Category Archives: Features

Enerpac’s jack-up system used for Elvira railroad bridge span replacement

Enerpac’s jack-up system used  for Elvira railroad bridge span replacement

The Elvira railroad bridge, built in 1906, spanned the Cahaba River in Helena, AL. The old double-track open deck superstructure had reached the end of its useful life and was scheduled for replacement with a new single-track ballasted deck superstructure. Burkhalter, lifting, rigging and transport professionals, was selected to execute the replacement of Span 2 […]

Hey Prairie Dawg, “Let’s talk tech!”

Hey Prairie Dawg, “Let’s talk tech!”

Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment It would be difficult to imagine our world today without remote controls, computer logic or other technology-based advancements integrated into just about everything that surrounds us. So why not press on with these welcomed features into new equipment being designed and created for today’s (and future) markets? Is […]

Five Star Equipment celebrates state-of-the-art facility opening in Buffalo, NY market

Five Star Equipment  celebrates  state-of-the-art  facility opening  in Buffalo, NY market

Founded in 1980 by business partners Frank Gallo and Bill Bochicchio, Sr., Five Star Equipment has evolved from humble beginnings into a major player in the municipal and general contracting markets in New York and Pennsylvania. The company currently has eight locations serving 57 counties within the two states and is a premiere John Deere […]

Historic Beech-Nut plant undergoes partial demolition

Historic Beech-Nut plant  undergoes partial demolition

Motorists traveling the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) in upstate New York will pass what once was the Beech-Nut Baby Food manufacturing plant in Canajoharie, NY. This famous facility opened in 1891 and was the home to what was (at the time) a national icon for a child-rearing population. A portion of that historic […]

Hey Prairie Dawg, “What’s up with wear parts?”

Hey Prairie Dawg, “What’s up with wear parts?”

Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Wear parts: I’m sure you understand what makes this subject a bit frustrating at times. “I don’t understand why my new parts don’t fit so good?” or “Why did they wear faster than the last time I changed them out?” or maybe “It sure takes a long […]