Keep your equipment in service for longer

Keep your equipment in service for longer

Let’s face it – unfortunately vehicles and machinery are not made to last a lifetime. Sooner or later they either need major repairs or replacement. Eventually, new technologies are impossible to resist.

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Are Mining Companies Australia’s largest pastoral lease holders?

Are Mining Compaines Australia’s largest pastoral lease holders?

You might be surprised to learn that mining giants like Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton lease and manage huge swathes of pastoral land here in Australia, although you’d struggle to find mention of it in their annual reports. Transparency issues aside, what is it that attracts mining companies to farm cattle?

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How to get your equipment mine site ready

How to get your equipment mine site ready

Mine specification or “mine spec” is a term used to describe modifications made to vehicles and mining equipment to improve safety standards on mine sites.

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Featured Equipment: Komatsu HD785-7 Dump Truck

Featured Equipment: Komatsu HD785-7 Dump Truck

Building on the strengths of its predecessor, the Komatsu HD785-5, a new leader in mining dump trucks has emerged. Presenting, the Komatsu HD785‑7 or “Dash 7” as it’s known on site.

Komatsu HD785‑7

Money trail shows Brisbane still Qld’s biggest mining town

Money trail shows Brisbane still Qld’s biggest mining town

Using only 0.1% of Queensland’s land mass, the resources sector reportedly contributed $64.8 billion to the Queensland economy in 2014-2015. And the money trail can’t be denied with direct and indirect spending putting Brisbane as Queensland’s biggest mining town.

Brisbane Qld’s biggest mining town

What is heavy equipment?

What is heavy equipment?

What does heavy equipment mean to you, and is there a clear-cut definition? In today’s workforce, the consensus is that heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles that are specifically designed for construction and earthmoving tasks.

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Featured Equipment: Hitachi ZX870H Excavator

Featured Equipment: Hitachi ZX870H Excavator

Hydraulic excavators and wheel loaders can both move materials at mine sites, but how do you know which one is more effective?

Hitachi ZX870H Excavator

ABS releases mining statistics for 2014

ABS releases mining statistics for 2014

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has releaseed the mining industry statstistics from 2014. How did Australia fair?

How did Australia fair?

Help is at hand thanks to new transport app

Help is at hand thanks to new transport app

The Trans-Help Foundation, with support from Iveco Trucks Australia, has released a mobile app designed to boost workplace health and safety for transport drivers while on the road.

Trans-Help Foundation app

The 7 biggest LNG projects in the world

The 7 biggest LNG projects in the world

Here at National Plant & Equipment, we're always interested in seeing the latest statistics surrounding the oil and gas industry. So when we came across an infographic showing the seven largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects on Earth, by Mirage Machines, we knew we had to share it.

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