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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 360

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.
auger expands range

Auger Torque has been expanding its range of earthmoving attachments; recently showing its latest products at shows including the Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo. MULCHING This includes a multipurpose mulcher that has been developed for applications including ground clearance, tree and hedge trimming and removal, and tackling overgrown ditches. The mulcher is built to meet the needs of a variety of end users and is suitable for excavators, ranging in size from 5 to 15 tonnes, as well as skid steer loaders. This mulcher provides working widths of 1m or 1.5m and has the unique feature of being able to quickly change the whole tooth drum instead of individual teeth (with tungsten, hammer and fail tooth options available) saving a lot of time in the process, says Auger Torque. Other features include a hinged…

3 min.
right tool for the job

For Dean Lucas, owner/operator of Lucas Civil Group, excavation and machinery are truly in his veins. As a child, growing up around his father, uncles and cousins, Dean has lived and breathed the industry since his earliest memories. From the day he left school, 21 years ago, Dean has been in the civil industry. Sharing his experiences and the history of Lucas Civil Group, Dean says he began working as a labourer and then an excavator operator; gradually progressing through more senior roles in the company. “After a few years I eventually became the foreman on subdivisions for 10 years. Being able to spend many years learning my craft as an operator then eventually foreman gave me a wide range of experience and skills to end up where I am today,” he…

2 min.
tough reliable & productive

The newest addition to Tigercat’s machine offering, the Tigercat 480B Mulcher, was launched in Australia in May with in-field demonstrations in Trawalla, a 30-minute drive from Ballarat in Victoria. A group of local customers including mulcher contractors and forestry contractors joined representatives from Onetrak (the official Tigercat dealer in Australia) to learn more about the new machine and see it working on-site. Tigercat’s Australian Product Support team were also in attendance together with factory representative Rob Pentesco, product manager and head of engineering for Tigercat’s 700 and 400 series machines. Contractors had the opportunity to view the machine working and got the chance to have a closer look at the machine during a presentation by Rob Pentesco and Glen Marley from Tigercat. “Tigercat always puts a lot of resources into supporting their machines…

2 min.
century celebration

Komatsu and Cummins are celebrating the delivery of the 100th MCRS repower engine module to their partner Rio Tinto in a ceremony that also saw the handover of $19,400 to mental health awareness organisation Beyond Blue. The celebration and Beyond Blue cheque handover ceremony took place May 20 at Komatsu’s Welshpool facility in Perth, where its mining equipment is prepared before transport to customers, and where parts and components are held and serviced. Since mid-2017, Rio Tinto, Cummins and Komatsu have been working together on a new technology roadmap that will see Komatsu 830E and 930E haul trucks – including autonomous trucks – operating in the Pilbara region of north Western Australia, upgraded with the latest technology Cummins QSK60 MCRS Advantage Plus engines. This new technology allows the engines to achieve higher horsepower…

2 min.
mining support

With the right balance of power and weight, three Volvo R60D rigid haulers and a EC950E crawler excavator are providing crucial support to help mining company PT Prima Sarana Gemilang reach its monthly targets. With booming demand for coal, PT Prima Sarana Gemilang, a mining contractor based in Jakarta, purchased three R60D rigid haulers and a EC950E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) to help the company meet its 2019 target of producing 11.6 million cubic metres of overburden and 2.4 million tons of coal. The 60-ton rigid haulers and 100-ton crawler excavator are working 20 hours daily removing overburden at a site in Berau Regency to keep up with the industry’s demands. “Our workers and machines are working extra hard to meet our 2019 production targets,” says Edi Suryadi, chief…

1 min.
out in the wash

With McCloskey Washing Systems’ (MWS) Sandstorm, compact washing systems and tracked mobile rinser screens in stock in Australia, 888CSE offers Australia-wide coverage for one of the most comprehensive sand and aggregate washing portfolios in the industry, the company has announced. 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 of an order being placed at 888CSE, once both water and electrical supply are connected. The Sandstorm has been developed with leading features for optimised production, easier maintenance access and reduced servicing intervals. This MWS Sandstorm modular washing solution 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…