Capital Equipment News June 2019
For informed decision-making JUNE 2019
NEW VOLVO EC200D – DO MORE WITH LESS FUEL
MATERIALS HANDLING: Extending the reach
ON SITE – CRUSHING & SCREENING: Up to the task
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ADDRESSING THE PROCUREMENT DILEMMA
F or speedy and economic comple- tion of projects, proper procure- ment choices of equipment are of critical importance for contractors. It is also essential to know what options are available to buy the gear. In tough economic conditions, the economics of equipment is one of the most important considerations for construction and mining contractors, especially when it comes to buying options. Business owners, project managers and general contractors in the construction industry, for example, know that heavy equipment can be so costly. The benefits and potential financial risks of acquiring new or used gear should be clearly determined before any decisions are made. There are different ways of satisfying a company’s equipment needs. The most popular ones in the local market are outright purchasing and renting. There is no right or wrong in these options, but they suit just different situations for different companies. It is of essence for equipment users to pick the right option suitable for their company’s needs and, more importantly, their bank balance. Traditionally, local contractors have always favoured outright purchasing. While buying equipment offers immediate ownership and deductions for depreciation and interest can bring down a firm’s taxable income, the depreciation cost of the new machine is also likely to be high, and this raises the owning cost of the equipment and thus the unit cost of work.
Rental, on the other hand, has not always been the best of options for local contractors. But, new trends show that it is gaining momentum. Figures from some of the credible local associations show that there is a definite rise in sales to the plant hire sector, and there is a continued growing trend towards “rental with option to purchase”, rather than the investment in new equipment, as was previously the case. I believe when times are tough like this, and projects are few and far between, the rent-to-buy option is ideal for equipment users, especially the new and upcoming contractors trying to find their feet in such a cutthroat trading environment. The key benefit is that you are not on the hook in such a deal. You can try and buy the machine if you like it, and can keep using it, or return it when the rental lease expires. Additionally, the dealer maintains the unit, so the contractor avoids the expense of upkeep. If a piece of machinery breaks down, the dealer will fix it, and if the repair will take an extended amount of time, the dealer will usually exchange the broken unit with a different one. I believe there is potential to conserve capital with this option, but it is important to note that it may not always be the best choice. I believe when a construction business needs to acquire new equipment, it needs to know what suits its portfolio best. This is especially true for new and upcoming contractors.
Munesu Shoko – Editor
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To meet the needs of the local 20-t excavator market – which is currently driven by ‘budget’ oriented offerings – Babcock has launched the new, simplified Volvo EC200D crawler excavator. A competitive price and up to 12% reduction in fuel consumption makes the EC200D a cost-effective solution for general-purpose applications, writes Munesu Shoko . NEW VOLVO EC200D – DO MORE WITH LESS FUEL
Babcock has launched the new 20-t EC200D excavator in southern Africa.
T he market for 20-t excavators constitutes the bulk of the overall excavator market in South Africa. The outgoing premium Volvo EC210C has been a major force for Babcock in this market segment for many years. However, in recent years, the general-purpose excavator market has evolved, with ‘budget’ type offerings gaining favour. The trend comes on the back of tough trading conditions in the general construction and rental markets. In response to this need, Babcock has introduced the new Volvo EC200D, a perfect tool for general-purpose applications – from road construction and building projects to agriculture, landscaping and utility work. The EC200D delivers optimum swing speed, excellent combined operation, powerful digging forces and fast cycle times. The latest addition to the D-Series line-up also offers better fuel economy, helping customers improve their total cost of ownership and maximise the profitability of their business. “Following the arrival of the EC200D, we are phasing out the EC210C, which has served the market well for many years,” explains David Vaughan, MD of Babcock’s equipment division. “The 20-t excavator
“The 20-t excavator market is currently driven by simplistic entry level models. We identified the need in the marketplace, and with the EC200D, we are offering our customers a cost- effective solution with which to execute their general-purpose applications, complemented by the premium aftermarket support Babcock is renowned for.”
David Vaughan, MD of Babcock’s equipment division
“The Volvo D5 engine, delivering high torque at low rpm, works in harmony with the optimised hydraulic system and the auto-idle function for the ultimate combination of performance and fuel efficiency.”
