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Mid-Life Crisis Inspires Salesman to Pioneer in Industry BRIDGES from page 1

fort, convenience and utility to the world has had connected with it one outstanding name, the name of a benefactor of his kind for all time to come. What Bell is to the telephone, Morse to the telegraph, Fulton to the steamboat and Goodyear to the vulcanized rubber industry, Zenas King is to the science of building iron bridges.’ I was astonished by this sweeping statement, and it certainly inspired me to keep on looking,” said Sloan. Vermont Birth, Ohio Bound Born in Vermont in 1818, Zenas King was 40 when he became involved in the iron bridge business. He had worked his father’s farm in upstate New York before migrating to Ohio at age 22, where he became a successful carpenterbuilder and clothing merchant in Milan, Ohio. He built homes, and then became a salesman for a company manufacturing iron farm implements in Cincinnati. A family man, with a wife and four children to support, he decided to make a fortune building iron bridges. “He got restless and had a mid-life crisis,” said Sloan. “In 1858, he became a salesman for Thomas Moseley, a Cincinnati bridge builder who had invented one of the first practical tubular arch bridges made completely from wrought iron boiler plate. Zenas represented Moseley at many bridge lettings, mainly in southern Ohio. This experience captured his imagination and he obviously thought he could do well in the business.” According to an article written by Sloan, in the 1840s and 50s there were a number of people who saw the possibilities of iron bridges and began to patent designs, build production

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Missouri and Texas, in addition to those operating out of the office in Cleveland. As for “pecuniary insight,” King was able to further his ambitions by creating a “well-capitalized” business structure with the formation of a stock corporation (with a $225,000 investment), peopled by Cleveland’s “merchant princes,” who were in enterprises that could complement and support bridge building. Among them were the owners of a foundry and rolling mill company producing iron for railroad tracks, and a railroad tycoon, banker and civic leader who helped found the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad and the Ohio Central Railroad. By 1870, after a solid decade as a bridge builder, King was well-established as an important member of Cleveland’s business elite. He and his family had moved to a mansion on Euclid Avenue, known as “millionaire’s row,” where John D. Rockefeller lived. Head West, Head Out King was obsessed with heading west to the new frontier. After two years of bridge making, with the production of nearly 100 structures for clients in Kansas, Minnesota, Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Texas, King aggressively pursued the western market from the sales operation he set up in Des Moines, Iowa. By the mid-1870s, the King Bridge Company had built more than 2,700 bridges, many of them patented bowstrings, and was building up to 300 new spans per year (more than half of them were showcased in three states — Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania, where the competition from other bridge companies was toughest, according to Sloan.) However, there were a number of “bragging bridges” built west of the Mississippi, including a 1,000-ft. (305 m), sixspan bridge across the Mississippi River at Minneapolis. Two bridges of this era — bowstrings with the King patent — must have brought particular pride to the company founder, said Sloan. The first was a two-span, 210-ft. (64 m) bridge built for the Centennial Exhibition in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. “The publicity given to the King Bridge Company as a result of being awarded this contract was a large feather in the company’s cap, even though the bridge has long since disappeared,” said Sloan. Not so with one other King bridge of the period, which still stands today. Protected as a national historic landmark and mentioned in Eric DeLony’s “Landmark American Bridges,” Zenas King would undoubtedly take even more pride in the 400-ft. (122 m), three-span King patent bowstring arch bridge built for the U.S. Army across the North Platte River at Fort Laramie, Wyo., on the Oregon Trail. Built in 1875, it is believed to be the oldest existing military bridge west of the Mississippi. The bridge became a vital link between Cheyenne, Fort Laramie and the military outposts, Indian agencies and gold fields of the Black Hill Dakota region. “That is still there. It is probably the most famous of the bowstrings,” said Sloan. 80 Miles of Bridges The fear of collapse was a feature of the iron bridge industry in the early days, King included. Two King-built bridges were involved in collapses, both in New England. The first was a railroad bridge near Rutland, Vt., which collapsed as a railroad engine was making its way across. The engineer was pinned under the overturned tender that crushed his leg, and he later died. The second was the famous collapse of one see BRIDGES page 6


