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Boart Longyear Launches Instrumentation Line

Boart Longyear offers a wide range of underground, surface, multipurpose, sonic and production drill rigs; performance tooling; and now it’s launching the first two products in its new instrumentation line: TruCore and TruShot.

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Vermeer Adds GPS Steering To Surface Excavation Machine

Aggregates producers that use a Vermeer surface-excavation machine as an alternative to drilling and blasting, or for surface mining, haul road construction and site preparation, now have the option of adding GPS-guided steering, which can improve cutting accuracy and operator consistency.

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Atlas Copco Secoroc Powerbit Offers Longer Bit Life

Powerbit, a range of top hammer bits for surface drilling, gets more feet before the first regrind. The Atlas Copco Powerbit series is designed to last longer with increased performance in any rock – hard to soft, abrasive to non-abrasive.

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Review Your Blasting Security Program

Properly storing and securing explosives is vitally important in our industry. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fireams (ATF) released “Safety and Security Information for Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees,” a free guide that contains security guidelines, tips, techniques and tools developed by ATF, The International Society of Explosives Engineers and The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME).

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Sandvik Commando Includes Upgraded Features

The new Commando DC130Ri – a rubber-tired compact-size top-hammer drill rig – is the latest addition to Sandvik Construction’s surface drilling product offering. The machine features nearly 100 practical changes and upgrades developed through consultations with customers, while the foundation of the unit is based on the series of drill rigs launched in 1988. It is in fact the years of experience that guarantee a versatile, highly productive drill rig combined with intelligence and top-rated mobility, the company said.

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