Lance Mannix, GM Sales – Babcock’s equipment division
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A key talking point on the new machine is its improved fuel efficiency – delivering up to 12% reduction in fuel consumption when compared with its predecessor
The simplified EC200D comes at a 10% lower price than its predecessor
At the core of Babcock eminence in southern Africa is its unparalleled aftermarket support, very much in line with the company’s ‘trusted to deliver’ mantra
To help close the financing gap for its customers in southern Africa, Babcock now makes use of Volvo Financial Services, the global captive finance arm of the Volvo Group
QUICK TAKE market is currently driven by simplistic entry level models. We identified the need in the marketplace, and with the EC200D, we are offering our customers a cost-effective solution with which to execute their general-purpose applications, complemented by the premium aftermarket support Babcock is renowned for.” Volvo simplified the design of the machine, with some of the sophisticated features found on the previous model now available as
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS • The Volvo D5 engine works in harmony with optimised hydraulics and auto-idle function for up to 12% reduction in fuel consumption • Ground-level service access, centralised lubrication points and anti-slip plates make services quick and easy • Increased hydraulic flow ensures responsive, accurate control in grading and combined operations • For optimum machine weight and minimum total cost of ownership, the new boom and arm is ideal for general-purpose applications • Volvo’s intelligent ECO mode increases fuel economy
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The new Volvo EC200D is ideal for general-purpose applications – from road construction and building projects to agriculture, landscaping and utility work.
optional extras. This has significantly driven down the upfront cost of the machine. “We are looking at a substantial price difference compared with the EC210C,” says Vaughan. Do more with less fuel A key talking point on the new machine is the improved fuel efficiency – delivering up to 12% reduction in fuel consumption when compared with its predecessor. The intelligent ECO Mode optimises the hydraulic system to reduce loss of flow and pressure, without compromising digging power or swing torque. “The Volvo D5 engine, delivering high torque at low rpm, works in harmony with the optimised hydraulic system and the auto-idle function for the ultimate combination of performance and fuel efficiency,” explains Lance Mannix, GM Sales – Babcock’s equipment division. The operator has the ability to manually control flow to the hydraulics using the integrated work mode system. The operator can choose from a selection of work modes – I (Idle), F (Fine), G (General), H (Heavy) and P (Power max) mode – according to the demands of the task at hand. “With Volvo’s integrated work mode system, operators are able to choose the best mode to suit their working conditions for increased versatility,” says Mannix. To reduce waste through idling, the EC200D includes the automatic idling feature. When the machine’s controls are inactive for a preset amount of time, engine speed is reduced to idle, helping to reduce fuel consumption – and therefore running costs. Greater control Greater control over the machine not only improves fuel efficiency but also
cycle times for a more productive and profitable work shift. Most notably, the increased hydraulic flow makes it easier for the operator to improve the machine’s controllability, achieving accurate control in grading and combined operations. The operator can also expect smoother and easier movement when travelling and lifting simultaneously, as well as better grading quality from the harmonised boom and arm movement. Harmony and consistency are also evident inside the Volvo Cab. The new I-ECU monitor, for example, displays all necessary information, helping the operator stay confident and in control over the excavator at all times. “For effortless adjustment, the controls are ergonomically positioned and integrated into the keypad. Boasting all-around visibility, the spacious Volvo Cab also features an adjustable seat and ample leg room – because a comfortable operator is a productive operator,” says Mannix. It’s not only these functions that ensure the EC200D is ready to work. The D-Series excavator is durable by design, with ultimate strength and wear resistance. All components are tested and proven to provide long-lasting performance, good return on investment and high resale value. For optimum machine weight and maximum total cost of ownership, the newly designed boom and arm is the perfect choice for general-purpose applications. Trusted to deliver At the core of Babcock’s eminence in southern Africa is its unparalleled aftermarket support, very much in line with the company’s ‘trusted to deliver’ mantra. To ensure customers get maximum value out of their capital equipment investments, Babcock offers
a suite of aftermarket services, including tailor-made service contracts, trade-ins and equipment rebuilds, among others. “Over the past two and half years, we made a strategic decision to build the business on the back of our aftermarket service strategy. We have worked hard to elevate our aftermarket offering,” says Vaughan. One of the key interventions in recent years has been the complete redesign of the service and maintenance contract offering to offer tailor-made contracts suited to each customer’s operating and economic profile. Proof of the success of this strategy is the recent growth of the company’s service/ maintenance contracts portfolio. To help close the financing gap for its customers in southern Africa, Babcock now makes use of Volvo Financial Services (VFS), the global captive finance arm of the Volvo Group, following the launch of Volvo Financial Services South Africa some two years ago. Officially launched in November 2017, VFS South Africa provides financial services to customers of the Volvo Group’s truck and bus brands operating as part of Volvo Group Southern Africa, including UD Trucks, Volvo Bus, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Construction Equipment. VFS offers a full range of integrated financial solutions to dealers and customers at large. “VFS delivers services directly experience. It is the first finance choice for Volvo Group products. While VFS is a global organisation, it leverages our local expertise to ensure our southern African customers’ unique business requirements are addressed through a tailored, competitive financing solution,” concludes Vaughan. b to customers through dealerships, so customers enjoy a one-stop shop
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Liebherr Africa has introduced a new range of telescopic handlers in the local market.
