Caterpillar recently celebrated the manufacture of the 1000th Cat® 797 Mining Truck. With 400 tons (363 tonnes) payload capacity, the 797F model is Caterpillar’s largest truck

Mining is likely to see big changes over the next 10 years. As commodity prices enjoy another bull run, how is the mining industry reacting

 Simulation Technology at Caterpillar Drives Efficiency | Virtual Shake Technology At Caterpillar, we validate (test) all machines, components and software to make sure they meet

With half of all the articulated haulers ever made bearing the Volvo brand, the company has just passed another landmark – the production of

Leon Goosen has been appointed CEO designate at Bell Equipment. Bell Equipment’s board of directors has announced the appointment of the company’s Chief Operational

Guy Wilson has been appointed Global Sales Director for Terex Trucks. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the company’s global

The acquisition of IronPlanet accelerates Ritchie Bros.’ strategy of becoming a one-stop, multichannel company where customers can buy, sell or list equipment – both

Ritchi Bros. acquisition of IronPlanet is expected to close in few weeks following an unconditional antitrust clearance from the US Department of Justice. Ritchie Bros.,

HPE Africa recently launched the new Hyundai R200LC-9S crawler excavator series in South Africa. HPE Africa, the exclusive distributor for Hyundai Construction Equipment in southern

The primary function of the newly-formed transformer division is the promotion of transformer health through the regular assessment of insulating fluid and diagnosis of

Pipe Jack Gauteng’s Kubota U50 compact excavator at work at a pipe cracking and pipe laying contract for Rand Water. Civil engineering company, Pipe Jack

Buoyed by improving market conditions and the positive impact of its transformation programme, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) saw sales increase by 30% in

The new product will be ready for mass production this year. LiuGong used this year’s CONEXPO to show its Vertical Lift wheel loader, said to

The new Cat 745 ADT offers a 41-tonne rated payload capacity. Offering a 41-tonne rated payload capacity, the new Cat 745 articulated truck is said

The JCB Teleskid has a forward reach of 2,4 m – making it 60% better than the nearest competitive skid steer. JCB used the recently

Gert Swanepoel has been with the company for the past 27 years. UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Gert Swanepoel as the

The 950L and 962L have approximate operating weights from 18 000 to 19 000 kg. The new Cat L Series medium wheel loaders – the

As part of the agreement, Caterpillar will equip Cat Off-Highway-Trucks with Continental RDT-Master tyres. Continental and Caterpillar Inc. have signed an agreement to equip Cat

The KX080-3S’s triple-opening bonnet offers greater ease of serviceability. Smith Power Equipment (SPE), the authorised distributor of Kubota tractors and construction equipment in South Africa,

The Hyundai 940s backhoe loader series is designed for businesses that need compact machines for smaller projects. HPE Africa, the exclusive distributor for Hyundai in

The JV’s first Grove GMK6400 is going to work at an oil field in the Port of Abidjan. Petro Sea Logistics, a joint venture (JV)

More than 450 brands have confirmed their presence at this year’s show. The SMOPYC International Show of Public Works, Construction and Mining Machinery is returning

Bell Equipment Sales Africa has announced the appointment of Mark Hughes to its senior management team. Hughes is to be based at the company's

During operation with the hydraulic slurry wall grab from Leffer, the HS 8100 HD requires a mere 16 l of diesel per hour. A total

Avant will showcase its 200, 400, 500, 600, and 700 series loaders. Avant Tecno, Finnish manufacturer of articulated compact loaders, will debut its full line

 The HX1 is one element of an electric site research project that is predicted to reduce carbon emissions by up to 95% and lower

Mats Rahmström is to take over as new President and CEO of Atlas Copco AB in April 2017. The Board of Directors of Atlas Copco

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby says locating the company’s headquarters closer to a global transportation hub, such as Chicago, means it can meet with its

The Cat 390F excavator with a crawler undercarriage has been updated to deliver improved productivity and lower costs. At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Caterpillar will present its

Ross Collard has been appointed divisional managing director of CSE Equipment. The Capital Equipment Group (CEG) of Invicta Holdings Limited, has appointed Ross Collard divisional

SDLG is extending its loader range to include a compact wheel loader that will be price competitive with large skid steer loaders. SDLG will debut

The 980L is powered by a Cat C13 ACERT engine with a maximum gross power rating of 303 kW and approximate operating weight of

The new company will be dedicated to customers within mining and civil engineering. The Atlas Copco Board is proposing a split of Atlas Copco Group,

Franco Invernizzi, senior business director for CNH Industrial Africa and Middle East. CASE Construction Equipment has appointed International Equipment and Contracting Co (IECC) as its

Martin Weissburg, president of Volvo CE, says the move allows the company to be physically closer to the other Volvo business areas. Volvo Construction Equipment

Vaughan takes the reigns as new MD of Babcock’s Equipment business. Babcock has appointed David Vaughan as the new Managing Director of its Equipment business,

CASE recently held its first Eagle Days in Dubai. Following the success of its prominent Eagle Days events held in Tunisia and South Africa, CASE

Key representatives from the various businesses that form part of the InServe Group. Industrial equipment group, Goscor, has been acquired by Industrial Services Holdings (InServe). Goscor

Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions, explains some of the benefits of Ctrack’s Fleet Monitoring Services. Loubser Bulk Services, a leading bulk

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Thierry Pimi is the new MD of Cummins Southern Africa. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Cummins Southern Africa has appointed Thierry Pimi as managing director, effective 1 September

The Auto Maquinaria team poses in front of newly-opened facility in Luanda, Angola. Auto Maquinaria (AMQA) has been appointed by Terex Trucks as its official

