Water Trucks


Contractor Snuffs Out Underground Coal Mine Fires →

From Construction Equipment Guide... For more than nine months, crews with Earthmovers Unlimited Inc. have labored cautiously to reach a coal fire 146 ft. (44.5 m) below the surface of the earth in Carbondale, Pa. At stake, 50 homes and the safety of all who reside within them. “A community is built up on the edge of Carbondale and this fire is within 1,200 feet of many, many homes,” said John Niebauer Jr., president of Earthmovers, headquartered in Kylertown, Pa.  Click for more...


Heather Wilt Joins Curry Supply as Director of Marketing →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Curry Supply is pleased to welcome Heather Wilt to the company as Director of Marketing. She is responsible for the corporate marketing strategy, advertising, management of the website and digital marketing, public relations, event management and promoting the Curry Supply brand. Wilt joins Curry Supply with more than 12 years of marketing experience, most recently as Global Director of Marketing & Communications with an equipment manufacturing company focusing on the mining and aggregate industries.  Click for more...


Customized Water Trucks are Maverick Equipment's Specialty →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Dust suppression is a concern of contractors everywhere, especially those located in the southwest desert. Stringent federal regulations filter down to state and the local levels. The non-compliance with these regulations can result in thousands of dollars in fines. It is not surprising that Maricopa County, Ariz., and specifically the Phoenix area, have become the epicenter for the manufacturing of water trucks.  Click for more...


Whitaker Close to Completing $8.5M Watkins Dam Project →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Whitaker Construction Company, Brigham City, Utah, is close to completing an $8.5 million, AV Watkins Dam Raise Project at Willard Bay, Utah. Hired by the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, its job is to take the 14.5-mi. (23.3 km) dike back to its original height when it was first completed in 1964. Willard Bay is a freshwater reservoir that collects water from the Ogden and Weber rivers that's diverted into the dam by pipes.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Introduces Romney as Regional Sales Manager for West Coast →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Rick Romney has joined Curry Supply Company as regional sales manager. In this new position, Romney will be based out of Sacramento, Calif., and will be responsible for developing customer relationships and driving sales in 13 western states. He will follow up leads, write sales quotes, and work closely with the Curry Supply engineering and production departments to expedite the manufacturing and delivery of the products requested.  Click for more...


Hauling Water During Drought: What You Need to Know About Water Trucks →

From Construction Equipment Guide... With the epic California drought heading into its fourth year, nearly the entire state is feeling the effects, with areas of southern California hardest hit. With mandatory water restrictions finally in effect across the state, Californians are feeling the pinch. Now farmers and homeowners alike are scrambling to change their ways to meet the new requirements. As a result of the chaos and historically dry conditions, water trucks have become a booming business in the state.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Expands Product Line With 2,500 Gallon Articulated Water Truck →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Curry Supply Company has teamed up with Hydrema US Inc. to produce 2,500 gal. (9,463 L) articulated water trucks on a Hydrema chassis. These new low-profile off-highway trucks are designed for use in a variety of industry applications including underground and surface mining, oil and gas, forestry and construction. The low profile makes these vehicles ideal when working on rough to normal terrain where low operating height is a concern, or where unstable ground conditions are a factor.  Click for more...


Curry Supply to Offer Extended Warranties on New, Used Trucks →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Curry Supply Company will now be offering Premium 2000+ extended warranties for its new and used commercial service vehicles. Covered component possibilities for medium through heavy duty (Class 3 through Class 8) trucks include the engine, transmission, and differential, with optional coverage for turbocharger(s), engine fuel injectors, water pump, fuel pump, diesel particulate filter (DPF) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve(s).  Click for more...


Philippi-Hagenbuch Features HiVol Water Tanks →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Philippi-Hagenbuch’s (PHIL) line of HiVol water tanks deliver exceptional safety in a design that optimizes capacity and enhances travel safety. PHIL developed its HiVol water tanks with a safety focus, and they fit any make or model of off-highway truck. They are an ideal solution for a multitude of applications, including dust suppression, fire protection, road construction and wash down, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Iron Mountain Uses New Peterbilt Water Truck →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Iron Mountain Specialized’s new 2012 Peterbilt water truck delivers 4,700 gal. of potable water to oil and gas well sites. Iron Mountain Specialized purchased it from Andrew Keller, salesman of Hunter Truck Sales in Smithfield, Pa., and financed the purchase through Doug Snee of Wells Fargo in Waynesburg, Pa. This Peterbilt is powered by a 500 hp (373 kW) Cummins motor. It is the third water truck to be added to Iron Mountain’s growing fleet.  Click for more...


