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  • Volvo CE machines in the Jangchimi limestone quarry Volvo CE fleet ensures safe Jangchimi quarry limestone extractionMachines from Volvo Construction Equipment are helping a South Korean quarry meet production targets 170m below ground. On a chilly November morning in Jecheon, in the heart of South Korea,...
  • Krupp HM 400 hydraulic breaker avatar The hydraulic breaker is now 50 years oldIt is now 50 years since the first hydraulic breakers were manufactured. Atlas Copco Construction Tools, based at Essen in Germany, is celebrating the 50th anniversary since it launched its very...
  • navvy submerged in the Blue Lagoon Operation restoration for historic Ruston Proctor Steam shovelRestoration work currently underway in the UK is set to restore the world's oldest surviving steam shovel to full working order Steam shovels, or navvys, once helped mechanise quarries throughout...
  • Chinese-built bulldozers Early Chinese-made bulldozerThe bulldozer is a key machine for earthmoving operations and can play an important role in setting up new quarry sites writes Mike Woof. Bulldozers are also widely used in haul road construction and...
  • wheeled loader fitted with Erlau chains Tyre protection chain inventor Erlau celebrates 70 years since patentGerman company Erlau celebrates 70 years since the first chain link designed for tyre protection. A small drawing registered by Erlau in 1943 marks a pivotal moment in the history of bulk materials...
  • The Speeder Historic Caterpillar collection to stay in New ZealandA world-renowned collection of 36 rare and historic Caterpillar machines is to stay in New Zealand. This has been made possible by Ben Gough, executive director of Gough Group, and his sister Gina...
  • RD 017 dump truck Dump truck design moves forwardRigid dump truck design has come a long way, writes Mike Woof. The rigid dump truck was a US development, with the Euclid Trac-Truk of 1931 being the world's first, purpose-built off-highway dump...
  • Cemex locomotive from Barrington Cement Quarry Train Takes Final JourneyAfter 45 years a quarry train makes its final trip to a specialist museum. Patrick Smith reports. The future of the last remaining quarry train, which is on display at a Cemex plant, has been...
  • Deep blue sea Cemex UK's deep blue seaThe 19th book in a series putting the spotlight on conservation issues has just been published Abook on marine ecosystems conservation is the latest in a series of conservation-based books developed...
  • Haver & Boecker family business Overseas expansion for German family businessA medium-sized family-run company that has close links with the quarrying industry is celebrating 125 years in business. According to the memoirs of Carl Haver junior (1884-1976), which the son of...
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