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Old 12-04-2012, 10:53 PM
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Nice to see a positive article on America for a change...

From Peoria, the WSJ a look at the giant trucks manufactured by Komatsu and Caterpillar. 'In certain areas notably aircraft, industrial engines, excavators and railway and mining equipment the U.S. exports far more than it imports.
In World of Big Stuff, the U.S. Still Rules - WSJ.com

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Default Big automated stuff

I read that Caterpillar Trucks are being equipped with autonomous controls that let them operate in hazardous mines without human drivers. The systems allow the trucks to drive from the loading area to the crusher and return by themselves.

I am amazed but not surprised by this extension of automation to another set of jobs.
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