Tags: maintenance

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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October 2014

Oct 31, 2014

October 2014

Haul Road Construction and Maintenance

Conveyor Safety: 101

Oct 22, 2014

Conveyor Safety: 101

By Larry Goldbeck When times are tight, it’s more important than ever to minimize risk with ongoing maintenance and safety programs that help protect workers, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency. Few would argue with the assertion that a single serious conveyor accident ...

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Balancing safety, production, and efficiency

Oct 01, 2014

Balancing safety, production, and efficiency

Recently, I was involved in a conversation on a LinkedIn forum discussing the best way to balance safety, production and efficiency. In order to achieve balance, it’s imperative to realize that one cannot exist without the others. Too often, safety and ...

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September 2014

Sep 09, 2014

September 2014

Going Underground - Roof Control

August 2014

Aug 09, 2014

August 2014

Good Housekeeping

Top 5 Compact Excavator Maintenance Issues

Aug 08, 2014

Top 5 Compact Excavator Maintenance Issues

Don’t let their smaller size fool you: Compact excavators require the same amount of maintenance as their larger counterparts. Without the proper maintenance, these machines won’t be as productive on the jobsite and can run up your O&O costs. Here are 5 ...

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Mind over Media

May 01, 2014

Mind over Media

Proper synthetic media maintenance and efficiency demands a much different mindset than that required for traditional wire cloth, punch plates, or other metal media. Consider that for many plant managers, the old adage of “that’s the way we’ve always done ...

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February 2014

Feb 09, 2014

February 2014

Mobile Equipment Matchups

November 2013

Nov 09, 2013

November 2013

Modular Plants: The Best of Both Worlds

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