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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 361

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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.
new lease on life

Attach2 has purchased the intellectual property and full ownership of Calibre Contracting’s Sure-Grip, Heli-Tilt and Ram-Tilt couplers. Attach2 has employed the core Calibre Equipment team based in Brisbane and has also purchased the remaining stock and parts for these couplers in NZ. “It is time for Calibre to cease serving the excavator attachments market here in New Zealand and Australia,” a Calibre Contracting spokesperson says. “We are pleased to be handing the IP of our flagship products over to Attach2 Equipment and look forward to seeing them support and continue to grow the market share of these great products throughout the world.” An Attach2 Equipment spokesperson says it will be providing ongoing parts and backup support to anyone requiring support with these products. “As we go about setting up ongoing parts supply and support for…

3 min.
getting to tight spots

AQueensland landscaping business’ recent addition of a Toyota Huski skid steer loader has in some instances reduced its labour overheads by the order of 50 per cent, Toyota says. GreenScope Property Services operations manager Craig Gierke says the addition of the Toyota Huski 5SDK5 skid steer loader to his Brisbane-based fleet has allowed him to tackle a wider range of jobs across the South East Queensland region and complete them more efficiently, with half the labour previously needed. “We have been using it for a lot of work, including for bigger jobs and including ground maintenance, softscape and hardscape work,” says Gierke. “It’s a very versatile machine in terms of the things it can do, such as preparing surfaces like driveways, rubbish removals, prepping for retainer walls, levelling ground and excavating for drainage.…

2 min.
new day new deere

John Deere is relaunching it’s Construction & Forestry business in Australia, partnering with dealers RDO Equipment and AFGRI Equipment to serve construction and forestry professionals throughout the country. The new market focus allows Deere to provide a broader equipment line, dedicated support, and cutting-edge technology, it says. “It’s a new day for John Deere Construction & Forestry in Australia as we bring new products to market, including excavators and ADTs,” says Jeff Kraft, managing director for Asia Pacific and Africa. “But that’s not all. Our new dealer channel is ready to sell and support the full line of John Deere construction equipment, and partner with customers to keep them up and running.” “John Deere has invested heavily to support our dealers with in-country parts and specialists on the ground,” adds Andy Tomkins, customer…

7 min.
electric ambit

British agricultural and construction manufacturing giant JCB is now in full production of its electric mini excavators and electric teletrucks. JCB has been extremely busy recently living up to its motto of “always looking for a better way”, evidence of which is clear with a host of new products and existing machine upgrades unveiled. Launching 25 new products in 2018, JCB is upping the ante for 2019 with 35 new product launches planned. JCB says the global market for construction machines in 2018 was one million but adds 2019 will be less due to a slower rate of growth. With an increasing focus and demand for alternatives to diesel power, the company is now in full production of its new electric mini excavator and electric Teletruk. However, according to JCB chairman Lord Bamford, there…

1 min.
crossing the ditch

Loadscan, specialists in load volume scanning technology, is opening up an office in NSW. Established in 2012, Loadscan’s headquarters is based in Hamilton, New Zealand, and the company has exported its load volume scanner (LVS) worldwide to a variety of industries wanting to accurately track the movement of bulk material. The Loadscan load profiling system gives real-time data, including live 3D imaging, of every load so that fill factors and correct loading can be monitored. It provides an exact picture (with +/- 1 per cent accuracy) of the quantity of material being extracted/hauled and scanning trucks on their return route will allow companies to monitor (and manage) wasteful carry-back. “We got our foot in the door in Australia when our load volume scanner was a proven success in Aeris Resources Tritton mine and…

1 min.
porter to distribute ammann

Porter Equipment Australia has been named a compaction equipment dealer for Ammann in Australia. The addition of Porter Equipment Australia makes Ammann compaction products accessible at more outlets across the country and expands coverage to consumers, says Ammann. “This distribution agreement provides Ammann with more breadth and depth,” says Paul Vandersluis, managing director of Ammann Australia. “Porter Equipment Australia is a national player and has a presence in all states of Australia.” Porter Equipment Australia is now providing both retail and after-sales services for Ammann. “Porter Equipment Australia is delighted to be partnering with Ammann to bring this premium compaction equipment to the Australian market,” says Darren Ralph, general manager of Porter Equipment in New Zealand and Australia. “Ammann presents a significant opportunity for Porter Equipment Australia to grow its footprint into the compaction…