Construction & Mining

SRK Consulting: DRC mining poised for new era of compliance

SRKs Lubumbashi office set up over a decade ago and is majority owned by Congolese professionalsSusa Maleba, SRK Consulting DRC country manager, says that the mining landscape in the DRC is buoyant, stimulating both exploration and mine expansions

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Doka improves safety and efficiency with UniKit

UniKit 01UniKit is a universal engineering kit for heavy loads developed by Doka for improved safety and efficiency in infrastructure construction

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Genie announces the return of the Z-45/25J RT articulated boom lift in Africa

Genie 24 May Steel ErectionGenie has announced that the new Z-45/25J RT equipped with a 24 hp (18.5 kW) Kubota engine is available now, with limited availability, for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India

Genie is also excited to announce that in response to continued strong demand, it is bringing back the much-loved boom for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India — with a new 24 hp (18.5 kW) engine configuration, updated design language, and enhancements that improve maintenance and lower the total cost of ownership. 

The popular 49 hp (36 kW) Z-45/25 J RT will continue to be offered for customers in Latin America, Asia and China. 

“The new Z-45/25J RT has all of the same features our customers have known and loved for more than 30 years, including a durable design and 99.99% reliability rate, based on three decades of data,” said Corrado Gentile, product manager at Genie. “At the same time, we’ve introduced some enhancements and upgrades, including a new 24 hp engine that is clean and powerful, and offers best-in-class maintenance while lowering the machine’s carbon footprint.” 

The new Z-45/25J RT, which will be on display at several European trade shows this spring and summer, features a DPF-free 24 hp Kubota engine that is Stage V/IIIA compliant, eliminating the need for after-treatment, making the boom easier to maintain, and lowering engine maintenance costs by as much as 57% compared with larger engines found in comparably sized booms. At the same time, nothing is compromised on performance. The 24 hp engine on the new Z-45/25J RT delivers all the power needed to tackle rough terrain with 45% gradeability, 4WD, traction control, and active oscillating axle. Contributing to ease of service, 90% of the hydraulic hoses are easy to access. 

The new Z-45/25J RT delivers the benefits of Genie Lift Connect telematics technology, which provides equipment owners actionable data to maximise productivity and minimise downtime. It has a maximum working height of 15.86 m (51 ft 6 in) and up-and-over clearance of 7.14 m (23 ft 7 in). Zero tailswing, a 1.52 m (5 ft) jib with 135-degree vertical rotation, plus dual-parallelogram boom design for vertical wall tracking all contribute to flexible positioning in tight spaces. The platform supports 227 kg (500 lb) through the full working range.

Two additional standard features — Lift Guard Contact Alarm and Lift Tools Work Tray — contribute to safe and productive work practices. 

“Articulated booms from Genie have been recognised by independent sources for having low cost of ownership while retaining high value. The Z-45/25J RT is a testament to that truth,” Gentile said. 

The new 24 hp Z-45/25J RT further complements the Genie boom product lineup, which includes the J series telescopic booms, Xtra Capacity (XC) and Fuel Electric (FE) hybrid boom lifts, giving rental companies more options to increase fleet utilisation and increase rROIC by matching the right lift with the job.


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A cutting-edge solution for industrial concrete surface treatment

convergent 2nd storyConvergent Group’s Pentra-Sil floor care solutions provides cutting-edge solution for industrial concrete surface treatment

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Convergent Group’s webinar: What is best for the concrete floor?

Convergent construction 1Convergent Group’s webinar on “Are lithium-based sealers & hardeners effective for protecting concrete floors?” was hosted on 17 May 2022 at 2PM (WAT)

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