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span of the King bowstring bridge built in 1872 across the Merrimac River in Groveland, Mass., less than 10 years after it was put in operation. “That caused quite a stir in the civil engineering fraternity, adding fuel to the fire of the campaign against the King designs begun in 1878 by Professor Vose of the Civil Engineering Department of Bowdoin College in Maine, objecting to the design of this bridge between Brunswick and neighboring Topsham across the Androscoggin River,� added Sloan. “Vose was pushing for ‘disinterested trained engineers’ to consult and inspect bridges. The collapse of the Groveland Bridge was used as the example.� By 1882, the King Bridge Company had produced 5,000 structures or the equivalent of 80 miles of bridges all over the country. More than 600 specific bridges were listed in the company catalogue, distributed in four major regions; close to 200 in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states with more than half of these in New York alone. Bridges and Pools In 1883, King, age 65 and in the later stages of his career, signed an agreement with 16 other bridge companies to form a pool to control and share profits from highway bridge projects. In exchange for preferential treatment in its home area of operation, each company would contribute 13 percent of its profits on a specific job into the pool, which would then distribute the accumulated sums to the participants based on the size of the company. The King Bridge Company and the

Wrought Iron Company of Canton (Ohio) were the largest in the pool and thus the chief beneficiaries of the arrangement. King was appointed to an executive committee to control and arbitrate among the pool participants. “Such ‘bridge trusts’ were common in the industry at the time but were later targets for antitrust litigation after the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed by Congress in 1890 and parallel legislation was adopted in various states, including Ohio,� added Sloan. Bridge builders were backing away from the old bowstrings and the American standard design was being used by more and more builders, including King. There was less prestige in producing relatively small iron bridges across small rivers and streams than by the large, dramatic engineering and architectural marvels spanning the major waterways. Those spans produced fame for the great civil engineers of the age — the Roeblings, father and son, whose Brooklyn Bridge became the hallmark of the bridge builders, and also Gustav Lindenthal, George Morison, James B. Eads and others. Family Expansion Most construction companies are family affairs, and the King Bridge Company was no exception. In the 1870s and 1880s, King had three sons, a son-in-law, a nephew and his grandson working in the firm. Youngest son Harry King was named secretary and a director when he became of age in 1887. He would be involved in the operations of the company with eldest brother see BRIDGES page 14


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area, sells its processed gravel to local contractors and municipalities. The pit needed to invest in a new rubber-tired loader and was looking to buy a larger, more stable loader than it currently had in its fleet. After considering many makes and models, GP Aggregate decided to purchase a LiuGong model 856 4.5 cu. yd. (3.4 cu m) loader equipped with a Cummins engine. “We looked at quite a number of comparable sized and equipped loaders and decided that the LiuGong 856 best suited our needs,” said Paul Butman, the director of the gravel pit. “It is sized perfectly to handle the needs of our quarry,” “LiuGong was not a brand that we were familiar with so we asked Equipment East’s sales representative, Jim Mullen, if they would be willing to bring the machine to our quarry and let us try it out for a while. They were more than happy to accommodate us. Within a few days we were very comfortable with the LiuGong machine.” Although the LiuGong machine was not equipped with all of the bells and whistles that are available in [other] brands, added Butman, he saw some very good engineering thought behind it, including an automatic greasing system. “That’s great when you are relying on your employees to keep machines properly maintained,” he said. “I have always lived with the philosophy of keeping things simple. Here at our quarry, we have a

very simple application. We don’t need to spend piles of extra cash to have a cab loaded up with a lot of extras, which in reality, complicates the operation of the machine, and frankly, it’s just more things that can go wrong with the machine.” Endicott College Located on Hale Street in Beverly, Mass., Endicott College is located on a 235-acre oceanfront campus. During winter, removing snow from the acres of parking lots, recreational areas, sidewalks and hiking paths throughout the campus is challenging enough. Add to that, though, the hazards of plowing around the thousands of students and hundreds of faculty

members who make their way in and out of the campus and that makes for a very high potential for liability problems. Keith Buckley, director of grounds of the university, had been looking for a safer, yet effective way to approach snow removal. By the nature of their design, the skid steers Buckley had been using did an adequate job in snow removal. But they had some visibility issues, making it difficult for the operator to be completely aware of people moving in and out of his line of sight. As a first step in relieving some of this stress, Buckley investigated alternatives that would offer better visibility and, because of the tight quarters of many of the walkways and parking lots, a machine that would improve