Extending the reach
For the very first time, Liebherr Africa now offers a range of telescopic handlers following the introduction of Liebherr’s new generation line in the local market, writes Munesu Shoko .
I nitially rolled out to the global markets last year, Liebherr’s new range of telescopic handlers is now available for the local market through Liebherr Africa. The first units arrived in Sep- tember last year, and a few have already been deployed in the field. Tendayi Kudumba, GM: Earthmoving Equipment at Liebherr Africa, says the extensive line of telescopic handlers will address the needs of several customer groups. The two model lines comprise the top-of-the- range models for materials handling or production applications (identified by the suffix S), as well as the simple, cost-optimised models for stacking and lifting applications. Models in detail Each model line has eight new models, available in 26 different versions. The range’s load bearing capacity
spans from 3,2 t to 6 t, with a lift height from 6 m to 10 m. The value range comprises the T 35-6; T 32-7; T 36-7; T 41-7; T 33-10, T 46-7; T 55-7 and T 60-9. The premium range comprises the T 35-6s; T 32-7s; T 36-7s; T 41-7s; T 33-10s, T 46-7s; T 55-7s and T 60-9s. “The value range is targeted at construction markets, including civil engineering, road construction, demolition and building construction. The premium range fits the bill for industrial applications, including timber, sawmill, waste recycling and compost plants, among others,” explains Kudumba. The major difference between the value and premium range is that the value range’s working movements are hydraulically driven, while those of the premium range are electronically driven, offering faster and more responsive operation. “The value range is a standard line, with a standard drivetrain and standard cabin, offering a standard performance. The premium range is
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The range’s performance has been improved as a result of the complete redesign of the hydraulics.
a high-performance line with a comfort cabin,” explains Marilynne Taylor, sales administrator manager at Liebherr Africa. The value model line is designed to work between 500 and 1 200 hours per annum, while the premium range, because of its high-performance nature, is an 800 to 2 000-hour per annum model line. Meanwhile, Liebherr Africa will offer the T 32-7s and its base model – with a 3,2 t lift capacity and a 7 m lift height – as a stock unit due to the popularity of this size in the local market. Another model of interest currently is the T 33-10s, together with its base model, due to the 10 m lifting capacity. However, the later will be available on order, as with the rest of the models in the range. Game changer Driving the new generation of the Liebherr telehandlers are the preferred Deutz engines with a displacement of 3,6 ℓ with 100 kW, as well as a displacement of 4,1 ℓ with 115 kW of power. To ensure compatibility with lower diesel grades, Liebherr is offering emission Stage IIIa for markets that are barely regulated, or are not regulated at all. Kudumba says the new Liebherr telehandler range is a game changer. Whereas most competitive products come with a torque converter, Liebherr’s new
Liebherr’s new range of telehandlers offers lifting heights from 6 m to 10 m
6 m to 10 m
3,2 t to 6 t loading capacity
The range’s load bearing capacity extends from 3,2 t to 6 t
Hydrostatically driven, the new telescopic handlers have a maximum speed of 40 km/hour
max 40 km/hour
In addition to the Liebherr quick coupler, several other quick couplers compatible with machine hitches from other OEMs are also available
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range of telescopic handlers is driven by a hydrostatic transmission. The hydrostatic drive is said to offer several benefits. “This type of transmission allows the operator to easily adjust the telehandler's speed, torque and power, as well as provide dynamic braking capabilities,” says Kudumba. “In addition, hydrostatic telehandlers have fewer moving parts, which makes servicing the machine easier. Another key advantage is the lower fuel consumption due to improved performance at lower engine rpm,” adds Kudumba. The new Liebherr telescopic handlers have a maximum speed of 40 km/hour. As an alternative, versions with throttled speeds of 20 or 30 km/h are available. “With operational costs in mind, the new range is braked without wear due to the hydrostatic drive’s self-stoppage function. Meanwhile, Liebherr’s Auto Hill Assist function, which comes as standard, ensures safety and maximum driving comfort when travelling over uneven ground thanks to the automatic activation of the parking brake,” explains Kudumba. The machines’ performance is said to have been improved as a result of the complete redesign of the hydraulics. “As an alternative to the established working hydraulics in the value models, we have equipped the S models with high- performance hydraulics,” explains Kudumba. “A powerful load sensing working hydraulic pump with an oil output of 160 ℓ /min and a control block with load-independent flow rate distribution enable overlapping working movements, ensuring dynamic and rapid operating cycles.” Another key talking point is that, for increased versatility, different machine hitches are offered for all models in the new generation of Liebherr telescopic handler models ex-works. In addition to the Liebherr quick coupler, several other quick couplers compatible with machine hitches from other OEMs, including Manitou, Kramer and JCB, are also available. “This means that customers can also use their existing tool attachments from other manufacturers on the Liebherr telescopic handlers,” says Taylor. Meanwhile, Liebherr has also entered into a strategic sales partnership to further increase its telehandler market reach. In March 2015, Liebherr entered into an OEM partnership with the Claas Group. The collaboration entails the development, production and supply of significant quantities of telescopic handlers
Available in two model lines, the new range of Liebherr’s telescopic handlers offers lifting heights from 6 m to 10 m.
