Category Archives: Industry News

The strength to carry on

The strength to carry on

Evaluating the Best Equipment for Quarries by Josh Swank, VP sales and marketing, Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. Thorough evaluation is key to strong operations. Constantly reviewing employees, processes and equipment ensures a company’s profit margins are as large as possible. Trucks run around the clock every day of the year in quarries, so it’s nearly impossible to […]

Determining how much trailers really cost

Determining how much trailers really cost

by Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing With a cost on par with the average U.S. home mortgage, heavy-haul trailers represent a significant investment for businesses. The right trailer can provide fast ROI, greater productivity and increased profits. The wrong decision, however, can leave trucking companies with the financial burden of […]

Increased efficiency with a second Rockster Crusher at Tropic Mining & Quarry in Burkina Faso

Increased efficiency with a second Rockster Crusher at Tropic Mining & Quarry in Burkina Faso

The Burkinabe mining specialist has been using a Rockster R900 impact crusher since 2008. To significantly increase limestone processing, a brand new R1100S closed circuit impactor has been added to their machine fleet in autumn 2020. Long-term customer satisfaction and high performance were two key factors for another Rockster crusher to land in the West […]

Ritchie Bros. hits US$54+ million with Rocky Mountain Regional Auction

Ritchie Bros. hits US$54+ million with Rocky Mountain Regional Auction

Ritchie Bros. has come out strong in 2021, driving record demand and achieving strong equipment and truck prices for sellers. Last week the company attracted close to 12,000 bidders for its Rocky Mountain Regional Auction, selling 4,150+ items for US$54+ million—making it the company’s largest auction ever in the region. Equipment for the March 3 […]

John Deere extends industry-leading SmartGrade™ dozer warranty

John Deere extends industry-leading SmartGrade™ dozer warranty

MOLINE, IL – Standing behind the reliability and durability of its machines and integrated technology, John Deere now offers an industry-leading extended coverage package for its SmartGrade™ Dozers. Available on select models including the new 700L, 750L and 850L machines, the industry-exclusive package features an extended three-year/5,000-hour powertrain and hydraulic warranty on all factory-built SmartGrade […]

Minnkota Power Cooperative looks to Felling Trailers for transformer transportation solution

Minnkota Power Cooperative looks to Felling Trailers for transformer transportation solution

SAUK CENTRE, MN — Minnkota Power Cooperative is an electric generation and transmission company headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. It was formed in 1940 and now covers 34,500 square miles providing wholesale electric energy to 11 member-owned distribution cooperatives located in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. The Coop needed to replace an antiquated mechanical […]

Metso Outotec launches progressive Shutdown Services programs

Metso Outotec launches progressive Shutdown Services programs

Metso Outotec is launching three Shutdown Services programs centered around planning and execution activities for improved shutdown performance. Each of the new packages aim at a different stage of the shutdown process and provide benefits in terms of expertise or resources. The packages can act as standalone packages or complement the customer’s current shutdown planning […]

Ritchie Bros. to discuss construction and transportation insights with FREE March 8 live industry panels

Ritchie Bros. to discuss construction and transportation insights with FREE March 8 live industry panels

Register online today for the free informative Inside Edge Live Industry Panels hosted online March 8 Ritchie Bros. has been selling used commercial assets for decades, resulting in a wealth of in-house expertise and a massive amount of equipment, pricing, and demand data. Over the past several years the company has used this expertise and […]

Komatsu’s D71-24 dozer with distinctive slant nose design offers exceptional visibility

Komatsu’s D71-24 dozer with distinctive slant nose design offers exceptional visibility

Most powerful hydrostatic transmission dozer in its size class Worried that a mid-size dozer won’t have enough power for your bigger jobs? Komatsu’s D71EX/PX-24 with the most powerful hydrostatic transmission (HST) dozer in its size class is effective at grading, pushing, side-cutting and work on soft ground, giving you the flexibility to move from production […]

Hexagon wins Mining Technology Excellence Award for safety

Hexagon wins Mining Technology Excellence Award for safety

Hexagon’s Mining division has been recognized for Excellence in Safety in the 2020 Mining Technology Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate innovation and excellence within the mining sector and aim to “provide a platform to the individuals and companies that are driving change and achieving remarkable feats in a time of crisis and uncertainty”. Judged by […]

Caterpillar Mining to present technical papers, highlight latest equipment and technology advancements at SME’s MINEXCHANGE 2021

Caterpillar Mining to present technical papers, highlight latest equipment and technology advancements at SME’s MINEXCHANGE 2021

Caterpillar Mining is set to make significant contributions to the virtual MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo as a sponsor, by presenting multiple technical sessions and developing a virtual exhibit loaded with its latest videos, webinars, demonstrations and more. A long-time supporter of SME, Caterpillar and its dealer, Wagner Cat, are primary sponsors of […]

IROCK Crushers welcomes new dealer

IROCK Crushers welcomes new dealer

VALLEY VIEW, OHIO – IROCK Crushers has partnered with GT Mid Atlantic to be their exclusive dealer in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. The leadership team at IROCK was keen to strategically partner with GT Mid Atlantic to represent its full line of products in this key region. “In 2020, IROCK’s laser focus was on […]

Metso Outotec to launch 360° online showroom experience – join the Nordtrack Liveroom opening

Metso Outotec to launch 360° online showroom experience – join the Nordtrack Liveroom opening

