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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 349

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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2 min.
next generation

Changes to global emission standards have resulted in engine manufacturers requiring the next generation of oils that can survive for longer at higher temperatures. Original engine manufacturer (OEM) test standards are used to ensure oil manufacturers comply with these new engine oil requirements. Valvoline’s All Fleet PLUS E900 has been tested to these standards with formal OEM approvals, together with comprehensive proven performance in the field to ensure trouble-free operation of your equipment. The next generation of diesel engine oils have been designed to meet the latest specification, in this case API CK-4, the standard endorsed by the American Petroleum Institute (API). While reducing costly servicing is one of the key considerations for OEM’s, next-generation oils are designed to perform in higher temperatures like those found in the latest low-emission heavy-duty vehicles. Ed Kopinski, Valvoline…

2 min.
first in first served

Powered by an eight-litre Tier 4 engine, the Volvo L110H wheel loader combines high performance with low emissions and low fuel consumption, and was purchased from Volvo’s Australian distribution partner CJD Equipment. Established in 1996, C-Wise recycles a wide variety of wastes into organic compost and is a leading supplier of high-quality carbon-based soil-improvement products in Western Australia. The Volvo L110H wheel loader’s OptiShift and dual-direction self-levelling bucket are boosting productivity at the compost facility in Nambeelup, Western Australia. “We currently use four Volvo loaders on site, and just purchased our 13th Volvo loader to replace the oldest one, which had logged about 10,000 hours,” C-Wise operations manager Clint Liddelow says. “We really like the L110H’s productivity, fuel efficiency and the quieter engine which is a result of the enclosed engine bay.” “We are an…

2 min.
flex some muscle

Machine control technology uses a range of systems that utilise laser, sonar, GNSS, total stations or a combination of them to guide the operator to grade accurately, efficiently and cost effectively. However, watch out for getting stuck with a system that can’t be upgraded or swapped between machines. Every job is different and a single machine control system might not cut it for all of them. For example, grading house pads can be done very effectively with a 2D laser or sonar-based system, whereas grading a road or larger project may need GNSS or a total station if there is dense tree coverage, overbridges or even tunnels. Contractors should shop around to find the most flexible solution to suit their needs; one that will grow with their business and can utilise a…

2 min.
brand new facility for cat

Leading Australian Caterpillar dealer WesTrac will be better placed to serve its customers and to grow its business after moving to larger, new premises in Sydney’s south west. Back in 1996, the Parramatta site became a Caterpillar Inc. dealership branch. Since then, the facility and its people have provided 22 years of service to Caterpillar customers, 5,500 days of operations, delivered more than 6,000 new Cat machines and processed over 2.5 million parts orders. WesTrac opened the doors of the new 24,000-square-metre site in Casula on July 16. Situated at the intersection of the M5 and M7, the new facility is closer to a number of significant current and future infrastructure projects, as well as the homes and businesses of many WesTrac customers. “WesTrac has long understood that the key to our own success…

2 min.
nothing wasted

The JCB Hydradig Wastemaster is a digging, lifting, loading and tool-carrying solution engineered with municipal waste and recycling operations in mind. The Wastemaster wheeled excavator features a full FOPS cab with all-around visibility from the operator’s chair. From ground level the all-round visibility also allows ground staff to see the operator at all times. In addition, a white noise reversing alarm and red and white chevrons also help to improve site safety. The 11.5-tonne Hydradig Wastemaster sits on a sturdy all-wheel drive, four-wheel steer chassis based on JCB’s Loadall telehandler range. This gives the Wastemaster three-mode steering for increased manoeuvrability and stability when travelling at speed. The 81kW Tier 4 Ecomax engine is side mounted on the lower structure of the Wastemaster, which gives the machine a centre of gravity much lower than…

2 min.
european arrival

Hidromek has been the market leader in Turkey for backhoe loader sales for the last nine years and excavator sales for the last six years. Its excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders and backhoe loaders are manufactured in six production facilities, including four factories in Ankara, one factory in Izmir and one factory in Thailand. The decision to appoint Onetrak as the official dealer for Hidromek in Australia was made last year and the arrangement has progressed rapidly since then. Onetrak managing director and founder David Hazell says he is very confident in the future of the brand in Australia. “Hidromek is an incredibly strong brand in Europe,” he explains. “The product quality and design are outstanding, and we are very excited to bring the products to the Australian market. “The product range is already strong…