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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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Jun 21, 2021
Howzat for a Caterpillar milestone

Howzat for a Caterpillar milestone

When Brisbane-based QH&M Birt took ownership of their 100th Caterpillar scraper, the company also became the first in the world to take delivery of not one but six of the first production Cat 657’s worldwide. Distributor Hastings Deering was determined to ensure the 100th scraper stood out: with a special wrap to mark the occasion… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Thiess fleet hits haul road to lower emissions

Thiess fleet hits haul road to lower emissions

Major contractor Thiess is phasing in the use of locally sourced gas to displace diesel in large mining trucks in its Bowen Basin fleet. Thiess has teamed up with Mine Energy Solutions to introduce lower emission, dual-fuel technology in the trucks. “Partnerships like this ensure Thiess is playing a role in reducing emissions on our operations and leading the path to decarbonisation… ...

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