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Prices pick performance and service for excavator purchase.

Australian Earthmoving News: When Rebecca and Matt Price were looking for the new mini excavator that would kick them off on their new dry-hire business venture, MRP Hire, they expected their chief considerations to be price and quality. But as well as purchasing a quality machine, it was the exceptional level of customer care they […]

New Kobelco 13-tonne excavator exhibits excellence

Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: A new generation of Kobelco’s popular 13-tonne midi excavator will hit the Australian market with the launch of the SK135SR-5 and SK135SR-5 Offset at the 2018 Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo in Penrith, New South Wales. As a particularly popular excavator for jobs requiring continuous digging, swinging, and loading in tight […]

Kobelco’s new Tier 4 excavator gives a competitive edge

Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: Pro-Dig Earthworks, a Launceston-based professional excavating service, is the first company to take delivery of the new Kobelco midi-excavator SK135SR-5 and it’s already giving them a boost over their competitors. “A big plus is that it’s got the new Tier 4 Final engine – a good green tick for the larger […]


Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: First delivery of the new Kobelco 30-tonne SK300LC-10 excavator has gone to Queensland-based sub-contracting business Coleman Drainage, which specialises in large-scale trenching, infrastructure and subdivision work. Brothers Mike and Steve Coleman together with John O’Toole have owned and operated Coleman Drainage for nearly 30 years. Mike says the delivery of the […]


Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: Reliable machinery is essential to winning important contracts, according to a leading contractor who chooses Kobelco equipment. JBG Contractors has been performing civil works, quarrying, demolition and asbestos removal from Sydney to the far south coast of NSW for the past 20 years. JBG has been choosing Kobelco equipment for more […]

Sturdy 30-tonne Kobelco excavator exemplifies efficiency

Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: A new 30-tonne excavator has entered the Australian market as Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia releases its SK300-LC, answering calls from industry for a reliable and efficient heavy excavator in this class. Kobelco General Manager – Sales & Service Doug McQuinn says the new model, part of the latest Generation 10 range, […]


Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: From 1 October 2016, LiftRite Hire & Sales will become the Kobelco dealer for Western Australia, with Loadex withdrawing from this market. LiftRite was founded in 1983 to provide materials handling solutions to the construction, mining and agricultural industries, and also operate in the compact construction equipment market. “The Kobelco franchise […]

Booming South Australian infrastructure relies on efficient Kobelco excavators

Australian  news: Fuel efficient heavy machinery will be in hot demand from hire and rental companies as several multi-million dollar projects kick off in South Australia, according to Darren Morrow from Kobelco dealership, Australian Construction Equipment (ACE). “The ongoing and planned projects are going to bring a bigger demand to the heavy excavator market and […]

The Coleman trio has stood the test of time.

Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: When Mike Coleman and John O’Toole met while travelling more than 30 years ago they never imagined that they, along with Mike’s brother Steve, would start a drainage business and own one of the longest-running Kobelco fleets in Australia. The trio’s allegiance to the brand has been a strong part of […]

New year, new Generation 10 Kobelco excavators

Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: – In 2016, Japanese excavator manufacturer Kobelco will release its new generation of heavy excavators, continuing its tradition of building world-class equipment. Kobelco General Manager – Sales & Service, Doug McQuinn says that over the company’s 86-year history it has built a solid reputation of minimising operational costs with durable machinery; […]


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