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Civil | HYDREMA US INC. retta, Ga. • Headquarters: Alpha • US Employees: 7 moving equipment • Specialty: Earthad the new 912HM »Hydrema'shas the lowestdump truck reportedly ground pressure of any on the market. Hydrema US Inc. y, w h h “Historicallght-eto-avewer ratio highest weiustry.” po in the ind vice president cutive –Krestin Binder, exe Tiptoeing Truck HYDREMA SEES LIGHT DUMP TRUCKS AS AN IMPORTANT NICHE IN NORTH AMERICA. BY RUSS GAGER hen building roads through old-growth forest or ice roads over delicate tundra, or spreading manure over a farm field, ground compaction is a constant concern. Having a dump truck that is as light on its wheels and fuel-efficient as possible is of crucial importance. That is the niche being filled by dump trucks from Hydrema, a family-owned Danish company that has been selling its products itself in North America since 2005. “Articulated dump trucks are a niche market,” Executive W Vice President Krestin Binder explains. “We do lightweight, small articulated dump trucks, which again is a niche in a niche. By far, our largest product and what we push the most in the states is definitely our trucks.” Some of the many uses of the company’s dump trucks are in reclamation jobs, environmental projects – such as digging a pond, building a new forest road or building and traveling on ice roads – backfilling along a basement foundation in an existing neighborhood, building sand traps, bunkers and greens on a golf course or utility jobs where only one lane needs to be closed because of the trucks’ small size. “Anyplace where you have confined space or need lower ground pressure and a smaller capacity, that’s where they really shine,” Binder notes. Several of Hydrema’s dump trucks have a multitip swing console that allows the truck bed to rotate 180 degrees and side-dump the load. The company’s largest dump truck has a 22-ton capacity. Major manufacturers typically start their product range with 25- or 30-ton capacity dump trucks. But it is not just capacity that sets Hydrema apart from its competitors. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM 85 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - September/October 2012
Construction Law
Green Construction
Best Practices
Lighting Technology
HDC Development Cos.
NorthPoint Development
Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank – Moffett Towers
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Howard S. Wright – Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center
Rommel Cos.
NOW Specialties Inc.
NOW Specialties Inc.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.
Victor International
Starwood Land Ventures
LaValley Building Supply
Congress Construction
McCormack Baron Salazar Inc.
Related California – The Village at Santa Monica
Ricco Construction
Taisei Construction Corp.
WPM Construction
WPM Construction – WR Sage West Apartments
Flagger Force
Miami International Airport – North Terminal improvements
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Hydrema US Inc.
CARCON Industries
Dennis’ 7 Dees
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc.
International Airport Development Co. Ltd. – Argyle International Airport
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
Morrison Hershfield – Newfoundland
APEX Block Corp.
Teqton Inc. U.S.
Dakota Transload
Empyrean Services
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI field building
Kohler Ronan LLC
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
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