maneuverability. The solution was a Yanmar model V4-6 compact articulated loader. “This machine has proven to be everything that we were looking for,” Buckley said. “It’s very stable, smooth to operate and has tremendous mobility and maneuverability.” “One of the most desirable aspects of this machine is the elevated position in the cab that the operator is working from,” he added. “He has an almost totally unobstructed view of everything going on around him. In addition, the Yanmar diesel engine operates very quietly, which gives the operator a better chance of hearing any warnings that may be shouted out to him. We have been very satisfied with the services provided by Jim Mullen and the rest of the staff at Equipment East. Jim [Mullen] was able to work with us to initially rent this machine to make sure that it was going to meet our needs, and we are now in the process of converting the machine rental over to a purchase.”

Spencer Contracting Spencer Contracting of Salem, Mass., is involved in a wide range of construction projects, including underground utility work, site development, and demolition work. in March 2011, owner Peter Spencer purchased a LiuGong 915D excavator from Equipment (L-R, back row): Jeff Davidson, John LeBoeuf, Tim Elliot, Adam East. When Spencer first began Heavey, Rich Zibell, Marco Albanese, Jim Mullen, Giovanni Albanese. (Front row): Nicolle Monoxelos; and (kneeling): Dawn- exploring the idea of putting Marie Charette, Gilda Albanese. LiuGong machines from Equipment East in his fleet, which includes 27 machines, he was drawn to the savings. But, he was aware that equipment reliability, serviceability and support also were critical to his bottom line. So he initially worked with Rich Zibell of Equipment East to arrange a rental of the LiuGong 915D excavator. “After renting the machine and putting it through its paces, I The LiuGong back blade has proven to decided that moving Paul Butman, director of GP Aggregate quarry in Gloucester, Mass., be a valuable accessory to Peter ahead with the puroperates the LiuGong model 856 4.5 cu. yd. (3.4 cu m) loader, while Spencer of Spencer Contracting in chase was a good Salem, Mass. Equipment East sales representative looks on. idea,” Spencer said.

“We have operated the LiuGong machine since last spring and have put about 1,000 hours on it. We were already pretty confident of the support that we would receive from Equipment East. In the past, we had rented crushers from their fleet and we have been very comfortable with the service and response time Equipment East has given us.” After operating the LiuGong machine for a year, Spencer said he knows he made the right decision. “The machine has very strong cycle times, which really comes into play when doing demolition work. We recently tore down five houses with the LiuGong and my operators noticed that the machine was very tight, very fast, just a good overall machine.” About Equipment East Located in eastern Massachusetts, the company offers sales and rentals throughout most of New England. The company is owned and operated by Giovanni Albanese and Andrea Ciano. The company’s support staff includes sales representatives on the road, factory-trained technicians and mechanics ready to service, support, maintain and troubleshoot all the equipment lines the company represents. Although Equipment East is a relatively new name for equipment distribution in New England, the Albanese name is well recognized within construction circles. In 1978 Giovanni and his brother, Marco, founded Albanese Brothers as a large utility contracting company doing major water, sewer and pump station projects. In 1991, Giovanni and Marco separated their companies. Giovanni and Andrea founded Albanese D&S Inc., and in September 2009 the pair started Equipment East, turning the day-to-day operation of Albanese D&S over to the younger generation. Equipment East represents LiuGong, Yanmar, CEC, Geith attachments, BTI, Ramfos, hydraulic hammer and other attachments, and Keestrack portable crushing and screening equipment. For more information, visit www.equipmenteast.com. CEG


