Rollouts: January 2013


January 1, 2013

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry.


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by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor





New striking appearance

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 design that improves rear visibility and serviceability. The big planetary automatic-shift transmission has automotive-style smooth shifting from pulse width modulation in the control valve and features a Lock-up Torque Converter to improve fuel economy and performance.

The company says the new loaders are E.P.I.C. — efficient, powerful/productive, intelligent, and comfortable. The loader’s new IntelliTech System uses inputs from the machine to adjust performance to match the conditions. Many of the operations are automatic, while others allow the operator to select functions appropriate for the application or work environment. Diagnostic systems have been improved to allow more detailed data access to troubleshoot issues quickly and accurately. Serviceability has been improved with easy access to the engine, cooling system cores, and filters. Oil change intervals have been increased for the engine and hydraulic systems.

 Specifications (with 7.3-cubic-yard bucket)

Overall length: 31 feet, 9 7/8 inches

Overall height (top of cab): 12 feet, 2 7/8 inches

Overall height (bucket fully raised): 20 feet, 10 7/8 inches

Overall width (outside tires): 10 feet, 6 3/4 inches

Overall width (outside bucket): 11 feet, 3 7/8 inches

Operating weight (with ROPS cab): 75,790 pounds

Breakout force: 53,730 pounds

KCMA Corp. |



High reduction ratio

Metso’s new HP3 cone crusher, the third model in an all-new range of high-performance cone crushers, is now available in North America. The company says it provides the highest reduction ratios of any cone crusher in its class, producing finer products using fewer crushing stages and saving customers energy and operating costs. Its high-cavity density is said to improve inter-particle crushing action for end products with consistent gradation and superior shape. Major enhancements include dual-acting hydraulic tramp release cylinders that enable the crusher to pass tramp iron without stalling or damaging internal components. If the crusher does stop under load, the dual-acting cylinders provide a large clearing stroke to quickly and safely clear the crushing cavity. An advanced fastening system for the mantle and bowl liner eliminates the need for backing material, making liner changes fast and easy. The crusher features an IC700 automation system for optimum operating parameters.

Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. |



Powerful dust suppression

Dust Control Technology says its new DustBoss DB-100 dust-suppression unit is engineered for use in large quarries. With a range of more than 328 feet, the machine is able to reach stockpiles 200 to 300 feet high. The atomized misting unit stands nearly 10 feet tall and can cover an area of 280,000 square feet from a single location. The machine is fed by a manifold of 30 brass nozzles that are specifically sized and positioned. It features simple, user-defined, 359-degree oscillation with an adjustable elevation from -7 to 45 degrees and can be outfitted with a dosing pump to meter in surfactants or tackifiers to enhance the binding of dust particles. Despite its large size, the unit is said to require minimal maintenance — lubrication of fan motor bearings is recommended every 10,000 hours, while the oscillating motor is lubricated for life.

Dust Control Technology |




Rapid deployment system

IRock says its new RDS-20 primary crushing plant is a highly portable, easy-to-operate mobile unit that combines a closed-circuit design, a high-performance four-bar impactor, and heavy-duty components. The rapid deployment system (RDS) features a 5-foot by 16-foot, double-deck screen and can crush, screen, and separate up to three different sizes of materials — two sized and one crusher run — at a rate of up to 500 tons per hour. The initial vibrating feed opening is 52 inches by 17 feet, while the crusher feed opening is 56 inches by 32 inches. The plant’s closed-circuit design allows both decks of oversized material to return to the feeder for another pass through the crusher after the initial round of screening. The crusher is powered by a 440-horsepower Caterpillar C-13 ACERT Tier 3 engine, but can be equipped with a Tier 4 engine.

IRock |




Increased tractive effort

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 acceleration, faster hill-climb ability, a higher top speed, and lower fuel consumption. The Lock-Up function activates in second, third, and fourth gears, giving the machine a maximum ground speed of 23.8 miles per hour. The loader has greater productivity in V-cycle applications because of the increased tractive effort. The faster hill-climbing ability allows it to up-shift gears faster, achieve higher gear ranges, and maintain higher ground speeds when working in load-and-carry applications. The cab’s front glass has been lowered and the dashboard redesigned to improve visibility.

Komatsu America Corp. |



Multi-directional charging

Atlas Copco’s new Chargetec UV2, a multi-directional ANFO (ammonium nitrate/fuel oil explosive) charging truck, has a high-speed charging capacity of 286 pounds per minute with high density. The single-boom truck is equipped with one or two ANOL CC charging vessels for charging of a full drill pattern with fixed carrier positioning. The charging vessels are available in volumes of 300, 500, 750, or 1,000 liters (carrying capacity of 537, 895, 1,342, or 1,790 pounds). The heavy-duty carrier has articulated-frame steering and four-wheel drive for maneuverability, and it may be equipped with diesel or electric hydraulics.

Atlas Copco |



Legal-for-trade onboard weighing

Rice Lake’s new TradeRoute legal-for-trade onboard scale allows drivers to bypass local truck scales and conduct business directly to and from their payload, printed ticket and all. It operates solely from a parked position where hydraulic power is used to engage the scale. Unlike other onboard designs, TradeRoute’s load cells support the vehicle’s load only during the weigh cycle, eliminating the potential for premature load-cell wear from constant engagement. The scale is designed to install around the frame of many common straight-truck designs using a combination of frame-hugging weigh modules, a stainless-steel junction box, and a weatherproof control center that houses the weight indicator and ticket printer.

Rice Lake Weighing Systems |



Designed with customer input

The new 655K crawler loader from John Deere was designed using customer input. It features a John Deere PowerTech 6.8-liter IT4 diesel engine that boasts 145 horsepower at 1,800 rpm. The hydrostatic transmission provides customers infinite speed control, power management, live power turns, counter rotation while staying in gear, and dynamic braking. The transmission controls allow operators to pick between V-pattern or joystick options. The Quad-Cool system isolates coolers from engine heat for increased durability. A standard, hydraulic-driven, variable-speed suction fan runs only when needed. Onboard diagnostics include a monitor that provides real-time values for every temperature, pressure, and speed sensor.

Deere & Co. |




Screen options

Deister announced two new options for use on mine-duty screens — the exciter vibrating mechanism and the isolation base.

The exciter is designed for use with large, linear-stroke screens and feeders. Innovative seal, shaft, and bearing designs are said to make the unit rugged and easy to maintain. The exciter mechanism can be driven by V-belts or a direct-drive flexible shaft.

The isolation base incorporates a secondary set of support springs, as well as shock absorbers, to isolate the forces generated by the vibrating screen frame from the stationary structure and reduce the size and complexity of the support structure around the vibrating screen.

Deister Machine Co. |



Down-the-hole efficiency

Sandvik says its new RH 460 series DTH hammers are designed to focus on reliability and endurance to ensure peak performance at all times. The company says the new design concept provides higher impact energy and drill performance while maximizing productivity in almost all ground conditions. Features include reduced fuel costs and improved resistance against galling, which promise to prolong hammer life and increase drilling penetration rates. The new series currently offers 4-, 5-, and 6-inch hammers. All versions are designed to use bits with generic shank types.

Sandvik |




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