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  • Recycling asphalt shingles a boon for Minnesota C&D Recycler

    Recycling asphalt shingles a boon for Minnesota C&D Recycler

    The Northeast Recycling Council estimates that more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are scrapped in the U.S. each year; 10 million from installation tear-offs and re-roofing jobs and another one million discarded as waste by asphalt shingle ...

  • Backreaming through rock — with AXIS Guided Boring System

    Backreaming through rock — with AXIS Guided Boring System

    Taking on a challenge is nothing out of the ordinary for the experienced trenchless installation experts at Midwest Mole. Since its founding in 1982, the Indianapolis-based contactor has earned a reputation for installation innovation; overcoming ...

  • Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    It took a contractor who was receptive to an innovative new installation approach, a good deal of patience and a whole lot of determination — after two previous attempts by other contractors using drills and air hammers were unsuccessful ...

  • How to select a chipper or grinder for your land-clearing projects

    How to select a chipper or grinder for your land-clearing projects

    Tips to find the right machine for your business Land clearing is a big business and requires the right equipment to process wood waste in an efficient manner. In most cases, contractors have a short window of opportunity to clear the trees, brush ...

  • New advances in planning a bore

    New advances in planning a bore

    Software helps take out the guesswork Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is challenging and difficult work fraught with unknown obstacles. While it’s not possible to eliminate every obstacle, bore planning software tools developed by drill ...

  • For a successful finish, you need to start with the right tools

    For a successful finish, you need to start with the right tools

    Proper tool selection and pre-planning helps minimize mistakes When Brian Kenkel decided the time was right to start his own business, there were several underground drilling contractors already firmly established. Having been involved with ...

  • Directional drill resale values and how to get the most for your rig

    Directional drill resale values and how to get the most for your rig

    Wide resale value disparity among brands There’s a lot to consider when purchasing or leasing a horizontal directional drill — features, durability, support, training and overall value. But one area often overlooked is the potential ...

  • Working on a level playing field

    Working on a level playing field

    Ride-On Tractor With Independent Suspension, Steel Tracks Give Utility Contractor Edge Everyone has heard the phrase “competing on a level playing field” in reference to athletics. Well, working on a level playing field, or shall we say ...