CASE is positioning itself for the expected increase in demand for construction equipment in Algeria due to the government’s planned investments in infrastructure development. CASE

Experts expect the next two-year period, 2017-2018, to be positive for the global construction equipment market, with sales of 863 000 units in 2018

Vesconite Bearings is a specialist South African manufacturer of bushing polymers. Vesconite Bearings, a South African manufacturer of specialist bushing polymers, continues to supply articulation

Alain Worp has been appointed new managing director of Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe. Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe has announced the appointment of Alain Worp as

The G-Series is suited for bucket and re-handling duties in applications such as small quarries and cement factories. Despite current challenging market conditions in Africa,

Kong has been working for Hyundai for 30 years and has held several positions within the company. Hyundai Heavy Industries has announced the appointment of

CDE South Africa recently sold a complete bespoke plant in the North West Province for a waste dump recovery operation. CDE Global, said to be

The new Performance Series flat-floor buckets are available in rated capacities from 2,3 to 2,9 m³. Caterpillar Attachments has introduced its Performance Series flat-floor bucket

The new MB Truck City dealer will combine the two brands, New Holland and Iveco, to provide customers with a larger portfolio of synergistic

The Quester range was recently launched in Ethiopia, and will be introduced in several markets within the southern and eastern Africa region within the

The crawler excavator segment accounts for 60% of earthmoving equipment sales in Qatar. Qatar is the fastest growing construction market in the Gulf region and,

The WL54 weighs in at 5 800kg and comes with an engine output of 55,4kW. Wacker Neuson has further expanded its wheel loader range with

Local contractors seem to be steering more towards telehandlers because of the better reach than a standard site dumper. In Europe, equipment manufacturers maintain that

The CASE Rodeo operator challenge brought together the best machine operators from across Europe, Middle East and Africa, in a challenge of skill and

The new Michelin XDR3 increases tyre life by a minimum of 10% compared with its predecessor, the Michelin XDR 2. Mining operations experience difficulties with

The Brokk 280 generates as much as 25% more breaking performance over its predecessor. Brokk, a manufacturer of remote controlled demolition machines, has introduced its

The Bobcat E20 2-tonne model is a Zero Housing Swing excavator. Oman National Engineering & Investment Co., based in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman,

Bolted externally onto the machine is one of WearCheck’s bypass filters for the transmission. The filters have already saved a mine over R1,5 million

This surface collision avoidance safety system enhances productivity and operational continuity. Becker Mining South Africa’s latest generation safety device – the Intelligent Collision Avoidance System

While the technology is available, South African mining organisations are largely not ready to embrace it. The technologies to make mining great again already exist,

The range is available in three models for excavators from 6 to 35 t. Bucket crusher manufacturer MB Crusher has expanded its product portfolio with

Following the approval of the deal between Eqstra and enX, Eqstra’s contract mining division will be recapitalised with a cash injection of R1,4 billion. The

The Bell 315SL is an entry-level machine ideal for general earthworks. Bell Equipment has launched its new L-Series Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB). Though regarded as

Jim Umpleby takes the reins as new Caterpillar CEO, effective January 1, 2017. Jim Umpleby, currently a Caterpillar Group President with responsibility for Energy &

The machine’s vertical digging system compensates for height differences on uneven terrain and quickly sets the operator in an upright position. Plant and light construction

Yanmar is one of the pacesetters in the compact excavator market globally. There is general consensus that the compact excavator is fast growing as a

Metso’s Haul Truck Solution is four to five times stronger than steel. Metso used Electra Mining Africa 2016 to showcase its complete portfolio of

Gravico has delivered the first of 12 lightweight bodies for Komatsu 785-5 mining trucks to a mining contractor in Namibia. Vereeniging, South Africa based engineering

The full length side plates design provides easier access to service points. Caterpillar Work Tools has announced the availability of the B20, B30 and B35

Case has identified significant opportunity in Tunisia which is gearing up for a large rollout of road construction projects. The country’s government has allocated

The new Michelin XDR3 increases tyre life by a minimum of 10% compared with its predecessor, the Michelin XDR 2. Mining operations experience difficulties with

Babcock’s commitment to delivering trusted engineering support services to industry saw their plant services division assisting Transnet in successfully completing one of the country’s

MMS Cranes, the distributor of Terex Mobile Cranes, has delivered 10 Terex mobile cranes to a customer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Detect Object Detection is designed to work during machine start-up and when a machine is traveling at low speeds. Caterpillar has launched the Cat

StratoPOD will address several operational challenges for Cloete Sand and Stone. Having used paper-based administration for over 34 years, building materials supplier, Cloete Sand and

Small builders need to ensure that they are aware of contractual obligations. At least 100 000 people are involved with building contracts in the South

McCloskey is looking for an exclusive agent in Zambia. McCloskey International is looking for an exclusive dealer in Zambia, as part of the original equipment

South Korean International Construction Machinery is looking to appoint agents and dealers of its range of attachments. These include breakers, quick couplers, compactors, grapples,

Caterpillar challenged hackathon participants to propose innovative ways to use telematics data and real-time coaching to improve surface mining truck operator performance. Software developers, data

Martin Knoetgen, president of Doosan Bobcat EMEA, says Montabert’s hydraulic breaker and drilling equipment didn’t form part of Doosan’s core business. Last year, Doosan sold

More than ever energy efficiency has become a critical component of operating a successful earthmoving or mining fleet. Major selling points of equipment remain their

This agreement applies globally, excluding the South Korean market, and has a 10-year term with the option for renewal. CASE Construction Equipment has entered into

