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Jun 01, 2021
Scania adds grunt to XT construction line

Scania adds grunt to XT construction line

The Scania G 540 XT, now available across Australia, promises increased torque and better fuel efficiency for tipper and dog operators. The G 540 XT rides on an elevated chassis for superior ground clearance and boasts a 540 hp six-cylinder SCR-only Euro 6-compliant engine delivering 2700 Nm of torque. “Scania is very pleased to add… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ C...

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May 29, 2021
Kobelco launches XD Series heavy hitter

Kobelco launches XD Series heavy hitter

Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia (KCMA) has released the first in a line of extra heavy-duty excavators in its XD Series, the SK500XDLC-10. Kobelco describes the SK500XD as being built for extreme durability and engineered to operate in the harshest conditions around the world – making it ideally suited for a variety of applications in Australia, such… This content is for...

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May 27, 2021
Field days off to a flying start

Field days off to a flying start

The Rotary FNQ Field Days are off to a bumper start, with about 5000 attending day one at the Mareeba Rodeo Grounds. The opening day (Wednesday, May 26) featured a parade of agricultural machinery from generations past and the modern day. Attractions included Bobcat balance tricks from local contractor Rex Petersen, who is due to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civi...

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May 11, 2021
Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

The first two machines in a custom-made fleet of silenced blasthole drills have arrived on site as Roc-Drill carries out open-pit development work at the Ravenswood Gold operations in North Queensland. Roc-Drill chief executive officer Nigel de Veth said the company had been working with manufacturer Epiroc to develop the equipment required for this particular… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Apr 23, 2021
Liebherr adds to crawler excavator range

Liebherr adds to crawler excavator range

The Liebherr Group has announced a newcomer to its stable of crawler excavators. The R 928 G8 model rounds off the company’s current range of Generation 8 crawler excavators. “It is characterised by high drawbar pull, excellent load-bearing capacity and a large bucket,” Liebherr said. “Its optimised weight also makes it easier to solve earlier transport… This co...

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Apr 14, 2021
Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Big Cats of the coalfields up for grabs

Pickles Mining is holding five auctions featuring about $10 million worth of equipment from BMA’s Bowen Basin operations and from Whitehaven Coal. Pickles Mining general manager Steve Wall said the auction house was shifting a large quantity of Caterpillar machinery for Whitehaven, including more than 20 haul trucks, as it switched its fleet to to… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Apr 10, 2021
Two quiet achievers join Liebherr excavator range

Two quiet achievers join Liebherr excavator range

Liebherr has released two new electric crawler excavators for mine and quarry extraction. Liebherr said the R 976-E electric crawler excavator and the R 980 SME-E were not just converted diesel machines. The excavators and their electric power system were designed and produced entirely by Liebherr. The machines weigh 90 and 100 tonnes respectively and… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Apr 08, 2021
Kobelco releases 37-tonne short radius excavator

Kobelco releases 37-tonne short radius excavator

Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia has launched the SK380SRLC – a Japanese manufactured 37-tonne excavator with a short radius design. The company describes the SK380SRLC as the heaviest limited tailswing excavator in the market to enter the 35-tonne class, bringing excellent lifting and digging performance to tight access worksites. “Considering the high level of infrastructure and resident...

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Apr 01, 2021
Liebherr launches new mobile construction crane

Liebherr launches new mobile construction crane

Liebherr has introduced a new compact taxi crane to its range, boasting optimal reach and quick deployment. The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane is the smallest in Liebherr’s mobile construction crane family and complements the crane series comprising the MK 88-4.1 and MK 140. The company says the compact three-axle crane is the answer to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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