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Aug 05, 2021
Bobcat updates mini excavator offering

Bobcat updates mini excavator offering

Bobcat’s new R2-Series compact excavators offer enhanced performance, control and efficiency, according to the manufacturer. Bobcat said the R2-Series update did not include changes to the body framework of the machine, but instead allowed a roll out of new technologies and other advances beyond what was designed for the R-Series excavators.  The updated product line promises… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
IVECO launches new Highway B-Double model

IVECO launches new Highway B-Double model

IVECO has strengthened its heavy duty product line-up with the release of a new B-Double model with a powerful 550hp and 70 tonne GCM. The 6×4 AS Highway B-Double is available in low and high roof variants and shares some underpinnings with the latest X-Way and ACCO ranges. “The new Highway B-Double model features extremely… ...

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Jul 15, 2021
Komatsu offers new mining loader

Komatsu offers new mining loader

Komatsu has released an upgraded version of its 11-13 cu m class mining loader, the WA900-8R. This new loader incorporates Komatsu’s SmartLoader Logic technology to provide the engine with precisely the right amount of torque for each part of the duty cycle. Komatsu national product manager Mark Summerville said this feature improved fuel economy by up… ...

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Jul 15, 2021
Cat M320 promises increased swing torque

Cat M320 promises increased swing torque

The new Cat M320 wheeled excavator promises up to 9 per cent more swing torque than the Cat M320F to get work done faster. Its longer wheelbase increases operating stability and improves machine ride when roading to the next jobsite at speeds reaching 35 km/h, the manufacturer says. Improvements to the hydraulic system increase machine efficiency… ...

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Jul 12, 2021
Sime Darby snaps up earthmoving firm

Sime Darby snaps up earthmoving firm

Sime Darby Industrial Australia is acquiring Queensland-based Salmon Earthmoving Holdings, which carries more than 280 pieces of large plant and equipment. “The transaction provides a rare opportunity for Sime Darby to acquire an established company with more than 70 years of know-how,” Sime Darby Berhad Group chief executive officer Dato’ Jeffri Salim Davidson said. “We… ...

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Jul 07, 2021
New Cat M320 Wheeled Excavator

New Cat M320 Wheeled Excavator

The new Cat® M320 wheeled excavator optimizes performance and efficiency at the job site with up to nine percent more swing torque than the Cat M320F to get work done faster.  Its longer wheelbase increases operating stability and improves machine ride when roading to the next jobsite at speeds reaching 35 km/h (21.7 mph).  From dirt… ...

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Jun 25, 2021
Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

Austin Engineering rushes in a new CEO

The CEO and managing director of major Australian engineering company Austin Engineering has resigned forcing a reshuffle. The incoming interim CEO will be on a package worth more than the equivalent of $1 million/year. The Brisbane headquartered company advised the asx today that the move had been brought forward from 31 July 2021. Former Austin… ...

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Jun 24, 2021
Q-FE steps forward in spreading

Q-FE steps forward in spreading

Melbourne-based manufacturer Quality Fabrication and Engineering (Q-FE) has partnered with IVECO to bring a new forward-moving aggregate spreader to the market. Forward spreading provides additional visibility and increases safety in road building applications, which normally involve busy work sites with multiple machines operating at once alongside workers.   Based on the latest Austral...

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Jun 22, 2021
Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

The new Joy HRX 1000 is being billed as a hard rock sizer designed to push the envelope on where sizers can be successfully applied. Its high capacity and compact package make the HRX 1000 an excellent choice for hard rock underground or mobile applications, according to manufacturer Komatsu. Utilizing Joy pick technology, the HRX… ...

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