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Mining on the Pacific Rim

Nov 01, 2013

Mining on the Pacific Rim

Japanese aggregate quarries differ from those in the United States in very subtle ways.   By Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor   Aggregate mining in Japan is pretty much the same as it is in the United States — blasting, loading, hauling, etc. — but ...

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Rollouts July 2013

Jul 01, 2013

Rollouts July 2013

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry   By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com     For FREE Product Information, Text INFO to (205) 289-3782 or visit aggman.com/info     50 years of 988 loaders The introduction of the seventh-generation Cat 988 Wheel Loader, ...

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Case showcases 521F wheel loader at AGG1 (VIDEO)

Mar 19, 2013

Case showcases 521F wheel loader at AGG1 (VIDEO)

Case placed its 521F wheel loader under the spotlight at its booth at AGG1 here in San Antonio. Officially introduced in early February, Case discussed with Aggregates Manager some of the machine’s benefits specifically for this industry. Case marketing manager Rob ...

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Video of the Week — Michels Materials’ Waterloo Quarry

Feb 20, 2013

I took this week's video of the pit and portable processing plant at Michels Materials' Waterloo Quarry in Wisconsin. You can watch the video on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/aggregatesmanager, or on our YouTube channel. 

Editor’s Pick — Cat’s 966K XE wheel loader

Feb 14, 2013

Editor’s Pick — Cat’s 966K XE wheel loader

Caterpillar’s new 966K XE wheel loader will be on display at AGG1. The company says the loader delivers up to a 25-percent fuel efficiency improvement, meeting the needs for both efficiency and sustainability, while simplifying the operator’s interface and operating ...

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Aggmen in Training

Feb 07, 2013

Aggmen in Training

I have two young grandsons, ages 2 and 4, who visit me quite often. When they visit, one of their favorite things to do is watch the videos I’ve taken at aggregate quarries. While we watch the videos, we talk ...

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Loader Maintenance from the Ground Up

Jan 01, 2013

Loader Maintenance from the Ground Up

Keeping safety first and productivity high is the ultimate goal of any maintenance program. By Debbie McClung   Mines and quarries represent some of the most demanding conditions for wheel loaders. Ground-engaging tools, engines, cooling systems, and tires endure long hours in challenging ...

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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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Set in Concrete

Sep 01, 2012

Set in Concrete

Arrowood Quarry was a standout, in more ways than one, during AGG1 this year.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor       Martin Marietta Materials’ Arrowood Quarry located in Charlotte, N.C., started out as a portable plant in 1965. The permanent plant was built soon ...

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Hyundai’s new wheel loaders — HL740-9 and HL757-9

Aug 31, 2012

Hyundai’s new wheel loaders — HL740-9 and HL757-9

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. says its two new wheel loader lines — the HL740-9 and the HL757-9 — offer maximum performance, optimum precision, versatile machine preferences, and fast cycle times. Both machines are powered by Cummins Tier 3 ASB6.7 ...

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Aging Aggregate Equipment

Aug 01, 2012

As operators defer capital expenditures, iron continues to age, but our exclusive survey shows that operators are beginning to expand capital expenditures.   Repair, rebuild, or replace? It’s the conundrum facing many operators throughout the aggregate industry. Over the last six years, ...

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Volvo Rents acquires Nelico Equipment Service

Apr 25, 2012

Volvo Rents has acquired Nelico Equipment Service and Supplies, a three-store operation with construction equipment rental showrooms in Mills and Rock Springs, and a contractor supply location in Casper, Wyoming. The move comes just one month after Volvo Rents opened its ...

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