Road construction and paving companies are encouraged to complete projects quickly in order to minimize traffic hassles and avoid working into bad weather months. In addition, contractors may reap financial windfalls if they complete projects ahead of schedule. Driven by these financial forces, contractors increasingly rely on compact equipment to provide the flexibility and productivity gains required to complete jobs on time. By using a "system approach"--pairing a skid-steer loader and a compact excavator on the jobsite--contractors are discovering that they can get more work done in less time than it would take using larger equipment, such as a tractor-loader-backhoe. The onsite maneuverability of compact equipment is another advantage to users, especially when crews must work in a space-constricted area, such as partial road closures. With the system approach, crews can complete two jobs simultaneously, maximizing productivity. With the wide variety of available attachments, contractors can use the system approach to significantly expand the kinds of projects they handle.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Klug, D
    • Roesler, L
  • Publication Date: 2000-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2000 12:00AM