Machinery

Oct 20, 2020
Hitachi adds grunt for Ravenswood ramp-up

Hitachi adds grunt for Ravenswood ramp-up

Ravenswood Gold has taken delivery of a new Hitachi EX3600 excavator as it ramps up preparations for the return to large-scale open-pit mining at Ravenswood. Ravenswood Gold chief executive officer Brett Fletcher said the machine was part of an initial $100 million mining fleet to be purchased for the Ravenswood Expansion Plan (REP). The excavator, the biggest machine ever to be used at the...

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Oct 12, 2020
Drillman to acquire Sandvik exploration business

Drillman to acquire Sandvik exploration business

Sandvik has signed an agreement to divest its exploration business to Australian company Drillman. Drillman – a subsidiary of the M Group of Companies – provides equipment and technical support to the geotechnical, mineral exploration, horizontal, directional and upstream gas drilling sectors, among others. The deal includes exploration rigs, consumables and production stock, al...

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Oct 10, 2020
Liebherr T 264 fleet does the job at Dawson

Liebherr T 264 fleet does the job at Dawson

Five Liebherr T 264 off-highway haul trucks have joined MacKellar Mining’s fleet this year at Dawson mine, near Moura in Central Queensland. The Liebherr T 264 trucks are among an upgraded generation which includes a payload capacity of 240 tonnes, with power ratings up to 2013 kW/2700 HP. For increased safety, the new front wheel design and upgraded braking system shorten reaction ti...

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Oct 01, 2020
New demolition offering in Liebherr range

New demolition offering in Liebherr range

Liebherr has unveiled the latest addition to its crawler excavator line – the R 940 Demolition. As a successor to the R 944 C, the R 940 Demolition complements the product range, which already includes the R 950 Demolition and the R 960 Demolition. It features the Liebherr Demolition Control System, which received the Intermat Innovation Award. This safety system shows the driver...

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Sep 29, 2020
Sandvik releases 18-tonne battery-powered loader

Sandvik releases 18-tonne battery-powered loader

Sandvik has launched a new battery-electric loader, the 18-tonne LH518B. The manufacturer says the LH518B has been designed entirely around the loader’s Artisan battery system and electric driveline to make the most of that technology. Changing the loader battery does not require any cranes or forklifts, thanks to the patented AutoSwap feature. Sandvik says the new LH518B battery-elec...

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Sep 28, 2020
CQ drilling company gear goes under the hammer

CQ drilling company gear goes under the hammer

A refurbished Sandvik DK75S rig is proving a major drawcard in an upcoming auction of equipment from Blackwater-based drilling company Tallywalker. Pickles Mining is auctioning a range of equipment on behalf of Tallywalker receivers/managers KordaMentha. The lots include two Sandvik DK75S rigs (one refurbished), a Sandvik UDR1500 rig, Boart Longyear Hyd power pack, Tatra 8×8 support t...

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Sep 25, 2020
Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik updates drill simulator training range

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is introducing a new version of its operator training simulator for underground drill operators and maintenance teams. The Digital Driller family – which now includes the DS422i – provides advanced simulator training to improve operator and drilling performance. Sandvik says the new version features the latest developments in underground drill...

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Sep 16, 2020
Major machinery auction closing Thursday

Major machinery auction closing Thursday

More than 100 items of drilling, mining, quarry machinery and heavy equipment are going under the hammer in an online auction this Thursday. Lloyds Auctions says the equipment is owned by a Coffs Harbour company holding a downsizing clearance sale this week. It includes dozers, loaders, tractors, crane borer trucks, service trucks and tippers.  Lloyds Auctions chief operating office...

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Sep 10, 2020
Next level track loader from Caterpillar

Next level track loader from Caterpillar

The new Cat 963 track loader combines versatility with improved fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements. The 963 crawler loader replaces the 963K and features an updated cab with suspension seat and adjustable armrests/controls. An intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard high definition rearview came...

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