Excavation

One Injured in Oklahoma Pipeline Explosion

A natural gas pipeline explosion in Grady County, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, has injured one person, according to officials on Grady County Emergency Management.

Call or Click for Safe Digging

Calling 811 before any digging begins starts the process of identifying and marking buried utility lines in the United States and preventing the damage, service disruption, injuries, potential fines and costly repairs that result from unintentionally hitting them.

5 reasons to consider a wheeled excavator

By Matt McLean, excavator product manager at Volvo Construction Equipment Wheeled excavators have been staples in construction fleets throughout Europe and Asia for decades, but in the United States they’ve been slow to catch on, largely due to lack of available machines in the market. With several..

PLM Cat, Michels Celebrate Milestone

A ceremony at PipeLine Machinery International’s (PLM) Victoria, Texas, Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavator Facility commemorated assembly of its 10,000th machine and delivery of the new 336F to Michels Corporation, the Brownsville, Wis., infrastructure and utility contractor. Based in Cypress, Texas (..

Komatsu's new PC390LCi-11 hydraulic excavator

komatsuamerica.com Komatsu America Corp. introduced the new PC390LCi-11 hydraulic excavator, the first 3D semi-automatic excavator with the nimbleness and speed of the popular 36-ton weight class machines, and stability of much larger machines. It’s powered by an 8.8-liter, 257-horsepower, EPA Tie..

Case Introduces New Equipment, OEM Option

CASE Construction Equipment’s newest C Series compact excavator, CX30C, is powerful and nimble. With an operating weight of 6,020 pounds and 4,520 pounds of digging force, it can still be towed with a pickup truck, without the need for a CDL (local and state regulations may apply), and is well-suite..

Common Ground Alliance Seeks Data Submissions for 2017 DIRT Report

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities, today released a statement urging damage prevention stakeholders to submit data from 2017 underground excavation damages and near miss ev..

More Choices With Next-Gen CAT Excavators, New Utility Vehicles

Three Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The New Cat 320 GC is designed for low- to medium-duty applications and the 320 is for medium- to heavy-duty..

Excavators Dig Up, Break Through Terrain To Lay Fiber Optics Over 210-Mile Project

Robinson Brothers Construction (RBC) – an independent utility contractor based in Washington – secured a contract with a major telecommunications company to increase connectivity from Umatilla to Portland, OR. The company specializes in underground construction applications to support the expanding ..

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

Hyundai introduced the Hyundai HX130LCR, its 15th HX series excavator model and third compact-radius model, which gives contractors the added versatility of working in confined spaces. The 13.5-ton machine is powered by a 73.6-horsepower Perkins 854F Tier 4 Final diesel engine. It has a standard op..

General Contractor Tackles The Challenge Of High-Profile, Urban Job Site

When Corinthian Contractors was awarded a subcontractor bid in late 2015 to do excavation, material hauling and placement service work during phase two of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, owner Jamie Doll knew he would need the right mix of construction equipment to efficiently complete the jo..

Titan Machinery Donates CASE Equipment

CASE Construction Equipment dealer Titan Machinery donated the use of two excavators to Team Rubicon for a service project and training event at the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa and Nebraska. The excavators – a CX210C and CX250D – were used to remove several levees and water culverts as p..

OCT Equipment Donation Has Lasting Impact

CASE Construction Equipment dealer OCT Equipment donated a compact track loader and excavator to Team Rubicon for demolition of a Korean War veteran’s house that was deemed uninhabitable. The initiative is led by Honoring America’s Warriors and will lead to the construction of a brand new home for H..

Report: Global Mini Excavators Market to Surpass $8 Billion by 2021

According to Global Mini Excavators Market 2017-2021 from Technavio, the worldwide mini-excavators market is expected to grow to $8.43 billion by 2021, due to the following factors: Unprecedented demand for energy expanding utilities sector Demand from rental market Increasing adoption of mini ..

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Announced as New Dealer for Takeuchi

Takeuchi-US has added Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. to its dealer network, serving construction, paving, mining, pipeline, aggregate and industrial customers in Oklahoma and Texas. Established over 30 years ago in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kirby-Smith now has 10 locations in the U.S. with Takeuchi pro..

John Deere Updates Versatile 75G and 85G Excavators

Capable of working around congested job sites in efficient fashion, the updated John Deere 75G and 85G excavators boast new customer-inspired features. These include hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics and the ability to be equipped with a hydraulic coupler that allows the machines to ..

