Aggregate Equipment Articles

Belt Winder Will Improve Turnaround Times for RMS Aggregate Customers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The production and efficiency of an aggregate spread relies on the constant production of all its equipment — when one element fails, it brings the entire operation to a halt. Getting your equipment back up and running is paramount to profitability. Road Machinery & Supplies Co. understands this, which is why it recently purchased a belt winder for its Savage, Minn., warehouse. This addition allows RMS to purchase belting in bulk, giving it the ability to meet customer demand quicker and easier.  Click for more...


VIDEO: For Every Excavator Size, A Crusher Bucket Model That Can Transform Construction Site Into Recycling Center →

Every construction site — whether small or large — generates waste. Inert materials of all kinds have to find a new life, a new use, considering the difficulty in finding raw materials and the time it takes to get them. Is it possible to recover waste and put it back into the production cycle in a simple, fast and cost-effective way? Many may not know the solution lies in the operating machine already on-site: combined with an MB Crusher, crusher bucket and work the material so that it can be immediately reused or repurposed for other uses.  Click for more...


'Burgh Biz Takes Down Historic Building in Strip District →

Continental Construction and Demolition, which began operations in 2010, has accrued an impressive list of clients in the 12 years since starting operations. The company, based in the Pittsburgh, Pa., suburb Bethel Park, provides demolition services, site preparation, asbestos abatement, concrete crushing and recycling, high reach services and roll off services. The company's work spans from Philadelphia to Cleveland, Ohio, with occasional jobs taking it as far as Indianapolis, Ind.  Click for more...


Crews Demolish Medical Campus →

JR Demolition and Excavation Inc. completed the demolition of former building that housed the Medical City Behavioral Health services of the Wysong Hospital campus in McKinney, Texas. The rectangular-shaped five-story structure (no basement) had a two-story wing and other smaller structures on the north side. "We pulled it down and cleaned it up in four months," said Bobby Lindamood Jr., the owner of JR Demolition and Excavating Inc.  Click for more...


Garrett Ashburn Joins Rock Machinery Co. as Territory Sales Manager →

Rock Machinery Co. LLC, a distributor of processing equipment and parts for the mining, aggregate and recycle industries, announced its recent hire of Garrett Ashburn, who joins the company as a territory sales manager. Based in Virginia, Minn., Ashburn will cover North Dakota, northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to generate new business and maintain the current customer base. Ashburn comes to Rock Machinery with 23 years of sales experience in the aggregate, mining and recycling industry, having worked for Continental Global Material Handling, Komatsu Mining Corporation, Tri-State Truck & Equipment Inc., Power Equipment Company and Superior Industries Inc.  Click for more...


Sandvik Chooses Cat HVO Capable Engines to Reduce CO2 Emissions →

Caterpillar's long-standing commitment to sustainability and support for customers during the energy transition to a lower-carbon future means its industrial engines have for many years been capable of running on a range of renewable and alternative fuels*. The Cat C-Series engines supplied to Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screeners to power its mining and construction equipment can run on renewable and alternative fuels including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) certified to EN15940 or ASTM D975.  Click for more...


North Carolina Compost Company Makes Organic Waste Earth-Friendly →

Not long after graduating from college, Riley Alber found work as a land surveyor, where he spent his days hiking through woods and wetlands just as he had as a youngster in southern New Jersey. Although he loved being outdoors, he soon realized that his job was a contradiction to his belief in preserving the health and sustainability of Earth's natural environment. "It was tearing me apart to cut some of the last forests that exist here in the Southeast," Alber said.  Click for more...


Cat Electric Rope Shovel Lower Works Design Enhancements Reduce Total Cost of Ownership, Improve Availability →

Today's Cat 7495 and 7495 HF electric rope shovel (ERS) models feature multiple design enhancements to the lower structures that increase machine reliability and significantly lower overall total cost of ownership. These upgrades cover the track (crawler) frames, swing rack and rollers, propel gearboxes and rotating undercarriage. Combined, the design advancements can improve total cost of ownership up to 6 percent per operating hour and improve physical availability of the ERS up to 0.63 percent.  Click for more...


Rock & Recycling Equipment Expands Product Offering With Lippmann, MWS →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Shane Fleming and Brendan Fox, owners of Rock & Recycling Equipment in Sutton, Mass., announced a significant expansion of the company's product offerings. Rock & Recycling Equipment has long been known as the exclusive supplier of McCloskey crushing and screening equipment for New England contractors and aggregate producers. Moving forward, Rock & Recycling Equipment also will be the distributor of Lippmann Milwaukee Inc.  Click for more...


'Manosh by Gosh' … Vermont Biz Offers Extensive Array of Services →

N.A. Manosh Corp. of Vermont's website boasts "When it comes to water, well and construction drilling, wastewater and septic services, geothermal heating and cooling, aggregate materials and related excavation…it's ‘Manosh by Gosh.'" As Nick Manosh, son of the company's founder, tells the story, "In 1958, my dad [Howard Manosh], who had been an equipment operator, sold his 55 Chevy for $1500 for a down payment to buy a John Deere tractor with a Pippin backhoe and started working nights and weekends doing whatever work he could find." In 1965, Howard Manosh identified a growing need for clean accessible water; he purchased the company's first drilling rig and the catch phrase, "Manosh by Gosh" took root.  Click for more...


IROCK Hires Chris Keithan as Assembly Superintendent →

IROCK Crushers, a manufacturer of mobile and portable crushing plants, screening plants, and conveying equipment, announced that Chris Keithan has joined the team as assembly superintendent. Keithan brings nearly 20 years of experience to the operations department. His extensive field-service background in heavy equipment maintenance, hydraulics, electrical systems, diesel engines, as well as employee supervision, will benefit IROCK's customers as he takes the lead in the day-to-day production on the assembly floor, the company said.  Click for more...


Komatsu Announces Agreement to Acquire Mine Site Technologies →

Komatsu Ltd. , through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has agreed to acquire Mine Site Technologies Pty Ltd, New South Wales, Australia (MST Global), a provider of operational optimization platforms for underground mining that leverage communication devices and position tracking systems. Komatsu is planning to close the acquisition on July 1, 2022, on the condition that all necessary procedures for closing are completed.  Click for more...


Buesing Corporation Doubles Down on Arizona Desert Recycling Operation →

Amid the Sonoran Desert, a plant is growing. Recent upgrades to Buesing Corporation's recycling plant in Chandler, Ariz., have doubled the company's capacity to produce quality construction materials. The general civil construction contractor is well known for its work on high profile jobs in the Phoenix area, but it has steadily built a significant recycling division that produces aggregate for its own projects while also marketing to the general construction industry.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Productive Without Waste, A Call for MB Crusher →

The economy needs more infrastructure to connect supply chains across borders. To connect households across metropolitan areas. However, building housing, transportation, water, sewage, public facilities and other necessities can be expensive and at the moment it is facing huge delays due to the global shortage of materials. Without adequate infrastructure, the economy cannot flourish. Without materials, connections cannot be built.  Click for more...


Metso Outotec Closes Divestment of Metal Recycling Business →

Metso Outotec has successfully completed the divestment of its metal recycling business line to Mimir, an investment company based in Stockholm, Sweden. The sold metal recycling business includes the brands Lindemann and Texas Shredder. The business will operate globally under the Lindemann brand, and will be headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. Its approximately 160 employees have transferred to the new company.  Click for more...


IAAP Invites Teachers to Its Illinois Teachers Workshop 'Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today's Society' →

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers invites teachers to its three-day workshop July 20 to 22, on the importance of rocks, minerals and mining in daily life. The workshop includes tours of active mining operations, lectures and hands-on activities providing teachers with information, tools and activities that they can use in their classrooms. The registration fee of $100 includes meals, lodging and the following: Tour Thornton Quarry and learn more about the geology, history and operations of this quarry.  Thornton is the largest quarry in Illinois, and one of the largest in the world, revealing a 420-million-year-old ocean reef.  Learn about Illinois geology, Earth processes, mining for rocks and minerals, their uses and end products, land reclamation, sustainability and environmental issues.  Click for more...


Sandvik QA452 Offers Enhanced 3-Deck Doublescreen Solution →

Sandvik Mobile Crushers and Screens' new QA452 is the latest evolution of the Sandvik QA Series products and 3-deck Doublescreen technology. Sandvik Doublescreen technology typically outperforms traditional screens by up to 30 percent offering a tailored rock processing solution for quarry, recycling and mining industries, according to the manufacturer. With a host of new innovations, Sandvik has engineered the first of its kind, three-deck tracked mobile plant with independent screen angle adjustment and hydraulic screen separation.  Click for more...


Jackson Demolition Razes Meat Packaging Plant in Albany →

By June or July, Jackson Demolition Service Inc. expects to complete the demolition of the former Tobin's First Prize Center meat packaging plant in a now residential neighborhood of Albany, N.Y. The plant was located on a 30-acre site, which had 10 buildings on 10 acres. The plant itself was rectangular shaped, with up to four stories in some sections, along with some basement areas, and 10 garage buildings.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Recycling Asphalt Waste a Solution to Material Shortages →

Managing and procuring materials in the construction industry is rapidly becoming a concern, due to material shortages and rising costs. For example, let's talk about asphalt: how many miles of new roads are being built, how many new projects need to be financed, and how many roads are under maintenance? The European's road network has a total length of 86,992 mi. Maintenance to repair potholes to prevent damaging vehicles is an enormous task.  Click for more...


Sandvik Showcases Electric Concept Rig for Surface Drilling →

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions brought a groundbreaking electric concept drill rig for surface drilling to the Vei og Anlegg 2022 exhibition, one of Scandinavia's largest construction trade shows, May 11 to 14, 2022. The new concept rig demonstrates some of the advanced technologies that will be introduced on future series drill rigs to support more sustainable and energy-efficient surface drilling, particularly in urban construction applications.  Click for more...



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