Crawler cranes: Forward advance!

Like all machinery, crawler cranes are advancing in technology. Never standing, always ‘Forward Advance’, to meet the challenges the lifting world throws at them.

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Palfinger’s first crawler: the PCC

Austrian hydraulic loader crane manufacturer Palfinger has launched its first crane mounted on a crawler chassis. The Palfinger Crawler Crane PCC made its debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in September 2018 where it attracted a lot of attention. Three models, between 50 and 150 tonne-metres, will be available Continue reading “Crawler cranes: Forward advance!”

SANY 750 t excavator gaining traction in Africa mining market, GEM says

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, has launched SANY’s SY750 excavator into the Africa mining market and received a positive response from the continent’s miners.

Wheeled loader market returns to health

Global sales of wheeled loaders in 2018 are expected to reach more than 170,000 units for the first time in five years, according to a new report from specialist consultant and market forecaster Off-Highway Research.

Wheeled loader sales at 2018 OHR
Figures from Off-Highway Research

Demand last year reached163,139 units, a 33% rise on 2016, and these machines had a retail value of US$14.8 billion (€12.73 billion).

Off-Highway Research said the key driver of this growth was a surge in the Continue reading “Wheeled loader market returns to health”

John Deere and Wacker Neuson team up

John Deere is entering into a strategic supplier agreement with Wacker Neuson to initially provide compact excavators in China, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

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John Deere has partnered with Wacker Neuson

The models will range from 1.7-7.5 tons (1.5 tonnes-6.8 tonnes) and are specifically designed and manufactured for customers in the growing Asia-Pacific marketplace.

The objective of the partnership is said to be long-term collaboration in key growth markets. Continue reading “John Deere and Wacker Neuson team up”

Eighty tonnes in a single scoop: Mega-mining iron ore

Iron ore being mined in Western Australia
Australia is the world’s largest producer of iron ore

It is the rock that has fortified Australia’s recession-defying economy.

Iron ore has helped to raise living standards in the country, supercharge pension funds, and bankroll governments. It is the key ingredient of steel, and is Australia’s most lucrative export.
Continue reading “Eighty tonnes in a single scoop: Mega-mining iron ore”

XCMG launches 700-tonne excavator

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The XCMG 700-tonne excavator is said to be the largest one which has been produced by a Chinese company

China-based company XCMG has launched a 700-tonne hydraulic excavator. Said by the company to be China’s largest excavator, the machine has an overall length of 23.5m. Continue reading “XCMG launches 700-tonne excavator”