The equipment (and cost) behind NYC’s Second Avenue Subway

|  June 14, 2012 |

CNN Money has a really interesting piece on the $4.5 billion budget of the first mile-and-a-half segment of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway, currently under construction:

What contributes to the mammoth tab?

Big machinery, for starters. At $800,000 a piece, equipment such as hydraulic drill jumbos and load-haul-dump loaders can rack up a bill for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

The single biggest piece of equipment — the two-story, 22-foot in diameter tunnel boring machine — takes 20 people to operate and costs approximately $12 million.

The video in posted in the article goes into greater detail behind all of the equipment being used. Be sure to check it out.

Do you want some tips to stay safe on the job site?

Equipment World has created an entire section devoted to safety.

Click here to check it out. »


Here are the most recent tips we've posted:

Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

One-man machines: The operator should be the only person on a wheel loader