Aggregate Equipment Articles

Sandvik Settles in at Allied, Sees Growth by 'Continuing to Do It Right' →

What will the Sandvik acquisition mean to longtime distributors and end-users of Allied Construction Products' breakers and compactors? "We are going to continue to do right what Allied has done right for many years," said Jonas Lindqvist, who was named managing director of the company that is being renamed Sandvik. "That includes striving towards providing impeccable service to our dealers and customers and continuing to examine current and better ways to produce, deliver and support our quality products." Sandvik already owned 21 percent of Allied, the North American distributor of Sandvik's Rammer hydraulic breakers, before the acquisition was completed Oct.  Click for more...


IAAP Awards Latest Education Foundation Scholarships →

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Education Foundation Scholarship program strengthens the Illinois aggregates industry by promoting the education of worthy students learning and training to be the next generation of professionals in the industry. The Joanne Kluessendorf Memorial scholarship promotes the education of individuals seeking a career in teaching earth science or geology.  Click for more...


IAAP Announces 'Rock Solid' Safety Awards →

For the past 19 years, the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Safety Committee has encouraged companies to adopt systems and practices that prevent injuries or illnesses by recognizing members with its "Rock Solid" safety award program. In developing this program, safety committee members identified a comprehensive list of important activities or policies required for a successful safety and health program and then assigned points for undertaking and documenting each one.  Click for more...


IROCK Crushers Launches Dealer Portal →

IROCK Crushers recently launched its dealer portal, which is specifically designed for IROCK dealers to access needed information involving the sales, service, support and marketing of the IROCK product line. "This application has been a great way to provide our dealers everything they need right at their fingertips and in real-time. The whole project was a collaboration between IROCK and our dealer network and we couldn't be happier with the results and feedback.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Bagela Turns Millings Into Money for Thomaston, Connecticut's M.J.W. Services →

Josh Williams and Megan Hill had each grown up around the heavy equipment trades. In 2012, the husband and wife team started M.J.W. Services in Thomaston, Conn. Originally focusing on utility contracting, within a few years some other doors opened for Williams and Hill. As the business grew, they started to look for a piece of land that they could use for a yard, not only to accommodate their growing fleet of trucks and equipment, but also to stockpile some materials.  Click for more...


Cat 992 Wheel Loader Increases Productivity Up to 32 Percent →

Building on a more than half-century legacy, the new Cat 992 wheel loader sets a new standard by offering up to 32 percent greater productivity. This new large mining loader reduces maintenance costs by as much as 10 percent and offers up to 48 percent greater payload-per-fuel efficiency than the earlier model 992K, according to the manufacturer. Powered by the new Cat C32B engine with U.S. EPA Tier IV Final/EU Stage V and Tier II equivalent emission engine options, the new 992 meets the global industry's demand for high-production equipment with greater payloads.  Click for more...


Metso Outotec Launches Premier, Select Horizontal Grinding Mills →

Every mining operation has a unique grinding process that requires versatile grinding equipment. During the last six months, Metso Outotec has extensively reviewed the combined horizontal mill product offering from the legacy Metso and Outotec companies. As a result, it has unveiled the harmonized Metso Outotec horizontal mill product lines that represent the best of both legacy companies: Metso Outotec Premier horizontal grinding mills and Select horizontal grinding mills.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Quarry Boosts Contractor's Production With Loader Tech →

Since 2017, Central Texas Stone and Aggregate LLC has been on a mission to increase its production of rock and aggregate to support construction jobs throughout central and southern Texas under the guidance of General Manager Cole Bland. Bland recalls that just three years ago, approximately 70 percent of the quarry materials were used by the family-owned construction business, Joe Bland Construction L.P.  Click for more...


Epiroc Launches Boomer M20 Drill Rig →

With protected hydraulics, sensors and cables, Epiroc's new Boomer M20 is designed and built to minimize unplanned stops and maximize uptime and performance in highly demanding operations. A challenging part of underground work is the everyday wear and tear on hydraulic hoses. Falling rocks and debris and continuous wear against the tunnel floor and walls means constant hose repairs. The Boomer M20´s heavy duty hose-less boom design minimizes unplanned stops for hose repairs, which keeps the rig up and running even in the toughest conditions, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Metso Outotec Launches Nordtrack Mobile Screen, Crusher for Construction Customers →

Metso Outotec is adding two new products to its Nordtrack mobile crushing and screening range. The Nordtrack S2.5 mobile screen is a small size, versatile scalping screen designed for small job sites and a variety of applications. With a compact and light-weight structure, a highly efficient two-deck screen, and a wide selection of different screening media, it is the perfect solution for construction contractors with frequent changes in site locations or simply as a rental unit, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Behind Ireland's Final Rebellion and … an American Dream →

Construction people like to read about machinery and many of them like to read about other subjects, too — like history and war and such. Some people who make and sell machinery also like to write books and sometimes a writer comes out of this mix who can combine history, war and actual machinery into their books. I am such a writer — I played Cowboys and Indians around sandpit machinery as a child in my native Ireland.  Click for more...


