When it comes to HDD, everyone plays an important role in mitigating damage—from utility locating professionals to equipment manufacturers. However, one of the most thorough steps in the process toward mitigating damage and risk is exposing utilities. This is done for a few key reasons.
Locating and identifying underground utilities and hazards is key to prevent strikes and mitigate damage.
While it truly takes a village to keep HDD crews safe, the first step to limiting risk and damage is a well prepared jobsite.
From Compact Equipment If you’re still having trouble finding crew members for your construction and landscape jobs, you’re not alone. According to the Deloitte 2022 Engineering and Construction Industry Outlook report, more than half of construction executives indicated that they are facing a severe labor and talent shortage on the jobsite. And these shortages are expected to […]
From Compact Equipment Mini stand-on skid steers (often called compact tool carriers or compact utility loaders) are valued for their ability to do almost any task, and today one job that many utility and landscaping contractors are using these machines for is trenching. With a quick and simple connection of a trencher attachment, the machine […]
By Chris Thompson, vacuum excavation product manager for Ditch Witch As the underground utility network becomes increasingly more complex and congested, underground professionals know that there is no room for error. With the demand for HDD projects on the rise, vacuum excavators are becoming a crucial tool aiding in damage prevention and jobsite productivity. In […]
From Green Industry Pros By answering three key questions, contractors can select the right trencher for their landscaping jobsite. Trenchers are a staple piece of equipment on landscaping jobsites. From digging and moving dirt to cutting through rock, contractors know that these machines allow them to install utilities and irrigation fixtures quickly and efficiently. The […]
From Dig Different Three things contractors should consider when selecting a mini stand-on skid steer and trencher attachment. Mini stand-on skid-steers can be powerful tools as long as they are paired up correctly for a contractor’s operational needs. In this photo, a Ditch Witch SK1550 is fitted with a trencher. Mini stand-on skid-steers are valued […]
Convenience Meets Efficiency: Myers Fencing Conquers Fence Installation Difficulty with Ease Due To Stand-on Skid Steers
From Utility Contractor With the Power, Visibility and Versatility of Stand-on Skid Steers, Myers Fencing is able to solve jobsite challenges with ease “Quick” and “easy” rarely go together in construction work, but Troy Myers of Myers Fencing has founded his successful commercial and residential fence installation company in working towards those goals. “At the […]
Ditch Witch RT70 ride-on trencher helps contractors boost productivity on any electric utility or fiber jobsite PERRY, Okla., September 13, 2021 – To enhance utility and the fiber contractor’s experience while tackling tough jobs on tight schedules, Ditch Witch® has introduced the RT70 ride-on trencher. The newly designed trencher is equipped with features that increase […]