“The value range is targeted at construction markets, including civil engineering, road construction, demolition and building construction. The premium range fits the bill for industrial applications, such as timber, sawmill, waste recycling and compost plants.”
Tendayi Kudumba, GM: Earthmoving Equipment at Liebherr Africa
“In addition to the Liebherr quick coupler, several other quick couplers compatible with machine hitches from other OEMs, including Manitou, Kramer and JCB, are also available. This means that customers can also use their existing tool attachments from other manufacturers on the Liebherr telescopic handlers.”
Marilynne Taylor, sales administrator manager at Liebherr Africa
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driver to focus on the steering wheel at all times,” says Taylor, adding that this significantly contributes to efficient and safe working. These features were recently recognised when the new T46-7 model was awarded two design prizes even before its official market launch. The German Design Council named the model as the winner of the renowned “German Design Award 2018” in the transportation category, especially for its ideal visibility and dynamic appearance. It also won the “Red Dot Product Design Award 2017”. Meanwhile, a wide range of options allows the new telescopic handlers to be configured for specific applications. For example, Liebherr offers ex-works a reversible fan for cleaning the radiator and additional safety guards or covers for the travel drive and main frame. This is complemented by several other features such as the automatic pressure relief of the working hydraulics to make replacing tool attachments simple; an additional hydraulic circuit for actuating further functions on the boom head; as well as a separate control option for the hydraulic oil flow rate in the working hydraulics. b
Different machine hitches are offered for all models in the new generation of Liebherr telescopic handler models ex-works.
through the Claas distribution network. Kudumba says the agreement with Claas expands the OEM’s sales potential, especially into the agricultural sector, in addition to its traditional target segments of the construction sector. A few units have already been sold locally to the agricultural sector through the Claas distribution network. Key features In line with today’s machine designs where feedback from customers informs the design process, Liebherr says application-specific user requirements were used as crucial design criteria for its new generation of telehandlers. Greater visibility, as well as intuitive and convenient operation, were particularly of special focus during the design process. “The machines’ design guarantees ideal visibility of the load to the front, as well as to the side and the rear. This helps with high machine productivity and ensures optimum safety,” says Kudumba. Visibility is particularly achieved through the very low linkage point of the telescopic boom and by the edges, which slope outwards, and therefore the engine bonnet which follows the line of sight. With an all- round windscreen and the narrow internal ROPS/FOPS guard which is adapted to the line of sight, the cab contributes to providing the best view of the load. Based on Liebherr’s understanding that a comfortable operator is a productive one, several design aspects pay attention to intuitive operation, comfort and ergonomics. “The 5-in-1 joystick installed in the value models, or the multifunctional joystick integrated into the S models, enables all essential operating functions to be carried out using single-arm operation to allow the
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The MXT 840 has been designed to work well in all types of conditions and terrain.
Lifting into developing markets The Manitou group has launched two new telehandlers specifically designed for developing markets – Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Unveiled at a recent event attended by Munesu Shoko of Capital Equipment News in Phuket, Thailand, the new units are specially adapted to the needs of emerging markets, with lower total cost of ownership at the centre of their development.
M anitou Group has launched its new Manitou MXT 840 and Gehl TX 408 telehandler models specifically designed for emerging markets. The new solutions are said to respond to user needs in these markets – with special design focus on increased versatility, productiv- ity, safety, reliability, simplicity and, above all, lower total cost of ownership. Michel Denis, president and CEO of Manitou Group, considers markets such as China, India, Australia, Russia, Asia and Africa as strategic. He believes that construction activity in these countries will further drive the telehandler market well into the future. “Telehandler users in developing markets have certain expectations from their machines, and chief among them are simplicity,
productivity, safety, reliability and cost efficiency,” says Denis. “With the new Manitou MXT 840 and Gehl TX 408 telehandlers, we have responded to these needs.” The new models will be available at Manitou and Gehl dealerships in the Asian, Middle Eastern and East European markets starting mid-June 2019. However, Steve Ryder, MD Manitou Middle East & Manitou Southern Africa, expects the new machines to arrive in Africa during the fourth quarter of this year. Why developing markets? Laurent Bonnaure, Manitou Group’s executive vice president – Global Sales & Marketing, says due to profound changes in many metropolitan areas, there is a wave of transportation infrastructure projects, including highways
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The Gehl TX 408’s oscillating rear axle ensures excellent stability and traction for the operator.
