CRADLE BORING Old Technology Becomes New Again

Griffin, Jeff
June 2011
Underground Construction;Jun2011, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p14
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the cradle boring machines (CBM) from McLaughlin Group Inc. and presents the views of Dave Gasmovic, president of the company on cradle boring in the U.S. It states that the CBM 48 is powered by a 175 horsepower and CBM 42 has 106-horsepower diesel engine. It mentions that both the machines have five forward and one reverse speed. Gasmovic highlights that use of cradle boring became less in the 1970s as cross-country projects were being completed.


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