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Modern Quarrying Quarter 4 2018

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A fleet of 11 Scania G460CA6X4MSZ truck tractors has introduced a ‘new level of efficiency’ to Sand Shifters’ aggregate retail and haulage business.

As part of its fleet expansion programme, leading Gauteng-based aggregates retailer, Sand Shifters took delivery of its 11 x G460CA6X4MSZ truck tractors from Scania at the start of this year. This was complemented by two P410CB8x4MHZ brick carriers used in the company’s brick division. To date, Garth Greenwood, MD of Sand Shifters, reports that the Scania range has introduced a new level of efficiency to the aggregate haulage business.

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Modern Quarrying: Latest News

Metso gets favourable court decision in China on infringement of IP rights

Published: 14 November 2018

Metso has received a favourable decision by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court in China that fully supports its claim against Shenyang Sanland Mining Equipment Manufacture Co. and Shenyang...

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Concrete for mining applications – CHRYSO has all the answers

Published: 12 November 2018

Mines have particular logistical, safety and environmental requirements that need to be considered when designing concrete and this is in addition to meeting demanding performance specifications. Among the global leaders...

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Planned and ongoing projects by world’s megacities reach US$4,2-trillion – GlobalData

Published: 08 November 2018

A total of 6 645 planned and ongoing construction projects by the world’s megacities, valued at US$4,2-triilon and fuelled by the increase in population, are sparking interest in residential and...

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Haver & Boecker launches new F-Class portable plant

Published: 07 November 2018

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, has launched its Tyler F-Class portable plant that includes several new technologies to improve setup...

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Epiroc to acquire Canadian manufacturer of exploration drilling tools

Published: 06 November 2018

Epiroc has agreed to acquire Fordia Group Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of exploration drilling tools. Fordia Group is based in Montreal, Canada, and has sales in more than 70 countries...

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Researching the viability of effluent water in concrete production

Published: 05 November 2018

A joint initiative of the City of Cape Town and the Southern Africa Readymix Association (SARMA) is underway to research the effective usage of effluent water to manufacture concrete and...

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Aspasa welcomes budget statement

Published: 02 November 2018

Surface mining association, Aspasa, has welcomed the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement’s (MTBPS) that aims to contain expenditure and implement meaningful reforms aimed at achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

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Diversification strategy ensures Afrimat’s prosperity in a tough environment

Published: 01 November 2018

Afrimat, a leading open-pit mining company providing industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials, today released interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2018. Revenue was up 28,6%...

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Conveyor belts are a leading cause of mining fires

Published: 31 October 2018

This year has proven to be one of the deadliest for mine safety in South Africa since 2012. One of the leading causes of deaths and injury in mines is...

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Corobrik officially opens the doors of its new Springs Centre

Published: 30 October 2018

Growing demand for quality bricks and pavers in eastern Gauteng prompted the opening of the Corobrik Springs Centre, the 25th Corobrik sales’ centre to be opened countrywide. Customers and their...

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Caterpillar launches its smallest rotary blasthole drill

Published: 30 October 2018

The new Cat MD6200 rotary blasthole drill is designed as a production drill with the flexibility to do pre-split drilling – all in a package that is said to be...

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Is sustainable post-closure mine development achievable?

Published: 29 October 2018

By Pieter Scholtz, Aurecon Technical Director, Gauteng Resources and Manufacturing All mines will eventually reach their end of life. As engineering consultants, we need to adopt an asset-transformation mindset where we...

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Epiroc ups its aftermarket service offering

Published: 26 October 2018

Epiroc’s after-market division is responsible for all capital ranges across all divisions, covering eleven product lines including Rockdrills & Rotation Units through to drilling (pit viper, FlexiROC, SmartROC) and mining...

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Cat Tricone drill bits designed to lower drilling costs

Published: 24 October 2018

Cat® Tricone Drill Bits are said to be designed for the most severe rotary blasthole applications, yet are cost-effective for a wide range of drilling needs. The new bit line...

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Metso’s new MKIII primary gyratory crusher offers 30% increased capacity

Published: 22 October 2018

The Metso Superior MKIII provides a significant performance leap in gyratory crushing. Based on Metso's industry leading crushing technology, the MKIII is the first high-speed primary gyratory crusher to deliver...

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Polymer concrete market to reach US$600-million by 2025

Published: 18 October 2018

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. the polymer concrete market size is forecast to exceed US$600-million by 2025.

