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What is a grader?
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
At National Plant & Equipment, we always get asked questions like this when clients are after construction machines for hire. A simple answer to this poser would point out that a grader is used to ...
6 fascinating facts about Caterpillar
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
Caterpillar has been one of the biggest names in construction and mining machinery for years, and for good reason. Their equipment is some of the best in the business. Since its inception in 1925, the ...
World's largest monsters of mining machines
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
Mining excavators are undoubtedly the mechanised monsters of the mining world. Mining excavators are larger than dozers, wheel loaders, trucks and many other draglines and mine site vehicles. But in the class of mining excavators, ...
The future of Australian mining minerals: Petroleum
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
Over the past few years, growth in Australia’s petroleum sector, which includes crude oil, condensate, LPG, natural gas and LNG, has been largely attributed to LNG. In fact, as several major gas projects step up ...
Opal discovery may prove life on Mars
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
Scientists have for the first time discovered the existence of opals on Mars. This incredible discovery comes as traces of the precious stone were found in a Martian meteorite, which fell to Earth in 1911 ...
The world’s biggest and deepest mines
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
Some of the world’s largest open cut mines are so big that they’re visible from space. Yes, that’s about 150km above the Earth! In this article, we’re all about BIG. We’ve scoured the globe to ...
Featured Equipment: Komatsu WA500-3 Loader
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
Powerful, rugged, environmentally friendly and comfortable: that’s what owners and operators think of the Komatsu WA500-3 Loader. From its spacious and comfortable driver’s cab, an operator can fill a 40 tonne semitrailer truck in just ...
The future of Australian mining minerals: Silver, Lead and Zinc
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
Australia is among the largest producers of silver, lead and zinc in the world. With our vast deposits in locations across the country, Australia is at the forefront of technological development in mining and processing ...
Tax deductions to drive plant and equipment sales
By National Plant And Equipment · 4 years ago
Tradies and small business owners appear to be the biggest winners as many flock to the shops to take advantage of the generous tax write-offs announced as part of the 2015 Federal Budget. Sales are ...