Month: August 2021

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is removing downed trees and power lines and clearing debris from blocked roads throughout the southeastern section of the state in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Louisiana DOTD crews clear I-10 near the Sorrento exit following Hurricane Ida.Louisiana Department of Transportation & DevelopmentThe storm made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on August 29 as a Category 4 hurricane and has led to closing 152 roads in the state, including sections of Interstate 10, according to the LDOTD’s road closure map on August 30. “We are clearing paths but lots of trees and lines,” the agency tweeted. Floodwaters cover I-10 at exit 209 in Laplace, Louisiana.Louisiana Department of Transportation & DevelopmentAs of August 30, the agency reported that driving conditions were still dangerous, and many roads were flooded. The DOT urged people to stay off the roads so they can keep them clear for emergency responders. St. Bernard Parish is among the hardest-hit areas. The local government posted this security camera video on its Facebook page to show how quickly water rose in one

Magni Telescopic Handlers will debut a mining-specific telehandler at MineExpo 2021. The new low-profile telehandler, the TH U 5.8, is a fixed telescopic handler with features specifically designed for underground mining environments. The TH U 5.8 can safely lift to a height of 26 feet and boasts a lifting capacity of up to 11,000 pounds in a compact 17- by 8-foot frame. The compact frame is built for work in tight situations. Powered by a Deutz engine, the hydrostatic transmission enables precise movements and maneuverability. For safety, the TH U 5.8 has a braking system designed for use on the steep slopes found in many mines. A 50-ppm catalytic converter filters exhaust from the machine, making the air safer for crews around the telehandler when working in enclosed spaces. Standard safety features for the TH U 5.8 include a pressurized Magni cab with air filtration, FOPS and ROPS protection, and an extra safety cage that protects the cab from falling objects. Additionally, each Magni TH U 5.8 comes equipped with a load-limiting system that prevents operators from lifting unsafe loads.

A highway project that consisted of innovative concrete pipe work has won a national award. The Veterans Parkway project in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the winner of the 2021 Project Achievement Award from the American Concrete Pipe Association. The $55.6 million six-lane divided-highway project between I-90 and Rice Street involved the placement of: More than 17,000 feet of Class II, III, IV and V reinforced concrete pipe.680 feet of 60-inch Class IV and Class V RCP jacking pipe.382 feet of box culvert with a 90-degree bend.More than 150 precast inlets and junction boxes. One of the more innovative aspects of the project involved protecting a historic wooden truss railroad bridge from erosion. To accomplish this, a box culvert was constructed with a 90-degree bend to collect multiple outlet pipes from a detention pond and release them to one location, according to ACPA. The project also built a drainage system, while not interrupting traffic on I-90, to prevent flooding on the highway. Crews jacked twin 60-inch reinforced concrete pipes under the interstate, which handles about 25,000 vehicles a day, to

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A post popped up on an online forum on the Historical Construction Equipment Association’s website. “Unit backhoe for sale,” it read. “It runs good.” “And that’s all it says,” recalls Cliff Bridgford of the post that came up about 20 years ago. “I didn’t pay much attention to that.” Six or so months before, Cliff had been at an antique engine show in Connecticut when a collector arrived with a 5/8-yard Unit 617 with a backhoe attachment, also called a trenchhoe, pullshovel or hoe. “I’ve always wanted one of these, ever since I was a kid,” Cliff told his friend Ed. “I know this guy who’s got two of them,” Ed replied. “I don’t have his name with me, but I’ll get back to you.” The late-1950s cable shovels had been a common sight when Cliff was growing up in New Hampshire, just before hydraulic equipment began to take over. He recalls getting a toy Unit 357 shovel as a boy. “It came with a clamshell and crane hook and boom,” he says. “And I ended up making all the