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Zero water usage mines and quarries – more than (just) an aspiration

Published: 17 October 2018

By Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa The mining sector remains a key economic contributor to the South African economy, where gross domestic product (GDP) from mining increased to...

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2,3% construction upswing not a true reflection of the state of the industry – MBA North

Published: 16 October 2018

The 2,3% growth in the construction sector reflected in the Stats SA GDP Q2 2018 figures is not an accurate reflection of the state of South Africa’s construction sector, says...

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Staying positive in tough economic times

Published: 12 October 2018

Even with the hint of a recession, one needs to remain optimistic through these challenging times because we can clearly see there is a lot of investment going into businesses...

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Hillhead 2020 dates announced

Published: 11 October 2018

The organisers of the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition, The QMJ Group, have announced the dates for the 2020 event. The biennial showcase for the quarrying and construction industry will take place...

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CHRYSO demoulding oils enhance final concrete finish

Published: 09 October 2018

Raising the quality of concrete finishes as well as extending the life of formwork are among the many benefits of using demoulding oils when casting concrete.

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Metso launches renewed Lokotrack LT200HP

Published: 08 October 2018

The Metso Lokotrack LT200HP(TM) mobile cone crushing plant is designed for secondary and tertiary crushing operations such as producing aggregates for railway ballast, road construction, asphalt and concrete fractions. Thanks...

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McCloskey’s new All-Terrain Stackers

Published: 04 October 2018

McCloskey has taken the next big step in its industry leading designs by adding the ground-breaking new All-Terrain Stackers to its line-up. Blending the benefits of onsite track mobility with...

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Mining: Finding solutions to the unintended consequences of poor policy

Published: 02 October 2018

By Jonathan Veeran & Bruce Dickinson, Partners at Webber Wentzel Government, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, is seeking to stimulate growth and encourage greater investment in South Africa. However...

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Next Gen Cat excavators deliver more choices

Published: 02 October 2018

The Next Generation 36-t size class excavators from Caterpillar – the 336 and 336 GC – increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, while improving operator comfort compared with...

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I-CAT Dust Division showcases complete solutions at Electra Mining

Published: 01 October 2018

The I-CAT Dust Division offers end-to-end integrated dust-management solutions that comply with all relevant industry regulations and standards. A range of its latest innovations were displayed at Electra Mining Africa...

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BME trains for the future

Published: 01 October 2018

When the economy slows down, businesses have a tendency to cut spending on skills development. According to Mr Ngqabutho Ncube, training manager at BME’s underground mining operations, the cutting of...

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Aury Africa’s empowerment deal with Nkomose Consulting

Published: 25 September 2018

Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider, Aury Africa, has concluded a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) agreement with 100% black-owned local services company, Nkomose Consulting Engineers & Projects.  ...

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Improved activity in Afrimat’s Construction Index for Q2 2018

Published: 21 September 2018

Afrimat, a JSE-listed open-pit mining company providing industrial minerals and construction materials, has released the findings of the Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the second quarter of 2018. The ACI...

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Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary

Published: 19 September 2018

In 2018, Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary. The story of Metso started in 1868 as a local ironworks, and is linked to the development of urban environments and the modern...

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Kal Tire wins top award at Electra Mining Africa 2018

Published: 18 September 2018

Day two of Electra Mining Africa focused on the launch of new technology and innovations at the show. More than 60 products were reviewed across three categories. Kal Tire’s Gravity...

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Real-time blast block data reporting from BME

Published: 17 September 2018

Getting real-time data from a blast block during drilling, charging and stemming operations is difficult with traditional manual reporting systems – but BME’s XPLOLOG™ system has changed all that.

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Dozer simulator for pushing aggregate material

Published: 13 September 2018

CM Labs Simulations has announced the release of a state-of-the-art Dozer Simulator Training Pack that allows trainees to experience the unique feel of pushing soil and aggregate material from the...

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Staying in business by managing and understanding costs

Published: 12 September 2018

By Charles Hurly, marketing lead at Solar Mining Services. The cost of running a quarrying or mining business in South Africa is escalating as energy, maintenance and labour are becoming significant...

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PPC says Zimbabwean cement shortage temporary

Published: 05 September 2018

PPC Zimbabwe says the current cement shortage is temporary. The cement industry in the country has the capacity to produce over 2 million tonnes of cement per annum, adequate to...

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Calculating your return on investment

Published: 05 September 2018

In today’s competitive business environment, staying ahead of the game is essential. To do this, manufacturers need to ensure that their equipment remains effective and runs optimally at all times.

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Email: quarrying@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622-4770


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Email: benniev@crown.co.za
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