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Earthmoving Products January 16, 2015
Gradall crawler excavators have boom forces and cycle times comparable to conventional excavators, but they feature a low-profile design with a telescoping boom that enables work under bridges and in tunnels where knuckle booms will not fit. The entire boom tilts 220 degrees, perfectly positioning...
Earthmoving Products January 16, 2015
Gradall highway speed hydraulic excavators can be driven at speeds of up to 60 mph, allowing them to go to work quickly on one or more job sites without the need for a truck and lowboy trailer. Automatic transmissions and other features make these models easy to drive, while the low-profile...
Earthmoving Products January 16, 2015
Gradall on/off-pavement wheeled excavators are stable and productive, able to work at the front, rear or either side of the carrier without the need for outriggers. The full boom, which tilts 220 degrees, perfectly positions a range of attachments without sacrificing boom power. The telescoping...
News January 16, 2015
With all of the recent, and one might suppose perpetual, news regarding road and bridge infrastructure funding, one state is attempting to maintain and improve its own roads and bridges while anticipating the curtailed resources with which it will be able to do so.   The Missouri Department of...
Case Studies January 16, 2015

The advanced brine-making system.

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A loader fills the brine maker with salt.

Saving money on winter maintenance was a top priority for the City of Anderson and Madison County, Ind. After co-investing in a state-of-the-art automated brine maker, the two municipalities have done just that. What’s more, they’ve nearly recouped their investment in just one year.   “Looking at...
News January 15, 2015
The Missouri Department of Transportation outlined its plan for taking care of roads and bridges with a severely reduced construction budget.    “Missouri’s 325 System” calls for MoDOT to focus its limited resources on approximately 8,000 miles of Missouri’s 34,000-mile state highway system. The 8,...
Software Case Studies January 14, 2015
H&S Contracting Inc. of Moorhead, Minn., was looking for estimating software that would take the company to the next level. Its previous system, using ledger sheets and Excel documents created in-house, was outdated.   “It seemed to work well, until you change,” said Brent Syster, estimator and...
Traffic Management News January 14, 2015
The often-contentious relationship between Uber and the cities it operates in could be taking a turn for the better, as the ridesharing giant announced it will begin sharing its customers’ anonymized travel data with select city partners.   For each trip with its service, Uber collects and saves...
News January 14, 2015
When Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was sworn in on Jan. 12, he declared it would no longer be business as usual. And some business has stopped all together.   Rauner has ordered that several interstate projects be put on hold while his office has a chance to review the contracts. Among the jobs...
News January 14, 2015
Plans to improve Second Street in Vincennes, Ind., have been on the books for more than 15 years. But with the help of an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) pilot program, this long-awaited project has finally been awarded and contractors are free to begin work soon.   The six-block...
Equipment Case Studies January 14, 2015
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The Geoweb load support system provided a low-maintenance, permeable load-support road surface at a staging area for a 10-acre industrial yard site for High Steel of Lancaster, Pa. Heavy traffic at the steel fabricator’s facility caused severe rutting of the existing gravel surface and costly daily...
Equipment Case Studies January 14, 2015
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Over time, storm water runoff from an adjacent highway caused severe erosion of a 2H:1V embankment at an interchange in Salisbury, Md. Sloughing of large sections of the upper topsoil layer exposed the clayey sand embankment soils to surface runoff, which developed into rills and gullies that were...
Equipment Case Studies January 14, 2015
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For many years, the City of Opa-Locka, Fla., had experienced severe flooding throughout its residential and business districts, due in part to its development on a flood plain.  Several factors contributed to the flooding of the city’s low-lying areas, including a limited plan to manage surface...
Equipment Case Studies January 14, 2015
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On a roadside in Greendale, Wis., the Geoweb system was integrated along a half-mile section of roadway designed to support the weight of rolling vehicles that might venture off onto the shoulder. R.A. Smith & Associates—the village of Greendale’s engineer—was tasked with designing a stabilized...
Equipment Case Studies January 14, 2015

Geoweb sections are fast to deploy and install.

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Installing the Geoweb system on the closed lane.

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The asphalt pavement surface is placed.

The New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department’s reconstruction of 118 miles (190 km) of four-lane highway along a northwestern route was challenged with a construction timetable of just two years and a construction season limited by cold Rocky Mountain winter weather.   With time...
Equipment Products January 13, 2015
The Geoweb system stabilizes bridge embankments by confining and controlling movement of the topsoil/vegetation, aggregate or concrete infill. The system can be designed to protect geomembranes by integrating a high-strength tendon anchorage system.
Equipment Products January 13, 2015
Protect soil from sheet and point flow with GeoRunner transition mats. These mats protect soils from scour in erosive environments and from erosion and vegetation loss in areas with intermittent or concentrated flows. GeoRunner mats are designed for culvert outfall protection; swales and drainage...
News January 13, 2015
The governor of Alaska wants to pull back on some road and bridge projects in the state, which has forced the transportation commissioner to pull out.   Patrick Kemp has resigned following the disagreement over the transportation projects. Deputy Commissioner John Binder will take over as the...
Equipment Products January 13, 2015
With the Geoweb stabilization system, problematic road shoulder erosion areas can be essentially eliminated while maintaining the roads’ strength and drivable functionality.  The confinement system eliminates low and soft shoulder problems with gravel infill or a topsoil/aggregate mix (to support...
Equipment Products January 13, 2015
The Geoweb system is a low-cost option for creating stable and permeable aggregate roads and pavements. Through confinement of infill and exceptional load distribution, this system allows a reduction in the aggregate cross section by as much as 50%. Geoweb permeable roadways and parking areas are...

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