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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 333

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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2 min.
dirty days

OSA SH40 SCRAP SHEAR To say the SH40 is big is an understatement. The 4-tonne monster is designed for one thing and one thing only – destroying things. The primary function of demolition shears is to cut structural steel beams, pipes and sheets. The SH40 is manufactured from Hardox 400 steel, has a tightening force of just under 545 tonnes at the cutting end, and can rotate the full 360 degrees. KUBOTA U27-4 MINI-EXCAVATOR Kubota had its brand new mini-excavator front and centre of its familiar orange display. Kubota reps told us the very first U27-4 only arrived in Australia the previous week. The aggressively styled 2.5-tonne zero tail-swing digger features a 15.6kW engine, 360-degree manoeuvrability, and delivers 21kN of breakout force at the bucket. The excavator can be easily loaded transported by trailer, and has a…

1 min.
getting it right

On-board weighing systems specialist Compuload has been manufacturing weighing systems for wheel loaders, excavators, backhoes, telehandlers, forklifts and skid steer loaders since 1988. Overloading or underloading trucks and other machinery is a one-way ticket to increased costs and a reduced bottom line. Overloading is also a workplace health and safety issue and attracts large fines for those who don’t comply, while underloading is simply a waste of space, fuel and time. It is essential to get weights right the first time. Compuload’s CL5000 and CL6000 weighing systems are suited to wheel loaders and telehandlers, and can weigh in both static mode and ‘lift speed compensation’ mode, which saves time by allowing loads to be weighed while lifting. The weighing system collects weight data from a pressure transducer sensor placed in hydraulic lift lines for the…

1 min.
mixing it up

JCB has introduced a skid-steer loader with a telescopic boom, the Teleskid, and says the new machine can reach 60 per cent further forward than other skid steers on the market. The Teleskid is available in both wheeled and tracked configurations. On top of the improved forward reach, the Teleskid is also able to dig below its chassis to a depth of around one metre. The Teleskid also has a reach height 8 per cent higher than other skid steers. JCB says the Teleskid’s value is in its versatility. “The JCB Teleskid can do the work of four machines – a telescopic handler, masted forklift, compact loader and a skid steer, all in one easily serviced machine,” JCB chief innovation and growth officer Tim Burnhope says. “Through innovation this machine will surpass the expectations…

2 min.
perfect 10

Fuel efficiency is one of the big advantages of these machines – we operate by the bucket, not by the hour, so we need to keep fuel minimised and power maximised The first delivery of the new Kobelco 30-tonne SK300LC-10 excavator has gone to Queensland-based subcontracting business Coleman Drainage, which specialises in largescale trenching, infrastructure and subdivision work. Brothers Mike and Steve Coleman, together with John O’Toole, have owned and operated Coleman Drainage for nearly 30 years. Mike says the delivery of the new 30-tonne excavator from Kobelco distributor BrisVegas Machinery filled a gap in their fleet. “Every year we get a new Kobelco machine, and we’re glad this new model has been released,” he says. “It’s perfect for some of our more involved projects where we need a heavy excavator that’s big,…

1 min.
blazing grazing

Working in relentless heat is a fact of life for south-west Queensland cattle grazers Dagworth Grazing. You have to be tough there, and your machines need to be even tougher. Dagworth recently acquired an SDLG LG959 wheel loader it says is more than capable of handling the punishing daily conditions on the station, where record temperatures of 47.2 degrees Celsius were recorded in February. February’s heatwave in the area (about 60km north of Georgetown, Qld) saw a notable impact on many local businesses. However, Dagworth says its new LG959 loader didn’t miss a beat. “I am very impressed with the technological updates SDLG has made,” Dagworth Grazing owner Ian Tincknell says. “The engine cooling system has worked extremely well and handled our 40-degree temperatures. “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the engine cooling…

1 min.
growing gains

Screening and crushing company McCloskey International has opened a new manufacturing centre of excellence in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, to house additional production to cope with increased demand. The company has expanded over the past three years with close to 35 per cent growth overall, increased market share, major investments in manufacturing facilities, and the introduction of a new division. In lockstep with this growth was the addition of more than 30 dealers to McCloskey’s global distribution network. The new Northern Ireland site will deliver increased assembly and production space for the company’s crushers, screeners and stackers, as well as a new washing systems range. The latter is a new business division – McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) – which is focused on washing and classifying across multiple applications. The new unit designs and manufactures a…