Testing Begins at World’s First ‘Emission-Free’ Quarry

On the 29th August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering an anticipated 95% reduction in carbon emissions and 25% reduction in total cost of operations.     Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are…

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SDLG Launches L958F Wheel Loader in Australia

The 5 t-rated wheel loader is designed for heavy-load applications and will feature a Tier III engine.     At Australia’s largest agricultural event, AgQuip, in August, SDLG and CJD Equipment unveiled the L958F wheel loader to over 100,000 attendees. Replacing the older 5 t-rated LG958L, the L958F will support various construction activities, including material handling, land clearing and general earthmoving.   The Australian version of the machine will be equipped with a Dalian Deutz Tier…

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Rio Tinto Set to Sell one of its Largest Argyle Pink Diamonds as Mine Closure Looms

Since 1984, Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine has been producing some of the world’s most spectacular pink diamonds, ranging in shades from soft, blush pinks to deep reds and even purples. Each year, a tender is held for the sale of a selection of these rare diamonds, and the event draws worldwide interest. This year’s tender is set to be even more fascinating than most, with the scheduled sale of one of the largest vivid pink…

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