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Over the past decade, as utilities and their underground contractors look for more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly ways to make repairs to underground utilities and install buried infrastructure, they are beginning to realize many benefits associated with keyhole technology.

Trepidation: [n.] a feeling of alarm or dread.
As we approached 2009 with an economy in free fall and zero confidence in any kind of positive funding trend, public works officials approached the coming year with extreme trepidation.

On Dec. 7, 2009, a new milestone was reached for auger boring machines (ABMs) using disc cutterheads. Contractor Gonzales Boring & Tunneling bored a landmark crossing length of 600 feet using a 42-inch diameter small boring unit (SBU-A).

The Volvo center-mount backhoe loaders are fitted with Volvo’s D5D Tier 3 fuel-efficient, high-performance engines with high torque and powerful breakout capabilities.

The front loader end on the Terex TX860B Elite is designed with proven mechanical controls, giving operators the maneuverability and efficiency of working with a wheel loader.

The biggest issue for the underground construction industry in 2010 is not whether Congress and the Obama administration will unveil a second round of infrastructure spending, but whether that second helping of funds for sewers and drinking water systems will find its way into financial bloodstreams faster than the first injection did.

The Bradco 485 Backhoe increases utilization of skid-steer loaders and tractors.

Contractors and other operators of off road, diesel powered equipment are encountering a growing number of public construction projects that require retrofits of diesel engines powering older equipment.

The B Series line of loader backhoes includes the B90B, B95B, B95B TC, B95B LR, B110B and B115B.

The 450E Backhoe Loader is in the 17-foot dig depth class, has 124 net hp and a backhoe digging depth of 17 feet 3 inches when equipped with a standard stick.