A Ruston Face shovel at work at GDSF 2008 digging into the local chalk. Dragline excavators are heavy equipment used in civil engineering and surface mining projects. A Variation of the same basic machine is the Front Shovel excavator also used in Civil engineering and Mining projects.
ABOUT US. AARD Mining Equipment (Pty) Ltd (AARD), a South African company, has been associated with mining capital equipment for over 30 years. AARD emerged from the Boart Longyear group – responsible for designing and manufacturing its first hydraulic rock drill in the early 1980s.