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More Volvo’s for Ashcourt

The Hull-based Ashcourt Group has continued to add more Volvo machines for its aggregates, civils and recycling divisions during 2018 supplied by SMT GB. Featured at this year’s Hillhead exhibition was a 34-tonne L260H loading shovel destined for Ashcourt Group’s Partridge Hall Quarry, near Pocklington, North Yorkshire. The machine, with its unique Union flag proudly displayed on the engine hood in reflective micro-prismatic vinyl panels, takes over as the quarry’s prime mover as production output is ramped up. “Moving from the smaller L150H to the L260H brings many benefits to…

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Battery Powered Mining

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, today launches its second generation of battery-operated machines that will lower mining customers’ costs and promote a healthier work environment. The battery-driven underground loaders, trucks and drill rigs launched today will create a number of benefits for mining companies globally, including improved health and safety, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower operating costs. “We at Epiroc want to help our customers boost productivity, enhance safety and cut emissions – all while lowering the total cost of operation,”…

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PlantworX Simulation Zone

Simulation technology as a training tool is a proven concept in various professional fields – for example F1 drivers, pilots and astronauts have already benefited from simulation-based training for many years. It’s only recently that immersive technology has seen rapid growth within the construction sector. Advanced simulator development for construction site machinery is being implemented by many leading construction businesses, who are using leading edge technology simulation-based operator training, as a versatile and effective tool to train operators in a safe environment. The plant and machinery sectors are seeing great results…

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