More stories about Maintenance

  • High-pressure wheel-washing

    Wheel-washing protects snow-and-ice control equipment and minimizes the spread of invasive plants.

  • Spray-injection patcher

    Clean pavement with compressed air, apply tack coat, spray-inject emulsion/aggregate mix, finish with dry aggregate, and open the road.

  • Concrete cylinder pipe

    Bar-wrapped cylinder pipe requires minimal maintenance and has a long service life.

  • Truck-mounted crane inspection

    Daily inspections are critical. Here are three best practices to keep this investment in service and to avoid equipment damage and danger to employees.

  • Winter maintenance mapping

    GPS DataSmart reporting system analyzes data collected by sensors and controls on snow removal vehicles and spreaders.

  • 2014 Outlook: Albuquerque, N.M.

    Rather than float another add-on to the sales tax, we asked the county commissioners to require that franchises be renewed and commit the revenues to street rehab and preservation.

  • Tool-tracking system

    System records where an asset is, who has it, and when it's due back.

  • Tier 4 acronyms

    Here is a cheat sheet for Tier 4 acronyms.

  • Improving drivers' vision

    Industry has developed devices to either improve vision or to alert drivers to objects in blind spots.

  • Attack of the 'faux flushables'

    What happens to sewer systems when household wipes are flushed down the toilet.