Tunneling


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…

Innovative Technology Designed to Make Tunneling Smarter

Jun 24, 2014
Excavation and tunneling projects are nuanced and complex. The amount of planning and technical execution that goes into ensuring the job is completed successfully is significant.…

Tunnel Construction: What Productivity Rates Can I Expect from a Cutterhead?

Mar 21, 2014
The key to any good investment is starting with a clear objective of what you expect that piece of equipment to do. Once you have established your target, you can order priorities and begin narrowing your search. When you have…

Tunneling: What Equipment Can Be Outfitted with a Cutterhead?

Mar 11, 2014
During tunneling projects you are constantly faced with decisions about what equipment will enable you to work efficiently and effectively. Some jobs will be simple and straightforward while others may call for more sophisticated equipment to ensure that the work…

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 Advantages of Tunneling with a Cutterhead

Feb 11, 2014
Tunneling endeavors present a particular set of challenges that make each scenario a project of its own. Constricted space, multiple rock faces with varying compressive strengths, and other geological conditions create unique problems that must be solved by the construction…

Tunnel Expansion: How to Maximize Project Productivity

Jan 28, 2014
When it comes to maximizing the productivity of a project and tunnel expansion in general, one of your best friends in the field will be your cutterhead. When you’re expanding a tunnel you’re on a budget, which means that staying…

New Tunnel Construction: Maximize Effectiveness and Minimize Waste with Cutterheads

Jan 28, 2014
In the right tunneling project, cutterheads can significantly cut down on waste and maximize your effectiveness. With a variety of sizes for projects that can range in size from wine caves to new railroad tunnels, cutterheads offer the flexibility to…