Aggregates Manager

November 2014

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by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry. For FREE Product Information Text INFO to 205-289-3782, or visit Self-adjusting belt skirting Martin Self Adjusting Skirting is designed to fit any conveyor while reducing maintenance and increasing efficiency. By creat- ing a tight seal to the belt, it prevents spillage and equipment breakdown caused by fugitive material. The skirt requires only 1.25 inches of free belt area, making it suitable for conveyors with chutes close to the belt edge. The rubber sealing strip is 0.75 inches wide and provides 2 inches of wear life, at speeds of up to 700 feet per minute. The sealing strip is available in con- tinuous lengths of up to 100 feet. Maintenance is streamlined with a simple rubber clamp so that no tools are required for assembly. Martin Engineering | Next generation dozer The Cat 824K Wheel Dozer builds on its predecessors with engi- neering refinements in its powertrain, operator station, and struc- tures. With a new power rating of 405 horsepower and maximum operating weight of 74,966 pounds, the unit is available with six blade configurations ranging in capacity from 6.6 to 21.1 cubic yards to customize it for production dozing, stockpile dozing, or cleanup work. The Cat C15 Acert engine features an electronically controlled fuel delivery system, an engine idle shutdown system to conserve fuel, and a delayed shutdown feature to ensure the engine is not stopped until operating temperatures have stabilized. For drivetrain efficiency and smooth shifting, the 4F/4R Cat pow- er shift transmission can be set by the operator to automatically upshift or downshift based on machine speed, while the single clutch speed shifting controls allow the dozer to carry momentum through a range of shifts for high productivity and fuel savings. Caterpillar | Versatile loader The WA200-7 wheel loader, from Komatsu America Corp., features 126 net horsepower and is powered by a Tier 4 Interim Komatsu engine. It has 3-percent lower fuel consumption than the WA200-6 it replaces. Parallel Z-bar loader linkage gives the loader large breakout and lift force, for quick bucket loads and digging performance. A second- generation hydrostatic drivetrain features large pump capacity for high efficiency and responsiveness, giving the loader sure footing in soft or slippery conditions. Komatsu America Corp. | 7 Text INFO to 205-289-3782, or visit AGGREGATES MANAGER November 2014

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