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Babcock’s equipment division will be delivering 19 new Volvo machines to Stefanutti Stocks Mining Services (SSMS) in a sales agreement that is not only noteworthy for its size, but also as it’s the first time the leading construction consortium will be utilising Volvo construction equipment.

Babcock to deliver 19 Volvo machinesMark Barrett, sales representative for Babcock’s equipment division, says Babcock’s contract comprises the delivery of 15 A40G dump trucks and four EC750 crawler excavators for a new open pit coal mining project outside Ermelo. The agreement also includes a 5 000-hour service contract from Babcock.

Stefanutti Stocks’ mining operations include drilling explorations, blasting and load and haul of the various material types, and the Volvo machines are needed to meet monthly production targets on the mine. The Volvo A40G articulated haulers, with their 39 000 kg payload, will be used to transport the coal from the pit, while the EC750D excavators with their increased bucket capacity and greater digging force, will be used to load the A40Gs.

Freddie Strydom, Stefanutti Stocks Mining Services contracts director, says that price, reliability, aftermarket service, availability of spare parts and cost of spare parts all played a role in the final decision to purchase Volvo construction equipment from Babcock.

Babcock is the exclusive regional distributor of Volvo construction equipment in southern Africa and is well-established as one of Africa’s industry leaders in building long-term relationships with its customers. Barrett believes that this, together with Babcock’s competitive pricing and strong reputation of the Volvo brand, gave the company an edge over competitors.

The open pit coal mining project outside of Ermelo has an estimated life span of eight years over which approximately 10,1 million tonnes of coal and 53,6 million bank cubic metres of waste material will be moved.

Stefanutti Stocks is a leading multidisciplinary construction group operating across southern Africa, Africa and the Middle East. Its mining portfolio includes the design and construction of mine infrastructure, open pit mine design and scheduling, open pit mining, materials handling and tailings operations with the capability to construct the full spectrum of mine infrastructure.

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