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After the service Harry, Meghan and dignitaries walked the short distance to the Australian war memorial where the prince laid another floral tribute.Sir Jerry Mateparae, the high commissioner of New Zealand, who attended the service said later that Ms Markle was talked through the Maori elements of the service so she understood their significance and importance.He added: “She was very interested, also it’s her first Anzac service so we were explaining what it meant to us and the Australian memorial, so for her it was a new experience.”The thing that was special in a way was the prayers led by the children and certainly Prince Harry and Ms Markle were impressed by the young people and the confidence of their delivery but also the way they conducted themselves.” The couple were greeted at the service with the traditional hongi, the soft pressing of noses and the sharing of each other’s breath, by Te Ataraiti Waretini from the London Maori ClubCredit:Arthur Edwards “Australian and New Zealand forces joined together for the first time, and a new word entered the language: Anzac.”Remembering that so many died, we honour the bravery and determination of the men at Gallipoli. The memory of what became known as The Great War is with us as a warning and an encouragement.”We are warned that war involves suffering and death; we are encouraged by the spirit of national pride shown by the soldiers we remember this Anzac Day.”As the Union Flag and the flags of Australia and New Zealand are presented at the High Altar with the flag of Turkey in a sign of the reconciliation of old enemies, let us renew our own commitment to the causes of justice and peace throughout the world.” He added: “Today in thousands of communities throughout Australia and New Zealand people have come together to acknowledge and pay tribute to those who left our shores and particularly to commemorate those who gave their lives for our freedom.”Thousands of Anzac troops – Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – died in the ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli campaign. Prince Harry, who has served in the Army, with Meghan Markle during the poignant event in LondonCredit:Toby Melville /PA The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, told the congregation in the Abbey: “The landing of allied forces at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 led to one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Its legacy is the celebration of the “Anzac spirit” – courage, endurance, initiative, discipline, and mateship – shown by the Antipodean troops and today the Anzac Day service in London has become an important moment for thousands of New Zealanders and Australians. Ms Waretini said about Meghan: “She was amazing. I’m not sure if it’s her first time at a Maori ceremony, but she did very very well.”It was really lovely to meet her and share the breath of life and share our culture with her and Harry.” Kensington Palace said the Duke of Cambridge hoped to join Harry and Meghan at the afternoon Anzac Day service.William, who is taking a few weeks off official royal duties now his son has been born, has yet to announce the name of the latest addition to his family. Meghan Markle appeared close to tears during a moving Anzac Day dawn service where fiance Prince Harry honoured New Zealand and Australia’s war dead.During the poignant event staged as the sun’s rays broke over the London skyline, Ms Markle looked emotional as the hymn Abide With Me was sung by thousands gathered at the New Zealand war memorial.The US actress, who wore a grey coat and large brimmed hat, passed a cultural milestone when she, and Harry, were given a traditional Maori welcome.The couple were welcomed by Te Ataraiti Waretini from Ngati Ranana – the London Maori Club – with a traditional hongi, the soft pressing of noses and the sharing of each other’s breath.Ms Markle was making her first appearance at a service marking Anzac Day – April 25 – the anniversary of the start of the First World War Gallipoli landings, and a national day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand. The couple, who are getting married next month, listen during the service Prince Harry led the nation's tribute by laying a wreath at Wellington Arch Ms Markle may not yet be a member of the Royal Family but she has attended a large number of official events in the run-up to her Royal wedding on May 19.There were other Maori cultural elements during the dawn service including a haka performed at the end, a longer version of the one displayed by the famous New Zealand rugby team the All Blacks before matches. Later, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended a traditional Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey.The service was the culmination of a day of events honouring Australia and New Zealand’s fallen, and those who have served in subsequent conflicts, which began with a dawn service and wreath laying. The Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Westminster Abbey Prince William greets his brother Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle as they arrive for an Anzac day service at Westminster AbbeyCredit:HANNAH MCKAY /REUTERS During the service prayers were read by young school children and the Last Post was sounded by a bugler before a minute’s silence was observed by all. Dawn breaks over the London skyline during the serviceCredit:TOBY MELVILLE /Reuters Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share a glance at the dawn service Prince Harry led the nation’s tribute by laying a wreath at Wellington Arch Trevor Mallard, speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, gave the address during the dawn service and said: “Today we remember 100 years have passed since the final year of the First World War. We honour the service of those who came half way around the world. A handwritten note from the prince, attached to a wreath of red roses, read: “For all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of our freedom. Thank you. Harry.” Prince Harry, who has served in the Army, with Meghan Markle during the poignant event in London Harry, a former Army officer who served for 10 years in the forces, led the nation’s tribute to New Zealand and Australia’s war dead by laying a wreath during the service at one of a group of metal crosses near Wellington Arch in central London. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Meghan Markle wore a poppy at the Anzac Day serviceCredit:Toby Melville /Getty The couple were greeted at the service with the traditional hongi, the soft pressing of noses and the sharing of each other's breath, by Te Ataraiti Waretini from the London Maori Club Waves of Allied forces launched an amphibious attack on the strategically important Turkish peninsula, which was key to controlling the Dardanelles straits, the crucial route to the Black Sea and Russia.But the plan backed by Winston Churchill, then first lord of the admiralty, was flawed and the campaign, which faced a heroic defence by the Turks, led to stalemate and withdrawal eight months later. Dawn breaks over the London skyline during the service Meghan Markle The couple, who are getting married next month, listen during the serviceCredit:TOBY MELVILLE /Reuters Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share a glance at the dawn serviceCredit:TOBY MELVILLE /Reuters  Prince William greets his brother Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle as they arrive for an ANZAC day service at Westminster Abbey The Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Westminster AbbeyCredit:Eddie Mulholland For The Telegraph  Meghan Markle at the dawn Anzac Day serviceCredit:Beretta/Sims/REX/Shutterstock  “Some with a deep conviction that they were fighting for king and empire, some fighting for peace and justice, others were young lads who saw an opportunity for adventure – none could have foreseen the hell on the frontline and in the trenches.” Meghan Markle wore a poppy at the Anzac Day service read more


