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Identifying New Paths To Cost Savings With Connected Mining Sites

According to Ernst & Young, mining companies must focus on successfully adopting and integrating technology to solve urgent business problems – increased productivity and margins. To do this, organizations must create a truly connected mine site, where every asset, driver and operator creates easily accessible data.

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Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The new haulers are not available in North America at present, but are in South America, according to Volvo’s Brian Sullivan.

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Cat Electric Drive Loader Increases Truck Loading By Up to 49 Percent

Caterpillar rolled out its new 988K XE loader at a special media event in Peoria, Ill. The new loader was also previewed at Tower Rock Stone in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., at an event attended by Rock Products Editor Mark Kuhar. The electric drive loader delivers 25 percent greater overall efficiency and up to 10 percent more productivity in load-and-carry applications than the 988K loader.

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Caterpillar Details Expanded Autonomous Mining Truck Capabilities Developed With Torc Robotics

Caterpillar Inc. provided additional details about its expanded autonomous technology capabilities for the Komatsu 930E mining truck – developed in part with Torc Robotics – at a recent event at its Tinaja Hills Demonstration and Learning Center near Tucson, Ariz.

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