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The debate team were uproarious. L-R: Martin Reid, Clayton Hill, Jen Dainer, Keith George and Leanne Parker.

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Women in Quarrying conference full of ‘fizz’, verve

The 2018 SA Women in Quarrying Conference was a grand success – with a combination of personal and technical presentations, offset by bouts of good humour. Read more »
Komatsu is set to hire 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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Komatsu scouting for tech-savvy apprentices

Mining and construction giant Komatsu is on a recruitment drive to employ 300 technicians across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. Read more »
The Rockhampton Regional Council granted approval for a granite quarry at Kabra, Bouldercombe, in a little over three months.

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Council gives nod for granite quarry in record time

Bucking the trend of delayed approvals and rejections, a Queensland council has given the green light to a regional quarry for granite extraction in less than four months. Read more »
The sandstone-constructed Ross Bridge, flanked by the village’s Uniting Church building. Photo courtesy of exploroz.com

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Historic site to become tourist drawcard

A disused Tasmanian sandstone quarry could become a major tourist attraction with an injection of state funds. Read more »
An artist’s impression of a lunar extractive operation. Image courtesy of NASA.

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Extractive know-how sought for lunar missions

A CSIRO space roadmap has cited Australia’s extractive industrial expertise among the sectors to be tapped for unlocking future growth opportunities in space. Read more »
A demonstration plant of Energy Vault's concrete block energy retrieval system has been erected in Biasca, Switzerland.

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Concrete plans to store energy unveiled

An alternative to pumped hydro technology – using recycled concrete blocks hoisted on a crane – has been offered by an overseas start-up. Read more »
The TS 842 is suited to many applications, including stockpiling from secondary crushers and screens.

Conveying
Versatile telescopic conveyor

The Telestack TS 842 radial telescopic conveyor offers multiple material handling solutions for the extractive industry. Read more »
The Volvo R100E rigid hauler is quick and simple to operate and maintain.

Load & Haul
Moving more material in less time

The ‘flagship’ of the Volvo rigid hauler range is the 95-tonne R100E, which promises stability, a long service life, high profitability, durability and comfort. Read more »
The Doosan DX225LC hydraulic excavator offers machine uptime and reliability.

Load & Haul
Triple-mode excavator to boost productivity

The Doosan DX225LC hydraulic excavator offers optimum value to the end user while retaining the advantages of the previous model. Read more »
The PR 776 is armed with precise blade control and trouble-free manoeuvrability with best traction.

Load & Haul
Hydrostatic dozer for tough conditions

The PR 776 hydrostatic drive dozer has sufficient power and is designed for tough extractive operations. Read more »
The latest generation Cat 336 excavator has a net power of 232kN at 1550 rpm and a bucket driving force of 210kN.

Load & Haul
New model excavators raise productivity

One of the next generation excavators from Caterpillar — the 336 — will be on display in Sydney at the National Construction Equipment Convention in November. Read more »

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New haul trucks enhanced for lower emissions, fuel savings

As part of a global launch, operators have viewed Komatsu’s latest generation of intelligent, “ultra-low” emission, fuel-efficient earthmoving machines. Damian Christie spoke to representatives about what Komatsu’s latest articulated and rigid haulers can offer the quarrying application. Read more »
Despite being a minute slower than its competitor, the PR 776 pushed 3278 tonnes of material in just over two hours and 40 minutes.

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Dozer impresses in mine trials

A quarry-spec dozer has been trialled in a large mine setting in northeastern New South Wales – with promising results. Read more »
A concept illustration of a future all-electric, “emission-free” quarry.

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Testing underway at world's first 'emission-free' quarry

The quest for a ‘diesel-free’ site has begun, with a major earthmoving manufacturer and a Swedish aggregates company trialling all-electric load and haul vehicles in a quarrying environment. Read more »
All-electric and hybrid vehicles may represent the future of quarrying but may not completely eliminate factors behind the total cost of ownership.

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Will electric construction equipment solve the TCO dilemma?

As earthmoving equipment businesses trial all-electric or hybrid vehicles, fuel costs may change in the future. Brian O’Sullivan explains why the formula for the total cost of ownership of a fleet of construction vehicles in an all-electric future could be just as complex as it is today. Read more »

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