DINOSAURS have been sighted lately in the Melbourne CBD and on the wharves in Sydney, and there is even word that Joseph Gutnick is ready to be a mining mogul again. Rumours suggesting the electric underground mine truck is on its way back in Australia might be part of this wave of nostalgia. But proponents claim the truck is symbolic of the future, not the past.
A LONG distance commute between his home in Tasmania and new job in the Hunter Valley gave Paul King a regular glimpse at a possible answer to coal haulage challenges in the major Australian coal mining district. But like a lot of people in the industry he needed a closer look to be convinced.
SOFTWARE enhancements have enabled users of Remote Control Technologies’ Control Master Guidance System (CMGS) to – literally – step up a gear with mining equipment fitted with the technology. The company, meanwhile, is accelerating deployment of CMGS’s in offshore markets.
A SIGNIFICANT new entrant in the underground mine truck market knows a great deal about what is needed in all key areas of the equipment’s performance.
MAY 28 - THERE’S mounting activity and anticipation at the ETF factory in Nordhorn, Germany, not far from the border with the European Truck Factory CEO Eddy de Jongh’s native Netherlands. A countdown to realisation of “the first significant change in rigid haul truck design for 60 years” is near its end.