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JUN 2013

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BAUMA 2013 its R&D efforts and new partnerships, LiuGong now has added large tonnage machines to the top end of several of its key product lines, including excavators, bulldozers, wheel loaders, rigid dump trucks and electric mining trucks. "We add larger sized machines to the top end of our lines when we have the right things in place to design and produce them, and to also service and support our customers," said David Beatenbough, LiuGong's vice president of R&D. "Producing these machines requires a certain degree of specialization. That's why our 899 wheel loader was our first foray at the larger machines. We have such a deep experience and reputation with wheel loaders and such a vast product line—it was just a natural for us to start there." Beatenbough added that LiuGong's acquisition of Dressta in 2012 further expanded the company's expertise in bulldozer and track technology. Dressta had a suite of very large machines, and LiuGong is benefiting from Dressta's historic and collective knowledge, he said. "We have two teams running cooperative projects between our Poland facili- ty and China right now. One is to develop an even larger mining wheel loader, and one to develop mining bulldozers," Beatenbough said. Many of these products, including the larger sizes that are in development, will eventually enable LiuGong to address the needs of the mining sector. In 2009, LiuGong introduced its CLG 899 wheel loader powered by a 391 kW Cummins engine. The CLG 899 now represents the top end of LiuGong's expansive 13-model wheel loader line. With an operating weight of 50,000 kg and a 6.7 m3 bucket capacity, the machine is capable of safely carrying loads with a top speed of nearly 35.1 km/h in forward and reverse. Its maximum dump clearance of 3,365 mm, allows it to work alongside LiuGong's new rigid mining dump trucks. When LiuGong acquired 42% of mining truck manufacturer Beijing Capital Steel Heavy Duty Truck Co. Ltd. in 2011, LiuGong began producing rigid body dump trucks, and now offers the SGR 50A. Powered by a 391 kW Cummins diesel engine, the 27,000 kg machine has a payload capacity of 50,000 kg. It can travel safely at speeds up to 56 km/h and with its 25-second hoist time and 18-second lower time, it's both speedy and efficient. Bell Equipment Announces New Products "bauma 2013 was a fantastic experience for Bell. It was the biggest bauma we have attended as well as the largest international exhibition Bell has produced," said Bell Equipment CEO Gary Bell. "We were well positioned with a sizeable display in Hall B4, indicating that we are moving up the ranks in terms of European equipment suppliers, and enjoyed a high volume of foot traffic throughout the show." Attracting the interest of visitors was the company's new E-series Articulated Dump Truck (ADT), the proven D-series range and the VersaTruck program—a broad range of products confirming the company's reputation as a true international ADT specialist in all variations of ADT trucks. Bell Equipment's new E-series was officially introduced to the market at bauma 2013 with a Bell B30E (240 kW; 28 mt) on the company's indoor stand COMPANY PROFILE- PAID ADVERTISEMENT Mineral Concentrate and Tailing Press MC-LASTA ISHIGAKI, a family company based in Japan established more than half a century ago, has gained a worldwide reputation for the design and manufacture of the highest quality fully automatic pressure filters used in very many demanding mining industry applications. "Ever Onward, Together" the company motto sums up the approach of working closely as a team with its subsidiaries, partner companies and customers to provide service and technology where and when required. Simple and easy to maintain at reasonable cost, combined with a high level of availability continues to be the main criteria for ISHIGAKI's customers. With installations on every continent and a commitment to support the customer locally, ISHIGAKI can be relied upon to provide optimum process, technical and economical solutions. The ISHIGAKI MC Filter Press is available in many sizes and capacity configurations from a few kilograms per hour to many thousand tons. Among many application referen106 E&MJ • JUNE 2013 ces that include coal in Africa, gold in North America, copper in North and South America, and zinc in North America and Australia, only to mention just a few, ISHIGAKI is world-wide in mining applications. A dedicated team of engineers consistently develops the range of filter presses to suit the ever increasing requirements of industry. For more information, please visit www.ishigaki.co.jp or +81-33274-3518. www.e-mj.com

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