Quarry Southern Africa May 2017 - Page 18

Scratching the surface: uncovering the benefits of new technology Although Wirtgen’s surface mining technology has been available on the market for over three decades, its uptake in South Africa has been minimal. Wirtgen South Africa recently trialled its 2200SM machine at a number of local sites to showcase its ability to effectively mine material without drilling, blasting or primary crushing. 16 _ QUARRY SA | MAY 2017