Amid the current uncertainty, influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and various other factors outside the control of the industry, SANY Southern Africa has established a rental division, offering flexible and cost-effective yellow metal equipment solutions to help opencast mining contractors navigate the tough operating conditions, Quarrying Africa reports.
Established in 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the rental arm of SANY Southern Africa’s business is aimed at helping customers deal with increased uncertainty, explains Samuel Zhang, GM of Southern Africa.
SANY Rental is focused on open-pit mining, largely targeting mining contractors. On the loading front, SANY Rental offers the SY365H (36 t), SY500H (50 t), SY750H (76 t) excavators and the SYL956H (5 t) wheel loader.
This is complemented by the SRT55D (60 t) and SRT95D (100 t) rigid dump trucks, as well as a range of rollers and graders to keep haul roads in top condition. The rental fleet will this year be expanded with the introduction of the 100 t SY980H excavator, articulated dump trucks and wide body dump trucks, Zhang tells Quarrying Africa.
The SANY Rental fleet is currently deployed across commodities, including coal, granite and chrome. The machines have thus far proven their mettle, with their efficient operation in unforgiving applications such as chrome mining being testimony to their ability to match up to taxing operating conditions.
“Our rental machines are enabling our customers hassle-free operation, thanks to their great stability, productivity and a strong backup regime. We have received positive feedback thus far, with operators enjoying working with SANY machines because of their power, high efficiency, comfort, smooth and precise control of movement. Since the introduction of the division late last year, our rental fleet has already clocked more than 6 000 hours, offering non-stop production to customers,” says Zhang.
Refer to the January-February issue of Quarrying Africa for more on this story.