Plows

The RT80 Quad heavy-duty ride-on trencher and vibratory plow is a machine contractors can rely on to do it all: any type of utility installation, short or long drops, on either tight or wide-open jobsites.

Compiled by Traci Read, Senior Editor
The Equipment Selection Guide for 2009 is here! See the specs, horsepower, and capabilities, model by model, from the industry leaders in every division of the underground construction equipment market. Download it here
Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The Michels Corporation is celebrating its 50th year in business in 2009, marking its evolution from a small contractor specializing in gas pipeline construction to one of North America's largest, multi division utility contractors.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A new Ditch Witch guidance system for making on-line, on-grade pipe installations with horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment soon will be available, the Charles Machine Works has announced.

Powered by a John Deere 110-hp turbocharged diesel engine, the DP-100 has the power to install utilities deeper, faster and more economically.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In 1948, young inventor and entrepreneur Gary Vermeer founded a new company in a one room cement block building to produce a hoist device for lifting grain wagon boxes to make them easier to empty.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

There's something exciting about bidding and buying equipment at an auction, and experienced auction buyers seem to have a knack for acquiring good machinery at bargain prices. What’s more, equipment auctions are big business. Auction giant Ritchie Bros. reported gross auction proceeds in 2007 of $3.19 billion.

UCT announces the 2009 UCT@ICUEE program, featuring speakers, educational sessions, networking opportunities and the chance to earn Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours. Click here (PDF) to see the full program for session times and scheduled speakers.

This year's program focuses on:

Advanced HDD
Underground Utilities
Power and Telecom
Wind Powers Industry Growth
Utility Operations
Green Utility Construction

and more!

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