Equipment

The 12 Innovations of 2014

The 12 Innovations of 2014

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We don’t want to sound greedy. Sure we’d love turtle doves and lords a leaping, but let’s face it, we’re machine enthusiasts here over at Utility Contractor. The past year has brought some great products to the marketplace and we’ve had our eyes on quite a few that would be ideal for utility and excavation contractors.

Vacuums

Vacuum Excavators Help Uncover Hidden Utilities

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Before breaking ground on a new project, it’s important to know what buried utilities are hiding underground. Services such as One-Call are a great starting point at identifying a utility’s location, but they are not foolproof.

Grade-A Technology

Grade-A Technology

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Motor graders remain among the most difficult to train new operators on and, as with many trades, finding skilled operators in the construction industry remains a challenge.

Minimum Footprint, Maximum Productivity

Minimum Footprint, Maximum Productivity

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Pneumatic piercing tools have long been renowned for their ability to handle a variety of utility installation tasks without creating a large footprint. They are versatile, easy-to-use and cost-effective tools that are suited for tight areas where several utility lines currently exist. Piercing tools provide the means for an efficient installation method — stitch boring.

Dedicated to Efficiency

Dedicated to Efficiency

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Volvo Construction Equipment North America is backing its dedication to fuel efficiency with a Fuel Efficiency Guarantee program, available with purchase of applicable articulated haulers, wheel loaders and excavators through Dec. 31, 2013.