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Handling the Big Digs

Much of Anchor Shoring’s pile driving work is done on large infrastructure projects like bridges and municipal structures.

Southern Ontario is a challenging environment for construction companies to operate, due to soil conditions, water tables and the general busy nature of the region. When the company’s business is focused on shoring, piling installation, and other foundation-related construction, those conditions become even more challenging.

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Volvo launches Dig Assist in North America, an intuitive machine control solution for crawler excavators

Volvo Dig Assist unlocks the full potential of an excavator’s productivity. Utilizing Volvo Co-Pilot — the award-winning in-cab interface with 10-inch high-resolution touch screen — Dig Assist allows operators to easily input job specifications and track progress along the way to ensure the job is done right the first time, every time.

“We’ve designed Dig Assist in a way that is very easy to learn and very intuitive to use — requiring as little as 10 minutes of upfront training and only a few touches to get started with a new job,” said Matt McLean, product manager, GPE products at Volvo Construction Equipment. “Once you’re up and running, there’s no more guesswork. You can design and track progress in real time — thereby reducing the need for on-site engineers, surveyors, and manual grade and depth checks. It’s very simple to use, but can make an enormous impact to productivity and job profitability.”

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TT Technologies to display full line of trenchless tools and equipment at CONEXPO

TT Technologies will be displaying its full line at CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

TT Technologies will be displaying its full line of trenchless piercing tools, pipe ramming tools and pipe bursting tools, at CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees will be able to see the complete line of trenchless equipment including the Grundoburst static pipe bursting system and Grundocrack pneumatic pipe bursting tools.

The Grundoburst static pipe bursting system utilizes a specially designed bladed cutter head to make bursting ductile iron and steel pipe possible. The Grundoburst systems range in size from 45 to 287 tons of pullback force and can be used to burst pipe from 4 to 48 inches. Grundocrack pneumatic pipe bursting tools can be used to burst fracturable pipe from 4 to 54 inches in diameter. Grundoram pneumatic pipe ramming tools can be used to ram steel casings ranging in size from 6 through 144 inches in diameter.

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Drilling company tackles challenging B.C. transportation projects

The Bauer BG 36 drill was one of the machines used to install the cast-in-place piles for the Evergreen Rapid Transit Line Project in British Columbia.

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.

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Deep foundation equipment from Liebherr deployed by Hilti & Jehle GmbH

Rotary drilling rig type LB 44 from Liebherr on-site in Dornbirn, Austria.

The Austrian construction company Hilti & Jehle GmbH is relying on modern and high performance machines from Liebherr for complex deep foundation tasks. A rotary drilling rig type LB 44 is currently working on the construction of a factory building in Dornbirn. At the end of last year, Liebherr’s new piling and drilling rig LRB 355 celebrated its debut on one of Hilti & Jehle’s jobsites.

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Little Beaver heavy-duty geotechnical drill rig

Little Beaver offers a new Lone Star LST1G+HD heavy-duty geotechnical drill rig that achieves hollow stem auger drilling to 100 feet.

Little Beaver has introduced the new Lone Star LST1 heavy-duty geotechnical drill rig. The LST1G+HD drills to 100 feet with an optional 4.25-inch hollow stem auger. The new model offers enhanced power and capabilities when compared to Little Beaver’s smaller LST1G+ geotechnical drill. Little Beaver added a planetary reduction gearbox for more torque and a reduction mechanism for increased push/pull-back force over its standard geotechnical drill rig. It gives engineers and soil technicians an efficient, robust and dependable drill for standard penetration tests (SPT) and sampling soils for academic testing.

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The new Sandvik Commando DC130Ri – tougher than ever

The new intelligent control system of the Commando DC130Ri provides modern machine control features that until now have been found only on larger drill rigs.

The new Commando DC130Ri – a rubber tired compact size top hammer drill rig – is the latest addition to Sandvik Construction’s surface drilling product offering. The new machine includes a large number of upgraded features developed through consultations with customers, while the foundation of the unit is based on the series of drill rigs launched in 1988. It is in fact the years of experience that guarantee a versatile, highly productive drill rig combined with intelligence and top-rated mobility.

