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Safety Watch

Dec 02, 2011

Safety Watch

Keep Clear of Danger Construct barricades and post signage to warn operators about dangerous conditions. The accident: On May 3, 2008, a 51-year-old mine owner with 45 weeks of experience was fatally injured when the excavator he was operating fell into an ...

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Hammer Out Downtime

Oct 03, 2011

Hammer Out Downtime

Keep your hydraulic hammers in good working condition by following these six basic maintenance recommendations. by Randy Osborne       In recent years, hydraulic hammers have made great strides in performance and reliability, providing excellent return on investment over traditional mechanical/explosive alternatives, if properly ...

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Caterpillar 374D hydraulic excavator

Sep 09, 2011

Caterpillar 374D hydraulic excavator

Caterpillar says its new 374D hydraulic excavator, a replacement for its model 365C, combines added horsepower, stronger hydraulics, and greater operating weight to boost overall performance. Complementing these design basics are undercarriage improvements, a new range of buckets, operator-convenience features, ...

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Rock Law

Aug 01, 2011

Strictly Speaking A recent ALJ decision establishes that the Mine Act’s imposition of ‘strict liability’ on operators is not without its limits. By Ben McFarland Most who are familiar with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (Act) are aware that it is ...

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Cat’s 374D hydraulic excavator features added horsepower, stronger hydraulics

Jun 15, 2011

Cat’s 374D hydraulic excavator features added horsepower, stronger hydraulics

Caterpillar says its new 374D hydraulic excavator, a direct replacement for its model 365C, combines added horsepower, stronger hydraulics, and greater operating weight to boost overall performance. Complementing these design basics are undercarriage improvements, a new range of buckets, operator-convenience ...

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LBX Link-Belt 250 X3, 300 X3, and 350 X3 excavators are Tier 4 compliant

Apr 17, 2011

LBX Link-Belt 250 X3, 300 X3, and 350 X3 excavators are Tier 4 compliant

The new LBX Link-Belt 250 X3, 300 X3, and 350 X3 excavators were on display at the show. The machines are Tier 4 compliant and feature an upgraded, luxury cab environment with features such as a top-of-the-line 7-inch color work ...

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Vovo moves North American HQ to Shippensburg

Mar 15, 2011

Volvo Construction Equipment is moving its North American headquarters to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, spending $100 million to expand its facility to start wheel loader, articulated hauler and excavator production. The move, scheduled to be complete by September, 2012, also involves Volvo Rents. The move ...

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Liebherr’s new R9100 excavator is Tier 4 compliant

Dec 01, 2010

Liebherr’s new R9100 excavator is Tier 4 compliant

Liebherr says its new R 9100 mining excavator sets standards in the 100-ton class for productivity, reliability, and cost efficiency. The excavator’s V12 engine has an output of 565 kW (757 horsepower) and, combined with the efficient hydraulic system, provides ...

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CARB ‘on apology tour’

Sep 01, 2010

William Davis, executive vice president of the Southern California Contractors Association, calls a series of off-highway rule workshops that began today the California Air Resources Board "apology tour." Writing in his association's newsletter, Davis says, "They probably won't really say they're sorry ...

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Kobelco joins crews of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Apr 27, 2010

Kobelco joins crews of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Kobelco Construction Machinery America recently joined the crew of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” for a project in eastern Texas. The company provided a Kobelco SK210 excavator to demolish a home so that a new one could be constructed for a ...

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March 2010 – Rollouts

Mar 01, 2010

March 2010 – Rollouts

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry. By Kerry Clines Senior Editor 40-ton articulated truck enters the market Terex says its new TA400 articulated truck offers a combination of high torque, high horsepower, high capacity, and ...

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Extending Equipment Life

Feb 02, 2010

With proper care and handling, some mobile equipment can enjoy a second life before being replaced. by Daniel C. Brown, Contributing Editor In today’s economy, everyone is trying to stretch dollars as far possible, and the aggregates industry is no exception to ...

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