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ELRUS opens new Colorado Springs location.

Posted by Wade Buehler on Thu,Oct 09,2014 @ 08:12 AM

ELRUS Aggregate Systems is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This completes the third stage of the company’s expansion into the Western United States and sets the stage for future expansion into Utah in 2015.

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Topics: ELRUS Aggregate Systems, ELRUS, ELRUS Colorado, Colorado Aggregate Equipment

When do you change cone liners?

Posted by Wade Buehler on Mon,Oct 06,2014 @ 08:10 AM

There is an optimum time to change your cone liners. Too soon and you don’t get the value for the cost of the liner, too late and you suffer from significant production losses.

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Topics: Downtime, crusher spare parts, gravel crushing and screening costs, crusher profitability, maintenance, Cone crusher, Constant Liner Performance, Crusher Wear Parts, Cone Liners, Maximize Production with Sandvik Cones and CLP, manganese

What Do You Call That Aggregate Equipment

Posted by Greg Helfrich on Tue,Jul 22,2014 @ 09:00 AM

As a relative newcomer to this industry (six years) I am not really surprised by the lack of consistency in nomenclature. In agriculture where I grew up, a farmer in Kansas had a different name than a farmer in Saskatchewan for the identical part, machine or feature.  

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Topics: Winter Maintenance, Crushing and screening equipment, aggregate equipment

Free Crushing Profitability Upgrades

Posted by Wade Buehler on Mon,Jul 08,2013 @ 08:29 AM

What is the biggest idea you can apply and see added profits for little to no cost?

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, crusher profitability, crushing and screening maintenance

Crushing Equipment Purchase Price Means Less Than You Think

Posted by Wade Buehler on Tue,Jun 18,2013 @ 01:34 PM

The purchase price of crushing equipment or consumables such as screen media vary at least 50% in terms of purchase price. Scan the market and you will find 300 Horsepower Cone Plants range from $300,000 to $600,000. Screen cloth for a carry deck ranges from $1,000 to $7,000. The list of comparisons goes on and on to every nut, bolt, roller and component of a crushing operation.

If purchase price was the determining factor in profitability, why does a difference in price exist? Wouldn’t the operations that spent the least amount of money on equipment, parts and service own the market? One look around tells you that this isn’t the case. If you dig deeper, it’s the operators who understand the two drivers of crushing profitability that are the most successful. Those drivers are:

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Topics: gravel crushing and screening costs

Hold On To Your Cables and Keep An Eye On Your Copper Wire

Posted by Wade Buehler on Wed,May 08,2013 @ 08:22 AM

In the past decade, incidents of copper wire theft have risen dramatically.

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Topics: Electric cables, switchgear, copper wire theft

ELRUS Announces Western U.S. Expansion

Posted by Wade Buehler on Mon,Apr 08,2013 @ 08:10 AM

ELRUS Aggregate Systems Announces Western U.S. Expansion.
Set to hire up to 100 employees over the coming months.

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Topics: Crushing and screening Manufacturing, Eloy, Arizona, ELRUS Aggregate Systems

Knowing the 4 Types of Crusher Spares Can Help Reduce Your Downtime

Posted by Wade Buehler on Thu,Feb 28,2013 @ 07:24 AM

Whether your crushing spread is the integral link for a mining operation, producing road gravel for the local municipality, or making plant mix for a highways project, extended downtime due to a lack of parts inventory is a profit killer!

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Topics: Downtime, Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, troubleshooting, crusher spare parts, crushing and screening maintenance

12 Biggest Conveyor Challenges & How to Overcome Them.

Posted by Wade Buehler on Wed,Feb 06,2013 @ 08:11 AM

At a recent training seminar at the ELRUS branch in Leduc, AB, participants were asked to list their single biggest challenge or problem in regard to their conveyors.

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Topics: maintenance, Conveyor Belt Training, Conveyor Maintenance, Radial Stackers, gravel stockpiling

7 Screen Maintenance Checks & Product Upgrades You Should Consider

Posted by Wade Buehler on Mon,Jan 21,2013 @ 09:43 AM

Many operators have a conflicted relationship with screen boxes.

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, screen maintenance, screening


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