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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 343

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.
next-gen iron

Caterpillar has launched three new next-generation excavators in the 20-tonne size class that it says increase operating efficiency and lower fuel and maintenance costs. The three new models – the 320, 320 GC and 323 – have a suite of purpose-built features designed to keep the machines performing within customers’ productivity and cost targets. “We have equipped our next generation of excavators with revolutionary technology to optimise our customers’ jobsites and maximise the value we provide them,” Caterpillar Australia and New Zealand regional sales manager Ranil Tennakoon says. “Through our consistent investment in product development, we have managed to improve operator efficiency, and reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs significantly.” The Cat 320 and 323 have been designed for medium-heavy duties and are equipped with Cat Connect Technology, which the company says can improve…

1 min.
silky smooth

Machinery dealer Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) has added the Dynapac MF2500 mobile feeder to its lineup. CEA says that the MF2500 model provides continuous paving speeds and an uninterrupted material flow, resulting in a smooth and easy paving process. “It’s an easy-to-operate, cost-effective machine with an impressive feeding capacity,” CEA national product manager for compaction and paving Paul Ridgeway says. “The MF2500 empties a truck in 35 seconds because of its wide belt and large tunnel and the bulk material transfer ensures a homogenous mix. The long and wide tracks ensure enough traction to push even the largest trucks. “The distance sensor makes certain that the distance between feeder and paver stays constant and the wide and high conveyor ensures smooth material flow with minimal segregation.” The Dynapac MF2500 weighs in at 22 tonnes and…

3 min.
perfect fit

Every machine in the EvoQuip range has a focus not just on performance, but also useability, transportability and fuel economy Tricon Mining Equipment has brought the full range of Terex EvoQuip crushing and screening equipment to the Australian market, with a machine suited to almost any crushing or screening application. The company celebrated its 10th birthday last year by announcing that it was to be the distributor for the new EvoQuip range. This, coupled with Telestack mobile bulk handers, Anaconda Equipment International, Matec Italia, Simem and various other brands, has cemented Tricon as a premier player in the Australian crushing and screening industry, Tricon’s Rob Price says. “The most exciting thing about EvoQuip,” he says, “is that there is a machine to suit everyone. “For a long time, customers had been forced to either…

1 min.
stiff competition

Volvo is set to launch its first line of rigid haul trucks, ranging from the 40-tonne R45D through to the flagship 90-tonne R100E. Volvo has indicated it will begin selling its Volvo-branded rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. In addition to the R45D and R100E, the Volvo rigid range also includes the 54-tonne R60D and the 65-tonne R70D. The Volvo range is based on the existing Terex Trucks TR series. Volvo CE purchased Terex Trucks in 2014 and the company says that, as a result of this new launch, the production of Terex trucks rigid haulers will cease over time. “Our purchase of Terex Trucks in 2014 was a strategic decision that allowed Volvo to offer customers a rigid hauler option,” Volvo CE senior VP of marketing and product portfolio Thomas…

1 min.
perfect ten

Komatsu is celebrating a decade of the commercial deployment of its Autonomous Haulage System in Australia and the Americas. The company now operates 100 self-driving haul trucks and says it plans to accelerate the pace of AHS deployment. In 2005, Komatsu began the AHS trial at Codelco’s copper mine in Chile and began commercial deployment there in January 2008. The second deployment followed at a Rio Tinto iron ore mine in Australia in late 2008. After these successes, an AHS system was piloted in a section of a Suncor oil sands mine in Canada in 2013. Rio Tinto currently operates AHS trucks in four mines in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, with the trucks being controlled remotely from the company’s operations centre in Perth, roughly 1500km from the mines. Around the world the system operates around…

1 min.
compact combo

Geospatial group Topcon has launched the GM-100 total station, which is designed to provide a powerful electronic distance measurement (EDM) system with integrated communications technology. Topcon says the GM-100 has been designed from the ground up to be an all-in-one surveying solution inside a compact, ruggedised case. “It delivers the latest technological advantages in a small, sleek design,” Topcon director of global surveying products Ray Kerwin says. “Whether operators are performing tasks such as site layout or as-built survey, the instrument delivers high-end performance with a best-in-class accuracy of up to 6000m and 1.5mm + 2ppm with a prism and up to 1000m and 2mm + 2ppm in reflectorless mode.” The GM-100 features dual-axis compensation designed to ensure stable measurements even on rough terrain by automatically correcting both horizontal and vertical angles. The GM-100…