Up to 600t Tensile Load

Up to 600t Tensile Load

With a new model of the road-rail robot Vlex, Vollert in Weinsberg, Germany has extened its compact solution to shunting operations up to 600 tons. Twice as strong, but only 500mm larger, the new Vlex 40 is also suitable for fast track changes in confined spaces. A swing axle guarantees permanent ground or rail contact […]

100th delivery

100th delivery

Kemach JCB in Cape Town, has delivered to Quicksilva Burcon Hire, their 100th backhoe loader. The first machines bought by Burcon Plant Hire were in 1990 when they purchased four JCB 3CX models.The 3CX model has since evolved into one of the most popular backhoe loaders in South Africa due to its quality of engineering […]

Wheel loader up for hire

Wheel loader up for hire

KZN-based Sage Trans has extended its portfolio of plant hire equipment with the investment in a new Case 1021F wheel loader from Case Construction Equipment SA. “The recent addition of a robust Case 1021F wheel loader to our fleet, forms part of the company’s expansion programme, which is geared to efficiently meet growing demand for […]

Emission-free Flexible performance

Emission-free Flexible performance

Vollert is now marketing its Robot Vlex with articulated steering. In addition to permanent use in railway depots, the emission free, battery-operated and compact Vlex is suitable for both temporary and permanent use. The one-man operated radio-controlled vehicle switches from track to road and back again, and despite its compact dimensions, it is suitable for […]

Even loads thanks to hydraulics

Even loads thanks to hydraulics

Hytec recently commissioned the R10-million hydraulic system it supplied for the new bulk handling equipment installed at Assmang’s Black Rock Mine Operations in the Northern Cape. This bulk handling system includes two stackers, a bucket wheel reclaimer and a rapid load-out station, each automated using Hytec’s proportionally controlled hydraulic systems assembled from Bosch Rexroth technologies. […]

Safe,Reliable and Consistent Supply

Safe,Reliable and Consistent Supply

The heavy transportation sector is the veritable lifeblood of South Africa’s economy, with goods transported daily by thousands of trucking fleets on the country’s roads. Essential to this reliability and safety is the quality of the aftermarket components with which these vehicles are fitted. A leading supplier of premier OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) aftermarket components […]

Low-Capacity Reclaim Feeder

Low-Capacity Reclaim Feeder

Adaptability is the watchword for FLSmidth’s Buffalo range of low-capacity modular reclaim feeders, making it a versatile offering for anything from run-of-mine applications by medium-tier miners to flexible stand-in units for larger operations when stacker-reclaimers require maintenance downtime. According to PC Kruger, FLSmidth’s account manager for coal in sub-Saharan Africa, the modular format allows different […]

Turning Pain Into Profit

Sitting amidst the hardest rock in Southern Africa, Vedanta Zinc International’s Black Mountain base metals mine in the Northern Cape is reaping the rewards from optimising its mining fleet with record production levels and ever-improving profitability. With 65% of production from cut & fill mining and 35% from open-stoping, the mine operates around the clock. […]