Excavators Tracked

News May 21, 2018
On May 17, John Deere and Hitachi Construction Machinery invited industry journalists to their joint footprint in Kernersville, N.C., which manufactures excavators for both groups, to tour the expanded facility and be on hand for the unveiling of a pair of new machines.   The 1 million sq ft ...
The new Bobcat R Series E35 compact excavator

The new Bobcat R Series E35 compact excavator

News March 08, 2017
Doosan-owned Bobcat launched a new series of compact excavators at ConExpo-Con/Agg. The R Series excavators are dynamic additions to the 3-4 ton class, and are highlighted by the E32 and E35 models.   Both models feature a 25 hp engine, while the E35 can be optioned up to 33.5 hp. Operator comfort...
Article June 16, 2004
At last, construction at the “Big Dig” (the Central Artery/Tunnel Project) is about to end with the completion date targeted for 2005. News about Boston’s Big Dig is no longer big. For the last 10 years, the public has been inundated with the happenings of this project covered by the news media...
Article November 14, 2003
Like many major bridges in the San Francisco Bay area--the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Benicia-Martinez, the Richmond-San Rafael, the San Mateo-Hayward and the Carquinez Strait--the Golden Gate is undergoing a three-phase renovation to meet seismic requirements. In the case of the Golden...
Article October 23, 2003
As a bridge-design class, movable bridges have four distinct types. All four types are well-represented in New York City, with 12 bascule bridges leading in number, followed by the seven swing-span bridges, four vertical-lift bridges and two retractile bridges. All 25 bridges are under the control...
Article September 26, 2003
In heavy construction and demolition there is always a certain amount of risk to workers. Some common causes included flying debris, poor visibility, collapsing material, falls, inhalation of noxious fumes and exposure to vibration and noise.  Integrating electric remote-controlled equipment into...
Article September 26, 2003
With reported revenue for the first six months of 2003 of $771.6 million, Granite Construction Inc. is one of the largest highway construction contractors in the country. The company got its start in California in 1922 and has expanded from there in two complementary divisions: the Heavy...
Article September 26, 2003
While central Georgia commuters sleep each night, a crew of construction workers is making nearly 40 miles of Georgia I-75 safer and smoother. The award-winning APAC-Georgia Inc. Ballenger Paving Division and its subcontractor, Costello Industries, Newington, Conn., are working up to 14 hours a day...
Article September 25, 2003
Roadside construction is never the safest work place: inattentive drivers, tight working lanes, the challenge of moving materials and equipment alongside major highways. The Eastern North Carolina Natural Gas Project, a joint venture between Progress Energy and the Albemarle Pamlico Economic...
Article September 25, 2003
Defying common construction limitations, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) started a large excavation and embankment project in the dead of winter. With 24-hour operations and by chemically treating the embankment soil, the construction team, led by Walsh Construction, Chicago,...
Article May 16, 2003
Earthwork contractor Tom Kueter Construction, Peosta, Iowa, saved the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) $110,000 and a month on the construction schedule with value engineering. The $6 million, 7.1-km new alignment of U.S. Highway 30 in Marshall County near Le Grand, Iowa, would have...
Article March 18, 2003
These days, state highway departments do more than just pave roads and build bridges. Their responsibilities include environmental stewardship, and DOTs are sometimes the first line of defense for eliminating surface water pollution. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) builds and...
Article November 18, 2002
At its San Diego convention last December, the American Concrete Pavement Association recognized representatives of Uretek USA, Tomball, Texas, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for pioneering a new technique in concrete pavement restoration with a finalist award. A construction...
Article September 19, 2002
Opened for traffic in 1940, the Pennsylvania Turnpike is one of the older limited-access highways in the U.S. Some of its design characteristics were patterned after the German Autobahn, which was built during the 1930s. The most common attribute of both highways is their design for driving...
Article June 19, 2002
Bostonians celebrated Mother’s Day by taking a close look at the new Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge over the Charles River. The event’s planners expected maybe 40,000 people to attend the bridge open house; instead, they got 200,000, despite bad weather. People stood in line for three hours in...
Article May 17, 2002
MKK Constructors faced the usual pressures when entering a design-build project in Colorado—time and money. Frustration could have set in, but the prime contractor wasn’t banging his head against the walls. In fact, the retaining wall system used provided peace of mind. The E-470 toll road in...
Article April 18, 2002
An automatic machine control system probably won’t turn an earthmover into the killdozer of horror movie fame, but it might make the equipment seem as though it has a mind of its own. Guided by sonics, lasers, radio signals or Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, roadbed preparation machines...
Article October 04, 2001
If the number of new models introduced this year is an indication, the excavator segment of the construction equipment market is healthy. Many manufacturers have new products out—and in many cases smaller is better. There is an emphasis on zero-tail-swing models that can fit into confined spaces,...
Article May 13, 2001
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Concrete Works of Colorado, Brighton, teamed up to build the second and thThe Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Concrete Works of Colorado, Brighton, teamed up to build the second and third phases of a new urban interchange at...
Article April 03, 2001
The construction equipment rental industry is racing to catch up with its counterparts in Europe and Japan The construction equipment rental industry is racing to catch up with its counterparts in Europe and Japan. Roughly one in five pieces of construction equipment in the U.S. is rented instead...
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