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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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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,… ...

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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, along wit...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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