Fun with excavation equipment
Jamie’s excavation business in Prescott has grown to learn that working with excavation tools is a serious business. Jamie is reliable, dedicated, and quality-focused with over 30 years of diverse industry experience and proven success completing projects safely, on time, and under budget. By sight he can distinguish types of soils, and by feel of the ground below, by method of compaction with a loader, he can tell if the ground is level—and of course the proper tests are performed to confirm soil type, compaction and that it is level.
Only Special Land Grading and Excavation Tools Used by This Aspire Construction Group Contractor
Jamie and his team are service driven so eliminating any risk of a machine breaking down is crucial, as well as saves time and money for both the customer and his excavating company. Relying on the local Cat distributor, Jamie can be assured that the equipment is serviced regularly and that he has a service tech team available to work on a machine if necessary.
“I am very particular about the equipment I use. Poor, worn out equipment that’s banged up, has broken windows, leaking oil or has a hydraulic leak, I will not use it on a job site.”
So, What Dirt Work Tools Does Jamie Like To Use For His Aspire Construction Projects?
He has a heart for the 938 Caterpillar, and occasionally the 950 motor which affords a bigger capacity loader to move more cubic yards of material.
Get a load of this:
The loader is described as the most versatile piece of equipment, with 3-in-1 functionality. It has:
- A high-volume bucket to hold a lot of dirt
- Teeth for digging
- A lot of weight, which makes great for wheel-rolling compaction
The Finest Skid Steer Work Around!
Aspire Construction Group uses the skid steer for fine grading projects to establish the proper drainage around a house, referring to the Uniform Building Code for accurate slope and swale.
Skid steer loaders are smaller in size and are better outfitted for more constricted spaces. Their size also allows for less impact on finished dirt work, less likely to disturb soil compaction. This machinery can also be equipped with digging, drilling, compacting, log and snow removal, and jack-hammering capabilities. They are driven with wheels, not tracks, which secures the traction underneath in wet, slippery and muddy environments.
Call on the Dozer to Move the Big Stuff
As the name implies, bulldozer work requires strong and heavy moving capability. Rocks and rockier soils need more power to be moved more efficiently. The bulldozer is equipped with a wide flat blade to push dirt in a large capacity.
Operated on a track as opposed to wheels, this machine is considered a crawler with continuous tracked movement. Jamie’s team relies on the steel tracks to travel on rock and to handle the heavier weight more efficiently than the other machines. Bulldozer rippers are used to breaking up the densely packed ground and their weight is used to crush boulders too.
Now We’re Moving Earth!
Who knew earth work excavation could be so cool – scrapers are a self-loading dump truck that can haul a good amount of dirt at a pretty impressive pace, like up to 33 mph! The scraper spreads out dirt as it traverses the land. It’s an extremely efficient way to move dirt on big sites.
Aspire Construction Group prefers the 657 Caterpillar. Cat.com touts that the scraper is quick loading, with high travel speeds, and can load and dump on the run yield fast cycle times. This allows the Cat 657 “to consistently deliver high productivity at the lowest cost per ton.”
This piece of equipment is extremely heavy, which also makes it great for compaction.
Efficiency Matters For Excavation Companies
Every local excavation company has its own favorite go-to excavation equipment they depend on. Aspire Construction Group has been in the earthwork business for quite some time and has learned to make the most with fewer pieces of equipment, using them in different capacities to decrease the cost and time spent on each project. Aspire Construction Group’s specialty seems to be efficient in earthwork excavation. They know the lay of the land and how to move it for every specific job’s needs.