Friendly competition as quarries turn to ‘super excavator’

 

It was going to be the ultimate in one-upmanship. The two largest quarries servicing the giant $NZD850 million ($AUD800 million) Transmission Gulley motorway project in Wellington, New Zealand – one of the most complex in the nation’s history – were each looking for a way to bring new efficiency to the job and win major business.

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Quarry-spec machines excel in shipping, rail loading

 

An ASX-listed bulk materials and logistics giant with expertise in mine and port solutions has in recent years enjoyed enormous success with a suite of earthmoving products encompassing quarry-spec loaders, excavators and dozers. Damian Christie reports.

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Alex Fraser: A year in review

 

In 2019, Alex Fraser Group, one of Australia’s largest recycled aggregates producers, officially flicked the switch on two glass recycling and sustainable asphalt plants at its Laverton site. Damian Christie spoke to Peter Murphy about the site’s recycled aggregate operations on the first anniversary of the opening.

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Does long distance conveying equate to long-term savings benefits?

 

Conveyors have long been touted as an alternative to earthmoving vehicles for the cartage of aggregates on-site, particularly over long distances. However, what really are the pros and cons of long distance conveyors – in terms of finance, safety and the environment – and is bigger necessarily better?

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Dynamic engineering geared at productivity, safety

 

For many quarrying – and indeed materials handling – operations, conveyors are vital to the efficient and timely delivery of aggregates. As Neil Kinder and Cameron Portelli explain, the right selection of conveyor components and products can make all the difference for profitability and productivity.

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No problem with the curve: Rail running conveyor solutions

 

Larger quarries are increasingly looking for economical solutions to transporting aggregates from the face to the crushing circuit. A proposed curved rail running conveyor may yet provide an alternative to conventional transport by dump trucks and off-road vehicles.

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