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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

Crushing Equipment Purchase Price Means Less Than You Think

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems 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

ELRUS Announces Western U.S. Expansion

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems 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 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

12 Biggest Conveyor Challenges & How to Overcome Them.

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems 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 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

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

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