exhaust emissions. The engines manufactured by Liebherr will be available to DEUTZ for series delivery from 2019.
For mine operators, keeping an electric rope shovel in the bank is essential for optimum productivity and profitability. Recognizing this vital requirement, Caterpillar has developed the Operator Assist – Enhanced Motion Control system, standard on new 7495 Series shovels and available for certain Cat 7495 and Bucyrus 495 shovels in service. The new software is designed to simplify machine operation, allowing the shovel to be operated in a manner that both promotes high production and protects the machine from inadvertent misuse. The new system can enhance production by reducing the occurrence of operating faults, such as crowd over-speeds and boom jacks.
Michelin Tweel Technologies, manufacturer of Michelin X Tweel airless radial tire, has announced it will expand the reach of its airless skid-steer tires with the launch of a new size – 10N16.5 X Tweel SSL All Terrain. The revolutionary tire-wheel assembly, originally introduced four years ago, offers a solution to the seemingly unavoidable challenge of chronic flat tires that plague the millions of skid-steer loaders and zero-turn radius mowers utilized by many commercial operations.