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James until the end. By 1887, the company’s management and board of directors included five Kings out of nine directors. When Zenas King began withdrawing from active management of the firm, James was designated to succeed his father as the president and Harry was elevated to vice president. On Oct. 25, 1892, Zenas King died at the age 74, just 18 months after his wife’s death. The legacy that Zenas King left to his heirs was impressive. It included a nationally known bridge- building company, one of the top dozen such firms in the country, and enough wealth so that his sons and daughter and their spouses could live very comfortably in Cleveland society. Despite his death, the company flourished. In the period from 1894 to 1903, it was able to increase the output of its bridge shop from 18,000 tons to 30,000 tons a year and to maintain its position as the largest bridge company based in Ohio, and second only to the American Bridge Company in the near Midwest. Most of the King bridges that can still be found in operation were built during the time when James led the company. To meet the challenges of the times, the company began to put more stress on building bigger bridges for the railroads, including swings, trusses, cantilevers, etc. and more emphasis on non-bridge building, including steel framing for structures like shopping arcades, office buildings, factories, grandstands, etc. It also began to feature more of its considerable talent in civil engineering, represented by some of the outstanding engineers of the era, like Albert Porter and Frank Osborn, who started out in the company then went on to have brilliant careers and establish their own companies. While the King Bridge Company’s strategy was apparently to remain a family-controlled concern, one of its chief rivals, the American Bridge Company of Chicago, had successfully moved in another direction. By 1890, American Bridge was controlled by J. P. Morgan & Company and was about to be absorbed into Morgan’s massive conglomerate, the U.S. Steel Corporation. “The strategy of American Bridge was to expand by purchasing other bridge companies. While the Kings were busy cementing their family firmly into control of their business, American Bridge was busy buying up their rivals, 24 of them representing over fifty percent of the nation’s bridge building capacity in the first year alone. Apparently the King family was approached to join in the combine, but resisted and decided to go it alone,” said Sloan “J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie were forming what would be, eventually, U.S. Steel. They were buying up all the mid-level companies, like John D.

when it was replaced by a modern fixed bridge. “In New England, we haven’t got much left,” said Sloan. “The King Bridge Company always put a bridge plate on their work so people could identify them. The ‘Old Nan’ has the 1907 bridge plate on it, although it’s about ready to fall off. It’s rusted, but hanging in there.”

Two bridges of this era — bowstrings with the Zenas patent — must have brought particular pride to the company founder. One was this two-span, 210-ft.-bridge built for the Centennial Exhibition in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

Rockefeller did with oil companies. King decided to remain independent, but…” Taken Down by the Government The new century landed hard for King Bridge. The pooling arrangement started in the 1880s caused “bridge trusts” to be actively pursued by the federal and state governments for seeming violations of anti-trust laws. Since King had played a leading role in setting up the pooling arrangements, his firm was a prime target for government lawyers. The state of Ohio brought suit against 13 bridge companies, including King, to oust the offending corporations. James King was the victim of a botched appendix operation. He was laid up for months with a wound that never did heal. From then on, he was bedridden and miserable, hardly able to function in a business capacity. Harry King was forced to play a large role in running the company. The court case was lost, and the King Bridge and other companies were stripped of their Ohio franchises. To stay in business, the King Bridge Company had to be reincorporated under the more tolerant laws of the state of New Jersey in May 1906. During their final decade, there was one more outstanding engineering triumph, the Detroit-Superior High Level Bridge across the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. It functions today as one of the main connections between the east and west sides of the city. This bridge was designed by the Cuyahoga County Engineers office, and the King Bridge Company won the contract to build the center span of the structure. It took the years 1912 to 1918 to complete

and at the time it was the largest double decked reinforced concrete structure in the world. It was to be the last important project of the company and is currently being rehabilitated to continue in operation into the next century. ‘Old Nan’ Still Running Trains King bridges are scattered throughout New England. The most famous of which is “Old Nan,” officially called Amtrak Bascule Bridge No. 116.74 between East Lyme and Waterford over the Niantic River. Built in 1907, it is still carrying trains in Amtrak’s busiest northeast corridor between New York and Boston. Because it is no longer feasible to repair, it will be fully replaced by May 2013. Its replacement will allow Amtrak to increase speeds on and near the bridge and minimize traffic delays. The old bridge, one of the oldest movable bridges in the nation, will have lasted 107 years when removed. The estimated $104.7 million contract is a joint venture between Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, Maine, and Middlesex Corporation of Littleton, Mass. Other King Bridges that were prominent throughout New England included the Brunswick-Topsham Bridge in Brunswick, Maine, which lasted from the early 1880s through 1914 when it was washed out in a flood; three truss bridges across the Androscoggin River from the 1890s in Jay, Maine; The Summer Street Retractile Bridge in Boston, built in 1892, which lasted until 2003 when it was replaced as part of the “Big Dig” project (the bridge plate was salvaged for the King family); and the BeverlySalem Swing Bridge in Salem, Mass., built in the 1890s and in service until the 1970s,

