Machinery

May 30, 2020
JJ Richards gets a grip with Cat machinery update

JJ Richards gets a grip with Cat machinery update

Australia’s first MH3026 was delivered this month to JJ Richards & Sons at Oxenford, Queensland. Supplied by Hastings Deering, this Cat material handler is purpose built for industrial and recycling applications. The machine capacity is 25 tonnes to 26 tonnes, depending on configuration and work tool. The manufacturer promotes this model as providing a quick response to changin...

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May 28, 2020
Robotic revolution for Glencore refinery

Robotic revolution for Glencore refinery

A new robotic handling and welding system has been enlisted for cathode plate manufacturing at Glencore’s Townsville Copper Refinery. The system – featured in Glencore’s latest inhouse Resourceful newsletter – is capable of manufacturing Glencore’s ISAKIDD plates in bulk quantity along with the traditional ISA Process plate range. “Further automating this pr...

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May 25, 2020
Next gen Cat 6060 brings cab that caters for training

Next gen Cat 6060 brings cab that caters for training

Caterpillar has launched its latest 600-tonne class hydraulic mining shovel – the next generation Cat 6060. The new model features updated engines, optimised hydraulics, heavy duty structures and undercarriage, Cat electronics and a state-of-the-art cab. It has a bucket payload of about 61 tonnes per pass in both face shovel and backhoe configurations. The Cat 6060 is designed as...

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May 20, 2020
Epiroc upgrades  underground mine truck

Epiroc upgrades underground mine truck

Epiroc has been busy enhancing its Minetruck MT65, including new engine technology that promises to dramatically lower emissions. The company says its latest engine technology meets Tier 4 Final/Stage 5 requirements. NOx has been reduced by 45 per cent and diesel particle matters have been lowered by 80 per cent compared to a Tier 2 engine. Another advantage of Minetruck MT65 is its new Ej...

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May 13, 2020
Mackay METS sector urged to have their say

Mackay METS sector urged to have their say

The Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday (MIW) METS Export Hub is seeking business input to help boost export capabilities and opportunities. It is conducting a survey of mining equipment and technology services businesses in the region. MIW METS Export Hub manager Dean Kirkwood said business input was fundamental to the success of the Capability Analysis and Supply Chain Mapping Project. “If we ...

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May 02, 2020
Bring out the big guns

Bring out the big guns

Tecpro Australia believes it has a sure-fire solution for disinfecting large areas, with the V12So disinfection cannon. The COVID-19 outbreak has heightened the need for an efficient disinfection system to cleanse areas such as warehouses, factories, playgrounds, outdoor fitness areas and other large areas where people gather. Tecpro says the V12So disinfection cannon generates a fine mist ...

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Apr 27, 2020
Equipment worth $10m up for grabs in CQ crane sale

Equipment worth $10m up for grabs in CQ crane sale

More than $10 million worth of equipment has gone up for sale in Biloela, Central Queensland, from the Lee Crane Hire business. Pickles Mining general manager Steve Wall said the sale opened on Friday and was already attracting strong interest, particularly in the all-terrain cranes and 25-tonne Frannas among the range. “There are about 75 assets for sale ranging from light vehicles t...

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Apr 20, 2020
Mighty Mackay haulage fleet goes under the hammer

Mighty Mackay haulage fleet goes under the hammer

The entire fleet of Central Queensland-based business Mackay Haulage is going to auction as the business shuts down after more than 40 years. The lots include 35 vehicles ranging from prime movers and body trucks to vehicles. There are also 35 trailers including low loaders and specialist steerable extending trailers, curtain-sided trailers, flat top trailers, dollies and extending trailers...

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Apr 17, 2020
Mineral Resources acquires Qld-based parts business

Mineral Resources acquires Qld-based parts business

Mineral Resources has snapped up the Queensland-based mining, quarrying and recycling equipment company Mining Wear Parts. MWP founder David Macfarlane will continue to lead the business, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of MRL’s CSI Mining Services. Established in 2016, MWP is a national supplier of replacement parts used in crushing, milling, slurry pumps, mobile equipment an...

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