Backhoe Loaders: Product Gallery

JCB’s 3CX Compact Backhoe is designed for confined jobsites. Its 6-foot-wide by 9-foot-high footprint makes it 35 percent smaller than JCB’s standard 3CX backhoe model without sacrificing performance and durability. Pod-mounted, ergonomically designed excavator pilot controls are standard. It has a 74-hp Tier 4 Final engine, three-speed hydrostatic transmission, 25-mph top speed and four equal-size tires with four-wheel steering.  

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Equipment Focus: Backhoe Loader Trends

Joseph Cyril Bamford, the founder of JCB, developed the first backhoe loader in 1953 by mounting a backhoe on the rear of a Major Loader. He had created the Major Loader in 1948 by bolting a loader onto the front of a Fordson Major tractor.  In 1957, Case Construction Equipment introduced the first factory-integrated tractor loader backhoe. Before then, contractors were making their own versions of the backhoe loader. Case saw a need for a machine that was designed, made and warrantied by a single manufacturer.

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The Smarter Way to Locate

The Vermeer Verifier™ G3 utility locator by McLaughlin combines trusted precision with a user-friendly interface. Contractors face congested underground conditions, unmarked utilities and increasingly strict regulations, making accurate, timely locating more important than ever.  The Verifier G3 features include a combination peak and null screen, semiautomatic and manual gain adjustment, and automatic depth and current measurement index. The new compass icon simplifies the locating process by automatically calculating the peak signal and informing the user of the direction of the utility path. With the Verifier G3, users can expect the same core qualities of the Verifier G2 including: a durable design with antennas mounted in rubber isolators to standup to the toughest jobsite conditions and the exclusive McLaughlin three-year warranty and weather-proof guarantee. Users new to the locating profession will appreciate the streamlined design and simple interface; advanced operators have the option to capitalize on some of the industry’s most advanced locating technology — all in one device.  

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Wacker Neuson introduces light towers that are the perfect fit for any job

Wacker Neuson’s new line of light towers offer big benefits in a smaller package. The LTV series features a compact-body design and vertical mast that allows for more units to be transported on a single trailer; 18 units will fit on a 48 foot flatbed truck. But don’t let the size fool you. These light towers are designed for long hours of lighting and industry leading 750 hour service intervals. The LTVs provide plenty of light for general job sites, site prep, concrete pours, special events, parking lots and road/bridge work.

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Tunneling

Robbins Double Shield digs the Andes

Chile’s Los Condores HEPP is a high cover, hard rock challenge, with 500 m (1,640 ft) of rock above the tunnel and a high-altitude jobsite 2,500 m (8,200 ft) above sea level. As of January 2017, a 4.56 m (15.0 ft) Robbins Double Shield TBM had completed boring its 900 m (2,950 ft) long access tunnel and was well on the way to boring the first section of headrace tunnel.  The machine embarked on its journey on May 27, 2016, and has since excavated over 1,300 m (4,270 ft) of tunnel in total.

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Doosan Portable Power P185WDO air compressor

The Doosan Portable Power P185WDO air compressor is powered by a Tier 4 Final-compliant Doosan D24 engine with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) aftertreatment system, which is virtually maintenance-free. The high-performance engine provides the P185 with reliable power and improved cold starting capability, while delivering a 7 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to previous models.

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Water & Sewer Construction

New large diameter high-performance pipe introduced by Advanced Drainage Systems

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) (NYSE: WMS), a leading global manufacturer of water management solutions, today announced its latest breakthrough in storm water pipe technology, HPXTM 75. This new technology provides heightened levels of stiffness, is available in a range of sizes, and yields significant cost benefits for customers compared to alternative products.

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Super Products launches newly designed web site

Truck-mounted vacuum equipment manufacturer Super Products LLC has launched a newly-designed web site that features its line of products as well as provides information on the company’s rental offering, used equipment inventory and nationwide Super Store locations.

