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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 317

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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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
Frequency:
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1 min.
star chamber

Anew design used in the latest Terex Finlay impact crusher promises to give the 50-tonne I-140 unprecedented levels of production and high consistency of product size, the company says. Suitable for mining, quarrying, demolition and recycling applications, the I-140 features a redesigned central chamber with components that increase in width as the material flows through the machine. It has a standard hopper size of 6 cubic metres. “The introduction of the Terex Finlay I-140 represents a significant step change in our family of impact crushers,” Terex Finlay product manager Alan Witherow says. “Our field test results of extensive testing have recorded significant productivity increases, depending on the application, over the model that it replaces. “The enhanced material flow process of the plant represents a significant step change to our engineering ethos and in due…

1 min.
ram raid

Towing-tough Ram pick-up trucks are now available in Australia courtesy of American Special Vehicles (ASV), an alliance between automotive distributor Ateco and Melbourne-based Walkinshaw Automotive Group. Two Ram 4x4 models have hit our shores — the big, beefy 3500 and the slightly more cosseting 2500. Both are powered by a 6.7-litre Cummins turbo-diesel which provides 370 horsepower (276kW) of grunt and 1084Nm of torque. A 68RFE 6-speed torque converter auto sits behind the little 6-cylinder Cummins donk and is equipped with a shift-on-the-fly 4x4 transfer case. The Cummins engine complies with current US smog laws and uses SCR to clean up any tailpipe nasties. As such the Ram requires Adblue and usage will depend on load and how hard the truck is working. The Ram 2500 will take a payload of 916kg while the…

1 min.
big six

Sumitomo has launched the final model in its Dash 6 range of excavators, the SH480LHD-6, through its Australian distributor Tutt Bryant Equipment. The new model features a range of additions and improvements aimed at increasing productivity and reducing fuel use and downtime. The track-mounted machine has an operating weight of 46.7 tonnes and a 1.8-cubic-metre bucket, which is attached to a heavy-duty 6.55-metre boom for a dig depth of 7,720mm. At the heart of the new excavator is the improved Isuzu AL-6UZIX Tier 4 Interim engine, which Sumitomo says provides a 5 percent reduction in fuel use over the previous model. The engine also features a cooled exhaust gas reduction (EGR) system which mixes exhaust gas with the air intake and then passes it through a water cooler. This has the effect of substantially…

1 min.
feel the vibe

An Australian-made PneuVibe compactor plate and post clamp combo attached to a 14-tonne Caterpillar excavator with a Hy-Rail kit is making steel post driving a whole lot easier for Western Australia’s Spinifex Crushing and Screening Services. Tasked with driving steel posts into the ground to shore up railway ballast in the Pilbara, Spinifex turned to Total Rockbreaking Solutions (TRS), part of PneuVibe’s Australia-wide dealer network. TRS recommended a PneuVibe CP201 compaction plate — a 710kg compaction plate which has a centrifugal force of 8,100kg and frequency of 2,300 rpm — paired with a PD1 post clamp for the job. If required, PneuVibe managing director Ian Burke says, the CP201 could easily be adapted to sheet and rail driving as well. Pneuvibe has been making excavator-mounted plate compactors for over 20 years. The range consists…

1 min.
back on track

Komatsu Australia is again a sponsor of the Triple Eight Race Engineering V8 Supercars team, which runs under the Red Bull Racing Australia banner, for the ninth consecutive year. The companies must be lucky for each other because in the years since the partnership began in 2008 Triple Eight has brought home six Driver Championships and seven Team Championships. This year the number of drivers and cars swells to three with the introduction of New Zealander Shane Van Gisbergen, who will be at the wheel of the No.97 Holden Commodore VF. The 2015 Gold Coast 600 and Sydney 500 race-winner joins six-time champion Jamie Whincup and V8 veteran Craig Lowndes, who celebrated 100 career wins, his sixth Bathurst win and a second outright in 2015 and now races in TeamVortex livery.. “Nobody wins more…

1 min.
game changer

The move from a vibrating screen to a sieve bucket to a REMU EP3150 screening bucket for recycling material has been a game-changer for Queensland’s Landscaping & Water Cartage (LWC). Operated by Robert, Andrea and Logan Smallmon since 1991, the Toowoomba-based business specialises in landscaping, earthmoving, bulk soil and water deliveries, and processes bulk material at its South St yard for resale. The recycling process has evolved over the years, with the most recent change being the purchase of a REMU EP3150 screening bucket from Premier Rock Machinery in Brisbane. The REMU bucket uses a rotary screening blade to size material, with the blade spacing determining the size of material. LWC has its bucket set up to produce 18mm minus material, which places it in a niche for high-quality soils and gravels suitable…