Concrete General Leads $47M Md. Project →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A new interchange is making steady progress in Montgomery County, Md. The project involves MD 355 at Montrose/Randolph Road in Rockville. The $47.2 million Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) job is funded through a combination of federal and state monies. It began in the summer of 2008 and is approximately 40 percent complete and on target for a late fall 2010 completion date. The contract was awarded to Concrete General Inc., Gaithersburg, Md., under the direction of Oliver Roelkey, project superintendent.  Click for more...


Western States Surpasses Its ’Dump Hunger’ Goal →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Western States Equipment Company in partnership with local food banks in four states today concluded the “Dump Hunger” campaign. The campaign which began Dec. 22, 2008, gathered some 116,000 lbs. of food — surpassing its goal of 75,000 lbs. The food gathered from Western States’s 11 locations filled the bed of a Caterpillar 730 dump truck, one of Caterpillar’s largest vehicles capable of holding 75,000 lbs., and half the bed of an additional truck.  Click for more...


Western States to Launch “Dump Hunger” Campaign →

From Construction Equipment Guide... With food banks across the region facing increased demand and a drop in donations, Western States Equipment Company Dec. 22 announced the launch of a “Dump Hunger” campaign in partnership with local food banks in each of its branch locations in Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Wyoming. The company-wide campaign runs through Jan. 23, 2009, and seeks to secure enough food to fill the bed of a Caterpillar 730 dump truck, the industry’s largest payload vehicle in its class, capable of holding 75,000 lbs.  Click for more...


Widened Road Juts Off Side of Mountain →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A highway “hanging off a mountain” in far western Canada is being widened by an American contractor using some imaginative construction techniques. Omaha, Neb., company Peter Kiewit Sons, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corp., is the project’s design-builder and key member of a business consortium that undertook the $600 million highway job in partnership with the province of British Columbia.  Click for more...


Scurry Sails Through Carolina Lakes Job →

From Construction Equipment Guide... As a teenager, President Andrew Jackson fought the British in the woods around his home in what now is Lancaster County, SC. ┬áLater, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and his troops burned their way through the area. Were Sherman to return, he probably would do so as a retiree (perhaps in disguise, as his first visit wasn’t popular) to buy a lot in the first Del Webb Sun City retirement community in the central Carolinas.  Click for more...


New Jersey’s Jesco Adds 14 New Water Trucks to Rental Fleet →

From Construction Equipment Guide... In an effort to provide for its customers’ needs, New Jersey equipment dealer Jesco is constantly upgrading its rental fleet to offer the most up-to-date equipment. Recently, Jesco added 14 water trucks to further expand on its rental fleet. Whether it is for safety or by law, the water trucks will help suppress dust and increase health and visibility. The 2,000-gal. (7,571 L) capacity aluminum tanks are mounted on non-CDL 2005 Freightliner automatic transmission trucks.  Click for more...


Site Preparation Begins at New Spanish Fort High School →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Site preparation for a $12.8 million high school is under way in Spanish Fort, AL, a city incorporated only 10 years ago. The school is to open in 2005. The Baldwin County Board of Education arranged for the funding, which comes from both public money and private donations. The 116,729-sq.-ft. (10,848 sq m) high school will initially hold a student body of 800 with the possibility of accommodating 1,500 students.  Click for more...


Klein Custom Builds Water Truck for Arlington, TX, Landfill Operation →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Like many municipalities, the City of Arlington, TX, needed equipment to perform a wide variety of tasks at its landfill, but budget constraints limited the city’s options. After much consideration, city officials arrived at the idea of finding one piece of equipment to take on multiple tasks. The highest priority was dust control to meet EPA standards on the 6-plus mi. (9.6 km) of dirt road on the 500-acre (202 ha) landfill, which is located at Mosier Valley and Highway 157.  Click for more...


Duncan Construction Digs for New Kansas Shopping Center →

From Construction Equipment Guide... For Johnson County, KS, residents, the shopping options continue to grow. Added to this list is Shawnee Crossings, a 315,000-sq.-ft. (28,350 sq m) retail complex located on a 60-acre (24 ha) site on the southeast corner of Kansas 7 Highway and Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee, KS. The complex is 10 mi. (16.7 km) from the newly completed Kansas Speedway and coincides with other growing retail and commercial development that are being built around the racing complex. The $575,000 contract for site preparation was awarded to R.  Click for more...


GPS Guides Halverson Through Roseville Bypass Job →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Construction of a new highway bypass around Roseville, IL, may constitute routine work for Halverson Construction Company, but the firm is taking advantage of new technology to get the job done more efficiently. The $18-million bypass is a 5-mi. (8-km) stretch of four-lane highway that wraps around Roseville’s west side and connects U.S. Highway 67 on the north and south sides of town. Currently, Highway 67 carries extensive traffic through downtown Roseville, and once finished, the bypass will divert that traffic around the western edge of town. It’s a fairly typical highway project, according to Kyle Zellers, project manager of Springfield, IL-based Halverson.  Click for more...



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