A Virtual Museum The company has been commemorated in several ways. There is a collection of King Bridge Company material in the archives of Cleveland State University. M.I.T.,Cambridge, Mass., once housed a large collection of Berlin Bridge Company memorabilia, donated by Victor Darnell, former chief engineer at Berlin. “I believe, however, that M.I.T. closed the library and shipped all of Darnell’s stuff to California to Cal Tech,” said Sloan. “UMass at Amherst has got a historical bridge collection. They have a place at the Amherst campus with an actual bridge park. They take old bridges and put them there on campus through the Civil Engineering Department at UMass. We’ve been in touch with the people there.” James A. King died in 1922 at 75, and during the autumn of the following year, the King Bridge Company was officially disbanded. Zenas’ old boss had already moved to New England and had started the Thomas Moseley Bridge Company, which was absorbed into the Berlin Bridge Co., the major iron bridge builder in New England. “The company went out of business in 1922, but left no records,” said Sloan. “My grandfather was the last man in the business. They did have a sales catalog of the bridges they sold, listing them and we got a lot of our information from that.” Today, Zenas and Maranda King and their children rest with their families in a cemetery plot in Lakeview (Ohio) Cemetery under the shadow of the imposing monument to President Garfield and a few paces from the obelisk erected on the gravesite of John D. Rockefeller. The monument on Zenas’ plot is “modest by the standards of some of the neighboring families of Cleveland’s 19th-century ‘merchant princes’ as was his ‘fortune,’ modest by modern standards.” But the monuments to his accomplishments, as an imaginative bridge-builder and a creative business entrepreneur remain, although disappearing fast. For old iron bridge buffs, beyond Sloan’s www.kingbridgeco.com Web site, which is the only virtual museum on the company, there are two other Web sites that can illuminate historians and the curious: www.bridgehunter.com and www.historicbridges.org. (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG


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Early consignments from Utility Company: Bucket Trucks; Digger Trucks; Pickups; Vans. Check our website in the beginning of April for a more specific list.

Early consignments: Wheel Excavators: 1991 CAT 214BFT, w/36” bucket & 60” grading bucket; 1988 GRADALL G880C, Detroit power upper & lower, 36” bucket, 72” grading bucket, 8’ grading blade, ripper, & 8’ boom extension; 1965 CAT D7E Crawler Dozer, power shift, hyd. tilt, vg undercarriage; 1972 CAT 980B Wheel Loader, 5yd.; End Dumps: 1977 TEREX 3303; 1966 EUCLID 74TD; (2) VOLVO A35 Art. Haul Trucks, heated body; (2) 1990-1989 FORD LTS9000 T/A Dumps, 3406 Cat; 8LL trans., 20K front, 20K push, 46K rear, 19’ alum. Body, Richards hyd. cover, <500,000 miles; 1961 MACK B61SX T/A Cab & Chassis, 673 engine; 20 sp. trans., 55K rears; 1996 GMC Topkick T/A Flatbed, w/forklift hookup, Cat dsl, Fuller trans., 218,000+/- miles; 1966 MACK DM600 Tandem Axle Asphalt Distributor, 250 engine, 20 sp. trans., 38K rears, 2900 gallons; Galion 5 ton Roller; MASSEY FERGUSEN Forklift; 1987 CHEV. R30 Dump; 1999 FORD F450XL SD, w/crane & mechanic’s body; 2004 Chev. Silverado; 2002 FORD Explorer; 2002 CHEV. Blazer; 2000 MAZDA MPV Van; 1999 NISSAN Altima; 1997 ACURA Integra Coupe; Lawn Mowers; Air Compressors; Generators; Shop Tools; Hand Tools;

