Machinery

Sep 08, 2020
Major JRT Group machinery auction

Major JRT Group machinery auction

Civil contracting company JRT Group is putting about 60 items of earthmoving and civil equipment up for auction this week as part of a fleet review. Machinery including rollers, excavators, skid steers and graders are being sold in an unreserved auction by Pickles on Friday. Pickles Rockhampton branch manager Geoff Payne said JRT’s stock review could not come at a better time for the indu...

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Sep 08, 2020
CR gets lippy with latest wheel loader offering

CR gets lippy with latest wheel loader offering

CR has launched its latest DecaEdge cast lip – a nine-station lip suited to large mining wheel loader buckets with capacities between 14 and 20 cubic metres. The manufacturer says the DE2553 was developed in response to the popularity of CR’s DecaEdge 10 and 11-station cast lips, aiming to broaden their cast lip range for large wheel loaders. CR chief executive officer John Barbaga...

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Aug 28, 2020
New loaders in George Fisher automation drive

New loaders in George Fisher automation drive

Six Sandvik LH517i’s are being introduced at George Fisher Mine in Mount Isa as part of an automation project. The Glencore-owned mine welcomed the first three new underground loaders in June, according to the company’s Resourceful news bulletin. The company says the transformative automation project is designed to improve safety, and increase efficiency and productivity. Pri...

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Aug 14, 2020
Jemena cuts emissions with electric cherry picker

Jemena cuts emissions with electric cherry picker

Energy infrastructure company Jemena has unveiled an Australian-first electric powered cherry picker truck. The electric cherry picker, formally known as an elevated work platform truck, will reduce Jemena’s carbon output by 30 tonnes per year. Jemena executive general manager for electricity distribution Shaun Reardon said the electric cherry picker truck was made possible thanks to a p...

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Aug 13, 2020
Council gear up for grabs in August auction

Council gear up for grabs in August auction

Earthmoving equipment including a grader and loader as well as numerous light vehicles and trucks go under the hammer this month in a Charters Towers Regional Council auction. Geaney’s Real Estate and Ray White Nasco are conducting an online and onsite auction from 9am on Friday, August 28. A full listing of the 31 items for sale cam be viewed at  https://www.nascoauctioneer...

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Aug 07, 2020
Another record for Hastings Deering apprenticeships

Another record for Hastings Deering apprenticeships

Hastings Deering has been swamped by a record 2695 applications for its 2021 apprentice intake after applications closed in July.  The mining and construction support company opened applications for 40 positions in June for four weeks, with over 1000 applications in the first week alone. The company logged a record year for its 2020 apprenticeships with figures up by 30 per cent on the...

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Aug 06, 2020
CQ debut for new Tadano  all-terrain crane

CQ debut for new Tadano all-terrain crane

Gladstone-based Xtreme Engineering has become the first business in Australia to take delivery of the new Tadano ATF120G-5.1 all-terrain crane. With a 60m main boom and maximum lifting capacity of 120t, the ATF-120-5.1 is described by the manufacturer as being consistently the most powerful crane of its class for radiuses between 16m and 56m. Given the crane has the same superstructure as...

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Aug 03, 2020
Easternwell’s latest rig goes into service for Santos

Easternwell’s latest rig goes into service for Santos

Easternwell has mobilised a new ALRx workover rig as part of a 12-month contract for for Santos coal seam gas developments in eastern Queensland. The new rig is one of three recently designed and built by Easternwell at its updated facility in Withcott, outside Toowoomba. Easternwell general manager energy Kyle Koziol said the Advantage Light Rig Extra or ALRx was the latest in well servici...

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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Tech...

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