Constructing a Path to Better Mental Health

AK Evans Earthmoving & CJD Equipment are constructing a path to better mental health in the workplace.   AK Evans Earthmoving is a family owned equipment contractor in WA providing all types of earthmoving equipment and experienced operators to match, for hire on projects across the state. The team at AK Evans have over fifty years of industry experience and knowledge and are committed to providing excellent service to their all their customers. Over his time…

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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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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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Is the Mining Downturn Almost Over?

Australia’s 5-year mining investment slump is nearly over according to BIS Oxford Economics. In the recently released report, Mining in Australia 2017 to 2032, the economic forecasters predict that the sector will soon, once again, be adding more to the economy than it detracts. In fact, the report released late last year suggests that the end of the 2017/18 financial year will have seen a 5.5% growth in the mining sector, with investment decline grinding to…

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Studies Show Young Australians ‘Oblivious’ to Mining Industry Careers

You’d have difficulty finding an Australian who doesn’t have a friend or family member working in the mining industry. In fact, mining and METS account for one in every 10 jobs in the country. Over recent years, the boom of mining has seen many school leavers and other young people seek out a mining career, thanks largely to its high wages. Retraining by slightly older workers has also added to the pool of mining employees. Despite…

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The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX

Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO® Technic team up with children to create an autonomous concept wheel loader of the future. Now it becomes a LEGO® Technic set paving the way for real-life construction machines. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and LEGO® Technic construction toys have joined creative forces with a team of children to design a futuristic, autonomous construction machine. The result: The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX set, scheduled for release in toy…

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Certifications & Licences Required to Operate Earth Moving Machinery

  Over the last several years licencing requirements for earth moving machinery have changed. State, territory and federal governments have made efforts to make the licencing and certification process easier to understand and to navigate for business owners and potential employees. In fact, in 2011 the government brought in the Work Health & Safety Act which replaced the existing legislation from 2008. This new legislation made it much simpler for both workers and their employers to…

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International Launch of Volvo Rigid Hauler Range

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland.   Volvo CE President Melker Jernberg (right) with Volvo CE Vice President of Rigid Haulers Paul Douglas   All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in…

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Volvo Ocean Race 2018

For over four decades the Volvo Ocean Race has kept an almost mythical hold on some of the greatest ever sailors.

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Geosynthetics: What Do They Mean for Mining?

Geosynthetics offer terrain stabilisation and barrier protection which is reliable and long-lasting, unlike traditional natural materials like wood or cotton. Since the advent of polymers, and subsequently geosynthetics, in the 20th century, their strength and durability have been widely used in the civil engineering sector. And yet, their uptake in the mining industry has been somewhat slower. Despite this, the use of geosynthetics is steadily growing within the mining industry, as operators begin to understand their…

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Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers

Volvo CE is set to enter the rigid hauler market with a complete Volvo-branded range. Using the expertise of its Motherwell facility in Scotland, the range consists of four machines, starting at the 45-ton R45D and extending up to the flagship 100-ton R100E. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the…

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Reusing Disused Quarries: A Growing Opportunity

Australia’s mining boom was credited with helping to see the country through the global financial crisis almost a decade ago, and is a significant player in the economy’s continued growth. While mining will no doubt continue to be a key player in the Australian landscape for generations to come, many areas are seeing a downturn in mining operations, and subsequent abandoning of mining sites is apparent around the country. In a recent report by the Australia…

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What It Takes to Be a FIFO Worker

FIFO work involves long-distance commuting to and from a mining site, and is becoming increasingly common throughout the Australian workforce. As the Australian mining industry continues to boom in many areas, FIFO work has provided many Australians with the chance to earn an excellent income while working in an exciting field. Fly-in fly-out mining jobs, however, do present their challenges, and they’re not for everybody. Here, we discuss what it takes to be a FIFO worker….

