Keeping Your Dust Under Control, the Economical Way

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By Bill Campbell We all know that dust control is a challenging problem for onsite management of aggregate facilities. The time and expense required to maintain an environmentally friendly work area can get costly, and the threat of expensive citations can be troublesome. A comprehensive chemical treatment program, used properly, can minimize dust for extended periods of time and reduce…

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PERMITTING – MAY 2015

Eagle Graphite Granted Quarry Permit Eagle Graphite Inc. has received a permit from the Province of British Columbia, Canada, Ministry of Energy and Mines approving the work system and reclamation program planned for its Black Crystal flake graphite deposit near Nelson, B.C. The Quarry Permit includes the Hoder Creek Quarry allowance for haul road access, waste and product stockpiles; and…

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Five Key Components of a Good Scale Maintenance Program

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By Russ Desilets Aggregates operations purchase scales because the value of goods entering or exiting a plant is based on their weight. Without assured scale accuracy a company can lose thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Depending on the requirements and type of weighing device, annual maintenance costs for a truck scale run anywhere from $1,000 to…

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New Trail King Hauling Products Hit the Road

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Making its re-entry into the market at this year’s 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville was Trail King Industries’ prototype Steel End Dump. This heavy-duty and dependable trailer is complemented by five additional models from Trail King’s extensive specialized trailer product lines. The TKSHR32 Steel End Dump has been in consideration over the past few years and the company has finally re-introduced…

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John Deere Extends Generator Drive Options

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John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) extended its generator drive power solutions with the introduction of four PowerTech prime power generator drive engines at INTERMAT in Paris. The new engines meet Final Tier 4 emissions regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) – giving OEMs with space-constrained installations more options. The engines utilize a John Deere Integrated Emissions…

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