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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 345

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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in this issue

1 min.
enhanced cats

Cat has updated three of its articulated truck models with a range of new features. The three models – the Cat 730, 730 EJ (ejector) and 735 – have received new operator stations, new controls, transmission-protection, hoist-assist, advanced traction control, stability-assist and a new fuel-saving ECO operating mode. In addition, the new 730 and 730 EJ have been given automatic retarder control and a hill-start feature. These particular items were already present on the 735’s C-Series predecessor and the updated 735 retains them. All three models are powered by a Cat C13 ACERT diesel, with the 730 and 730 EJ rated at 274kW and the 735 at 319kW. The new operators’ cab features an external ‘spinal-ROPS’ design that uses a rear-quarter glass panel that eliminates the need for a rear structural pillar,…

1 min.
done deal

Kobelco has announced Central Queensland Equipment as its new dealer for the Rockhampton and Mackay region. CQE is the retail arm of the SMW Group, which specialises in equipment servicing and repair for the mining and construction industries. Based in Rockhampton, CQE services the construction, mining and road transport sectors from Bundaberg to Bowen, including the Bowen and Galilee coal basins. “CQE has a strong reputation throughout the north Queensland region,” Kobelco sales and service general manager Doug McQuinn says. “And will offer Kobelco a fast start up and the opportunity to bring our premium products to more customers in the mining and associated support industries.” McQuinn says the addition of CQE further strengthens Kobelco’s dealer network in Australia. “Kobelco has established dealers across the country in every state. The addition of CQE to…

2 min.
aussie rules

It’s hard to find grinder that can handle some of the hard woods that we have over here. “A new high-tech manufacturing plant has allowed us to hit the market with the Razorback horizontal grinder — a serious contractor’s track-mounted green waste grinder — at $594,000 plus GST,” he says. “That’s about $200,000 less than has been the case previously, so we are confident that operators needing one will be very pleased. This is an introductory offer and is so far under the market price that it’s not funny. “Razorback have a new factory and Hi-Tech equipment that allows me to supply them to the market at a much cheaper rate, with no compromise on the quality that we are known and trusted for. “Combine that with local backup and 80 machines out in…

1 min.
waste not

The diesel-hydraulic Keestrack 1313S (R6) impact crusher and screening unit’s mobility and throughput of 300 tonnes/hour have proved to be game-changers for a Belgian recycling company. Headquartered in Ingelmunster, a town close to the city of Kortrijk and the French border, the Belgian Monseré group is involved in earthworking, demolition work and the recycling of building materials, demolition waste and organic matter. The company’s recycling department, Movarec, is responsible for the mobile recycling of con-struction and demolition waste on Monseré construction sites and customer projects. The recycling company also operates a breaking yard for building rubble, class A and B timber and green waste in Veurne in the province of West Flanders, not far from the coast. The company has a workforce of six, who together process up to 600,000 tonnes of building…

1 min.
new generation

Atlas Copco has extended the QIS generator range with the addition of five new models spanning 875 to 1420kVA that offer low-noise levels and modular capabilities. The five new models are the QIS 875, QIS 1015, QIS 1115, QIS 1250 and QIS 1420. All five offer 500 hour service intervals and are designed for reliability and efficiency in both standby and stationary prime power applications. The generators are suited to a wide range of industries including data centres, manufacturing, utilities, healthcare and retail. QIS generator models are intended for outdoor installation and go through several different testing procedures including a transient behaviour test, ambient temperature performance test, water ingress test and extensive noise testing. Atlas Copco says lowering noise-levels in the QIS series was a top design priority for the new models. “The latest…

1 min.
boom boost

Genie has launched the S-85 XC boom, an access platform designed for heavy-lifting operations The Genie S-85 XC boom has 27.91m working height with 22.71m of outreach, with an unrestricted lift capacity of 330kg and an unrestricted capacity of 454kg, allowing three people to work from the boom with additional room for tools and materials. The XC design on the boom lift also includes a 1.83m dual entry or 2.4m tri-entry platform with side-swing gate to make it easy to get people, tools and job site materials in and out of the basket. “The XC nomenclature lets customers know that the new Genie S-85 XC model complies with the overload restriction guidelines for Australian AS 1418.10 standards,” Genie national sales manager Kurt Kinder says. “And thanks to updates in the design and technology…