The Liebherr R 920 has an operating weight of 21 tonnes and an engine output of 110kW. Liebherr will be showcasing a range of its

The Zimbabwean laboratory has been operating for 27 years. South Africa-based condition monitoring company WearCheck has opened two more cross-border laboratories, bringing to 13 the

Five Doosan ADTs were recently delivered to work on challenging material handling applications in South Africa. DISA Equipment, operating as Doosan South Africa, the authorised

Autonomous loading and hauling is the future – even in Africa. The future lies in autonomy! This is the message from all of the leading

The development will help bridge the skills divide in the country. JFA2 is the South African Fluid Power Association’s (SAFPA’s) first accredited training institution, Equipment

Bell Equipment has completed the launch of its E-series range of articulated dump trucks (ADTs). This process started seven years ago with about R800-million invested

Malleo now supplies all of the South Korean original equipment manufacturer’s attachments, as opposed to only hydraulic hammers. Malleo Equipment has sold its first Sangdo

FAW is making light work of challenging operating conditions at a South African Andalusite mine. Dust, dirt, loose sand and corrugated roads are ‘all in

The Wacker Neuson loader moving seamlessly along the beach collecting a wide array of rubble including glass, plastic, tins and papers. A Wacker Neuson 1101CP

Marco Herzberg tells Equipment Africa that the next generation tracked units will arrive in October. Equipment Africa learns that Gehl’s next generation track loaders will

Mohamed Mourad, industrial marketing advisor for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, explains the crucial role that lubricants play

The Liebherr L 550 wheel loader consumes 25% less fuel compared with conventional wheel loaders under the same conditions. At Bauma China 2016, to be

Gravico has delivered the first of 12 lightweight bodies for Komatsu 785-5 mining trucks to a mining contractor in Namibia. Vereeniging, South Africa based engineering

Bucket crushers are equipped to handle large-scale quarrying activities. Many international quarries are using MB products. For example, in northern Turkey on the Black Sea, in

At 18 m in diameter the dragline base comprises 16 individual sections. Vereeniging, South Africa-based DCD Heavy Engineering is nearing completion of a 380 ton

From left: Louw Kriel, Digby Glover and Dawie Marais Three years of successful collaboration on Gravico mining aftermarket products has led the partners – the

Three Terex TR60 rigid dump trucks have been added to Atlantis Mining’s fleet. Atlantis Mining recently purchased three TR60 rigid dump trucks, which will complement

The order consists of 30 SDLG LG958 wheel loaders and 28 SDLG G9220 motor graders. SDLG dealer Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company (FAMCO) has put

Highly favoured by plant hirers in Africa, CASE Construction Equipment has a big footprint on the continent. Meet your local CASE dealer in Equipment Africa's

Five 28t Terex Trucks TA300 units have been chosen by contractor Windisch to take part in the expansion of the North Autobahn motorway. Contractor Windisch

The MB-S18 S3 Screening Buckets are suitable for excavators from 20 to 35 ton. MB Crusher has supplied a total of 13 MB-S18 S3 Screening

Bobcat machines were recently used to lift most of the heavy debris at the Durban coastline, leaving the beach sand behind. Durban recently experienced heavy

Construction activities are becoming more productive and safer through smart technologies. By Jason Hurdis, senior market professional of Caterpillar Inc and Tim Crane, general manager safety services

Menzi Dumisa is being groomed to lead Bell Equipment Sales Southern Africa. Managing director of Bell Equipment Sales South Africa (BESSA), Bokkie Coertze retires from

Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products Division will design and manufacture the new machines, building on the proven attributes of the larger Cat mini excavators. Caterpillar will

Caterpillar’s newly launched L Series medium wheel loaders come with several enhancements compared with the predecessor range. Caterpillar has launched its new L Series medium

The Kubota is extremely fuel efficient. The Kubota U30 mini excavator is becoming ever more popular throughout South Africa, especially  in the KwaZulu-Natal region. Kubota machines

MB Crusher has launched an array of new technologies this year. This has been a very busy year for MB Crusher which has launched an

Left to right: Ali Karademir, director SKF Africa (standing); Ian Cillié, MD SKF Southern Africa; Jan Viljoen, BED director (standing); and Mike Giltrow, BED

Gwenne Henricks will be retiring from Caterpillar Following a distinguished career of more than 35 years with the company, Gwenne Henricks, currently vice president with

Sany’s new SW405 wheel loader range will be powered by a Deutz engine. From the second half of 2016, Chinese construction equipment manufacturer Sany will

For your premium load and haul needs, one name that always comes to mind is Caterpillar! Get to know your local Caterpillar dealer in our

The International Rental Exhibition will be held on 2-4 May, 2017. The International Rental Exhibition (IRE), to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 2-4 May,

The original seal alongside the Vesconite replacement seal. Zimbabwe-based earthmoving equipment hire business Replants Africa Investments says its Vesconite Hilube seals are performing well on

Slotte takes up his new role effective October 1 2016. Carl Slotte has been appointed the new president of Sales Region EMEA (Europe- Middle East-Africa)

HPE Africa has launched the Hyundai R180LC-9S in the country HPE Africa – exclusive distributors in South Africa for Hyundai earthmoving equipment – has launched

Doosan has grown its market share in South Africa. With the addition of Doosan’s DLA wheel loader series to the range nearly three years ago,

David Koppenhofer, executive director OEM Sales and Support at Cummins, has been elected to the AEM Board of Directors. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

The truck market remains challenging. The South African commercial vehicle market has recorded a 6,7% month-on-month decrease in sales in July.  This brings the year’s

