Tags: preventive maintenance

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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GET the right equipment for your excavator bucket

Nov 14, 2015

GET the right equipment for your excavator bucket

Large hydraulic excavators are often used for production loading at the quarry face. As primary production tools, these machines set the pace for the entire mining operation. The bucket and teeth at the end of the excavator stick can affect ...

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Plan and predict ADT maintenance to lower owning and operating costs, increase resale value

Oct 01, 2015

Plan and predict ADT maintenance to lower owning and operating costs, increase resale value

No one can fully predict when a machine will experience maintenance issues. However, when maintenance issues arise, understanding how to properly maintain your articulated dump truck (ADT) can save you significant downtime and reduce your overall cost of ownership. Brian Bereika, ...

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A vibrating grizzly feeder not only absorbs the shock of large dump loads, it also improves the efficiency of the primary crusher

May 01, 2015

A vibrating grizzly feeder not only absorbs the shock of large dump loads, it also improves the efficiency of the primary crusher

In the world of aggregate crushing, the word “feeder” can apply to many different devices. There are roller belt feeders, apron feeders, electromagnetic feeders, pan feeders, and others. This article focuses on a feeder type that plays a critical role ...

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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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Take Care of the Undercarriage

Mar 01, 2014

Take Care of the Undercarriage

Daily walkarounds, preventive maintenance, and a focus on the health of its undercarriage will drive a dozer’s performance.   by John Bauer and Brad Stemper   Fact: approximately 20 percent of the purchase price and 50 percent of the maintenance cost of a dozer ...

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Keep Scrapers Running Strong

Aug 01, 2012

Keep Scrapers Running Strong

Select the right machine for the job and maintain it according to plan to achieve the lowest owning and operating costs and the lowest cost per ton.     W heel tractor-scrapers have great utility in quarry and aggregate operations due to their ...

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Planning for profit and sustainability

Oct 01, 2010

Planning for profit and sustainability

The best opportunities to invest capital in long-term assets may exist at the low point of the economic cycle. By Iain McBride We have all heard the story about the CEO who delivered record returns over his four-year term. He handed the ...

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Articulated trucks

May 01, 2010

Articulated trucks

  Being penny-wise on acquisition costs usually results in pound-foolish results. By Tom Jackson, Contributing Editor The articulated truck has gained in popularity in the last two decades as a highly productive earthmoving tool, proving its worth against other high-volume earthmoving methods and ...

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June 2009 – Information Library

Jun 01, 2009

by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Age awareness training A new publication, Age Awareness Training for Miners, takes a comprehensive approach to health and safety training on the issues of aging workers and gives instructors information on how to provide age awareness training ...

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