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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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Six Steps to Increasing Plant Up Time

Jan 01, 2010

Avoid unplanned downtime with a common-sense approach to your preventive maintenance. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief  Unplanned downtime. It’s an operator’s worst nightmare. It’s costly. It’s embarrassing. And, it’s avoidable. In today’s economic environment, many operators are trying to squeeze every last ounce ...

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Gimme a Break

Dec 01, 2009

With correct operating techniques and routine hydraulic breaker maintenance, you can plan your downtime. by Christina Fisher When it comes to hydraulic breaker maintenance, proper equipment operation is as important as routine preventive maintenance. These two factors work simultaneously to keep a ...

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Media Maintenance Matters

Nov 03, 2009

Maximize the payback of synthetic screen media with proactive vs. reactive maintenance. by Marc Lovallo and Alan Tindall Proactive maintenance is described as preventive, planned, and predictive — while reactive maintenance is simply a run-it-until-it-breaks approach. Indeed, the latter leads producers into ...

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Prepare for the Big Chill

Oct 01, 2009

Prepare for the Big Chill

Water spray systems play a vital function in aggregate operations. Learn how to keep their productivity high as the temperatures fall. by Mark Kestner, Ph.D. Water spray systems have long been used to control dust produced by ...

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Automation Aids Plant Support

Oct 01, 2009

Automation Aids Plant Support

Automation can provide assistance with overall plant maintenance, but make sure these items receive proper attention for their own maintenance. by Garrett Forkner and Andy Rieland It’s safe to say that some of the greatest advances in aggregates processing equipment in recent ...

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An Rx for Excavator Maintenance

Sep 01, 2009

An Rx for Excavator Maintenance

A quick review of a few obvious (and not-so-obvious) ways to keep these big machines running productively and your bottom line healthy. by Kent Pellegrini At the risk of stating the obvious, few hydraulic excavators are exposed to a working environment more ...

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July 2009

Jul 01, 2009

July 2009

Dredging Out Maximum Profits

Keep Large Wheel Loaders Productive

Jun 01, 2009

Keep Large Wheel Loaders Productive

Routine maintenance of your production loaders helps ensure high productivity, keeps operating costs down, and promotes long machine life. by Todd Tuntland Production loaders set the pace for putting rock in the box. Keeping them digging and loading efficiently is largely a ...

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Keep Large Loaders Productive

May 19, 2009

Keep Large Loaders Productive

Production loaders, which set the pace for putting rocks in the box, need to be maintained properly to ensure lowest cost per ton. Routine maintenance of your production loaders helps ensure high productivity, keeps operating costs down, and promotes long machine ...

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Jul 01, 2007

Fast Facts to Successful Fleet Management

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