Early Consignments for Classic/Antique Sale: BUCYRUS ERIE 15B Crawler Crane, w/log grapple, 40’ boom, dsl; Crawler Tractors: CLETRAC Machinery Mover, LPG, winch, rubber lined track pads, push plate; OLIVER CLETRAC HG68, PTO, off-set hitch; OLIVER CLETRAC HG42, w/A.G. Anderson 57” hyd. blade; OLIVER CLETRAC OC42, w/hyd. blade; JOHN DEERE 40C, w/manual angle hyd. blade; JOHN DEERE 440, w/manual angle hyd. blade, gas; INT’L TD6, w/hyd. blade, dsl; INT’L TD9; INT’L TD14, w/Bucyrus Erie blade, gas/dsl engine; INT’L TD20B, w/hyd. tilt blade, power shift, dsl; CATERPILLAR 15; CATERPILLAR 22; Crawler Loader: CATERPILLAR 933; ATC, w/Backhoe; ATC, gas; Wheel Tractor: 1959 JOHN DEERE 430; 1955 MASSEY FERGUSEN 35; FORD 2N, w/hyd. loader, aux. trans.; FORD 800, 3 PtH, ice cleats; ECONOMY 12 HP, w/4’ deck mower; 1931 FORD Model A Doodlebug, 2 trans., truck rear; 1942? Doodlebug; FARMALL F20, w/Lanova dsl conversion; AUSTIN WESTIN 88 Grader, 6x6, 12” mold board, dsl; GALION Roll-O-Matic CRG 3 Wheel Roller; 1983 PETERBILT 359 3 Axle Tractor, Cat 425 Engine, Double Sleeper, All New Rubber; 1970 FORD F600 Rack Body Truck, new body, gas, 4/2 speed trans., <26K miles; 1939? CHEV. Flatbed Truck, 12’ body, just out of long storage; 1959 WILLYS Pickup, plow, rear PTO; 1954 WILLYS Overland Station Wagon; 1957 MICHIGAN ARROW 23C Willys Backhoe, PTO driven, 16” bucket, hyd. outriggers, <8K original miles, FACTORY BUILT, VERY RARE; Composite Model T, flathead 4 cylinder, 3 sp. stick; World War II German Towable Gun; CLARK AT Industrial Truck; LANE Sawmill; Air Compressors: JOY 75; IR 85; SMITHCO Red Ryder Utility Trike, 8 hp Kohler, fwd/rev ramp; Motorcycles: 1981 SUZUKI; HONDA 550 Super Sport; Eagle Ultra-Light Airplane; STEWART Steam Engine & Boiler; Steam Engine; 1930? Boat Engine; 40+ Antique Chainsaws & Brush Saws; Misc. Parts for 1946-1970 Classic Cars: Fenders, Grills, Bumpers, Door Panels, Hoods, Hubcaps, Wheels, & more, 2-3 box trailer loads of parts, Majority of parts are labeled with year and model of car/truck, Will be sold in large lots; Farm Implements; Tools; and much more. You name it; it looks like it is coming!! More arriving daily. This is our early tentative list. We accept consignments up thru WEDNESDAY prior to sale. We never know what will be consigned at the last minute – so come to our inspection and find out!

INSPECTION: FRIDAY, April 27, 2012

This is when/where you find out what is really here!!!

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

For Online Bidding, Visit Realtimebid.com

TERMS: CASH OR GOOD CHECKS WITH IDENTIFICATION.

ABSENTEE BIDS ACCEPTED.

Website list frequently updated. If you don't see what you want here, visit www.davisauctionsinc.com for updates.

Call for more information: DAVIS AUCTIONS, INC. (203) 758-4087 or 1-800-201-4368 www.davisauctionsinc.com

Auctioneer: Reginald Lussier Lyndonville, VT 05851 NH License# 2413


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LONG REACH RENTALS

WANTED!!! Staying Informed…

MACK TRUCKS Komatsu PC 300 & 270’s w/60’ Long Reaches Available! Rental Rates: From $10,000 Monthly.

There are over 300 Machines for Your Rental Needs. Call: Randall Sanderson

(603) 623-3669 Fax: (603) 624-8758 E-mail: rsanderson@tquip.com 342 Rockingham Road • Londonderry, NH 03053

CAT, DEERE, BOBCAT EQUIPMENT IN ANY CONDITION IMMEDIATE PAYMENT!

