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Montabert’s hydraulic drifters are recognised for high performance, reliability and low tool consumption.

Hydraulic drifter offers lower maintenance costs

The Montabert HC28 hydraulic drifter features an innovative design, flexibility and versatility. Read more >>
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Navman’s software solutions provide fleet management services for construction materials.

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Remote software backs fleet management

Teletrac Navman’s software solutions support fleet operators who co-ordinate loading, and provides real time insight into operating costs. Read more >>
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The RDS Loadmaster scale enables operators to track movement of raw material and ensure trucks are within legal tolerances.

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On-board scales take the load off weight problems

Two quarry managers have shared their experiences of using loader scales and how it has proved a simple but vital technology to increase load accuracy, save time and track material. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Project AME is the ‘world’s first’ 3D-printed excavator.

‘First-ever’ 3D-printed excavator unveiled

A fully functional, full size 3D-printed excavator has made its debut at CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017 in Las Vegas. Read more >>
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The Aveling-Barford SY shuttle dumper, which Rock Products workers have nicknamed a ‘pie cart’.

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Keep on keeping on: in praise of old gear

While a number of well-loved, classic machines are stored or displayed around Australia and New Zealand today, there can’t be many quarries where they are still operated alongside modern equipment. Alan Titchall reports. Read more >>
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Georgiou Group’s fleet was entrusted with moving 600,000m<sup>3</sup> of sand, rock and limestone 1.5km between the cut and fill zones of the Alkimos project.

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Payload data aids in the rapid movement of aggregate

A major civil construction company charged with moving 600,000m3 of sand, rock and limestone on a land development project completed its assignment in advance and at a significant cost saving to its client – thanks to a combination of surveying, measurement and load and haul programs. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Through early stages of the development process, the driver remained in the truck cab but was hands free during the driving.

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Autonomous vehicles on the load/haul route

Two US companies – an aggregate operation and a robotics group – have been developing an aftermarket technology solution that could soon take the driver out of the haul truck. Therese Dunphy reports. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Environmental Products
Innovations hint at autonomous, all-electric future

A global manufacturer has held an innovation forum to unveil and demonstrate prototype hybrid and autonomous earthmoving equipment and to highlight the benefits of converting the archetypal quarry site into an all-electric, clean energy environment. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The TA400, like most articulated haulers, performs at its best in ‘steeper and deeper’ conditions.

Western states supplier diversifies with haul trucks

A long-time supplier of mobile crushing and screening plant and equipment has been appointed as a distributor of Terex Trucks’ rigid and articulated haulers. Damian Christie spoke to OPS Equipment’s Craig Lorimer and Pat Dunn about its foray into the load and haul market. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The iMC antenna on the top of the cab excepted (inset), the PC210LCi-10 is largely indistinguishable in appearance from Komatsu’s standard excavator.

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Machine control promotes efficiency, accuracy

An international plant manufacturer has launched a new machine control system that focuses on the efficient movement of aggregates while potentially solving skills shortages in the extractive and construction industries. Damian Christie spoke to Komatsu Australia’s Aaron Marsh about the benefits of intelligent machine control. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The new 41-tonne class A45G articulated hauler is powered by a 347kW Volvo Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engine.

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Artic haulers designed for continuous production

With payloads ranging from 25 to 41 tonnes, Volvo Construction Equipment’s new G-Series articulated haulers are designed for heavy hauling in severe off-road operations, including quarries, open cast mines and large earthmoving operations. Subscription required. Read more >>
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An L 566 XPower transports sand and gravel that is extracted from the lake by a suction dredge to the heap.

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Fourth generation family company makes strides with loader fleet

A fourth generation family-run extractive operator – RBS Kiesgewinnung GmbH & Co. KG, based in Germany – has received an order of the latest generation L 566 XPower wheel loaders from global manufacturer Liebherr for its sand and gravel operations. Subscription required. Read more >>
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