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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 327

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
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Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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1 min.
two in one

A reversible attachment that gives your skid steer, mini loader or track loader a dozer blade and a stick rake in one has been designed by Norm Engineering. “The new stick rake is versatile and simple to use,” the Brisbane- and Melbourne-based company says. “By simply removing four locking pins and manoeuvring your vehicle you are able to replace the locking pins therefore changing this attachment from a dozer blade to a stick rake.” The dozer blade comes with a reversible, bolt-on cutting edge for improved longevity, and is built using strong materials to allow it to be used in the harsh Australian environment. Similarly, the stick rake tines are manufactured from 500-grade Bisalloy for extra strength and durability. The amounts of tines are determined by the width of the attachment. The Dozer blade stick…

2 min.
new middies

JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) has launched the 411HT (pictured) and 417HT mid-size wheel loaders, which it says has been built for hard-surface applications such as operating in bulk stores or farm loading tasks. Both are powered by a 4.4-litre JCB EcoMAX diesel engine configured to Stage IV/Tier 4 emissions standards, with the 411HT pushing out 81kW and the 417HT capable of 93kW. JCB CEA says that the Stage IV/Tier 4 standard was reached by using a selective catalytic reduction system. The 8.7-tonne 411HT is fitted with a JCB High Torque lift arms which give the machine a load-over clearance of 3.36m, with a full-turn tipping load of just over five tonnes. With its larger sibling, the 9.4-tonne 417HT, there are three loader arm options giving operators a clearance of up to 4.2m,…

1 min.
showing the way

Over 30,000 visitors attended the inaugural Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo 2016, and in 2017 the show will be even bigger with a broader spread of industries. Managed and operated by representatives of the Australian earthmoving equipment industry, the show now promises the biggest range of earthmoving machinery and attachments, agricultural machinery, mowing equipment, trucks, boats, bikes and more. “It’s a family-friendly show with loads of entertainment for everyone,” the organisers say. “Live demonstrations will be running throughout the three days with operator challenges and lots of giveaways on many of the stands.” As we reported last year, there were deals aplenty taking place at DDT. Livio Pace of Boss Attachments said he was literally “blown away” by the huge crowd that included machinery attachment buyers who generated around $1 million in sales for his…

1 min.
making the grade

Liebherr has announced that its R920 compact crawler excavator, first unveiled at Bauma 2016, is now available worldwide. Although the R920 has an operating weight of between 19 and 21 tonnes, the crawler excavator is designed for use on restricted construction sites or urban areas. Powered by a 100kW Tier 4 Final diesel engine, Liebherr says the R920 combines the performance and versatility of a standard crawler excavator with the advantages of a compact-dimension machine. With a turning radius of just 1.85m, the R920 can work unrestricted on most construction sites and can be easily transported from one to another. An automated hydraulic system with mode selection allows the operator to pre-select engine/hydraulic performance settings that are matched to the application, reducing fuel use and engine wear. The R920’s undercarriage, based on the Liebherr…

1 min.
boom bots

Swedish demolition machinery firm Brokk has announced a new line of explosion-proof demolition robots called the Brokk Ex series, designed for use in environments where explosive gas may be present. The robots of the Brokk Ex range are upgraded versions of Brokk’s existing line of remote-controlled demolition robots. Ranging in size from the 500kg Brokk 50 to the 11-tonne Brokk 800P, the robotic machines are mainly used in tunnelling and excavation work. The Brokk Ex machines are compliant with EU directive ATEX 94/9/EC, meaning they can be used in environments where explosive gas, vapour or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation but could occur for short periods of time. Brokk says the machines are particularly suited to work in the oil, gas and mining industries. “This is an exciting new step…

1 min.
power welder

Miller has released the multi-functional Big Blue 600 Air Pak welder/generator, a 600-amp machine that provides field workers with on-the-go power for welding, carbon arc gouging, providing auxiliary power or running an air compressor. Aimed primarily at single operators performing critical repair and maintenance functions in areas such as rail, mining, construction and fabrication, the 600 Air Pak features a powerful EPA Tier 4 Final-compliant Deutz engine rated at 65.7hp. “Responding to a need in the marketplace, the Big Blue 600 Air Pak from Miller is the most reliable, versatile machine available in its class,” Miller product manager Ben Froland says. “We know that jobsite demands vary greatly so Miller has expanded our welder/generator offering to ensure that no matter what your needs are, you can keep your worksite equipment fully functional —…