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Earthmoving & Surface Mining Equipment

ISO certification of low profile loader leads to more local manufacture

3rd November 2021 Achieving ISO certification for the roll over protection structure (ROPS) and falling object structure (FOPS) of the Sandvik LH115I low profile loader is seen as a major boost for Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ South African operation. The ROPS and FOPS for the South African-built Sandvik... 

Custom-engineered chute solutions

1st October 2021 The in-house engineering capability and expertise of a leading chute designer and manufacturer were recently demonstrated in a specialised chute application for a local platinum mining customer. Working in conjunction with a hydraulics specialist, a chute solution was developed for an application... 

Image of Weba's drawing office and design team works to continuously improve transfer point solutions
Weba's drawing office and design team works to continuously improve transfer point solutions

Safety-critical berm monitoring on openpit mines

16th September 2021 Dump point related accidents in openpit mining operations can be catastrophic, causing human casualties, damage to equipment and loss of productivity. The use of effective safety berms that comply with required height standards is imperative to safeguard personnel and equipment and berm... 

Image of The Berm Monitoring System ensures compliance of berms on openpit mines
The Berm Monitoring System ensures compliance of berms on openpit mines

50 years of world-renowned loaders and trucks

9th September 2021 Sandvik is celebrating the fiftieth birthday of its Toro family of loaders and trucks for underground hard rock mines. The first loader was a Toro 100DH loader with a ‘massive’ 1.5-t carry capacity, manufactured in Tampere, Finland. The design and production facilities later moved to Turku and in... 

Image of the Toro TH663i loader
The Toro TH663i loader

Tough tunnelling projects tackled by articulated haulers

20th August 2021 Rail travel is considered to be a greener mode of transport and the European region is set to see an increase in tunnelling projects, all of which will require robust and productive machinery.  Scottish manufacturer Terex Trucks details why its articulated haulers are particularly suited for use... 

Image of articulated hauler from Terex Trucks
An articulated hauler from Terex Trucks

World-first hydraulic solution for tracked carriers

28th July 2021 A hydraulic solution developed to minimise ground compaction in tracked carriers used in mining and construction, is said to be the first of its kind. Hytec South Africa and Bosch Rexroth Germany joined forces to develop a hydraulic solution for Bell Equipment that would ensure optimal... 

Image of tracked carriers with hydraulic solution developed by Hytec and Bosch Rexroth Germany
Hytec South Africa and Bosch Rexroth Germany developed a hydraulic solution for Bell Equipment

New range of drilling rigs and mast attachments available

22nd July 2021 A series of powerful, compact, and modular drill mast and drilling rig systems has recently been announced. The latest product line from Mincon aims to provide customers with more effective and efficient drilling packages, as well as expert drilling experience to help reduce drilling costs.   

Image of Mincon’s range of drilling rigs and mast attachments
Mincon’s range of drilling rigs and mast attachments

Raiseborers to speed up drill and blast methods on mining sites

14th July 2021 Recently introduced to the Southern African market, two ‘plug-and-drill’ raiseborers are soon to be delivered to local mining sites. The primary application of the Rhino 100 raiseborers from Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions is for drilling of production slots, but can also be used in a range of... 

Image of the Rhino 100 ‘plug-and-drill’ raiseborer from Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions
The Rhino 100 ‘plug-and-drill’ raiseborer from Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions

Pre-owned equipment from around the world

23rd April 2021 A new website dedicated to the sale of pre-owned equipment from across the globe has been launched. Bell Equipment created the online solution to promote its pre-owned equipment through a dedicated global website, which is also accessible from the company’s website. 

Bell Equipment has a website dedicated to promoting its pre-owned equipment
Bell Equipment has a website dedicated to promoting its pre-owned equipment

Digital tools improve mining efficiencies

12th February 2021 Digital tools such as equipment health monitoring and process management are increasingly being applied to underground mines in an effort to continuously improve efficiencies. Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions specialises in designing and implementing digital tools, with its AutoMine automation... 

The Sandvik AutoMine automation system is built into the Toro TH663i
The Sandvik AutoMine automation system is built into the Toro TH663i

New battery-electric loader unveiled

14th October 2020 A new battery-electric loader has been introduced as the world’s first 18 t battery loader. The LH518B from Sandvik has been designed around the loader’s Artisan battery system and electric driveline, with the objective of maximising the potential of battery technology. In designing the loader,... 

The LH518B battery-electric loader from Sandvik
The LH518B battery-electric loader from Sandvik

New generation loader available in South Africa

30th April 2020 A new flameproof underground loader is now available for order in South Africa. The loader is an enhanced 12 t high-capacity heavy-duty utility vehicle that is said to offer improved performance, reduced emissions and lower total cost of ownership Sandvik explains that its LS312 loader builds on... 

The Sandvik LS312 loader
The Sandvik LS312 loader

Hydraulic shovel meets strict emissions standards

20th March 2020 A new hydraulic mining shovel is available in configurations to meet the strictest diesel emissions standards, such as those in North America and Europe. The Cat 6030 Hydraulic Mining Shovel features Product Link Elite, which enables data communications for machine health monitoring in the... 

The Cat 6030 Hydraulic Mining Shovel
The Cat 6030 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

New tyre size for heavy machinery

13th March 2020 A new size has been added to a range of tyres designed for the heaviest of machinery and the most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road maintenance In 2018 Nokian Tyres launched the Nokian Tractor King, designed to combine the strength of an earthmoving tyre with a new kind of lug... 

Nokian Tractor King offers a range of tyre sizes
Nokian Tractor King offers a range of tyre sizes

Dumper swivels in small spaces

6th February 2020 A swivel site dumper designed for small to medium jobsites and crowded or confined areas, has been introduced. The dumper measures 3.95 m in length and 4.41 m in width and features forward and swivel tipping mechanisms, allowing the load to rotate 90° on either side before being tipped. This... 

Apron belt feeder promises strength and control

6th December 2019 A new apron belt feeder for run-of-mine (RoM) and stockyard applications offers the strength of an apron feeder with the spillage control of a conveyor system. The belt-over-apron feeder has a low-profile loading deck and a modular design, for adjustable-rate feeding of abrasive materials such as... 

The HAB feeder is a heavy-duty modular solution
The HAB feeder is a heavy-duty modular solution

Battery electric loader set to launch

10th September 2019 A new battery electric load-haul-dump (LHD) underground mining loader is currently being developed. The design promises the use of advanced technology lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard charging to advance safety and promote higher production. 

The new battery electric loader will use lithium-ion batteries and onboard charging
The new battery electric loader will use lithium-ion batteries and onboard charging

New tipper trailer design wins international prize

11th June 2019 A ground-breaking tipper trailer, guaranteeing maximum payload; fuel efficiency; and extreme durability, has been developed. By implementing design advances in the use of high-strength steel, the weight of the tipper trailer was significantly reduced. The new design won the international Swedish... 

High-performance motor grader added to portfolio

7th May 2019 A new motor grader, featuring a cabin with 360° all-round visibility and a 75 dB silent mode for noise cancellation, has been added to Goscor Earth Moving’s portfolio. It has a load-sensing hydraulic system for motion control and a system which regulates the flow volume automatically, according... 

Epiroc South Africa (Pty) Ltd

12th November 2018 Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables. Tel: +27(0) 11... 

Epiroc South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Tesmec SA

12th November 2018 Tesmec Group is a world leader in the design, production, and supply of large track-trenchers for cables and pipelines as well as surface miners for bulk excavation and selective mining, they can excavate any material from very hard rock to soft soil, from permafrost to desert areas. Tesmec also... 

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