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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
DECEMBER 9, 2021
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When aggregate operations will become fully autonomous
Autonomous vehicles will likely become mainstream within aggregate operations someday, but that future is still at least years away. Trimble Applanix’s Damir Gumerov sat down with P&Q to discuss what it will take to get to full autonomy.
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Plus: When drilling and blasting might become fully autonomous
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MDU Resources looks outward to 2026
Knife River Corp.’s parent company unveiled a five-year capital investment plan that includes investing in the Honey Creek Quarry in Texas. Find out what’s ahead for the company.
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Remote-control option expands to Cat 374, 395 excavators
Caterpillar’s Command for Excavating, which enables remote-control operation, is now available for the company's 374 and 395 large hydraulic excavators. Find out more about the opportunity for use within quarries.
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What manufacturers and dealers are saying about 2022 supply
As manufacturers and dealers continue to navigate the turbulent supply chain, many have one key message they want to impart on end users like aggregate producers as 2021 soon turns to 2022. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik explains.
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Plus: Dredge investment providing Barrett Paving distinct advantages  
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Check out Pit & Quarry's special series dedicated to helping producers navigate the economic downturn.
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Alabama producer finds solution in new wash plant
All Star Sand & Gravel unveiled plans to develop a new CDE wet processing solution for its sand and gravel pit in Marion County. Learn more about the company’s plans and the commissioned plant.
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Plus: Shell Gadus S3 grease now dually certified
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Tips to select the right manganese
Manganese is synonymous with crushing operations, but aggregate producers must make a few key considerations to determine the right wear parts for their application. Learn more.
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Plus: Quarry Faces (December 2021)
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Honda may target off-road markets with autonomous vehicle
Honda recently completed a field test of an autonomous work vehicle prototype that could someday present possibilities in work environments like pits and quarries. Get the latest on the development.
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Plus: Wm. D. Scepaniak showcases flagship contract crushing operation
Illinois producers cautiously optimistic for 2022
Dan Eichholz, executive director of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, shares his 2022 outlook for the aggregate industry in a short Q&A with the magazine. Find out what Eichholz had to say.
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Plus: How Missouri’s producers are feeling about 2022

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