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Special Report: Bang for your Buck

Mar 04, 2011

Special Report:  Bang for your Buck

As aging equipment requires replacement, determine what financial options will work best for capital investment. by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Since the construction market collapsed in 2008, operators have shown unprecedented levels of cost consciousness, and rightly so. In an industry where the ...

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RollOuts March 2011

Mar 04, 2011

RollOuts March 2011

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Quicker cycle times Case Construction Equipment says its new F Series wheel loaders provide faster acceleration, quicker cycle times, and higher speeds while delivering ...

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Rock Law

Mar 04, 2011

MSHA’s Proposed POV Rule Under proposed guidelines, MSHA would always be right (at least when assessing POV) by R. Brian Hendrix On Feb. 2, 2011, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published its new proposal to change the current Pattern of Violations ...

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Inspection Checkpoint

Mar 03, 2011

Inspection Checkpoint

How to: Inspect a Used Wheel Loader Linkage pins and the center pivot are key inspection points. By Marcia Gruver Doyle Dennis Nalon, used equipment manager with Walter Payton Power Equipment, Lebanon, Indiana, likes to start his used loader inspections by getting the ...

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Equipment Management

Mar 03, 2011

Equipment Management

A Daily Dose of Maintenance Taking the time to perform day-to-day maintenance checks can improve job performance, extend the life of your wheel loader, and ultimately save you money. The front-end wheel loader plays a critical role in an aggregate job site ...

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Reverse Psychology

Mar 03, 2011

  By Therese Dunphy It’s a story that regularly unfolds in communities around the United States: the big bad mining company approaches the local government body seeking a permit. Outraged neighbors cry out about the harmful environmental impacts of big business. Flyers ...

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DataMining March 2011

Mar 03, 2011

DataMining March 2011

AggMan Index essentially flat for the month Over the past month, the S&P 500 posted an increase of about 1 percent to an indexed value of 116.5, and the broader markets crossed several key momentum barriers with the Dow Jones Industrial ...

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Carved in Stone

Mar 03, 2011

Carved in Stone

N is for Non-metallic Annual non-metallic minerals are typically twice the value of metallic minerals, which takes a little of the sparkle out of gold. By Bill Langer Non-metallic noun – ‘The name Non-Metallic, as used, it may be well to state, relates ...

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AggBeat

Mar 03, 2011

AggBeat

Overall mining deaths up in 2010 NSSGA: ‘We cannot rest until fatalities among aggregates workers reach and are sustained at zero.” by Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor Mining fatalities in the United States increased in 2010, following a year marked by ...

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Information Library

Feb 01, 2011

Information Library

Educational materials for aggregates professionals By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Online MSHA compliance tool MSHA, along with the NSSGA, released the new “Safety Pro in a Box,” a comprehensive compilation of education and training tools for the aggregates industry. The online repository of ...

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Rock Law

Feb 01, 2011

Lessons learned from a win Although Miller’s mine safety bill was defeated, the debate will continue with the new Congress. Learn what worked and remember it. By Henry Chajet and Bob Horn On Dec. 8, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the outgoing chairman of ...

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Cover Your Tracks

Feb 01, 2011

Cover Your Tracks

Operating and maintenance techniques can extend undercarriage life. By Tom Nenne Steel tracks are designed to perform in tough underfoot conditions, but long hours in wet, muddy, slippery, rocky, or abrasive materials can translate into rapid wear and high repair costs. The ...

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