EPH Plant Hire uses Komatsu in its extensive fleet of excavators. Having the best available equipment is key to success in the rental industry and

Terex Trucks has launched winter protection kits for its rigid dump trucks to help avoid the need to keep engines idling in extreme sub-zero

Due to a strict service regime, one of Afrigrit’s four Bell B25D articulated dump trucks has clocked 40 000 operating hours, and counting. Afrigrit, a

German construction equipment manufacturers remain cautiously optimistic at the middle of the year. “After a great bauma trade fair in April, we are again

Mining contractors are traditionally big equipment fleet operators. When times are this tough, they also double up as plant hire companies. These companies are

The Eagle Days is a proven format that is a real energy boost and motivational tool for the CASE salesmen. High profile customers from Uganda, Mozambique,

The 14M3’s load-sensing hydraulic system incorporates advanced electro-hydraulic operation for precise, responsive implement control. Caterpillar has introduced its new Cat 14M3 motor grader said to

In September 2016, four out of eleven divisions of the Liebherr Group will exhibit their products in Las Vegas, United States, at MINExpo, the

In a move to further improve customer service, Wacker Neuson is in the process of expanding its West Rand premises. Once construction of the

This will significantly bolster the company’s current mining offering. Visit Komatsu’s specifications pages on Equipment Africa. It is a powerhouse in the African mining

An area of possible improvement for quarries is the correct procurement of mobile equipment. Best practices from across the globe were highlighted at the Global

HHI’s reduction of material costs for non-shipbuilding businesses including construction equipment also played a role in realising profits. Korean engineering firm Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)

One of LiuGong’s key focus areas is developing bigger machines for mining-related applications. Leveraging on its extended dealer footprint across the African continent, Chinese original

Designed by MB Crusher in Fara Vicentino, the MB-G900 weighs in at 780 kg and it is  designed to be mounted on excavators with

Longstanding customer COMEDAT has added 50 more Terex Trucks rigid dump trucks to its big fleet. With a partnership that dates back to the 1970s,

Equipped with a 5,7m monoblock boom and a 2,9m dipper arm, as well as a 1,15m³ backhoe bucket, the 22t machine is ideal for

Komatsu will acquire Joy Global to strengthen its core mining equipment business in an effort to achieve sustainable growth. Joy Global is a worldwide mining

Learn more about Africa’s own original equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment’s prominent footprint on the continent. Its infrastructure includes dealers, as well as customer service

When contractors’ order books look bleak, plant hire grows, and this is certainly the case in South Africa. Visit our Plant Hire Directory to learn

A machine that does more on its own is a boon on site. A MultiOne compact wheel loader can be fitted with over 170

One of the toughest testing grounds on earth is in Namibia where Mitsubishi have excelled. The country represents some of the toughest terrain on

Cem Peksaglam (CEO Wacker Neuson SE) and Zhou Diming (Director of the Administration Committee of Pinghu Economic-Technological Development Zone) signing a contract for a

The Trimble Loadrite H2250 is a haul truck monitor for rigid body trucks in aggregates extraction and process industry. Trimble has launched the new Loadrite

Once a machine`s warranty has lapsed, customers are offered the option of refurbishment. David Vaughan and Ben Buys, sales director and operations director respectively for

Martin Weissburg, president of Volvo Construction Equipment, says lower demand in most markets outside Europe weighed on Volvo CE’s second quarter 2016 revenues, but

The G9190’s blade is operated via the unit’s Moveable Blade Control System for ultimate grading precision. Chinese original equipment manufacturer (OEM) SDLG reports that its

David Schumacher has been appointed as diagnostician at WearCheck's Durban laboratory. Condition monitoring specialist, WearCheck has further enhanced its oil analysis and reliability solutions services

The jewel in the crown of Blurock Quarries' fleet of Bell equipment is a new Bell B30E articulated dump truck that hauls big loads

Stephen Roy has been appointed president, Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment, effective September 1, 2016. Having held senior management positions in Volvo Financial Services

Very popular with the municipalities and emerging contractors, South Africa’s own Dezzi is also a well-known name in the quarries, providing a cost-effective load

The design and installation of a vehicle fire protection system requires that mining vehicles go through a fire risk evaluation. Mining vehicles are high-value assets

The new software solution will provide Burma Plant Hire with in-depth fleet performance analysis for the company’s fleet of 531 pieces of equipment. After long-term

The move, which is in line with Atlas Copco’s trend to consolidate, makes sound business sense when considering the synergies and costs shared between

Managing Director Brian van Buuren says as the company seeks to increase its footprint in sub-Saharan Africa, it will partner with distributors in various

From left to right: Philip Herselman (general manager Atlas Copco Construction Technique); Danie Gerber (CEO MB Plant SA); Neville Marthinussen business line manager Construction

The Material Spreader easily spreads road grit, sand or other material ranging in size from very fine to more than 2 inches. Philippi-Hagenbuch, a leading

Floor Maintenance Equipment Services also rents out its compact equipment to construction, airport and road building industries. Based in Benoni, Gauteng, Floor Maintenance Equipment Services

Amid pressured construction and mining markets, local equipment users and rental companies realise that attachments are the key to increasing equipment versatility and utilisation.