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Industry News

CCOHS workplace survey seeks insights to inspire positive changes in safety

What are the top barriers and issues affecting the health and safety of workplaces in Canada, and what can we do about them? The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is inviting workers and employers to take part in an online survey that continues the conversation sparked at CCOHS’ Forum 2016: The Changing World of Work, held earlier this year in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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TT Technologies to display full line of trenchless tools and equipment at CONEXPO

TT Technologies will be displaying its full line at CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

TT Technologies will be displaying its full line of trenchless piercing tools, pipe ramming tools and pipe bursting tools, at CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees will be able to see the complete line of trenchless equipment including the Grundoburst static pipe bursting system and Grundocrack pneumatic pipe bursting tools.

The Grundoburst static pipe bursting system utilizes a specially designed bladed cutter head to make bursting ductile iron and steel pipe possible. The Grundoburst systems range in size from 45 to 287 tons of pullback force and can be used to burst pipe from 4 to 48 inches. Grundocrack pneumatic pipe bursting tools can be used to burst fracturable pipe from 4 to 54 inches in diameter. Grundoram pneumatic pipe ramming tools can be used to ram steel casings ranging in size from 6 through 144 inches in diameter.

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Water & Sewer Construction

Ditch Witch introduces SK1050 mini skid-steer for superior versatility and productivity on demanding jobsites

The SK1050 mini skid steer, offers easy access to the machine undercarriage and no daily maintenance points or grease zerks to help ease maintenance and reduce total cost of ownership.

Ditch Witch has introduced the construction-grade SK1050 mini skid-steer, ideally suited for a variety of demanding landscape, hardscape and irrigation jobs. The unit improves versatility and productivity by directing more hydraulic power to the attachment.

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Tunneling

Introducing the Guide Rod Swivel (GRS-50) family of cutter heads

The GRS-50 Cutter Heads meet the outside diameter of common steel casing pipe in 24-inch (610 mm), 30-inch (762 mm), 36-inch (914 mm) and 42-inch (1,067 mm) diameters.

To achieve guided boring steel casing installations in deep, densely compacted ground and soft rock, Akkerman announces the newest solution in the Guided Boring Machine (GBM) equipment line, the Guide Rod Swivel (GRS-50) family of cutter heads with a universal bearing swivel. The robust GRS-50 family contains four sizes of high thrust bearing upsizing tools able to withstand up to fifty tons of continuous thrust loads on guided boring, guided auger boring, and soft rock pilot tube projects.

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Storm Water

New commercial development in Moncton meets strict runoff regulations

The excavation was 3.3 metres deep that allowed for 2.13 metres of cover above the chambers.

The new McLaughlin Place retail centre found the solution to meeting the local mandate of eliminating any increase in storm water runoff while maximizing the number of parking spaces. Instead of using a detention pond or sump, the designers decided to use a system of chambers under the parking lot that would collect and hold storm water runoff from the lot and rooftops. The one hectare commercial development with five buildings will open this year and is located near the Université de Moncton. Plans call for apartment buildings to be added in the future.

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Locating, Inspection

GSSI announces flexible, configurable ground penetrating radar system for utility detection

The UtilityScan Pro features the SIR 4000 control unit and is configurable to provide the flexibility to address a wide range of utility applications.

GSSI, a leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces the release of the UtilityScan Pro, the latest addition to the company’s popular UtilityScan GPR product line. UtilityScan systems are the industry standard for efficiently identifying and marking the location and depth of subsurface utilities, including gas, sewer, and communication lines. Featuring the SIR 4000 control unit, the UtilityScan Pro delivers the configurability and flexibility to address a wide range of utility applications.

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Horizontal Directional Drilling

Ditch Witch boosts drill power with JT60 and JT60 all-terrain HDD Tier 4 upgrades

JT60 horizontal directional drill.

Today’s horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operators face plenty of challenges on large installation projects, including difficult terrain and tough soil conditions. To provide operators with the power and performance to conquer any job, Ditch Witch has introduced Tier 4 emission standard upgrades to the JT60 and JT60 All Terrain directional drills.

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