Construction & Mining

New range of combination buckets launched


A new family of combination buckets is now available for Bobcat skid-steer, compact tracked and all-wheel steer loaders. Comprising five models with widths from 157 to 213 cm (62 to 84 in), the new combination buckets replace the buckets previously offered in these sizes and complement the existing 112 cm (44 in) and 140 cm (55 in) wide buckets.

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New packaged explosives plant in Zambia commissioned


AEL Central Africa, part of the international AEL Mining Services group, recently commissioned a new packaged explosives (PEX) plant at its main operational hub in Mufulira in the Zambia Copperbelt to meet the growing demands in the region and ensure reliability of supply.

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Heavy equipment for Niger State road building programme

New Holland Construction handed over 75 heavy line machines for road building at a public ceremony held in May 2010 in Minna, Niger State, in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Groundbreaking drilling products

New products recently released by Boart Longyear Limited include next-generation surface-set bits, a new portable drill rig, upgraded and expanded diamond coring bits and a new rotary drill head.

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Asphalt without accident

Events such as World of Asphalt (USA, various locations) offer a wealth of technology with initials like GPS and RFID, mostly designed for industrialised country conditions where recycling of pavement is normal and high-tech levelling and measuring via satellite is the norm.

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