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Around 75% of South Africa’s energy needs directly rely upon coal mining. So, when a new site is opened, it’s vital that key equipment is mobilised as quickly and efficiently as possible; both on a local and national level.
Such was the case when a face shovel excavator needed transportation from Kromdraai Colliery in Mpumalanga Province to a new cut in nearby Emalahleni. ALE was able to mobilise at short notice and provide equipment well-suited to a fragile road surface and critical bridge structures.
ALE received the 552t Terex O&K RH340 face shovel machine from the client at a designated spot on site. A tracked vehicle, it is capable of crawling between different cuts on site by itself. It is however not capable of crawling any great distances between sites or on public roads.