Category: Mining

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[VIDEO] JCB Unveils Driverless Excavator

Equipment manufacturer JCB unveiled something special earlier this year at the Hillhead 2014 convention. Along with other new machinery, the company revealed the first-of-its-kind JCB JS290 excavator. And this isn’t your ordinary excavator. JCB revealed a driverless JS290 powered completely by remote control. The JCB JS290 is equipped with a 7.8 litre, six cylinder Isuzu…

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Emeco Holdings Wins Five Year Equipment Contract

Chilean mining contractor Fe Grande has awarded Emeco Holdings with a five year equipment hire and rental contract. “This is a major win for Emeco in Chile and provides an excellent platform over the next five years to further grow the Chilean business and look for future expansion in Latin America,” Emeco CEO Ken Lewsey…

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How-To: Combat Unplanned Equipment Downtime

Operations need to run smoothly and economically with little or no downtime to be successful. Unplanned equipment breakdown can often be the most timely, and expensive, setbacks for mining companies. The following infographic reveals the obstacles in unexpected downtime including associated costs and loss in productivity. According to the infographic, mining companies are susceptible to…

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How to: Finance Mining Equipment

From loans to leases, the process of acquiring mining equipment can sometimes seem overwhelming. In today’s age, however, there are numerous financing options available. Along with choices, financing equipment can provide helpful incentives and benefits for miners. We take a look at the available options for financing mining equipment. You’ve got options Securing financing for…

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FUTURE TECH REPORT: Heavy Duty Drills

Mining Global conducts an in-depth study about the future of heavy duty drills and the technology that will be revolutionizing mine-site operations in coming years The mining industry is witnessing a technological boom. The once archaic sector is rapidly upgrading, implementing bigger, faster and smarter equipment. Companies like BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, which burst…

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Caterpillar Introduces New 824K Wheel Dozer for Improved Efficiency

Designing and manufacturing equipment for the mining industry is an art form, and Caterpillar has perfected the process. Building on the solid performance of predecessor models, Caterpillar Inc. has launched the new Cat® 824K Wheel Dozer, delivering efficient productivity with long-term durability for optimum value. The new wheel dozer features enhancements in safety, serviceability and…

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Top 10: Mega Earthmovers

10.) Bagger 293 bucket-wheel excavator The Bagger 293 bucket-wheel excavator is arguably the largest man-made piece of machinery ever made. Constructed in Germany, the mega earthmover is the Guinness World Record-holder for largest land vehicle – towering at 310 feet tall, 722 feet long, and weighing over 31- million pounds. The bucket-wheel itself is over…

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[VIDEO] The Future of Caterpillar’s Autonomous Vehicles

The future of mining leads through automation and Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) is fully aware. The US-based company was first on the scene, quickly becoming one of the central suppliers for the next-generation technology, which enhances safety, reduces costs and maximizes productivity. Caterpillar is taking it a step further in 2014. The following video reviews Caterpillar’s commitment to…

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Liebherr Australia: Technology and Innovation Driving Efficiency in Manufacturing Mining

Mining is a major part of Liebherr-Australia’s business plan, although the company has several other divisions successfully operating in the country. Since the onset of the mining boom, Liebherr has been extremely successful with earth moving, mining and crane sales, leading to an expansion of their facilities, including a recently completed, dedicated remanufacturing location in…

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