Tough machines make demo look easy

Three big Hitachi Zaxis excavators at work – a 480, 450 and 200 – demolishing a 21-year-old, multi-level Auckland apartment building on Mt Eden Road Auckland to make way for the new Mt Eden Railway Station on the city’s $3.4 billion City Rail Link. The 11 apartments cost the council $7.8 miliion to buy all…

Classic Machine story from the US

Grant Rinkhoff from the US enjoyed our Classic Machine article on the Oliver OC-18 so much he sent us his own story of an Oliver rebuild organised by his father Ed. This Oliver OC-18 was bought new in 1956 with a 12 foot angle dozer blade, a double cable winch, 24 volt battery starter and…

Kubota’s new compact excavator

Kubota’s KX033-4 compact, three tone excavator is the latest member of its KX series and replaces the KX91-3. The machine shares many of the standard features that Kubota’s larger class machines including a larger cab, dash-controlled pre-sets for auxiliary circuits and a standard hydraulic diverter valve are a few examples of the new features. “The…