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Therese Dunphy

Take the long term approach to community relations

Jul 01, 2014

Take the long term approach to community relations

A solid relationship between an aggregates operation and the community in which it operates often shares the same characteristics as a solid friendship. It may be based on shared interests. It may be based on common goals. It may be ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Crushing and screening draws a crowd

Jun 26, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Crushing and screening draws a crowd

Product demonstrations were among the key draws for attendees at Hillhead. In the rock processing area, eight manufacturers highlighted their track- and skid-mounted crushers, tracked and wheeled crushers, scalping screens, and stockpiling conveyors. Here are some of the plants seen at Hillhead.

Product of the week: Brigade Electronics radar obstacle detection systems

Jun 26, 2014

Product of the week: Brigade Electronics radar obstacle detection systems

At Hillhead, Brigade Electronics highlights its line of radar obstacle detection systems. In what seems like an upgrade to my SUV’s audio alarms, all four models of the Backsense radar system visual and audible warning when objects enter any of the ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Terex Washing Systems showcases new washing equipment

Jun 25, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Terex Washing Systems showcases new washing equipment

Terex Washing Systems (TWS) offered up two new ways to wash aggregates during Hillhead 2014. Related: Terex rolls out new crushing, screening, and washing equipment First, it introduced an upsized version of its Aggresand 165 with a new, larger version, the Aggresand ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Hillhead hits mid-week peak

Jun 25, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Hillhead hits mid-week peak

On Wednesday, June 25, attendance at Hillhead hit what locals describe as peak attendance. The overall atmosphere was quite positive, with one Sandvik executive noting that it had scanned well over 1,000 attendee badges during the first day alone. Check out these ...

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VIDEO: Volvo features pint-sized equipment in action

Jun 25, 2014

VIDEO: Volvo features pint-sized equipment in action

At ConExpo-Con/Agg earlier this year, Volvo Construction Equipment announced that it was teaming up with Lego to create working models of two of its machines: the wheel loader and the haul truck. The collaboration marks Volvo's 60th anniversary of the ...

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JCB rolls out a new loader and excavator

Jun 24, 2014

JCB rolls out a new loader and excavator

Two machines from JCB caught my attention while touring its booth at Hillhead: the JCB 457 wheel loader and the JS300 crawler excavator. Loader sports an all-new cab The JCB 457 features a new loader design that incorporates the all-new JCB CommandPlus ...

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PHOTOS: Highlights from Hillhead

Jun 24, 2014

PHOTOS: Highlights from Hillhead

Held June 24-26, Hillhead 2014 offers aggregates producers the opportunity to see quarry equipment in the field. Located at Lafarge Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, England, Hillhead is the biggest working quarry show in the world. It highlights equipment from ...

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Hillhead: A preview of coming attractions

Jun 20, 2014

Hillhead: A preview of coming attractions

As today’s Aggregates Manager newsletter hits your inbox, I’ll likely be flying at the proverbial 30,000 feet above the United Kingdom, heading to Hillhead 2014. Held June 25-26 near Buxton, England, the show offers a unique spin on trade shows: it ...

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Product of the Week: Cat M Series motor graders

Jun 19, 2014

Product of the Week: Cat M Series motor graders

The new Cat M Series motor graders —12M3, 140M3, 160M3 and their all-wheel-drive counterparts — meet Tier 4 Final emission standards. The graders use Cat’s after-treatment solution, with the addition of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). A new standard economy mode can be ...

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Product of the Week: Terex Cedarapids MVP380X cone crusher

Jun 12, 2014

Product of the Week: Terex Cedarapids MVP380X cone crusher

The new Terex Cedarapids MVP380X cone crusher, from Terex Minerals Processing Systems, includes enhancements that increase the unit’s productivity and ease of use. The 300-horsepower crusher incorporates pinned cylinder ends that remove quickly to allow fast cone separation for quicker manganese ...

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Product of the Week: Cat 990K wheel loader (VIDEO)

Jun 05, 2014

Product of the Week: Cat 990K wheel loader (VIDEO)

Cat’s new 990K wheel loader offers more power and increased payload for improved productivity and fuel efficiency. It features a redesigned cab that delivers a sleek operator interface and quiet environment, as well as several features to promote operator and maintenance ...

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