Author: Cameron Hubbard

Trychem’s Mehul Parmar tells Plant & Equipment how he and his colleagues are enabling Middle East fleet owners to capitalise on the many emissions-related benefits of AdBlue. Regulations concerning the emission of nitrogen oxides, or NOx, are tightening around the world. Formed when fuel is burned at high temperatures, these toxic gases have a detrimental impact on our environment, exacerbate global warming and negatively affect human health. Exposure to NOx can irritate the eyes, skin and respiratory system and, in some cases, even lead to conditions like bronchitis and emphysema. Diesel-powered vehicles such as cars, trucks and off-highway machinery are…

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Representatives from Liebherr and Yongmao speak to Cameron Hubbard about the Middle East’s tower cranes market, and what the future holds for these super-tall machines. Tower cranes represent a crucial tool in the modern construction arsenal, sharing city skylines with the very buildings they help create. Yet while the surface-level makeup of these machines may appear to have remained largely unchanged since their first iterations were introduced back in the mid-20th century, the technology behind these lofty luggers is constantly advancing. Globally, the tower crane market is witnessing high levels of demand. Valued at $5.29 billion in 2021, the sector…

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Komatsu’s Yuki Sugiya and Al-Bahar’s Samer Ismail tell Plant & Equipment what it takes to supply wheel loaders capable of delivering the Middle East’s growing portfolio of megaprojects. When it comes to completing construction activities with power, speed and efficiency, there is no better tool than the wheel loaders. With arm-mounted buckets capable of scooping and carrying large, heavy materials from A to B, these machines have been a common sight on construction sites the world over since time immemorial. According to research conducted by DATAINTELO, the global wheel loader market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth…

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LiuGong and High Power Equipment outline the important role their motor graders are playing in the improvement of Africa’s road transport infrastructure. Few would deny that there is room for improvement when it comes to Africa’s highway infrastructure, both in terms of quantity and quality. Data published by the World Bank shows that average road density on the continent is just 20.4km per 100km2. Only 25% of these roads are paved and poor maintenance represents a persistent problem. This situation has led to a number of disadvantages, including higher export costs and slower transit times between locations. Fortunately, equipment experts…

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