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Supply Post Industry News - December, 2018

  • Mack Defense Showcases Mack Granite-Based M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck At AUSA 2018

    Mack Defense recently showcased the Mack Granite-based M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) 2018 show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Mack Defense was awarded a $296 million contract in May 2018 to produce 683 HDTs for the U.S. Army.

    “The M917A3 is a great example of the capabilities Mack Defense has to develop solutions for military customers,” said David Hartzell, president of Mack Defense. “Using the rugged Mack Granite as a foundation, we were able to engineer the M917A3 to meet the U.S. Army’s challenging applications.”

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    Dec 11, 2018 - 6 hours ago

  • John Deere Upgrades Compact Wheel Loader Line With New 244L And 324L Models

    Offering operators increased productivity and significantly faster travel speeds, John Deere redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders. Ideal for landscape/snow removal, ag material handling and construction tasks, the new models round out the full line of L-Series compact wheel loaders available from John Deere.

    “Our next generation of compact wheel loaders was designed to meet the needs of industry professionals who are demanding higher performance from their machines,” said Drew Miller, product marketing manager, compact wheel loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Tailor-made for tight spaces, the 244L and 324L use our proprietary Articulation Plus™ system to provide greater stability and yield more lifting power while turning tighter.”

    The industry-exclusive Articulation Plus steering system on the 244L and 324L provides operators an unparalleled combination of lift capacity and maneuverability.  This feature includes an articulated frame plus rear-wheel steer, providing excellent full-turn tip load and stability with a tight turning radius.

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    Dec 11, 2018 - 8 hours ago

  • Five Liebherr T 282 C Ultra-Class Trucks Delivered In Australia

    National Mining Services recently purchased five ultra-class haul trucks, which will go to work at Peak Downs Mine in Central Queensland. The five trucks were built over a period of about three and a half months and, most importantly, the team reported zero injuries or safety breaches on the build pad or on site.

    These five T 282 C trucks are the final of their kind to come off the production line at Liebherr’s truck factory in Virginia, USA. This 363 t payload class truck will now officially only be produced by Liebherr as the T 284, the T 282 C’s successor. First introduced at MINExpo 2012, the T 284, delivering over 4,000 hp, is the lightest (lowest vehicle weight) and second most capable (highest payload) ultra-class mining truck while offering reduced fuel consumption

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    Dec 11, 2018 - 12 hours ago

  • CASE Introduces All-New Precision Laser Grading Box Attachment

    CASE Construction Equipment has announced the first precision-enabled attachment for CASE skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs) — the new CASE Laser Grading Box. Ideal for concrete subgrade, athletic fields, parking lots, driveways, equestrian arenas and other fine-grading applications, the CASE Laser Grading Box creates highly precise finish grades to within 1/10th of an inch.

    With a reversible cutting edge on all sides, the grading box’s unique push-pull design grades moving forward or in reverse to utilize the maneuverability of a skid steer/CTL and increase productivity. The hydraulic valve system adjusts the grading box, providing operators with smooth and accurate performance even in tough environments.

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    Dec 10, 2018 - yesterday

  • FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System Sets New Record With Latest Industry Milestone

    Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems combined.

    Since its first commercial deployment in 2008 at CODELCO’s Gabriela Mistral (Gaby) copper mine in Chile, the FrontRunner AHS has experienced exponential growth in cumulative production, breaking the one billion tons mark in 2016 and the 1.5 billion tons mark in late 2017. This has been accomplished with more than 130 trucks in operation to date. An additional 150 trucks will deploy to the Canadian oil sands over the next seven years.

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    Dec 10, 2018 - yesterday

  • Rick Hansen Foundation Awards YVR Highest Certification for Accessibility

    Vancouver International Airport (YVR) received the ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program. YVR is the first airport to receive the rating and is the highest rated building in the program.

