Coal-mine rehabilitation

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM) has supplied over R15-million worth of Sany equipment to a construction and rehabilitation company in eMalahleni for a rehabilitation project at the Arnot coal mine in Mpumalanga.
Two SY956H front-end loaders, a SMG200 grader, a SY500H excavator, and a SY335 excavator have been delivered to Ukubhukuda Trading, whose subsidiaries Tipper & Co and E&J Construction have been contracted to carry out the rehabilitation of the mining area.
GEM eMalahleni sales executive, Lee Sampson comments that the initial relationship with Ukubhukuda Trading was forged in March 2017, when it purchased a SYL956H1 front-end loader and a SY335 excavator. The latter is ideal for mining applications due to the use of high-quality wear-resistant plate for added endurance and reliability.
With a maximum digging depth of 6 170mm, and a transport length of 11.1m, the SY335 excavator is ideal for the mining, construction, and plant-hire sectors.
With a bucket capacity of 2.7m3 to 3.2m3 standard and a 4.5m3 coal bucket, the SYL956H1 front-end loader is ideal for heavy-duty mining operations. The machine’s highly-efficient drive system features a rotary automatic gearbox that boosts travel speed by 10%, and increases towing force by over 6%. The rated load is 5 000kg, the rated power is 162kW, and the maximum lifting force is 172 kN.
“As soon as Ukubhukuda Trading commenced with rehabilitation work at Arnot, they purchased an extra two machines, and we are in the process of delivering a further three SYL956H1 front-end loaders,” Lee concludes.
In addition, E&J Construction purchased a SY500H excavator and an additional SYL956H1 front-end loader in May.
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