Archive | September, 2012

Global Mining Industry Participates at Ritchie Bros. US$76 Million Grand Opening Auction in North Carolina

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold more than US$76 million of trucks, earthmoving and mining equipment during the Company's two-day Grand Opening auction in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina on September 26 and 27, 2012. A ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the morning of Day One of the auction (September 26) […]

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New Stone Slinger Keeps Operators out of the Truck and on the Job

W.K. Dahms Mfg. Ltd. has successfully launched a new generation of remote controls for Stone Slinger truck conveyors that can dramatically reduce the time to unload and place aggregate loads with precision. The new Stone Slinger Creep Drive system provides operators with a remote control feature that not only controls the speed and direction of […]

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Atlas Copco Pit Viper 311 Blasthole Drill for Holes Up to 125 Feet

Pit Viper 311 wide-range rotary blasthole drill can drill holes to 125 feet in a narrow range of sizes 9 to 12.25 inches, which fills the gap between the hole ranges of the Pit Viper 351 and the Pit Viper 270. Drive train options include both Tier 4 and Tier 2 engine choices. The tower […]

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Bobcat Co. Hosts Attachments Boot Camp in Fargo, ND

To help its top salespeople expand their knowledge on the company’s extensive line of attachments and break away for some valuable worksite operation time, Bobcat Co. last week hosted a group of sales personnel hand selected from across its North American dealer network to join them in Fargo, N.D., for the latest Bobcat Boot Camp. […]

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Komatsu PC4000 Mining Shovel

Komatsu PC4000 hydraulic mining shovel has an operating weight between 855,500 and 879,800 pounds and a bucket capacity of 29 cubic yards. Komatsu SDA16V160E-2 diesel provides 1,875 horsepower. Electric drive is also available. Backhoe breakout force is 250,000 pounds, and loading shovel crowd force is 300,000 pounds. The excavator matches to trucks ranging from 150 […]

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CAT EL3000 Longwall Shearer Delivers High Production in Mid to High Seams Through Smart Design and Next-Generation Technology

The Cat® EL3000 represents the next generation of Cat longwall shearers. The powerful state-of-the-art control system with Ethernet communications suits the shearer to advanced automation and monitoring, and the design is easily upgraded during rebuilds to take advantage of the latest performance enhancing features. The future-proof design ensures long service life. At the core of […]

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Excavating Solutions Announces Excavator Machine Control System

Excavating Solutions is excited to announce the World’s first true Excavator Machine Control System.  This new system marks the beginning of a fundamental shift in the excavating industry.  This system is designed to operate on any brand, size or age of excavator or backhoe.  It is ideal for digging perfect footers, basements, septic systems, storm […]

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Caterpillar Announces Unit Rig MT4400D AC Mining Truck Transformed with Cat Integrated Technologies

Caterpillar announces the new Unit Rig™ MT4400D AC Mining Truck as part of its ongoing investment in the Unit Rig products acquired through the acquisition of Bucyrus International. The new D series model integrates a Cat® 3516C HD engine and the Cat 240T AC electric drive system with the Unit Rig MT4400 to create the […]

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New Link Belt 235 X3 Spin Ace Excavator Now Available

The new Link-Belt 235 X3 Spin Ace Minimum Swing Radius Excavator is now available in North America in LC and Dozer models. This new model replaces the popular 225 Spin Ace minimum swing radius excavator. New features include an Interim Tier 4a Isuzu engine with 17.5% better fuel efficiency, a ROPS-certified cab with new interior […]

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Hitachi Introduces New EH5000AC-3 Rigid Frame Hauler at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL

Hitachi introduced its new rigid frame hauler — the EH5000AC-3 — at the MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® trade show today. The hauler is the first hauler to feature the company’s brand new Advanced Hitachi AC Drive System, the only system available on the market that is designed and built by the same company as the truck. The […]

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Why You Should Buy Genuine Caterpillar Parts

Caterpillar, Inc. has been in the construction equipment business for more than eight decades. They have managed to remain well respected and competitive for many reasons including the quality of their products. When you need to replace the parts in any piece of heavy machinery that was manufactured by this company, you should choose genuine […]

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Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.   Good news - construction employers added 1,000 jobs in the last month. New federal data shows that the […]

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