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African Mines Handbook is an annual directory for investors, geologists, engineers and mine managers on all aspects of African mines, mineral exploration projects, types of operation, smelters and refineries.

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Africa Journal (RACA) is geared at the commercial HEVAC&R industry. Africa’s only monthly publication serving this sector, RACA Journal caters to consulting engineers, contractors and others

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ESP Equipment

ESP Equipment

ISO9001 certified; specialise in the procurement and distribution of high quality aftermarket and replacement parts for undercarriage, ground engaging tools (GET), earthmoving and mining equipment and heavy duty diesel engine parts.

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Digging up the past: A history of excavators (Part 1)

Digging up the past: A history of excavators (Part 1)

in Must Read, Technology, History

Excavators have long been a staple of the earthmoving scene, first taking the form of cable-operated machines that were the earliest documented self-powered earthmoving machine, and later being replaced by the hydraulic machines we recognise today.

Digging up the past: A history of excavators (Part 2)

Digging up the past: A history of excavators (Part 2)

in Must Read, Technology, History

Although hydraulic excavators were used in the late nineteenth century, they were significantly different to the machines we know today. Those early excavators used water rather than oil to transmit power and were largely unsuccessful.

Digging up the past: a history of excavators (Part 3)

Digging up the past: a history of excavators (Part 3)

in Must Read, Technology, History

The two Armstrong hydraulic shovels, the Gradall excavator, S25 Yumbo excavator and Poclain TU and TY45 excavators laid the foundation for a complete revolution of the industry. Starting in the 1950s, hydraulic excavators began to replace cable excav

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