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5 Reasons Haul Trucks Don't Make the Grade for Aggregate Stockpiling

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Tue,Dec 11,2012 @ 09:07 AM

Despite their shortcomings, the haul trucks keep rolling.

But more and more, we are seeing the dollar savvy operator switching from trucks to using conveyors and stackers for stockpiling their aggregate material.

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Topics: overland conveyor, haul trucks, rock trucks, Radial Stackers, gravel stockpiling

You need parts when?

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Wed,Nov 28,2012 @ 10:13 AM

How important is this? Seems like a simple question, but it is one that doesn’t get asked or expressed often enough.

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, parts, gravel screening, Gravel Crusher, Crushing and Screening, maintenance, Crusher Wear Parts, Cone Liners, crushing and screening maintenance

Dare to Compare: There's Two Sides to Every Story

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Wed,Nov 21,2012 @ 08:18 AM

I have long said that the North American Aggregate and Mining industry is the ultimate setting for the Ford vs. Chevy debate; both literally and figuratively.

Literally speaking, I have not been on many jobsites where some attempt wasn’t made to goad me into the age old debate. This despite the fact that I was driving a company truck, for me when I was handed the keys to my 2010 F150 it didn’t cross my mind to ask for a Silverado instead. Regardless, I was expected to defend my choice of driving a Ford to anyone that preferred Chev’s. About the time I figured out how to side step this debate without insulting the Ford or Chev supporter, just to complicate things, Dodge guy showed up.

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, gravel screening, Gravel Crusher, Sandvik Mobile Crushing and Scereening, screens, Sandvik

10 Cold Weather Maintenance Tips to Keep You Running This Winter

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Mon,Nov 12,2012 @ 02:55 PM

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful”.

Sadly there’s no fire in this song, just cold wind, blowing snow, hard conveyor rubber, thick oil, frozen chutes and a cranky ground man holding a frozen shovel that makes you nervous every time he looks in your direction. Nothing to fear though, he’s just fondly remembering years past where the onslaught of winter meant four months of X-Box and DVD’s while he waited for the thawing winds of Spring, so he could return to work.

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, Winter Maintenance

Downtime: Striking Fear In The Hearts of Everyone

Posted by Wade Buehler on Wed,Oct 31,2012 @ 01:22 PM

Downtime, the mere mention of it makes wallets slam shut and sends shivers down the spine. It’s a dirty word that is talked about endlessly; it’s the main topic of discussion at meetings and continuous improvement programs everywhere.

Downtime affects all areas and levels of business; it’s like a plague, an incurable disease and an endless source of torment that manufacturers, consultants and practitioners of long forgotten and mysterious dark arts all promise to help you reduce so you can increase production, operate more efficiently, be more profitable and sleep better at night. You would think that something that carries such a heavy weight to attract so much attention would eventually get solved, but the source of downtime can be so far reaching and difficult to assess that it is almost impossible to get a handle on.

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Topics: Downtime, Crusher Wear Parts, crushing and screening maintenance

New Sandvik Mobile Construction Dealer

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Fri,Oct 12,2012 @ 08:51 AM

ELRUS Aggregate Systems has been awarded the Ontario and Manitoba dealership for the full range of Sandvik Mobile Crushing, Screening and Scalping Equipment.

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Topics: Sandvik Mobile Crushing and Scereening, Track mounted equipment, track jaw crusher, track cone crusher, track impact crusher, track screening

10 Considerations When Choosing an Aggregate Equipment Manufacturer

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Sep 27,2012 @ 09:41 AM

People are motivated to buy for many reasons. For some it’s the prestige of ownership, for others it’s the perceived value of everything that comes with the purchase price and for others, the only factor worth considering is the selling price.

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Topics: Portable Crushing and Screening, Aggregate Equipment Manufacturing, crushing and screening maintenance

Introduction to Rock Crushers

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Wed,Sep 19,2012 @ 02:54 PM

A rock crusher is a piece of equipment designed to take large rocks as input (Feed) and produce small rocks, gravel or rock dust as output. They are used to produce rock fill material for such uses as landscaping and erosion control.

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Topics: Gravel Crusher, Crushing and Screening, Portable Crushing and Screening, Primary Jaw Crusher, Cone crusher, Sandvik, Hydrocone Crusher

Conveyor Maintenance - The Road to Increased Profitability

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Sep 06,2012 @ 08:35 AM

Proper maintenance of conveyors and stackers is important to keep equipment operating efficiently in order to maximize production, minimize downtime and maintain the lowest overall operating costs.

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Topics: Radial Stacker, Conveyor Belt Training, Conveyor Maintenance

Portable Crushing and Screening Solutions for the Mining Industry

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Tue,Aug 28,2012 @ 01:06 PM

The new mainstream for the Canadian Mining Industry.

Portable equipment has been around for many years and designs have undergone many stages of evolution as demands for increased production, mobility, safety and tighter product specifications have come about.

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Topics: screening, Common Level Design, Portable Crushing and Screening, Canadian Mining Industry, ELRUS Mining


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