With a lifting capacity of 1.75 cu. yd. (1.3 cu m), Mack Manufacturing’s OPSIHCR-175-5 orange peel grapple is ideally sized for daily use in a wide range of scrap metal and recycling applications. Engineered for durable service, the grapple’s tines are fabricated out of AR400 steel plate and all shafting is 4140 heat treated stress relieved.

Down at Thompson Contractors Inc.’s two rock quarries in southwest North Carolina, drilling, blasting and moving hard, abrasive rock requires extra-tough machines to get the job done properly. This dirty, dusty work is not for equipment with reliability issues.

Komatsu America’s WA900-3 wheel loader draws on the Komatsu legacy of quality engineering to offer high production and operator comfort. The 17 cu. yd. (13 cu m) loader, powered by Komatsu’s 12 cylinder 856 hp (638 kW) engine, is an excellent match for loading 100-ton (91 t) trucks.

When one of the mid- Atlantic region’s top paving and emulsion contractors needed a cutting edge new machine to apply its product to the area’s streets and highways, it trusted one brand and one dealer enough to deliver it to them sight unseen.

When a driveshaft broke on the used 972G wheel loader All American Recycling Corporation (AAR) acquired from Foley Inc. in 2004, Eric Cliff, customer support representative, suggested a Caterpillar Certified Powertrain rebuild, based on the “value of a certified against the cost of a new machine.” General Manager Bill Gannon agreed.

Bill Griffett and his son, Bill Jr., put their Cat 966F and 966G wheel loaders through tough paces everyday in their quarry near Oxford, N.J. The company sells select fill, decorative nursery stone, top soil and mason sand to building and landscape contractors throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Over the past year, the walk-in truck manufactured by Workhorse Custom Chassis has seen a number of changes, starting with its new, heavy-duty W62 chassis and including the new look of the front hood and grill. Now, it’s getting a new name to go with that makeover that links it to both present and past International trucks: the MetroStar.

When it comes to infrastructure construction in Central Florida –– schools, streets, and waterworks –– Gibbs & Register Inc. (G&R) of Winter Garden is often the contractor of choice. G&R crews, numbering 80 to 100 employees in all, recently have completed: • A nine-school expansion project in Brevard County consisting of parking lots, sanitary and drainage work; • A major city beautification project in Winter Garden, rebuilding entire boulevards and even upgrading community parks; • A municipal water treatment plant constructing the entire facility.

Joe Bucciarelli knows stone. He is the third generation of family ownership to operate Edison Quarry, a Doylestown, PA, producer of crushed and broken stone. Bucciarelli’s grandfather opened Edison Quarry in 1929. Joe took over from his father in 1985 and has been operating the quarry ever since.

Rigid dump trucks built in Scotland have for the past seven years played a role in keeping pace with international demand for some of the world’s lowest sulphur coal, from the Pasir coal mine in Kalimantan, Indonesia, where annual output in 2001 is set to reach 10 million tons (9 million t).