Trenching


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…

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…

How to Boost Rock Trenching Precision and Efficiency with a Transverse Cutter Head

Dec 01, 2014
Trenching and rock excavation projects are always tall tasks. The inherent uncertainty and variability of rock strength (measured in psi or MPa) and quality (degree and spacing of fractures) makes bidding these projects a challenge and predicting production rates even more…

Trenching Around Utilities in Urban Areas

Mar 17, 2014
It is one thing to execute a trenching project in undeveloped rural areas where there are few obstacles and considerations to account for — it is quite another to undertake a trenching project in an urban setting. No trenching project…

How Deep Will a Cutterhead Cut?

Mar 17, 2014
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…

Cutterhead: The One Tool to Get the Job Done Right

Mar 11, 2014
Cutterheads are incredibly versatile and are well suited for several different applications. Designed to handle a wide variety of projects, cutterheads can be used to excavate soil, rock, asphalt, and concrete. They can also cut virtually any kind of rock. Despite…

3 Reasons a Cutterhead Cuts a Better Trench than a Hammer

Feb 13, 2014
If you have never completed a trenching project with the use of a cutterhead, you might be interested in knowing that you have been missing out. Cutterheads have a wide range of ability that makes them incredibly proficient tools for…

How Efficient Are Your Excavation Projects?

Feb 13, 2014
When it comes to winning bids for excavation projects, one of the biggest factors companies take into account is price. In such a price sensitive market it is imperative that your operation is able to run at full capacity without…

Use a Cutterhead to Trench with Precision Each and Every Time

Jan 28, 2014
The cutterhead is considered the most efficient and versatile trenching tool, performing the majority of dredging work in the U.S. The rotating cutter apparatus at the intake end enables it to dig just about any type of material, even clay…

How to Boost Rock Trenching Precision and Efficiency with a Transverse Cutter Head

Sep 05, 2013
Trenching and rock excavation projects are always tall tasks. The inherent uncertainty and variability of rock strength (measured in psi or MPa) and quality (degree and spacing of fractures) makes bidding these projects a challenge and predicting production rates even more…

How a rock grinder can boost efficiency and reduce cost.

Aug 15, 2013
Each construction project provides a unique set of circumstances and challenges that calls for creative solutions to meet your goals and deliver on your objectives. The most successful projects are the ones that strike the delicate balance of finding solutions…