Maxam announces largest open-pit mining tire

Maxam Tire has rolled out its newest addition tire, the largest in its line of open-pit mining tires, the MS403 59/80R63. Part of its Haulmaxam large mining series, it can meet the most challenging application requirements, the company said, in the open-pit segment which demands rigid haul truck tires. The tire features deep tread and an aggressive tread pattern that…

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Adapting to the future

By Donna Schmidt Say what you want about the mining industry, it is nothing if not adaptable – be it to the market, the waves of technology and pressures of the future, cost changes, regulatory expectations and any other number of elements that play a role in the success or failure of any operation. This is also true – and…

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MSHA Calls for Powered Haulage Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration reported that as of July 12, nine miners have been killed and 185 have been injured in accidents involving powered haulage equipment.  Year to date, this is the highest number of powered haulage fatalities since 2006.  That’s why the agency, on July 20, hosted a national Stand Down for Safety Day focused on powered…

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