Metso releases new mill drive system for mining industry

Metso released its new QdX4 Mill Drive System for large SAG and ball mills today, promising increased operating efficiency and faster setup. "Traditionally, the mining industry has been somewhat reluctant to change, but change has occurred nonetheless and the industry is now encouraging innovations to operate in a more efficient way," Frank Tozlu, product manager, said. Read More »

Final Ritchie Bros. Houston auction includes over 3,800 items

Ritchie Bros. will hold its final Houston auction Nov.11 and Nov. 12 with more than 3,800 items up for bidding. The first day of the auction will focus mostly on equipment. Ritchie Bros. is offering dozens of cranes, compactors, excavators, dozers, loader backhoes and other equipment. Day two of the auction will focus more on vehicles and other transportation-related items. Read More »

Pacific Coast Terminals invests $200 million in Port Moody

Growing new industries in Western Canada have led Pacific Coast Terminals to invest in a $200 million port expansion in Port Moody, British Columbia. The expansion is the largest project in the city since the port was built in 1960 and brings with it major economic consequences. The project phase will support 300 full-time construction jobs and 60 permanent staff positions. Read More »

AED, industry leaders consider response to Canadian transition

Heavy equipment industry leaders met in Ottawa on Oct. 29 to develop their strategy as Canada prepares for a major transition under new Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Over a dozen speakers from Canadian agencies, businesses and colleges spoke at the event. There were also several panel discussions on topics like customer industries and dealer costs of doing business. Read More »

John Deere to acquire digital field data company

Deere & Co. will acquire Precision Planning LLC, giving the company access to a digital platform that provides real-time, in-cab field data to certain farm equipment. Precision Planning is currently owned by Monsanto subsidiary The Climate Corp., whose Climate FieldView technology can provide farmers with near real-time weather data, nitrogen levels and diagnostic imaging. Read More »

New Vermeer horizontal drill suits large and small projects

Vermeer is set to release a new horizontal directional drill designed to suit both large utility projects and small scale pipeline work. The D60x90 S3 Navigator offers 60,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and 9,000 pound-feet of rotational torque and a 202-horsepower Caterpillar Tier 4 Final diesel engine that offers a 17-horsepower gain over the previous D60x90 model. Read More »

Betonex partners with Metso for Algeria quarry facility

Metso will design and install a crushing and screening plant at a Sarl Betonex quarry in El Hamra-Mansourah, Algeria. Betonex is an aggregates company that maintains three concrete plants producing slabs and blocks, as well as ready-mix products. The crushing and screening technology from Metso that will outfit their plant is expected to reduce dust and build processing capacity. Read More »