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High-quality local machinery attachment manufacturer, Digga, has taken delivery of a new fleet of Toyota Material Handling forklifts – including eight Toyota 8FBE20 2-tonne 3-wheel and a Toyota BT RRE160M reach forklift (all electric) – to keep the heart of its material handling operations pumping at its Yatala, Queensland-based 12,500 square-metre facility. Digga is Australia’s […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Two latest Komatsu ADTs feature advanced transmission system powered by low-emission Tier 4 engines

Australian Earthmoving News: Komatsu has released two new s, the 28-tonne capacity HM300-5 and 40-tonne capacity HM400-5, both powered by low-emission Tier 4 Final engines and featuring Komatsu’s advanced truck transmission system. The 28 tonne capacity HM300-5 is powered by Komatsu’s SAA6D125E-7 engine rated at 242 kW net, while the 40 tonne HM400-5 is powered […]

New Tier 4 mid-sized Komatsu zero-swing excavators have more power, use less fuel

Australian Earthmoving News: Komatsu has released two new low-emission zero-swing mid-size excavators, the 7.94 tonne PC78UU-10 and the 8.75 tonne PC88MR-10, delivering higher productivity and power while consuming less fuel than their predecessors. They are powered by Tier 4 Final-compliant Komatsu SAA4D95LE-6 engines, rated at 49 kW for both machines, and feature new engine and […]

Bobcat® compact excavators offer depth check

Australian Earthmoving News: If looking for proven performance, more comfort options and better design to maximise uptime, the revolutionary line-up of R-Series excavators demand attention. In addition to increased over-the-side stability, a high quality finish and unbeatable operator experience, Bobcat R-Series models can be configured with industry-exclusive features. With the help of the unique Pro […]


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