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Capital Equipment News December 2018

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Capital Equipment News December 2018From the editor’s desk:

As 2018 draws to a close, one of the key takeaways for Munesu Shoko, editor of Capital Equipment News, has been the industry’s sheer commitment to stemming the tide of skills shortage in South Africa. That there is an overpowering need for skilled workers in the country is no point of contention. However, this year has been particularly encouraging, given the private sector’s concerted efforts to help close the skills gap.  

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Leveraging Wirtgen slipform paver technology

Published: 11 December 2018

A Kentucky concrete slipforming contractor has moved in a big way into curb, gutter and parapet construction by utilising the advanced technology available to it.

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E&J Construction acquires SANY SY750H excavator from GEM

Published: 10 December 2018

E&J Construction, a mining services company based in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, has acquired a SANY SY750H excavator from Goscor Earth Moving (GEM) for a coal strip-mining contract.

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Advanced milling control system yields productivity increase at Asanko Gold Mine

Published: 07 December 2018

DRA Global (DRA) recently implemented a state of the art advanced milling control system using the MillSlicer instrument at the Asanko Gold Mine. The Asanko Gold Mine is a large...

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SKF goes with the predictive maintenance flow

Published: 05 December 2018

There is an ever-growing need for faster, more efficient production methods and manufacturers are striving to find the perfect balance between product quality and affordability and to deliver within the...

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Lowering the cost of ownership with the correct lubricant

Published: 05 December 2018

Shell prides itself in being a company rich in collaboration, with this evident in its immense testing that is placed upon its Shell Rimula Heavy Duty lubricants. The company has...

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Shell unveils latest bulk grease delivery trucks

Published: 04 December 2018

Shell’s latest bulk grease delivery truck provides a one-stop filling solution to mining customers to ensure that lubricants can be dispensed on site and accurately recorded, saving both time and...

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Cat side discharge buckets provide controlled flow of loose materials

Published: 04 December 2018

Cat® Side Discharge buckets – designed for use with skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders and compact wheel loaders – collect and transport loose materials such as sawdust...

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Revised carbon tax bill introduced to parliament

Published: 03 December 2018

By Garyn Rapson, Partner at Webber Wentzel Last week the Minister of Finance introduced the revised Carbon Tax Bill (Bill) to Parliament. The Bill takes into account feedback received during the...

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Manitowoc launches its largest Potain topless crane yet

Published: 03 December 2018

Manitowoc recently used bauma China 2018 to officially launch its the Potain MCT 565, currently its largest topless crane. The company invited customers, dealers, end users and media to a...

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LiuGong Celebrates 60th anniversary and production of 400 000+ loaders

Published: 30 November 2018

On November 26, LiuGong’s 60th anniversary celebration was held at LiuGong International Industrial Park in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China. Attendees included domestic and overseas customers, distributors, suppliers, government officials, shareholders and...

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New Brokk 170 offers 15% more power

Published: 29 November 2018

Brokk, a leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, has introduced the Brokk 170. With SmartPower – the company’s signature intelligent power management system – the new machine offers 15% more...

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Flexible short-term forklift rental solution from Shumani

Published: 27 November 2018

Shumani Industrial Equipment’s short-term forklift rental solution offers customers the flexibility they need to navigate current tough economic conditions.    

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Debtech X-Ray sorter for Venetia

Published: 27 November 2018

Diamond processing technology specialist DebTech is assisting South Africa’s largest diamond mine to optimise its plant throughput by re-concentrating the product from the dense medium separation (DMS) stage, with the...

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BME supports Zambia’s success in copper and more

Published: 26 November 2018

As Zambia’s copper mining focus shifts west from Kitwe, Ndola and Chingola to the growing operations at Solwezi and Kalumbila, blasting leader BME supplies some of the largest minerals operations...

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BKT Agrimax tyres for first driverless tractor

Published: 26 November 2018

On September 6, the Automated Concept Tractor was presented to the public: Escort’s first driverless tractor, exclusively fitted with BKT branded radial AGRIMAX tyres. The new tractor was revealed on...

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BPI provides electric system for world-first Manitou telehandler

Published: 23 November 2018

Battery Power Industries (BPI), battery driven mining vehicle specialists, provided the battery drive system for Manitou Southern Africa’s first electric telehandler.

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Sliding wear plates operate beyond 1 300 hours

Published: 22 November 2018

Test-work on Vesconite polymer sliding wear plates has shown promising results on a crawler drill that is employed at a zinc project in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

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FAW gains traction in Mozambique 

Published: 22 November 2018

In August this year, Choice Diesel Mozambique became the first and only independent sales and service dealer of FAW trucks in Mozambique.

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Contact Capital Equipment News

Title: Editor
Name: Munesu Shoko
Email: capnews@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Elmarie Stonell
Email: elmaries@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

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