The V32 is Montabert’s flagship variable 15-speed breaker, said to be the only one in its size class with an automatic variable speed rating. One

616 exhibitors from 42 countries and about 14 300 visitors from 75 countries attended the previous show in September 2015. BC Expo South Africa, organisers

Gert Swanepoel, acting vice president of UD Trucks Southern Africa South Africa’s commercial vehicle industry is still facing some tough challenges at the halfway mark

Introducing a provision on replacement engines with a time limit of 20 years will allow for a continued use of machinery using replacement engines. In

Using lower hydraulic power means reduced runs per minute on the carrier, resulting in fuel savings of up to 20%. Indeco, an Italian hydraulic breaker

The Case SR130s were delivered to Bo’s Plant Hire in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. CSE Equipment has delivered six new Case SR130 skid steer loaders to

Rhino Excavator Hammers offers the full range of D&A hammers in the 2t to 100t size class. Rhino Excavator Hammers, the local supplier for a

Wacker Neuson ET20 excavator offers the perfect solution for landscaping applications The Wacker Neuson ET20 excavator is a sound solution for landscaping applications including, site

A quality alcohol and drug testing system can help a company lower its accident rates and reduce its financial losses associated with accidents. As was

Every piece of equipment is as good as its dealer. Met Volvo Construction Equipment's representatives in Africa yet? CLICK HERE and learn more about the Swedish OEM's

Everdigm offers from a skid steer sized hammer to a 70t excavator size. The Everdigm range of hydraulic breakers is available in South Africa through

enX will acquire Eqstra’s Industrial Equipment and Fleet Management divisions and recapitalise Eqstra’s Contract Mining division for approximately R7,8-billion. The transaction will see enX issue

Five of the uThukela District Municipality's seven new Bell Equipment Tractor Loader Backhoes ready to be deployed to ensure service delivery across the municipal

In five years to 2015, sales of larger crawler excavators have dropped from 33% to 24% of total machine sales, while mini-excavators have improved

Doosan South Africa has long-term plans to move more of its articulated haulers into the local market. DISA Equipment, which operates as Doosan South Africa,

The first Bell B30E ADT has arrived in Argentina following the appointment of Repas SA as a Bell dealer in that country. The appointment of

Modi Mining relies on load and haul equipment from Bell Equipment. Ever since Sam Molefi had qualified as a mining engineer at the Witwatersrand Technikon

Neil Wilson, Goscor Group CEO (left) and David Xiao, MD of Sany Southern Africa (right), shaking hands after signing a distribution deal. The Goscor Group,

ICerMax, a manufacturer of the DuoAquaTrap, is looking for agents in sub-Saharan Africa, Equipment Africa can report. The company’s technology addresses free and suspended water

 Wacker Neuson has launched new excavators. Wacker Neuson’s new excavators between six and 10 tons operating weight include the EZ80, a zero tail model without

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The deal was concluded at the recently ended bauma 2016. Babcock, the exclusive southern African distributor of leading construction brands including Volvo, Terex Trucks, Tadano,

The Volvo Construction Equipment Co-Pilot is designed for use on machines as diverse as excavators to pavers. Volvo Construction Equipment’s on-board services display, Co-Pilot, is one

The machine can be powered by diesel fuel or electrical power. Caterpillar has added the model 300.9D Versatile Power System (VPS) to the Cat range

Yanmar Holdings will acquire Terex Corporation's German compact construction equipment business for about US$60-million. Terex carries out the production and sale of wheel loaders,

Cummins Southern Africa’s Master Rebuild Centre has been expanded to handle bigger engine ranges such as the 78-litre QSK78 which weighs in at 10t. Cummins

The newly-introduced Certified Rebuild Program from Volvo Construction Equipment protects the finances of equipment users by restoring the original strength, durability and power of

Sukim Enterprise currently runs a Caterpillar 140G grader. Despite its small size, Sukim Enterprise, a start-up plant hire company based in Nairobi, Kenya, has ambitious

Load and haul is one of the biggest cost drivers for any quarry, and it makes sense for an operation of this nature to

To prevent different material grades from mixing, the buckets feature minimised pockets. Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced three new buckets specifically designed to fit Volvo

Volvo Construction Equipment simulators can also be used for research and development purposes. Volvo Construction Equipment simulators have been designed using the same software and data used by Volvo

Atlas Copco recently invited Lethukuthula Secondary School students, to share sound advice on career planning. In acknowledgment of the importance of empowering young women by

Liebherr reports good growth in both construction and mining markets Liebherr has enjoyed growth in the construction and mining markets. Turnover from construction and mining

With operator comfort and productive operation in mind, the revised cab layout of the Generation 10 TA400 is spacious and ergonomic. Terex Trucks has embarked

Scania says it continues to gain market share within the construction sector in a string of global markets. Christopher Podgorski, senior vice-president, Sales and Marketing

MultiOne SA is an authorised dealer for Auger Torque's range of attachments in Gauteng, South Africa. MultiOne South Africa (SA), the exclusive southern African dealer

The new Volvo compact excavator range is ideal for tight working conditions. Volvo Construction Equipment has further stated its strong focus on compact equipment with

A fleet of Bell Equipment ADTs deployed at Afrimat’s Marble Hall Mine in Limpopo, South Africa.  The choice between rigid dump trucks (RDTs) and

The iCAM 852 is designed to provide video solutions with combined vehicle tracking and fleet management capabilities. iCAM Video Telematics has launched its iCAM 852,

The X-63 LPS is designed to provide a solution for machine-controlled excavation in sky-obstructed areas. Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of a new excavator system

Gerald Annandale, Cummins technical sales manager for Africa, says contaminated fuel can cause components to wear prematurely. The quality and cleanliness of fuel

New managing director of ITR Africa, Brian van Buuren is very optimistic about the prospects of growth, even in the face of the struggling

The report finds that the world’s 40 largest miners had a significant drop off in capex, signalling an almost stagnant investment environment. Year 2015 was