Key specs Model
Hydraulic flow rate
MXT 840 / TX408
86,4 ℓ /min
and subways, along with residential and commercial construction projects in developing markets. The projects contribute to the construction industry’s current economic health throughout the world. Bonnaure reasons that emerging markets are certainly catching up with the progress of the developed economies and according to many analysts they will catch up to many developed economies by 2020. This of course will cause a significant shift in the balance of power across the global economy and will represent vast new opportunities for domestic and international businesses. For example, he notes that China, India and Asia at large have a population of 3-billion people. As has been the case for a good few years now, China – the second largest economy in the world – is gaining ground on the United States. India is projected to overtake the UK by 2020 to become the fifth largest economy in the world, while its economy recently surpassed China’s to become the world’s fastest growing large economy. India will also invest more in construction than the United States in the next three years. Elsewhere, Africa’s population is expected to double to 2,2-billion by 2050.
Manitou group has launched its new Manitou MXT 840 and Gehl TX 408 telehandler models specifically designed for emerging markets
The telehandler market is expected to grow its value 17 times than its current value to 60 000 units in Asia, Middle East and Africa in the next 10 years
GROW 17 TIMES
With a 7,6 m lifting height for a maximum capacity of 4 t, the Manitou MXT 840 and the Gehl TX 408 telehandlers are particularly suitable for building construction
With a high ground clearance of 39 cm, the MXT 840 and the TX 408 are especially designed to tackle difficult terrain in all weather conditions
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With higher GDP growth rates, higher household incomes and with generally younger populations, African economies will begin to play an even more important role in the global economy. Construction activity will gain pace as cities battle to catch up with the ever growing population. “The new world order presents both challenges and opportunities. People in emerging markets are migrating to cities, resulting in the need to build higher buildings, expand malls, roads and bridges,” says Bonnaure. “Research shows that 90% of the urban population growth will take place in Asian and African countries.” Bonnaure says mechanisation and palletisation, coupled with the increased need for productivity and safety, will drive demand for materials handling solutions in these markets. He notes that the telehandler market is thus expected to grow its value 17 times than its current value to 60 000 units in Asia, Middle East and Africa in the next 10 years. “To help with large-scale works in these countries, we are broadening our materials handling offering with the two telehandlers to help users increase their productivity. Intelligent, robust solutions optimise the works’ profitability, and the users’ total cost of ownership continuously decreases. These models’ versatility is also a response to the needs of projects in emerging countries, where equipment is sometimes limited,” says Bonnaure. “Our ambition is to develop the telehandler market through models that are easy to use, robust and that have a total ownership cost suitable to the local users. The 6 m to 10 m telehandler segment in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa represents a significant part of the telehandler market. It therefore provides growth leverage for the group. Our choice is also justified by the telehandler equipment needs that are growing significantly in the short and long term due to progressive modernisation projects in those regions,” adds Kévin Arnou, product manager at Manitou Group. Machines in detail With a 7,6 m lifting height for a maximum capacity of 4 t, the Manitou MXT 840 and the Gehl TX 408 telehandlers are particularly suitable for building construction and can easily extend to two floors. Fernand Mira, president of the Material Handling & Access Division, says the
“Telehandler users in developing markets have certain expectations from their machines, and chief among them are simplicity, productivity, safety, reliability and cost efficiency. With the new Manitou MXT 840 and Gehl TX 408 telehandlers, we have responded to these needs.”
Michel Denis, president and CEO of Manitou Group
“Intelligent, robust solutions optimise the works’ profitability, and the users’ total cost of ownership continuously decreases. These models’ versatility is in response to the needs of projects in emerging countries, where equipment is sometimes limited.”
Laurent Bonnaure, Manitou Group’s executive vice president – Global Sales & Marketing
“The two telehandlers can perform an array of jobs, thanks to a wide range of attachments made for construction, such as forks, buckets and winches. Their compatibility with all Gehl and Manitou attachments make their application possibilities wider.”
Fernand Mira, President of the Material Handling & Access Division
Manitou MXT 840 and the Gehl TX408 telehandlers effectively respond to user needs in developing markets. “They can perform a vast array of jobs, thanks to a very wide range of attachments made for construction, such as forks, buckets and winches. Their compatibility with all Gehl and Manitou attachments make their application possibilities wider. The telehandlers also allow operators to work safely on site,” says Mira. The two telehandlers are all-terrain machines, making them perfect for tough working conditions in Africa. Equipped with a four-wheel steering, the telehandlers can be controlled in three
steering modes: two-wheel steering, four-wheel steering, or crab mode to make lateral movement easier. “The two front steering wheels offer greater safety on the road. The four steering wheels allow for easy manoeuvrability in all circumstances. The crab mode is for sideway and tricky unloading manoeuvre,” says Mira. “With a high ground clearance of 39 cm, the MXT 840 and the TX 408 are especially designed to tackle difficult terrain and can work in all weather conditions such as rain and mud. A turning circle of just 3,9 m, combined with four steering wheels saves you
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The four-wheel drive and excellent drawbar pull allow operators to negotiate all types of surfaces and slopes with a gradient up to 47%.
