Plastic Bearings for Earthmoving

Injection-moulded plain bearings have been developed for earthmoving machines for lubrication-free operation even while working at maximum load capacity performance. Produced by global polymer specialist, igus, the new bearings are a stronger and more cost-effective alternative to steel bearings for the agricultural and construction machinery industry. Using its patented iglidur materials, the Q3E plain bearing, […]

Why are all Excavators Yellow?

Over three-quarters of all excavators worldwide wear this colour. But why? The reasons range from safety concerns to historical developments, all the way to deeply ingrained cultural and psychological associations. Reason 1: Safety through visibility A construction site poses inherent risks, and unfortunately, accidents there are all too common. Yellow is one of the most […]

High Efficiency Mobile Trommels

Crushing and screening giant, ELB Equipment, has completed the minerals processing equipment cycle with the addition of a complete range of high efficiency trommels. The company’s Powerscreen scalpers and screens already dominate the local market and the addition of the world’s leading trommel manufacturer, MDS, is bound to close the circuit for miners who are […]

New Continuous Miner

A locally-manufactured continuous miner, Wildcub, is a radio remote-controlled, highly productive continuous mining machine, launched by JA Engineering in Boksburg. Alongside this machine, two shuttle cars are on the market. The JAE38 Wildcub is designed to be used in typical hard cutting ‘room and pillar’ coal mining where a high cutting force is required. All […]

Top Performing Excavators

Says Ross Collard, Managing Director, HPE Africa, “When it comes to the new Hyundai HX220HD crawler excavator series, our customers note favourable features that include high performance, comfortable operation and easy serviceability and maintenance. Fuel efficiency, operator safety and after-sales support, are also important.  “Customers are impressed with the performance of the 5.68m heavy-duty boom […]

Improved Autonomous Bucket Loading 

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing AutoMineAutoLoad 2.0, a new AutoMine feature that enables fully-automated production cycles for loaders operating in fixed drawpoint and dump point mining applications. This autonomous loading technology aims to increase loading cycle consistency while reducing equipment idle time and operating costs. Building on its predecessor AutoLoad Assist, this new […]

Plant and Equipment Hire Services

Through its Middelburg depot, Steinmuller Africa has expanded its plant and equipment hire services, now offering a pool of over 24 000 items for clients in the power generation, petrochemical, chemical, mining, renewable energy, pulp and paper and general Industrial sectors. To date the Middelburg depot has handled plant projects in Sasolburg, Rustenburg, Newcastle, Richards […]

Power Performance of New Reclaimer/stabilisers

Expanding its product line, the new Cat RM600 and RM800 reclaimer/stabilisers offer the power, performance and productivity needed to efficiently complete full-depth reclamation and soil stabilisation projects. These versatile machines compete at the high end of the reclaimer/stabiliser size class with an all-new adjustable height design capable of cross-slope cutting.  Their powerful turbocharged Cat C18 engine gives the […]

Short Lead Times for Earthmoving HVAC

With a solid reputation for built-to-order heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems for mobile mining and earthmoving equipment, Booyco Engineering has now cut the lead time on these systems in line with trends in mining.  “The market has shifted, and mines can no longer afford any downtime on the HVAC units in their mining trucks […]

A Tyre Transformation

Otraco Southern Africa, a leader in off-the-road (OTR) tyre management solutions and a subsidiary of Bridgestone Southern Africa, has been accredited a B-BBEE Level 1 supplier. André Bode, Otraco’s Managing Director, says that the accreditation has enhanced the company’s ability to deliver specialist tyre management solutions to the mining and construction industries. “Our clients in […]