Equipment

Komatsu

Komatsu America Corp. introduced the new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 hydraulic excavators. Both EPA Tier 4 Final (T4F)-certified models have SAA6D170E-7 engines with two Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filters (KDPF) that do not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) or a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system.

New Models Expand Doosan Infracore Mini Excavator Offering

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, is bolstering its mini excavator lineup with the addition of three new models in the 3.5-, 4- and 5-ton classes: DX35-5, DX42-5 and DX50-5.

REMU

REMU, the Finnish company that makes earthmoving products, now offers the third model in its E-Series amphibious excavators, Big Float E15, for 10-15-ton excavators.

McElroy Revels in 50 Years of Fusion

McElroy, a 65-year-old company with small beginnings as a contract job shop, announces its 50th year as a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic pipe fusion machines used worldwide.

Hyundai

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has expanded its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Correlli Inc., in the Baltimore, Md., area.

Southeastern Equipment/Kobelco

Southeastern Equipment Co. sold the 1,000th excavator manufactured by Kobelco Construction Machinery USA’s South Carolina plant to North Canton, Ohio, A Crano Excavating Inc., a long-time Southeastern Equipment partner. It marked the Ohio company’s 25th Kobelco excavator purchase.

Doosan Infracore/Doosan Infracore North America LLC

Doosan Infracore has formed a strategic partnership with U.S. big-data unicorn Palantir Technologies for the first time in Korea, as part of the effort to accelerate digital transformation.

Chapin, S.C., Utility Department Wins Dire States Grant

CASE Construction Equipment awarded the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant to Chapin, S.C. for its East Chapin Sewer Force Main Project. As the winner, Chapin will receive $25,000 in free equipment rental for the project, through local CASE dealer Hills Machinery.

ARA Forecasts Continued, Steady Growth

The new five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA) calls for equipment and event rental revenues in North America to surpass $61.3 billion in 2019, including $55.8 billion in the United States and $5.3 billion in Canada—up 5.0 percent compared to 2018.

Vermeer Southeast Celebrates Marietta Grand Opening

Vermeer Southeast celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Marietta, Ga., parts, service and sales facility. A crowd of more than 300 attended the grand opening event on May 3, which featured facility tours, equipment demos, vendor displays, live music and barbeque.

Hidden Beneath the Bed

Undocumented Obstacles Below Railroad Tracks Complicate Ramming Job

Steering Through Sandy Soils to Upgrade City Sewer System

The economy in Garden City, Kan., is strong with the recent opening of a Dairy Farmers of America plant. Approximately 4 million pounds of milk from regional farmers makes its way to the plant each day, which has led to expansion for many other companies throughout the area. To keep up with the expected growth from the dairy industry and retail stores being constructed nearby, Garden City is upgrading existing utilities to ensure they are prepared to handle current and future needs.

How to Select the Right Trench Protection System

How a utility contractor chooses to excavate on a job site can make all the difference in the project outcome. When you consider that 30 to 40 percent of all excavations lack the appropriate protective solutions, it should come as no surprise that projects are often over budget and overdue. When you add the very real risk of injury or death, a lack of proper protection makes no sense at all.

Rock, Weather, Tight Deadlines are No Match for Horizon Pipeline

Pipeline construction projects across America have flurried in recent years, with miles of natural gas line being added almost daily. The bulk of new lines is being constructed in the prolific Permian Basin, with midstream energy companies, like Targa Resources Corporation, expanding to support growing demand for natural gas and liquified natural gas (LNG) exports.

Trenching In Tennessee

Cleary Construction is involved in a major project to relocate and replace utility lines in Smyrna, Tenn. Moving the utilities is necessary due to a road widening project to improve traffic flow in this growing community located about 20 miles southeast of Nashville.

Perma-Liner Provides Ultimate Fiber-Optic Protection

Perma-Liner Industries LLC., a leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, introduced its newest product. The Manhole Edge Protector (MEP) offers ultimate fiber optic protection and is produced in sizes to accommodate any manhole ..

Unusual Sliplining Solutions Developed on Los Angeles Project

Rehabilitating or replacing large-diameter sewer lines in heavily populated areas always is a challenge: heavy traffic complicates work and causes disruptions and traffic delays, creating a ripple affect extending far beyond the construction zones.

First Look: QuickConnect Universal Pull Head

What’s the crew doing while pipe is being fused in the hole? That’s exactly the question that was bugging Ellingson Companies Superintendent Clint Baumgartner back in 2012 when he worked on a number of water and wastewater jobs in the Midwest. ..

First Look: Loki Locator Designed For Utility Construction

Jeff Griffin  |  Senior Editor Schonstedt Instrument Co. has introduced a new underground utility pipe and cable locator designed to “sweep” large areas for the presence of buried assets. ..

Herrenknecht’s E-Power Pipe Nominated for Major International Award

Herrenknecht was nominated for the bauma Innovation Award 2019 in the “Machine” category. The company’s E-Power Pipe technology is a trenchless method for the economic and environmentally friendly installation of underground cables.

Volvo

Volvo Expands Compact Excavator Lineup Volvo Construction Equipment added to its E-Series compact excavators in North America with the launch of the ECR18E and the EC20E. The EC20E comes with a range of significant performanc..

RIDGID

RIDGID ridgid.com RIDGID’s new Press-In Branch Connector Tool Kit quickly makes ¾-inch branch connections on black steel pipe, eliminating the need to weld. Significantly faster than traditional welding, it is ideal for addi..

Vactor

Vactor Introduces TRUVAC Brand Vactor Manufacturing, Inc. introduced its new, TRUVAC brand of premium vacuum excavator trucks designed specifically to satisfy the safe-digging requirements of businesses or organizations that ..

Caterpillar 336 Series

Next Generation, 36-ton Excavator Increases Efficiency, Lowers Operating Costs Caterpillar introduced two models in its new Next-Generation, 36-ton size class excavators: 336 and 336 GC. Delivering high-production performanc..

Felling Trailers

Felling Trailers felling.com Felling Trailers Inc. released an advanced design for its IT-I Series model line that incorporates additional standard features, structural strength and ease of operator use. Advanced standard s..

Kubota

Kubota kubotausa.com Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new SVL65-2 to the company’s popular compact track loader line, further diversifying its construction equipment offerings. Positioned in a lighter ROC weight class..

John Deere L-Series

L-Series Utility Wheel Loaders Primed to Take Job Sites by Storm Three, new powerful and productive John Deere L-Series utility wheel loaders—524L, 544L and 624L— offer an intuitive solution for projects that require agility ..

Texas Pipeline Contractor Expands with Horizontal Directional Drilling

Scott Andrews of S & J Contractors has seen boom and bust years over three decades in the industry and believes having the right team of people is the best way to survive those peaks and valleys.

First Look: Utilizing Inertial Navigation Technology for 3D Mapping, Locating, Management

Over the last two decades, significant advances have been made in the quality and application of inertial navigation technology targeted at mapping underground pipe and duct assets. This article provides information on pipeline technologies that are available to map a minimum internal diameter (ID) of 1.6-inch to larger sizes. The pipeline mapping system offers a range of solutions that can map any pipe, regardless of its material, depth or type of utility.

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