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Materials Handling News

Earthmoving firm refocus on SA mining industry

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Earthmoving & surface-mining equipment 

20% market share in only two years

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

Maintenance procedures need attention

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

New models to fill gap

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

US group invests R20m in SA

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Materials-Handling & Logistics 

R22m jig plant designed

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Materials-Handling & Logistics 

Lining-systems contract

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Specialist geomembrane-lining contractor Aquatan Lining Systems, of Johannesburg, was awarded the contract for the supply and installation of the lining systems at Afrikander Lease. 

R3-million transfer chutes

By: System Author     16th July 1999 The R3-million transfer chutes for the Orapa 2000 expansion project in Botswana were supplied by bulk materials-handler M&J Engineering of Wadeville, Gauteng. The contract was awarded at the end of 1997. Project manager Peter Barthel reports that the company already had an estimated 40 chutes in... 

Local ADT firm a whizz in Oz

By: System Author     26th March 1999 In a big coup for exports, South African company Bell Equipment has emerged as the frontrunner in the sale of articulated dump-trucks (ADTs) in Australia by securing a massive 39% of the market. Newly-released sales figures for 1998 show a remarkable leap from the previous year’s 20%... 

New mining truck drives in

By: System Author     26th March 1999 A novel range of mining trucks in the 190 t to 327 t range has been launched by Liebherr. The T282 was launched in October in the US, and is the first diesel-electric ac-drive haul truck, featuring a payload capacity of 327 t and two independently-operating axles. The ac drive allows easy... 

Drilling company makes an impact

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Newly-formed contract drilling company Ibora Drilling is engaged in drilling operations in Maputo mainly for the extraction of suitable-grade rock for construction of the road network for the Mozal Aluminium smelter, a deal said to be in the high seven-digit bracket. The Nelspruit company has... 

Making a case for innovation

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Refinements and innovations in its earthmoving equipment range are providing a solution to the ‘cost per ton’ question for alluvial diamond diggers in the North West Province, says CSE Equipment divisional director Rod Watson. The company has been supplying independent alluvial... 

Drilling contract progresses

By: System Author     26th March 1999 An estimated R6-million exploration contract at Anglogold’s Fochville drilling project in the North West Province by wholly-owned Anglo American subsidiary Boart Longyear is clocking up significant progress. Mining Weekly has learnt that one of the two deep-hole sites is on track for... 

Latest-model wheel loader

By: System Author     26th March 1999 The latest-model granite-specification and standard Komatsu loader in the 43-t-plus class has been introduced locally by Komatsu Southern Africa. The new machine, the WA600-3, replaces the widely-used and well-proved WA600-1, the standard version of which is mainly used for loading in open-pit... 

R57m access tunnelling contract

By: System Author     26th March 1999 A R57-million primary-access tunnelling contract has been awarded to RUC Mining Contracting Company by Anglogold. The contract comprises 12 km of twin-end tunnelling on 105 level, about 2 300 m below surface at Anglogold’s Elandsrand mine near Carletonville. The contract was awarded based... 

Component-maker in revamp

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Local earthmoving equipment and component remanufacturer Komatsu Rebuild Centre, of Isando, Gauteng, has celebrated its own revamp. Komatsu Reman, as it will now be known, will operate as an independent business unit under GM Taizo Shiono. The renovated centre, the only remanufacturer in the... 

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