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Kubota L45 a ‘natural choice’ for 2Hire

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Western Cape-based plant hire company 2Hire has taken delivery of a new Kubota L45 tractor loader backhoe (TLB) from authorised Smith Power Equipment distributor Carlu Trekkers. SPE the sole importer of the Kubota range of equipment in South Africa.... Read full article

Focusing on investment, innovation and sustainability

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With less than two weeks until the 2018 Investing in African Mining Indaba, excitement is mounting among investors, mining companies and governments for the world’s biggest African mining investment conference.... Read full article

Cat develops battery electric LHD

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Caterpillar’s underground mining group has shipped a proof-of-concept battery electric load-haul-dump (LHD) machine to a mine site in Canada.... Read full article

First fleet of autonomous Cat trucks for Rio Tinto

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Caterpillar and Rio Tinto have signed an agreement for retrofitting 19 Cat 793F mining trucks for autonomous operation at the Marandoo iron ore mine in Western Australia, giving the mining company its first fleet of Cat autonomous trucks.... Read full article

Volvo launches range of rigid haulers

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Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid dump trucks (RDTs) in the second quarter of 2018. ... Read full article

First Liebherr mobile crane goes to Denmark

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Danish crane and heavy haulage contractor BMS took delivery of the very first Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane in mid-December 2017. Liebherr first unveiled the 90-tonne crane in nine months prior at Conexpo in Las Vegas.... Read full article

Q(h)ubeka Trust pays out R102m to silicosis sufferers

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Between its establishment in March 2016 and 30 November 2017, the Q(h)ubeka Trust distributed approximately R102-million of the R395-million settlement awarded in compensation to 4 365 qualifying ex-mineworkers from South Africa, Swaziland and Lesoth... Read full article

Local manufacturer introduces ULP mining equipment

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South Africa-based CMTI Group’s patented, locally developed mechanised underground mining equipment is now ready for commercial contracting. ... Read full article

Atlas Copco completes Renegade Drilling acquisition

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Atlas Copco has completed its acquisition of the assets of Johannesburg-based Renegade Drilling Supplies, a South African manufacturer and distributor of drilling consumables for mining exploration.... Read full article

Cummins showcases latest genset at MEE 2018

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Cummins will showcase its latest QSG12 genset at the 2018 Middle East Electricity (MEE) at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE from 6 to 8 March 2018.... Read full article

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