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New remote truck checking services

Volvo Trucks has developed a new GSM-based system that allows the workshop to check a truck’s condition remotely – a development that promises increased uptime and lower maintenance costs, to be release in Europe this year.

Caterpillar and Westport Innovations enter the natural gas vehicles business

Earth-moving equipment maker Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) will work with Canadian Westport Innovations (TSX:WPT) to develop natural gas-powered engines for mining trucks, locomotives and other heavy equipment that typically uses diesel.

The mining industry's future belongs to robots

Automated operations are winning over today’s mining industry. Whether it is autonomous trucks, tele operated drills and blasts or automated logistics applications, mines are increasingly introducing these kinds of equipment and solutions.

Caterpillar introduces 777G off-highway truck

The new Cat® 777G Off-Highway Truck introduces outstanding performance, production and fuel efficiency in the 100-short-ton (91-tonne) size class.

SouthGobi selects Modular for mine management solution

Modular Mining Systems, Inc. (Modular), the world leader in information management solutions for mining operations, announces that SouthGobi Resources, Ltd. has chosen to implement the Modular® IntelliMine® Integrated Asset Management Suite at its Ovoot Tolgoi operation in southern Mongolia.

Filter cleaning machine could dust thousands off maintenance bill

The movement of ore, either through surface or underground operations, generates a tremendous amount of dust. The tiny dust particles must be run through filters to avoid damaging, or impeding the performance, of moving parts located in key pieces of mining equipment, including trucks, loaders, shovels, and crushing and grinding machinery. Canadian company Diversi-Tech saw the opportunity in the problem, and the result was the “Green Machine.” The machine releases compressed air through a rotating air jet that moves up and down in a spiral motion inside an enclosed chamber. As the filter is cleaned, pollutants are captured and stored in a 55-gallon drum.

Joy Global announces acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in LeTourneau Technologies Inc. ("LeTourneau") from Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan") (NYSE: RDC) for $1.1 billion in cash.

Indian Truck Drivers Upset Over Driving Restrictions

Due to a legal ruling, mining truck owners in South Goa, India, now must operate under restricted operating times. The Goa mining truck owners' association told the Times of India that the only alternative would […]

India starts buying advanced materials handling support for its growing mining industry

The largest ever electric haul truck to be deployed in the Indian mining sector has been commissioned by Larsen & Toubro, the distributor of Komatsu equipment in India. Komatsu’s Model 830E-AC trucks with a payload […]

Geislinger Disc on large Mining Dump Trucks

Industry leaders decide for electrically isolating Geislinger Gesilco Disc. Geislinger GmbH, Hallwang/Salzburg, Austria, reports the installation of its composite Disc on large, diesel-electrically driven dump trucks from Terex, Hitachi and Liebherr. Geislinger presented a compact […]

Finning to supply mining trucks and support equipment to Ministro Hales copper mine, Chile

Finning International’s South American division has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from Codelco that includes the supply of 20 Caterpillar 797 mining trucks and 15 pieces of support equipment, plus a ten-year maintenance and repair contract. The approximate value of the deal, including the maintenance services, is $400 million. The equipment will be delivered [...]

Komatsu earthmoving fleet hits coal goals

A $90 million fleet of Komatsu mining equipment, delivered to Macarthur Coal’s Moorvale mine in central Queensland in late 2008, has helped the mine achieve record production levels as it bounces back from the effects of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The fleet consists of two PC5500 excavators, ten 830E dump trucks and three D475A-5 [...]

Ritchie Bros. buyers break internet participation record at Las Vegas unreserved auction

LAS VEGAS, May 4 /CNW/ – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, conducted a US$25 million unreserved auction on May 1, 2009 at its Las Vegas auction site and […]

OPEN PIT EQUIPMENT: Common Siemens platform promises productivity

Related Items Articles Suppliers (Equipment/Services) ATLANTA, Georgia ? SIEMENS has added draglines to its common drive design for mobile open pit mining equipment. By providing a single drive platform for draglines, trucks and shovels, the company

Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine installs Wenco Fleet Management

June 2008 – Vancouver, BC. Taseko’s Gibraltar Copper Mine has installed Wenco’s Fleet Management System. Wenco’s fleet management system is a key component to Taseko’s major expansion and modernization plan. Wenco will install 23 units […]

New mine project posted on Mine Developments – Trekkopje Project

The 128,979 ha project is approximately 65 km in a straight line northeast of the coastal town of Swakopmund and lies in the very arid desert region of western Namibia, southwestern Africa. Access is via […]

Caterpillar And Navistar To Pursue Strategic Alliance

Cat And Navistar To Focus On Global Truck Business And Cooperate On Engine Technologies Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue global […]

Komatsu America Corp. Announces New 960E-1 Mining Truck

960E-1 Provides High Reliability and the Right Match for Mining Rolling Meadows, IL, May 27, 2008 – Komatsu America Corp. is pleased to announce the introduction of the 960E-1 (960E) AC electric drive haul truck. […]

Komatsu America Corp. Announces New 960E-1 Mining Truck

960E-1 Provides High Reliability and the Right Match for Mining Rolling Meadows, IL, May 27, 2008 – Komatsu America Corp. is pleased to announce the introduction of the 960E-1 (960E) AC electric drive haul truck. […]

American Tire Corporation to Buy Gold and Copper Mines

Many gold and copper mines operate dump trucks with 57" and 63" giant OTR tires which are American Tire Corporation's primary product to supply. American Tire Corporation is going to combine mining and tire production […]

American Tire Corporation to Buy Gold and Copper Mines

Many gold and copper mines operate dump trucks with 57" and 63" giant OTR tires which are American Tire Corporation's primary product to supply. American Tire Corporation is going to combine mining and tire production […]

Wireless Mesh Delivers Highest Quality Communications at Rio's Kennecott Copper Mine

There has been a lot of talk about wireless mesh systems being used in mines.  A lot of it has not advanced past small scale trials and talk, however Rajant Corporation's technology is fully operational at […]

First Dinotshi trucks arrive at Lonmin's Marikana

Lonmin is pleased to announce that the first Dinothsi trucks have arrived at the Group's Marikana operations to begin ore transportation. In August 2007, Lonmin signed a five year ore transport contract with Dinotshi Transport […]

Finning Announces C$360 Million Mining Equipment and Support Services Deal With Suncor

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – May 6, 2008) – Finning International Inc. ("Finning") (TSX:FTT) announced today that its Canadian division, Finning (Canada), has secured a major mining equipment and support services deal with Suncor Energy Inc. […]

Duratread announces the opening of a bonded storage facility in Iquique, Chile

Duratread announces the opening of a bonded storage facility in Iquique, Chile that will provide a direct and immediate supply of Duratread Mining Tires to Mines, Quarries and Construction sites in Chile, Peru and Bolivia. […]