A Rescue for the Highway Trust Fund

August 3, 2021 – The Highway Trust Fund was just thrown a lifeline. A $118 billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund from the Treasury’s general fund was slipped into the ever-evolving infrastructure bill text at the last minute. I could have predicted there would be something in the bill at some point, given lawmakers’ inability to agree on user-fee…

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Sandvik to Showcase DR410i Rotary Blasthole Drill Rig at MINExpo

Sandvik will have several of its latest innovations on display for the first time anywhere at MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas, Sept. 13-15. Sandvik’s 20,200-sq.-ft. exhibit at Central Hall 3, booth #6212 will demonstrate the company’s commitment to “Innovation in Mining – Make the Shift,” a theme that underscores its focus on helping customers mine more sustainably through technology. On…

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The Eco-Economics of Electric Dredges

It Is Time To Consider A More Accurate And Comprehensive Cost/Benefit Analysis Of Electric Versus Diesel-Powered Dredges. By Cash McCloy In 2021 it is time to consider a more accurate and comprehensive cost/benefit analysis of electric versus diesel-powered dredges. Many variables have changed and improved in recent years, and consistent patterns have emerged over time about diesel engine maintenance. A…

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Rohr-Idreco

Rohr-Idreco floating clamshell dredgers are designed to extract sand and gravel from 10 to 60 or even 90 metres below water level. All dredgers are custom-built to the requirements of each deposit and the needs of every customer. Customers can choose among various components for on-board processing, such as double or single-deck screening machines, crushers, fine sand recovery, conveyor belts…

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Hitachi Unveils ZXLink Connectivity at No Additional Charge

Hitachi Construction & Mining Division, an operating division of John Deere Construction & Forestry Co., announced that customers will no longer need to renew their ZXLink connectivity service subscription. Plus, customers can enable ZXLink on compatible machines at no additional charge. Once customers enable ZXLink, they can select to automatically activate it on future compatible models to further streamline fleet…

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Holcim North American Business Shows Momentum

Holcim reported net sales up 16.6% like for like and significant margin increase in all regions for the first half of the year. The North American region showed good momentum to deliver a strong margin improvement overall, with strong market demand in the United States and good recovery in Canada West. In Canada East demand was supported by key projects in Montreal…

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