Author: P&E Staff

Epiroc and Gold Fields Australia formally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner on the development of the next generation of underground mine trucks. The companies will work in a formal partnership to develop and test a proof of concept for the Minetruck MT65 E-Drive with the aim of having a prototype at Gold Fields’ Granny Smith Mine site in Western Australia at the beginning of 2024. A diesel-electric mine truck combines a traditional combustion engine with electric drive system technology, providing the opportunity of significantly reducing the amount of diesel used across a mine’s fleet and increasing…

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Following the convincing performance of its first PHOENIX E, LEOS has acquired a second battery-powered towbarless aircraft tractor from Goldhofer. The first PHOENIX E battery-powered towbarless aircraft tractor from Goldhofer has been in successful operation at Frankfurt Airport since January 2022. In its first nine months of service, the tow tractor has handled more than 4,000 zero-emission pushbacks and maintenance tows. The trend is clear: Environmentally friendly air travel starts on the ground. Lufthansa LEOS is accordingly committed to an ongoing shift to sustainable, zero-emission ground operations and in this context has chosen to invest in the battery-powered towbarless aircraft…

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Clark has equipped the popular GTS series with new HMC diesel and LPG engines. The environmentally friendly industrial engines comply with EU emission level 5 and ensure equally powerful and economical operation. The GTS series consists of diesel and LPG forklifts with lifting capacities from 2 to 3.3 t and lifting heights of up to 7315 mm. As is standard at Clark, the GTS series is also built according to the “built to last” principle and accordingly has a solid construction with high-quality and durable components. The standard wet multi-disc brakes, the transmission in separate design, the stable, vibration-free steering axle and…

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Recently, CASE Construction Equipment (CE) and its country distributor CTC Group introduced the CX220C LC HD excavator in Sudan. The new excavator’s lower fuel usage and lower total cost of ownership were highlighted at the unveiling ceremony. In the recent months, CTC Group studied and analyzed how much fuel the CX220C LC HD excavator saves fleet owners in Sudan annually in contrast to other models. This 22-ton excavator is driven by a fuel-efficient FPT engine that is intended to improve fuel efficiency and machine performance by up to 10%. It is built for demanding applications including quarrying, forestry, road building, earthmoving,…

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The 10,000th FAW truck has rolled out of the FAW Trucks assembly plant in Gqeberha. FAW Trucks continues to be a big contributor to the Eastern Cape economy. The production facility produces the entire FAW Trucks model range. FAW Trucks offer a locally produced model range that continues to represent robust solutions and excellent value for money in the extra-heavy, heavy, medium and light commercial segments of the South African vehicle market. The popularity of the FAW Trucks model range has been endorsed by the fact that the 10,000th unit has rolled off their production line in just eight years.…

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The Mexican crane and heavy transport company ESEASA ordered five rough terrain cranes and two all-terrain cranes from Liebherr at Bauma. One of the highlights at the Liebherr stand was the new LRT 1130-2.1 rough terrain crane, of which three units are included in the order. The high performance and economic transport possibilities of the new 130-tonne crane tipped the scales in Liebherr’s favour. In the spring of this year, ESEASA significantly expanded its crane fleet in the rough terrain crane segment with five LRT 1090-2.1 and two LRT 1100-2.1 models. At the Bauma trade fair in Munich at the end of October, the…

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The new factory in Johor, Malaysia offers increased capacity over its previous location, allowing the company to speed up deliveries to customers. It will build plants for the Linnhoff and Eurotec brands to be shipped worldwide, with a focus on South-East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. A ground-breaking ceremony was also held to further expand the new facility to build Lintec containerised plants. Lintec & Linnhoff has kicked off production of its asphalt and concrete batching plants at its newest facility, a manufacturing site in the state of Johor, Malaysia. New models for customers are already rolling off the…

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GAM and Haulotte Ibérica confirm a collaboration agreement to distribute to Spanish logisticians and manufacturers. In October GAM and Haulotte confirmed a new collaboration agreement. GAM (BME: GALQ) specializes in custom solutions for industry, manufacturers, and logistics specialists. Haulotte Ibérica, the Spanish subsidiary of the Haulotte Group covers the Spanish and Portuguese market. This first agreement between the two companies, aims to offer GAM’s industrial and end users customers Haulotte aerial work platforms. Providing mostly electric models: scissor lifts, vertical masts, and articulating booms, they will also focus on providing additional services, with full technical support provided for all products of the Haulotte brand in Spain. Through this collaboration, GAM joins the Haulotte Ibérica network, which includes more…

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‘New powertrain takes city distribution to the next level’ The first DAF LF with the brand-new PACCAR driveline has been delivered to Farnborough Van & Truck Hire (FVTH) in the UK, a leading rental and contract hire company with a fleet of over 600 trucks. “The new powertrain takes city distribution to the next level as it really does bring passenger car-like drive-ability, combined with the lowest fuel consumption”, stated FVTH Managing Director Tim Houghton. For up to 7% higher fuel efficiency, DAF recently introduced a new array of powertrains for the popular LF distribution truck series. The range features…

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Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA FZE (DCV MENA) recently announced a strategic, long-term partnership with global logistics provider DHL Global Forwarding for the operations and management of the soon-to-be-launched Daimler Truck Dubai Parts Centre. The state-of-the-art facility will serve as a dedicated warehouse for truck parts and will enable DCV MENA to better serve Daimler Truck AG customers in the Middle East, by offering broad and dependable parts availability and short turnaround times. Daimler Truck AG is one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers whose flagship Mercedes-Benz trucks are designed to burn fuel cleanly, operate economically and boast advanced safety…

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