LiuGong expands North America dealer network

LiuGong North America recently added Atoka, Okla.-based APEX Equipment Inc. to its expanding dealer network.  The dealership covers a territory that spans from Oklahoma to southern Arkansas and northeast Texas. It offers equipment for applications, including construction, mining, quarry and material handling. LiuGong North America President Andrew Ryan said the partnership with APEX Equipment will continue to strengthen its dealer…

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Weir ESCO adds to parts line-up

ESCO now offers Bucyrus Blades direct replacement cast wear parts for Hensley bolt-on wear runners. The offering significantly expands the Bucyrus Blades direct replacement cast wear protection for mining, construction and aggregate customers. The Bucyrus Blades cast wear runners are produced to exacting standards to provide an excellent fit with existing Hensley-style bases. Cast replacement bases and retainers are also…

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Ridgeline Lubricants launches fluids analysis program

Parkland’s Ridgeline Lubricants has officially launched its Ridgeline Fluids Analysis program for maintenance professionals. The new program offers a glimpse into engine performance in the mining, construction, trucking and industrial markets, it said, for professionals needing to detect engine problems before they occur.  “Ridgeline Fluids Analysis program provides a comprehensive analysis of your equipment’s used oil/fluids every time the fluids…

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Registration opens for CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Registration is now open for CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), running March 14-18, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Nevada.  North America’s largest construction trade show will feature more than 1,800 exhibitors across over 2.7 million sq. ft. showcasing the most advanced equipment and construction industry innovations.  “We are thrilled to return to Las Vegas…

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BKT Expands OTR Footprint in Canada

BKT Tires Canada Inc. announced an off-the-road (OTR) tire supply alliance with Fountain Tire. Effective immediately, Fountain Tire will have full access to BKT’s OTR product line-up for sale through its locations across Canada.  “This alliance allows BKT to expand our OTR footprint in Canada,” said Rajiv Poddar, joint managing director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd. “By aligning with Fountain Tire, we are…

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Virtual reality hazard awareness training program developed

Underground and surface mines can be hazardous places, so when it comes to safety training in the mining profession, the old saying “practice makes perfect” holds true. To improve hazard safety instruction, a team at South Dakota Mines has spent the past year developing a virtual reality (VR) training module that mimics a mining environment.

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U.S. mines produced an estimated $82.3 billion in minerals during 2020

U.S. mines produced approximately $82.3 billion in minerals in 2020 – about $1.5 billion lower than the 2019 revised total of $83.7 billion, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This information comes from the 26th annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report from the USGS National Minerals Information Center, which was released in late June. The report is a comprehensive source of…

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