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Quarries: Meeting Your Environmental Obligations

In conducting mining activities, including those undertaken within a quarry, businesses involved will have had to attain a number of permits and licenses. These differ between quarries and some other mining activities. According to Business Queensland:  “Because the definition of ‘mineral’ in the Mineral Resources Act 1989 excludes most materials used for construction purposes, quarry (or extractive industry) sites are largely approved and administered by local government under the Planning Act 2016.” It is important to note that while…

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Articulated VS Rigid: How to Choose the Right Truck for Your Worksite

When it comes to off road hauling, there are two main truck types: Rigid and Articulated. Both are similar in the types of technology they use but differ greatly when it comes to application. Rigid Haulers are designed to transport large, rocky and abrasive materials across well maintained roads. In contrast – Articulated Haulers are designed to handle more adverse conditions, and operate on varying grades in any weather. So how do you pick the right…

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TRUCK TIPS: How to Avoid Hydraulic Component Failure

There are a number of causes for hydraulic system faults, however, contaminated fluid is the cause 80% of the time. This is quite a substantial statistic (and one we understand you’d rather not be part of), so what can you do to protect your hauler from hydraulic component failure? Here are some helpful tips.   What causes contamination? The three types of contamination include solid particles, air and water. All of these cause some form of…

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The Future of Mining: How Trucks are Transforming the Industry

The world is steadily moving away from fossil fuels, and even China, arguably Australia’s most important mining export, is seeing a downturn in consumption of our exported product. The astronomical costs of mining have seen many firms leave the industry, and many mining sites decommissioned over the last decade. Rising expenditure and unpredictable fluctuations in prices make mining less than the golden goose it once was. In a landscape of shrinking margins, miners are turning to…

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SDLG shows latest machines at Mining Indonesia

SDLG is participating in this year’s Mining Indonesia event. The company will be presenting its newest wheel loader, the L956F, and its most recent motor grader, the G9138, at the exhibition.

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Technology is Rebuilding the Construction Industry

Technology is breaking boundaries in numerous industries, disrupting traditional processes and impacting productivity in a positive way. The construction industry is no exception – hard hats and high-vis are no longer the must haves onsite, replaced with wearable technology, drones and blueprints in the cloud.

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Bright Future Underground for Driverless Technology

Driverless technology is going underground and the future looks bright. Volvo, known for being at the forefront of driverless passenger cars, have taken their technology into trucking, pioneering platooning technology –

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Green Technology on Construction Sites

As well as being at the forefront of 21st century passenger car concept and design, Volvo is also engineering a range of heavy haulage vehicles and equipment which is set to change the way we think about the traditional construction site.

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Volvo: Moving the Earth

Victoria-based P&V Wade Earthmoving Repairs Director Phil Wade originally started off as a diesel mechanic apprentice working for a company called Goldhill in 1976. After a decade, Phil set up his own mechanical repair business with a workshop in Bunyip. 

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The Best Name in the Dirt Game

Burdett’s has been infamously operating throughout the Melbourne Metropolitan area, regional Victoria and into New South Wales for the past 47 years. Originating from humble beginnings in the 1970’s, the group has categorically grown in leaps and bounds.

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Industry-leading productivity with Volvo’s complete range of mining champions

With excavators from 35 to 90 tonnes; articulated haulers from 35 to 60 tonnes; and wheel loaders for all types of mining, Volvo CE has a complete range of state-of-the-art mining equipment with unparalleled cost per tonne performance.

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CJD is going Green

CJD is committed to responsible management of all our operations to achieve the least possible impact on the environment.

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Volvo CE predicts Significant Reduction in Carbon Emissions at Electric Site

Volvo Construction Equipment is working on an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%.

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Half a Century of Success: Celebrating the Volvo Artic Hauler

Volvo Construction Equipment is not just the leader in articulated haulers – it created the market in 1966. As the concept reaches its historic 50 year milestone, Volvo is still creating machines that go where others fear to tread.

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Oiling the Wheel of Success

“It can be frustrating that people don’t know what we can do to help them but we see that as a challenge,” says McCarthy. “More and more people are becoming aware

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