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Sandvik DT912D offers intelligent efficiency to underground mineral excavation

The DT912D is designed especially for limestone applications; this new high-reach single-boom jumbo is completely self-contained.

Sandvik Construction is introducing a completely new tunnelling jumbo to its extensive offering, the DT912D. Designed especially for limestone applications, this new high-reach single-boom jumbo is completely self-contained. It is powered with a fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly Tier 4 Final diesel engine and equipped with onboard compressor and water-tank for air-mist flushing. With the new Intelligent, state-of-the-art control system it will bring to customers high quality and increased productivity in both tunneling and underground mine production.

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Sandvik DC125R compact, top hammer drill rig

DC125R Drill rig is a hydraulic, self-propelled drilling machine on a 4-wheel drive carrier. It is perfect for maneuvering in tight places and tough conditions.

The rubber-tired DC125R mini rig is at its best in applications such as foundation drilling, road cutting, trenching, bolting, line drilling in dimensional stone quarries, and special drilling applications.

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Cat MD5075C Track Drill designed for easy maintenance

The MD5075C incorporates technology to assist in operations and equipment management.

The new Cat MD5075C Track Drill is designed for productivity, durability and low total cost of ownership. Cat rock drills deliver three times the lifespan of competitive drills, and the Cat carousel rod changer and drill rod handling system are a reliable mechanical design with no sensitive electronic sensors to cause downtime. The proven Cat C9 engine and Cat 315E excavator undercarriage further enhance productivity and reliability.

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A Straight Line to Success for GO Drilling

GO Drilling own 17 Sandvik drill rigs.

Drilling straight holes in unstable rock formations is an accomplishment and GO Drilling Inc. does it all the time. As a result, the Ottawa drilling and blasting company enjoys a reputation as a “straight-shooter”. “We face lots of different types of rocks in Ontario: soft rocks easy to drill, soft abrasive rocks, and hard granite with lots of seams,” says Mat Oswald, the company’s operations manager. “The seamy rock is especially challenging. It is our biggest challenge in keeping straight holes and accuracy.”

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BSP Rapid Impact Compactors are Heavier, More Productive Ground Improvement Equipment

RIC-16000 can be used for industrial mining and waste fills.

To meet the demand for a heavier and more productive ground improvement equipment BSP International Foundations has unveiled the latest addition to the company’s lineup of Rapid Impact Compactors (RIC). The new RIC-16000 model joins an established four-model range offering dropweights from 5 tons up to 16 tons. Depending on prevailing ground conditions, this model is capable of significant ground consolidation to depths of more than 8 m.

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Stabilizing a Landslide-Prone Highway

Doublestar Drilling worked to rescue Highway 744, which is perched on a sloping hillside and active landslide area overlooking Peace River Valley in Alberta. (Photo courtesy of Doublestar Drilling)

Since it was built in 1984, active landslides have plagued an ill-fated, 2.5 km stretch of highway 744 that rests above the town of Peace River, about 500 km northwest of Edmonton. The two-lane highway runs along the sloping face of a narrow ridge that separates the Peace River and Heart River valleys.

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New Sonic Pile Anchors Provide Earthquake Protection

Sonic pile anchor (building rests on and is anchored at same time).

It has taken more than 50 years for sonic drilling research to come full circle and back to one of its earliest uses as a pile driver. Today, new sonic piling technology is far superior and set to revolutionize the construction industry as well as help create new revenue streams for drilling companies.

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Atlas Copco Diamondback Modular Rig for Safer, More Versatile Drilling

The new Atlas Copco Diamondback drill rig with optional sliding-angle mast drilling capability of 90 to 45 degrees offers drillers precisely the rig they need with shortened lead time. The rig’s bolt-on modular components – a new concept in rig design – make it a truly multipurpose rig. Drillers can respond to rapid, after-sale changes in market opportunities and create a rig customized to their needs.

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