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Scraper, An Unsung Workhorse

Scraper, an unsung workhorse

They can be one of the larger pieces of heavy machinery on any site, but the tractor-scraper has managed to be one the least appreciated machines in industry too. Designed to move large quantities of earth, and consists of a tractor and rear truck, in which is a hopper that can be moved up and down as required, and features…

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GPS Guidance For Heavy Equipment

GPS guidance for heavy equipment

Advances in technology happen in almost every aspect of our lives today, it is no surprise that for heavy machinery operators there have been several in the last decade or so. One such advance, GPS location technology, first appeared in dozers and motor graders, and quickly became an integral part of the day-to-day operation of those machines. By combining that…

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MSHA Certification – What you need to know

MSHA, or Mine safety and Health Administration, certification is the proof of training or retraining within the mining industry as outlined by the Administration, which is required for various jobs within the mining industry. The most common mining training is found under the Title 30 CFR – Part 46 regulations, which stipulates that new miners must complete a minimum of…

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Free Heavy Equipment Workshop

A Graduation Present From ATS WHEN: Friday, June 16TH & Saturday, June 17H TIMES: 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM WHERE: 7132 Elder Lane, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin WHAT: Free classroom and field training on skid loaders and backhoes. Student Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age Must meet basic enrollment requirements (I.E. physical requirements) Students under 18 years old…

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Discover The Construction Industry

Some of us don’t think much about it, until they start to build a new building near our home or work.  Then, we usually just complain about how the construction affects traffic and slows everything down. But stop to think about it: what would life be without construction; without heavy equipment? Before heavy equipment, everything was done by hand. Picks…

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