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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 339

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.
field days more at elmore

Isuzu NLR 45-150 Tri-Tipper truck One of the first bits of gear to catch our eye at the show was this Isuzu NLR 45-150 Tri-Tipper, a 4.5-tonne GVM truck that you can tip to the left, right or rear using a selector in the cab. It features a range of safety features including anti-lock braking, an anti-skid regulator and a stability control system. You canm also add up to four reverse cameras. The lads at Poyser Trucks Bendigo say this model is proving extremely popular with councils and landscapers. It can be driven on a car license. Kubota R065 wheel loader A long dumping reach and high ground clearance made the Kubota R065 wheel loader stand out on the Bertolis Agricultural & Industrial stand. This German-made 4.4-tonne articulated loader has an air-conditioned high-visibility cab for dealing with…

2 min.
no nonsense

The TX936S is built for a variety of applications including construction, mining and land-clearing Agrison’s TX936S wheel loader is a real game-changer for those looking for affordable power. Melbourne’s Agrison is a second-generation family-owned business that has made a name for itself as a major supplier of value-for-money construction and agricultural machinery. The company operates under the motto ‘best quality and value without compromise’ and sources high-quality machinery through its partnership with a Chinese company which is fully compliant with the International Standard ISO9001:2008. Agrison says that this business model, sourcing no-nonsense, high-quality machinery from overseas and selling direct to the customer for a quarter of the price of the big names, has seen the group become one of Australia’s most recognised machinery brands, both here and also abroad. After starting out small, the Agrison…

1 min.
lucky break

Sometimes in this game, reporting on various types of equipment for Earthmovers and Excavators, one can get a really lucky break. Earlier this month we headed to the Porter Equipment Dig Day Out on the Gold Coast – a full three days of accessing some of Porter’s extensive range of excavators, loaders, compact track loaders and articulated dump trucks. Not quite being the first on site but close enough to it, I quickly introduced myself to the guys from Porter’s and was promptly given the green light to access whatever equipment we needed and got ‘the nod’ that the keys were within easy reach when required. There were machines and attachments from a range of manufacturers distributed or sold by Porter Equipment – such as Hyundai, ASV and Terex – and all could…

1 min.
play time

I’m never one to shirk the opportunity to play in the dirt, and the recent Hastings Deering Cat Dig Day provided the perfect excuse to go and shift some dirt and strut around in hi-vis. There were plenty of yellow machines with which to get up close and personal out the back of the massive Hastings Deering Acacia Ridge facility. There were excavators and skid steers set up along with some conveniently placed mounds of dirt. All so punters could get out and have a crack at this oversized playground for grown-ups. In the name of product familiarisation, of course… we don’t want to be seen as having too much fun on the job! The excavator line-up ranged from 1.5-tonners up to an 8-tonner. And there was also a handy cross-section of skid…

1 min.
swing shift

Sandvik has previewed its new Ranger DXi surface drill rig at Germany’s Steinexpo quarry show – ahead of a presentation to dealers and customers in Finland. The new Ranger has a drilling coverage area of 55 square metres and is equipped with a powerful new rock drill, intelligent operation and high fuel efficiency, making it the most powerful and efficient top hammer drill rig in its class, according to Sandvik. The designers made the Ranger DXi with higher productivity in mind, giving it features such as a 290-degree revolving upper structure that allows the operator more drilling time without moving the rig from hole to hole, a 21-27kW rock-drill, and the iTorque control system. The use of Sandvik GT 60 tools enables higher productivity with straighter 92-127mm holes. Sandvik says its developers are also…

1 min.
pro shop

LDV’s new dual-cab, four-door, budget-priced T60 ute has landed in Australian showrooms. The ute is available in two trim levels, Pro and Luxe, with each powered by a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel 4-cylinder capable of generating 110kW and 360Nm. The engine can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, and each variant in the line-up has four-wheel drive with high and low range. The Pro is set up as a working ute, with a heavy-duty suspension setup (front and rear); the Luxe is aimed at the recreational market, with softer suspension to suit. The T60 has a payload capacity of 1025kg (manual Pro), 995kg (auto Pro), 875kg (manual Luxe) and 815kg (auto Luxe), and each model is rated to tow up to 3000kg. Each model also has 215mm of ground clearance…