CALL JOHNNY MACK HARTFORD, CT 860-883-1186

We’ve become attached to your machines. b Sandvik (Rammer) E-Series hydraulic impact hammers

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Ho-Pac vibratory compactor/drivers

Web Site Launched for Maine-N.H. Bridge Project PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) A new Web site has been launched to keep residents updated on the replacement of a bridge linking Maine and New Hampshire. The New Hampshire and Maine departments of transportation have created a Web site, www.memorialbridgeproject.com, that includes information regarding the design and construction process and timeline of the new Memorial Bridge that is being built over the Piscataqua River connecting Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine. The project’s outreach coordinator, Jennifer Zorn, told the Portsmouth Herald the site also will include a history of the old bridge and interactive mapping. Demolition of the old bridge is now under way. It was closed to vehicles last July after it was determined to be unsafe. The new bridge is slated to open in 2013.

Where can you go to get high performance boom-mounted attachments? Allied Construction Products, LLC

For over 65 years, we’ve developed many attachments that are legendary in the construction and demolition industries that demand high performance. Names like Ho-Ram, Hy-Ram®, Rammer, Ho-Pac® and Pedestal Breaker System™ are names that equal: Ê UÊSimple, proven design (Our attachments have high resale or trade-in value) Reliable performance (If you purchased you’re probably AR Series™ an Allied attachment, U Reliable performance (If you purchased an Allied attachment, you’re probably still using it) hydraulic impact hammers still using it) U Superior productivity (Compare AEM– formerly CIMA– ratings, our attachments get the job done faster) attachments get the job done faster) And, now Allied adds to that great family background with the Sandvik (Rammer) and AR Series™ hammers. Allied’s attachments don’t take a back seat to any competitor. In particular, our Sandvik (Rammer) product features a long-stroke design, all oil operation and ProControl. All of our high performance boom-mounted attachments are supported by the most respected parts and service organization in North America. Customer satisfaction is job one at Allied. Great products supported by people who know the industry and its customers. To put a high performance Allied attachment on your machine, call the Tyler Equipment Corporation office nearest you. We’ve become attached to your machines.

Pedestal Breaker System™ stationary boom systems

Tyler Equipment Corporation Main Office MAIN OFFICE: 251251 Shaker Road Shaker Road East Longmeadow, East Longmeadow,MA MA 01028 01028 1-800-292-6351

Tel: 413-525-6351

Prospect, CT CT LOCATION: NEW 1980 Berlin Turnpike Tel: 203-758-3925 Berlin, CT 06037 1-800-352-4473

www.tylerequipment.com

Contractor’s Mechanical Grapple material and waste handling systems

Sandvik (Rammer) S-Series hydraulic impact hammers © 2008 Allied Construction Products, LLC


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Tyler Equipment

C.N. Wood Co., Inc.

251 Shaker Road East Longmeadow, MA 01028 (413) 525-6351 (800) 292-6351

200 Merrimac St. Woburn, MA 01801 (781) 935-1919

1980 Berlin Turnpike Berlin, CT 06037 (860) 356-0840 (800) 352-4473 Parts: (860) 356-0848 www.tylerequipment.com

Avon, MA (508) 584-8484 Johnston, RI (401) 942-9191 www.cn-wood.com

Joseph Equipment Company

E.W. Sleeper Company, Inc.

300 Gay Street Manchester, NH 03103 603-641-8608

391 Loudon Road Concord, NH 03302 603-225-3361

www.josephequipment.com

www.ewsleeper.com


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NEW ENGLAND SUPPLEMENT ADVERTISER INDEX ACE EQUIPMENT SALES INC ................................9 ACR EQUIPMENT ....................................................13 ARGUS INDUSTRIAL COMPANY ..............................1 ASTRO CRANE ........................................................13 BARRY EQUIPMENT CO ..........................................6 C N WOOD CO INC..................................................20 CLASSIFIED..............................................................13 CONTRACTOR’S CORNER ....................................13 DAVIS AUCTIONS INC ............................................15 DOOSAN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ..............11 E W SLEEPER CO......................................................7 EQUIPMENT EAST ................................................10 FOLEY MARINE & INDUSTRIAL ENGINE ................1 GORILLA HAMMERS ..............................................1 HYUNDAI CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ............19 J R VINAGRO CORPORATION ..............................1 KRAFT POWER CORP ..............................................1 LORUSSO HEAVY EQUIPMENT LLC ..................10 LOU GIZA EQUIPMENT ............................................1 MID CITY STEEL CO................................................13 MILTON CAT ............................................................13 MULTI MACHINE INC ................................................1 ROGERS BROTHERS..............................................17 T-QUIP SALES & RENTAL INC ................................16 THE N.I.C.E. COMPANY ........................................12 TYLER EQUIPMENT CO ......................................3,16 W I CLARK CO............................................................2 WANTED MACK TRUCKS ....................................16 WOODS CRW OF NH CORP ..................................5 The Advertisers Index is printed as a free editorial service to our advertisers and readership. Construction Equipment Guide is not responsible for errors or omissions.

