Each month our Regulars cover a variety of products and services, highlighting technological advances within the industry and presenting services offered; so too, we introduce innovations, new equipment and a behind the scenes peek as to what the industry gets up to when not at work, in our Happenings section.
Western Star has carved itself a niche as mining application dump trucks, abnormal load haulers and break-down trucks and our cover story introduces the stunning Beauty and the Beast [a Serious fairytale] showing Western Star's truck, bespoke built for the Mid-American Truck Show.
It just goes to show, you can be beautiful and capable, as this truck will undoubtedly convince you.
And in the FOCUS section we show how Taylor industrial forklift trucks now include cushion tyre industrial trucks in their line up.
With a tight turning radius, these trucks have been designed for optimum durability, enhanced operator comfort and easy maintenance.
Next Month: Read about Volvo's Leviathan truck - the massive FH16 700, aimed at the heavy duty segment in transport operations - prepared for extreme environments and difficult terrains and the Focus section see how Micromine ensures that mining operations can function to maximum efficiency without the need for specialised on-site supervision.
So, be informed and enjoy the read!
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In this issue we interview Head of Audit and Africa Mining Leader, Hein Boegman, who believes that we are not facing a ‘disaster' but certainly an increase in uncertainty as to what the future may hold within our mining sector. Makes for sobering reading.
Behind The Purchase
In the foothills of the Drakensberg (well partly, at any rate) slaving in the hot African sun is a sturdy little vehicle from New Holland: the NH D150 bulldozer, which is small in size but big in attitude! Warren Alexander, General Manager of Hyper Plant Hire (a company within the EQSTRA Holdings Group) is so satisfied with his new purchase that he is already contemplating purchasing another similar one.
JHR has recently relaunched the Jungheinrich brand, which has been represented in South Africa for almost a decade. The new offering however will be a ‘one-stop' materials handling solution - with a complete range of formidable equipment from this specialised brand.
Trucks Freight and Logistics
When it comes to off-road demands for trucking, Isuzu's new N and F-Series models offer a solution to every challenge. They match requirements for excellent angles of approach and departure, combined with an optimum wheelbase for ground clearance, while still providing a useful cargo body length.
Nissan Diesel is South Africa's top truck exporter, retaining its position by claiming a significant 46.79% of the market share during the month of June. No mean feat in this post-recession period, where companies are slowly staggering to their feet.