MSHA Reports 27th Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Sept. 21, a 68-year-old contract truck driver with 20 years of experience was fatally injured at Bonito Pit, Valencia County, N.M., while operating a haul truck. The victim was found lying in front of his truck near the edge of a haul road. The truck was upright and in the opposite direction…

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Receive Actionable Intelligence With Trimble Insight

Trimble Insight draws data from Trimble Loadrite loader, excavator, haul truck and conveyor belt scale sensors into centralized cloud storage. Using administrator customization for machine names, geofenced load/dump and stockpile locations, Insight calculates production metrics. The Scheduler aligns the production data according to your shifts and modes, notifications identify issues and then dashboards present actionable insights.

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To Tailgate or Not to Tailgate: Is the ROI Worth it?

Tailgates with durable components, such as steel alloy chains, last longer and perform better. What if there was a simple solution for increased efficiency and reduced maintenance – all while putting more money in the company’s pocket? While it might seem like a small feature, not having a tailgate often results in loads that are typically 10-15 percent below rated…

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World’s Largest Two-Axle All-Wheel-Drive Mining Truck

The Belaz-75710 is reportedly the world’s largest mining two-axle all-wheel-drive dump truck. With weight-carrying capacity of 450 metric tons, the new vehicle rolled out of the BelAZ plant in late 2013 is being field tested as the biggest machine of its class with a record-breaking capacity. To suit the needs of the gigantic haul truck, Siemens developed a unique AC…

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