Lasers and graders are two pieces of equipment at polar opposites of the construction equipment line. Lasers can be associated with a group of equipment that represents the future of the industry because of their increasing popularity with the technologically evolving and advanced roadbuilder. The lasers allow users to control equipment operations as well as measure slope control, distance, and grade complex among other road design applications. Motor graders require the operator to possess the finesse of a pianist to provide a proper base for a road. Bigger machines with larger blades, churning out more horsepower for even longer hours have emerged from the design recommendations of the operators themselves. When used together, these two pieces of equipment often work in concert to provide a roadbuilder a road base that is linked, electronically and mechanically, with the past and the future. Reviews are provided for lasers from AGL Corporation, Spectra Precision Inc., and Topcon America Corporation, and for motor graders from Caterpiller Inc., Champion Road Machinery, Fiatallis North America Inc., and Komatsu America International Company.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Publication Date: 1999-2


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  • Accession Number: 00762846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1999 12:00AM