Integrating grade control data communications, remote GNSS corrections and telematics, the Trimble Connected Site optimises asset productivity and reduces operational costs. Trimble, a leading innovator

Operators can work confidently without the visual obstruction of masts or risks to hanging cables. Topcon Positioning Group has released a new 3D dozer machine

The company has a full range of skid steers in stock. Its JC35 is a 1t model. South African based importer and supplier of a

A MultiOne loader is said to be at least 50% fuel efficient than a comparative skid steer. An average skid steer is said to

Markus Geyer is the newly appointed managing director of the company. With a new top-level management team in place, a well-known truck manufacturer is executing

Volvo Co-Pilot uses a tablet computer to deliver a new generation of intelligent machine services, such as Dig Assist. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and

It has a four wheel drive which provides sound traction in all challenging terrain. With an operating weight of 3 750kg, the Liugong CLG385 comes equipped with

Lofty van Wyk, director of MultiOne SA, says the company has appointed sub dealers in almost all the provinces of South Africa. Having operated for

Hyundai’s new camera system incorporates Intelligent Moving Object Detection which informs the operator when people or dangerous objects are detected within a 5m radius. The

To qualify for the scheme each machine must be less than four years old and have completed a maximum of 1 500 hours per

The system’s measurement results provide a basis for analysing the wear on hydraulic components, observing standards and detecting damage early. Dirty hydraulic fluid is the

One of Rail Plant Hire’s recently acquired Cat D6R units adds to its expanding dozer fleet. Backed by a well-established contractor base in the construction

Danoher Contracting’s Volvo A30F was recently installed with CrC liners to extend the life of the bin. Rio-Carb, a Chromium Carbide (CrC) expert, recently fitted

With an overhead loading height of 2,27m, the WL28 can even load trucks at construction sites. With three new models, Wacker Neuson has expanded its

The best-selling product remains the backhoe loader for CASE in Africa, especially the 570 model. Africa has the potential to be a more than 2 000

Profitability is the result of good maintenance and good production coming together. A poorly maintained asset cannot produce what it was originally designed to do.

Ashley Mayer, training manager at WearCheck If profitability and efficiency are among the goals of any machine-based operation, then a good reliability solutions programme is

Burgers Equipment & Spares, LiuGong’s authorised dealer in South Africa and Namibia, recently moved from a rented facility to a larger, own facility in

The Doosan DX430LCA’s footprint continues to grow in the region. Heavy duty Doosan DX340LCA hydraulic excavators, designed for efficient operation and high productivity in demanding

The new intelligent sensor is ideal for a range of mobile machinery including construction equipment or municipal vehicles. Instrotech, local distributor of process control instrumentation

The Avant Tecno e5 is a battery-operated articulated loader especially suited for indoor areas. Finnish original equipment manufacturer Avant Tecno used bauma 2016 to show

A Kubota mini excavator is deployed on a construction site in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa. Having launched the Kubota range of compact excavators locally in

Mooiplaas Quarry’s fleet of five wheel loaders is loading a total of about 250 trucks per day at stockpiles. Mooiplaas Quarry, a homogeneous dolomitic reserve,

A Volvo front-end loader has been installed with an automated bucket weighing system, which sends daily weigh-in information directly to the quarry manager’s computer. The

The Liebherr T 264 combines the Litronic Plus AC drive system and a high-power engine, up to 2 700hp, to yield higher speeds on

QIC CAM is an independent video solution that can record pre-set conditions such as driver behaviour inside the cab, the front view of the

The range includes 13 models, from 100kg through to 3,8 tonne operating weight. JCB Attachments has doubled the number of hydraulic breakers designed to work

With the Vertical Digging System (VDS), uneven terrain conditions can be easily levelled. Added productivity and operating comfort, especially when working on slopes, are major

CASE Construction Equipment’s plant in San Mauro, Italy has been awarded bronze level following an independent audit. CASE Construction Equipment, the global construction equipment brand

The 120 D is Brokk’s smallest robot. Brokk has launched the smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, the Brokk 120 D. The new machine weighs less than

The backhoe’s curved boom means that the operator can avoid dig area obstacles such as rocks, and can easily reach maximum dig depth with

The fully programmable controller has the capability of controlling progressive, single-line and dual line lubrication systems and can be fitted to virtually any size

Construction of Wacker Neuson's new R&D facility has started, and the silver-spade ceremony was held on April 22 2016. Work has begun on the expansion

Bell Equipment UK is bringing its service provision in-house in order to offer dedicated engineering support to its customers. Bell Equipment UK has made a

Neil Robinson, managing director of Africa’s condition monitoring specialists WearCheck, gets into the spirit as the company celebrates its 40 th birthday this year. WearCheck’s laboratories process

Comprehensive mining security requires effective substance abuse policies and procedures, writes Rhys Evans, director of ALCO-Safe. When it comes to security in mines, the major

The Wacker Neuson DW50 supplements the series of large wheel dumpers with hydrostatic all-wheel drive and ECO mode, which comes with good off-road capability and traction. German

Just under 2 000 Italian earthmoving machines were sold in Q1. In the first three months of this year, 1 977 construction machines have been

The executive mayor of the Knysna Local Municipality, Cllr Georlene Wolmarans (top centre) cuts through the ribbon on the new Bell 315SK 4x4 TLB.

