XCMG claims ‘world’s largest’ with new XDE440 truck

Chinese mining and construction equipment maker has released its XDE440, which it is calling the world’s largest rear-wheel-drive rigid mining truck, and has rolled the first unit off of the assembly line. XCMG, which designed, developed and manufactured the XDE440, customized the first truck for China Minmetals. The machine adheres to the highest industry standards in the high-end mining markets…

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Ghana mining truck explosion kills 13, injures dozens more

The mining town of Apiate, Ghana, has been reduced to rubble after a mining truck carrying explosives reportedly detonated. According to Reuters, the blast on 21 January left a crater 66 feet in width and took with it hundreds of surrounding houses. It also blew the doors and roofs from other buildings. The truck, owned by Maxam, was reportedly working…

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