Nova Scotians will have the benefit of a detailed environmental assessment report before a decision is made on the proposed Highway 113 project. “After reviewing a focus report submitted by the proponent, I feel the more-detailed information available in an environmental assessment report is required,” Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour, said today, July 10. The Department of Transportation and Public Works is proposing creation of a controlled access highway connecting Highway 102 near Exit 3 and Highway 103, just west of Exit 4. The Department of Environment and Labour will establish the terms of reference for the report and the Department of Transportation and Public Works will have two years to submit it. At that time, the Minister of Environment and Labour can make a decision on the proposal or refer the decision to the Environmental Assessment Board.
At Intermat 2015 last week, attended by IM, MTG introduced its innovative U design bucket side protector for its ProMet range to the market, which includes the MTGtwist hammerless locking system. The new protector offers up to 4 times more resistance than the MTG LS/LA shrouds and keeps robust and stable with wear material ratio over 70% compared to MTG LS /LA shrouds.Other advantages are its increased contact surface that reduces plastic deformation to the sides of the bucket as well as the fact that they are reversible, which allows changing their position and therefore increasing wear life. They boast a new design for an optimum distribution of the wear material and increased protection of the locking system.The new ProMet bucket protection shroud has been specifically designed for 30, 40, 50 and 60 mm blade thickness excavators.Also released was the new StarMet Wear Bottom Leg Shroud, which protects the bottom leg of the adapter and its welding area. The main advantage of the StarMet Wear Bottom Leg Shroud is that it duplicates the wear material of the bottom leg adapter and therefore reduces the down times of machinery related with GET. This product “is easy and fast assembling and has already been satisfactorily tested for almost one year in highly abrasive applications.”The new StarMet Wear Bottom Leg Shroud is currently available in StarMet adapter sizes 120, 180 and 500, it will also be released for tooth adapter sizes 50, 60 and 240 beginning on June 15, 2015.