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Jun 05, 2021
New Legend marks Aussie manufacturing milestone

New Legend marks Aussie manufacturing milestone

Kenworth is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing trucks in Australia with the release of of the Legend SAR – on sale for one day only, July 8. The Legend SAR is modelled on the W900SAR, built and sold in Australia from 1975 until 1985 and the first Kenworth model designed, engineered and built in Australia… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jun 04, 2021
Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Construction, civil industry and infrastructure briefs

Comments open on Bruce Highway priorities and National Construction Code, local government project news, and more in this week’s round-up. BMD close to wrapping up Carmichael rail works BMD’s civil works component of the Carmichael Rail Network project in Central Queensland is set to be complete in around three months. BMD said this week that… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jun 02, 2021
Thiess backs driverless dozer tech at Lake Vermont

Thiess backs driverless dozer tech at Lake Vermont

Thiess has expanded its Cat MineStar Command for Dozing program at Lake Vermont, running a six-strong fleet of driverless Caterpillar D11 dozers at the Dysart district coal mine. It is the largest deployment of Semi-autonomous Tractor System (SATS) technology worldwide, and has delivered significant productivity improvements, the company says. The SATS system enables one operator… This cont...

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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 members only.L...

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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 members only.Log ...

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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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