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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 373

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2 min.
trading on the future

We want to encourage all applicants that you are never too old to start a new career. Mining and construction support company Hastings Deering opened applications for its 2021 apprenticeship intake on Monday, June 8, calling on would-be apprentices to ‘unearth your potential’ for 40 new positions. As the world adjusts to the changes brought about by Covid-19, Hastings Deering’s apprentice intake campaign celebrates ‘hope for the future’, with five trades on offer across nine Hastings Deering workshops, including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Mt Isa, Darwin and Alice Springs. Hastings Deering’s general manager – people and external affairs Vincent Cosgrove says the company was keen to increase applications from regional areas with clear focus again on improving flexibility and inclusion within its workforce. “Our tagline, ‘Unearth Your Potential’ speaks to our diverse…

3 min.
clean dig

The new hydraulic system is designed to reduce the load on the engine, which helps reduce fuel consumption. Volvo Construction Equipment’s latest offering, the E-Series, takes productivity and fuel efficiency to another level. The range includes compact, wheeled and crawler models. All excavators in the new series are extremely versatile. They can be used for everyday earthwork jobs to heavy forestry mulching or rehabilitation work with minimal adjustments. “The E-Series comes with Stage 5 ‘emission control’ engines – the latest technology engines and the cleanest engines currently in use in Australia,” CJD Equipment national product and training manager Lindsay Daniels says. “It also has the latest electronic platform, which allows the E-Series to carry Volvo’s unique Co-Pilot system. This android-based system has a variety of applications and in an excavator it has the…

1 min.
keep it civil

Queensland’s peak representative body for employers in the civil construction industry, Civil Contractors Federation Queensland, has partnered with the Institute of Civil Infrastructure to launch the industry’s own continual professional development program for civil managers. Interested parties will now be able to access, anywhere in the state, civil industry-specific learning, standards and recognition. “The civil industry is very focused on improving the skills of its people, and has recognised the need for ongoing professional development of our managers, including establishing recognised standards for them,” chief executive of Civil Contractors Federation Queensland Damian Long says. “Such initiatives are most successful and valuable when driven from the ground-up by the industry itself, and that is precisely what has happened here. “Through this partnership with CCF Queensland, the Institute will now be offering their service across the…

2 min.
drones for mining

As part of its internal and external audit requirements, Boral must measure stockpiles on each of its quarries nationally, to account for the amount of stock on ground. This process has historically been done using an aircraft, however, due to restrictions on interstate travel due to Covid-19, this was not possible at most sites. To solve the problem, Boral partnered with BIRDI – a company that uses a national network of local, fully-licenced drone operators to capture stockpile data from quarries and then upload it to a dedicated team of volumetric measurement specialists for processing and reporting results. Over two days, 50 local operators surveyed 57 sites using standardised methods to capture volumetric data and provide data on the stockpiles in six states and territories. Shane Braddy, national quarries general manager for Boral Australia,…

1 min.
one step further

Setting up Norm Engineering as the distributor for Rototilt’s tiltrotator system in Australia proved to be a great success. “There is a great interest for the tiltrotator in Australia and we are ecstatic that we are able to offer the best product available in the world,” general manager of Norm Engineering John Pesch says. With on-site training at Rototilt in Sweden, Norm Engineering, based in Brisbane, has the technical knowledge to support both new and existing Rototilt customers, it states. The use of tiltrotators on excavators is common in the Nordic countries, but in Australia and New Zealand interest has only begun to grow in recent years. More and more contractors are now discovering the benefits of 360° rotation and 40° tilting of their tools, as well as increased safety on the worksite…

1 min.
supporting resurgence

CASE Construction Equipment has recorded one of its largest deliveries for 2020 with an order for 125 units from the Angolan Ministry of Transport. Amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic, the construction sector has begun to see an uptake in activity as governments of countries with a downward trend in contagion enter into their respective next phases, reinstating select construction activities. This has been reflected with recent deliveries to customers in Australia, China, Russia and southeast Asia. The latest signs of encouragement come from Africa, with this substantial delivery in Angola. The result of a tender won by Redondo y García SA, a key CASE partner in the country, the order consists of a mix of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators, dozers and graders. Aftermarket services tied to this delivery are being supported by local CASE…