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JUN 2017

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44 June 2017 suppliers news Intertractor Opens Wyoming Service Center Intertractor America Corp. opened a new 6,000-ft 2 service center in Gillette, Wyoming, which will provide a centralized location for regional miners in need of undercarriage service for excavators, dozers and other tracked machines. As a supplier of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket undercarriage components, Intertractor America said its experienced staff can repair Cat and Komatsu products, in addition to its own ITM brand. Undercarriage condition can be appraised using ITM's web-based Track Advise ultrasonic mea- suring system, which generates reports derived from inspection measurements, visual observations and photographs. "The new facility will allow us to provide faster turnaround times for service," said Tim Hansen, general manager for Inter- tractor America. "Additionally, our knowledge of parts that cross between brands allows us to provide more cost-effective solu- tions to our customers. We also consider the varying wear charac- teristics at different mining sites and regions across the country, and can make recommendations based on abrasion, grade and other expected surface conditions." The facility's track service line includes a large hydraulic-track chain press with service capability for mining class-dozer under- carriages. It also features an integrated electric torquing tool for all conventional track bolts, large integrated impact tool for track bolt removal, and a 20,000-lb class conveyor. The center will stock all common sales and service parts. Intertractor America Corp. is the base for Italtractor ITM's, a subsidiary of Titan International Inc., Undercarriage Division in North America. The headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Intertractor America is respon- sible for the design, engineering, manufacturing, and assembly of earthmoving crawler undercarriages and track frames from 1.5 tons to 500 tons. China Huaneng Orders Barracuda BWE thyssenkrupp has won its first order for its new BARRACUDA compact bucketwheel excavator (BWE). In a deal worth more than €40 million, China Huaneng Group has ordered the bucket- wheel excavator-based overburden system from the mining unit of the company's Industrial Solutions business area. The BARRA- CUDA is due to go into operation at the Yiminhe open-pit mine in Inner Mongolia in 2018. "With its efficient continuous operation, the BARRACU- DA will help significantly reduce both operating costs and CO 2 emissions at the Yiminhe mine," said Thomas Jabs, head of mining systems for thyssenkrupp's Industrial Solutions busi- ness area. "This is a good example of our innovative mining Intertractor's new track service line in Wyoming has a large hydraulic-track chain press with service capability for mining-class dozer undercarriages.

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