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Winter Crushing Tips to Help Keep You Up and Running

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Mon,Nov 06,2017 @ 10:17 AM

There is no such thing as bad weather, however there is such a thing as inappropriate clothing. Crushing in the winter is tougher but doesn’t have to be miserable with some planning and solid thinking.

Here are a few tips for getting your spread ready for winter crushing:

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, Winter Maintenance, Crushing and Screening

Free Crushing Profitability Upgrades

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems 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?

The answer is pretty un dramatic... an adequate production record keeping system. That's right; an adequate production record keeping system is the foundation of all your attempts to become more productive and for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, you cannot even know if you are making a difference unless you have accurate records to see if what you are doing is making a difference.

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

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

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems 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

7 Screen Maintenance Checks & Product Upgrades You Should Consider

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Mon,Jan 21,2013 @ 09:43 AM

Many operators have a conflicted relationship with screen boxes.

Let me clarify: most operations would love to see more screening capacity and uptime from their screen box, but are loath to spend time working on and inside of one.

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, screen maintenance, screening

Cold Weather Conveyor Maintenance

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Jan 10,2013 @ 10:39 AM

The winter freeze hit Western Canada at the end of October – a month earlier than the previous two years. This means that your gear has been subjected to an additional month of wear and tear while operating at the extremes of winter.

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Topics: Radial Stacker, Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, Winter Maintenance, Conveyor Maintenance, crushing and screening maintenance

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


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