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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 342

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.
going low

Takeuchi’s new TL6R compact track loader is here, with the company expecting it to be popular with owners of the popular TL120 and TL220 models. One of the standout features of the new TL6R is its size – the loader is small enough for easy truck or trailer loading for road transport to and from job sites. The TL6R’s low-profile cabin sits at a height of 1975mm, which is low enough to allow the loader to be driven through the door openings in most residential carports and garages. Takeuchi says this feature is great when a landscaper or plumbing contractor needs access to the back yard of an existing structure where materials need to be hauled from a street kerb. Under the bonnet is a Tier 4 Final 48kW engine which is able to…

1 min.
shove off

Machinery giant Claas is expanding its product range with the release of the new Smart Push bucket. It is different to a conventional loader bucket, with the load being discharged without the need to tip the bucket; instead it is pushed out. “The core of Smart Push is the movable rear panel that can be easily operated using the third control circuit,” Claas says. “To empty the bucket, the driver only has to move it into the desired position and then push the contents into the container while maintaining the bucket in a horizontal position.” The Push Smart is available for the Claas Torion wheel loader models and Claas tractors with front loaders. The material uptake is the same as a standard bucket, with the standard hydraulic overload protection preventing any operating errors. The protection…

3 min.
working smarter

We eliminate the need for someone in the trench checking the levels and there’s less need for our operator to be getting in and out of the machine Semi-autonomous Grade Control technology is essential for professional civil construction companies looking to boost efficiency and raise safety levels. With the tech now more affordable than ever, the Cat 323F L excavator comes fully equipped with the latest 2D Grade Control. The 25-tonne 323F L is a long-undercarriage digger powered by a Cat 120kW C7.1 ACERT diesel engine. With a maximum dig depth of just under 7m and a forward reach of around 10m, the 323F L is a machine engineered for large-scale projects and construction sites. The 323F L is one of a range of Cat F Series excavators designed to deliver up to 10…

1 min.
hard as nails

Tech giant Panasonic has released the Toughbook CF-33, a fully rugged 2-in-1 detachable laptop PC designed for use in demanding conditions. The Toughbook is a laptop with detachable keyboard and 12-inch touchscreen tablet that can be used in multiple modes. The device is suited to a number of industries such as agriculture, mining, construction, emergency services, government agencies, defence, maintenance and transport. The Toughbook CF-33 is an evolution of Panasonic’s CF-31. It is 37 per cent thinner and 26 per cent lighter than the previous model and has an improved battery life of up to 10 hours. Panasonic says the CF-33 is designed to maximise uptime and unit life. “It’s no surprise that the rugged mobile market continues to grow,” Panasonic Australia mobile solutions general manager Marc Amelung says. “Research shows that, for standard notebooks, the…

1 min.
wash day

McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) has showcased its new washing and classifying equipment in the UK. MWS is the washing and clarifying equipment division of McCloskey International, whose products are sold in Australia through east coast and PNG distributor Mobile Screening and Crushing (MSC) Group. MWS hosted a working demonstration of new products including the SandStorm 516 (pictured) and AggStorm 80 and 150 washer units, which were tandem-processing quarry scalpings. The SandStorm 516 modular wash plant can produce grades of sand in the 0-2 and 0-5mm range while simultaneously producing 40mm-plus rinsed stone. The sand plant also has the capability to blend all or some of the fine sand into the course sand to maximise the required grading. The AggStorm 80 and 150 range takes it a step further with rinsing, screening, scrubbing and sand washing…

1 min.
pik up a ute

Mahindra has launched the next-generation PikUp ute, which it labels as tougher and more stylish than before. The new ute, which is available through Mahindra’s local subsidiary Mahindra Automotive Australia, features refreshed outer body styling, a new 6-speed transmission, greater turbo-diesel power and a redesigned interior. The original Mahindra PikUp was introduced to Australia in 2007 and has since gone on to sell well across the nation. The new-generation PikUp is available in two specifications – the 4x2 S6 single-cab ute, which is aimed at the value end of the market, and the SUV-inspired 4x4 dual-cab S10 variant. “We have been here in business for over a decade with a local Mahindra subsidiary and on-ground team to focus on needs and aspirations of the consumers and to build our offerings,” Mahindra international operations head…