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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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  • Konecranes acquires 50% in Jebsen & Jessen

Konecranes acquires 50% in Jebsen & Jessen

December 12th, 2019|

Konecranes has signed an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in its MHE-Demag Joint Venture (JV) held by partner Jebsen & Jessen for close to EUR147-million. […]

  • Andries van Heerden, CEO of Afrimat. Image credit: Afrimat

Afrimat Construction Index gains some traction in Q3

December 11th, 2019|

Afrimat, the JSE-listed open pit mining company providing industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials, has released the findings of the Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the third quarter of [...]

  • A sample from a discard dump in KwaZulu-Natal has been tested successfully.  Image credit: Aury Africa

Smarter coal sampling

December 10th, 2019|

A proprietary testing procedure developed specifically for South African coal samples by WMP Consultants for the Telligent Dry Separator (TDS) has been trialled successfully at the DADI Engineering Development Group [...]

  • ALE recently transported five Caterpillar 793D mining trucks from the Northern Cape province to Australia. Image credit: ALE

1 000t transported over 1 000km

December 9th, 2019|

Five Caterpillar 793D mining trucks with a payload of 200t each were recently transported from Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine in the Northern Cape province of South Africa to the [...]

  • Winches are an important part of platinum operations and should be properly maintained. Image credit: Lubrication Engineers

Prolong winch life with lubrication

December 6th, 2019|

A platinum mine in South Africa realised a significant improvement in the lifespan and performance of its winches when it switched to a multi-purpose, highly tacky lubricant, which has saved [...]

  • The winning team. From Left: Glyniss Bone, Ntsako Khosa, Benjamin Brits & Leon Louw. Image credit: IMD

IMD’s annual cover competition winner announced

December 5th, 2019|

The 2020 Equipment Specs Handbook has won the annual Interact Media Defined (IMD) cover competition. […]

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