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Feb 12, 2021
Komatsu mining truck with emissions-busting tech

Komatsu mining truck with emissions-busting tech

Komatsu has commissioned the first Tier 4 Final version of its 930E-5 ultra-class mining truck in Australia. The emission control technology, which meets the most stringent North American and EU emissions regulations, has been adopted by Komatsu Australia to meet a client’s specific operational needs. Komatsu’s Tier 4 Final compliant 930E-5 incorporates an on-board after-treatment system th...

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Feb 02, 2021
Titan 3330 brings loads of help for haul fleet

Titan 3330 brings loads of help for haul fleet

CR Digital has launched a new Titan 3330 load haul optimisation system for wheel loaders, following on from the product developed for hydraulic excavators and shovels. By providing truck payload measurements in real-time, the Titan 3330 system enables operators to load trucks more accurately, increasing the average payload per truck, without increasing major overloads. Cr Digital said Tita...

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Nov 24, 2020
Avatel brings step change in development charging

Avatel brings step change in development charging

Orica and Epiroc Rock Drills AB have co-developed a prototype of the world’s first semi-automated explosives delivery system. The firms say customers in the underground mining industry can look forward to safer, efficient and more productive development blasting as early as the end of 2021, as they commence commissioning on Avatel. Epiroc underground division president Sami Niiranen said th...

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Nov 21, 2020
Jumbo drill and bolter a groundbreaking double act

Jumbo drill and bolter a groundbreaking double act

Komatsu’s new jumbo drill and bolter boast a common platform that allows operators to convert their machine from a jumbo to a bolter, or vice versa. The company says its groundbreaking common carrier and control system for underground hard rock mining is designed to meet the industry’s needs for greater productivity and versatility while helping lower capital costs. The new small-clas...

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Nov 07, 2020
‘Future-ready’ tech in latest Cat mining truck update

‘Future-ready’ tech in latest Cat mining truck update

Caterpillar has taken an ‘old faithful’ of its fleet and added a ‘future-ready’ technology platform with its Next Generation Cat 785 mining truck. The manufacturer says the new model enhances operator safety and performance, provides more intuitive and predictable operation, delivers faster and easier access to data, and streamlines maintenance. “The 785 was Caterpil...

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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 important for the company. R...

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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 Rock Technology globa...

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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 maintenance. South32 Cannington vice-president operations Joe Russ...

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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, the biggest machine ever to be used at the...

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