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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 311

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.
versatile midi

JCB CEA has launched the 65R-1 excavator, a mid-sized 6.7-tonne, reduced-tail-swing earthmover designed to be an all-rounder that can be used in a wide variety of jobs. “The next-generation 65R-1 is the perfect machine,” JCB CEA compact equipment product manager Phil Withell says. “Its specification balanced with functional, easy to use features makes it suitable for all applications in the construction, landscaping, civil and DIY markets.” Among those features are a digger end designed to enhance the excavator’s digging and placing performance, with improved geometry for better lifting and loading, plus a new H-frame heavy undercarriage design which provides stability, strength and rigidity. An open-centre design allows spoil to fall readily from the carriage, reducing cleaning time when moving between sites. The JCB 65R-1 — which directly replaces the 8065RTS — can be specified…

1 min.
bigger and better

Construction machinery giant Hitachi has announced the release of the new ZW-5 range of wheel loaders, which includes three completely new models that greatly increase the capacity of the ZW-5 range and mark the company’s push into large quarries and the lower end of the mining market. Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia’s national sales manager for construction and forestry, Frank Gili, says reliability and ease of use are vital at the larger end of the wheel loader market, and these factors were central to the design of the ZW-5 range. “Those [models] at the big end are all about getting the job done in a way that is as quick and efficient as possible, with no compromise on safety or comfort,” he says. “For customers in the quarry and mining sectors where work…

1 min.
tunnel vision

Sandvik Mining and Construction Australia has been awarded the contract to provide the majority of the roadheaders required for Sydney’s NorthConnex tollway tunnel project. The contract represents the single largest order for Sandvik tunnelling roadheaders since it won the contract to supply the Sochi Olympic Park excavation in Russia over five years ago. Thirteen of the 19 roadheaders required for the project are being supplied by Sandvik, including six MT720 units (pictured), six MT520 units and one MT620. The MT720 is the largest of the three Sandvik models. It weighs in at over 135 tonnes and can bore a hole over 9 metres wide at its maximum digging width. The MT720 has been engineered to cut through hard and abrasive rock with a pressure rating of above 120 MPa. The MT620 is its…

1 min.
different angle

The PowerLatch Tilt, a fully hydraulic quick-coupler which can tilt a full 180 degrees and which allows operators to change attachments in a horizontal position, has been released by Miller Australia. The coupler is available in models suitable for carriers from 3.5 tonnes to 21 tonnes and exceededs the requirements of New South Wales’ WorkCover Authority for quick hitch safety, says Brendan Quill, Miller’s UK-based sales and marketing director. “Site safety is an issue which Miller has focused on for the past decade,” Quill says. “In fact we invented the Twin Locking concept in 2008 to satisfy the demands of ever-changing worksites around the world — particularly with the increasing focus being placed on ground worker safety. “Our system completely locks the attachment to the excavator from within the cab.” Quill says Miller has developed…

1 min.
totally ace

Organisers of ACE EXPO Victoria 2015 say that every piece of machinery that digs, dumps, moves or lifts will be on display at the show, which is to be held from 12-14 November at the Melbourne Showgrounds. The biennial expo, which will feature on-site demonstrations and one-off deals, is once again supported by the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF). It is run and part-owned by Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) in conjunction with the Construction and Mining Equipment Industry Group (CMEIG). “Among our 100-plus exhibitors, we welcome Komatsu, Onetrak, Kubota Tractors, Indeco, Hitachi, Wacker Neuson and a host of others from varying construction-industry sectors, including civil contracting and engineering, earthmoving, training and beyond,” says ETF portfolio director Luke Kasprzak. He says activities on the three days include a CMEIG networking function on Friday 13…

1 min.
high-tech haulage

Technological improvements are front and centre as Cat brings its new C Series line of large haul trucks to the Australian market. The three new models — the 745C (pictured), the 740C EJ and the 735C — build on the performance of the previous B series trucks by adding a range of automated features aimed at making the worksite safer and more efficient. The 745C is the biggest of the new models, with the ability to haul a payload of up to 41 tonnes behind a 381kW Cat C18 ACERT engine. The 735C is its little brother, rated for payloads up to 32 tonnes behind a Cat C15 engine. The odd man out in the new lineup is the 740C EJ, which combines the tractor of the 745C with a horizontal-discharge body which…