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Limestone makes for cleaner coal

The parched land of central New Mexico once yielded uranium, a heavy metal that fueled the U.S.’s nuclear power program. However, mining the material has lain dormant for decades and in its place, limestone; a more common, useful and less volatile mineral is the new mining mineral of choice. C&E Concrete is a leading producer of milled limestone for use in coal mines and power plants. The company is extracting a pure form of limestone from its Tinaja pit, a stone’s throw from Albuquerque. Established in 1974 by Walter and…

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JCB celebrates yet another export award

Production paused at a JCB factory today as the company said thanks to its workforce on winning one of the world’s most prestigious export awards. JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffs, has won a Queen’s Award for International Trade for increasing exports by more than 25% over three years. Production lines fell silent for around 15 minutes today as the whole workforce of more than 500 people watched the award being presented by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire Mr Ian Dudson. Mr Dudson said: “JCB continues to build on the great…

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Dumptrucks Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Volvo unveils autonomous prototypes

An exclusive demonstration of Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) prototype autonomous wheel loader and articulated hauler working together impressed the crowds at the company’s Xploration Forum, held between September 9th-14th in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The prototype wheel loader filled the prototype articulated hauler – before dumping its load and repeating the cycle. In a one-hour comparison it was found that the autonomous wheel loader could reach the equivalent of 70% of that of a skilled operator’s productivity levels when loading and unloading. This is not just theoretical, the machine has also…

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Latest News Theft video 

The pernicious problem of plant theft

It is a £1 billion industry. It is run by hundreds of dedicated men and women, makes use of heavy equipment, and embraces the very latest in technology. But this industry is not construction; it is plant theft. And it is costing UK construction and demolition companies millions in lost equipment, lost production and elevated insurance premiums. According to industry experts, more than £1 million of equipment is stolen from UK sites each week. Factor in the loss of production, cost of replacement equipment and the resulting hike in insurance…

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Attachment Latest News 

Introducing the S-Lock

No contractor or plant hirer worth his salt is without a hydraulic quick coupler or three these days. As a result, the coupler market has become highly competitive with specialist manufacturers competing with OENs to facilitate faster, smoother and safer attachment change-overs. Latest into the fray is the S-Lock from Strickland Mfg Ltd which will be officially unveiling its S-Lock offering at the Hillhead exhibition in just a few weeks time. Check out our sneak preview.

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