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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 322

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.
complete cats

Caterpillar has revealed four new excavator models – the 313F L, 315F L, 316F L and the 318F L – that will complete its F series of 11- to-90-tonne excavators. The four new models represent the smaller end of the F series range, with the large and mid-size models released in previous years. Like other models in the F series, the latest releases conform to US Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emissions standards. The 68.5kW 313F L is the smallest of the new lineup with a maximum operating weight of 15 tonnes. The excavator is powered by a Cat C4.4 ACERT engine that can operate in two power modes, high and economy. It also has a full-size ROPS cab and an ergonomic air-suspension seat. The 72kW 315F L has been designed as a compact-radius…

1 min.
new wheels for jcb

JCB has announced the Australian release of its 455ZX wheel loader, a machine which it says delivers maximum uptime with reduced fuel consumption. Available now through local distributor JCB Construction Equipment Australia (JCB CEA), the 455ZX has an operating weight of just under 18 tonnes and is powered by a 165kW JCB DieselMax 672 engine equipped with a multi-stage fuel filtration system that removes contaminants such as water and dust particles from fuel. JCB says the 455ZX has been designed with fuel efficiency and reduced emissions in mind. “The JCB DieselMax 672 engine uses our latest generation EcoMax lean-burn combustion system for ultimate efficiency and reduced emissions,” JCB CEA national product manager for wheel loaders Greg Sealy says. “Initial benchmarking indicates that the 455ZX is around 15 percent more fuel efficient than its competitors,”…

1 min.
wheel of fortune

ARockla Rockwheel G5 attachment has helped a landscaping business on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula save precious time and resources by streamlining trenching work and eliminating double-handling. Grant Nykiel is the operator of Port Vincent Landscapes, an earthmoving and excavation business that specialises in providing septic, electrical and water services to rural properties. “The terrain in which we operate consists of limestone rock which presents challenges when digging 400mm trenches.” Nykiel says. “We had been using a rock hammer attached to our 5-tonne excavator, however the time needed to remove and relocate broken rock from the trenches was costing us time and resources.” Research was conducted with the help of Semco Equipment Sales, and the decision was made to purchase a Rockla Rockwheel G5 attachment. “We found an excellent solution in the form of a Rokla…

2 min.
working dog

We have used Toyota forklifts for over 15 years, and … Toyota was the natural choice when we needed to upgrade our skid-steer loader. The Toyota Huski 5SDK11 skid-steer loader’s ability to handle a large payload while remaining highly manoeuvrable was the driving force behind a NSW agricultural distribution company’s decision to embrace the brand. Pursehouse Rural says it chose the ‘top dog’ in the Toyota skid-steer range because the Huski 5SDK11 is capable of a 900kg operating load capacity, provides excellent dumping ability and has the power to handle tough applications. Operated from Pursehouse’s bulk fertiliser and blending plant near its Quirindi head office, the Toyota Huski has been put to work moving solid fertiliser as well as blending fertiliser to its customers’ specific requirements. Pursehouse Rural director Rod Roseby says the decision…

1 min.
cleaner & quieter

Atlas Copco have taken steps to lessen the impact of noise and dust from urban construction by upgrading two of its drill rigs to include both dust collection and noise suppression features. The company says the updates to the FlexiROC T25 R and FlexiROC T30 R drill rigs are aimed at improving operator well-being and reducing negative impact on the surrounding environment. The main update to the dust collection system is the addition of a mist sprayer that can be used with an included tank or connected to an external water source. Using water mist when drilling will bind the dust to the water, preventing it from escaping and being inhaled by the operator or others. The dust collection system is a closed system, and filters and bags can be changed without any dust…

1 min.
leg up from komatsu

Komatsu Finance is offering a start-up finance policy for those looking to enter the earthmoving industry with a new Komatsu machine, and one of those to take advantage of the deal is Sydney-based owner-operator Dominic Sammut. Under the start-up policy, Komatsu Finance will lend up to $200,000 to potential purchasers of a new Komatsu earthmover, provided they have been working in the industry for four or more years and meet the company’s lending criteria. Sammut took full advantage of the package when he bought his first machine – a Komatsu PC138US-8 excavator – and started his own business in September 2014. Since starting in business, most of Sammut’s work has been through major Sydney contractor ABAX Contracting, primarily carrying out subdivision work in the western suburbs. Sammut – who is the son of Sydney…