Machinery

Nov 24, 2020
Avatel brings step change in development charging

Avatel brings step change in development charging

Orica and Epiroc Rock Drills AB have co-developed a prototype of the world’s first semi-automated explosives delivery system. The firms say customers in the underground mining industry can look forward to safer, efficient and more productive development blasting as early as the end of 2021, as they commence commissioning on Avatel. Epiroc underground division president Sami Niiranen said ...

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Nov 21, 2020
Jumbo drill and bolter a groundbreaking double act

Jumbo drill and bolter a groundbreaking double act

Komatsu’s new jumbo drill and bolter boast a common platform that allows operators to convert their machine from a jumbo to a bolter, or vice versa. The company says its groundbreaking common carrier and control system for underground hard rock mining is designed to meet the industry’s needs for greater productivity and versatility while helping lower capital costs. The new small-cl...

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Nov 19, 2020
Machinery takes centre stage  as RDO Dig Dayz roll out

Machinery takes centre stage as RDO Dig Dayz roll out

RDO Dig Dayz have kicked off in Queensland with events in Toowoomba and Roma showcasing John Deere construction equipment. Emerald, Mackay and Townsville are next – with shows on November 20, 24 and 27 respectively. The Dig Dayz feature an extensive range of John Deere construction equipment including the new E-Series excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders, dozers and compact equipm...

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Nov 19, 2020
John Deere gives L-Series backhoe loaders a lift

John Deere gives L-Series backhoe loaders a lift

John Deere has unveiled updates to its L-Series backhoe loaders, promising a boost to productivity and reduced operating costs. Ranging across the L-Series backhoe lineup, the updates include engine upgrades, new pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics on the 310SL model and machine control improvements. The 310L, 310SL, 315SL, 310SL HL and 410L models are now equipped with a ...

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Nov 07, 2020
‘Future-ready’ tech in latest Cat mining truck update

‘Future-ready’ tech in latest Cat mining truck update

Caterpillar has taken an ‘old faithful’ of its fleet and added a ‘future-ready’ technology platform with its Next Generation Cat 785 mining truck. The manufacturer says the new model enhances operator safety and performance, provides more intuitive and predictable operation, delivers faster and easier access to data, and streamlines maintenance. “The 785 was Cater...

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Oct 29, 2020
Liebherr restores a piece of history

Liebherr restores a piece of history

Almost 60 years after its debut, Liebherr has restored the LSL 1500, one of the first wheel loader prototypes from the company’s early years. The restored LSL 1500 is the oldest Liebherr wheel loader in existence and the restoration process took about 650 hours. Leibherr Bischofshofen plant managing director Martin Gscwend said respecting history was important for the company. R...

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Oct 23, 2020
Big wheels in partnership for 2021 trade shows

Big wheels in partnership for 2021 trade shows

Two mighty transport and machinery events are set to join forces in Brisbane next year. The Civil Construction Field Days will run alongside the Brisbane Truck Show during Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week in May 2021. The double billing is thanks to a collaboration between Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) and the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland (CCFQ). HVIA chief exe...

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Oct 22, 2020
Glencore signed up for $249m Sandvik deal

Glencore signed up for $249m Sandvik deal

Sandvik has revealed details of a $249 million deal to supply machinery including drills, loaders and trucks for Glencore Queensland Metals operations over six years. A Sandvik DD421 development drill supplied last month was the first piece of equipment under the deal, which covers Glencore’s underground mobile mining equipment and aftermarket parts. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology glo...

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Oct 22, 2020
Cannington adds AD63 truck to underground fleet

Cannington adds AD63 truck to underground fleet

South32 Cannington is set to put the largest underground truck in the Cat product line to work. The North West Queensland operation took delivery last month of the world’s first AD63 to site, according to dealer Hastings Deering. With a 63-tonne payload, the AD63 boasts a Euro Stage V engine and tilt cab for easier maintenance. South32 Cannington vice-president operations Joe Russ...

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