compaction compaction

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an increase in the density of something
  2. (n) the act of crushing

News

  • Outdoors commentary: More thoughts on regulating ATVs

    I couldn’t agree more with Pat Wray’s (“It’s time to license all-terrain vehicles”) June 6 column. But aside from the damage to sensitive vegetation and soil erosion/compaction ATVs can cause when illegally off-road, their virtually uncontrolled use for hunting purposes has likely been a huge contributor to the decline of mule deer herd populations in eastern Oregon areas.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times

Quotes

  1. "It gives us product lines in compaction, in paving, in material handling and in milling, and gives us a very attractive geographic footprint," said Volvo Chief Executive Leif Johansson.
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Leif Johansson Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "We trained on it and it looked pretty good. With the portable pitch technology we thought there was a possibility but NZC decided there wasn't," Crocker said. "It had much firmer compaction, they're using a scoria base which helped the pace...
    on Mar 17, 2004 By: Lindsay Crocker Source: Dispatch Online

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