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Construction Equipment Guide : Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides - David A. Day

Construction Equipment Guide

Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides

Hardcover Published: 14th June 1991
ISBN: 9780471888406
Number Of Pages: 464

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The second edition of this guide covers the fundamentals of construction equipment from an operational perspective. It stresses the factors that govern or control the equipment productivity on construction work. As equipment is one of the largest long-term capital investments a contractor makes, the physical conditions under which equipment will be used are most important to contractors in equipment selection. This revision also incorporates changes in the industry, namely how the growing international market for contractors and the effects of increased labour wages have impacted on the manufacturing and usage of construction equipment.

Choosing Construction Equipment.

Equipment Economics.

Basic Components.

Earthmoving Fundamentals.

Tractors, Dozers, and Rippers.

Scrapers for Earthmoving.

Loaders and Haulers.

Graders and Compactors.

Excavating Equipment.

Lifting and Hoisting Equipment.

Foundation Construction Equipment.

Dewatering Equipment.

Portable Air Compressors and Air Tools.


Aggregate Production Equipment.

Concrete Plant and Equipment.

Asphalt and Paving Equipment.

About the Authors.


ISBN: 9780471888406
ISBN-10: 0471888400
Series: Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 14th June 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.15  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised