Construction http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en Hydraulics Zips Along Golden Gate Bridge http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/hydraulics-zips-along-golden-gate-bridge <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the great icons of America, but rush-hour traffic has been a nightmare for decades. Officials have wrestled with many different potential solutions to traffic congestion on the bridge, but none were implemented because Northern Californians are unwilling to see the beauty of their historic landmark desecrated. Even if a solution could be implemented, costs would likely be excessive. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/hydraulics-zips-along-golden-gate-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/hydraulics-zips-along-golden-gate-bridge#comments Construction News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:18:00 +0000 32021 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Electronic Hose Monitor Looks for Leaks http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/electronic-hose-monitor-looks-leaks <div class="node-body article-body">Designed to check for ruptures in hoses, the SKF Hose Connection Control (HCC) monitors lubrication and hydraulic lines on construction equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/electronic-hose-monitor-looks-leaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/electronic-hose-monitor-looks-leaks#comments Construction Controls & Instrumentation Hose & Tubing Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:26:00 +0000 31441 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines! http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/gentlemen-stop-your-engines <div class="field-byline"> Artur Gabriel, Atlas Weyhausen </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automatic start-stop systems conserve fuel by shutting off the engine when it’s not needed. This technology has now found its way into wheel loaders — with a reduction in fuel consumption by as much as 30%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/gentlemen-stop-your-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/gentlemen-stop-your-engines#comments Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000 31271 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Atlas Weyhausen&rsquo;s new AR60 wheel loader uses a hydraulic start-stop system to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 30%.</p> A True Steam Shovel http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/true-steam-shovel <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&#39;m a member of our local historical society, and I often look through old pics and negatives when I visit. Last night I came a cross this picture of a steal shovel excavating for a junior high school, which was dedicated in 1922. So this image was probably taken in 1921.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/true-steam-shovel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/true-steam-shovel#comments Construction The Hitch Post Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:43:00 +0000 30321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Movers and Shakers Ride the Rails http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/movers-and-shakers-ride-rails <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you&rsquo;ve ever dumped a load of soil from a wheelbarrow, you know there are two ways of getting every particle of dirt out. One is to dump the cart almost completely upside-down so that even dirt stuck to the bottom of the bucket falls out. The other is to pivot the cart skyward and shake it a few times. This agitation loosens clumps of soil that stick to each other and to the bucket.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/movers-and-shakers-ride-rails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/movers-and-shakers-ride-rails#comments Construction Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:38:00 +0000 28601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Lever Changes Joystick Pattern in Off-Highway Machines http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/lever-changes-joystick-pattern-highway-machines <div class="node-body article-body">When two of the big guys in the hydraulic excavator business — say, Caterpillar and John Deere — each design a different operating pattern for the two joysticks that control the pilot circuits on their machines, it’s highly likely that both patterns will appear in the field. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/lever-changes-joystick-pattern-highway-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/lever-changes-joystick-pattern-highway-machines#comments Construction Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:32:00 +0000 28591 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Mobile Concrete Pump Breaks 100-m Height Barrier http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/mobile-concrete-pump-breaks-100-m-height-barrier <div class="field-deck"> One of the world’s largest concrete pumps soars to heights exceeding 100 m and is controlled, of course, by hydraulics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nowhere in the world are cities currently growing faster than in China. In fact, skyscrapers seem to be springing up like mushrooms in Shanghai and Beijing. To keep up with this growth, construction ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/mobile-concrete-pump-breaks-100-m-height-barrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/mobile-concrete-pump-breaks-100-m-height-barrier#comments Construction Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:17:00 +0000 28581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Mighty Minis of Construction http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/mighty-minis-construction <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction equipment requires lots of power for digging, breaking, hauling, and any other heavy-duty task at hand. But just because compact construction machines are smaller than their full-size counterparts doesn&rsquo;t mean they can skimp on power. They still need plenty of force for digging, high torque for drilling, and enough power to work quickly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/mighty-minis-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/mighty-minis-construction#comments Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0000 28331 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Bobcat Triples Productivity with New Bore-Finishing System http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/bobcat-triples-productivity-new-bore-finishing-system <div class="field-byline"> John Smallshaw, Engis Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For more than 50 years, Bobcat skid-steer loaders have represented durability and reliable performance for construction, landscaping, and agricultural applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/bobcat-triples-productivity-new-bore-finishing-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/bobcat-triples-productivity-new-bore-finishing-system#comments Construction News Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:43:00 +0000 28071 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Does Double Duty in Construction Equipment http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/fluid-does-double-duty-construction-equipment <div class="field-deck"> Reducing operating costs and increasing productivity were top of mind for these construction companies as they implemented high-efficiency hydraulic fluids. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction companies always want to get projects done on time and under budget, and a high-efficiency hydraulic fluid lets them do both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/fluid-does-double-duty-construction-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/fluid-does-double-duty-construction-equipment#comments Construction Hydraulic Fluids Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:23:00 +0000 27681 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com