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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 331

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.
new way to crush

Boss Attachments has launched the Xcentric crusher bucket and announced it will phase out the current MB crusher line. The new Xcentric crusher buckets are made from high-strength Hardox steel and feature a patented isolating jaw movement which allows the material to be crushed without an associated compacting effect. Boss says the new style of jaw movement can boost production levels by as much as 35 per cent. The attachment has cross-top jaws which can create a circular motion, allowing the crushing of wet material. The jaws of the crusher are fully adjustable, giving an output product of between -20mm and 170mm. The jaws are adjusted by moving just two pins, bringing the time needed to adjust product size down to around two minutes. The crusher’s double-effect hydraulic system allows operators to reverse the…

1 min.
heavy haulers

Giltrap Ag’s hydraulic construction tipping trailers, long popular in New Zealand, are now available in Australia. Offered in four models with tipping capacities ranging from 12 to 22 tonnes, the versatile trailers are designed for small earthmoving companies, hire companies, small quarries or property developers. Giltrap Ag has long been associated with agricultural trailers, but the company has been manufacturing construction-spec trailers in New Zealand for around seven years. Now it is hoping to make an impact with the construction series in Australia, a market where trailer sales have not traditionally been strong. “Many contractors have been asking us for tough trailers which they can use for more than one type of job,” Giltrap Ag business development manager Warren Grose says. “Our construction range meets that demand perfectly.” The heavy-duty trailers are manufactured in New…

1 min.
cleaner and smarter

JCB Construction Equipment Australia (JCB CEA) has announced it will be bringing fuel-efficient EcoMax diesel engines to its backhoe loader range with an eye to reducing fuel costs and emissions. The new engines are configured to meet EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4i and Tier 4 Final standards and are equipped with the latest energy-saving technology. JCB says the units have been tested for 110,000 hours in 70 different JCB machines. “JCB CEA has tested the latest units in some of the toughest applications and harshest environments on earth,” JCB CEA national product manager Glenn McLeod says. “Each JCB engine has cutting-edge combustion technology that delivers improved efficiencies and excellent fuel savings.” The JCB engines don’t require a diesel particulate filter, so the backhoes retain a low bonnet line with good visibility to the wheels…

2 min.
industry on show

National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo 2017 With so many companies reporting success with last year’s National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo, exhibitors have come flocking back, together with many new exhibitors, for 2017. Running from Friday 21 April to Sunday 23 April at the Panthers Penrith Club in NSW, this year the show has an improved exhibitor layout for easier visitor flow, and upgraded catering choices. “With the industry owning, managing and operating its event, it’s a great platform where we can add value to the knowledge base of solutions for business owners, contractors and equipment users,” National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo CEO Steve Zivkovich says. “Better-informed customers make it easier for suppliers to understand their customers’ needs and be able to offer the most appropriate equipment solutions. “Many contractors may find it…

1 min.
comfy & capable

Kubota Australia has launched two new SSV skid-steer loaders, designed for use in the construction, rental and agriculture segments. The two new skid steers are the 47.7kW SSV65 and the 55.1kW SSV75, both powered by Tier 4 Kubota 4-cylinder diesel engines. The series features a range of updates including a slide-up door for the front entry that rises overhead rather than swinging out. This allows the door to be opened regardless of loader position so the operator can exit the machine even if the loader is stuck in a tight or difficult position. The operator cab is also pressurised for dust resistance and has an automated climate control system. The SSV models feature a multi-function control lever, allowing for fingertip control of major machine functions. The skid steers have two-speed travel as standard, with…

1 min.
new breed

Hyundai Construction Equipment’s new HL975 wheel loader has made its world premiere at the SaMoTer construction expo in Verona, Italy. The HL975 weighs in at 26.5 tonnes and is powered by a 247kW Cummins QSG12 diesel engine configured to US Tier 4/EU Stage IV emissions restrictions. Hyundai says the loader uses high-efficiency air handling and advanced combustion without the need for a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. This allows the loader to also use a wastegate turbocharger. The HL975 has been given a strength boost, with Hyundai saying the durability of the frames and attachments are 1.5 times stronger than the previous ‘generation 9’ Hyundai wheel loaders. A number of enhancements to improve fuel efficiency have been made on the new model, such as automatic engine shutdown on idle, with the length of…