Category Archives: Industry News

Ritchie Bros. Fort Worth registers 64% more bidders in 2020

Ritchie Bros. Fort Worth registers 64% more bidders in 2020

The company sold US$348+ million of equipment in Fort Worth this year; its Edmonton site sold US$437+ million in 2020 FORT WORTH, TX — This week Ritchie Bros. held its final auctions of the year at two of its largest auction sites: Edmonton, AB and Fort Worth, TX. Over three days the Edmonton team sold […]

Haver & Boecker Niagara finds eccentric vibrating screens paired with polyurethane media offers production-boosting advantages

Haver & Boecker Niagara finds eccentric vibrating screens paired with polyurethane media offers production-boosting advantages

ST. CATHARINES, ONT — Haver & Boecker Niagara highlights the advantages of pairing eccentric screening technology with polyurethane screen media. The combination of the eccentric machines like Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Niagara F-Class and Niagara N-Class with polyurethane media such as Ty-Max and Ty-Deck leads to more uptime, fewer screening problems and higher screening efficiency. […]

Pettibone introduces Poclain CreepDrive™ system to enhance attachment capability for Speed Swing 445F

Pettibone introduces Poclain CreepDrive™ system to enhance attachment capability for Speed Swing 445F

BARAGA, MI — Pettibone’s do-it-all rail crane, the Speed Swing 445F, is now available with the CreepDrive™ system from Poclain Hydraulics. This optional feature allows the Speed Swing to run high-flow hydraulic attachments while driving the machine at a slower independent travel speed on or off the rails. The Poclain CreepDrive is a hydrostatic driveline […]

CAT® 317 & 317GC – Improved machine performance, increased power, lower operating costs

CAT® 317 & 317GC – Improved machine performance, increased power, lower operating costs

The new Cat® 317 and 317 GC 17-ton class Next Gen excavators boast improved machine performance, increased efficiencies and lower owning and operating costs than previous models. Offering more power and performance, the new 317 excavator features multiple standard Cat technologies to boost operating efficiencies by up to 45%. The versatile new 317 GC lowers […]

Easy handling and compact design of Rockster’s mobile crusher were crucial for new customer

Easy handling and compact design of Rockster’s mobile crusher were crucial for new customer

Since summer 2020, Rockster‘s R1100DS impact crusher has been surrounded by emerald green mountains and has been the perfect contract crusher for Kebao Construction Machinery Leasing in Chongqing, China. Amid the Daba Shan, Wu Shan and Dalou Shan mountain ranges, the megacity of Chongqing was built on extremely hilly terrain with very steep streets, which […]

ASV to increase production capacity by 30%

ASV to increase production capacity by 30%

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, will increase production capacity by approximately 30% in Q1 of 2021, creating 28 new jobs in the company’s Grand Rapids, MN facility. The move will strengthen ASV machine availability in the compact equipment industry and […]

Metso Outotec helps rebuild Beirut explosion area

Metso Outotec helps rebuild Beirut explosion area

Metso Outotec supports the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) emergency program in Beirut, Lebanon, in collaboration with UNICEF Finland, by donating equipment which will be used in the reconstruction of the disaster area in order to secure clean water, sanitation and healthier living conditions for thousands of children and families. The donated equipment is expected […]

Ritchie Bros. sells CA$82+ million of equipment in record-breaking Grande Prairie auction

Ritchie Bros. sells CA$82+ million of equipment in record-breaking Grande Prairie auction

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB — November 23 – 26, Ritchie Bros. conducted its largest Grande Prairie, AB auction ever, selling 4,900+ equipment items for CA$82+ million (US$63+ million)—surpassing the previous gross transaction value (GTV) record by 32%. A record 12,350+ online bidders from 53 countries registered for the November 23 – 26, 2020, Grande Prairie event. […]

John Deere improves performance, reliability with L-Series backhoe upgrades

John Deere improves performance, reliability with L-Series backhoe upgrades

MOLINE, IL — John Deere upgrades its popular L-Series backhoe loaders, unveiling significant machine improvements designed to boost productivity, maximize uptime and reduce operating costs. Ranging across the L-Series Backhoe lineup, the updates, which include engine upgrades, new pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics on the 310SL model and machine control improvements, enhance operation and machine performance. […]

Updates to Volvo Dig Assist make grade planning faster and easier for operators

Updates to Volvo Dig Assist make grade planning faster and easier for operators

Volvo Construction Equipment has updated its Dig Assist machine control application for excavators with new features that make it even faster and easier to create plans and put more information at operators’ fingertips. “It’s simple by design. If you use a smartphone, the Dig Assist app on the Co-Pilot display is a very similar experience […]

Learning anywhere, anytime, with Sandvik’s Digital DrillerTM

Learning anywhere, anytime, with Sandvik’s Digital DrillerTM

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator to safely train underground drill operators or maintenance teams. The new Digital DrillerTM family  – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training having been designed specifically to improve both operator and drilling performance, delivering real benefits for […]

Metso Outotec expands its mobile and stationary crushing systems range with a sizer crusher for soft ore applications

Metso Outotec expands its mobile and stationary crushing systems range with a sizer crusher for soft ore applications

Metso Outotec is complementing its line of mobile and modular stationary crushing solutions with a sizer option specially designed for soft ore and aggregate applications. The new additions to Metso Outotec’s mobile Lokotrack® product line are equipped with Komatsu’s sizer technology, and are available in five models ranging from 500 to 4500 tons per hour. Metso Outotec’s recently launched modular […]

Recycling redefined with world’s first recycling solution of it’s kind


Recycling redefined with world’s first recycling solution of it’s kind


Terex Washing Systems is excited to announce the HydroScrub 200—the latest addition to its Greenline range of products that has been specifically tailored to work in wash recycling applications. The HydroScrub 200 uses the core principals of a high-performance log-washer with new features that offer dynamic adjustment and control, with flexibility that enables the customer […]

