Rockwheel


Rockwheel D20 trenching in West Virginia sandstone and blue rock…a microcosm on the paradigm shift in rock excavation

Apr 13, 2017
With winter finally coming to a close the construction season in the Mid-Atlantic region is picking up steam.  With this seasonal uptick we at Alpine Rockwheel are getting more and more calls as excavation contractors and engineers recognize the benefit…

New mine scaling drum outperforms the competition!

Dec 19, 2016
In a head-to-head trial the Alpine Rockwheel model D30M (mining version) hydraulic rock cutting attachment was found to cut smoother, stronger and more continuously when compared to a competitive unit the customer was testing.  This was an ideal comparison because the…

G45 Rockwheel takes 14,000 psi rock to task in New York wastewater treatment plant construction

Oct 31, 2016
Two 200-hp G45 Rockwheels installed on CAT349 excavators have helped the contactor complete a challenging rock excavation project in New York state.  Geo technical data indicated rock to be in the 14,000 psi range.  Because they were excavating next to…

Alpine D10 Rockwheel Cutting Potash

Oct 06, 2016
The Alpine D10 Rockwheel is the tool of choice for cutting potash.  Here you see the tool working in the Canadian potash mines for scaling, floor leveling, and trimming the back (roof) of the tunnel network.  This 40-hp (30-kW) cutter…

High precision rock removal with D30 Rockwheel

Aug 09, 2016
The Rockwheel D30 is getting some great press from down under.  Extremely precise rock grinding with minimum disturbance to the adjacent material.  The same applies to tunneling work and concrete removal on sensitve structures. Alpine stocks the full line of…

Precision rock removal with Alpine Rockwheel

May 31, 2016
An interesting project is underway in the State of Indiana in the USA.  The contractor is using an Alpine D30 Rockwheel installed on a CAT336 excavator to precisely remove 4-ft of hard limestone shelf rock in order to place 96-ft…

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…

Does your Hoe Ram do this?

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

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! …

3 Tips for Excavating a Foundation with a Rockwheel

May 06, 2014
In a competitive industry such as construction, every detail matters. This makes the planning and evaluation process so crucial. Construction teams do diligent work on the front end to evaluate the specifications of a project and submit a competitive bid.…

3 Reasons to Scale Loose Debris with a RockWheel

May 02, 2014
Mass rock excavation projects are tall tasks that present many technical areas of difficulty and call for a certain level of professionalism. Different conditions dictate best practices at construction sites. Depending on how hard the surface is, and what elements…

How to Avoid Over-Breaking when Scaling Concrete Structures

May 02, 2014
Due to the nature of mixing concrete and its status as a composite material, no two concrete structures will be exactly identical and a variety of factors will impact how the concrete stands up over time. Concrete is made by…

Does your hammer do this?

Apr 08, 2014
This is debris direct from a RockWheel G5 cutting on a concrete block. …