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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 352

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

2 min.
dump the diesel

This is the first time Deutz has incorporated prototype electric drives into Manitou equipment and as a result the Manitou MT 1135 has now been launched as a prototype. Deutz say it has provided a modular product portfolio for electric drives, which allows customers to choose the combination of combustion engine, electric motor, battery and power electronics best suited to their needs. Plus, should the customer require it, a pure electric drive system is also available on request. Both manufacturers say their goal is to produce a machine that demonstrates a significant increase in efficiency, which will reduce overall running costs, fuel consumption and emissions in equal measure. The full-electric Manitou MT 1135 telehandler is equipped with a 360-volt vehicle power supply and a 60kW electric motor. The battery, with a generous 30kWh capacity,…

3 min.
three in one

You could possibly call the average wheel loader a bit of a one trick pony, but when it comes standard with three different attachments it may just deserve a different title. That’s where the Agrison TX930LX comes in. Sure, two of those attachments are buckets – one being a standard style one cubic metre, but the other is a four-way, and the substantial Eaton hydraulics make both of them capable of lifting 2.2 tonnes. That also goes for the included pallet forks, which also benefit from the extended lift height of 4.5 metres – something you won’t get anywhere else, short of a telehandler. The Agrison TX930LX is powered by a 102bhp (75kW) turbocharged four-cylinder diesel and drives its 16/70-24 wheels via a two-forward, two-reverse ZF hydrostatic transmission. Fuel comes from…

4 min.
show time

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show is up and running. Tickets are now on sale for next year’s event and there’s more reason than ever to start making plans to be there. It’s no surprise that the exhibition halls will be jam packed with all the latest and best trucks, trailers, components, equipment and technology. We’ve come to expect that. In record time every nook and cranny has been contracted to exhibitors wanting to put their best foot forward at the southern hemisphere’s largest automotive showcase. In fact, if you want to go for superlatives, try: the southern hemisphere’s largest business event. The 2019 show is the fifth at Brisbane’s world-class Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The venue’s footprint grew substantially with the addition of the Grey Street precinct in 2012. Thank goodness –…

2 min.
back from the future

The 740 GC articulated dump truck (ADT) from Caterpillar incorporates the proven features and performance of models currently in the ADT line-up, including new controls, transmission protection features, hoist-assist system, advanced traction control system, stability assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO mode. The big dumper weighs in at 32 tonnes and has a rated payload capacity of just over 36 tonnes. The 740 GC also incorporates the latest automatic retarder control system, which requires no input from the operator, resulting in greater operating efficiency, says Caterpillar. The new model also features a ‘wait-brake’, which temporarily applies the service brakes during pauses in the work cycle, reducing operator effort and fatigue. The 740 GC cab uses an ‘external spinal rollover protection system’ design, which is found on other Cat ADTs in the range. This cab…

2 min.
premium guarantee

Premium Used Equipment offers customers access to high-quality used equipment, backed with one of Komatsu Australia’s Premium Class warranties. Komatsu Australia’s general manager – Remarketing, Roger Beddard, says its Premium Used Equipment was introduced to the market almost 10 years ago and was immediately successful, giving customers confidence when purchasing used machines. “Komatsu was one of the first used equipment suppliers to offer warranty on used machines and, back then, our offering was simple,” he says. “We offered only one level of cover on qualifying construction-class units. “In 2014, off the back of significant success with our Premium Used Equipment product, we extended our offering to include three classifications of warranty which covered Komatsu’s utility, construction and mining classes of used machines.” These Premium, Gold and Silver classes created a surge in demand from customers…

3 min.
efficiency drive

GreenScope Property Services operations manager, Craig Gierke, says the addition of a Toyota Huski 5SDK5 skid steer loader to his Brisbane-based fleet has allowed him to tackle a wider range of jobs across the south east Queensland region and complete them more efficiently, with half the labour previously needed. “Having the Huski 5SDK5 loader machine at our fingertips has made a huge difference,” says Gierke. “We have been using it for a lot of work, including for bigger jobs, ground maintenance, softscape and hardscape work. It’s a very versatile machine in terms of the things it can do, such as preparing surfaces like driveways, rubbish removal, prepping for retainer walls, levelling ground and excavating for drainage. Also putting in soil for gardens and mulching. “Instead of taking three or four staff onto a…