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Editor’s Pick of the Week — John Deere’s 644K hybrid wheel loader

Feb 07, 2013

Editor’s Pick of the Week — John Deere’s 644K hybrid wheel loader

John Deere Forestry and Construction unveiled its new 644K hybrid wheel loader at World of Concrete this week. It was developed using a culmination of show floor input from Deere’s “Chatterbox” customer feedback program and in-the-field comments. The loader will ...

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Video of the Week – Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

Feb 06, 2013

This week's video was taken at Cemex's Balcones Quarry...view it on our Facebook page or on YouTube. Be sure to read more about how the quarry works with the community and helps to improve the environment in this month's issue of Aggregates Manager magazine.   

Komatsu WA470-7 wheel loader

Jan 22, 2013

Komatsu WA470-7 wheel loader

Komatsu’s new WA470-7 wheel loader is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-6 Tier 4-interim engine that boasts 272 net horsepower. The machine weighs 52,007 pounds and features a newly designed large-capacity torque converter with Lock-Up, which the company says provides improved ...

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Kawasaki’s new 95Z7 wheel loader

Jan 10, 2013

Kawasaki’s new 95Z7 wheel loader

Kawasaki’s new 95Z7 wheel loader is completely redesigned to meet EPA Tier 4i emission standards with a 16-liter Isuzu 6WG1 diesel engine. The 388-horsepower machine is equipped with a 7.3-cubic-yard bucket and features a striking new appearance with a hood ...

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Hyundai’s HL730-9 wheel loader most nimble in 9 series

Sep 14, 2012

Hyundai’s HL730-9 wheel loader most nimble in 9 series

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. says its new HL730-9 wheel loader is the smallest, lightest, and most nimble of its new 9-series, boasting a 9.2-second cycle time. The machine is powered by a Cummins Tier-III QSB4.5 engine with three engine ...

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Komatsu’s WA500-7 wheel loader offers increased power, lower fuel consumption

Aug 20, 2012

Komatsu’s WA500-7 wheel loader offers increased power, lower fuel consumption

Komatsu America Corp. says its new WA500-7 wheel loader features a 353-horsepower Komatsu SAA6D140E-6 Tier 4 Interim-certified engine designed to provide increased power while decreasing fuel consumption. The loader features an operating weight of 76,611 pounds when equipped with a ...

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LiuGong’s 877III wheel loader

Jul 20, 2012

LiuGong’s 877III wheel loader

LiuGong Machinery Corp.’s new 877III wheel loader features a 10.8-liter, turbo-charged, electrical-control Cummins diesel engine that is said to deliver extra load-carrying power with its 50-percent torque rise, while keeping fuel consumption to a minimum. A hydraulically driven variable-speed fan ...

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Going With the Flow

Apr 01, 2012

Going With the Flow

When access to its river aggregate supply was cut off, Churchman Sand & Gravel turned to recycling material brought in by construction and landscaping companies. Fred Churchman opened Churchman Sand & Gravel in Tucson in 1946. Dick Smith became a partner ...

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Low cost, high performing Volvo L110G and L120G wheel loaders

Nov 11, 2011

Low cost, high performing Volvo L110G and L120G wheel loaders

Volvo says its new L110G and L120G wheel loaders are strong, versatile machines that feature a 25-percent increase in lifting force, a 15-percent increase in breakout force, and up to 5-percent lower fuel consumption in load-and-carry and truck loading duties ...

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Doosan’s DL500 wheel loader designed to handle large material

Sep 09, 2011

Doosan’s DL500 wheel loader designed to handle large material

Doosan says its 335-horsepower DL500 wheel loader is designed for handling large material with buckets ranging in size from 5.9 to 6.8 cubic yards. A Z-bar lifting system provides bucket breakout force of 61,373 pounds. Two working modes — Standard ...

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Safety Steps

Jun 01, 2011

Safety Steps

A Proactive Approach Careful attention to haul truck tire inspection and maintenance can prevent catastrophic tire failures. As part of an overall commitment to safety, quarries need to take a proactive approach to haul truck tire inspection and care. Truck tires are ...

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Volvo’s new L250G wheel loader fills triaxle, on-highway trucks in two passes

Apr 01, 2011

Volvo’s new L250G wheel loader fills triaxle, on-highway trucks in two passes

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its brand new L250G wheel loader at ConExpo-Con/Agg. The company says it is the first wheel loader specifically designed to fill triaxle, on-highway trucks in only two passes, which means up to 30 percent more trucks ...

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