Tuesday, 23 January 2018


The Stone Slinger's Chorus
(to the tune of Home on the Range)

"Oh give me a home where they need lots of stone
Where John Deere and the Cat cannot play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
and the guys spray quite proudly all day"

Maybe you haven't heard of the 'Stone Slinger' ... I certainly hadn't ... but, now that I have, I want one. Take a big shiny Mack, put a projectile launcher on the back and you have a big boy's toy that can do more than the Ancient Greeks thought possible when they designed the first stone catapaults. This machine shoots tons of stone with such accuracy that it can be used in all kinds of ways to make light work of what would previously have been back-breaking labor ... now it's fun! Have a look at this video ...

Achilles Heel?

However, the Stone Slinger, like all conveyor systems, relies on bearings to keep its belts turning. Spraying tons of aggregate all day means a lot of grit and dust - and this can lead to accelerated wear for bearings caused by ingress of contamination. As we know, prevention is better than cure, so the savvy stone slingers called in Enviropeel to protect the main drive bearing on one of their systems destined for the 'World of Concrete' show in Las Vegas this year. 

High Noon for True Grit!

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