Category Archives: Features

Making something new seem familiar

Making something new seem familiar

By Jonathan Salem Baskin / Photos by Bill Elverman “We started out with a CTL on steel tracks,” said Dan Seacat, a design engineer in Wichita, KS, referencing the early days of CASE’s Project Minotaur, the world’s first hybrid dozer/loader, which relied on the decades of experience the company has with designing and building dozers. […]

The basics of crusher maintenance ~ primary and secondary Part II

by Colleen Suo In December we reviewed KPI-JCI Resource Development Manager Erik Schmitd’s seven best practices for optimal crusher maintenance. This month, we’ll look at some elementary dos and don’ts of crusher maintenance, beginning with horizontal shaft impactors. • Check the rotor for wear after making speed adjustments. This will ensure you are not over-penetrating […]

Seattle’s State Route 99 tunnel completion

Seattle’s State Route 99 tunnel completion

by Jon M. Casey As I begin writing this article (on Jan. 11), at 10 p.m. local time, Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct between South Spokane Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel will close forever. Once that takes place, the scheduled three-week process of intensive construction work by WSDOT to realign State […]

Vac-Con, Inc. excels at custom-built vacuum trucks

Vac-Con, Inc.  excels at  custom-built  vacuum trucks

by Jon M Casey In mid-November 2018, I had the privilege of touring the Vac-Con, Inc. manufacturing facility in Green Cove Springs, FL, as a guest of Todd Coleman, Purchasing Supervisor. There, we were able to see how Vac-Con custom-builds more than 300 vacuum trucks per year. What proved to be most fascinating during our […]