New Range of Mobile Conveyors 

The latest range of Powerscreen mobile conveyors offers reduced crushing and screening costs with the use of mobile conveyor loading solutions and can replace more costly loading equipment in many applications. The manufacturer has one of the largest ranges of off-the-shelf mobile conveyor systems globally.  Wakefield Harding, ELB Equipment national sales manager for mining, says, […]

Tough Earthmover Tyre for Loading Operations

Trelleborg has taken on the challenge to improve earthmoving operations with the release of its newest radial tyre, the EMR1031, designed to perform in the most demanding terrain, from sand to rock or extra hard surfaces. Manufactured using a cut-resistant compound, the tyre features a premium sidewall protector for damage protection and longer tyre life, […]

Widespread Adoption of Telematics

In an era where machine uptime has a direct impact on an operations’ bottom line, construction and mining equipment supplier ELB Equipment has launched its own custom-developed telematics system to radically enhance the effectiveness of its machines on sites. The telematics solution comes standard with equipment across the entire medium and heavy range providing a […]

Largest Branch Network of any Equipment Supplier

ELB Equipment divisional director, Danie Gerber, says customers are expecting more from their equipment suppliers and expect more from OEM representatives than just servicing and suppling equipment. In these times they expect suppliers to ring-fence products for their purposes, provide insightful technical assistance with improved access to finance and tailor-made terms to suit individual clients. […]

Considering Transfer Points Early Makes Sense

The mining sector relies increasingly on Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) firms for new builds and expansions, allowing miners to focus on their core mandates. The advantage of using EPCMs is their design and execution capability, which many mining companies have elected to reduce over the years. According to Weba Chute Systems project manager […]

Crusher and Screen on a Single Chassis

The popularity of mobile plants which host a crusher and a screen on a single chassis is testament to the benefits they deliver to the market; but the design should not compromise production performance. This is according to Charl Marais, Pilot Crushtec’s sales manager for South Africa, who highlights how the Metso LT220D embodies an […]

The “Go-to” Guy

Complex transactions in the equipment industry require a special breed of dealmakers who are able to work all angles of a deal to see it over the line no matter the challenges. Danie Gerber, director of ELB Equipment is one of the last of a disappearing breed who is able to use his vast experience […]

Putting in the Right Fundamentals

Following the end of its long-term dealership agreement with JCB in 2021, Kemach has adopted a multi-brand strategy that has seen the company entering into distributorship agreements with several premium equipment manufacturers.  “We felt that by being linked to a single brand we were limited to a certain extent. There are several sectors of the […]

Avoiding Mining Accidents

Several recent mining accidents involving trackless mobile machines (TMMs) as well as incorrect lockout procedures of equipment and conveyors, has led surface mining industry association (ASPASA) to call for closer adherence with safety legislation. The association’s director, Nico Pienaar, says the majority of accidents can be avoided by following the requirements of the Mine Health […]

Mines a Soft Target

Mines within different regions of the country should pool their security resources and share intelligence information in order to better direct efforts at combatting the growing crime scourge.