Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation

Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation

by Herbert L. Nichols


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070464834
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 07/28/1988
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 1760

About the Author

Herbert L. Nichols, Jr., has devoted most of his business and professional life to earth-moving and heavy equipment. A longtime private consultant, he owned his own excavation and grading business in Connecticut for many years. In addition to his widely translated benchmark work Moving the Earth, he is the author of Excavator Operation, Heavy Equipment Repair, and numerous other books and manuals in the field. He is a member of the American Association of Cost Engineers, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, and the American Welding Society. He lives in Roswell, Georgia.

David A. Day, P.E., is a consultant with ABCO Engineering Corporation, with nearly 50 years of experience in civil engineering and construction. A graduate of Cornell University and the University of Illinois with a master's degree in construction and structures, he is the author of Construction Equipment Guide. Mr. Day is also a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he helped start the annual Underground Technology Conference (UTC), and a Life Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He lives in Centennial, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Work Land Clearing. 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. Part II: The Machines. Basic Information. Revolving Shovels and Excavators. Conveyor Machinery.Tractors and Bulldozers. Front-End Loaders. Scrapers. Trucks. Grading and Compacting Machinery. Compressors and Drill. Auxiliary Equipment.

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