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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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