Construction products: Heavy construction

That’s heavy

This month Rental Management looks at heavy construction equipment, including earthmoving equipment, underground utility equipment, trenchers, excavators and attachments.

General Equipment earth-drilling attachment

The Dig-R-Tach earth-drilling attachment from General Equipment Co., Owatonna, Minn., is designed for use with small and large hydraulic systems on skid-steer loaders, small excavators, knuckleboom cranes and small backhoes. The 671 DIG-R-TACH® Series 16 earth drilling attachment is intended for smaller hydraulic systems, whereas the Series 24 is designed for larger hydraulic systems found with backhoes and excavators. The Series 16 has a two-speed chain/sprocket drive and a 5- to 20-gpm hydraulic flow range to balance smaller flow volumes in proportion to auger diameters.


The Equipment Lock Co. lock

The Stabilizer lock from The Equipment Lock Co., Winchester, Va., locks the stabilizer arm of all backhoes in the downward position, raising a wheel off of the ground. The two-hinged halves surround the exposed hydraulic cylinder and are secured together with a keyed locking system or a built-in four-digit combination lock. It also is available in different lengths, which are designed to work on articulating equipment steering cylinders. The lock also will secure dozer blades, mini excavators and trencher backfill blades in the down position.


Vermeer trencher

The RT200 hydraulic trencher from Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, has a 23-hp Kohler engine and a fully hydrostatic drive system designed to eliminate gears, belts and pulleys, reducing maintenance costs. The unit can trench up to 48 in. deep and 4 in. to 8 in. wide. The RT200 also has steel shielding, a reversible boom, an operator-presence system, color-coded controls, standard tow valve and park brake.


John Deere backhoe

The K-Series backhoe loaders from John Deere, Moline, Ill., includes eight models —310K EP, 310K, 310SK, 310SK TC, 315SK, 410K, 410K TC, 710K — designed to build on the company’s J-Series. The loaders are powered by certified T4i John Deere PowerTech™ engines and equipped with a five-speed transmission that allows up to 25-mph traveling speeds. The cab circulation has been redesigned to circulate cab air from front to back. The joystick also now has equal lever efforts in all directions that the company says provides improved swing control that allows for more precise trench work with less backhoe wag.


Terex wheel loader

The TL310 wheel loader from Terex Construction, Southaven, Miss., handles bucket capacities of 4 to 6 cu. yd. and has a bucket breakout force of 34,534 lbs. The loader has the Terex® loading system, a more spacious operating cab and a cooling system with reversible fan, similar to that on the company’s TL210 and TL260 wheel loaders. TL310 has an operating weight of 38,801 lbs. and a straight tipping load of 29,101 lbs. The cooling system on the TL310 is designed with a wire screen installed in front of the high-volume cooler to protect it from dust and debris. For system cleaning, and to remove fine dust and debris, the fan automatically switches to “reverse” to help clean out the system.


Ditch Witch excavator/tool carrier

The XT855 excavator/tool carrier from Ditch Witch, Perry, Okla., has a net 30-hp engine that can direct up to 18 hp to the tool carrier end. The machine has a lift capacity of 1,080 lbs. when equipped with optional extension legs. The excavator end of the XT855 has a 260-degree operating radius. The machine also has an isolated engine package designed to minimize engine vibration and noise.



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Atlas Copco trench roller

The LP series vibratory trench compactor or trench roller from Atlas Copco, Commerce City, Colo., is designed for the compaction of cohesive and granular soils in trenches and confined areas. The LP trench roller also can be used for compaction work close to obstacles because it does not have any overhanging or protruding parts, the company says. A Bluetooth-based remote control version of the LP trench roller also allows for multiple, individually paired remote units to operate on the job site without crossover or interference.


Yanmar America Corp. excavator

The ViO zero-tail-swing excavator from Yanmar America Corp., Adairsville, Ga., comes in seven models ranging from 3,836 lbs. through 18,268 lbs. and uses multiple variable displacement piston pumps and gear pumps. The load sensing pumps in combination with Yanmar’s hydraulic circuitry is designed to allow for faster and more powerful performance even when combining functions of the boom, arm bucket and swing, the company says.


Lowe Manufacturing auger attachments

The A-Series auger attachments from Lowe Manufacturing, Viola, Wis., are designed to be used with mini-loaders, skid loaders, track loaders, compact excavators, compact utility tractors, small wheel loaders, cranes, tractor loader backhoes and telehandlers. The auger drives include premium motors, oversized planetary gear reductions, full-length heavy-duty housings and protected hose routing.


