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Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)

May 21, 2015

Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)

The new Cat CT680 looks considerably different from previous versions of the company's vocational trucks and that's no accident. The bling, the styling; customers were asking for it, says Dave Schultz, vocational truck product manager. A lot of owner-operators and fleets think ...

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Caterpillar intros 336F L XE hybrid excavator: smart pumps, boom work faster, burn less fuel (PHOTOS)

May 20, 2015

CAT 336E LH

Now we know. In 2012 when Caterpillar first unveiled it's 336EH hybrid excavator, the company spokespeople offered only vague notions about how and when they might deploy this new technology on other excavators. But at a press event last week in Tinaja ...

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MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

May 06, 2015

MSHA issues near-miss accident alert, best practices after highwall collapse traps operator in excavator

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal near-miss accident alert in response to a highwall collapse that trapped a miner in the cab of an excavator. A large chalk ball/bolder struck the operator’s cab, trapping the miner ...

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Controlling equipment ownership costs

May 01, 2015

Controlling equipment ownership costs

Aggregates operations are all about production. Everything relates to how quickly (and safely) overburden can be stripped, and the material below be recovered and processed. Speed has a big effect on production costs, as does general equipment owning and operating ...

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Tuesday’s AGG1 Academy pick – T67: Cost-Effective Automated Haul Trucks for the Aggregates Industry

Mar 16, 2015

Presenters: Travis Chewning, Luck Stone, and Jeremy Brown, Jaybridge Robotics From autonomous haul trucks in giant mines of the Australian outback to autonomous tractors in the American heartland, autonomous vehicles are changing the landscape of business. We are excited to share ...

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Manufacturers news — Volvo Penta and McCloskey join forces; Superior Industries acquires Clemro Western; Palfinger names new vice president; Kalyn Siebert joins forces with Worldwide Equipment and Twin State Trailers; J&J Truck Bodies appoints new sales manager

Mar 13, 2015

Manufacturers news — Volvo Penta and McCloskey join forces; Superior Industries acquires Clemro Western; Palfinger names new vice president; Kalyn Siebert joins forces with Worldwide Equipment and Twin State Trailers; J&J Truck Bodies appoints new sales manager

Volvo Penta and McCloskey International announced a new crushing and screening partnership. A Volvo press release states that McCloskey will install Volvo Penta D8, D11, and D13 engines in its mobile jaw, cone, and impactor crushers, and install the Volvo ...

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Caterpillar profit up eight percent in 3Q, beats expectations

Oct 24, 2014

Caterpillar profit up eight percent in 3Q, beats expectations

Caterpillar has announced an increase in both profit and sales during the third quarter, beating analyst expectations despite more declines in demand for mining equipment. The company announced profit of $1.017 billion, or $1.63 per share, an increase of 8 percent ...

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VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket

Sep 17, 2014

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket

We’ve seen plenty examples of equipment operators showing off their skills through interesting demonstrations, but this one from Finland might be our favorite. In the video below, the operator, whom the Daily Mail identifies as Juha-Pekka Peramaki, puts together a dump truck made of LEGOs, complete ...

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Product of the Week: McLanahan’s filter press line

Jul 24, 2014

Product of the Week: McLanahan’s filter press line

McLanahan introduces an updated version of its filter press line, designed to make operations more efficient, while eliminating the need for settling ponds. Filter press operation has been streamlined with fewer moving parts and a single hydraulic filter. The system ...

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VIDEO: How one equipment operator made his way to viral video stardom through Caterpillar

Jun 12, 2014

VIDEO: How one equipment operator made his way to viral video stardom through Caterpillar

Ryan Neal believes at least part of his success as a heavy equipment operator is built in. “Some people have a natural ability for running equipment just like some people have natural abilities to play basketball or football or to sing,” ...

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Wash and Sort: Equipment for cleaning and classifying materials

Oct 08, 2013

Wash and Sort: Equipment for cleaning and classifying materials

Cleaning and classifying aggregates is a breeze with this line-up of equipment. Trouble-free separation Hydrocyclones, or cyclones, are used in a variety of applications including classification, de-sliming, fines recovery, and dewatering. The McLanahan Separator, a derivative of the hydrocyclone, is said to ...

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