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Plant Equipment & Hire Survey

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Babcock’s new Volvo ADT and excavator launched

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Last week, Babcock held the South African launch of Volvo Construction Equipment’s 60-ton A60H articulated dump truck (ADT) and 90-tonne EC950E crawler excavator. Watch the choreographed showcase of the machines’ basic capabilities below.... Read full article

Rolling out the red carpet: a history of rollers (part 1)

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Rollers have been around in one form or another for centuries, primarily as agricultural tools. But it was only with the invention of the steam engine that their full potential in building and construction could be realised.... Read full article

Using technology to improve site safety

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There is a lot of focus on the use of technology in industry at the moment, and for good reason. In addition to any effects that more advanced technology may have on a company’s performance, it can undeniably be used to improve a company’s safety. ... Read full article

Rolling out the red carpet: a history of rollers (part 2)

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With improvements to the internal combustion engine in the early 20th century, some companies turned to making petrol- and diesel-powered rollers. ... Read full article

Training and accreditation a must for SA plant hire

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Training and accreditation are important area for any industry, and for the plant hire industry, where people are working with dangerous machinery in difficult conditions on a daily basis, this is even more important.... Read full article

Behind the scenes: shipping and assembly of world’s third largest excavator

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With an operating weight of 810t (with shovel attachment), the Liebherr R9800 is the world’s third largest excavator in service. The timelapse video below shows this massive machine being shipped from its production site in France to the Moolarben co... Read full article

CDE committed to C&D recycling

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Construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling is drawing increasing attention from the construction sector, although most South African public sector tenders still specify only virgin material should be used.... Read full article

Bulldozing ahead: the largest dozers

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Komatsu’s D575A is currently the largest bulldozer in production, and has been produced by Komatsu since 1991, with surface mine operators in the US, Canada and Australia being the primary users.... Read full article

Bulldozing ahead: A history of dozers

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The bulldozer is the most frequently used earthmoving machine on construction projects, and has been around for over a century, with related designs and patents going back even further.... Read full article

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