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Feb 05, 2021
Demag adds new all-terrain crane to its range

Demag adds new all-terrain crane to its range

The new Demag AC 80‑4 offers versatility, with its 60m main boom and compact design. The company says the launch of the new model was prompted by the success of its previous 80-tonne crane, the AC 80-2. “The worldwide success that this model had showed that there’s significant interest in a crane with this kind of lifting capacity. In fact, a large number of customers kept confirming this ...

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Jan 28, 2021
Big load of bulldozer for NZ gold mine

Big load of bulldozer for NZ gold mine

West coast miner Whyte Gold has this month taken delivery of the largest and most sophisticated bulldozer in New Zealand, to service its new claim in the glacier region behind Greymouth. A five-truck convoy carrying the 115-tonne machine broken down into transportable capsules made the 500km journey from Lyttleton outside Christchurch to its new base at Rimu. Re-assembly will take two weeks. ...

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Dec 11, 2020
Second-hand machinery demand soars

Second-hand machinery demand soars

Used heavy machinery is in hot demand across the civil sector, drawing 15-20 per cent more at auction than around the same time last year, Australian auction house Pickles says. Parts ‘donor’ machines and second-hand components for mining fleet are also drawing huge interest as companies refurbish assets in the face of reduced capex budgets and global disruptions in the supply of new machines ...

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Dec 02, 2020
New-look Liebherrs revealed in triple launch

New-look Liebherrs revealed in triple launch

Liebherr has unveiled three brand-new machines and a fresh look that combines its classic yellow livery with new black, grey and white accents. The new products include the compact piling and drilling rig type LRB 23, the HS 8070.1 crawler crane and a battery-powered crawler crane line, the LR 1200.1 unplugged and the LR 1250.1 unplugged. The LRB 23 is marketed as a new all-rounder for dee...

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Nov 19, 2020
Machinery takes centre stage  as RDO Dig Dayz roll out

Machinery takes centre stage as RDO Dig Dayz roll out

RDO Dig Dayz have kicked off in Queensland with events in Toowoomba and Roma showcasing John Deere construction equipment. Emerald, Mackay and Townsville are next – with shows on November 20, 24 and 27 respectively. The Dig Dayz feature an extensive range of John Deere construction equipment including the new E-Series excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders, dozers and compact equipm...

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Nov 19, 2020
John Deere gives L-Series backhoe loaders a lift

John Deere gives L-Series backhoe loaders a lift

John Deere has unveiled updates to its L-Series backhoe loaders, promising a boost to productivity and reduced operating costs. Ranging across the L-Series backhoe lineup, the updates include engine upgrades, new pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics on the 310SL model and machine control improvements. The 310L, 310SL, 315SL, 310SL HL and 410L models are now equipped with a 4....

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Oct 29, 2020
Liebherr restores a piece of history

Liebherr restores a piece of history

Almost 60 years after its debut, Liebherr has restored the LSL 1500, one of the first wheel loader prototypes from the company’s early years. The restored LSL 1500 is the oldest Liebherr wheel loader in existence and the restoration process took about 650 hours. Leibherr Bischofshofen plant managing director Martin Gscwend said respecting history was important for the company. R...

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Oct 23, 2020
Big wheels in partnership for 2021 trade shows

Big wheels in partnership for 2021 trade shows

Two mighty transport and machinery events are set to join forces in Brisbane next year. The Civil Construction Field Days will run alongside the Brisbane Truck Show during Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week in May 2021. The double billing is thanks to a collaboration between Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) and the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland (CCFQ). HVIA chief exe...

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Oct 01, 2020
New demolition offering in Liebherr range

New demolition offering in Liebherr range

Liebherr has unveiled the latest addition to its crawler excavator line – the R 940 Demolition. As a successor to the R 944 C, the R 940 Demolition complements the product range, which already includes the R 950 Demolition and the R 960 Demolition. It features the Liebherr Demolition Control System, which received the Intermat Innovation Award. This safety system shows the driver ...

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