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Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

An estimated 7% of the U.S. fatalities recorded by MSHA between 1995 and 2011 occurred in a confined space. To reduce that number, conveyor operators are wise to understand exactly how a confined space is defined, and to consider what they can do to prevent serious injuries. Many factors can cause bulk materials to adhere […]

The road to maximum efficiency

The road to maximum efficiency

Asphalt maintenance contractor finds a custom solution to increase productivity There aren’t enough hours in a day. Every sealcoat operator, manager and company president has found themselves thinking this at one point or another. Even without unexpected equipment breakdowns, weather delays or staffing shortfalls, there are plenty of small things that eat away at productivity, […]

Burke keeps first pile driving project straight with RTG piling rig

Burke keeps first pile driving project straight with RTG piling rig

Burke Construction Inc.’s first pile driving project was no easy task. The job at hand for this heavy civil contractor was to install a steel seawall in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, but this was no straight line of sheet piles in the middle of the beach. Burke’s task was to frame the border of […]

Two Grove cranes repair gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port

Two Grove cranes repair gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port

McKay United, an equipment rental and service company in Australia, deployed a Grove GMK7450 and a GMK5250L to repair a derailed gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port — Victoria International Container Terminal in Port Melbourne. The project was the biggest lift McKay United has completed since owning both Grove all-terrain cranes. “The gantry had […]

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

PEORIA, IL — In a move designed to bring unparalleled versatility to its lineup of highly-successful dust suppression equipment, BossTek has introduced an optional variable frequency drive (VFD) system that allows users to adjust air flow to suit a broader range of applications and working environments. Driven by customer input from a number of different […]