For any crushing and screening operation, the most important factor in ensuring success is to select the equipment that results in the lowest cost per tonne on the ground. That could well mean buying the more expensive option due...
The John Deere 2700 and 2750 PrecisionCut and E-Cut Hybrid Triplex Mowers were honored as a 2020 AE50 Award winner by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Each year the AE50 awards highlight the most innovative designs in...
When Hervey Bay Nurseries, a commercial wholesale nursery in Queensland, had some incidents with their tractor FEL they knew it was time to look for a new machine. The various loaders they looked at were big and clumsy, with noisy...
Darwin’s Andrew Creber has been named Hastings Deering’s 2019 apprentice of the year pipping five other finalists in the prestigious competition taking in apprentices from not only the NT but Queensland, PNG, and New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands. At...
A truck and a bobcat—that’s (almost) everything Ewan Davidson needs to run his successful one-man business: Davidson Contracting. Davidson Contracting is based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, and is relatively fresh on the scene, having started up in March 2019....
Leading Caterpillar dealer WesTrac has announced it will build a technology training facility in Collie focused on providing courses in autonomous operations. The center will be the only Caterpillar Autonomous Training Facility in the world apart from Caterpillar’s own testing...
Marcus Curry, Managing Director of George Taylor Lifting Gear – one of the premier brands of lifting, hoisting and mechanical handling products – has joined the Board of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). “I am proud to be joining the LEEA...
The amount of workplace accidents and fatalities that occur in connection with excavators makes for disappointing and distressing reading. Engcon wants to lead the excavation industry towards zero accidents, a "zero vision" - with smart technology on all excavators. "Dig...
A new range of agricultural JCB Loadall telescopic handlers has been launched featuring increased lift performance, improved safety, and driver comfort, and the all-new next-generation Command Plus cab designed primarily with agricultural operators and owner-drivers in mind. The new cab,...
Orica, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems, announced the release of its new blast design and modelling software for underground mining applications, ShotPlus Underground.
At the core of the cattle industry is the AI industry—that is, the artificial insemination industry. Managed by business owner Naomi Cooney, Cattle Breeding Services, Queensland, is responsible for providing artificial bovine breeding services and ensuring that around 300 farms...
Boral Quarry Manager James Magarey is a Country Fire Services' volunteer with the Coromandel Valley branch in the Adelaide Hills. However, the father of five never thought he would see the day when he would need to use his firefighting...
Bushfires have continued to rage across eastern Australia since early October 2019, affecting eastern New South Wales (NSW), including the Greater Sydney Region and eastern Victoria. As of January 8, more than 6 million hectares (15 million acres) of...
A scholarship for an MBA from the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) will go to the winner of the Exceptional Woman category, and all other categories will receive a $5,000 scholarship from AIM.
Following the takeover, Liebherr-Baumaschinen Vertriebs- und Service GmbH will be responsible for the earthmoving business activities of Libero Baumaschinen and Libero Bau- und Industriemaschinen. As part of the acquisition, Liebherr-Baumaschinen Vertriebs- und Service GmbH will take over Libero's existing sales...
Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area, and new services/technologies under the theme of “Your Work Matters.” The exhibit in the show’s new outdoor Festival...
Richard Money becomes Chair of LEEA from January 2020, taking over from Paul Fulcher, with Kat Moss of Catena replacing Richard as Vice-Chair. Keen to be a key player in driving LEEA forward, Richard introduces some of the initiatives...
A one of a kind excavator Behind the controls of this unique excavator is Kristoffer Westman from Sundbergs Åkeri, a Swedish plant, and trucking company. He puts the excavator to work on constructing a forest road, making use of the...