When the need for the addition of a compact, Tier IV portable crusher to Pine Bush Equipment’s (PBE) rental fleet arose, the crusher of choice was an Atlas Copco Powercrusher 2 with the optional HS 1 screen box. “We were looking for a new line of jaw crushers to complement our existing fleet of crushing and screening equipment, a fleet that includes 8 Komatsu crushers,” said Steve Boniface, PBE CEO. “We have had the Komatsu line for years and currently have units in service at various locations in our marketing are. We needed a Tier IV compliant unit and after researching several brands of crusher, we went with the Atlas Copco PC2.” [Read more…]
Cover photo: Shoppers could discuss equipment features from many perspectives. Here, a group gathers in the infeed hopper of a Diamond Z grinder. Shown L-R: Mike Gilbert, Nelson and Sons Construction, Woodinville, WA; Ed Urbanek, sales assoc. for Rule Steel and Nelson team members: Melinda Nelson, president/owner, Don Nelson, president/owner, Russ Paulson, fleet manager and Duane Oswald, foreman.
It is hard to believe that a portable grinder that is not quite two months old already has more than 300 hours of operation on it, but that certainly is the case of the new Diamond Z DZH4000TKT unit that was recently purchased by Eric Park of Park Enterprise Construction Company of Marion, OH. Following the U.S. Composting Council Annual Conference and Trade Show that ended Wednesday January 29, 2014, Park took delivery of the new unit on February 5, 2014. Helping him setup of the new grinder, Ed Urbanek of Ed’s Equipment, Cuyahoga Heights, OH, coordinated the delivery and training provided by a Diamond Z representative who spent several days working with Park Enterprise equipment operator Vern Fisher. Vern is Park’s crew member who routinely oversees the daily custom grinding that Park Enterprise contracts. [Read more…]
For recyclers and contractors looking for new ways to improve their businesses and to process material more efficiently, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 offered a wide variety of new products and services to satisfy those needs. With more than 2000 vendors exhibiting equipment and services to support just about every area of construction and heavy equipment application, attendees like Don and Melinda Nelson’s group from Nelson & Sons Construction, Woodinsville, WA (see cover photo) were able to connect with equipment manufacturers of all kinds at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 4-8. With everything from new grinders and shredders to trommels and star screeners and just about everything in between, this was the place to spend time with exhibitors from around the world. [Read more…]
Star screens are getting more and more popular since most of the issues of the star screens of the past, have been resolved. Star screens are pretty simple and similar to a disc screens. So how do they work? [Read more…]
If you are new to the composting industry, you are probably wondering what, when and why compost operations use windrow turners. Whether you are composting yard waste, food waste or sludge, a windrow turner can be an essential part of composting material but not necessary in every case. [Read more…]
It’s rare that a company name describes the product or service that firm offers. Think Apple, Starbucks, Google or Exxon/Mobil, and those monikers hardly hint at what’s behind them. With The Tree Doctor, however, what you see is literally, what you get. The Rhode Island-based company, uses a combination of up-to-date technology and a proven arborist’s skill, to offer an in-depth knowledge of what’s best for its customer’s trees. As a result, The Tree Doctor has built a successful tree care business, firmly “rooted” in customer service and customer satisfaction. [Read more…]