Aggregates Manager

March 2014

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CONTENTS On Our Cover: Martin Marietta scoops up a high-value acquisition Cover photo by Therese Dunphy. 13 Through simple steps such as making wider turns and turning on level ground, operators can protect the undercarriage of their dozer and lower owning and operating costs. 5 Deister introduces the BFO-11224-EX2 mine-duty screen with its new series of geared exciters. COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS FEATURE ARTICLES 19 Simulator training Through technology-aided training, operators can focus on training equipment operators to perform tasks more effi ciently while keeping iron out in the fi eld and eliminating unnecessary fuel costs. MARCH 2014 VOLUME 19, NUMBER 3 OPERATIONS ILLUSTRATED 10 Top Round Pick With the acquisition of Texas Industries, Martin Marietta is poised to claim the top spot among U.S. aggregates producers. 13 Take Care of the Undercarriage Daily walkarounds, preventive maintenance, and a focus on the health of its undercarriage will drive a dozer's performance. 25 The Big Crush When it comes to primaries, this is a round-up that can kick- start your processing operations. 30 Sudden Impact A new portable impact crusher allows an Arizona operator to streamline crushing operations; all while boosting production and lowering operating costs. 3 EDITORIAL Taking steps toward safety. 5 ROLLOUTS Case introduces the 1221F wheel loader, and other new equipment for the aggregate market. 9 DATA MINING The latest fi nancial analysis of issues impacting in the industry. 34 ROCK LAW Under the infl uence: Do operators have to take the blame for intoxicated employees? 36 CLASSIFIED ADS Aggregate industry classifi eds. 39 ADVERTISER INDEX See who's who and where to fi nd their products. 40 CARVED IN STONE Mother Nature and the U.S. Army add to the scenic adventures as a convoy winds through Missouri.

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