Water Trucks


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...


Blythe Eliminates Bottlenecks With $48M Raleigh, NC, Project →

From Construction Equipment Guide... U.S. Census Bureau numbers out this spring only confirmed what every general contractor in the Southeast region knew: There is plenty of highway construction opportunity in Raleigh, NC. The state capital and the county surrounding it comprise one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. The area threatens soon to become one big traffic jam, extending from horizon to horizon, unless highway contractors fix it by opening new stretches of pavement.  Click for more...


Crews Finish Up Road Work in South Carolina →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Dust will soon settle for the last time in four lakefront subdivisions near Eutawville, SC, where general contractor W. Frazier Construction Inc. and several subcontractors have teamed up to pave 21 existing dirt roads. Rea Construction will handle the paving portion of the project, which has a total value of nearly $1 million. Hutto Construction has the responsibility for building the drainage structures, while G.H.  Click for more...


Earthmovers Combines Philosophies From At Home, Abroad →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Earthmovers Equipment Sales and Leasing is a local distributor in Charlotte, NC, with a worldwide perspective. This spring, the company will move to its new headquarters on I-485 in Charlotte, but the company’s existence is rooted in the emergence of the global market for heavy equipment. This global perspective is nowhere more evident than in the 44-year-old company founder and president, Rick Stidham.  Click for more...


U.S. 421 Bulks Up North Carolina →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The company widening and straightening five miles of U.S. 421 in west-central North Carolina is friendly. That might seem frivolous to say, but both the environment and the people affected by the road-building project benefit from the attitude. The company is H.B. Rowe and Co. Inc. It is moving tons of reddish earth to improve a roadway that is busiest on certain weekends. On those weekends, during the season, thousands of motorists flood the highway headed for the NASCAR Winston Cup speedway near North Wilkesboro where Jeff Gordon and friends drive round and round at frightful speeds. The widened highway will let NASCAR fans get to the races more easily.  Click for more...


Anderson Takes on Rosco Water Trucks →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Anderson/Rupp Equipment Co. is now renting and selling Rosco DS water trucks. Standing in front of the Rosco 7,570-liter (2,000 gal.) water truck are Peter Fletcher (L) and Steve Kenney, both of Anderson Equipment’s, Albany, NY, branch.   Click for more...


International Combines Assembly, Service for 5000i Truck →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The International brand has a new vehicle to drive construction customer profits over the life of the product: the International 5000i integrated dump truck, a concurrently engineered, assembled, marketed, sold and supported dump truck. This purchase can be made now at select International dealerships in West Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia just in time for the busy construction season that makes or breaks construction businesses.  Click for more...


Airport Site Requires Delicate Maneuvering by Teer Crews →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The airport serving the Raleigh-Durham, NC, area is sprawled on acreage between two east-west highways that funnel traffic to it and past it. Interstate 40 on the south and NC Hwy. 70 on the north are clogged with vehicles at least twice a day Hundreds of those that veer off the main flow of traffic enter airport authority property and go … where? Some, of course, drop off or pick up passengers of airlines that fly planes in and out of the airport.  Click for more...



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