Equipment

One Machine, Numerous Possibilities

One Machine, Numerous Possibilities

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It’s often said that quality beats quantity. Over the years, utility contractors have started to realize the truth behind that statement due to the benefits of having one machine with increased versatility on the jobsite instead of multiple machines.

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.