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    As the smart choice for general excavation and site preparation projects, excavators are commonly used for dredging, trenching, material handling, or just simply heavy lifting of objects. Ideal for a wide range of utility work, we look at what some OEMs, dealers, and distributors are offering in terms of ease of operation, durability, fuel efficiency, and the latest safety technology features. Read on to share in their expert comments and insights into excavators.

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  • Aspasa director, Nico Pienaar. Image credit: Aspasa

Avoiding injuries caused by mobile machines

August 16th, 2019|

While some uncertainty still exists about the issue of the management of trackless mobile machines (TMM) on surface mines, mining association Aspasa is taking no chances and is walking some [...]

  • The W150 CF on site in Torreón, Mexico. Image credit: Wirtgen

Wirtgen’s milling machine does the trick in Mexico 

August 15th, 2019|

A Wirtgen W 150 CF compact milling machine has been deployed in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, for the implementation of a brand-new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. […]

  • The KBE25 has a load capacity of 2500kg. Image credit: Heneways

Heneways orders electric forklift

August 13th, 2019|

Freight management and logistics operator Heneways, has taken delivery of a Baoli KBE 25 electric forklift from Smith Power Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global [...]

  • The recently held Local Manufacturing Expo welcomed 3743 visitors, a substantial achievement for a first-time exhibition.

Expo highlights demand for local products

August 12th, 2019|

Edited by Leon Louw The recently-held Local Manufacturing Expo highlighted the demand for South African products. […]

  • Haver & Boecker Niagara's Hydro-Clean washing system effectively cleans deleterious material from aggregates and minerals. Image credit: Haver & Boecker

Hydro cleaning aggregates effectively

August 12th, 2019|

Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Hydro-Clean washing system effectively cleans deleterious material from aggregates and minerals, while reducing water consumption by as much as 75% and energy costs by up to 15% over traditional washing systems. [...]

  • Canyon Coal’s larcodem plant at its Khanye Colliery near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng. Image credit: Leon Louw

Khanye Colliery is Canyon’s flagship opencast mine

August 8th, 2019|

Canyon Coal’s new plant at its Khanye Colliery near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng is the first of the company’s large coal density media separator (larcodem) plants built by contractor Obsideo. […]

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