New Website Offers Free Safe-Digging Tickets

In honor of National Safe Digging Month this April, PG&E encourages everyone planning excavation projects big and small to get a free safe-digging ticket using a new and convenient tool, 811express.com. Customers, excavators and contractors are urged to take just one minute and use the online servic..

Kansas Governor Proclaims April as Safe Digging Month

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed April as “Safe Digging Month.” The proclamation, in concurrence with National Safe Digging Month, reminds Kansans to call 811 before starting any outdoor that requires digging—including landscaping and home improvement projects. Calling 811 is a no-cost, ..

Massachusetts Public Works Honors Two Employees

Two underground construction employees were honored by the Cambridge Department of Public Works for their work in the third and fourth quarters of 2016 on March 8, 2017. Michael Abcunas, a Sewer Use Compliance Officer, and Paulo Almeida, a Construction Utility Inspector/Lic., received the organizat..

Errant Excavator Blamed for Iowa Pipeline Leak

HANLONTOWN, Iowa (AP) — An Oklahoma-based company has blamed an errant excavator for damaging a pipeline in northern Iowa that spilled nearly 47,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Magellan Midstream Partners released a statement Tuesday saying the excavator apparently didn’t check with regulators about th..

Bobcat E32 Compact Excavator

A popular model in the 3- to 4-ton size class, the Bobcat E32 compact excavator provides unmatched power, excelling in a variety of high-load conditions — due to class-leading multi-function cycle times. The Tier 4-compliant compact excavator features a non-DPF engine solution, first-class operato..

John Deere Updates Excavator, Intros Utility Wheel Loaders

The latest John Deere equipment to be updated to meet the needs of today’s contractors includes the production-class 470G LC excavator and K Series-II utility wheel loaders. The 367-horsepower 470G LC now comes fully loaded with an EPA Final Tier 4 13.5L diesel engine and automatically cleaning die..

Five Factors To Consider Before Selecting A Crawler Or Wheel Excavator

At first glance, it may seem like the only noticeable difference between crawler and wheel excavators is their undercarriage. But if you look more closely, you will notice each machine has its own features and benefits that need to be considered before purchasing. Ground conditions, for example, pl..

Kobelco SK140SRLC Series Excavators

The newest model (SK140SRLC-5) in the Kobelco SK140SRLC series retains the compact design and short rear swing agility while providing industry-leading value, productivity and durability through enhanced capabilities. It boasts a dynamic digging force of 21,357 pounds to achieve leading-class work v..

Company Begins Excavating Pipeline After Leak

HELENA, Ala. (AP) — A company says it is excavating the gasoline pipeline that exploded and erupted in flames in Alabama this week. A statement Thursday from the Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. says “substantial progress” has been made since work began Wednesday night at the rural site so..

Reminder: August 11 is National 811 Day

With National 811 Day happening this week, here are some more activities and events that are helping to promote the toll-free, call-before-digging phone number and its important damage prevention message: An inaugural 811 Block Party will take place from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, Aug. 11 in the Kans..

Nearly Half Of Homeowners Who Dig Are At Risk

In support of National 811 Day on Aug. 11, a Common Ground Alliance (CGA) survey found nearly half (45 percent) of American homeowners who plan to dig this year for projects like landscaping, installing a fence or mailbox, or building a deck, pond or patio, will put themselves and their communities ..

Montabert V32 Heavy Range Hydraulic Breaker

The Montabert V32 heavy range hydraulic breaker features variable-speed technology that automatically adjusts impact energy and striking rate in response to changes in material hardness, maximizing productivity. Designed for use on excavators weighing between 39,700 and 66,150 pounds, the V32 hydrau..

John Deere 135G Reduced Tail Swing Excavator Delivers Impressive Dig Force

The 97 horsepower, IT4 John Deere 135G reduced tail swing excavator delivers impressive arm force, dig force and lift capacity.  Its reduced-tail-swing design allows it to work closer to objects on congested jobsites, plus it is easy to transport to the next job. And with increased arm force, dig fo..

Northwest Gas Association to Contractors and Homeowners: Call 811 Before Digging

The Northwest Gas Association urges contractors and homeowners to “know what’s below” by calling 811 before digging. Idaho, Oregon and Washington law requires anyone who plans to dig more than 12 inches deep for any reason to call and notify 811 at least two business days prior to digging. Calling 8..

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