How to: Do’s and Don’ts of Rockwheel Operation

May 29, 2015
Operationally, the Rockwheel is a simple tool: push the button and the drums spin, rock is engaged and it starts cutting. To help operators get optimal work out of a Rockwheel, we made a short video on how to hit the “sweet…

Watch the RDC 22.20 Working in 60″ Headroom

Apr 16, 2015
Alpine RDC Robot equipped with G5 RockWheel excavating hard ground beneath a sensitive structure.…

Does your Hoe Ram do this?

Apr 07, 2015
This is debris direct from a RockWheel G5 cutting on a concrete block. …

How Deep into Rock Will a RockWheel Cut?

Apr 07, 2015
When you are placing a bid on an excavation project there are an abundance of factors that you are taking into consideration. There are concerns about the geographical location of the project site and the conditions you will potentially face…

Alpine TC-B2 on site, ready to roll

Jan 30, 2015
Our ace tech Jeremy looks on after installing a TC-B2 on a Cat318. The site required rock removal but without the heavy vibration that either a hammer or drill/blast would create.…

Precision Concrete Scaling in Wet Conditions with a Rockwheel

Dec 15, 2014
One of the more challenging excavation site conditions is the removal of concrete in wet conditions. The presence of water can drastically reduce the efficiency of an excavation operation by severely limiting the capacity of equipment. To finish these projects…

Using a RockWheel for Limestone Scaling

Dec 01, 2014
Trenching and mass rock excavation projects come complete with a unique set of challenges. Each surface has certain qualities that make different cutter drums better equipped to accomplish the task.…

Alpine+Penn State R&D collab seeks to optimize soil mixer efficiency

Oct 08, 2014
Alpine’s partnership with researchers at the Pennsylvania State University continues into 2014 as we continue to improve our soil mixer designs.   Using numerical modeling and particle tracing, the research team at PSU has simulated the complex interaction between fluid-solid…

Stump Grinding: Alpine grinder attachments for many applications!

Aug 13, 2014
We recently visited a land-clearing site that was utilizing an Alpine TC-E with stump grinding picks to remove dozens of small to medium sized stumps. Although the ground was very rocky and the stumps were shallow, the TC-E grinder made short work of…

New video series for RockWheel Rock & Concrete Grinders

Jul 29, 2014
We made some new how-to videos to assist in set up, installation and maintenance! …

Bedrock Excavation with Adjacent Sensitive Structures

Jul 29, 2014
Excavation of bedrock adjacent to aging or historic historic structures on problematic foundations is not a task for the faint of heart. Blasting is definitely a no-go and large impact hammers can cause seismic waves that propagate and cause micro or…