Choosing the right trencher: Benefits, configurations, performance optimization

(UI) — Many contractors use excavators to handle the bulk of trenching work because they already have them in their fleet. However, excavators aren’t always the optimal machine for the job, especially in challenging ground like rock and hard clay.

Heavy machinery maker Caterpillar's profits soar on US infrastructure spending surge

(UI) — The Biden administration's increased infrastructure spending in the United States has resulted in higher demand for excavators, bulldozers, and trucks from heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., which reported a 31% rise in profits in the first quarter of the year.

CASE introduces new 580SV Construction King backhoe loader

(UI) — CASE Construction Equipment has announced the expansion of its backhoe loader line with the launch of five additional new backhoe loader models, including the all-new CASE 580SV Construction King.

Common Ground Alliance: 55% of underground utility damage caused by professional contractors

The most common root cause of these damages was “no notification made to the 811 center,” meaning the damage could have been avoided if excavators contacted 811 to have utility lines marked prior to breaking ground.

RodRadar signs $1.4 million deal with Sitech Tejas

(UI) — RodRadar, developers of groundbreaking imaging technology for detecting underground utility infrastructure during excavation, has entered into a $1.4 million agreement with SITECH Tejas, a HOLT company. The deal will see the North American dealer add RodRadar’s debut product, LDR Excavate, to its portfolio of heavy civil construction solutions.

Ditch Witch’s new W12 truck vac maximizes productivity, uptime on excavation projects

(UI) — The W12 brings increased capacity, versatility and performance to jobsites with 1,200 gallons of fresh water and a 12-cubic-yard debris tank. With 5,000 cubic feet per minute and a 27-inch Hg of vacuum power, coupled with the extensive storage capacity, crews can take on bigger jobs and maximize time of the jobsite, which will reduce time spent dumping debris.

DEVELON introduces new mini excavator to U.S. and Canadian markets

The new DX89R-7 mini excavator replaces the DX85R-3 and packs many of its predecessor’s features with enhancements such as greater lifting capacity and more horsepower.

Norfield Development Partners introduce next generation mobile app for excavators and utilities

The technology is intended for excavators and utilities to create, transmit and manage excavation requests on any device from anywhere.

Vermeer introduces QuickDig nozzle for hydro excavation

(UI) — The Vermeer QuickDig nozzle helps vacuum excavation crews maximize their efficiency while potholing and daylighting utilities, hydro/slot trenching, and digging pile holes. The Vermeer QuickDig nozzle is up to 35% more efficient than a traditional rotary nozzle because of its 18-degree cone rotation and laminar flow design.

John Deere debuts new planting technology, electric excavator at CES 2023

(UI) – During John Deere’s CES 2023 keynote address, the company revealed its new planting technology and an electric excavator, that will help Deere’s customers be more productive, profitable, and sustainable.

Vermeer introduces new water kit option for vacuum excavators

(UC) — Vermeer expands the capabilities of its popular CS GT vacuum excavators with an optional water kit, the company announced on Dec. 14. Now horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crews and light-duty vac operators can soft dig (pothole) utilities, as well as power wash equipment and hard surfaces with this economic vac system.

Cat rolls out new 352 hydraulic excavator equipped with smart technology

(UC) — The new Cat 352 hydraulic excavator combines more power and a heavier counterweight to work with larger tools. The result is greater production for more profit potential.

Cat unveils new hydraulic excavator

(UC) — The new Cat 340 Hydraulic Excavator features a more powerful engine, wider track, and 7.5-ton counterweight to increase productivity by 10% over the 2020 model year Cat 336.

John Deere debuts new large sized P-tier excavator models

(UC) — John Deere has announced the addition of three new P-tier Excavator models to its line of large-size equipment. The 470 P-tier, 670 P-tier, and 870 P-tier models offer enhanced visibility features, making them an ideal solution for operators looking to increase productivity on the job.

John Deere, Wacker Neuson enter agreement to design and develop excavators

John Deere has entered a global agreement with Wacker Neuson, a leading manufacturer of compact and construction machines, to design and develop 0-9-metric-ton excavators, the company said on Tuesday.

Doosan introduces next-generation mini excavators in North America

Doosan Infracore North America has introduced its all-new line of next-generation -7 Series mini excavators in the U.S. and Canada, which includes four models, with more mini excavators to be announced in the coming months.

John Deere Launches SmartGrade Technology for Excavators

John Deere introduces a new line of SmartGrade technology excavators.

CGA & PCCA Held Excavation Safety Summit

The Common Ground Alliance and the Power & Communication Contractors Association held the Evacuation Safety Summit in Naples, FL on March 6.

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..

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