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15 tips for a healthy undercarriage

Feb 01, 2016

15 tips for a healthy undercarriage

Undercarriage maintenance is critical to the overall productivity of a machine. It is the mechanism that gives tracked machines much of their power and stability. It also represents a high percentage of the total operating cost of the machine over ...

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Changing the maintenance mindset

Jan 21, 2016

Changing the maintenance mindset

Like all quarries, the journey from being a reactive plant to one that operates within a preventive and predictive equipment culture can be a long one. The question to be asked despite the lengthy journey is: Can the gains be ...

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With features that allow for recycled recoil energy, shock absorption, and elimination of blank firing, today’s breakers are better than ever

Nov 30, 2015

With features that allow for recycled recoil energy, shock absorption, and elimination of blank firing, today’s breakers are better than ever

Tie-rod free breakers simplify maintenance Experience power and reliability in a small breaker with Allied Construction Products’ Rammer Small Range Breakers, the 555, 777, and 999. Designed without tie rods, the breakers incorporate Allied’s Constant Blow Energy plus operating system. A ...

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Find out some pros and cons of underground mining in the latest Operations Illustrated

Sep 08, 2015

Find out some pros and cons of underground mining in the latest Operations Illustrated

By Mary Foster, Contributing Editor Underground Processing An underground aggregate mine is a different world than a surface operation, presenting unique challenges that surface mining does not. It can be a costly undertaking, requiring special engineering of tunnels, rooms, and pillars that ...

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A sensible approach to scale maintenance

Aug 27, 2015

A sensible approach to scale maintenance

There’s an urban legend out there about the company whose maintenance crew mistakenly installed a new crusher with the rotor spinning backwards. It still worked! And you think you have issues? Companies purchase scales because the value of goods entering or ...

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Get big impact from your crusher performance

Aug 06, 2015

Get big impact from your crusher performance

There’s an urban legend out there about the company whose maintenance crew mistakenly installed a new crusher with the rotor spinning backwards. It still worked! And you think you have issues? To get the most from your equipment investment, you need ...

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Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Jun 24, 2015

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Earlier in June, Shell Lubricants went into great detail telling journalists about how the soon-to-come, low-viscosity diesel lube oil category will help heavy duty trucks improve fuel economy by roughly one percent. And while a one percent improvement in fuel economy ...

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Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Jun 08, 2015

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Is Tier 5 on its way to the United States? That’s up to the EPA, but if Europe is any indication it won’t be a big deal. One thing that clearly stood out at the Intermat trade show this spring is that ...

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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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Radial stackers vs. mast stackers: a stronger side of material handling

Apr 01, 2015

Radial stackers vs. mast stackers: a stronger side of material handling

Conveyor systems vary widely in overall quality and efficiency. Consider that operations may obtain conveyors from a variety of sources — from in-house or local fabrication operations, to used equipment outlets, to opting for the latest technologies from major manufacturers. ...

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Cat rolls out its 6020B hydraulic shovel, matches 777G haul trucks

Nov 17, 2014

Cat rolls out its 6020B hydraulic shovel, matches 777G haul trucks

  Caterpillar unveiled its new 6020B hydraulic shovel before customers and the press at its Tinaja Hills proving grounds last week. With a 24-ton payload, the 247-ton unit is well matched with the Cat 777G haul trucks. "Today is a day I've ...

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Oct 31, 2014

October 2014

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