   Volvo Construction Equipment excavator

The EC140D 14-ton excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment, Shippensburg, Pa., has a maximum net power of 113 hp at 2,000 rpm. The EC140D has a maximum digging depth of 18.2 ft., maximum break-out force of 22,050 lbs. and is powered by a Tier 4i Volvo D4H engine. The excavator’s “smart” hydraulics system is designed for higher productivity, more digging capacity, maneuverability and fuel economy. Operators can select work modes including I-idle, F-fine, G-general or H-heavy with the machine automatically setting the appropriate engine speed for the work mode.


 BOMAG roller

The BW124-40 series single-drum vibratory roller from BOMAG Americas, Kewanee, Ill., has a 47-in. drum and is available with a smooth or padfoot roller. Both models come with 45-hp Deutz diesel engines for maximum performance. The single amplitude drum provides an optimized operating frequency of 2,460 vpm to achieve 18,540 lbs. of centrifugal force for maximum compaction on a wide range of materials, the company says. Maximum working speed is 5.6 mph.


  Condux International cable puller

The APS75 hydraulic underground cable puller from Condux International, Mankato, Minn., provides up to 7,500 lbs. of continuous pulling power. Designed for installing underground cable, the APS75 is self-contained to be more easily transported from one job site to another, the company says. The digital readout allows the operator to view pulling forces, distance pulled, tension limiter and hydraulic pressure readings. Pulling operations can be recorded and downloaded through a USB port. Other standard features include anti-twist rope, rotating pulling arm and wired remote control.



LBX excavator

The Link-Belt 235 X3 Spin Ace minimum swing radius excavator from LBX, Lexington, Ky., has a Tier 4i Isuzu engine with 17.5 percent better fuel efficiency than previous models, a ROPS-certified cab with a redesigned interior and 7-in. color monitor, up to 15 percent more lift capacity, 7 percent faster cycle times and improved serviceability, the company says. The 235 X3 Spin Ace can be equipped with an optional auxiliary hydraulic system designed to allow the operator to change both pressure and flow settings from inside the cab. The engine is EPA certified to Tier 4i standards, and uses cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) and diesel particulate filter technology (DPF).


Master Craft forklifts

The C-Series rough-terrain forklifts from Master Craft, Tifton, Ga., range from 5,000 through 12,000 lbs. They are powered by the Caterpillar 416E tractor loader backhoe power modules. The C4.4 direct-injected turbocharged and charged, air-cooled engines are coupled with Caterpillar 4x4 fully synchro-mesh transmissions and Caterpillar drive axles. Both the two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models come with Caterpillar steering axles.


Wacker Neuson digging system

The Vertical Digging System (VDS) from Wacker Neuson, Menomonee Falls, Wis., is available on select compact excavators. The VDS is designed to compensate for height differences on uneven terrain and quickly sets the operator in an upright position to increase productivity, the company says. The system enables operators to tilt the cab and boom of the excavator by up to 15 degrees with the push of a button, allowing the operator to compensate for slopes up to 27 percent. The excavator can then be used to dig more precisely in a vertical position, which speeds up excavation and backfilling work, the company says, resulting in time and material savings of up to 25 percent.


 Little Beaver trencher

The Kwik-Trench mini-trencher from Little Beaver, Livingston, Texas, is offered in two models — the KT200B and KT2400B — and each can trench up to 30 ft. per minute. The machine has carbide-tipped teeth and is able to cut through asphalt and tree roots up to 10 in. thick, the company says. The Kwik-Trench is powered by a 5.5-hp Honda engine and can trench to 8-in. depths.


 Barrier Systems sandbag attachment

The Sand Master sandbag-producing attachment from Barrier Systems, Kula, Hawaii, can produce up to 4,800 sandbags in eight hours. The device attaches to skid-steers, loaders and excavators to fill, close, transport and place sandbags.


  Ajax Tools asphalt cutter attachment

Asphalt cutters from Ajax Tools, Franklin Park, Ill., are manufactured from high impact alloy steel and have a forged blade. The company says its reinforced “rib” for strength and stiffness adapts the tool to handle twisting and deflection loads. Ajax also supplies tools for almost any model demolition hammer up to the 10,000 ft. lb. energy class.