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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 335

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.
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. It also has a reach height 8 per cent higher than other skid steers. JCB says the Teleskid’s value is in the versatility of functions it can perform. “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…

1 min.
clean & quiet

Semco Equipment Sales has introduced the Takeuchi TB216H, a diesel-electric hybrid version of the popular Takeuchi TB216 mini excavator, to gauge the demand for hybrid models in the Australian market. The TB216H system allows the diesel engine to be used to propel the excavator off the trailer and around the job site. Then, once in working position, the excavator connects via a capillary line to an on-site 415V three-phase power outlet or generator set. The result is a much quieter machine that produces no carbon dioxide emissions when in electric mode. Apart from being good for the environment, this also increases the variety of environments the excavator can operate in, as ventilation requirements are much lower. This is increasingly important on cramped urban sites. “The key benefit of the electric drive system is…

3 min.
do-it-all dog

The range of accessories we were able to purchase with the Huski was just what we needed. The versatility of a Toyota Huski 5SDK5 skid steer loader is setting a Victorian-based waste water management services contractor up for future growth. Sepserve owner Peter Fowler bought the loader complete with a range of accessories including a 4-in-1 bucket, Digga trencher, pallet forks, spreader bar and rippers. He says the Huski is making light work of its primary task of digging waste water service trenches in a region of Victoria taking in Bendigo, Ballarat and the Macedon Ranges. “The Huski does the job effortlessly,” Fowler says. “It’s the best option for us by far. “It’s bigger, more powerful, does a much better job, and does it much faster than the stand-on mini loader we had previously.” The Toyota…

1 min.
pumped up cat

Caterpillar has introduced some new enhanced productivity options for its D8T dozer that it says are aimed at saving operators time and money. The range of optional extras now includes a larger SU bulldozer blade, performance cutting edges, reinforced ‘extended life’ undercarriage, powered bottom guards, and remote control operation through the Cat Command system. The new dozer blade, a 10.3-square-metre semi-U (SU) blade, has 19 per cent more capacity than the standard D8T blade. The blade also features Cat’s patented performance cutting edges, designed to dig deeper into material and improve blade control. Cat says this delivers a cutting action that increases blade load mass by up to 25 per cent. A new, fully suspended ‘heavy-duty extended life’ undercarriage is available, aimed at reducing repair costs for those working in high-abrasion conditions. The undercarriage…

1 min.
winning wagon

The innovative Helix Dumper system for rail wagons, from Swedish group Kiruna Wagon, has won the Swedish Steel Prize 2017. The system consists of a 100-tonne rail wagon designed for transporting raw iron ore from mines, as well as an unloading station that uses a unique body-turning device that allows the entire wagon to be tilted for side unloading while the chassis remains on the rails. Traditional rail wagons usually dump material through the bottom of the wagon. However, some stickier materials and small particle sizes are unsuitable for bottom dumping. The Helix Dumper allows discharge of these materials of up to 25,000 tonnes per hour. Kiruna Wagon says the cost of completely unloading the Helix system is just 14 per cent of a comparable rotational wagon. The panel of jurors for the Swedish…

1 min.
load ’em up

Hyster’s new B238 series of 16- to 18-tonne heavy-duty forklifts are designed for use in jobs where robust, heavy-duty lifting power is required, such as pipe handling, general cargo, break bulk, lumber, steel and concrete. Hyster-Yale Asia-Pacific big trucks product specialist engineer Gordon Liu says the H16XM-9/12 to H18XM-7.5/9 truck range is based on the smaller Hyster 16XM-6 but engineered with a stretched wheelbase to create heavy-duty machines for handling increased loads. The B238 series is powered by a Cummins Stage IIIA/Tier 3 QSB 6.7 engine as standard, with the option of a Stage IV Cummins engine. The machines feature High Performance (HiP) and eco-mode (eco-eLo) power settings, and have an on-demand hydraulics system that only delivers flow or pressure when required. Hyster claims that the B238 forklifts deliver “up to 20 per…