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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 358

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.
volvo goes electric

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at the bauma industry show in Munich recently. The machines, which are the first to be shown from a new electric range of Volvo branded compact excavators and compact wheel loaders, deliver zero exhaust emissions, significantly lower noise levels, reduced energy costs, improved efficiency and less maintenance requirements, compared to their conventional counterparts, the company has announced. From mid-2020, Volvo CE will begin to launch its range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models. ELECTRIC OPERATION To make the ECR25 and L25 electric, the combustion engines have been replaced with lithium-ion batteries. The ECR25 is also fitted with one electric motor which powers the…

2 min.
all-terrain mulcher

The Tigercat 480B is a powerful, robust mulcher, able to tackle the toughest terrain with ease, and is now available in Australia, Tigercat announces. The 480B is equipped with an efficient, high capacity cooling system with a variable speed fan and automatic reversing cycle, a dedicated attachment pump and an efficient closed loop track drive system. Inside the cab, the operator has ergonomic electronic joysticks and excellent sightlines. The cab interior is quiet, and instrumentation has been placed to optimize productivity. The electronic control system interface uses a high-resolution, 180mm (seven-inch) touch screen. The 480B is equipped with a comfortable, heated and cooled seat with air-ride suspension. Excellent cab insulation translates to reduced noise levels so operators can take full advantage of the Bluetooth sound system with hands-free calling. With the counter-rotate function (CRF),…

2 min.
intelligent dozer

Komatsu has released the D375Ai-8 ‘intelligent’ dozer; the company’s first mining dozer incorporating its fully integrated intelligent Machine Control (iMC) system, which delivers proven productivity, efficiency and cost-saving benefits, it says. The 72.9-tonne D375Ai-8 is powered by a US EPA Tier 4 Final emission certified Komatsu SAA6D170E-7 diesel rated at 455kW in forward gears, and 558kW in reverse, to provide more reversing power for higher productivity. According to Michael Hall, Komatsu Australia’s mining product manager, the iMC version of the dozer can carry out both bulk and final trim dozing in fully automatic mode from start to finish, delivering final grade performance and accuracy. While this is Komatsu’s first mining machine fitted with iMC, the concept has been successfully used on its smaller and mid-sized dozers across Australia and New Zealand over the…

6 min.
best on show

Queensland has made a big step forward in developing a State Civil and Construction Field Day. The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF), with the assistance and support of industry leaders, launched a new and exciting exhibition recently for the civil construction industry, held at Pickles Industrial Auction site at Archerfield Brisbane in March. There has been a huge gap in the market for such an exhibition and hopefully this inaugural Field Day is the beginning of something much bigger over the ensuing years. CCF CEO David Long, vice president Peter Kendall, event organiser Tamara and the CCF team have worked tirelessly to promote and launch the Field Day, which had over 40 exhibitors for the inaugural event. EXHIBITORS The Field Day site was filled to capacity and was keenly supported by the industry leaders and many…

1 min.
smarter washing solutions

With McCloskey Washing Systems’ (MWS) Sandstorm, compact washing systems and tracked mobile rinser screens in stock in Australia, 888CSE offers Australia-wide coverage for a comprehensive sand and aggregate washing portfolio. The Sandstorm has been assembled in a centrally located site in NSW for viewing by any potential customer. The whole plant can be loaded and delivered to site within days. Commissioning of the plant can therefore take place within a couple of weeks. Polyurethane screen decks will be selected and fitted to suit the exact site specifications required. The Sandstorm has optimised production, easier maintenance access and reduced servicing intervals, says 888CSE. The MWS Sandstorm can typically handle up to 450t/h of mixed sand/ aggregate (depending on feed material and required product sizes) with 150-200t/h of sand production. A large 20’ x 6’ triple deck…

2 min.
great feedback for hidromek

Bunbury Harvey Regional Council (BRHC) manages waste for the City of Bunbury and the Shire of Harvey in the south west region of Western Australia. The primary purpose of BRHC is waste recovery and disposal rather than waste collection, which is the responsibility of the individual councils in the area. BHRC owns and manages the Stanley Road Waste Management Facility, which encompasses a waste transfer station, green waste recycling and a Class II landfill site. As of July 2018, the waste management facility has started a bulk commercial collections project. “The process involves sorting through waste to divert anything that does not belong in landfill such as steel, wood, tyres, asbestos and oil,” explains Tony Battersby, CEO of the waste management facility. Our aim is always to keep waste at a minimum. “We have three…