New directional drill for Ditch Witch

Ditch Witch has added the new JT40 horizontal directional drill (HDD) to its fleet of drills. The new unit is equipped with two, 7-inch LED displays for a direct view into machine functions. The machine’s position indicator tells the operator the  drill location, for increased productivity and more intuitive operation, and an operator control on…

WorkSafe’s new health and safety tool

WorkSafe has developed a new online tool to help businesses get started with managing their workplace health and safety risks. The ‘Around the Block’ tool is animated and interactive, taking users on a journey through a typical city block. Thirteen businesses often seen on a city block have been included so far – from cafes…

Conexpo 2017 Destination Las Vegas

  By Charles Fairbairn Last month I received an early morning phone-call. It was my manager asking me if I’d like to attend Conexpo 2017 as Contrafed’s official delegate. “It’s an immense event.. new equipment..Las Vegas..new technology.. Las Vegas.” That’s sort of what he said. Ok I borrowed parts. Well the experience has already started thank you.…

A new safety harness from CLiC-iT

Adrenalin Forest, the agent for CLiC-iT, has launched the CLiC-iT PRO 60, a personal fall arrest system specifically designed for industrial applications. Two years ago, Adrenalin Forest adopted the innovative French safety system, the CLiC-iT 21 product across its three adventure parks in order to enhance safety. CLiC-iT removes the possibility of participants being able…

IHI releases new excavator models

New Zealand distributor for IHI products, Youngman Richardson & Co has released two new excavator models, the 17VXE and 19VXT. Compact, powerful and versatile these new mini excavators are a continuation of what the IHI product stands for, says the company. “Not only are they able to work efficiently where space is limited but also…

Dunedin beckons

The 2017 CCNZ conference (its 73rd) will be held in Dunedin from Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 August. The hosting association branch promises an “informative business-orientated programme”, while “planning is well underway for an exciting social programme.” As usual the programme will feature the President’s Welcome function; the CablePrice Theme Dinner; the Z and Connexis Awards Luncheon;…

Ditch Witch NZ introduce new product range

Ditch Witch New Zealand has introduced the Diamond Z brand into its product suite. The company is sending a clear message to the market with this move. Diamond Z have been manufacturing grinding equipment since 1996 and their range of grinders will complement other DitchWitch products. Late last year it began selling the Komptech product range, which…