DIGGING FOR DOLLARS: THE ECONOMICS OF EARTHMOVING POINT TO EXTRA SAVINGS LYING JUST BELOW THE SURFACE

The views are expressed and projects are described by 4 major U.S. contractors in different regions of the country facing 4 distinct earthmoving challenges. They reveal the problem-to-solution approach that has saved time and money on a number of vital construction ventures. Careful equipment selection and equipment operators were considered most important in a project in which 10,000 yd. of unstable peat forced substitution of dragline and trucks for more conventional equipment in an 840-acre housing development site. A second contractor cut more than 20 percent from overall costs on a 2.2-million-yd site by substituting a belt loader for scrapers on portions of the task. A San Francisco contractor links economy with the terrain and the rubber used in hauling. Job site layout, even before sumbitting a bid, is the key to economic and efficient earthmoving is the opinion of a Birmingham contractor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Fisher, S
    • Brown, D
    • Parkinson, G
    • Drossel, M R
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Accession Number: 00141066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM