Aggregate Equipment Articles

Sennebogen 855 M 'Green Hybrid' Scrap Handler Builds Capacity, Reliability for Nucor's Birmingham Mill →

Space is at a premium at the Nucor scrap yard located next to the mill in Birmingham, Ala. The facility moves about 4,000 tons per day, in total, to feed the nearby melt shop. "It's pretty intense," according to Amy Alford, scrap yard supervisor and Brandon Keller, scrap yard lead. "It's 24/7. We can't afford to have downtime." They oversee the unloading and loading of 40 to 50 trucks plus 15 rail cars every day.  Click for more...


MB Crusher America Doubles Up At ConExpo 2020 →

On March 10 to 14, 2020, at the Silver Lot — Booth #S5003 at ConExpo 2020, three of a kind will be demoing to show visitors how by simply attaching these units to the heavy machinery, the work is simpler. Where there is the need to reduce, select, move and grind materials, MB Crusher units are there. The units travel attached directly to the heavy machinery, saving special haulage money, enhancing the use of the existing fleet and changing the way to work by processing material directly on-site avoiding its haulage.  Click for more...


Terex Materials Processing Shares Fourth Quarter 2019 Results →

Terex Corporation announced fourth quarter 2019 net sales of $885.0 million, down 15.6 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2018. Terex MP reported sales of $321.4 million, down 10.2 percent versus Q4 2018 driven by cautious customer sentiment. However, MP closed out the year, with another solid quarter, achieving 12 percent operating margins, despite challenging markets. Global MP backlog totaled $295 million and bookings in the quarter were $352 million.  Click for more...


Versatility and Cost Savings Earn a Spot for Sennebogen 'Green Hybrid' Technology →

Exporters and stevedores working in the north German Town of Vierow have been admiring the performance of a towering green addition to the port's material handling fleet. In early 2019, Viela Export GmbH commissioned its new Sennebogen 855 E-Series material handler. The difference between this and conventional material handlers is clear at a glance. It features an oversized central hydraulic cylinder between the two main lift cylinders of its massive boom.  Click for more...


Watco Upsizes Sennebogen to 875 At Cincinnati Salt Terminal →

Recent upgrades to the conveyor system at Watco's barge terminal in Cincinnati led to the long-awaited replacement of the port's Sennebogen 870 material handler. "There was nothing left of it," said Terminal Manager Rusty Smith. "This is a salt terminal — 98 percent of what we move here is salt." Even with a protective Nyalic coating, digging into the corrosive salt every day will take a hard toll on swing machines.  Click for more...


Exodus Machines Welcomes Rich Currie as New Vice President of Sales →

Exodus Machines announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Rich Currie as the new vice president of sales. As Exodus prepares for founder, visionary leader and current president Bruce Bacon to transition to retirement by cutting back to partā€time in 2020, the leadership team identified the need to create a new position that would oversee the sales and marketing efforts of Exodus Machines and its divisions — BladeCore, Connect Work Tools, OilQuickUSA and ShearCore.  Click for more...


General Equipment & Supplies Celebrates 35th Year →

From Construction Equipment Guide... "General Equipment & Supplies" is a notably generic name for a company. Yet the North Dakota-based company enjoys a high public profile throughout the upper Midwest and across the border in Canada. Furthermore, after 35 years in business, it still is experiencing growth. President and CEO Jon Shilling attributes this success to the company's customer-centric philosophy. "The main point I'd like to make," Shilling said in a 35th anniversary interview from his office in Fargo, "is that the purpose of our company is to provide solutions, to take care of our customers.  Click for more...


How MB Crusher Turned a Complex Job Site Into a Piece of Cake in Mayotte →

From Construction Equipment Guide... What hides behind a blissful scene? Mayotte, an island of 250,000 people that is part of the Comoros archipelago of islands off southeast Africa, is beautiful. Sandy beaches, coconut trees and one of the largest lagoons in the world. However, such perfection hides many issues that local contractors need to face, when it comes to job sites: importing aggregates is unthinkable as the cost is too high; mobility is penalized by the island's hilly shape; many places are still inaccessible.  Click for more...


Company Upgrades Jaw Crusher to Meet Demand →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Herman's Trucking and Recycling is a thriving, family owned business. Founded by Herman Steljes, the company currently is managed by Nick Rader, Herman's grandson, who works alongside his mother, Marilyn, whom he credits for being the brains behind the organization. "If it wasn't for her that recycling yard would not be here," he said. Steljes started the company out of his house, with one truck, back in 1974.  Click for more...


Fuel Savings, Lifting Power Make Watco Manager a Believer in Sennebogen 875 →

When Jon Mihalic's last cable crane operator retired recently, he knew the time had come to also retire the aging Manitowoc 4000 crane from his barge dock. "You can't find a qualified cable crane operator anymore," he noted, "but really, that old crane just wasn't efficient by today's standards." Mihalic heads the Watco Companies barge and rail terminal in Industry, Pa., near Pittsburgh.  Click for more...


