Published Nationally $3.00 ® Western Edition September 11 2010 Vol. VI • No. 19 “The Nation’s Best Read Construction Newspaper… Founded 1957.” 470 Maryland Drive • Ft. Washington, PA 19034 • 215/885-2900 • Toll Free 800-523-2200 • Fax 215/885-2910 • www.constructionequipmentguide.com Firms Unite to Rejuvenate Mesquite Land Inside Peterson Chipper Features Cat Engine...15 Photo courtesy NYC Environmental Protection Inside the concrete tunnel forms Dynamic Grinder Reduces Costs...18 Digging Deep to Keep the Water Flowing Through NYC By Giles Lambertson CEG CORRESPONDENT It only required 40 years, but massive tunneling deep beneath New York City for a vital new water-carrying conduit is nearing completion. A whale-sized digging machine, some tough conVolvo Introduces FMX Truck...33 Table of Contents ............4 Crushing, Screening & Recycling Section ....15-20 Truck & Trailer Section .... ..................................33-35 Auction Section ......39-47 Business Calendar ........43 Advertisers Index ..........46 the nation’s busiest port complex, runs 23 mi. from Long Beach to an abrupt end just east of Los Angeles. From there, tens of thousands of vehicles a day spill onto Alhambra city streets to reach other freeways. The 4.5 mi. gap between the end of the 710 and Interstate 210 in Pasadena is a startling deviation from the rule that freeways are king in California. The infestation of the mesquite, cedar/juniper trees and bushes, can seriously effect land productivity especially in Texas and Oklahoma. Two companies have found a way to effectively solve this problem. Kirby-Smith and Werk-Brau have addressed the concerns of land owners and offered not only their assistance in research, but also provided some much needed help. The companies worked together to come up with the combination of a Komatsu excavator and the Werk-Brau grubber/extractor in the Kirby-Smith rental fleet to develop a solution for removing the mesquite/cedar infestation in an efficient manner. In some confined areas, grinding and mulching is a solution, dozers and root plows are also used but that process typically requires complete restoration with reseeding. When it comes to hundreds of acres with select extraction of the mesquite and cedars the Komatsu/Werk-Brau solution is more efficient with less soil damage. Kevin Burrell, territory manager for Kirby-Smith, was approached by Clint Ward of the John E. Fish Ranch, in north- see FREEWAY page 40 see REJUVENATE page 31 struction workers and megatons of concrete have done the job. The $6 billion dig — the city’s largest capital project ever — involves tunneling out miles of bedrock and building a tube in the tunnel using millions of cubic feet of concrete so the city of 8.3 see TUNNEL page 12 Battle Looms Over Tunnel That Completes Los Angeles-Area Freeway By Daisy Nguyen ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Advocates and opponents are gearing up for battle over a plan to dig a tunnel to complete a Southern California freeway — the latest idea for finishing the route to have brought resistance from nearby residents. State Route 710, a thoroughfare heavily used by commuters and trucks hauling goods from Cedars and root balls don’t stand a chance when up against the Werk-Brau EZ-V grubber/extractor.