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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 328

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.
clever komatsus

Komatsu Australia has launched the PC210LCi-10 excavator, the company’s first excavator with fully integrated Intelligent Machine Control (iMC). The PC210LCi-10 has an operating weight of just over 23 tonnes and is powered by a 123kW Komatsu SAA6D107E-2 diesel engine configured to US Tier 4 Interim emissions standards. Komatsu’s iMC concept is designed to let operators focus on moving material efficiently, without having to worry about digging too deep or damaging the target surface. The company says the system can deliver a more than 60 percent improvement in work efficiency when compared with conventional construction processes. Komatsu says its iMC system differs from traditional machine guidance systems which still require manual input and operator skill. “Komatsu’s iMC excavator enables operators to achieve optimum speed to final grade accuracy with minimal operator inputs, while eliminating the need…

1 min.
versatile conveyors

Telestack has announced the Australian release of the AggStack range of mobile conveying systems through East Coast distributor Tricon Mining Equipment. Tricon says that although the AggStack range has been specifically designed for the aggregates and quarry markets, the telescopic conveyors can be used in a range of applications including grain-handling and forestry work. Within the quarry, the AggStack telescopic conveyors handle standard applications such as stockpiling, bay loading, linking and reclaiming. The conveyors are radial and have a 270-degree stockpiling arc. When combined with the high telescopic reach of the conveyors this gives up to 30 percent more stockpile capacity than a fixed length/height conveyor, Telestack says. The AggStack conveyor can also stockpile material in radial windrow, incline windrow and radial conical formations. The conveyors are highly mobile and can be positioned anywhere on site.…

1 min.
spin class

The new Lacertis Series site dumpers from Uromac have a fully rotating seat base plate, which means the entire seat, dashboard and steering wheel all turn with the operator. As this enables the driver to face the forward driving direction or the rear-mounted hopper when operating the Lacertis dumpers it gives better vision, improves safety and productivity because fewer manoeuvres are needed, and lowers driver fatigue. Uromac Australasian agent Forklift Finder Services says the heavy-duty site dumpers “meet the highest standards of safety and service life designed to operate in difficult conditions in construction and mines while delivering exceptional power, low running costs and increased driver satisfaction”. The Lacertis trucks have an articulated chassis with a 9-tonne payload and features such as a rear-mounted hopper for better visibility, safety and comfort. They are multipurpose…

3 min.
shear victory

At least 80 per cent of new sales are either repeats or referrals The OSA RS4000, a primary demolition crusher that suits excavators starting from 40 tonnes in weight, is the latest of the OSA controlled demolition equipment to land on the Boss Attachments showroom floor. The RS4000 is constructed entirely from Swiss SSAB Strenx performance steels and Hardox wear plate, the RS4000 stands at 3200mm, weighs in at 4120kg, has a jaw opening of 1350mm and exerts a shattering crushing force of 350 tonnes. If you think that’s impressive, just wait until you see its big brother, the RS12000, which is scheduled to hit our shores in early January. The RS12000 stands at 4580mm, weighs 14,000kg and has a crushing force in excess of 900 tonnes. Boss Attachments says this big dog will be…

2 min.
paving push

Caterpillar launched its PM620 and PM622 profilers in Melbourne recently, so we headed to the company’s Tullamarine headquarters to get a close-up look at the machines whose every system and component have been refined. The launch comes ahead of a broader plan to bring the F series of profilers and pavers to Australia next year — a move which Caterpillar says shows the company’s commitment to the local paving market. The PM620 and PM622 are 33-tonne asphalt profilers (also known as cold planers in the US) driven by a 470kW Cat C18 ACERT Engine. The Australian version will be configured to US Tier 3 emissions standards. The difference between the two models is in the width of the cutting drum: the PM620 has a cutting width of 2m and the PM622 has one…

1 min.
green witch

Ditch Witch has upgraded the popular JT100 and JT100 All Terrain horizontal directional drills to meet Tier 4 emissions standards. Powered by 194kW Cummins diesels, the drills are designed for boring holes to install pipes and other underground utilities. The JT100 models produce up to 16kNm of torque, and Ditch Witch says they’re ideal for challenging or long bores and installation of large-diameter pipes. “As the demand for underground construction projects continues to rise, operators have to drill in more difficult terrain and soil conditions than before,” Ditch Witch senior product manager Seth Matthesen says. “To this end, the upgrades to the JT100 and JT100 All Terrain drills provide the job site solutions to drill faster and more effectively, while reducing emissions.” Ditch Witch used the upgrade as an opportunity to tweak a number…