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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Managing your Earthmoving Operations

Basically, in any project setup it could be in Mining, Logging and Construction operation, it is essential that managers should have ensure that his people posses the skills required to for machine operation so that they could deploy the machines effectively as possible.

Basic Machine Skills may include:

  • Understanding Earthmoving Machines
  • Equipment Operation Safety
  • Earthmoving Fundamentals on the Jobsite
  • Machine Application Techniques


Earthmoving operation is comprised of the following terms:

  • Site preparation
  • Excavation
  • Embankment construction
  • Backfilling
  • Dredging
  • Preparing base course
  • Subbase and subgrade
  • Compaction
  • Road surfacing


A good manager must consider the types of equipment used and the environmental conditions because this will affect the man- and machine-hours required to complete a given amount of work. Before preparing estimates, choose the best method of operation and the type of equipment to use. Each piece of equipment is specifically designed to perform certain mechanical tasks. Therefore, equipment selection is critical on efficient operation and availability.

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