time. There is no need for three-point turns to get around the construction site,” says Mira. The four-wheel drive and excellent drawbar pull allow operators to negotiate all types of surfaces and slopes with a gradient up to 47%. “The Adaptive Transmission increases the drawbar pull of the machine, which provides optimum handling for work that requires a lot of torque. Combined with a four-speed gearbox (front/rear), it optimises moving speed and tractive effort depending on the work to be done,” adds Mira. With safety in mind, an oscillating rear axle ensures excellent stability and traction for the operator. A longitudinal stability indicator gives the operator information about outreach and lifting height capabilities, which helps the operator use the machine safely. Another key feature, especially for developing markets, is the simple nature of the two telehandler models. Start-up is done in less than 30 seconds. Easy to use levers control lifting/lowering of the boom, telescopic boom extension and retraction, as well as scooping/tipping and the attachment hydraulic line. The machines come with a simple and proven coupling system. The Manitou fork carriage can easily change the attachment in just a few seconds. More importantly, Bonnaure says the new machines – manufactured in India – come at a 20% less price than their European-made counterparts. That, coupled with lower total cost of ownership, translates into great value for Manitou Group’s customers operating in developing markets. b
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ON SITE – CRUSHING AND SCREENING
Up to the task
Crushing and screening contractor, Casmar Mining, has deployed a pair of its large Sandvik mobiles to help Chilwavhusiku Colliery supplement its coal volumes while building a new plant on site, writes Munesu Shoko .
A train of Sandvik mobiles is up to the task of crushing high-grade coal destined for export markets at Chilwavhusiku Colliery, a fully black- owned mine based in Bronkhorstspruit. To sup- plement volumes during the commissioning of a new plant, the colliery sought the services of Casmar Mining, a well-respected name in the contract crushing and screening space. Casmar Mining has been on site since October 2018. To execute the task at hand, Casmar Mining has deployed its Sandvik QJ341 jaw crusher and QE441 scalping screen. The Sandvik QJ341 is the largest in the Sandvik premium range of tracked jaw crushers, while the QE441 is also the largest heavy duty scalper in Sandvik’s premium range of equipment. Run of mine (ROM) material is fed into the two-deck QE441 scalping screen. “We are pre-scalping before crushing because the ROM has a lot of fines. Only oversize material reports to the jaw crusher,” explains Deon Engelbrecht, Casmar Mining’s site manager. The first deck of the QE441 screens out -50 mm material, and the bottom deck screens out -25 mm material. The jaw crusher is set on a 50 mm closed side setting, and produces a well-accepted percentage of -50 mm product.
High throughput Engelbrecht says the two machines were specifically deployed on the project because of their high throughput capability, which allows the contractor to meet the high production requirements of the project. “The machines are running very well. We are producing between 1 500 t and 1 700 t per shift (6am to 6pm),” says Engelbrecht. The QJ341, featuring a 1 200 x 750 / 47 x 29” jaw, is capable of delivering high outputs with sound reduction ratios. It comes fitted with many user-friendly features, such as hydraulic adjustment and a reversible jaw, as well as a PLC control system and colour screen for ease of operation. It is also fitted with a hydraulic raise and lower conveyor, making it ideal for coal, as well as recycling and quarrying applications. Some of the key benefits of the machine include the Danfoss hydraulic control system for greater efficiency with all controls located at ground level for ease of access and maintenance. The full PLC control system and Danfoss colour screen allow visual data output of all plant operating parameters. The QJ341’s load control system for feeder drive ensures
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Casmar Mining has deployed its Sandvik QJ341 jaw crusher and QE441 scalping screen to crush high-grade coal destined for export markets at Chilwavhusiku Colliery
1 500 T AND 1 700 T PER SHIFT
The two machines are producing between 1 500 t and 1 700 t per shift
Casmar Mining is one of the largest operators of Sandvik mobiles in South Africa. By the end of April this year, its Sandvik fleet reached 18 units
The new units recently supplied to Casmar Mining come with Sandvik’s My Fleet telematics system, while the company’s existing mobile crushing and screening units are scheduled for telematics retrofitting
continuous, uninterrupted crushing. The steel pipe work used extensively gives superior heat dissipation and provides a maintenance-free sealing solution. The speed wheel fitted to main conveyor stops the feeder, negating the need to dig out a heavily loaded conveyor. The QE441, designed for high-volume production, has a large crusher-style chassis and is capable of handling tough material in harsh environments. “Whether it’s working before or after a primary crusher or as a stand-alone unit, the QE441 is designed to deliver high production with clean separation,” says Richard Young, sales engineer Crushing & Screening for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa. The QE441 offers user-friendly features on the i-Series screens, including an electrical control system which improves both operational effectiveness and machine safety. It also comes equipped with an apron feeder, reinforced hopper doors and impact bar lined overs conveyor – all as standard. The QE441 has a total scalping area of 5,5 x 1,75 m / 5 x 1,75 m, allowing for enormous rates of production. It is also capable of being fed by large crushers or loaders, yet precise enough to produce accurate product sizes. “The machine also comes with a heavy duty crusher-type chassis designed to accommodate interchangeable side
The two Sandvik mobiles are producing between 1 500 t and 1 700 t per shift.
