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John Deere 750K Dozer

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

John Deere 750K Dozer

The new 750K crawler dozer features a John Deere PowerTech™ 6.8-L IT4 diesel engine that provides 155-165 hp at 1,800 rpm. A hydrostatic transmission gives customers infinite speed control, power management, live power turns, counter rotation while staying in gear, ...

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Section 103(k) Shutdowns

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

Section 103(k) Shutdowns

MSHA’s expansive use of Section 103(k) orders is a derogation of the purpose and intent of an enforcement tool In the last year, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has shut down several mines and imposed significant operating costs on ...

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The Nation's Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

The Nation's Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

In 2010, the market appeared to bottom out with production continuing its downward trend and average unit values down for the first time since 1998. U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2010 was 2.14 billion short tons valued at $17 billion, ...

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AGG1: Something Old, Something New

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

AGG1: Something Old, Something New

A hard-hit construction industry makes it tough to grow a show, but the 3-year-old AGG1 is creating a place for education and the latest innovations.   Now in its third year, the AGG1 trade show may be in a holding pattern in ...

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Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Knowledge of geological joints is essential in assuring the economic extraction of crushed stone from quarries, and detailed studies of joints and other planes of weakness should be included in the exploration and quarrying process.   A few years ago, I had ...

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M&A activity may pick up as spring nears

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

M&A activity may pick up as spring nears

There were no deals to report in the construction materials sector in January. That said, a number of the multi-national companies made acquisition overseas, and the battle continues between Martin Marietta Materials Inc. and Vulcan Materials Co. Before one thinks ...

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Counting on a Conference Committee

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

As this issue of Aggregates Manager was going to press, everyone inside the Beltway was talking about the need for transportation reauthorization. The question is whether talk will lead to action. Even Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in the dark ...

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

Can You Hear Me Now?

Customer feedback programs allow operators to play a larger role in equipment design and evolution. After Gregg Perrett, owner and president of Valentine, Neb.-based Perrett Construction, tried for at least a year to give input to manufacturers about his experience operating ...

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Rollouts March 2012

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

Rollouts March 2012

Your complete guide to new and updated equipment and supplies in the aggregates industry.     Improved fuel economy, performance Case Construction Equipment says its new 621F wheel loader provides up to a 10-percent increase in fuel economy over the previous model, while delivering ...

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State and Province News March 2012

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates.   California Graniterock once again hosted more than 50 middle school students for a week-long Algebra Academy at its corporate office in ...

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What? Another extension? Really?

John Latta - Aug 19, 2011

This will surprise no one. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee and therefore the key senator in any reauthorization legislation process, is setting up another extension for dear old SAFETEA-LU. Boxer said she will schedule ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Aug 02, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Another Beltway Miracle! By Kirk Landers  kirk.landers@att.net Just when it seemed only a miracle of Biblical proportions could deliver onto the United States a federal transportation program, just when it seemed that our dithering body politic meets only to have big arguments over ...

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