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Reducing fuel costs without sacrificing production

Reducing fuel costs without sacrificing production

Caterpillar and Cat dealer Barloworld Equipment worked together to help an iron ore mine in South Africa reduce fuel costs without sacrificing productivity.

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Lowering costs: Finding opportunities through continuous improvement

Lowering costs: Finding opportunities through continuous improvement

The Mogalakwena open-pit platinum mine in South Africa is a challenging operation. Extremely difficult digging conditions were taking their toll on the fleet of Cat 6060 and 6090 hydraulic shovels, until a partnership with Cat dealer Barloworld began to turn things around.

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ISSUE 10: Scale studies help mining companies maximize payload, increase production

As mines around the world look for ways to lower their operating costs, a number of them are beginning to recognize a tool that can make a significant contribution in this effort: Scales. Whether they are permanent fixtures or temporary installations for a one-time study, scales make it possible for mines to lower costs by helping them maximize payload, increase production, increase efficiencies, reduce fuel usage and more.

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ISSUE 2: Mining boom leads to increase in greenfield operations: Newmont is moving toward success in Ghana

It’s not easy to develop a greenfield mine in a remote area, but the rewards can be considerable — for both the mining company and the community. When Newmont began operations in Ghana, West Africa, one of the first priorities was respecting the local communities and impacting them in a positive way. Working with Cat dealer Mantrac Ghana, Ltd, Newmont was able to develop a stable, sustainable operation that brought profit to both Newmont and the Ahafo region of Ghana.

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