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The definitive guide to earthmoving and machines--fully updated"The most comprehensive source of basic excavation information available."--Construction Methods & Equipment"The down-in-the-dirt standard work for the excavation industry."--Military EngineerCompletely revised throughout for the latest methods, equipment, and regulations,Moving the Earth,Sixth Edition is the industry-standard source of practical expertise for the excavation and construction industries. This all-inclusive workbook covers every aspect of site preparation and management, and details every machine and vehicle needed to perform each task.The Sixth Edition includes new information on international developments in earthwork construction, updated OSHA excavation safety standards, and both SI and U.S. customary units. Detailed and comprehensive, this practical, on-the-job guide is as indispensable as your hard hat.THE WORK: Land clearing and controls Surveys and measurements Rock, soil, and mud Basements Ditching and dewatering Ponds and earth dams Landscaping and agricultural grading Roadways Blasting and tunneling Pit operation Costs and managementTHE MACHINES: Basic information Revolving shovels and excavators Conveyor machinery Tractors and bulldozers Front-end loaders Scrapers and trucks Grading and compacting machinery Compressors and drills Auxiliary equipment
Herbert L. Nichols, Jr., is a private excavation.consultant and the author of Excavator Operation and.Heavy Equipment Repair.
David A. Day, P.E. is a consultant with ABCO Engineering Corporation.