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Elon Musk to ‘transform the face of transport’ as we know it
25 May, 2017
Infrastructure news
South African born engineer Elon Musk, best known for his Tesla cars and innovative visions, recently announced a futuristic vision of transportation involving underground roadway systems beneath bustling cities such as Los Angeles. read more
General Motors to exit South African market by end of 2017
25 May, 2017
general motors
General Motors (GM) is calling it quits in South Africa. The company informed employees and unions on Thursday of its decision and said it intends ceasing all local operations by the end of 2017. GM intends to cease local manufacturing and selling Chevrolet vehicles in the domestic market... read more
World premiere for a wheel loader with stereo steering
24 May, 2017
Liebherr of Germany is holding the world premiere of its new loader at Elmia Woods new section Load and Transport. Load and Transport focuses on logistics of raw materials from forest to industry. The machine is called the 518 and is the largest so far with stereo steering. read more
Volvo on making safe trucks ‘even safer’
17 May, 2017
Volvo Trucks South Africa recently invested R6.5 million at its Durban SKD manufacturing plant which now provides selected safety features which previously weren't locally available. These features are part of Volvo's Active Safety Package. read more
Hino South Africa now offers choice of single or double rear wheels on 500 Series 4X4 model
17 May, 2017
Hino South Africa now offers its customers the choice of single or double rear wheels on its 1322 four-wheel drive model in the popular 500 Series. This follows requests from operators for this option to suit a variety of off-road applications including forestry, farming, mining... read more
UD Trucks launches the all-new heavy-duty Quon truck
4 May, 2017
UD trucks
UD Trucks today launched the all-new Quon, representing a full model change for UD Trucks' heavy-duty flagship. UD Trucks has a proud heritage that has brought many innovative products and features over the years. But at UD Trucks, innovation goes beyond new technologies. read more
John Deere Extends In-Base JDLink™ From Three to Five Years on Construction and Forestry Machines
4 May, 2017
John deere
MOLINE, Ill. (April 13, 2017) - In an effort to better meet the needs of today's customer and the evolving job site, John Deere is extending its JDLinkTM in-base subscription service from three to five years on construction and forestry machines. The update is a result of increased customer... read more
Tiger Cat 1055C Forwarder Enhancements
4 May, 2017
The Tigercat 1055C forwarder represents a major update to the heavy-duty, 14-tonne 1055 model series. The 1055C now offers Tigercat's innovative low-wideTM bunk system found on the larger 1075C and 1085C models. Low-wide provides superior line-of-sight to the load... read more