Metso to Launch New Lokotrack Urban Series Model at Bauma 2019 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Metso has expanded its community-friendly Lokotrack Urban series mobile crushing and screening plant range. With its advanced protection features, the Metso Urban solution significantly restricts noise and dust emissions compared to conventional crushing, enabling more sustainable construction operations in cities. An exclusive preview of the new Urban LT96 will be on display at Metso's booth at bauma, April 8-14, 2019.  Click for more...


Telsmith Supports Hire Heroes USA, Launches Crushing Questions Campaign →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Telsmith Inc. , a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, enjoyed a successful AGG1 2019 in Indianapolis from Feb. 12 to 14 promoting its core product lineup, launching its Crushing Questions campaign and promoting Hire Heroes USA. Telsmith showcased its core product line with 3D models, which included T-Series cone crushers, Hydra-Jaw crushers, and Vibro-King TL screens. The models gave visitors a hands-on approach to learning about the product line.  Click for more...


Metso to Launch Innovations for Aggregates, Mining Industries at Bauma 2019 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Metso will introduce a number of new, state of the art solutions for the aggregate, construction, and mining industries in Bauma 2019, the industry's leading tradeshow in Munich, April 8 to 14. The launches include technologies and services that enable improving productivity and driving down costs. The preview of the new solutions will take place at Metso's booth FS.1111/2 on April 8 at 11.00 a.m.  Click for more...


Loadscan's New Conveyor Belt Scanner Debuts At AGG1 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A global leader in payload profiling systems, Loadscan, will show its recently launched conveyor volume scanner (CVS) at the NSSGA's AGG1 expo in Indianapolis. This year Loadscan will be showcasing its CVS alongside the well-known load volume scanner (LVS) on Feb. 12 to 14, 2019, at booth 39063. The CVS is a high-tech, yet easy-to-use, tool that allows users to see how much material is moving across the conveyor belt.  Click for more...


McCloskey International's Newest Products Take the Stage at AGG1/World of Asphalt →

From Construction Equipment Guide... AGG1/World of Asphalt visitors will get a first look at McCloskey International's new products that are compact and highly mobile. The newest addition to the stacker range, the all-terrain ST80T with lift axle, will be front and center, showing off its ability to switch from tracked to wheel in minutes. The latest design for the compact crusher, the I34R, also will be featured at the show in Indianapolis, Feb.  Click for more...


Cat 990K Aggregate Handler Boosts Wheel Loader Production in Rehandling Applications →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Caterpillar has introduced the 990K Aggregate Handler, designed to handle greater payloads in aggregates yard applications. With as much as a 25 percent payload increase, as compared to the standard 990K, the new Aggregate Handler enables customers to load trucks and railcars faster and to move more material in load-and-carry and stockpile management tasks. The Cat 990K Aggregate Handler has a payload of 22 tons and a full turn static tipping load of 96,426 lb.  Click for more...


Transforming Solutions From ALLU at Hillhead 2018 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hillhead, held from June 26 to 28 in Buxton, Derbyshire, is the world's largest “live-action” quarrying show. As such, ALLU will be using the show to demonstrate the benefits of the Transformer Series, which has proved to be ideal for quarrying, surface mining and aggregate production, according to the manufacturer. The ALLU range of equipment will be exhibited by its new UK dealer, Murray Plant.  Click for more...


Urbanization Creates Challenges, Opportunities in Crushing Business →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Urbanization means faster and more numerous construction projects. This is good news for the crushing business, but it also brings along new challenges. Cost structures are changing, which makes it necessary for crushing to take place closer to the actual construction site. Simultaneously, crushing within cities is becoming more tightly controlled through environmental and safety regulations. We believe that sustainability and operational flexibility should and can be built into the same package.  Click for more...


Sandvik Launches Powerful Secondary Stage Crusher →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Sandvik CS550 cone crusher is a powerful secondary stage crusher for 771 to 827 ton (700 to 750 t) applications. In addition to flexibility and sheer tonnage, it offers advanced automation and maintenance features for maximal productivity and uptime. A key goal in any crushing operation is to accomplish more work — essentially the sum of crusher capacity and reduction ratio — in each crushing stage while never losing sight of overall efficiency.  Click for more...


Metso Introduces Digital Solution for Optimal Performance →

From Construction Equipment Guide... As part of its life cycle services offering for the aggregates industry, Metso is now introducing a new digital solution to help further optimize mobile crushing and screening equipment operations and maintenance. Metso Metrics Services is another step in Metso's digital development, leveraging the possibilities offered by advanced analytics and cloud-based technologies. Mobile crushers frequently move between sites, making it challenging to track, monitor and maintain a fleet of equipment for maximum performance.  Click for more...



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