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Dredge Efficiency Dropping? It Could Need A Boost

caption: As a dredge moves farther away from its discharge point, production can decrease while the cost-per-ton increases. Adding a booster pump provides benefits of greater production and less equipment wear and tear. Booster pumps may be land- or water-based.As a dredge moves farther away from the discharge point, the pump speed is increased to maintain a proper slurry velocity within the pipeline. Once maximum pump speed has been achieved, further increasing the discharge distance causes the cost-per-ton of material moved to rise, while production declines.

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McLaren Industries Introduces Off-The-Road Tires

McLaren's Nu-Air semi-pneumatic tire seriesFeaturing more than 10 years of field testing and continuous improvements of the tire structure, McLaren's Nu-Air semi-pneumatic tire series integrates the strength and stability of a solid tire with the smooth, cushioned ride of a pneumatic tire, the company said. With its lower cost per hour, the Nu-Air tire is an alternative to foam-filled tires and regular pneumatic tires.

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John Deere Now Offers Final Tier 4 Excavators

John Deere – 250G LC, 350G LC and 380G LCJohn Deere upgraded three models on the G-Series excavator line. The models – 250G LC, 350G LC and 380G LC – are equipped with a Final Tier 4 engine and meet the strictest emissions standards, providing customers with higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs, according to the company.

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Cat 990K Wheel Loader Offers Increased Payload

Cat 990K wheel loader oThe new Cat 990K wheel loader offers more power and increased payload for greater productivity and fuel efficiency, Caterpillar said. A redesigned cab delivers a superior operator interface and a quiet environment, and several new features promote operator and maintenance technician safety and performance.

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