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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… ...

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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,… ...

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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,… ...

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Apr 01, 2020
Meet the latest model in Komatsu’s 830E line-up

Meet the latest model in Komatsu’s 830E line-up

Komatsu says its new 830E-5 truck represents a major advance for its 230-tonne capacity haul line. Powered by a Cummins QSK60 diesel engine rated at a standard 2500 hp (gross), and with a 2700 hp option for greater speed on grade, it incorporates the latest engine and drive system technology, as well as capacity and… ...

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Mar 23, 2020
Gas gear goes under the hammer at Dalby

Gas gear goes under the hammer at Dalby

A large quantity of HDPE pipe is among the 220 lots going to auction in Dalby this Wednesday from QGC-Shell and Arrow Energy operations. Pickles mining division general manager Steve Wall said the auction would feature a large number of late-model four-wheel drive vehicles as well as batches of poly pipe totaling about 20km all… ...

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Mar 18, 2020
Sandvik takes autonomous haulage tech to next level

Sandvik takes autonomous haulage tech to next level

Sandvik has stepped up its technology to support autonomous truck haulage that shifts efficiently from underground environments to the surface. AutoMine for Trucks is a first for autonomous ramp haulage applications in the underground mining industry, the company says. “At Sandvik, we’ve pioneered and delivered autonomous trucks for many years,” Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology… ...

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Mar 14, 2020
New NBT boom truck from National Crane

New NBT boom truck from National Crane

Manitowoc’s National Crane has launched a new addition to its NBT boom truck range with the NBT40-2 series. The NBT40-2 series is a combined re-engineering of the reliable NBT40-1 series and popular NBT50L series, by upgrading the product in terms of capacity, reach, comfort and advanced features while maintaining the same overall weight as the… ...

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Mar 12, 2020
Autonomous excavators on site in Queensland

Autonomous excavators on site in Queensland

Autonomous excavators have been put to work digging pipeline trenches across Queensland’s Surat Basin. Resource and construction firm MPC Kinetic is claiming it as an Australian first. The move follows a successful trial in late 2019, which saw a 30-tonne excavator operate fully autonomously through an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Guidance System developed by U.S. technology… ...

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Mar 10, 2020
Tower of power launches four new Volvo trucks

Tower of power launches four new Volvo trucks

Volvo Trucks has launched four new trucks, releasing a promo film that features the heavy-duty vehicles stacked in a tower with company president Roger Alm riding on top. The truck tower stood at 15m tall and weighed 58 tonnes, and most of the commercial’s effects, including the boss on top, were real. “We are really… ...

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