Multi-Purpose Sennebogen 875 Is Purpose-Built for Broussard Coastal Restoration Projects →

"Mobility" isn't the first quality that comes to mind when you're talking about a 300,000 lb. machine, but that's what attracted Chip Broussard to his new Sennebogen 875 R-HD material handler. The Broussard family is one of the leading marine and land construction contractors on the Gulf Coast. Coupling oilfield and pipeline projects with marine towing, dock and crane services, Broussard Brothers Inc.  Click for more...


Avery Carter Compost + Soils Expands With Powerscreen →

Avery Carter Compost + Soils purchased its first truck to haul tailing materials to landfills from nearby organic facilities. When it noticed the amount of sellable material that was being discarded, the company purchased a 9-acre piece of vacant land, and, after accumulating material for years, decided to pursue the possibility of processing the material to recover the sellable fines products. Powerscreen Mid-Atlantic's Adam Logan was well-known in the area, and the dealer has a large presence, so the company reached out to him for an education and guidance on the best machine for processing.  Click for more...


Cameron River Logistics Finds a Log Handler it Can Rely On →

Nothing much has changed over the past three years here at Cameron River Logistics (CRL), and that, in itself, is a good thing. The huge transload facility in BC's Peace River district still receives up to 50 truckloads a day of 16-ft. CTL spruce logs. Dozens of train cars leave the yard every week, moving the logs to the Dunkley sawmill five hours south. And the Sennebogen 830 M-T log handler shows up to work every day to keep the wood moving.  Click for more...


Metso Outotec Completes Reorganization of Its Metals Business →

Metso Outotec has completed the reorganization of its metals business as part of the turnaround program announced in Q4/2020. As a result, the segment's operational model has been adjusted to better meet customer needs, as well as the scale and nature of the business today, according to the company. When the negotiations related to the reorganization started on Dec. 9, 2020, the estimated need for reduction was a maximum of 160 permanent redundancies in the metals operations globally, including up to 60 redundancies in Finland.  Click for more...


Horton Supply Joins Team Screen Machine as Dealer for Portions of Missouri, Illinois →

Horton Supply Company, a supplier of quarry and aggregate wear parts, is now a Screen Machine dealer of southeast, central and northwest Missouri, as well as southern Illinois. Horton Supply Company will now offer the full Screen Machine crushing and screening product line and will provide parts and service in both areas. Screen Machine Industries has manufactured and delivered a complete line of American-made crushers, screening plants and trommels since 1966.  Click for more...


Working on the Ports is a Breeze With Sennebogen 895 E-Series Material Handler →

Shipping and logistics company Danubia Speicherei Ges.m.b.H was in search of a machine that would positively impact its bottom line. With Sennebogen, it made that a reality by commissioning the world's largest material handler, the "big green one." The Danube Port is one of the most important and vital ports in central Europe with more than 8,200 ft. of dockside space. And in 2020, the dock welcomed an impressive landmark giving the landscape a new look.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Werk-Brau Introduces Extreme Duty Excavator Buckets →

New Werk-Brau extreme duty excavator buckets feature an aggressive dig angle, rugged construction of abrasion resistant AR400 through AR500 steel, and horizontal wear strips, to effectively excavate in the toughest conditions. Designed for durability and effectiveness, even in brutal conditions, they are made in the USA with industry leading lead times. Standard sizes available from 3/8 to 10 cu.  Click for more...


LaBounty Launches Full Line of MSD Legend Series Shears →

Stanley Infrastructure announced that LaBounty's full lineup of MSD Legend Series Shears is now available. These additions round out LaBounty's mobile scrap shear portfolio and can be equipped with InSite, which provides real-time data to optimize shear performance and productivity. Maximizing productivity and uptime, the MSD Legend Series shears are equipped with full-protection, indexable piercing tip, Dual Max Indexable Protection, defending the shear from wear and preventing maintenance and downtime.  Click for more...


Soosan America Takes Different Approach to Rock Drilling →

Just because technology makes it possible to automate a system, doesn't mean that the system will function better automated. The current trend in the drilling industry is to mimic the automotive makers in attempting to automate every function in a rock drill. While automation will suit a few applications, the majority of rock drilling projects require operators and blasters with experience and skill to complete the tasks at hand.  Click for more...



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