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Moving The Earth: The Workbook of Excavation Sixth Edition



 
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The definitive guide to earthmoving and machines--fully updated! For the small contractor, the foreman, and the operator--as well as the engineer, the architect, the superintendent, and the student -- Moving the Earth is a professional accessory as indispensable as your hard hat.

"The most comprehensive source of basic excavation information available." -- Construction Methods & Equipment

"The down-in-the-dirt standard work for the excavation industry." -- Military Engineer

Completely 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 management

THE 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

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Since 1955, Moving the Earth has stood as the standard source of practical know-how for the excavation and construction industries. Geared to the needs of the men and women who do the actual earthmoving, this is a book as massive as the tasks they perform -- an all-encompassing guide that covers every aspect of site preparation and management, and that details every machine and vehicle needed to perform each task.

This edition--the first in twenty years--completely updates all the information to cover the latest advances in equipment and operating techniques, as well as important safety and environmental issues. From clearing the land to tunneling beneath it...from old-fashioned hand leveling to highly accurate laser alignment... from freeing a tractor from the mud to basic bookkeeping to keep your costs from bogging down...this book explains how to do it correctly and efficiently.

For the small contractor, the foreman, and the operator--as well as the engineer, the architect, the superintendent, and the student--Moving the Earth is a professional accessory as indispensable as your hard hat.


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