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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 371

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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3 min.
generation savvy drives business success

Norris Construction Group, operating out of Geelong, has eight Komatsu Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) machines – ranging from dozers to excavators – at the core of its 36-strong Komatsu fleet. Tim Norris, 48, the second-generation owner of the fast-growing business, credits the advent of iMC as the most startling innovation of the decade and the root cause of his expansion. “You just don’t make mistakes – the job is there on the screen in front of the operator when he climbs on board,” Norris says. “Where a foreman might forget to give an instruction, the entire sequence of activity in an iMC machine is outlined and continually updated for the operator. “It enables us to work when inclement weather prevails because it eliminates the need for a person on the ground.” Norris, who joined the…

2 min.
big excavator in a little body

Weighing in at 13.5 tonnes and fitted with a powerful and efficient Cat C4.4 engine, the Cat 313FL delivers ground-breaking power with control like no other, the company has announced. Brett Lenz, sales manager – hydraulic excavators says that the 313FL provides excellent breakout and performance to the operator when they need it. “It’s the complete package. Coming standard with high pressure and medium pressure auxiliary lines from the factory, the 313FL provides all the flexibility needed on site.” With a long undercarriage on a robust frame and a 4.65m boom and 2.5m stick, the 313FL is reinforced with thick, multi-plate fabrications, castings and forgings to ensure the machine can cope in high stress areas and is able to withstand all conditions, says Cat. The spacious ROPS cabin comes with climate control air conditioning…

2 min.
project zeus

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced ‘Project Zeus’ — the 580 EV (Electric Vehicle), the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader, which will significantly lower daily operating costs, produce zero emissions, reduce maintenance demands and satisfy local/project-based incentives for working with electric equipment/vehicles. City governments and municipalities will also benefit from the elimination of emissions for working in urban environments and close to other buildings/people, as well as the reduced noise generated by the equipment. “CASE built the very first factory-integrated backhoe loader in 1957 and has been at the forefront of backhoe innovation,” says Leandro Lecheta, head of construction equipment – North America, CNH Industrial. “The 580 EV is a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainability, the evolution of earthmoving equipment and truly practical innovation that drives real savings and…

3 min.
heavy haul

Powered by a Cummins QSK60 diesel engine rated at a standard 2,500hp (1,864kW) (gross), and with a 2,700hp (2,013kW) option for greater speed on grade, it incorporates the latest engine and drive system technology, as well as capacity and availability improvements. According to Jason Arthur, Komatsu’s national product manager – mining, the new engine and drive system features deliver improved performance, intelligent parasitic load control on the engine, up to 80 per cent lower particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions and better fuel efficiency. Advances in the engine and drive system parasitic load management on the 830E-5 reduces fuel consumption by up to 5 per cent compared with the previous model. Additionally, the truck can be fitted with on-chassis aftertreatment technology allowing it to comply with stringent Tier 4 Final emissions standards. “These latest model…

1 min.
nickel & dime

Barminco Limited (Barminco), a subsidiary of ASX200 diversified global mining services group Perenti Global Limited, and Panoramic Resources Ltd have jointly developed a detailed mobilisation and implementation plan, all utilising Barminco best-practice operating systems and processes. Work has now started at Savannah nickel mine, located in Western Australia’s East Kimberley. The newer mining fleet to be supplied by Barminco is expected to deliver enhanced equipment reliability. Barminco will undertake mine development, production, and haulage over a three-year term at the nickel-copper-cobalt project. “The execution of a mining contract with leading underground services provider, Barminco, represents a significant step forward for the Savannah Nickel Mine and Panoramic,” Panoramic managing director and CEO Victor Rajasooriar says. “We now look forward to delivering a rapid and efficient transition to Barminco run operations. With their proven expertise, we are…

1 min.
improved comfort

Both Next Gen wheeled excavators are powered by the fuel-efficient Cat C4.4 engine that now meets stringent EU Stage V, US EPA Tier 4 Final, and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards. The two models deliver high power, while offering up to five per cent improved fuel economy. A larger fuel tank on the M314 provides extended work time between fuel refills. From dirt to asphalt, these versatile excavators are built to quickly tackle a wide range of projects. Featuring up to 15 per cent more swing torque over the F Series, the M314 and M318 allow operators to quickly complete the task and move onto the next. With travel speeds in excess of 34km/h (21mph), they are fast and efficient moving from job to job. The M314 and M318 come standard…