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NOV 2012

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Feature which piston or diaphragm pumps are used to transport oil, lube and hydraulic fluids from remote storage tank loca‐ tions into equipment. These pumps op‐ erate on compressed air to force fluids through long lengths of piping and hose reels at delivery pressures significantly greater than the original air pressure. These high pressures force fluids through piping and deliver product out of hose reels and into equipment. Filtering fluids stored in bulk tanks prior to being delivered into equip‐ ment is critical to meet the ISO cleanli‐ ness specifications demanded by today's Original Equipment Manufac‐ turers. End‐users need a filter with high dirt‐holding capacity and effi‐ ciency, that's also easy to change and dispose of in an environmentally friendly way. Donaldson Bulk hP filters offer: n Extended Life. DX‐2 Media has 50 percent more dirt holding capacity than a filter the same size. n Easy Disposal. Filter element easily separates from the housing; all‐metal cans are 100 percent recyclable and non‐metal elements are 100 percent incinerable. n Heavy Duty Construction. 300 psi/20 bar collapse pressure prevents dirt from passing even under extreme pressure drop conditions. n Protection for All Applications. Three different micron media options to fit all fluid types and viscosities. Donaldson, Goodyear Goodyear's 63‐in. off‐the‐road (OTR) tire was seen at its MINExpo booth. "There is no better place to display our 63‐in. tire than at MINExpo 2012," said David Anckaert, general manager, global OTR tires, Goodyear. "Global demand for high‐performing 63‐in. OTR tires re‐ mains extremely strong, and we are proud to offer such a robust, highly en‐ gineered product for the world's largest mining and earthmoving equipment." Goodyear's 63‐in. tire is part of the global tire manufacturer's RM (Rock Mining) line. Goodyear offers its 63‐in. OTR tire in two sizes: 53/80R63 and 59/80R63. Each size is available with E3/E4 tread designs. ESCO Corp. ESCO Corp. offered a new hydraulic coupler that gives machine operators a 20 ROCKproducts • NOVEMBER 2012 "Our 63‐in. tire contains our latest technologies in materials, design, con‐ struction and manufacturing based on more than 25 years of experience in the 57‐in. category," he explained. "The tire is precision‐made, using state‐of‐ the‐art, fully integrated tire manufac‐ Kal Tire Kal Tire exhibited at MINExpo for the first time. The company said it knows mining tire service better than anyone in the world – and that they are the only tire service provider capable of handling all a customer's tire require‐ ments on a global basis. Their offerings include: Tire Sales – Kal Tire is a key global cus‐ tomer to the major mining tire manufac‐ turers. Having an independent tire service provider with extensive contacts with the major manufacturers and sup‐ pliers in the global market is a distinct advantage. Especially since the demand for large mining tires can fluctuate as quickly as commodity prices and they become increasingly harder to source. Moving tires around the world, often to remote locations, is no easy task and Kal Tire is able to manage the supply chain from start to finish. Customized Solutions – Kal Tire has established a global service offering which can be customized locally for each and every customer from job spe‐ cific tire selection to supply and serv‐ ice. The on‐site services that Kal Tire provides include: simple connection to attachments and provides enhanced site safety. The ESCO PosiGrab coupler features both front and rear locks that are me‐ chanically engaged through the full working cycle. The natural position of the coupler is locked and only opens using forced hydraulic pressure. The connection and release of an at‐ tachment, including the visual confir‐ mation that the locking mechanisms are engaged, is done without the opera‐ tor leaving the safety of the cab. Along with the safety and ease‐of‐use benefits, PosiGrab coupler was engi‐ neered to reduce stress on attachments and machines. ESCO, turing equipment that is wholly unique to the OTR tire industry." Features of Goodyear's 63‐in. OTR tire include: n Robust steel casing and belt construction to help enhance strength. n Interlocking center grooves for extra stability. n Goodyear's unique CycleMax tread compound that helps promote cool running. n High‐angle, non‐directional grooves to help enhance traction across a wide range of demanding surfaces. Goodyear,

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