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Komatsu America has introduced their new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 Tier 4 final emissions certified hydraulic excavators. The heavy equipment manufacturer debuted these EPA Tier 4 Final (T4F) certified models - perfect for sewer, water, mass excavation, mining, and quarry applications - with simplicity in mind. Their SAA6D170E-7 engines feature two Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filters (KDPF) that do not require a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 feature increased power, improved production, and a new single “Power +” operating mode that does not compromise fuel consumption.
May 6, 2019

The new MX300 mixing system from Vermeer is made specifically to help HDD (horizontal directional drilling) contractors achieve optimized productivity. The right-sized mixing system is key for drilling operations, which is why Vermeer created a new narrow rectangular tank design which aids in maximizing fluid volume and creating a smaller footprint for convenient transportation and storage. The new model is also available with customizable mounting configuration options.
April 19, 2019

Hitachi’s EX2600-7 and EX5600-7 are now available as part of the new EX-7 Series line of mining excavators, highlighting the company’s focus on continuous improvement through advanced technologies and engineering. Both excavators operate with next-level fuel efficiency thanks to these tech advancements. The new models are built to deliver the ultimate in durability and reliability to markets in both North and South America.
April 9, 2019

Liebherr Mining Equipment is continuing to make exciting improvements to their ultra-class mining trucks and excavators with things like enhanced performance for T 264 mining trucks and higher, extended hauling capacity for T 282 C and T 284 mining trucks, and real-time tracking of machine health and performance with Liebherr Mining Data. Increased safety, productivity, and performance are at the core of the enhancements being made to these machines. Liebherr is also working to meet global EPA requirements for all of its trucks with tier 4 solutions.
April 3, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. announced that their FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has made the cut for operating on the mobile broadband technology, private long-term evolution (LTE). This is the first time that an AHS has qualified to run on private LTE in commercial operations in the mining industry. Not only does this allow for Komatsu to continue to adhere to their own distinguished safety standards, but it also leads the way for ultra-high system availability and reliability.
January 22, 2019

Komatsu’s FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) is achieving unprecedented milestones with their recent record of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The announcement was made earlier this November by the leading global heavy equipment manufacturers, Komatsu America Corp. Impressively, their FrontRunner AHS system has hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems combined.
November 26, 2018

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. announced recently that they would be launching the EH5000AC-3 Rigid Dump Truck with trolley system. The addition of the trolley aims to contribute to reducing life cycle costs and improving productivity. The trolley system will be available for worldwide, large-scale mining projects on June 1, 2018.
May 19, 2018

The brand new Cat 24 Motor Grader is a testament to the already strong heritage of the company's M Series Motor Graders, offering high performance construction and maintenance capabilities on mine roads in order to make miner’s jobs easier and more efficient. Additionally, with its innovative, modular design, removing and installing components is easier than ever and up to 70 percent faster. This Motor Grader is application matched for medium to large mines that run trucks with loads over 180 tonnes and outfitted with a 7.3-m (24 foot) wide moldboard. The 24 Motor Grader is also equipped with Standard Cat GRADE with Cross Slope in order to improve operator productivity and haul road quality, in turn decreasing rolling resistance, reducing premature tire failure, and lowering truck tire wear overall.
April 6, 2018

Superior Industries announced it has built the first ever 210-foot (64m) road-portable telescoping radial stacking conveyor. This TeleStacker Conveyor was designed for a frac sand operation in Texas. In addition to high capacity frac sand applications, operations that may benefit from a longer unit include sites that need to build inventory with large tonnage stockpiles and shipload applications.
February 2, 2018

Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. will exhibit its new autonomous haulage solution this week in Cologne, Germany, at the Autonomous Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium. Liebherr plans to begin field trials of a pre-series at a customer site in 2019.
November 20, 2017

Liebherr’s new autonomous ready haul mining 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.
November 1, 2017

The new Ditch Witch AT40 All Terrain horizontal directional drill (HDD) excels while drilling and steering in hard rock. The machine features an advanced, two-pipe All Terrain drilling system that provides 33 percent more torque than competitive units. The newly optimized All Terrain drilling system includes multiple patent-pending designs that improve downhole operation. An inner-rod design provides a flush system that improves tool-joint durability and steering in hard rock conditions.
September 28, 2017

The new D375A-8 crawler dozer has been unveiled by Komatsu America. The D375A-8 features an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine that produces over 20% more horsepower while the dozer is traveling in the reverse direction. The additional horsepower yields faster cycle times and a productivity increase of up to 18%. The D375A-8 also features an improved suspended undercarriage, larger viscous cab mounts, and a new air-suspension heated and ventilated seat for overall operator comfort.
September 26, 2017

Genesis Attachments has rolled out their latest excavator attachment for the demolition, excavation and trenching, tunneling/mining and concrete grinding industries with its GCG Cyclone rock and concrete grinder, featuring a two-hose hydraulic system that eliminates the need for a case drain line and simplifies installation.
September 19, 2017

Caterpillar has introduced the new MD6310 blasthole drill, which features substantial technology, efficiency and productivity improvements. Cat Electronics delivers advanced troubleshooting for efficient drill operation and scalable automation, which includes drill assist, semi-autonomous and remote control operation, and machine health reporting to improve drilling accuracy, reduce fuel consumption and lower total cost of ownership.
July 22, 2017

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