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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 356

Earthmovers & Excavators is the earthmoving and civil construction industry’s most important business tool, with the multi-platform media brand relied upon as the No.1 place to search, compare, buy and sell construction machinery, new and used.

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2 min.
out of the gates

Black Cat Civil, a leader in supplying plant hire and contract works to the civil, rail, mining and construction industries, has bought five new Cat 336 Next Gen excavators. The latest in the 36-tonne excavator category, the Cat 336 Next Gen builds on the recent launch of the 320 and 323 Next Gen machines. Cat says that the 336 promises a 45 per cent gain in productivity due to the inclusion of new operator features including LIFT Assist. The on-board Cat Connect Technology allows operators to work with more speed, confidence and accuracy with a 15 per cent increase in efficiency and fuel economy, says Cat. Assisting this claim is the easy-maintenance design that has extended maintenance intervals; easier to access checkpoints, increased capacity and longer-life filters. “We now have a platform that is not…

3 min.
in for the long haul

Delivering premium mobile crushing and screening solutions to small to medium operators has been an essential part of Tricon Mining Equipment’s business model for well over a decade. Quarries, mines and contractors have been crushing and screening along the east Australian seaboard efficiently and effectively with top European brands like Telestack, Terex Evoquip and Anaconda. Recently, the team at Tricon Mining Equipment noticed that operators were looking for larger capacity machines that could handle heavy-duty aggregates and large-scale projects. “We noticed the demand for larger-capacity equipment and also discerned that not a great deal of manufactures or distributors on the east coast of Australia were offering this,” says Michael Tripolone, Tricon Mining Equipment’s managing director. Lippmann-Milwaukee, established in 1923, came under Tricon Mining Equipment’s distribution late last year, and the North American company’s…

2 min.
fit for the job

Morooka all-terrain tracked carriers are used worldwide for a huge number of applications. In Australia, these versatile machines continue to solve challenges involving soft, steep and unstable ground which other vehicles find inaccessible. A South Australian fence contractor carries out large-scale fencing tasks for National Parks in the Mallee region of South Australia, an area characterised by sandy soil and a fragile environment. The contractor wanted to mount its post drilling and insertion machine on a vehicle that would minimise ground pressure and surface disturbance, and possess a narrow path width and compact length to enable accessories and materials to be transported to and between job sites. Seeking a solution, they asked Munro Engineering, a manufacturer of automated hole drilling and post driving machines, to install one of its AutoDriver post systems…

2 min.
global reach

If you are a project manager or contractor in site preparation, excavation, landscapes, infrastructure and public spaces, the National Diesel, Dirt & Turf Expo is the only place to be. In its fourth year, the 2019 event will present the latest technologies for excavators, loaders, mowers, grounds maintenance equipment, trailers, trucks and associated services. More than 76,000 people attended the event last year and even more are expected to attend the three-day event from May 3–5 at Panthers Penrith in Western Sydney. The Expo presents an opportunity for fleet operators, asset managers, local government equipment management and contractors to speak directly with highly informed specialists. Technical and engineering personnel will also be on exhibitors’ sites to give valuable advice. With free entry and car parking, there is plenty to keep the family occupied and…

2 min.
mighty minis

The new 18Z and 19C mini excavators recently released by JCB Construction Equipment Australia have operating weights of 1.7–1.8 tonnes and are offered in four variants. There are two upper structure designs, zero tail swing (18Z) and conventional tail swing (19C). In both cases they incorporate improved layouts for easier operator and service access. The 18Z is the lead unit in this foursome and will provide customers with a 1.7-tonne zero tail swing machine designed to meet the changing requirements and multiple applications expected of mini excavators that work in confined areas. There are three 19C variants on offer, which replace the 8018. The 19C conventional tail swing is available in canopy and cab mechanical versions as well as a high spec canopy machine with electro-proportional auxiliaries. The conventional tail swing configuration suits…

1 min.
electric underground

Sandvik has acquired privately owned Artisan Vehicle Systems, manufacturer of battery powered underground mining equipment, based in Camarillo, California, USA. The core technology is battery packs, electric motors, power electronics, software and control systems. Artisan’s underground mining loaders and trucks are designed with these high-powered, highly reliable and field proven battery electric powertrains. Artisan is the market leader with most battery electric vehicles currently operating in underground mining. “I am pleased to see the strategic acquisition of Artisan so soon after the opening of Sandvik’s state-of-the-art Battery Electrification Innovation and Development Center in Turku, Finland, in 2018,” says Lars Engström, president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. “It is in line with our ambition to be leading in the market for battery electric vehicle solutions.” Artisan will be a business unit in the Load…