Machinery

Sep 16, 2020
Major machinery auction closing Thursday

Major machinery auction closing Thursday

More than 100 items of drilling, mining, quarry machinery and heavy equipment are going under the hammer in an online auction this Thursday. Lloyds Auctions says the equipment is owned by a Coffs Harbour company holding a downsizing clearance sale this week. It includes dozers, loaders, tractors, crane borer trucks, service trucks and tippers.  Lloyds Auctions chief operating office...

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Sep 10, 2020
Next level track loader from Caterpillar

Next level track loader from Caterpillar

The new Cat 963 track loader combines versatility with improved fuel efficiency, more productivity and cab and controllability improvements. The 963 crawler loader replaces the 963K and features an updated cab with suspension seat and adjustable armrests/controls. An intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard high definition rearview came...

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Sep 08, 2020
Major JRT Group machinery auction

Major JRT Group machinery auction

Civil contracting company JRT Group is putting about 60 items of earthmoving and civil equipment up for auction this week as part of a fleet review. Machinery including rollers, excavators, skid steers and graders are being sold in an unreserved auction by Pickles on Friday. Pickles Rockhampton branch manager Geoff Payne said JRT’s stock review could not come at a better time for the indu...

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Aug 14, 2020
Jemena cuts emissions with electric cherry picker

Jemena cuts emissions with electric cherry picker

Energy infrastructure company Jemena has unveiled an Australian-first electric powered cherry picker truck. The electric cherry picker, formally known as an elevated work platform truck, will reduce Jemena’s carbon output by 30 tonnes per year. Jemena executive general manager for electricity distribution Shaun Reardon said the electric cherry picker truck was made possible thanks to a p...

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Aug 13, 2020
Council gear up for grabs in August auction

Council gear up for grabs in August auction

Earthmoving equipment including a grader and loader as well as numerous light vehicles and trucks go under the hammer this month in a Charters Towers Regional Council auction. Geaney’s Real Estate and Ray White Nasco are conducting an online and onsite auction from 9am on Friday, August 28. A full listing of the 31 items for sale cam be viewed at  https://www.nascoauctioneer...

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Aug 06, 2020
CQ debut for new Tadano  all-terrain crane

CQ debut for new Tadano all-terrain crane

Gladstone-based Xtreme Engineering has become the first business in Australia to take delivery of the new Tadano ATF120G-5.1 all-terrain crane. With a 60m main boom and maximum lifting capacity of 120t, the ATF-120-5.1 is described by the manufacturer as being consistently the most powerful crane of its class for radiuses between 16m and 56m. Given the crane has the same superstructure as...

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Jul 16, 2020
Tough tool meets challenge of hitting rock bottom

Tough tool meets challenge of hitting rock bottom

Hall Contracting and Atlas Heavy Engineering have banded together to build one of the toughest marine digging buckets in the country. The custom backhoe bucket weighs in at 17 tonnes and has been purpose designed for excavating hard rock. Hall Contracting chief executive officer Cameron Hall said it had been manufactured for use on Hall’s 65m-long backhoe dredge, Woomera, which is current...

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Jul 15, 2020
CQ firm puts a new twist on blast preparation

CQ firm puts a new twist on blast preparation

Mackay-based business StemSafe has launched a vehicle-mounted automated blast hole measuring unit in what it describes as a groundbreaking advance for the mining, quarrying and construction industries. Business development manager Andrew Wheeler said DipSafe technology would give mining companies more consistent and accurate blast hole condition data. This offered immense improvements char...

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Jul 06, 2020
New tech alerts drivers to tyre damage

New tech alerts drivers to tyre damage

Bridgestone has joined forces with Microsoft to develop a world-first monitoring system that will alert drivers to tyre damage in real-time. Not only that, it can also flag potholes and other hazards causing tyre damage to the agencies responsible for foxing them. Bridgestone says the diagnostic technology closes a crucial safety gap. Tyre issues take four main forms: inadequate pressur...

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