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NOV 2018

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42 • ROCK products • November 2018 www.rockproducts.com processing, automotive and others. The VDG drum motor is a unique conveyor belt drive that doesn't require externally mounted components like motor, gear reducer, "V" belt, drive chains, or chain guards. The drive drum is the only rotating component and does not require pillow block bearings. The only required maintenance is an oil change. Because of the all enclosed design, vital compo- nents are not exposed to the environmental conditions that the conveyor is exposed to, and that increases the service longevity of the drive. Due to the inline design connection of the electric motor to the gear-reducer, the VDG drum motor is 25 to 35 percent more efficient than conventional exposed drives. In the last five years, VDG has invested in new plan- etary gear reducer technologies with very high safety factor capable of running under the most demanding and harsh environmental conditions. CISZCZON: Polydeck's mission is to continue being the inno- vative leader in the screening media industry. We do this by partnering with our employees and customers and focusing on providing optimal screening solutions for our customers by focusing on safety, customer satisfaction, uncompromising quality, superior service, people development, research and development, unmatched technical support and a caring and performance culture. Polydeck focuses on new innovative products to meet our customer's needs. KRAUSE: Modular and mobile are hot these days. As explained in some of the other questions, the buying game has changed and instead of waiting for a custom engineered system, users are buying ready to go packages so that they can show savings quickly. So modular wash and portable crushing and screening remain hot. Track crushers cer- tainly control more of the market, meanwhile there remains a vibrant wheeled market in North America that allows for quick movement and set up for half the price of a track unit. GRAY: Our core products, which consist of T-Series cones, Iron Giant and Hydra-jaw crushers and Vibro-king TL inclined screens. Innovative and safe designs are the key to produc- tivity and longevity. We've built our product designs from end user feedback. Three times each year we host Technica training sessions, which educate the end users on maintain- ing their machines, at the same time, they teach us what is important to them. LININGER: KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens have many new products that have hit the market in the last year. A few examples include our new KCS Kodiak Control System package on our Kodiak cone crusher, our Multi-frequency screens from Astec Mobile Screens, the tramp iron relief system on our jaw crushers and the hybrid power systems on many of our track plants. GARRISON: As you know, Superior is in the midst of an extreme product development process. Many in the indus- try saw that in person for the first time at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017. There, we launched our full line of crushing, screen- ing and washing equipment that join our conveying line and allow us to serve our customers from rock face to load out. Day by day and sale by sale, our crushing equipment is gaining more and more momentum. Our Patriot Cone, Liberty Jaw and Valor VSI are proven products and we're excited to share many American-made success stories with our customers. We launched our line of vibratory solutions at the same time we launched crushers and the excitement for this product sector has been strong. It turns out, the market was look- ing to try something new. While our product functions like a traditional screen, we incorporated several new features into our units to ease maintenance and increase production. Features like bottle-jack lifting points, which speed up and bring a new level of safety spring maintenance. MEHTA: BKT has introduced lot of new sizes and patterns that complete our range of products. BKT has developed 2700 R49's that one may see running at mine sites. Other hot items for BKT are sizes 20.5 R25, 23.5 R25, 25.5 R25, 29.5R 29 and 24.00 R 35s for various applications as they will meet the need of aggregate companies. BKT is being viewed as a quality product that runs against any competitor out in the market place. Our cost per hour is favorable to others and we have increasing numbers of qualified personnel to handle calls and concerns. Where other companies are lightening up on their sales force, BKT is hiring qualified people. BKT is making fast inroads into capturing market share and is always looking for ways to best serve their customers. We are also supplying tires to OE companies like Caterpillar, JCB, Mitsubishi and Manitou. Newly introduced 875/65R29 SR35 E3/L3 and SR41 E4/ L4 will ease the current shortage felt in the market and our 45/65-45 and 45/65 R 45 are currently being tested in dif- ferent parts of USA. LEPP: Earlier this year, VDG released the new GrizzlyDrive Series of drum motors – a purpose-built conveyor drive solution designed specifically for the aggregate and mining industries. Part of this design is our IronGrip lagging – a metal bar reinforced hot bonded rubber or ceramic insert lagging. This design has been proven to provide a robust, long-term lagging solution in the harshest conditions. Van der Graaf is also launch the new Intelligent Drum Motor Line, which will provide drum motors with built-in variable frequency drives (VFDs) up to 5 hp – perfect for mobile equipment. This will allow operators to have local speed control at the motor without additional housings for drives elsewhere. Q&A Forum

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