When machine exhibitions and face-to-face meetings have been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the past year, Metso Outotec is finding alternative ways to remain in touch with aggregates customers and other external key stakeholders. A Nordtrack™ Virtual Launch and Liveroom event will open on March 17th 2021. At this exclusive, live digital event, Metso Outotec will introduce two new products in the Nordtrack™ mobile range. The event will feature live webinars […]

Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control 2.0 available on D51i-24 and D61i-24

Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control 2.0 available on D51i-24 and D61i-24

Technology significantly increases dozer productivity Productivity is key to job site success. And just as technology has transformed global business, Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control (iMC) can help quickly transform construction job sites into highly efficient, highly productive operations. Komatsu’s iMC incorporates a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology, to let contractors take advantage of productivity-enhancing […]

John Deere rolls out performance tiering strategy starting with utility loaders

John Deere rolls out performance tiering strategy starting with utility loaders

The strategy, including the G, P and X tiers, offers contractors three choices of solutions to meet their needs. MOLINE, IL — Developed in response to evolving customer needs and expectations, John Deere recently launched its Performance Tiering Strategy, delivering a range of products at different levels of capability and user experience. Available first on […]

Benefits of high performance screen media

Benefits of high performance screen media

Non-traditional media often improves wear life and quality over woven wire by Serge Raymond, manager-product technology, MAJOR Choosing screen media for a screen box isn’t as simple as it used to be. What once was just woven wire now includes a variety of alternative options, such as rubber, polyurethane, metal plates, high vibration wire, combinations […]

Swift screening

Swift screening

4 time-tested tips to increase screening uptime by Karen Thompson, president of Haver & Boecker Niagara’s North America and Australia operations A producer’s job never ends. In addition to managing the mine, it’s the producer’s responsibility to keep all equipment in proper working order. To do so, he or she uses different programs and services […]

Aloha! Rockster Impactor contributes to sustainability of the Hawaiian paradise

Aloha! Rockster Impactor contributes to sustainability of the Hawaiian paradise

Alakona Corp from Honolulu relies on a high-quality Austrian crusher brand to process RAP and coral with their new R700S Rockster portable crushing plant After a long cruise over the Atlantic Ocean through the Panama Canal, and across the Pacific, Rockster’s mobile Impact Crusher R700S reached the paradisiac Hawaii – more precisely the island of […]

Haver & Boecker Niagara exciters supported by company’s signature service programs

Haver & Boecker Niagara exciters supported by company’s signature service programs

Haver & Boecker Niagara offers its signature brand of vibrating screen exciters, Niagara Exciters. The technology provides customers increased service life and less maintenance, and is fully supported by Haver & Boecker Niagara’s service and refurbishment programs, which provide an added level of reliability. The exciters are offered in four models, each of which is […]

Komatsu’s PC210LCi-11 excavator delivers versatility in a compact size

Komatsu’s PC210LCi-11 excavator delivers versatility in a compact size

Aimed to quickly lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators, and improve the bottom line for contractors, Komatsu’s intelligent machine control (iMC) is part of the company’s suite of Smart Construction products, services and digital solutions that incorporate a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology. Developed with input from leading construction companies, iMC […]

MWS launches new brand identity

MWS launches new brand identity

MWS Equipment evolves globally as profile and market grow Due to a dynamic expansion and the re-alignment of McCloskey International’s washing division, the business is pleased to announce a new brand identity that will support the evolution of this business unit and re-emphasize our commitment to the wet processing sector. The business will move forward […]

Sandvik AutoMine® and OptiMine® are recognized with the 2020 Global Autonomous Mining Solutions Product Leadership Award

Sandvik AutoMine® and OptiMine® are recognized with the 2020 Global Autonomous Mining Solutions Product Leadership Award

Based on its recent analysis of the global mining automation market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Sandvik with the 2020 Global Product Leadership Award for its advanced mining automation, teleoperation and digitalization solutions portfolio, AutoMine® and OptiMine®. ”Sandvik is the only mining equipment and solutions company that was awarded in our 2020 Class of Top […]

New CAT® 657 Wheel tractor-scraper increases productivity

New CAT® 657 Wheel tractor-scraper increases productivity

Featuring the field-proven, twin-power design to boost cycle times, the new Cat® 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper (WTS) elevates productivity and operating efficiency to deliver low-cost earthmoving. A 7% increase in fuel efficiency over the 657G WTS means more material moved per unit of fuel burned, and improved onboard payload estimating accuracy helps optimize productivity. The largest […]

Astec announces expanded distribution with Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

Astec announces expanded distribution with Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Astec Industries is pleased to announce that Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) has expanded its distribution to include Astec brands Roadtec and Peterson in increased territories and regions. RMS is a trusted dealer for Astec brands KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. RMS provides construction and mining equipment throughout the Upper Midwest. […]

Truck tractors and heavy equipment prices on the rise according to Ritchie Bros. latest Market Trends report

Truck tractors and heavy equipment prices on the rise according to Ritchie Bros. latest Market Trends report

With its auctions 100% online due to COVID-19, Ritchie Bros. drew record buyer demand in 2020. As a result, the company’s latest Used Equipment Market Trends report is showing price inflation across all majority equipment categories. For example, U.S. truck tractor prices increased 8% over the same time period (three months ending December) in 2019. […]