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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Keestrack to introduce new design for R3/R3e track-mounted impact crusher at Intermat

Keestrack's R3e track-mounted impact crusher.

Keestrack will unveil a new design for its track-mounted impact crusher unit R3 / R3e at Intermat (Stand No.: 5A H098). Thanks to its compact transport and operational dimensions, the 30-tonne model offers all advantages of the diesel-electric hybrid concept, which Keestrack is implementing as an efficient alternative drive system in more and more product ranges of its mobile crushing and screening plants.

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Volvo CE unveils new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at Scotland facility

All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company's Motherwell facility in Scotland. Guests got their first glimpse of the new machines, which consist of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E. The star of the show was the R100E, a completely new rigid hauler that combines a wealth of market and customer knowledge with proven components, new technologies and a striking new design – all providing a cost-effective and productive solution to fulfill the needs of today's mining and quarrying customers. The new four-model range is initially available in less regulated markets.

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Quarry saves costs and fuel with downhill hauling

A Volvo EC750E at work in the quarry.

At Savage Stone's 400-acre quarry in Jessup, Maryland, gabbro is mined from five, 43-foot tall benches, with chemical rock hardness increasing with each lower level. The shot rock (similar to granite and good for coarse road base) used to be loaded into Volvo 35- and 40-ton articulated haulers and 100-ton Euclid rigids and transported a half mile uphill to the primary crusher, a Lippmann 5062 jaw crusher. The jaw crusher processes rock to 5-7 inches, which is then stockpiled on the surge pile for the finishing plant, where it is crushed to 1 1/2 minus.

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Rubble Master acquires compact screen and crusher manufacturer Maximus

The Rubble Master HS3500M compact tracked scalping screen.

Rubble Master (RM) has acquired Northern Ireland-based screen manufacturer Maximus. Founded in 2004 and employing 120 people, Maximus will complement Rubble Master's existing range of products, helping to satisfy customers and support future growth. According to Rubble Master, for customers and dealers, this acquisition means a full line of crushing, recycling and screening products are now available with the same reliable, lifetime support and complete parts and service support customers have come to expect from their company.

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CAT 988K XE electric-drive wheel loader

The new Cat 988K XE is the first wheel loader offered by Caterpillar with a high-efficiency electric-drive system. It joins the 988K and the recently launched 986K wheel loaders, providing three choices to get the most cost-effective loader for required application. 
The 988K XE delivers high production in all loading applications and is especially recommended for demanding jobsites where fuel efficiency makes a difference in the machine's total cost of operation.

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Haver & Boecker offers mixed screen media options for improved efficiency

Haver & Boecker technicians work with producers, evaluating their applications, challenges and goals to customize screen media selection in a way that optimizes screening.

Haver & Boecker showcased blended screen media options for each vibrating screen deck at AGG1 2018 in Houston. The blended screen media approach offers improved efficiency by extending screen media life and minimizing issues such as blinding and pegging. Haver & Boecker technicians work with producers, evaluating their applications, challenges and goals to customize screen media selection in a way that optimizes screening. The manufacturer's variety of screen media options helps ensure producers receive an option best-suited for their material type and size.

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Photo gallery: Frontline Machinery hosts 2nd Annual Canadian Keestrack Demo Day in Chilliwack, B.C.

Frontline Machinery demoed the Keestrack hybrid track-mounted H4 cone crusher in Chilliwack, B.C.

On March 13, Frontline Machinery hosted their annual Keestrack Canadian Demo Day at their Western Canadian head office in Chilliwack, B.C. Heavy Equipment Guide and Recycling Product News were on site at the event which brought together customers and stakeholders from the aggregate and recycling industry for a live, hands-on demonstration of crushing, screening and stacking conveyor systems.

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Kleemann high-performance MR 130 Zi EVO2 impact crusher shown at AGG1 2018

Kleemann's MR 130 Zi EVO2 and MR 110 Zi EVO2 mobile impact crushers can be equipped with optional, highly productive secondary vibrating screen with extra-large screening surface mounted on the discharge conveyor.

High-performance and enhanced aggregates processing technology built into Kleemann products like the Tier 4 final Mobirex MR 130 Zi EVO2 impact crusher shown at World of Asphalt/AGG1 2018 in Houston, and the smaller MR 110 Zi EVO2, are boosting productivity and product quality for operators, according to the company.

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Haver & Boecker offers new Ty-Rail configurations to increase vibrating screens’ adaptability

Haver & Boecker now offers three angle-box designs for different vibrating screen setups.

Haver & Boecker has introduced new configurations of its Ty-Rail quick-tensioning system for screen media. As a result of Ty-Rail's success, Haver & Boecker developed and now offers three angle-box designs for different vibrating screen setups. This allows producers to benefit from Ty-Rail's time savings during screen media change-outs, even on difficult-to-access areas of a vibrating screen.

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Sandvik expands range of scalpers with compact yet capable QE241

Sandvik's new scalper is an ideal solution for smaller end users where performance, versatility, transportation and setup times are most important.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is expanding its range of scalpers with the launch of the new QE241 heavy-duty scalper. Compact in design and easy to transport, operations will benefit from the same features from Sandvik's Premium range of scalpers, but in a smaller-scale version. 

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Haver & Boecker's F-Class portable plant is designed to be moved and set up in less than 30 minutes

Haver & Boecker's Tyler F-Class portable plant offers as many as three screen decks.

Haver & Boecker's Tyler F-Class portable plant offers increased mobility to maximize flexibility and ROI for aggregate and mining operations. Each portable plant features the F-Class vibrating screen mounted to a custom-built chassis. The portable plant includes a hydraulic system that raises the vibrating screen to its inclined operating position. These two features allow producers to move and set up the portable F-Class in less than 30 minutes in nearly any location.

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EVOQUIP set to make an impact at World of Asphalt / Agg1 with impact crushers

EvoQuip will showcase the newest addition to their impact crushing range, the Cobra 230 at World of Asphalt in Texas from March 6-8, 2018. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of products to address the needs of the compact crushing and screening markets. The Cobra 230 is the newest addition to their impact crushing range.  Matt Dickson, EvoQuip, Product Line Director said, "The Cobra 230 Impact Crusher is a machine that provides class leading productivity, unmatched versatility and excellent fuel efficiency. The quick set up times, simple intuitive operation and ease of transport makes this machine an ideal solution for all applications. We are on the lookout for new distributors for the EvoQuip brand and I would invite anyone interested in this to come to our booth so we can discuss this excellent opportunity."

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CDE USA to mark 25th anniversary and showcase latest materials processing solutions at AGG1 Academy & Expo

CDE is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and will showcase its most recent innovations at the 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8, 2018. The CDE USA hub will also introduce its team, which will double in size in 2018 and is located across two offices to better serve the company's growing North American market. 

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 4

World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 3

World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 2

World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.

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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2018 Show Preview Part 1

World of Asphalt will be held in Houston, Texas, from March 6 to 8 and features educational programming and exhibits focusing on the latest technology and innovations for the asphalt industry. The Agg1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, co-located with World of Asphalt, offers educational sessions and exhibits on the latest developments for the aggregates industry. The following are highlights of products that attendees can expect to see at the shows.

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