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Terex Trucks signs new dealer in Texas

B-C Equipment Sales’ first Terex TA400 demo in South Texas.

When it comes to the mining industry, the phrase ‘Everything is bigger in Texas' is most certainly true according to B-C Equipment Sales. With plentiful mineral resources, it is one of the main producers of cement, crushed stone, lime, salt, sand and gravel in America. It is also the leading crude oil and natural gas-producing state in the country. It is thereby no great surprise that construction equipment dealers do so well there. B-C Equipment Sales has been dominating the local market for the past 32 years, ever since Bill Lathrop and his wife Cathy decided to go into business together. With a reputation built on tradition and integrity, the family-run company has a customer network covering four major areas in South Texas: Corpus Christi, San Antonio, LaFeria and Laredo. 

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Watch This: Volvo Penta’s "Mighty Jobs" series goes behind the scenes with machine operators

Canadian presenter Lacey Rose guides viewers through all episodes of Volvo Penta's

Spectacular machines in dramatic working environments, and entertaining and informative demonstrations of power and precision; the "Mighty Jobs" series will take viewers to several fascinating locations where Volvo Penta's industrial engine and machinery range is making a vast difference to the lives of customers and ultimately to daily life.

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Maclean invests in technology & people to deliver innovative products & services for the mines of the future, today

Maclean invests in technology & people to deliver innovative products & services for the mines of the future, today

MacLean Engineering a global leader in underground mining mobile equipment innovation, improving safety and productivity and reducing costs for mining companies and contractors.  MacLean recently made notable acquisitions in remote control technology as well as shotcrete expertise that will allow the company to remain at the forefront of change in a rapidly evolving industry.

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Epiroc underground launches Minetruck MT2010 Battery

Minetruck MT2010 Battery

The newest machine to be added to Epiroc's fleet of electric-powered equipment is the Minetruck MT2010 Battery, now ready to roll in mining operations throughout North America. The Minetruck MT2010 Battery is a sleek and sturdy truck, specially built to transport heavy loads of up to 20 metric tons through narrow underground passages. The electric Minetruck shares all the merits of its internationally popular Minetruck MT2010 diesel counterpart, including a compact design, hard-wearing components, fast incline speeds and easy maneuverability. However, the Minetruck MT2010 Battery extends its own list of honors by driving away from fossil fuels towards a zero-emission future.

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XCMG unveils their first 700-ton mining excavator

XCMG unveils their first 700-ton mining excavator

The first 700-ton hydraulic excavator from XCMG has rolled off the company's assembly line in Xuzhou, China, heralding a new era for Chinese heavy equipment manufacturing. The successful development and production of the new XE7000E makes China the fourth country in the world to have the capability of producing 700-ton excavators after Germany, Japan and the U.S.

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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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Cat 24 motor grader is application-matched for medium to large mines running trucks over 180 tonnes payload

The Cat 24 Motor Grader is equipped with a 7.3-metre-wide (24-foot) moldboard.

Building on the strong heritage of the M Series motor graders, the new Cat 24 motor grader delivers high-performance construction and maintenance of mine roads to improve mining truck efficiency. The 24 Motor Grader is equipped with a 7.3-metre-wide (24-foot) moldboard and is application-matched for medium to large mines running trucks over 180 tonnes (200 tons) payload. An innovative, modular design means components can be removed and installed quicker and easier, in some cases, up to 70 percent faster when compared to the 24M. Standard Cat GRADE with Cross Slope improves operator productivity and haul road quality, which lowers truck tire wear, decreases rolling resistance and reduces premature tire failure. 

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Sandvik chooses Volvo Penta Stage V engine solutions for underground loaders and trucks

Sandvik’s LH517 underground loader (right) loads material into a Sandvik TH551 truck; the Sandvik LH517 is equipped with an EU Stage V engine solution from Volvo Penta.

As the next level of EU emissions regulations comes ever closer, manufacturer Sandvik has chosen Volvo Penta as the ideal provider of Stage V solutions for its mining equipment. With some of the toughest working conditions in confined areas, underground mining has many physical aspects to consider and more requirements than most industries for stringent rules on emissions.

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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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Epiroc brand makes SME Annual Conference & Expo debut

Pit Viper series of surface blasthole drills

Epiroc, the new subsidiary of the Atlas Copco Group that is planned to be listed on the stock exchange in 2018, is exhibiting at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) Annual Conference & Expo for the first time. Operating under its own brand name and logo, Epiroc is showcasing automation and system solutions in Booth 921 at the annual event, Feb. 25-28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Komatsu marks 10 years of Autonomous Haulage System availability

Komatsu marks 10 years of Autonomous Haulage System availability

Komatsu Ltd. is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the commercial deployment of its Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). Today, more than 100 AHS trucks operate in Australia, North and South America. Based on the 10-year proven record of safety, productivity, environmental resistance and system flexibility in an array of mining environments, Komatsu plans to accelerate the pace of AHS deployment.

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Volvo CE to enter rigid hauler market

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the new four-model range has relied heavily on the longstanding rigid hauler expertise of Volvo CE's subsidiary Terex Trucks, combined with the technological strength of the Volvo Group. The range, which will initially be launched in less regulated markets, consists of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 100-ton R100E.

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Keestrack expands hybrid lineup with H6e tracked cone crusher

With a max. feed size of 215 mm, the Keestrack H6e track-mounted cone crusher can also be deployed as a highly productive standalone solution when equipped with the three-deck post-screen module.

Similar to the Keestrack H4e introduced in 2016, the new 62-tonne fully hybrid H6e cone crusher combines Keestrack's crushing technology with an innovative diesel-electric drive concept, enabling full flexibility at maximum cost efficiency.

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Tsurumi products feature on eighth season of Gold Rush

Tsurumi Pumps' products are featured on the eighth season of Gold Rush, the popular Discovery Channel reality series that follows the exploits of 316 Mining. The Oregon, U.S.-based mining company chose Tsurumi as its exclusive provider of pumping equipment, which includes numerous pumps, variable frequency drives and custom-built pontoons. Key personnel from Tsurumi's U.S. division also offered extensive engineering consultation on the job site in Fairplay, Colorado, U.S., before shooting began.

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ASI, Liebherr to collaborate on autonomous ready mining trucks

ASI, Liebherr to collaborate on autonomous ready mining trucks

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) and Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. (Liebherr) have announced that Liebherr's new autonomous ready haul trucks will be compatible with ASI's autonomous command and control platform; MOBIUS. Liebherr's vision of an autonomous haul truck includes an open interface that enables the truck to integrate to ASI's Mobius platform. Liebherr's autonomous vehicles can be controlled under an OEM agnostic command system for autonomous vehicles, providing maximum flexibility for their customers.

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