Category Archives: Rock Articles

New discovery in animal exoskeletons leads to advances in designing construction materials

Researchers from Monash University have discovered a new design motif derived from the rigid external covering of invertebrates that may help create more damage tolerant materials for future building and construction.

How do mineworkers search for and find worksite hazards: Risk assessment

by Brianna M. Eiter, Jonathan Hrica, Jennica Bellanca, William Helfrich and Jason Navoyski Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are studying how stone, sand, and gravel (SSG) mineworkers identify and understand hazards in their work environment. This is the last article in a three part series (see the December, 2016, […]

Site Sim proves a little gem for garnet mine

by Brian O’Sullivan Keeping the family legacy alive is the job of Volvo CE-equipped Barton International, a garnet mining specialist that relies on Volvo Site Simulation to find the right equipment for the job. Just a few hours’ drive north of New York City, the Adirondack Mountains offer a tranquil respite for those looking to […]

New Command for loading remote control enhances safety and keeps 988K Wheel Loaders working

Cat® Command for loading enables line-of-sight remote control of Cat 988K Wheel Loaders. The new system reduces the risk of injury and enables production to continue by allowing safe operation of the loader in potentially hazardous environments. Command for loading is available as a retrofit kit for 988K machines in the field.

CASE introduces all new CX750D excavator with best in class horsepower and lifting capacities

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the all new CX750D, the largest and most powerful machine in the CASE excavator line. Operating at a best in class 512 horsepower, the CX750D is available in standard and “mass excavation” configurations.

Cat M315F and M317F wheeled excavators deliver job site agility, reliability performance, low cost of operation and operator convenience

The new Cat® M315F and M317F compact radius wheeled excavators are additions to the recently launched Cat F Series wheeled excavator range, reflecting the same customer focused design concept of their conventional radius counterparts, but providing customers the added choice of compactness.

New remote facility for Polydeck

SPARATANBURG, SC — The grand opening of Polydeck’s newest remote facility, the South Texas Distribution Center (DC) in San Antonio, was held on Friday, April 7. Attendees engaged in a discussion of training opportunities that Polydeck could provide, received a preview of recent new product introductions like Kwikdeck™, Metaldex™, and the cross member protection system, […]

The workhorse Terex Advance FDB6000 front discharge truck meets Federal bridge formula and delivers short turn radius

The field proven Terex® Advance FDB6000 front discharge mixer truck features an extended front axle to rear tag axle span for customers working in markets that adhere to the Federal Bridge Formula standard. The FDB6000 truck on display in the Terex booth during the recent World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas, included a light […]

McCloskey Washing Systems unveils the Sandstorm 620 at CONEXPO/CON-AGG

by Colleen Suo There were a plethora of media events and press conferences at the 2017 edition of CONEXPO/CON-AGG held March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Conference Center. One such event was Wednesday morning at the massive (20,000 plus square-foot) McCloskey International display area in the Silver lot.

DSC’s Dredge Simulator

by Colleen Suo During the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG recently held in Las Vegas, NV, DSC Dredge invited attendees to try their new state of the art dredging simulator, which featured advanced dredge operation software that is available to install on any new dredge or as a retrofit. The software running in the simulator has been in […]

MSHA Spring Thaw reviews metal/non-metal mining safety regulations

by Jon M. Casey The February 7, 2017 PACA-MSHA Spring Thaw, sponsored by Pennsylvania Mining Professionals was held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey in Grantville, PA. With approximately 70 attendees present, this daylong safety refresher covered a number of important safety topics that aggregate producers deal with each day. These included avoiding serious accidents and […]

New Pitbull 2300B screener a high quality, affordable option for small to mid-sized contractors

LAKE CITY, PA — Lake Erie Portable Screeners introduces a portable box screener as a smaller, economical alternative to the Pitbull™ 2300. The Pitbull 2300B has no conveyors and features a smaller frame, allowing it to boast the durability, portability and screening rate of the 2300 at almost half the cost.

IROCK releases closed circuit impact crusher with small footprint, high productivity

VALLEY VIEW, OHIO — IROCK Crushers, a leader in global sales of mobile screening and crushing equipment, introduces its TC-15CC tracked closed circuit crushing plant, ideal for small to medium contractors. The unit boasts a relatively small footprint and is easy to maneuver from job to job or around the site. The new crusher features […]

In Focus: Haver & Boecker brings flexibility to job sites with new portable F-Class vibrating screen

CATHARINES, ONTARIO — Haver & Boecker’s new, portable F-Class vibrating screen offers increased mobility to maximize flexibility and ROI for aggregate and mining operations. Each portable F-Class features a base frame that easily attaches to a custom built chassis. The portable plant includes a hydraulic system that positions the vibrating screen at the optimal angle.

Keestrack: Innovation makes the difference

“We are hugely satisfied with the result of Conexpo-CON/AG,” comments Michael Brookshaw, Global distributor manager at Keestrack, the international specialist for mobile crushing and screening. “During the week in Las Vegas we had large and steady attendance and enjoyed the wide international spread and high calibre of our visitors.”

Pettibone Announces Raffaelli as VP and General Manager

BARAGA, Mich. — Scott Raffaelli has been named the new vice president and general manager of Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC, a leading manufacturer of rugged material handling equipment for construction, oil and gas, railroad, and other applications. In his new position, Raffaelli will oversee all company activities, including engineering, operations, sales and aftermarket.

CASE launches dynamic Total Cost of Ownership Calculator

New site allows equipment buyers and owners to calculate their total cost of ownership for the full line of CASE equipment based on real life cost factors such as fuel, labor, parts and maintenance. RACINE, WI — CASE Construction Equipment has launched an all new Total Cost of Ownership Calculator at that provides both […]

McCloskey Washing Systems builds USA dealer network

McCloskey expands their presence in New England COAL ISLAND NI – McCloskey Washing Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Rock and Recycling Equipment, LLC as a new dealer adding the extensive range of MWS washing and classification equipment to their portfolio in New England.

Haver & Boecker Hydro-Clean 1000 Wash Plant offers convenience and improved productivity

CATHARINES, ONTARIO — Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, introduces the skid mounted Hydro-Clean™ 1000 Wash Plant as a complete solution. In addition to a Hydro-Clean 1000 washing system combined with a Tyler L-Class vibrating rinse screen, Haver & Boecker now offers semi-portability by mounting the […]

Terex® Finlay I-140 impact crusher.

The Terex® Finlay I-140 direct drive 50-inches x 48-inches horizontal impact crusher with variable speed gives operators unprecedented levels of production in both recycling, mining and quarrying applications. The robust and proven Terex CR032 chamber gives excellent reduction ratios and high consistency of product shape.

Komatsu wheel loader, motor grader and forklift lines win 2017 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award

Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced it was named a 2017 winner in EquipmentWatch’s annual Highest Retained Value awards program, the industry’s only award based on residual values for heavy equipment.

OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.

Trucking industry mourns the loss of a legend

by Jeran Pollock, V.P. Sales, Elliott Machine Works, Inc.                 Central Appalachia and many in the truck equipment business are mourning the loss of a legend.  Wes Tobin, of Pikeville, KY, 95, died Friday, March 17, 2017.  He dedicated many years of his life to servicing customers and equipment in the mining business.  Even at the […]

DSC Dredge Hosts Annual 2017 Dredge Operators Class

DSC Dredge, LLC, a world leader in customized dredging solutions, is hosting its 13th annual Dreducation® Class, taught by industry expert Charles Johnson, on Wednesday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in New Orleans, Louisiana. This class is industry-specific but not brand-specific, and is open to the general public. The class has been […]