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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 330

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.
heavy-duty haulers

Volvo has developed a new G-series line of articulated haulers, and the big trucks will be available in Australia through local distributor CJD Equipment. The five G-series models – the A25G, A30G, A35G, A40G and the A45G (pictured) are heavy-duty articulated haul trucks designed for use in off-road operations such as quarries, mines and large construction projects. The G-series trucks are powered by Volvo Tier 2 diesel engines ranging in power from the A25G’s 234kW engine to the 347kW in the A45G. Volvo says the G-series engines provide significant improvements in fuel economy through automated predictive gear selection that adjusts to operating conditions. Fuel efficiency is also increased by the G-series on-board weighing system, which guarantees the operator has the optimal load every cycle. This also maximises productivity and reduces machine wear. The off-road…

1 min.
custom cats

Caterpillar is expanding its OEM options for large machines to include versatile frontless hydraulic shovels weighing over 100 tonnes. Cat OEM solutions are essentially blank bodies of Cat machines (up until now only available for articulated and off-highway trucks) that can be customised and refined to meet specific customer requirements. Cat is now offering models from the 6015B to the 6090 hydraulic shovel range (606kW to 3360kW) in frontless configurations for both mobile and pedestal-mounted applications. The move allows customers to use larger specialty front attachments with greater capabilities and flexibility. Cat says the idea behind frontless hydraulic shovels is to cut costs for customers by allowing them to only purchase the parts and equipment that’s needed. At the same time, one machine can be used for multiple jobs by swapping the attachments as…

1 min.
pro benz for big bucks

Mercedes-Benz has just launched a work-focused 4x4 cab-chassis spin-off of its capable yet premium-priced 4x4 G-Wagon – the G-Professional. The new $119,900 ute brings a 2-tonne payload (4490kg GVM without tray) to the table as well as a formidable off-road pedigree. The Benz G-Wagon is already the light vehicle of choice for the Australian Defence Force. The G-Pro sits on 16-inch alloys and has 245mm of ground clearance and a 650mm wading depth. It uses a full-time 4x4 system with front, rear and centre diff-locks. Drive to the front and rear wheels is split 50:50, and live front and rear axles are suspended by coil springs all round. For those who like to strut up and down their bonnet while in the bush, the engine lid can be fitted with non-slip material and has…

2 min.
moving mountains

This is a really key gap in the aggregate market that is now filled by the Telestack AggStack range Mobile bulk material handling specialist Telestack has announced the AggStack range of mobile conveying systems for use in the aggregate, sand and gravel industries. The Aggstack range, available from Tricon Mining Equipment, formalises a series of entry-level radial telescopic stackers, radial fixed-length stacking conveyors, truck unloaders, hopper feeders and link conveyors already available from Telestack into one product group. The AggStack radial telescopic stackers are available in lengths of 32m, 42m, 46m, 50m and 58m, with capacities ranging from 200-1000 tonnes per hour. As the AggStack range is designed specifically for the aggregate market, the unit is engineered to help eliminate or reduce segregation, degradation, contamination and compaction of the material. The conveyors’ 270-degree stockpiling arc,…

1 min.
pocket-sized power

Ditch Witch has introduced the JT10 horizontal directional drill (HDD), saying it delivers exceptional power while remaining the most compact drill in its class. The JT10 is powered by an air-cooled Tier 4 49kW Deutz diesel engine and produces 44kN of pullback force. Ditch Witch says the JT10 incorporates many of the features usually only seen on larger drills, such as heavy-duty anchor system and an integrated remote tracking display. “The increased productivity and efficiency of our new JT10 unit combines the simplicity of a smaller drill with the power of larger HDDs,” Ditch Witch senior product manager Seth Matthesen says. “Today’s operators are facing more challenging environments, especially those found on compact, urban jobsites, and the JT10 helps combat those challenges.” An on-board fluid tank holds over 150 litres of fresh water, providing an…

1 min.
plug & play

Deutz Australia’s new Deutz Drive engine package is a ‘plug-and-play’ unit that can be put straight to work in a wide variety of agricultural and industrial applications with a minimum of fuss. It comes complete with mounting feet, engine mounted exhaust system, muffler and air cleaner, and a wide selection of engine control panels. This means the engine package is able to run stationary machinery ‘out of the box’ and is easily transferred from one machine to another. The company says the Deutz Drive system was developed after consultation with customers and has been designed locally and specifically for the Australian market and conditions. The Deutz Drive engines are based on the 912 and 914 series for air-cooled engines, the 2011 series for air-oil-cooled, and the 1013 series for water-cooled models. They have been…