and Postmasburg in Northern Cape. Our QE441 range is currently working all over South Africa and in Botswana on different applications. We currently have on order 2 x QI441HS impactors and 1 x UJ440i jaw crusher to be deployed in coal production,” says Johann Raab, owner of Casmar Mining. Why Sandvik? “There is an array of suppliers out there that will probably be able to supply us with the same type of equipment, but as an end user, we are after the best quality and client service. Casmar stays loyal to the mobile division because of the quality of the product and support,” says Raab. Glenn Schoeman, business line manager Crushing & Screening for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa, says Sandvik has over the years worked closely
conveyors and is compatible for two-way or three-way split configurations. It also comes with a feeder load sensing facility to prevent blockages and unnecessary downtime,” says Young. Close cooperation Casmar Mining is one of the largest operators of Sandvik mobiles in South Africa. The mining contractor has been running Sandvik mobiles for the past 10 years. Its very first machine, a QA430 double-deck screen, was purchased in 2009. By the end of April this year, Casmar Mining’s Sandvik fleet reached 18 units. “Our QJ341 jaw crusher range currently works on a wide range of applications – from road construction in Madikwe to coal mining in Middelburg, Witbank, Stofberg
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ON SITE – CRUSHING AND SCREENING
The QE441 has a total scalping area of 5,5 x 1,75 m / 5 x 1,75 m, allowing for enormous rates of production.
with Casmar Mining to understand the mining contractor’s business model. Through an open communication channel, there is a better understanding of the challenges faced by both companies, the future requirements of Casmar Mining and how Sandvik can accommodate them. “A business partnership should have aligned fundamentals. The strength of Sandvik's core values keeps our business relationship with Casmar Mining on a positive trajectory. Casmar Mining has full confidence in Sandvik to conduct business with their best interests at heart,” says Schoeman. “Another advantage for Casmar Mining is that we have a pool of expertise to assist them, all the way from process application and equipment selection to product support and new technology developments to meet the needs of an ever changing crushing and screening environment,” adds Schoeman. Tech matters The new units recently supplied to Casmar Mining come with Sandvik’s My Fleet telematics system, while the company’s existing mobile crushing and screening units are scheduled for telematics retrofitting. “The Sandvik technology is an advantage to Casmar, ensuring high availability of units operating in the field through close monitoring by both Casmar and Sandvik,” says Schoeman. Sandvik has long been regarded as a market leader in process automation and through the introduction of My Fleet, the OEM has added a powerful monitoring, control and data collection tool for its range of mobile crushing and screening equipment. “With access provided via a cloud solution, the new functionality is designed to eliminate guesswork and provide the hard data needed for informed business
decisions. My Fleet has been purpose developed to help Sandvik customers know exactly how equipment is being utilised,” says Young. Collection and accurate monitoring of a wide array of parameters facilitates accurate production forecasting, ensuring that the most efficient use is obtained from equipment, thereby maximising return on investment. Sandvik offers a two tier package, providing equipment owners with a basic (My Fleet Freemium) and more comprehensive offering (My Fleet Premium) to choose from. With both packages, customers have unlimited online access to the Sandvik portal 24/7 365 days a year. My Fleet Freemium offers a basic package including the following parameters: fleet overview, machine utilisation and GSM location. With My Fleet Premium, customers have access to a wide array of parameters for a more in-depth analysis and monitoring of the equipment. These include all Freemium parameters, as well as alarms and fault finding; service intervals; geofencing; machine utilisation, including fuel consumption; detailed engine data including temperatures; pressure, RPM, DEF level and engine hours; and detailed plant data for key components – crusher, feeder, conveyors and clutch (where applicable). Sandvik My Fleet Premium package is available as a retrofit kit for existing models of Sandvik equipment. Retrofit kits are available for i-Series models onwards. Maintenance regime Casmar Mining has a very strong maintenance philosophy, which is supported by Sandvik. “Casmar has a number of crushing and screening contracts across South Africa in varying
Deon Engelbrecht, Casmar Mining’s site manager (left), with Richard Young, sales engineer Crushing & Screening for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa.
