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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.

Welcome to Our New Home (Page)

Sometimes updating your home is a good thing. And sometimes completely scrapping the old home for a new one is a great thing. Our completely new website was designed to meet the evolving needs of the underground construction and rehabilitation industries.

Toro to Acquire 'Ditch Witch' Parent Charles Machine Works

Toro Charles Machine Works, parent company of Ditch Witch and other underground construction equipment brands, in a $700 million cash transaction expected to close in October

John Deere 944K hybrid wheel loader updates

Updates to the 944K hybrid wheel loader provide increased fuel economy from the Interim Tier 4 model, improved operator comfort and uptime, and lower daily operating costs. “Customers deserve a dependable wheel loader that actively works to minimize downtime and cut down on fuel consumption,” said ..

Hyundai Offers Wheel Loader Guarding Package, Improved Compact Excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced the availability of a guarding package for its HL960HD wheel loader. Developed to protect the machine from job-site hazards found in various wheel loader applications, the guarding package for the HL960HD wheel loader helps ensure the operational int..

Volvo Unveils Electric Compact Wheel Loader Concept, Flexible Aftermarket Services

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its latest concept machine, an electric compact wheel loader – known as the LX2 – to industry specialists, policymakers and academics at the fourth Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany. This second-generation LX2 prototype is part of a research proj..

John Deere Backhoe, Tractor Loader Upgrades Provide Job-Site Solutions

The John Deere 310L EP Backhoe and 210L EP Tractor Loader are the latest construction equipment models to undergo updates, with a focus on engine technology and other model adjustments to improve productivity and uptime, and lower daily operating costs. “Our goal is to continue to support the ‘EP s..

Volvo Mid-Size Loader Updates Deliver Improved Fuel Efficiency, Productivity

Volvo Construction Equipment has expanded its H-Series 2.0 updates to the L60H and L70H wheel loaders. “With the L60H and L70H joining the previously announced L90H 2.0, we have completed the H-Series update for our mid-size wheel loaders,” said Chris Connolly, product manager, wheel loaders, Volvo..

New Equipment, Options Enhance Cat Compact Wheel Loaders

The new Cat 903D compact wheel loader delivers increased performance – 25 percent more lifting capacity and travel speed, compared to its 903C2 predecessor – and expanded work tool capability. Its power train uses a fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Final, Cat C2.4 engine, rated at 40 net horsepower, and hydr..

Doosan Announces New DL280-5 Wheel Loader

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5, part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard units. The new wheel loader is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort, as well as increased uptime protection when working in..

Akktoberfest to Honor Akkerman’s 45th Anniversary

Marking 45 years of guided boring, microtunneling, pipe jacking and tunneling equipment and solutions for installing a variety of underground infrastructure, Akkerman is hosting Akktoberfest, Sept. 18-20, at its Brownsdale, Minn, headquarters. In the tradition of Oktoberfest, the largest folk festi..

2018 Equipment Selection Guide

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