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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 338

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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3 min.
down to earth

JCB 260T Compact track loader JCB had an impressive presence at Henty with a wide range of machines including telehandlers, mini excavators and generators. But it was the 260T compact track loader, on display with a Auger Torque MT900 trencher attachment, which caught our eye. Powered by a 55kW JCB EcoMax diesel, the 206T is a vertical-lift tracked loader that JCB says has a 33 per cent larger operators’ cab than other models in its size range. The loader weighs in at just under five tonnes and has a lift capacity of 1179kg. Bobcat MT85 mini track loader Among the machines at the Bobcat display was the MT85 stand-on mini track loader. Designed for construction and landscaping jobs, the MT85 has been engineered to fit on cramped urban sites and can fit through gates and…

1 min.
sweet sixteen

Sany has introduced the redesigned SY16C zero tail-swing mini excavator to the Australian market. The SY16 features a compact design with a retractable undercarriage and deflectable boom that allows the unit to access job sites narrower than 1m. Sany says it is looking to explore Australia’s high-end mini excavator market. “Sany has a wide range of products which are high-quality and robust. We believe it will have a very good performance in Australia,” the company says. The SY16 weighs in at just over 1.7 tonnes and is powered by an 11.2kW Tier 4 Final Yanmar diesel. The little digger’s 30 lpm hydraulics can produce up to 15.2kN of breakout force at the bucket. Sany says the hydraulics are load-sensitive and designed to adjust hydraulic flow based on the application. The SY16 is compatible with a…

1 min.
let there be light

Three new Atlas Copco HiLight lighting towers – including the HiLight B5+, H5+ and V5+ models – are now available through distributor Redstar Equipment. Redstar says the HiLight range offers a wide range to suit a broad range of applications, and has been designed for safety, durability and energy efficiency. “Atlas Copco’s HiLight lighting tower range offers flexible light options, robust build quality and a compact size for easy transportation,” Redstar Equipment general manager Richard Crowe says. The HiLight towers can illuminate an area up to 5000 square metres with a 20-lux brightness average, making them suitable for residential or road construction, oil and gas mining and music or sporting events. The HiLight B5+ is a compact unit designed to be easily transferrable between jobs, and Crowe says 22 units are able to fit…

5 min.
chew faster

We did a lot of field work to make sure the RT-120 would continue to operate efficiently in tough Australian conditions. That was very important Skid-steer or compact track loaders are popular mulching devices because they’re agile compared with mulching tractors doing the same job. A compact loader will get in and out of tight spaces while a full-size tractor can only scoff doughnuts and watch. Although not the most efficient combination for tackling large stem sizes, the latest ASV RT-120 Forestry Posi-Track, fitted with Fecon’s upgraded Bull Hog mulcher, will push over trees up to 203mm (eight inches) in diameter, and is possibly Australia’s only compact loader with such a focused objective. It has to be said, though, that application still rules. There’s no such thing as ‘the best compact loader on…

1 min.
needa slasha?

With many areas of Australia set for above-normal bushfire risks this season, Digga is highlighting the need for slashing and clearing grasslands and low-level shrubbery. Digga Australia has a range of forestry and vegetation management attachments, starting with the Digga Slasha, which is a slasher made for smaller property maintenance, clearing scrub, tidying fence lines, general landscaping, roadway maintenance and parks maintenance. The slasher is available to suit mini loaders, skid steers, excavators and tractors, and comes in three width options. Its features include a chain curtain to supress debris, height-adjustable rounded side skids for smoother manoeuvrability, and a twin-blade, dual-rotation single cutting bar. Visit www.digga.com for information on Digga’s free replecement blade offer in October.…

1 min.
bigger digger

The giant Case CX750D, which weighs in at over 70 tonnes, has been officially revealed at the Steinexpo trade fair in Homberg, Germany. Case says the new excavator replaces the company’s CX700B and CX800B models at the heavy end of the range. The CX750D is driven by a 381kW Tier 4 Final Isuzu diesel and is capable of delivering 335kN of digging force at the bucket (when using the Power Boost function). Case says it achieved Tier 4 Final compliance through a combination of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) technology, meaning a costly diesel particulate filter isn’t needed. The CX750’s electronically controlled hydraulic pump and larger control valves help to boost the machine’s breakout force, while a hydraulic control system monitors and adjusts hydraulic power to the task at hand. The…