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Plant Equipment & Hire Survey

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

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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.... Read full article

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

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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.... Read full article

Like a Colossus: the world’s largest land vehicle

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Bagger 293, previously known as the MAN TAKRAF RB293, is a giant bucket-wheel excavator made by German industrial company TAKRAF and the Guinness World Record-holder for the largest land vehicle.... Read full article

Financing future growth

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Atrafin LLC, doing business as the American Trade & Finance Company (Atrafin), is a US based international commercial lender, offering a range of trade finance solutions with a focus on supporting bilateral trade between the US / Europe and the emerg... Read full article

In command of your machine: autonomous trucks (Part 6)

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Hitachi Construction Machinery is another OEM that has put a lot of time and effort into developing autonomous solutions.... Read full article

In command of your machine: autonomous trucks (Part 7)

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Volvo is another OEM heavily invested in the autonomous vehicles sector. According to the company, last year its fully autonomous truck became the first in the world to be tested deep underground in operations, in the Kristineberg Mine.... Read full article

Professional body for plant hire in South Africa

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The global plant hire industry is growing, in part due to the tough economic conditions and high cost of equipment, and South Africa is no exception. ... 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

The South African context

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All of this focus on integrating and automating systems is extremely innovative, and it is easy to see how it could all come together in the future to improve productivity, but how does this fit into the South African context?... Read full article

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