New Hampshire... Hillsborough • Rockingham • Cheshire • Merrimack • Coos • Grafton • Sullivan • Carroll • Belknap •Strafford • Hillsborough • Rockingham • Cheshire • Merrimack • Coos • Grafton • Sullivan • Carroll • Belknap •Strafford • Hillsborough • Rockingham • Cheshire • Merrimack • Coos • Grafton • Sullivan • Carroll • Belknap

‘Granite State’ Highway Projects Let DOT from page 12

• R.M. Piper Inc. — $2,714,744 • CPM Constructors — $2,913,761 • Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc. — $2,946,387 • Northern Construction Service LLC — $2,974,687 • R.S. Audley Inc. — $3,231,320 • Wyman and Simpson Inc. — $3,244,975 • Tbuck Construction Inc. — $3,310,000 Scheduled Completion Date: May 24, 2013 County: Rockingham Project: Salem-Manchester BI-A001(243), 13933N. Scope of Work: Replacement of bridges. Location: I-93 SB Mainline Bridges and approach work over N.H. 111A and N.H. 111, at Exit 3 in Windham. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • E.D. Swett Inc. — $11,475,922 • R. S. Audley Inc. — $11,545,419 • The Middlesex Corporation — $11,677,779 • SPS New England Inc. — $11,694,432 • S&R Corporation — $11,937,366 • Kubricky Construction Corporation — $12,292,176 • R.M. Piper Inc. — $12,996,531 • MIG Corporation Inc. — $13,765,151 Scheduled Completion Date: Sept. 13, 2013 County: Merrimack Project: Sutton A001(268), 14899B. Scope of Work: Septic system replacement. Location: I-89 rest area in Sutton. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Connies Septic Services Inc. — $105,420 • Hopkinton Forestry and Land Clearing Inc. — $113,074 • R.D. Edmunds & Sons Inc. — $115,800 • Sur Construction Inc — $117,916 • R.J. Olszak Construction Inc. — $126,000 • United Construction Corp — $128,500 • Northeast Earth Mechanics Inc. — $128,700

Scheduled Completion Date: May 4, 2012 County: Coos Project: Stratford X-A001(004), 15866. Scope of Work: Pavement rehabilitation, guardrail improvements, drainage improvements. Location: U.S. Route 3 in the town of Stratford. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • Pike Industries, Inc. — $2,277,200 • Busby Construction Company Inc. — $2,588,823 Scheduled Completion Date: Oct. 12, 2012 County: Merrimack Project: Bow-Concord 13742B. Scope of Work: Bridge replacement. Location: NB and SB on I-89. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • R.S. Audley Inc. — $14,725,428 • E.D. Swett Inc. — $15,635,370 • SPS New England Inc. — $15,980,279 • Weaver Bros Construction Company Inc. — $16,116,104 • R. M. Piper Inc. — $16,465,029 • S & R Corporation — $16,538,435 • The Middlesex Corporation — $17,125,532 • MIG Corporation Inc. — $18,557,592 • Reed & Reed Inc. — $19,169,916 Scheduled Completion Date: June 26, 2015 County: Coos Project: Clarksville X-A001(176), 16183. Scope of Work: Deck and backwall rehabilitation. Location: U.S. Route 3 bridge over the Connecticut River. Contractors and Bid Amounts: • VR Concrete Inc. — $448,025 • R.M. Piper Inc. — $459,941 • Winterset Inc. — $466,708 • Northern Construction Service LLC — $551,735 • Wyman and Simpson Inc. — $574,835 • Nelson Communication Services Inc. — $582,608 • Tbuck Construction Inc. — $799,625 Scheduled Completion Date: Sept. 28, 2012


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Chappell Tractor Sales, Inc. Milford, NH 800/698-2640

Chappell Tractor East, LLC Brentwood, NH 800/616-5666

Kahn Tractor & Equipment, Inc. North Franklin, CT 860/642-7596


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