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Top construction equipment suppliers to gather this week in Sydney

Australian Earthmoving News: With rapid construction growth and the emergence of new technologies, it’s essential to bring the industry together to update everyone on what’s next, where the opportunities lie, what you can do to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, and what new products and technologies are available. This week more than 100 major civil […]

How the supply chain impacts mega projects

How the supply chain impacts mega projects

Australian Earthmoving News: Mega projects — construction of infrastructure projects valued at over $1 billion — represent an impressive new benchmark for the civil construction industry. Early contractor and supply chain involvement is critical to a mega project’s success, according to Lindsay Le Compte, Executive Director of the Australian Constructors Association (ACA). As the Executive […]



Australian Earthmoving News: Okubo Drives is well known to the concrete industry for use in mini mixers in the 2 ½ to 3 cubic metre range.  The model PK24 Okubo gear drive was developed for Japanese mini mixers in the 1970s. Represented in Australia by Australian Pump Industries, the drive can be found on hundreds […]


Australian Earthmoving News: The National Diesel Dirt &Turf Expo is on again, May 3-5, 2019 In these days when so many use online information to investigate their equipment purchases, is there a place for industry expos? Social media, online resources and discussion with industry colleagues are all a great way to gather opinions, hear of […]

How to best use drones in civil construction

How to best use drones in civil construction

Australian Earthmoving News: Drones have opened a new frontier of mapping and inspection possibilities for the civil construction industry, according to Nick Smith, CEO of Airsight Australia. Mr Smith has almost a decade of experience in the commercial drone industry, immersing himself in drones long before they entered the mainstream. He began development of the […]

Road Widener: Laying New Ground in Australia

Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: Road Widener LLC manufactures unique road maintenance attachments designed to significantly decrease your operating costs whilst delivering excellent performance, productivity and efficiency. Road Widener’s FH and FH-R units have recently entered the Australian market and are rapidly growing in popularity within the road construction industry. These innovative machines are the most […]


Australian Earthmoving News: Being a bucket it is an attachment that can enhance your digger to become a mobile screening plant, offering the flexibility to sift material as the need arises on site, minimising waste. This also avoids a lot of back and forth with trucks reducingprocessing time therefore giving you substantial savings in fuel, […]

New Komatsu 50 tonne excavator offers higher production, lower fuel burn

Australian Earthmoving News: Komatsu has released a new 50 tonne class excavator, the PC490LC-11, featuring a Tier 4 Final-compliant low emission engine, and delivering increased production and lower fuel consumption. Designed for heavy construction, quarrying and demolition applications, the PC490LC-11 has an operating weight of 48.7 tonnes and is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-7 engine […]

More power and loads of goodies in new Takeuchi® TB225

Australian Earthmoving News: Takeuchi has released its all-new TB225 2.3 tonne mini excavator, the latest model in its mini excavator range. The machine’s 1,330 cc 16.5 kW Yanmar diesel produces 16.5 kW of power; a significant increase in performance compared with earlier comparable Takeuchi models. The TB225 is the largest machine in the market where […]

Volvo L220H Loader spearheads efficiencies in Tasmanian Timber operation.

Australian Earthmoving News: Enhanced safety with increased productivity and outstanding fuel economy gains are key reasons why Timberlink, Tasmania, specified two new Volvo wheel loaders to manage their high throughput log yard operation.   Timberlink’s modern Bell Bay operation is the only large scale, forest integrated plantation softwood Sawmilling Company located in Tasmania where they […]