Case has nurtured a long business relationship with Les Carrières de L’Ariana. Les Carrières de L’Ariana, a family quarry in the Raoued-Ariana region of Tunisia,

Terex Trucks is heavily investing in delivering lifetime service excellence to its customers. The company says it is concentrating investments in areas that have

The Atlas Copco’s SB202 hammer and mini excavator is proving to be a winning combination. The recent fitment of Atlas Copco’s SB202 hammers onto Komatsu PC55

Bobcat has launched a new range of backhoe loaders for sale in markets in the Middle East and Africa. Comprising four models – the

Telematics offers the ability to integrate geolocation services within the vehicle platform. Supporting its Dynamic Machine Control approach, Eaton is preparing to introduce several new features

Force 8, a local Yanmar compact excavator dealer sees an apparent ongoing preference for smaller gear on African construction sites. Justin Nicoll, owner of Force 8

The new in-line geometry, which maintains the S shape boom that is part of the CASE backhoe DNA, ensures that the effort is evenly

The cab is now fully enclosed with air-conditioning. Bell Equipment has launched its new Series IV generation of Bell Haulage Tractors. Bell Equipment product marketing manager:

Atlas Copco’s Amanda Roets says features such as low noise and vibration levels enhance operator safety and comfort. One of Atlas Copco Construction Technique’s mining

Customers can work almost anywhere without the need for a fixed base station for the RTK correction signals. CASE Construction Equipment further expanded the offering

JCB’s engine exports have grown over the years. JCB originally began producing engines in 2004 to power its own machines and today more than 70% of

Trimble and Volvo Construction Equipment have partnered to establish a Trimble 3D machine control solution that will seamlessly integrate with Volvo Dig Assist 2D machine

The system allows for optimal haulage of aggregate. Trimble has launched the Loadrite H2250 Haul Truck Monitor for rigid body haul trucks in aggregates extraction and

Tomas Kuta has worked for the company since 1997. Tomas Kuta has been appointed senior vice president, sales at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE). Kuta has

All  the  trucks  now  feature  efficient  Allison  seven-speed  transmissions. Bell Equipment’s other four new large E-series ADT models, which range from 33,5 to 45,4 tonne payloads,

Africa is key to Cummins’global growth. Africa is a key region for obtaining measurable and sustainable growth for Cummins, according to Cummins chairman and chief

The flat-bottomed 35m³ body resembles a rigid-truck bin. Bell Equipment’s B60E has attracted huge interest from the international earth moving, quarrying and mining segments. “We are certainly

WearCheck has developed an Advanced Industrial Kit, in which an expanded range of sample types is analysed for particle counts and acid numbers (TAN). The company

Babcock has introduced the new Volvo A60H articulated hauler to the southern African market following its much-anticipated unveiling at bauma 2016. The 60-tonne articulated dump

In challenging economic times, the fate of a quarry may hinge on the skills of its equipment operators to extract, load and haul quarried materials

Bobcat has a fully functional prototype of the company’s new E10 Electric model, a new zero-emission, electric powertrain version of the E10 1 tonne

Caterpillar’s B20, B30 and B35 top mount hammers (TM) are now available locally for diverse markets that include municipal, general construction, demolition, quarrying and mining. These units

With the introduction of the Dynamax EC850 hose and complementary fittings, power management company Eaton provides a solution for mobile hydrostatic drive, direct drive steering and

LiuGong’s proportion of overseas income increased to 35% in 2015. Last year also saw LiuGong maintain its position as a leading exporter of loaders, skid

Terex Trucks believes the coal mining region of South Africa is realistically a good market for its bigger rigids. Guy Wilson, director of Sales &

Komatsu PC7000 shovel is a 677 ton machine that is powered by two 1 250 kW diesel engines. It can lift a 36 m³ front shovel

Chris Whitehead has been appointed new managing director of DISA Equipment, operating as Doosan South Africa, the exclusive dealer for Doosan in South Africa, Zimbabwe,

Topcon Positioning Group has launched the latest indicate dozer machine control system, namely the i-53. The new system comes with the latest Topcon GNSS receiver,

A Doosan DX300LCA excavator equipped with an MB Crusher BF90.3 MB bucket crusher crushes material for platforming at a building site in Centurion, South Africa. Riviera

Topcon has launched its GX-55 control box for machine-controlled excavation. This brings 2D and 3D systems to its line of excavation solutions, namely the

JCB has launched its 3CX Compact backhoe loader for road resurfacing and repair contractors, utilities, groundworkers and municipalities working in the confines of congested

Terex Trucks’s new 38 tonne TA400 features magnetic pressure filters that reduce the risk of contaminants entering the system, and improves the cleanliness of

Mecalac has established itself in European markets through its fundamentally distinctive machine ranges Mecalac is searching for a dealer for its range of compact loaders

Veriga's forged protection elements are connected with welded rings to a mesh Veriga, a Slovenian manufacturer of tyre protection chains, is urgently looking for distributors

Avant is already selling between 80-100 units per year in South Africa Compact loader maker Avant wants to increase its dealer footprint in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mc Kinsey’s latest report characterises the European construction equipment industry as a “low-volume – high complexity” sector, producing over 100 machine types. With over 350

European construction equipment manufacturers are on the brink of profound transformation, driven by external factors such as rising competition from emerging markets, tightening regulatory

In line with the original equipment manufacturer’s Age of Smart Iron theme, Caterpillar’s main attractions at bauma 2016 include: Cat Connect Technology: Hardware and software available

Terex Truck’s TR100 rigid dump truck is a monster machine that’s capable of carrying 100 tons. It features a robust drivetrain and rear axle configuration to

Available as either 2D or In Field Design, Volvo Construction Equipment’s Dig Assist allows excavators operators to complete digging tasks to a greater accuracy in

SDLG is seeing growing demand for its equipment from road-building sectors in many of its key markets. “Our customers are looking for reliable support

Liebherr is exhibiting its R 922 excavator at the BRICS Demonstration Park at bauma. The demonstration model is equipped with a 5,7m monoblock boom and

Liebherr has added a second proximity sensor to its hydraulic quick coupling system.The first proximity sensor determines the position of the retracted or extended bolt.

