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Quarry's top stories of 2012

Throughout 2012 our monthly magazine, weekly e-newsletter and our fortnightly Product Focus ran more than 150 feature stories, nearly 300 news stories and highlighted over 70 products in the quarrying industry. Read more »
Komatsu’s Komplimentary Maintenance program provides free preventative maintenance servicing for an excavator’s first 2000 hours.

Supplier offers “Komplimentary” maintenance

Komatsu Australia is offering an exclusive maintenance program for owners of excavators and wheel loaders to reduce owning and operating costs. Read more »
Volvo CE’s A40F received the prestigious iF innovative product design award for special vehicles in construction.

Volvo hauls in innovative product design award

Volvo Construction Equipment is celebrating after its A40F articulated hauler received an accolade for innovative product design – the iF product design award. Read more »
Panasonic offers a wide range of laptops and an Android tablet in its Toughbook range.

New Products
Toughbooks for tough terrain

Having a tough time finding a Christmas present for a tough operator, this Christmas? Well, not anymore, as Panasonic has a range of PCs and a new tablet ideal for quarry operations. Read more »
Of 73 redundancies nationwide, 28 are from Sandvik’s assembly and aftermarket operations at its Hunter Valley Site.

Redundancies, R&D blow to Hunter Valley

Sandvik scales back its operations a year after it opened a state of the art centre for manufacturing, assembly, R&D, distribution and aftermarket service in the Hunter Valley. Read more »
Aaron Stewart collects insects and mound material samples for analysis from an ant mound north of Kalgoorlie, WA. Photo by Nathan Reid.

Ants carry the load on exploration

Australia’s most numerous mining prospectors can show us where new gold deposits are – and they’re not of the regular two-legged variety, according to the CSIRO. Read more »
Hastings Deering managing director Scott Cameron (left) congratulates Caterpillar Group president Stu Levenick at the official opening of Hastings Deering’s dedicated construction store.

More in store at Cat

Caterpillar Group president Stu Levenick has officially opened Hastings Deering’s dedicated general construction facility in Brisbane. The new construction store represents an investment of $30 million. Read more »
Victorian quarry operations report that they have not been adversely affected by the state’s recent diesel shortage.

Diesel supply resuming slowly

Victoria's diesel supply has been halved after an electrical fault halted production at Shell’s Geelong plant – but it does not appear to have adversely impacted quarry operations across the state. Read more »
The high production Super Reclaimer 1050 can process most materials, including gravel and sand.

New Products
Super reclaimer

The Super Reclaimer 1050 is the largest of the conventional style screening plants currently manufactured by Precisionscreen. Read more »
Polo Haulage DC can reduce the amount of water needed to suppress dust on haul roads.

Environmental Products
Water additive for efficiency

Polo Haulage DC is a concentrated water additive to increase the efficiency of water used in the maintenance and construction of road base materials. Read more »
The Nirox RG 900 series are ideal for producing armoured and gabion rock.

New Products
Static heavy-duty rotary grizzly

The Nirox RG 900 series range of tracked and static heavy-duty trommels are designed for high feeding performance and good mobility. Read more »
The HCR1500-ED features integrated drilling and dual damper systems.

Drill & Blast
Auto-adjustable crawler drill

Furukawa Rock Drill’s hydraulic crawler drill HCR1500-ED is a Tier 3/Euro Stage 3 compliant machine featuring an integrated drilling system (IDS) and a dual damper system (DDS). Read more »


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