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Budget Boost
The civil construction sector will also benefit from new infrastructure spending and grants for first home buyers. Civil Contractors Federation National CEO Chris Melham had previously described the sector as being “central to the economic recovery”
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Rolling On
Husqvarna Construction Australia has showcased its LP9505 trench roller at mini demonstration days for customers in Melbourne. The company demonstrated the trench roller for dealer network customers at Allcon Group’s premises, in the city’s east, for
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New Agility
Offering 20 per cent more productivity and a 10 per cent reduction in fuel consumption, Cat’s replacement for the 953K track loader will set sail for Australia in July. Cat adds that the track loader is designed with a more agile size to help it work
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Best On Ground
More than 3,000 people attended the Civil Construction Field Days (CCFD) in Brisbane in mid-May. Held over three days in conjunction with the Brisbane Truck Show, visitors could catch a free bus between that show and the CCFD. Visitors to CCFD had th
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Long Haul
I was recently invited to view and inspect the latest addition to southeast Queensland civil contractor Digwright’s fleet of late model earthmoving equipment: the new Volvo A30G articulated dump truck. Already a huge fan of the Volvo haul trucks, I i
Earthmovers & Excavators2 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Construction Events
FarmFest is situated in Kingsthorpe in the heart of the Darling Downs. It is a rich pastoral and agricultural region, with Toowoomba as the hub of commercial and light industrial activity in South East Queensland. Exhibitors cover a wide range of mac
Earthmovers & Excavators2 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Bright Spark
The Liebherr R 976-E and R 980 SME-E electric crawler excavators produce no noise and zero CO2/greenhouse gas emissions during operation, thanks to a new electric system developed by the manufacturer. The excavators replace their predecessor, the ER
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Heavy Duty
Kobelco has added a new model to its range of heavy-duty excavators, with the first model in Australia debuting at the Civil Construction Field Days in Brisbane before being delivered to its buyer. The SK500XDLC-10 excavator has a turbocharged liquid
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Bunt Takes A Punt
I’m willing to go to some pretty extravagant lengths when it comes to chasing down a story. I’ll set an early alarm and sacrifice much-needed beauty sleep. I’ll do a full day on the road and then still pack up my camera gear and go shooting. I’ve eve
Earthmovers & Excavators3 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Winged Warrior
Northern Ireland-based Portafill International is a global leader in producing quality equipment, including reclaimer screens, finishing screens, crushers and conveyers for applications across construction, demolition, topsoil, sand, gravel and recyc
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Dig Deep
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is an essential service for many Australians, and for Equipped Civil & Earthmoving director Greg Brennan, it’s personal. “My wife’s family – they are out at Morven near Charleville – and they have had to use the
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Recover, reuse
The customised WA207-8 loader is working exclusively at the Town of Port Hedland’s facility, which collects about 45,000 tonnes of waste per year. During the first six months of operation, the value of recovered waste steel has increased to more than
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Earthmovers & Excavators
Editor Andrew Hobbs Journalists Lincoln Bertelli, Anthony Wingard Contributors Warren Aitken, Anjali Behl, Shaun Croaker, Daniel Gardner, Ben Hosking, Cameron Officer Production Co-ordinator Cat Fitzpatrick Art Director D
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Looking Good
With an Australian legacy that reaches back to 1985 and the D21, Nissan’s Navara deserves recognition for its part in building the popularity of utes to the unprecedented levels you’ll find today. Go even further back, though, and you follow a long b
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Build And Rebuild
The federal government recently released its budget. There has been a lot of press around who were the winners and losers. With the $15.2 billion in infrastructure funding (Queensland’s share was $1.6bn), the civil industry/infrastructure/roads were
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Tough Tracks
Kubota has added to its range of compact track loaders by introducing the SVL97-2, which will have the highest horsepower of its track loader range. The SVL97-2 replaces the existing SVL95-2 and the company says “quality and function” are the major i
Earthmovers & Excavators2 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Quality With Flexibility
HCA’s ConSol Premium Service packages introduce a unique opportunity: offering the comfort of protecting investments through superior and flexible maintenance arrangements. They offer a suite of four tailored packages to suit customers’ needs: upfron
Earthmovers & Excavators1 min cititePolitics
State Of Play
An additional $15.2 billion investment in infrastructure will help generate jobs, boost business confidence and underpin national growth, according to the national arm of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF). CCF National chief executive Chris Melh
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Captains Of Industry
Western Australia’s finest civil contractors were honoured at a gala dinner held in April, with more than 430 people attending the event held in Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre. CCF WA chief executive officer Andy Graham says it was a “great
Earthmovers & Excavators4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Staying On Track
New South Wales construction and transport company, DMT, has made a name for itself as a trusted provider of construction project support, as well as specialised transport solutions for industrial equipment and bulk materials. The 50-strong DMT team’
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Plant Growth
Atlas Copco’s new 8m LED lighting tower offers better lighting coverage with lower operating costs and reduced noise levels, the company says. At full strength, the floodlights can light up around 6,000 square metres, though the unit also has a dimmi
Earthmovers & Excavators2 min citite
Sweet Spot
Excavators in the 20–100 tonne class experienced the biggest jump in searches and enquiries on Earthmovers & Excavators’ digital classifieds platform in the first four months of 2021, new data reveals. Some 5,681 excavators and excavator parts are cu
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New Heights
Two crane companies have formed a joint venture with the aim of giving clients a broader range of products. Aimed at the Western Australian market, the joint venture brings together Cranecorp, which has operated within that state for nearly 25 years,
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Plant & Equipment
Mitch Avins to head up the latest franchise for heavy equipment hydraulic hose retailer, fitting and service company Hydraulink in Western Australia. More at 2007 AIRMAN PDS185S-6B4-T screw compressor. 4 cyl Nissan diesel,
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Healthy Balance
Forest Centre’s product stable of attachments has steadily grown from its origins in dedicated forest harvesting and haulage equipment, today covering a huge range of working tasks and machine sizes for contractors both in and out of the forest. For
Earthmovers & Excavators1 min cititeAutomotive
Seventh Heaven
Cat’s new dozer, the D7, can move eight per cent more material per hour than its predecessor, Caterpillar says of its latest release. The D7 also provides six per cent more weight, 12 per cent more horsepower (265hp or 197kW) and 10 per cent more bla
Earthmovers & Excavators2 min cititeAutomotive
Moving On Up
Sureweld started out in 1976 as a small welding and fabrication business mainly servicing the agricultural industry and based in Lilydale, Victoria. But since developing an aluminium loading ramp concept for a few machine operators in the early 1980s
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Upgraded Range
A new high-end model has also been introduced to the Navara line-up. Known as the Pro-4X, it is available as a dual cab pickup with manual or automatic transmission. Navara’s range has been simplified to four grades and is available in single, king o
Earthmovers & Excavators2 min cititeEconomics
Events Calendar
Diesel Dirt & Turf is Australia’s premier earthmoving industry event that continues to attract support from all market sectors in earthmoving, infrastructure, residential development, public works and public space management. With a new location at S
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Flat Out
Precision engineered to sit at exactly the correct angle, and with a patented flat base design, the Rhino screed batter bucket is renowned among operators for making batters faster and easier to complete. Kerfab, which acquired Rhino Buckets & Attach
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