You Make Your Own Luck

Jan. 25, 2023 – Almost 10 years ago, I visited Luck Stone’s Bull Run Quarry in Chantilly Va., to see a demonstration of an unmanned haul truck. “The company takes pride in its reputation as a collaborative partner that unearths innovative solutions to help our customers be more successful,” the company told me at the time. Well, it is still true today. The…

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CES: Cat Focuses on Leadership in Technology, Autonomy, Sustainability

Walking the aisles of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall during CES 2023, the sight of the big, 100-ton Cat 777 off-highway truck will be a new and welcome addition to the automotive technology area.  Beyond its distinctive yellow iron, there is also innovative Cat MineStar Command for hauling technology inside the truck that allows it to safely haul…

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Caterpillar to Display Four Battery Electric Machines at bauma

To support customers during the energy transition to a lower-carbon future, Caterpillar will display four electric machine prototypes, including battery prototypes, at bauma 2022, Oct. 24-30 in Munich, Germany. Caterpillar said it is focused on delivering purpose-built solutions to help customers achieve their sustainability goals by geography, by jobsite and specific customer need.  One of many solutions, the battery electric…

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Cat’s Sharon Holling Retires

One of the construction and aggregates industry trade press’s most ardent supporters has moved on, after Sharon Holling of the Caterpillar Trade Press Relations team announced her retirement. She served more than 45 years with the company. Her help and dedication has been beneficial to me personally as a long-time aggregates industry editor, and I can state the obvious: she…

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Cat Introduces New Cat 789 Mining Truck

The new Cat 789 Mining Truck builds on a legacy of proven performance to offer efficiency gains, the next generation of cab comfort and cutting-edge connectivity, according to the company. Its design offers a weight advantage over the competition to haul more material every load and deliver a cost-per-ton advantage. A proven performer, high uptime reliability reduces overall costs to deliver…

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Astec Industries Launches New Mobile High Frequency Screen Plant

Astec Industries’ Materials Solutions Group has launched its newest mobile high frequency screening plant, the GT2612V. The plant features a 2612V Vari-VibeTM high frequency screen. The two-deck, 6-ft. x 12-ft. (1.8 x 3.7 m) screen uses a unique rotary tensioning system that allows for some of the quickest screen media changes on the market, giving producers more uptime.  The 2612V…

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