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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 366

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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1 min.
superior comfort

Kubota’s newest machines provide increased performance and are tailor-made for those big jobs in small places, the company has announced. “We are excited to release these two new construction loaders, which will extend the model offering of Kubota’s construction range,” Kubota construction product manager Nathan Thomas says. Kubota’s SVL65-2 is a new edition to the Kubota compact track loader range and sits just under the current SVL75-2 and SVL95-2S. The SVL65-2 is 385kg lighter than the SVL75-2. The new hydraulic system features an advanced multi-function valve that allows operators to run the AUX hydraulics, bucket and loader arm functions together without stalling. The SVL65-2’s new electronic travel torque management constantly monitors the load of the machine to optimally control the hydraulic pump output and prevent engine stalls. Kubota has also improved on its wheel…

1 min.
driverless hauler

Harsco Corporation has announced that its Environmental division (HE) will serve as pilot customer for Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) new autonomous battery-electric hauler. Based on the HX2 concept model, a fleet of four updated machines will begin the year-long pilot program in March 2020 at a HE site in Sweden, where it will be tested in a repetitive transport application. “We are delighted to partner with Volvo CE on this pilot,” HE COO Russ Mitchell says. “Our participation represents the fulfilment of the promise we make to every Harsco Environmental customer: that we will always seek solutions that are both innovative and environmentally responsible.” The machine is fully automated and uses shared and proven technologies from the Volvo group like batteries and driveline systems. “We aim to raise the bar in what our machines…

4 min.
cat show

The 988K XE and the 972M XE wheel loaders are our premium range with the latest, most advanced technology built in. Dealers and key clients from across Australia and New Zealand were treated to the special showcase event when Caterpillar put its latest wheel loaders, articulated trucks and a range of other equipment on show recently. The 2019 National Load and Haul Event was centred around Caterpillar’s new XE range, including the Cat 988K XE and 972M XE wheel loaders. The XE range is proving incredibly popular for a broad range of applications across construction, earthmoving and smaller mining operations, and is closely based on the popular predecessor models with additional features providing greater productivity, efficiency and even better all-round performance, says Caterpillar. 988K XE WHEEL LOADER The new Cat 988K XE is the first…

1 min.
group effort

A$542.4 million contract has been awarded to an alliance of John Holland Group, Kellogg Brown & Root and Metro Trains Melbourne. Work to remove the level crossings at Bell, Munro and Reynard streets in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick, in Melbourne, will ramp up with the contract now signed. The project will also see two new modern stations built at Coburg and Moreland and large areas of open space created along 2.5km of the Upfield line, with three times more trees to be planted along the corridor. At Moreland Station, a new bigger and better Moreland Station Reserve will link both sides of the precinct and will feature barbecues, a nature playground, extensive planting and landscaped gardens. This Alliance has already removed the level crossings at Camp Road, Skye/Overton Road and Buckley Street,…

1 min.
ring road revamp

CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has been selected to deliver an upgrade to a northern section of Melbourne’s M80 ring road. The design and construct contract will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of approximately $331 million. The upgrade is located on the M80 ring road between Sydney Road and Edgars Road, approximately 14km north of the Melbourne CBD. Funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments, the upgrade will increase capacity, reduce congestion and enhance safety for drivers. “CIMIC Group, through CPB Contractors, has substantial experience in delivering infrastructure projects across Victoria,” says CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright. “Drawing on our significant expertise and strong teams of people, CPB Contractors will safely and efficiently complete this vital piece of infrastructure for the community. We are pleased to be selected to deliver this project for the Australian…

2 min.
next generation

The dean of engineering at Monash University has issued a rallying call to the mining industry to push the federal government for more engineering places at universities – describing the shortage as a matter of national economic security. Professor Elizabeth Croft, speaking at the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne recently, said Australia was under producing as a nation. She said there was a shortfall of 6,100 engineers a year. “Mining companies are screaming out for engineering talent and they can’t find it,” Croft said. “They are recruiting all around the world and they are competing with other nations for talent (those nations) want to keep at home. “The thing I worry about is that with all of these opportunities, more and more as a country we are going to have to…