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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 312

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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in this issue

1 min.
on the case

A21-tonne CX210C is the latest in a long line of Case excavators to be used by Drouin South Excavations to conquer the rough and rugged Australian bush. Andy Kemp, the second-generation owner of the Victorian contracting company, says the Case CX210C is used “for just about everything” “We use our Case heavy excavator for clearing trees, for ripping up concrete or for whatever else we need when we are doing excavation work,” Kemp says. “The CX210C does the job without any hassles at all.” The trees Kemp is talking about are huge 30m gum trees with trunk diameters of close to 2m. The basis of the CX210C’s power is a Tier IV Isuzu 4HK1X common rail engine which combines fuel efficiency and low emissions with increased power — 157 horsepower (117kW). Case says a power-boost…

1 min.
powertrain powerhouse

The Kawasaki 67Z7 wheel loader, a new utility model that adds hydrostatic transmission and other features aimed at improving performance and fuel efficiency, is being brought to Australia this month by Tutt Bryant Equipment. “The hydrostatic transmission (HST) consists of two electrically controlled variable displacement axial piston type hydraulic motors in conjunction with a summation gear box,” Tutt Bryant says. “There’s a variable displacement piston pump to drive the motors. “Axles are equipped with limited-slip differentials as standard, internal planetaries and dual-circuit wet brakes.” Combined with an Isuzu 4HK1 diesel engine that meets Tier 4i emissions standards, this powertrain package “provides outstanding rimpull power and extremely smooth operation”, the company adds. The Kawasaki 67Z7’s hydrostatic transmission has a ‘creeper’ function which allows for precise first-gear speed even at full revs. An inching pedal allows the…

1 min.
bring in the drone

A remote-controlled excavator that measures just 1.35m high and can learn operating manoeuvres and then replay them automatically has been developed by XCMG. Nicknamed ‘Little Swan’ by the giant construction machinery company based in Xuzhou, China, the 1.08m-wide XE15R has a 100m wireless range. XCMG sees the machine as being particularly suited to work in severe operating environments, such as toxic conditions or extreme temperatures due to its remote operation and self-learning function, which XCMG says is a new phase in the ‘intelligentisation’ of its excavators. “Intelligentisation is an inevitable choice as XCMG follows the path of new industrialisation,” XCMG president Wang Min says, “and the XE15R shows that we do what we say. Its design embodies our pursuit of efficiency and user friendliness.” XCMG says that it is devoting more effort into the…

1 min.
little beast

The new Takeuchi TB210R super-mini excavator is heavier and more powerful than the model it replaces — the TB108 — but it retains its compact dimensions for working in very tight and challenging spaces. Weighing in at 1,150 kg, the TB210R — distributed by Semco — is classified as a short-radius machine with the counterweight running minimally outside the extended tracks. A fold-down ROPS bar is integrated into the machine, and the body parts are all steel fabricated, which is good news for contractors who use their machine constantly and for the hire industry. “Rental operators will be pleased that even trailer-loaded with a set of buckets and hitch the TB210R grosses around 1.3 tonnes,” Takeuchi says, “allowing the machine to be towed using a conventional utility or a family sedan without…

1 min.
birthday treat

Komatsu is celebrating 50 years of supplying earthmoving, mining, construction and utility equipment to Australia this year, and is marking the occasion by sending six of its customers to next year’s Bauma Expo in Munich, Germany. During its time in Australia Komatsu has grown from a small distribution operation selling just a few dozen machines to a company with 41 branches across the country and employing over 2,000 people. “We’re so proud to see how Komatsu has grown in Australia over the last 50 years,” Komatsu Australia managing director Sean Taylor says. “Our equipment has been at the front and centre of many significant infrastructure developments and mining activities over the last five decades, helping our customers to complete large-scale projects that have contributed to the sustainable economic growth of Australia.” Every customer who…

1 min.
task master

The JCB JS20MH Wastemaster, a materials handler which allows the waste industry to handle both landfill and recycling operations, has been launched in Australia by distributor JCB CEA. The 20-tonne machine has a host of features including a range of protective guards, a hydraulically operated high-rise cab and a specialised engine cooling pack. The new model has arrived at the ideal time as the Australian waste management market is starting to move from a landfill to a recycling model, JCB CEA excavator product manager Deon Cope says. “The JS20MH can work in both types of operation so it’s perfectly matched to the needs of the industry now and into the future,” he says. “The increased visibility from the high-rise cab means the handlers can easily pick out and separate specific pieces of waste. This…