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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 362

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1 min.
safety & stability

TRT launched its newest product, the TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane, to an audience of more than 100 industry representatives at its Brisbane site recently. “We are proud of the new TIDD PC28 crane the [TRT] team has designed and manufactured,” says Lawrence Baker, COO at TRT. “We consulted with industry to produce a crane that will work to improve operator safety and deliver productivity improvements across Australasia, and based on the feedback we have from the launch, the industry agrees.” There was a live interactive demonstration of the patented Slew Safe, a safety feature exclusive to TIDD cranes. “Slew Safe, developed by TRT, is a significant new pick and carry safety feature. It is designed to minimise the risk of a crane rollover when the crane is lifting on uneven surfaces: a…

1 min.
new drill delivery

Hastings Deering has received the only Cat MD6250 rotary blasthole drill in Queensland, delivering it to contractor Mining and Civil Australia (MACA). The delivery to Bluff Coal mine, east of Blackwater, makes it the first drill of its kind to enter the territory. The advanced features on the crawler-mounted Cat MD6250 drill are set to maximize fuel efficiency and improve drilling for the contractor. Its features include a Cat C27 engine, variable compressor output controls, drill depth indicators and virtual head stops for operators. “It’s an interesting site as there are restrictions around noise. MACA had experience with the MD6250’s predecessor model and believed they could get the same value and production out of the new model,” says Adam Davis, product manager for drills and large motor graders at Hastings Deering. “The MD6250 has proportional…

1 min.
customer-led design

The new John Deere 850L dozer boasts what it says are customer-inspired updates, including a larger displacement engine, increased operating weight, new operator station, and several improvements to maximize reliability and durability. The 850L incorporates an EPA Final Tier 4 John Deere PSS 9.0L diesel engine that provides a 10 per cent increase in horsepower. At 168kW (225hp), the 850L has more horsepower than any dozer in its size class, says John Deere. Equipped with the Eco mode feature, fuel consumption is reduced by up to 20 per cent. Auto-idle and idle shutdown are also standard, which further minimize fuel costs. Like all John Deere dozers, the 850L features a dual-path hydrostatic transmission, now with 13 per cent larger pumps than the K-Series. The new dozer is available with the widest Power…

1 min.
gold load

Red 5 Limited is using a fleet of Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) articulated haulers at its underground gold mine in Western Australia. The haulers have helped the company to increase productivity while reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs, says Volvo CE. The three haulers have been working at the Darlot Gold Mine in Eastern Goldfields, 900km northeast of Perth, for the past year, putting in over 16,500 fleet hours. Since Red 5 Limited’s acquisition, the company has successfully ramped up gold production to more than 100,000 ounces of gold per annum with the help of its high-performing fleet of Volvo CE machines. “These trucks have been a game changer for our operations,” says Geoff Hart, maintenance superintendent at Darlot Gold Mine. Hart says switching to the Volvo A45G articulated haulers has dramatically reduced…

2 min.
crushing the competition

The range of new Komatsu breakers, which have operating weights from 65kg to 5,589kg, covers mini excavators (0.7–7.5 tonnes), medium sized excavators (7.5–20 tonnes) and large excavators (20–90 tonnes). The Komatsu heavy range of breakers are available as both a two-speed option as well as a fully variable speed version. The fully variable speed versions automatically change their frequency to different conditions or material hardness therefore greatly increasing productivity across varying applications. According to Komatsu general manager, construction & utility marketing Charles Wheeldon, the company’s new breaker range brings industry-leading rock breaking technology to its entire construction excavator range. “For many years, Komatsu has been recognised as offering the industry’s best range of excavators, in terms of performance, productivity, reliability, durability and cost of ownership,” says Wheeldon. Our design engineers understand that percussion efficiency…

1 min.
nsw crane changes

Two new notices have been released in NSW regarding mass and dimension exemptions for all terrain mobile cranes. National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) program director Annette Finch says the new notices would cut red tape for operators. “These notices will allow crane operators the flexibility to meet their operational requirements without the need for a permit on an approved network,” Finch says. “We have also been working closely with local government and industry to improve access for smaller special purpose vehicles in New South Wales, including a high proportion of the drill rig fleet and the concrete pump fleet that can now operate under the National Class 1 SPV Notice 2016. “Through reviewing these arrangements and providing additional training to road managers, we’ve seen a significant increase in access to local government roads. “This work…