first_imgWith bucket sizes ranging from 18-35 m3 (depending on materials), it has an operating weight range of 216-220 ts (depending on configuration) and is powered by a Tier 2-compliant Komatsu SSDA16V160E-2 engine rated at 1,316 kW net. It is available in two configurations, standard boom and high lift boom.In standard boom configuration, it can load Komatsu HD1500-7 (144 t capacity) and similar-class trucks in four passes, and 730E(184 t capacity) trucks in five passes.In high-lift boom configuration,it can load 830Es (222 t capacity) trucks in seven passes. According to Michael Hall, Komatsu Australia’s Mining Product Manager, the new WA1200-6 offers a number of improvements over the WA1200-3, which was released over 10 years ago.“The WA1200-3 has been a very successful large mining loader,” he said. “More than 100 of  these have been sold over the past decade – with around 30% of the going to mines in Australia. “Its main application has been as a frontline loader in high production mines -for example, Rio operates 20 of them in Western Australia. It has also found applications in coal mining in the eastern states, and in places has been used as ROM loader.”Hall said the WA1200-6’s main improvements compared with its predecessor relate to higher productivity, better fuel and operating economy, and increased reliability and durability. “Net engine power at 1,316 kW is almost 100 kW higher than the WA1200-3, and even higher than equivalent competitors in the same class,” he said. “High productivity is achieved through higher breakout and traction forces than any other loader on the market and large bucket capacity.“These features allow it to economically and effectively load all but the largest mining dump trucks currently in operation,” he said.Other productivity features include its “Hi-Cab” design, which gives the operator an eye-level height of 6,380 mm – sufficient to look directly into the body of a 220 t dump truck – and a payload meter capable of providing detailed information on material volumes being loaded.In terms of operating economy, tests carried out by Komatsu indicate that the WA1200-6 uses 15% less fuel compared with the WA1200-3, while fuel efficiency (cubic metres of material moved per litre of fuel) is more than 20% better.These fuel efficiency improvements are achieved through a range of new technology developments onthe WA1200-6, including: Operator-selectable maximum traction power, allowing the operator to set maximum traction force according to the condition of the road, material and type of work, greatly increasing fuel efficiency and extending tyre service lifeA dual-mode active working system, which can be selected depending on the type of material being worked – either “Powerful loading” mode giving more tractive power in blasted rock and hard ground, or “Normal loading” mode for loading loose material where higher traction forces are not requiredAutomatically selected economy and power engine modes; power mode is only used when digging or when approaching a dump truckThe use of more efficient hydraulic systems, including a “Pump Neutral Cut” system for the hydraulic pumps, which uses only the required amount of oil flow for the work being carried out, and a variable displacement steering pump incorporating Komatsu’s Closed-centre Load Sensing System to deliver precisely the amount of oil flow required for steeringA modulated clutch system which automatically raises the bucket faster when approaching a dump truck, while reducing forward travel speed – reducing braking requirements and speeding up the approach to the truck.“These upgrades to the WA1200-6 make it a significantly more fuel-efficient loading tool than its predecessor,” said Hall. “These fuel-saving features, combined with operator-efficiency improvements, including low-effort precision joystick control, automatic transmission and a pillarless cab for a wide and uninterrupted field of view, ensure optimum production while minimising operator fatigue.”Another operating cost-reduction feature is Tyre Saver, which reduces tyre slip and extends tyre service life by sensing a slipping tyre, then controlling the torque converter via the modulated clutch to minimise tyre slip.Komatsu has also paid attention to improving durability and reliability through a range of new features. These include:The use of Komatsu-designed and manufactured components throughout the drivetrain and hydraulic systemsIncreased torsional rigidity in the front and rear frames and the loader linkage for improved stress resistanceIncreased cooling capacity on the torque converter and hydraulic system.“In addition to these features, we have also made the WA1200-6 easier to maintain and service, through increased oil replacement intervals, lubricated pins on the loader links, the inclusion of an automatic greasing system, and a 5100 litre capacity fuel tank giving 20 hours’ operation between fills,” said Hall.“Overall machine component monitoring is through our Equipment Management Monitoring System (EMMS), which monitors the condition of all critical components.“This is backed by our KOMTRAX Plus remote monitoring system for large mining equipment, which allows Komatsu service technicians to remotely monitor and analyse vehicle health and other operating conditions and feed this information back to the mine site.“This ensures customers receive timely vehicle maintenance advice, resulting in reduced maintenance expenses, reduced downtime costs and the ability to avoid mechanical trouble,” he said.Since releasing the WA1200-6 on the global market late in 2010, Komatsu Australia has already sold three units, said Hall. “Global acceptance has been impressive, with production for this financial year already sold.“Following a massive recovery effort at the factory after the March earthquake and tsunami, we expect the first of these units for Rio’s West Angelas mine in north Western Australia, to be ready for shipping in July,” he said. “Additional units will be delivered to Western Australian mines over the next 12 months.”last_img read more

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