Moving the Earth: Excavation Equipment, Methods, Safety, and Cost, Seventh Edition (Hardcover)
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The industry-standard guide to earthmoving and machines―thoroughly revised to cover the latest advances
This fully updated resource covers every aspect of site preparation and management, and details the machines and vehicles needed to perform each task. Written by a team of excavation experts, the book helps you choose the right approach for any job, select appropriate equipment, and understand the related safety requirements. You will get clear explanations of the different types of excavation methods, including compaction, grading, blasting, structural excavation, and aggregate production. The text also provides examples of how to calculate machine production.
Moving the Earth: Excavation Equipment, Methods, Safety, and Cost, Seventh Edition, covers:
- Cost estimation and planning
- Soil and rock
- Machine fundamentals
- Land clearing
- Excavators and loaders
- Trucks and trailers
- Structural excavation
- Trenching and trenchless technologies
- Compaction, stabilization, and finishing
- Compressors and drills
- Aggregate processing