    “This year, YVR will welcome a record 25 million passengers and for us it’s very important that every one of these passengers has a seamless and comfortable airport experience,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Accessibility is one of our top priorities and is a key part of our success as a world-class hub. Gold Certification from the Rick Hansen Foundation is a testament to our ongoing efforts to better serve our passengers, partners and communities—and is a milestone we are very proud of.” 

    Rick Hansen, Founder and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation said: “I’m proud to congratulate YVR on being the first airport to achieve ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program. I’ve watched YVR systematically make progress on accessibility over many decades. People with visible and invisible disabilities experience accessibility challenges every day and with record numbers of passengers travelling through Canada’s airports, it's critical that these spaces meet everyone's needs. I hope YVR and Craig’s leadership inspires other transport hubs around the world to take steps in becoming more accessible and inclusive for travellers of all ages and abilities.”

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    Dec 7, 2018 - 4 days ago

  • John Deere Unveils All-New 655K And 755K Crawler Loaders Equipped With Final Tier 4 Engine Technology

    Continuing to build on the strengths of the K-Series lineup, John Deere announces the introduction of the 655K and 755K Final Tier 4 crawler loaders. These machines serve as the latest additions to the crawler loader line and provide operators with increased productivity and uptime, along with lower daily operating costs. Designed and manufactured in Dubuque, Iowa, the 655K and 755K feature familiar designs, systems and components consistent with other product lines throughout the John Deere crawler family.  

    “Keeping customers top-of-mind, our goal is to provide fleet managers and operators with equipment capable of maximizing efficiency on all fronts,” said Nathan Horstman, product marketing manager, crawler loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “The 655K and 755K exemplify our commitment to producing equipment featuring industry-leading technology engineered to minimize downtime and grant users an innovative, reliable crawler loader solution.”

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 5 days ago


    #DisruptMining: Accelerating the pace of mining innovation

    The mining industry today is collaborating and investing in technology and innovation like never before. Our sights are set on the future of the industry, with #DisruptMining accelerating innovation in mining.

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 5 days ago

  • Life-Saving Coast Guard Needs More Independence, Stable Funding

    Canada’s maritime search and rescue workers save an average of 15 lives every day and are responsible for monitoring millions of square kilometres of some of the harshest marine conditions in the world.

    Yet the Canadian Coast Guard — which leads maritime search and rescue operations — is hampered by its position within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, which leaves it at the mercy of the department for funding and prevents it from receiving long-term sustainable capital funding.

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 5 days ago

  • “Big Lift” at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa #4 Shaft

    The skyline of Kirkland Lake changed recently when the 213 foot tall concrete headframe for Kirkland Lake Gold’s new Macassa #4 shaft was slip formed in just 10 days. Another significant event in the #4 shaft construction occurred when the team of Cementation, Tesc, Anmar, Northern Equipment, Niiwin GP, Shaba Testing, Peter Bull, MDB Mining, the Ontario Provincial Police and Kirkland Lake Gold carried out the lift and placement of the shaft sinking Galloway and the equipping deck into the shaft collar through the top of the headframe.

    The lift started with the single drop deck that was attached to the bottom of the main Galloway once it was lowered into the #4 shaft. The Galloway, over 100 tons and 85 feet long, had to be lifted over the top of the 213 foot high headframe and lowered blindly into an exact position below surface in the shaft collar. The crane cables were extended 415 feet from the tip of the boom to the final position of the Galloway where the steel work platform was secured to the concrete walls of the shaft. A Liebherr 750 tonne crane was used to carry out the lift. Custom designed rigging was fabricated to ensure evenly distributed weight and a plumb (vertical) load for all three lifts. The lift commenced at approximately 3:00 p.m. and by 7:30 p.m. the Galloway had been secured in the shaft, weight had been transferred, and as Cementation’s Tom Wadey put it, “The Eagle has landed.” To give you an idea of the scale and uniqueness of the job, when the lift was explained to a veteran crane operator with over 40 years of experience he said “This one should make the cover of Crane Monthly!”

    Well done Macassa #4 shaft team and a special thank you to Kirkland Lake Gold for their support making it all possible.

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 5 days ago

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