Designing for safety: A new approach to belt conveyors

Designing for safety: A new approach to belt conveyors

Conveyors are among the most dynamic and potentially dangerous areas of equipment at a mine or material processing site. Even though their safety and performance are critical to the operation’s success, the impact of their contribution to overall efficiency is often unrecognized by management and workers alike. Operational basics of belt conveyor systems are too […]

Volvo articulated haulers: half a century strong

Volvo articulated haulers: half a century strong

54 years after launching the articulated hauler concept Volvo CE continues to lead the field. Even the co-developed LEGO® Technic™ 6X6 articulated hauler Volvo A60H model is an engineering marvel – featuring app-controlled operation and fully automatic transmission. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) was the first to popularize the articulated hauler concept in 1966 with […]

MAJOR welcomes new authorized dealer: Premier Equipment

MAJOR welcomes new authorized dealer: Premier Equipment

CANDIAC, QC — MAJOR announces the appointment of Premier Equipment, a leading supplier of material processing systems, as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorized dealer. Based in Bellingham, MA, the company will serve customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Premier Equipment offers MAJOR’s screen media solutions, including FLEX-MAT high-vibration wire screens in […]

Asphalt Materials, Inc. expands capabilities by acquiring three Midwest terminals

Asphalt Materials, Inc. expands capabilities by acquiring three Midwest terminals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN  — Asphalt Materials, Inc. (AMI) announced recently that on November 12th it completed the acquisition of three asphalt terminals from a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. The purchase of these facilities further expands AMI’s capabilities in the Indiana and Illinois markets and its footprint in the Midwest. AMI plans to retain the current […]

Ritchie Bros. Orlando 2021 auction set for Feb. 15 – 20

Ritchie Bros. Orlando 2021 auction set for Feb. 15 – 20

Feb. 2020 event featured 13,000+ items selling for US$237+ million; 18,000+ registered bidders ORLANDO, FL — With the dates recently set, Ritchie Bros. is already accepting consignments for its massive, six-day Orlando auction on February 15 – 20, 2021. “We’re very excited to announce our 2021 auction dates for our ‘Premier Global Auction’ in Orlando, […]

User-focused heavy-duty equipment hauling solution, Felling’s Low Pro Limited

User-focused heavy-duty equipment hauling solution, Felling’s Low Pro Limited

SAUK CENTRE, MN — Felling Trailers, Inc. adds the Low Pro Limited to its deck-over tag model line. Known as innovative solution providers to the transportation industry, Felling continually strives to refine their product offerings to be user-focused. “Our engineers improved on our already award winning design to create a heavy-duty, extremely user-focused construction tag […]

New Ty-Deck Ultra Screen media reduces or eliminates need for rinse screen

New Ty-Deck Ultra Screen media reduces or eliminates need for rinse screen

ST. CATHARINES, ONT — Haver & Boecker Niagara introduces Ty-Deck Ultra modular screen media. The polyurethane screen media offers a robust solution for mining operations seeking more sustainable options in applications requiring production increases combined with high abrasion resistance. Ty-Deck Ultra’s accelerated screening action cleans material without the use of water, therefore reducing the need […]

Metso Outotec launches high-capacity Larox ® FFP3716 filter for sustainable tailings filtration

Metso Outotec launches high-capacity Larox ® FFP3716 filter for sustainable tailings filtration

Metso Outotec is introducing a new high-capacity filter for demanding tailings applications. Extending the product family line of the FFP filters, the new Larox®FFP3716 filter comes with compact plate pack design and smart automation, redefining the overall standard in reliability, capacity and safety in tailings filtration. Combined with Metso Outotec’s optimized filtration plant design, the […]

Strong pricing continues in US$53+ million Ritchie Bros. auction in Houston, TX

Strong pricing continues in US$53+ million Ritchie Bros. auction in Houston, TX

Two-day online auction attracted 11,300+ bidders from 67 countries; up 39% year over year HOUSTON, TX — Demand for equipment at Ritchie Bros.’ online auctions continues to break records, as the company saw bidder registrations jump 39 percent year over year for this week’s US$53+ million auction in Houston, TX. Due to COVID, the November […]

CASE hosts live/interactive webcast on lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) for construction equipment fleets

CASE Hosts Live/Interactive Webcast on Lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Construction Equipment Fleets

Interactive online webcast (November 24 — 10 AM Central) will cover a range of topics, from proper equipment operation and utilization to best service practices and equipment specification/purchase strategies.   CASE Construction Equipment will host a live and interactive webcast on Tuesday, November 24 at 10 AM Central to discuss strategies for lowering the total […]

Beyond self-cleaning: How high-performance screen media offers improved performance and profits from top to bottom

Beyond self-cleaning: How high-performance screen media offers improved performance and profits from top to bottom

by Lars Bräunling, MAJOR Director of Product Technology Self-cleaning screen media offers a number of benefits, including the elimination of pegging and blinding for aggregate and mining operations. However, certain design characteristics, such as limited opening sizes, leave producers with little option on where to employ self-cleaning screen media in their operation. Because of this, […]

Asphalt recycling with a zero carbon footprint at Famenne Enrobés

Asphalt recycling with a zero carbon footprint at Famenne Enrobés

In the beautiful territory of Marche en Famenne in Belgium, the company Famenne Enrobés produces and supplies hydrocarbon coatings for the road sector. With a staff of 15 employees they manage besides their offices, an asphalt production plant, an asphalt recycling plant & their own laboratory. All on the same location. The asphalt plant, installed […]