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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 357

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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13 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
new minis from jcb

The new JCB 18Z and 19C mini excavators being launched by JCB 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 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 company says the four machines have improved durability with robust…

2 min.
international reach

In its fourth year, the National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo is the only place to be if you want to experience all the buzz and excitement of big earthmoving machinery, attachments, GPS and digital management systems, accessories, finance and much more. Last year more than 76,000 people attended the expo and in 2019, even bigger numbers are expected. The show runs from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 at the conveniently located Panthers Penrith in Western Sydney. You don’t need to register and entry and car parking are free. And there’s plenty of activities to keep the family occupied and entertained for the whole three days. Last year the National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo had a significant increase in visitors from interstate, including Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. Overseas representatives consolidated Australia’s position…

4 min.
litter of cats

The cost of bringing a single bulldozer into country is considerable and the overheads enormous, let alone the hassle of dealing with the huge array of people who need to be paid at each stage of the export/import process. It’s also very difficult to be sure you are purchasing a quality machine that won’t need $50,000 worth of mechanical work and parts on arrival, unless of course you know exactly what you’re doing! Daz Scale has eye for and an affinity with Caterpillar D3 to D6 models and when it comes to dozers, he says you really do need to do your homework, especially in regard to making sure the operating hours advertised are a true reflection of its working history. “We bring them in from the United States, we only buy…

3 min.
hidromek making waves

Hidromek’s Turkish-made machines have attracted plenty of attention from company owners and operators since their arrival in Australia about a year ago and Wayne Perrin of Victorian residential contractor W&J Earthmoving says he is very pleased with how it’s performing. It’s primarily being used for early works to make way for a huge new residential development in Melbourne’s booming outer-north, a sprawling long-term project that Perrin has been contributing to for the last five years. Perrin first stared driving excavators in the 1990s, but has been operating as W&J Earthmoving since 2006. He opted for his new Hidromek HMK 220LC excavator to come equipped with the latest in Topcon 3D GPS technology allowing precise digs and earthworks down to the millimetre, with all the information at his fingertips — displayed on a purpose-made…

3 min.
one tough bucket

Backed by over 30 years’ experience it is not surprising that the Norm four-in-one bucket remains Australia’s first choice in the earthmoving bucket range. As an Australian manufacturer, Norm Engineering has the advantage that it understands the tough Australian environment and it has built its buckets to withstand the harsh conditions. An extra heavy-duty flat floor is used to give additional strength to the buckets, which range in size from 915mm to 2,400mm. Norm Engineering four-in-one buckets have proven both their strength and durability across the nation. The four-in-one bucket has optional extras to suit individual needs. These extras include teeth and three replaceable bolt-on edges to extend the life of the attachment. This versatile attachment is controlled from the cab. With ease: • the bucket can be opened to scoop and carry…

1 min.
elite attachments australia

With a strong design pedigree and history in the earthmoving attachments industry, Elite Attachments Australia channels this experience to designing and manufacturing double-locking quick hitches for the Australian and New Zealand markets. With only three core components – a fabricated steel body, slide and custom, heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder, the Elite TwinLOCK hitch is not only robust, it is the simplest double pin locking quick hitch in the market. Elite Attachments Australia has engineered the Elite TwinLOCK with strength, safety and longevity in mind, without compromising reliability. Due to this, the Elite hitch design is a popular option with demolition and hire companies. Elite Attachments Australia has recently released its tilt hitch – the Elite RotaLOCK. Using a helical tilting actuator which enables up to 180 degrees of rotation, the Elite RotaLOCK enhances the…