Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Why do you suppose there was a need for a portable screening plant? What could possibly be the reason a producer would need to take his screen with him to the job, versus leaving it where it is anchored as a stationary unit? How can a portable […]
McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) held their first North American Open Day at H&H Stone LLC in Bolingbrook, IL, from June 20 to 21, 2018. The event highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications.
An innovative cement manufacturer in the Midwestern U.S. has implemented a unique power solution at a remote conveyor location that lacked convenient electrical access. The patent-pending design uses the kinetic energy of the moving belt to generate enough electricity to drive an automated dust suppression system, a pneumatic belt cleaner tensioner and a series of […]
by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Hey Prairie Dawg, “What type of scalping & screening media works best?” Will there ever be the perfect solution to maximize crushing and screening operation productivity and be consistent throughout the year as far as scalping and screening media plays its major part?
RockRoadRecycle staff writer Around the globe, the mining, minerals, recycling and construction industries are encountering a variety of challenges based on ever changing customer requirements. This has meant that there is now a growing need to meet today’s stringent specifications for cleaner and higher quality aggregates — whether virgin or recycled — while using more […]
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — Komatsu America Corp. recently announced the introduction of the new WA480-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines higher production with lower fuel costs, improved operator comfort and enhanced serviceability.
Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Will we ever realize a time when electrical cords will be absent from running our equipment? Will there come a time when we no longer need to wrap and unwrap the long, heavy runs of live high voltage power every time the plant is moved or changed […]
by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams A recent blockbuster decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has called into question the validity of citations under the Mine Act that were upheld by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission administrative law judges prior to April 3, 2018.
RockRoadRecycle staff writer All photos courtesy of the specified OEM Getting the material out of the quarry, mine, tunnel or construction site has seen major developments in hauling equipment in recent years.
by Jon M. Casey CAT® Construction Equipment introduced its new D8T Track-Type Tractor during a media webinar presented on July 26, 2018 by Sam Meeker, Cat track-type tractor product applications specialist.
by Larry Bernstien Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), headquartered in Chicago’s northern suburb of Morton Grove, IL, is the Midwest’s leading independent recycling and waste diversion provider. Lakeshore Recycling Systems was founded from a January 2013 merger between Recycling Systems Inc. (established in 1999) and Lakeshore Waste Services (founded in 2003).
Located in Bridgeport, NY, Alex Lyon & Son has become known the world over for their quality and respectability in the auction sector. Diversifying from livestock and farm machinery into the construction sector in the mid 1970’s, the company is still family owned and operated.
Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Are you a person who is always trying to keep up with the latest technologies? If so, do you wait a bit and let the product gain some consumer confidence — as well as wait for all the little gremlins to be discovered that could be problematic? […]
When it comes to better and safer drilling and blasting either at quarries or at construction sites, effective communication is essential between quarry management or contractor, the drilling crew and the blasting team. That is according to James Buchanan and Allan Greene, presenters at this year’s Mine Blasting Safety and Application Seminar at the National […]
Hillhead 2018 sets new attendance record Held in a limestone quarry in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside in the UK, Hillhead is the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world. Continually adapting, it provides a spectacular and unique setting for exhibitors and visitors alike to do business amongst live working demonstrations and […]
Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Why does it seem that I can never be just right or have everything I need be guarded or covered with the proper guarding when it comes to these Mining Safety site visits? I’m referring to safety guarding of critical moving parts or pinch point areas of […]
by Jon M. Casey John Deere-Hitachi celebrated the 30th anniversary of their joint venture in the Americas by hosting visitors and company employees at an equipment demonstration and walk-around, part of the three-day event held May 16-19, 2018.
Introduction by Colleen Suo Article and photos courtesy of Caterpillar and Komatsu The major players in the world of autonomous mining applications thus far have been Komatsu and Cat©. With the purpose of automating the haul cycle, exploration into the current technology began over 30 years ago. The dream of “driverless” hauling has become a […]
by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Two recent cases should remind employers to contest OSHA citations quickly to prevent the citations from becoming final. It’s an uphill battle if your notice of contest is submitted late.
SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, introduces DoosanCONNECT® — a new telematics management system for Doosan® excavators, wheel loaders, material handlers, log loaders and articulated dump trucks. The connected machine solution provides greater machine-to-machine communication, machine intelligence and remote equipment monitoring to maximize machine uptime protection.
The new R 9200 E with a rated output of 1,675 HP (850 kW) is the biggest excavator on Eurovia’s 350 sites today. The electric 200-ton excavator balances performance with environmental consciousness: No exposure of people and the environment to diesel emissions and noise, longer engine life cycle and up to 25 percent less maintenance […]
by Jon M. Casey How to respond to, handle and avoid blasting complaints is always something to consider when going about blasting projects, whether they be in quarry applications or at construction sites. According to representatives from Sauls Seismic, LLC and the law firm of Montgomery, Rennie & Jonson, there are a number of items […]
by Larry Bernstein We live in a throwaway society. Most people have little patience for repair, but prefer to replace instead. However, some businesses, such as Rochester Clutch and Brake, make a living from individuals and businesses that choose repair/reuse — whether by choice or necessity.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the new four-model range has relied heavily on the longstanding rigid hauler expertise of Volvo CE’s subsidiary Terex Trucks, combined with the technological […]