Featured Equipment: CAT 24M Grader

Featured Equipment: CAT 24M Grader

CAT 24M offers unprecedented operator comfort, reduces fatigue. With falling commodity prices and rising energy costs, decreasing production overheads is integral to any mine site’s profitability and continued operation.

CAT 24M Grader

Why do oil prices keep going down?

Why do oil prices keep going down

This January, global stock markets have plunged and sent the world of finance into a frenzy of blame. One of the factors at the centre of the blame for sinking stock prices has been the decreasing cost of oil.

oil prices

Featured equipment: Komatsu PC3000-6 Excavator

Komatsu PC3000-6 Excavator for sale

Excavators are a crucial component to production on site, they are the lynch pin to maximizing production. Any downtime costs time, money and a few grey hairs. When looking for a used excavator for sale, consider the features of the Komatsu PC 3000-6 excavator.

KOMATSU PC3000-6 EXCAVATOR

World's largest monsters of mining machines

World's largest monsters of mining machines

Mining excavators are undoubtedly the mechanised monsters of the mining world. Mining excavators are larger than dozers, wheel loaders, trucks and many other draglines and mine site vehicles. But in the class of mining excavators, there are a few machines in particular that reign supreme.

mining machines

6 fascinating facts about Caterpillar

6 fascinating facts about Caterpillar

Caterpillar has been one of the biggest names in construction and mining machinery for years, and for good reason. Their equipment is some of the best in the business. Since its inception in 1925, the company has grown from serving one industry to serving 27, and has expanded its reach from one country to 180.

facts about Caterpillar

What is a grader?

What is a grader?

At National Plant & Equipment, we always get asked questions like this when clients are after construction machines for hire. A simple answer to this poser would point out that a grader is used to level the ground during the construction process. However, when you’re as passionate about building equipment as we are, let’s look a little deeper.

road grader

How to tie down heavy equipment

How to tie down heavy equipment

If you work in haulage or with heavy mining equipment, you’ll already know that, according to the Australian regulations, the responsibility for securing heavy equipment loads rests firmly with the driver hauling the load.

secure loads

How does an excavator work?

How does an excavator work?

Ever wonder what powers an excavator and how? Excavator equipment is powered by diesel. Diesel offers the ultimate in horsepower to allow maximum efficiency. Fuelling excavator parts in this way is much more reliable than using other products, as diesel can withstand the rigours of major works.

Excavator Equipment

Featured Equipment: Caterpillar 785B Dump Truck

 Caterpillar 785B Dump Truck

With the best reputation for manufacturing quality, comfortable and durable dump trucks, Caterpillar certainly do not disappoint with the 785B. The CAT 785B model facilitates efficiency and productivity, engineered especially for high production mining by lowering costs per ton through its ability to transport high volumes. Despite having been engineered with a superior level of performance in mind, comfort is not compromised with this Caterpillar.

Caterpillar 785B Dump Truck

Space mining and water found on Mars

Space mining and water found on Mars

Equipment for mining has never been at the centre of a greater discovery: flowing water has been found on Mars. The important discovery leads us closer to discovering the answer to questions about whether the Red Planet could support life. Dark streaks on the planet were identified as hydrated salts – the signature of liquid salt water. Scientists have been working on identifying these readings for over three years, but the discovery of the dark streaks was made over a decade ago.

water found on Mars