Calgary deals with extreme weather conditions

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Extreme temperature conditions can create constant infrastructure repair needs in the area around Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

An average winter sees several days with temperatures dipping to minus 22° F, and even as low as a bone-chilling -49° F. Summer temperatures frequently reach about 84° – a swing that creates constant repair work for companies like Maf-Worx Concrete Services Ltd.

Maf-Worx put Series IV Gradall versatility to work very quickly at a housing development in Cochran, not far from Calgary.

“The XL 3100 IV is exactly suited for residential development work,” said Frank Mafrica, owner of Maf-Worx. “It’s got an excellent turning radius for residential street maneuverability, so it can move around quickly to work in lots of different locations.”  

In a typical development, utilities and sewer and water lines are buried deep under ground, covered by backfill and grading. Next come the curbs and sidewalks and an inch and a half of asphalt topping on the street. Maf-Worx was hired to remove sections of sidewalks, curbs and roads that had become damaged during the development work, largely as a result of the dramatic weather variations, in preparation for the town’s final acceptance certificate. 

The  XL 3100 IV was equipped with a pavement-removal bucket and a ditching bucket, enabling it to handle the work of many different machines with its versatile telescoping, tilting boom.  

For more­ ­information about Gradall’s­ XL 3100 IV  ­excavators and ­attachments, visit or call 330-339-2211.

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