The Sandvik QJ341 is the largest in the Sandvik premium range of tracked jaw crushers.
applications, hence the importance of working closely with them to meet the requirements for each site,” says Schoeman. “We cannot stress the importance of the Sandvik support staff, all the way from management, specialists to service personnel, in helping customers keep their machines running. Sandvik’s customer focus is a key element in keeping Casmar’s Sandvik mobile crushing and screening units running efficiently,” adds Schoeman. Due to a strong maintenance regime, Raab doesn’t believe in replacement cycles of his equipment. “I don’t believe that there is a replacement cycle if you look after your fleet. With proper care and attention, machines can last for a long time. Casmar has its own workshop where we refurbish machines, and this contributes to an extended lifespan. However, I think, in general, replacement cycles should be anything between 8 and 10 years,” concludes Raab. b
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BAUMA REVIEW – CRUSHING & SCREENING
The heart of Terex Finlay’s new 883+ heavy duty screener is the new triple shaft screenbox, featuring two “true” full size 16’ x 5’ screening decks.
introducing New crushing and screening innovations
At this year’s bauma 2019, crushing and screening OEMs rolled out a range of new crushing and screening solutions that speak directly to the needs of today’s mines and quarries, writes Munesu Shoko .
A t bauma 2019, several crushing and screening OEMs showcased new crushing and screening solutions aimed at ensuring that mining and quarrying operations – and their profits – stay up and running, uninterrupted. The new solutions address parameters of importance such as productivity, uptime, efficiency and total cost of ownership. Terex Finlay had one of its largest ever machine line ups at bauma 2019, with four machines from its crushing and screening line up – the J-1160 jaw crusher; 883+ triple shaft screener; TF-75L low level feeder; and the TC-80 tracked conveyor. In addition to the machine line up, Terex Finlay also introduced its T-Link telematics system, as well as its new OMNI system. OMNI is an exciting new tablet-based technology that puts operators in control of their equipment from the safety of the cab of their excavator or shovel. MCCloskey demonstrated its continued growth with an exciting roster of new products. A key talking point was
the unveiling of the S250 Screener, said to be one of the world’s largest tracked mobile screeners. Additionally, McCloskey used the grand platform to unveil its I Series impact crusher line up, the I54Rv3 and I34R. Metso launched a couple of new products. Of interest to Capital Equipment News was the new, compact mobile screen for entry-level businesses, the Lokotrack ST2.3 mobile multi-use screen. This was also joined by the latest addition to the versatile MX(TM) Multi-Action cone crusher series, the MX3, which enables improved crusher productivity and lower operating costs with a design optimised especially for mid-sized quarrying. Metso also announced the expansion of its community- friendly Lokotrack Urban(TM) series mobile crushing and screening plant range. Keestrack displayed a total of nine processing plants. The theme of its exhibit was the cost-effective hybrid and plug-in electrification of plant drives, which the company not only implements in new model generations and spectacular innovations, but consistently in all
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The S250’s hydraulic screenbox linkage system allows for greater accessibility for screen change and enables optimum screen coverage at varying screenbox angles.
At bauma 2019, crushing and screening equipment manufacturers showcased new solutions that address parameters of importance such as productivity, uptime, efficiency and total cost of ownership
performance classes of its crushing, screening and handling solutions. Kleemann reasons that modern crushing plants have become more and more complex as their requirements rise. At the same time, the technology must be safe and as simple as possible to operate – and without lengthy instruction and familiarisation periods. With that in mind, at bauma 2019 Kleemann showcased innovative solutions for safe and simple operation of crushing and screening plants. Terex Finlay New from Terex Finlay were the 883+ (triple shaft) heavy duty screener and the TF-75L low level feeder. The new Terex Finlay 883+ features a triple shaft screenbox that is ideal for working in dry and sticky applications, including quarrying, mining, sand, gravel, construction and demolition debris, as well as recycling applications. The heart of the new model is the new triple shaft screenbox, featuring two “true” full size 16’ x 5’ screening decks. The triple-shaft design of the new screenbox employs an oval motion stroke to generate an aggressive screening action, reducing plugging and blinding over the screen decks to ultimately provide a quality product with high tonnage output.
Terex Finlay showcased the capabilities of its OMNI by Terex, a revolutionary new system that will help improve jobsite safety and efficiency in operating crushing and screening equipment
McCloskey’s major exhibit was the S250 screener, said to be one of the world’s largest track mobile screeners
Metso launched a couple of new products; of interest was the new, compact mobile screen for entry-level businesses, the Lokotrack ST2.3 mobile multi-use screen
Keestrack displayed a total of nine processing plants. The theme of its exhibit was the cost-effective hybrid and plug-in electrification of plant drives
Kleemann showcased innovative solutions for safe and simple operation of crushing and screening plants
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