New Technology by Richard Campbell

  It is quite amazing the speed with which new innovations or methods are introduced to the earthmoving & construction industry these days. When I started out as a novice operator, a good 33% of the machinery in our spread was still cable operated or was a hybrid of cable and hydraulics. Auto-greasing was unheard…

Q&A on journey management with JESI

Recently we had a Twitter encounter with a company who provide a journey management SaaS. Things escalated. Renee Turner from JESI took the Contractor Q&A  and kindly answered the following questions.. Contractor: That’s an interesting company name- where does JESI stem from? Renee: JESI is the trusted partner for corporations worldwide who prioritise the safety and efficiency…

Like and subscribe: YouTube

We are sorting through our archives at the moment, and adding captions to the popular classic machine slideshows. Like and subscribe to NZ Contractor magazine’s YouTube channel and get notified when these clips are published (plus Excavator competitions slides and other stuff besides..) Here’s the captions and images from our most popular Classic Machines; The…

A Doosan fan

Luke Michell, operations manager for Auckland contractor Green Civil recently added a DX140LCR and a DX235LCR (12-14 tonne range) excavator from AB Equipment to its increasing Doosan fleet. “Just because you’re using a more expensive brand of equipment doesn’t mean that you’re going to make any more money,” he says. “It makes no difference whose…

New Hynds Partnership

Hynds Pipe Systems Ltd and Eloy Water have launched a new partnership in New Zealand and South West Pacific Islands. Eloy Water NZ is part of the Belgium-owned Eloy Group  who have built a strong reputation supplying waste water treatment plants to 26 countries around the world. Eloy Water specialises in modular treatment solutions for…

Hirepool trial YouTube training series

Hirepool has launched three short video clips aimed at helping refresh DIY types working in different settings. This particular clip is a refresher tool for contractors working with dry concrete. It’s a video checklist really, and assumes that viewers have basic working knowledge with tools. The narrator reminds viewers of what to ask about and what…

East West Link- animation

NZTA has released an animated clip of the 16km East West Link project. The animation shows viewers how delivering this priority project will improve the journey between Onehunga-Penrose and State Highways 1 & 20. Follow the journey from Onehunga along the edge of Mangere Inlet to Otahuhu. By 2045 there will be another 1 million…