Earthmoving

Welcome to the Earthmoving Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the earthmoving and excavating industry. This section offers several areas to explore: earthmoving and excavating equipment and product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. The product spotlights contain information and photos of equipment relevant to the industry. The article library contains all stories related to earthmoving and excavating pulled from the rich archives of Roads & Bridges magazine and our monthly equipment round-ups.

Clean to the maxThe Ecomax engine powering JCB’s JS145 crawler excavator runs clean without the need for a diesel particulate filter like many other models. Engine speed is...
As a machine that already combines multiple functions under one roof, efficiency is the ultimate goal when it comes to backhoe loaders. Whether you’re talking about fuel,...
Fuel efficient and tough Case’s 921F wheel loader provides faster acceleration, quicker cycle times and higher travel speeds while delivering as much as 17% greater fuel...
More power and exceptional dig depth and reach don’t matter if the operator fatigues quickly during demanding jobs. That’s why the newest lineup of loader backhoes offers...
Case Construction Equipment has entered into a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems, Norcross, Ga., to provide machine control technologies—both factory installed and...
Millions of Americans work hard every day to build the equipment, roads, bridges, public transport systems and port facilities that fuel America’s powerful economic engine....
Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment dropped 25% in 2013 compared with the previous year for a total $20 billion shipped to global markets, according to the...
Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez recently joined Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire in breaking ground on the State Rte. 99 tunnel in downtown Seattle. The tunnel will...

Products

  • Visualization is a key component for successful roadway and infrastructure management. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software...
  • In New England, Gradall excavators make contractors and governments happier than clams at high tide. Excavate, demolish, slope, place barriers....
  • Deere has revolutionized motor graders with its G-Series, offering users a choice of console-mounted industry standard controls or armrest-mounted...
  • In Texas, they make no bones about it: today’s powerful Gradall excavators are designed to do the work of many machines, saving time, money and...
  • Gradall’s new XL 4100 IV highway speed wheeled excavators introduce AutoDrive with a six-speed automatic transmission and new transfer case. Easier...
  •   Volvo almost completely redesigned its B-Series of backhoe loaders, which includes the BL60B and BL70B. Among the changes is a new set of...
  •   Maximizing productivity and efficiency is the key to the eight models in John Deere’s K Series of backhoe loaders, which also features a pair...
  • JCB has extended the reach, both literally and figuratively, of its ICX backhoe loader with longer loader arms (by 4 inches) and an extending dipper...
  • Allowing man and machine to work together more efficiently was the goal of the upgrades to Terex’s TLB 840 backhoe loader, starting with the...
  • The C Series from New Holland Construction offers the B95C LR (long reach) and the B95C TC (tool carrier). The LR is more compact with a longer stick...
Based in St. Louis, Pace Construction is a heavy-construction company with over 60 years of bridge- and highway-construction experience. Pace...
Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge in Australia was the largest road and bridge project in Queensland’s history, necessary to meet the region’s future highway...
In 2010, construction began on a massive new park system in the Louisville area. One key goal of the project was to link four major parks with a park...
If you’re responsible for acquiring heavy equipment, you already know that going with the low bid isn’t necessarily the best use of taxpayer dollars...
When Cargill Deicing Technology officially decided to increase its environmental commitment, it were not making empty promises. Not only did the...
It is no secret that winter maintenance offers up its own set of challenges for contractors. Unpredictable weather, pedestrian safety concerns and...

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Industry News

High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes and carpool lanes could be coming to the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, D.C., after the city council votes on a...
A week after the historic slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, traffic is again flowing across the Ohio River span that connects Milton, Ky., and...
San Francisco became the third city piloting the RideScout transportation aggregator app last week, joining Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas....