Aggregate Equipment Articles

Fecon Stumpex 2-Speed Eradicates Stumps Faster →

Fecon has upgraded its Stumpex auger-type stump grinder to include a 2-speed hydraulic motor for faster stump removal, especially on soft woods. Designed to maximize 100 percent of machine output, the Stumpex 2-speed improves cut time by up to 50 percent, removing 24-in. stumps in less than 3 minutes, according to the manufacturer. In addition to faster stump processing, the new model reduces wear on blades and cones, allowing longer service life and extending the intervals between blade sharpening.  Click for more...


Metso Outotec Launches Compact Large-Capacity Primary Crusher →

Metso Outotec is launching an extension to its primary gyratory crusher range: the Superior MKIII 6275UG. The new crusher, which can be used in different types of applications, provides large capacity with significant savings in CAPEX and operating costs, according to the manufacturer. "We are very excited about the Superior MKIII 6275UG. As a direct response to the market demand, we've designed a more compact primary gyratory crusher reducing CAPEX that is applicable to both underground and above ground applications for the mining industry.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Epiroc USA Launches Try-and-Buy Program for FlexiROC T30 R Construction Drill Rig →

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has introduced the Try-and-Buy Program for the FlexiROC T30 R Construction Edition tophammer surface drill rig. The Try-and-Buy program offers free jobsite testing of the drill. The FlexiROC T30 R surface drill is an improved version of the once-popular IR ECM 580 construction rig that tracks back from Epiroc to Atlas Copco and Ingersoll Rand.  Click for more...


IROCK Crushers Welcomes Hills Machinery →

After examining the current construction materials marketplace and reviewing customer feedback in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, IROCK Crushers announced that Hills Machinery will be its exclusive dealer to sell and service the IROCK product line. "The IROCK partnership with Hills Machinery is a perfect fit primarily because we draw on the same set of core values. Our companies put people first and are laser focused on delivering customer support and product quality.  Click for more...


Sandvik Establishes Rock Processing Solutions Business →

Sandvik has decided to establish a new business area, Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions (SRP), as of Jan. 1, 2021. The new business area will consist of the current crushing and screening division, which today is part of the Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology business area. The reason for this structural change is to further accelerate profitable growth within rock processing, based on crushing and screening addressing separate parts of the value chain and facing different competition to the other Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology divisions.  Click for more...


Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Appoints Ville Keinänen as New Business Line Manager, Surface Drills, USA →

Ville Keinänen has been appointed business line manager, surface drills, USA, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. He will start in this new role in December 2020 and will be based in the Atlanta, Ga., area. Ville has more than 20 years of management experience, with sales and finance-related responsibilities. He has been in Sandvik since 2007, where he has been responsible for service, aftermarket, territory and general management.  Click for more...


Belson Steel Turns to Sennebogen for New Scrap Handlers →

A family-run business for 60 years, Belson Steel Center Scrap Inc. is a 16-acre scrap metal yard in Bourbonnais, Ill. The business is complemented by Chicago Heights Processing, a specialty scrap processing and recycling operation. Between the two facilities, owner and president Marc Pozan maintains a fleet of eight scrap handlers. Part of his plan to maintain his production levels and to meet the ongoing requirements of his major customers was to upgrade his fleet.  Click for more...


Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Hosts Its Annual Golf Outing at WeaverRidge, Coyote Creek in Peoria →

A beautiful day welcomed 144 golfers to IAAP's Sep. 17 golf outing held at WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria, Ill. Due to the strong support of everyone attending, this outing raised $8,580 for the IAAP Political Action Committee. PIE Committee members sold 50/50 raffle tickets raising a total of $1,116 for the IAAP's Rocks, Minerals & Mining Workshop for Illinois teachers.  Click for more...


Liebherr USA Adds Lincoln Klemola as Manager of Mining Division's Field Services →

Liebherr USA Co. announced Lincoln Klemola as the new manager of field services of its mining sales division in the western United States. Klemola will oversee and manage customer support for Liebherr Mining machines in the United States. He will serve as the primary service contact for Liebherr Mining customers within the United States, lead the entire service and support team and expand on Liebherr's current growth strategy for the U.S.  Click for more...


Gill Rock Drill Appointed New Distributor of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Boom Drills →

Gill Rock Drill Company Inc. will be supplying Sandvik's comprehensive range of boom drills, rock tools and full aftermarket support for customers in the states located in New Jersey and counties of Maryland, Virginia and eastern Pennsylvania, effective June 20, 2020. Gill Rock Drill Co. Inc., based in Lebanon, Pa., is a family owned and operated full service manufacturing and distributor organization providing equipment and tooling sales, service support, contracting and rentals to the drilling industry.  Click for more...


Brokk 200 Offers Increased Safety, Versatility, Productivity in Mining Operations →

Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers the Brokk 200 for ultra-deep mining applications. With SmartConcept — the company's signature system for improved performance and uptime — the machine provides increased power and productivity with zero emissions, making it ideal for the deepest, most challenging applications, according to the manufacturer. Compactness, combined with the power of a machine three times its size, reduces the need for large crews with handheld equipment.  Click for more...


Rockster Duplex Crusher Conquers Morocco →

Since February 2020, the Rockster R1100D impactor with screen box and return belt has been creating valuable aggregate for CSB Mobile. The easy handling and good performance of the crusher as well as the possibility of processing various materials were key criteria for the purchase. CSB Mobile S.A.R.L., with its headquarters in Casablanca, is a reliable specialist in earthworks. With 10 employees and a machine fleet of three bulldozers, three excavators and one flatbed truck, it can cover a wide range of contracts from roadbed preparation all the way to quarry stone mining.  Click for more...


Next Generation Cat 785 Mining Truck Advances Efficiency, Productivity for Lower Costs →

The Next Generation Cat 785 mining truck enhances operator safety and performance, provides more intuitive and predictable operation, delivers faster and easier access to data, and streamlines maintenance — to boost efficiency and lower costs — according to the manufacturer. Leveraging the Next Generation concept, the new 150-ton class mining truck features an expandable technology platform, so it is future-ready.  Click for more...


Nordtrack Mobile Equipment Range from Metso Outotec Breaks Milestone of 100 Sold Units →

The new mobile crushing and screening range from Metso Outotec, Nordtrack, has passed the milestone of 100 units sold worldwide. The volume sales of the range started during 1Q2020. "This is a remarkable achievement for a new product range; especially considering how the pandemic has impacted the construction industry around the world," said Vesa Tuloisela, director, Nordtrack offering at Metso Outotec.  Click for more...


Metso Outotec Wins Major Mining Technology Order From Zijin Mining in China →

Metso Outotec has signed a major contract with Zijin Mining Co. Ltd. for the delivery of key minerals processing equipment of the company's Qulong Copper Mine project in Tibet, China. Metso Outotec's scope of delivery covers a powerful 58 MW grinding circuit equipped with horizontal and vertical grinding mills, process automation and various types of installation and commissioning services. "We are honored to be selected as the supplier for the key grinding circuit equipment for this major project.  Click for more...


Tracey Road Equipment Takes On KPI-JCI, Astec Mobile Screens Line →

Jerry Tracey, president of Tracey Road Equipment, announced his company has been named the exclusive dealer of KPI-JCI aggregate equipment and Astec Mobile Screens for all of New York State (excluding the New York metropolitan area). KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens are among the best-known brands in the aggregate industry today with more than 100 years of experience in designing, building and manufacturing some of the world's most innovative equipment.  Click for more...


W.I. Clark's Team Blue Crushes Connecticut With Kleemann Line →

In 2013, W.I. Clark acquired the Kleemann line of aggregate and recycling products when the Wirtgen Group brought the products to the United States. W.I. Clark had already been a Wirtgen Group dealer for milling machines, Vogele pavers and Hamm compactors. The dealer also represents John Deere (of which the Wirtgen Group is a subsidiary) construction and industrial equipment in the state of Connecticut "W.I.  Click for more...


Granite Uses Tech to Produce Aggregate Materials in Llano →

Granite recently opened its Big Rock Aggregate and Asphalt Plant in Llano. Big Rock will provide aggregate and asphalt to private and public customers in northern and western Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern and San Bernardino counties. Built with safety and sustainability in mind, this plant uses technology to be able to produce 11 high-quality aggregate materials simultaneously with the flexibility to modify finished products as the market demands.  Click for more...


Komatsu Officially Breaks Ground for New Campus in Milwaukee's Harbor District →

Building on its 135-year-legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground for its new headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee's Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue. The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the state of Wisconsin and city of Milwaukee, Komatsu is investing approximately $285 million in its South Harbor Campus, which will include purpose-built, modern manufacturing facilities; advanced technology, robotics, engineering and R&D labs; a large office complex, training facilities, a data solutions center and an experience center.  Click for more...


Heavy-Duty Trucks Market Size is Projected to Reach $538.8B by 2026 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Heavy-duty trucks are used for cargo transportation, logistics operations, construction, mining, etc. Growth in the manufacturing and construction sector, developments in road infrastructure, and steady growth in the freight and logistics sectors are some of the major factors that are expected to increase the heavy duty trucks market size. The global heavy duty trucks market size is projected to reach $538.8 Billion by 2026, from $446 Billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 3.2 percent during 2020 to 2026.  Click for more...



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