Loading & Hauling

Hybrid Machines, Underground Iron, New Excavators, Telematics, Ergonomics And More. By Mark S. Kuhar It’s a whole new ballgame when it comes to loading and hauling. Manufacturers are embracing the rapidly evolving world of high-tech digging in the dirt. Here are some of the latest developments. CASECASE Construction Equipment has joined forces with Berco, a leading manufacturer of undercarriage components,…

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A New Dimension

A Small, Family-Owned Quarry Operation Is Partnering With A Large Dimensional Stone Company, And It Has Resulted In A Unique Addition To The Texas Aggregates Market. By Mark S. Kuhar Central Texas Stone & Aggregate saw a big opportunity and jumped on it. Dimensional stone giant Cold Spring – which operates a quarry on the edge of the Llano Uplift…

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GM, Komatsu collaborate on Hydrogen Fuel-Cell-Powered Mining Truck

General Motors and Komatsu will co-develop a hydrogen fuel cell power module for Komatsu’s 930E electric drive mining truck, the world’s best-selling ultra-class haul truck. GM and Komatsu will jointly design and validate the technology. Lightweight and quick to refuel, hydrogen fuel cells are ideal for electrifying applications traditionally powered by diesel engines. Hydrogen provides an effective method to package…

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Komatsu to Acquire American Battery Solutions

Komatsu, through its wholly owned subsidiary in the United States, Komatsu America Corp., has agreed to acquire American Battery Solutions Inc. (ABS), a battery manufacturer headquartered in Detroit.  U.S. Komatsu is planning to close the acquisition on Dec. 1, 2023, on the condition that all necessary procedures for the closing are completed. The immediate impact on Komatsu’s consolidated business results…

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Komatsu’s Quarry Days 2023

Nov. 14, 2023 – Quarry Days is an annual event held at Komatsu’s Arizona Proving Grounds that offers dealers and customers the opportunity to operate Komatsu mining and construction equipment, learn about the latest technology innovations and talk to product experts. SEMCO’s Donna Schmidt, editor of North American Mining magazine is on-hand to represent Rock Products. Komatsu’s Arizona Proving Grounds is a 660-acre site…

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Get the Right Quarry Machines with Komatsu’s Help

Successful quarry operations depend on choosing the right tools and solutions for your unique operations. We have the expertise to evaluate your goals and pair you with the equipment, smart technology and ongoing support you need. Discover how the Komatsu quarry team of experts can work with you to match loading tools with trucks, fleets to production goals and other…

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Komatsu Expands National Field Services for North America Mining Customers

As Komatsu continues to enhance offerings for mining customers in North America, the company announced that it is acquiring certain assets of Matfield Machining to support the growth of its national field service teams, which support mining operations at customer sites throughout the United States and Canada. Assets acquired through this purchase will include a 14-acre site including a shop…

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Komatsu Updates 980E-5SE Electric Mining Truck

The economics of surface mining require the highest production at the lowest lifetime cost per ton (CPT). By combining outstanding build quality with multiple features designed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce downtime, the 4,400-hp Komatsu 980E-5SE electric drive mining truck offers increased speed on grade in deep pit applications. The truck’s redesigned ergonomic automotive-style cab works to increase operator…

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The Best of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023

Rock Products’ Spring Product Roundup Focuses On The Equipment, Technology And Services Displayed At North America’s Largest Trade Show. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Look for additional reports featuring equipment and technology seen at ConExpo-Con/Agg in upcoming issues of Rock Products. – Ed. After five jam-packed days of innovative product launches and major company announcements, enlightening education sessions…

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