New Terex flat top tower

The new 20-tonne Terex CTT 472-20 flat top tower crane expands maximum jib length to 80 metres and increases load charts over previous models offering the same lift capacity on the whole jib length, with a maximum load at the full length of the jib tip of four tonnes. Offering a 470 ton-meter load moment,…

Software simplifies consent process

Software provider CS-VUE supplied an environmental compliance management system for the first stage of the $709.5 million motorway from Puhoi to Warkworth being built by the Northern Express Group (NX2). The project has outcome based RMA conditions that provide greater flexibility to the contractor in both design and construction than most other Transport Agency projects.…

Crane feature in Contractor magazine

In December’s issue of Contractor magazine we are running an editorial feature on work in the crane industry. Journalist Denise McNab spent the day with a young crane driver – and has written a feature article about it. This promises to be a must read and an ideal opportunity to advertise products and services to the…

Re-opening Kaikoura’s Main North Line

We are excited to share this clip documenting the first freight train service back through Kaikoura. After nine months of rebuilding work this was no normal service. A full story on the rebuild will follow in the magazine. Content warning: loud horn at 3 min 50 mark.

Invercargill’s heavy equipment sand-pit

Invercargill has a new playground and there are no swings and slides in sight. Dig This Invercargill, New Zealand’s first heavy equipment playground, officially opened to the public on October 2nd. The giant playground is the brainchild of Ed Mumm, a Southland local who opened Dig This in Colorado and then replicated the concept in…