Modern Mining February 2019


says Buys. “It’s the ideal match for our Volvo A40G articulated hauler and customers who buy the A40G will often take the EC750D as well.” On the subject of Volvo’s articulated haulers, Vaughan says that Babcock is doing extremely well with them. “We have a very substantial slice of the market. Our biggest seller is the A40G, which has a 39-tonne payload. It has

phase to liaise with customers and gauge their needs in terms of what they expected from a high-end excavator. The EC950E tops out what is a very exten- sive range of Volvo crawler excavators, with the most popular machines with mining customers being the EC480D in the 50-tonne class and the EC750D in the 70-tonne class. “We’ve noticed a surge in demand for the EC750D in particular,”

The Volvo EC950E crawler excavator is a perfect match for the Volvo A60H articulated hauler. The flagship Volvo L350H wheel loader at work at the Schutsekama alluvial diamond mine of Steyn Diamante.

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