Hydraulic excavators are some of the most ubiquitous pieces of equipment on a pipeline construction right of way. Here we focus on the big machines, with operating weights of at least 30,000 lbs and greater. These workhorses perform a myriad of duties, from digging trenches, removing spoils, loading dump trucks and assisting in laying in pipe. Selecting the right equipment for the job is imperative to successful completion and increased profits.
CASE Construction Equipment
About the Company: Case Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 backhoe loaders, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts.
Through Case dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner with world-class equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing.
Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America
About the Company: Doosan Construction Equipment, headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, markets the Doosan brand of products that includes crawler excavators, wheel excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, material handlers, log loaders and attachments. With more than 160 heavy equipment dealer locations in North America, Doosan is known for an unmatched dedication to service and customer uptime, and durable, reliable products. Doosan is fast becoming a global force in heavy construction equipment. Doosan Construction Equipment is a business of Doosan Bobcat North America. For more information on Doosan products, visit doosanequipment.com.
Hitachi Construction Machinery — Americas
1515 5th Ave. • P.O. Box 8806 • Moline, IL 61266• hitachiconstruction.com
About the Company: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. specializes in the production of hydraulic excavators, shovels, rigid haul trucks and foresters for the mining, construction and forestry industries. By focusing on these product lines — instead of a large selection of related products — Hitachi is able to produce more efficient, reliable and durable machinery. The result? Hitachi owners and operators get what they expect from the equipment — and that lets them make good on jobsite promises to customers every day.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc.
About the Company: Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc., offers a full line of crawler excavators, ranging from compact models to mass excavators, as well as wheeled excavators, wheel loaders, compaction equipment, hydraulic break¬ers and forklifts. The Norcross, Georgia-headquartered company sells and services Hyundai Construction Equip¬ment through its U.S. and Canadian dealer network with more than 140 locations. The HX excavator series from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas includes 14 models, ranging from the 31,310-lb, 116-hp HX140L model to the 118,340-lb, 424-hp HX520L model. In addition to ten standard counterweight design models, the HX lineup includes two long-reach models and two compact-radius design models, ideal for working in confined spaces.
About the Company: JCB is a privately owned, global company that manufacturers over 300 different machines from 22 plants on four continents including the United Kingdom, India, Brazil and the United States. Equipment lines offered include: backhoe loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers, tracked and wheeled excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, rough terrain forklifts, compact excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, compaction equipment and the unique Fastrac tractor. For more information, visit jcbna.com.
JCB manufactures a broad range of excavators, including the following 30,000-plus-lb models sold in North America — the JS145, JS160, JS190 and JS220. These tracked excavators offer efficient cycle times, optimum uptime and robust undercarriage and running gear. Certain models are available in multiple variations to ensure that the excavator is ideally suited to the task at hand. Those variations include XD (extra duty) for added protection in particularly tough working environments and LR (long reach) for clearing canals and ditches.
John Deere Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division • JohnDeere.com/Construction •
1 (844) 809-1508
About the Company: Deere & Co. is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.
KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA
About the Company: KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA offers industry-leading crawler excavators in the 3,000 lb to 245,000 lb classes including zero tail swing, compact, standard, long-reach, mass excavation, and demolition models. Well-known as the excavator authority, KOBELCO is committed to producing quality machines with advanced productivity-boosting features and innovative technologies. With premier capabilities such as no time limit power boost and exclusive independent travel, KOBELCO machines ensure superior performance and efficiency for the toughest worksite challenges.
Komatsu America Corp.
About the Company: Komatsu established its North American operations in 1970, and began marketing its products in the United States in the 1960s. With the establishment of its North American operation, Komatsu America had a goal of becoming more than a supplier of superior construction equipment; the company wanted to create a fresh vision for the industry.
The company made a commitment to become a trusted partner that could provide ongoing support to every customer.
Today, Komatsu America is the second-largest, fully-integrated manufacturer and supplier of construction equipment in North America with a reputation for reliability that’s second to none.
LiuGong Dressta North America
About the Company: LiuGong Construction Machinery N.A. LLC, located in Katy, Texas, is a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. LTD headquartered in Liuzhou, China. For almost 60 years, LiuGong has been manufacturing machinery for the heavy construction equipment and material handling industries. Accredited with building China’s first modernized wheel loader, LiuGong has become one of the fastest growing full-line construction equipment companies in the world. We use globally respected systems and suppliers such as Cummins, ZF, Kawasaki and more. With components you recognize, you know your machine will work for you in any environment. LiuGong North America is responsible for sales and product support for all LiuGong distributed machines, including the Dressta product line and LiuGong forklifts, for North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. LiuGong products are rugged, built with world-class components and easy to maintain, especially in rigorous and isolated environments.
PipeLine Machinery International
Headquarters: 15434 Cypress North Houston Rd. • Cypress, TX 77429 • (713) 939-0007 • plmcat.com
Canada Office: 10333 178 St. N.W. • Edmonton, AB T55 1R5 • (780) 377-0336
About the Company: PipeLine Machinery International (PLM), a global Cat dealer, has been providing equipment and pipeline solutions to the mainline pipeline construction industry operating around the world since 2005. PLM offers the latest technologies that revolutionize safety and efficiency on project sites. The Cat F Series Excavators are built to keep your production numbers up and your owning and operating costs down. Not only does the machine’s ACERT™ engine meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards, but it does so while giving you all the power, fuel efficiency and reliability you need to succeed. Where the real power comes in is through the hydraulic system. You can literally move tons of material all day long with a great deal of speed and precision.
Volvo Construction Equipment
312 Volvo Way • Shippensburg, PA 17257 • (717) 532-9181 • volvoce.com/na
About the Company: Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction equipment. With a full product range manufactured, serviced and supported all over the globe, Volvo CE has the right machines and solutions for any recycling, aggregate, road, construction or demolition site. Volvo CE products include a full range of excavators and attachments, wheel loaders, the world’s most capable articulated haulers, pipelayers, road equipment, skid steer loaders and compact track loaders.
Volvo CE is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. For more information on the Volvo Group, visit volvogroup.com.2017 Big Equipment Handbook, Excavators, October 2017 Print Issue