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Construction Equipment Guide, 2nd Edition



Construction Equipment Guide, 2nd Edition

David A. Day, Neal B. H. Benjamin

ISBN: 978-0-471-88840-6 June 1991 464 Pages


With the construction boom reaching over $300 billion by the early 1990s in the United States alone, this comprehensive and accessible guide is more important than ever for the budget-minded contractor. Presenting quick engineering know-how for the performance and satisfactory completion of construction using commonly recognized equipment, it deals with the physical concepts of the work, the surrounding conditions and equipment requirements, with an emphasis on controls governing the equipment's performance.
Choosing Construction Equipment.

Equipment Economics.

Basic Components.

Earthmoving Fundamentals.

Tractors, Dozers, and Rippers.

Scrapers for Earthmoving.

Loaders and Haulers.

Graders and Compactors.

Excavating Equipment.

Lifting and Hoisting Equipment.

Foundation Construction Equipment.

Dewatering Equipment.

Portable Air Compressors and Air Tools.


Aggregate Production Equipment.

Concrete Plant and Equipment.

Asphalt and Paving Equipment.

About the Authors.