It has a payload capacity of 244 tons to match the Liebherr R 9800 hydraulic excavators, as well as electric shovels and wheel loaders. The Liebherr

Volvo Construction Equipment’s EC950E is available in less regulated markets. With a bucket breakout force of 424 kN and an arm tearout force of 408

The EC750E from Volvo Construction Equipment is a 75 tonne class crawler excavator that is powered by Volvo’s Tier 4 Final/Stage IV compliant D16

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The articulated hauler concept is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, marking five decades of transporting earth, gravel and a host of other materials

The new 60 ton capacity A60H is Volvo Construction Equipment’s largest articulated hauler to date. It has been designed for heavy hauling in severe off-road

The new Case 885B motor grader range is now available in South Africa through dealer CSE Equipment. CSE Equipment has launched Case 885B series motor

A total of 29 Terex Trucks have arrived at the jade mines of Myanmar. A fleet of 29 Terex Trucks haulers completed an epic 10-week

McKenzie Plant Hire operates a total of four Bell Equipment articulated dump trucks at Marble Hall Mine. Load and haul functions at Afrimat’s Marble Hall

MultiOne SA sells the full range of CSF MultiOne’s articulated compact loaders. A MultiOne articulated loader can cost as much as R40 000 less than

The HMK 140W is a 14t wheeled excavator. Maximum Equipment is determined to capture a sizeable share of the southern African wheeled excavator market

The TR100 rigid dump truck is traditionally the preferred option for hard rock applications. The inclusion of the Terex Trucks range into Babcock’s product portfolio

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will be divesting its business within Volvo Maroc to a long-standing distribution partner SMT Group. Subject to regulatory approval,

Peter Andrews, owner of Andrews Plant Hire and Haulage, and Chris, one of three sons working alongside him in the firm Terex Trucks are helping

Burgers Equipment & Spares’ recent move to a larger, own facility in Pomona, Gauteng, is part of its overall strategy to elevate customer service

In 2015 the Volvo Group Southern Africa inaugurated an upgraded R60-million integrated regional parts distribution centre in South Africa. The Volvo Group is applying brakes

Piaskarz is running five of Dressta’s latest TD-15M extra medium-sized dozers. Piaskarz, a Polish sand producer, employs 11 Dressta crawler dozers, including five of

The new Cat 730C2 has a rated payload of 28 tonnes. The new Cat C2 Series articulated dump truck range includes the 234 kW 725C2

Bell Equipment Chief Executive, Gary Bell Manufacturers in South Africa face ongoing challenges in terms of lack of meaningful support, poor response from government in

The D6R2 is ideal for applications ranging from heavy dozing and ripping, to land clearing, finish grading, trench backfilling and landfill management. The latest generation

Bell Equipment’s short to medium term priorities are to grow the Bell ADT and associated parts and service volumes in the active global markets

This range comes with an ‘X’ shape box type sub-frame offering sound resistance against bending forces and vibration stress by equally distributing the stress

Using the Rototilt Positioning Solution together with the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System, operators know the attachment's precise position relative to the excavation in

Burgers Equipment & Spares has unveiled the new H-series, the latest generation of LiuGong wheel loader featuring a turbocharged Cummins QSM11 engine with a

The standard track pads on the Cat 6015B are 700mm in diameter and the machine has a ground bearing pressure of 16,3N/cm².  The Cat

Standard on all Cat D11N, D11R, and D11T track-type tractors, the sleeve bearing track system is designed to operate at higher speeds and greater

The new Doosan DX225LCA is now available in southern Africa through DISA Equipment Doosan has launched its DX225LCA series of excavators, which have an improved

Liviero Mining has taken delivery of the first unit of the Liebherr PR 776 in South Africa. Powered by a 768hp Liebherr 12-cylinder engine,

MultiOne is one of the latest launches of compact gear into southern Africa While the backhoe loader remains the preferred piece of equipment in South

A Bell ADT belonging to EXR Construction is deployed at a construction site in Lesotho. Considering very tight margins in the construction sector, EXR

In 2015, Cummins opened its 20 000m² Regional Distribution Centre, Filtration and Coolant manufacturing plant in Johannesburg. Cummins’ distribution centre in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa,

Most prominent Chinese OEMs, such as XCMG, have their offerings powered by Cummins engines. Cummins’ relationship with Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) is on the

Danoher Contracting has a total of eight Volvo wheel loaders in its fleet. When it comes to load and haul, Danoher Contracting insists on

SDLG’s B877 backhoe loader is suited for small and upcoming contractors. SLDLG’s B877 backhoe loader is an ideal solution for small and upcoming contractors.

Yu Mengsheng, SDLG president, says dealers in Africa continue to expand their facilities in order to meet growing demand in the region. SDLG is

Kobelco announced its re-entry into southern Africa and its partnership with Eqstra Industrial Equipment at bauma Conexpo Africa 2015.  Kobelco International is taking a

Both LiuGong and Burgers Equipment & Spares continue investing into backup service structures. LiuGong’s ongoing investment in South Africa reflects its long-term outlook for

SDLG’s B877 backhoe loader made its grand debut at bauma Conexpo Africa 2015. Cost-effective machines stripped of all the bells and whistles are growing in

Alan Berger has been appointed senior vice president of Technology at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE). Berger has worked for the company since 2007