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Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 353

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.
productive performance

The new Cat 950 GC wheel loader has an impressive list of features, including heavy-duty frames, Cat Z-bar linkage, Performance Series buckets, a fuel-efficient Cat C7.1 engine, load-sensing hydraulics and a spacious, air-conditioned cab with intuitive controls. Cat says the 950 GC is well-suited for stockpiling, load-and-carry work, hopper charging and truck loading, as well as backfilling, general cleanup, medium duty pipe handling and material handling with pallet forks or a material handling arms. The Cat C7.1 engine generates 170kW, emits equivalent to EU Stage IIIA emissions levels and features a new fuel-injection system. The Engine Idle Management System, and variable-speed cooling fan further optimise fuel efficiency while lowering operating sound levels, as compared to previous models, says Cat. The transmission design incorporates an Electronic Long-Range Transmission (ELRT) control valve to allow directional…

1 min.
heavy haulage

The four new models in Volvo Construction Equipment’s rigid haul truck range – R45D, R60D, R70D and R100E – cover payloads from 45 to 100 tonnes, and Volvo says they have been designed to cut fuel use while improving operator safety. The haulers allow owners to focus on productivity, uptime and operator comfort and are designed to work with wheel loaders and excavators from Volvo CE’s other product lines. “Companies are constantly searching for better productivity. That’s why the addition of these rigid haulers is welcome news,” Volvo CE sales support VP AM Muralidharan says. “Of course they feature the industry-leading fuel efficiency and productivity, which our customers expect. But just as importantly they work alongside our family of mining machines, including excavators, wheel loaders and more. This delivers a total equipment solution…

2 min.
game changer

Developed and built by Bis subsidiary Powertrans, Rexx is unlikely to take to open roads very often, but Bis believes it makes a compelling off-road case to miners – its 35km range said to be four times that of conventional dump trucks. While Rexx has been years in the planning, its arrival is timely as the mining and resources sector’s rebound gathers pace. It has been built to carry a 160-tonne payload, and will form part of Bis’ suite of bespoke load and haul solutions, which also includes dual-powered road trains, providing a “highly competitive, integrated mine haulage solution” for its mining customers. Speaking at the product launch in Perth, Bis CEO Brad Rogers dubbed Rexx as a game changer for mine haulage, “incorporating the best features of long-haul road trains and short…

2 min.
down & dirty

Panthers Penrith is where it’s all going to happen again in 2019 at The National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo, running over three big days from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, 2019. Australia’s construction boom continues, so it’s more important than ever to make sure your business is equipped with the latest and most efficient gear that will keep you competitive and profitable. The National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo is a unique platform where you can really check out what machinery, process or system is going to be right for your business in the coming years. If you’re a fleet operator, asset manager, agricultural contractor, local government manager or a contractor, there’s no better way to keep up to date with the latest productivity tools. Many companies will also…

2 min.
hydrogen power

The zero CO2-emission Toyota hydrogen fuel cell (FC) forklift demonstration is an extension of Toyota’s simultaneous trial for its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which share the same hydrogen-powered technology. The Toyota hydrogen FC forklifts with a nominal rating of 2,500kg lift capacity will also be featuring in the official opening of the new Toyota Parts Centre in Western Sydney’s Kemps Creek. Toyota hydrogen FC vehicles take pressurised hydrogen, which is fed into a fuel cell stack, where it is combined with oxygen to create a chemical reaction that produces electricity to drive various motors depending on demand for motive power or hydraulic power for steering, braking or lifting loads. Toyota hydrogen fuel cell (FC) forklifts will be especially suitable for logistic and warehouse operations given they can be conveniently refuelled in…

1 min.
recognising excellence

Digga Australia has been named ‘Gold Coast Manufacturer of the Year’ at the annual Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards. Digga manufactures over 70 different types of machinery attachments, such as auger drives, trenchers, augers, brooms and pallet forks for skid steer loaders, tractors and excavators. Digga’s products are exported to over 50 countries and sold through a network of 450 dealers and distributors worldwide. “We’re honoured to be presented with this award,” Digga CEO Alan Wade says. “It recognises the hard work our staff put into keeping Digga at the forefront of product innovation and quality, while supporting local manufacturing and helping keep jobs in Australia.” Digga employs over 230 staff and operates five facilities around the world with its head office and main manufacturing facility based on the Gold Coast. The 12,500 square…