A classic machine lands in NZ

We had a tip-off last week. Lots of heavy machinery is disembarked onto Auckland’s Bledisloe Wharf each month without drawing attention but this particular machine is different. In fact any machinery enthusiast might have heard the twin Detroit engines with straight six starting inside the hull of the Tamelane, the vessel in question, as this…

Volvo Excavator Video

Volvo has a new promotional video starring Swedish star Dolph Lundgren as a tough drill instructor getting fresh with some new recruits. “Rise and shine maggots, I’m here to pump you up!’ screams Lundgren, doing his best General Patton impersonation. Lundgren puts the maggots through their paces- with a great soundtrack. Worth a watch- Lundgren’s…

LiDAR monitoring for health and safety

by Carlos Gonzales, general manager of 3D Laser Mapping The 2016 year saw the most significant reforms of New Zealand’s health and safety systems for 20 years, with the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 responding to reports that the country’s health and safety system was failing. This Act led to a great…

Fan talk- tracking down a Cat 660

You may have read in Richard Campbell’s recent Classic Machines column about the massive Cat 660 scraper, the largest of the Cat scrapers. Despite its age and pedigree this machine has never been imported into New Zealand. Low & behold in August three machines were landed, one for Vic Draper and two for Paul Clarke’s…

High definition imagery

Nearmap has been launched here, providing Kiwi businesses access to quality aerial maps of the country’s major cities. This high definition imagery and frequency of capture enables businesses to view and inspect what is on the ground in incredible detail, remotely and easily on a web browser. An historical library of content dating back to…

Auckland recruitment campaign awarded

  The 2018 BuildAKL campaign won a Gold award at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Excellence Awards that took place in Atlanta, USA last month. Auckland received five Excellence in Economic Development Awards – which recognise the world’s best economic development programmes, partnerships, marketing materials and leaders – for initiatives designed by Auckland Tourism,…

New Kato City Range models

Two brand new Kato 20 tonne CR200Rf cranes have just been added to McLeod’s Cranes’ sizeable fleet, and Scott McLeod, managing director of the large firm, which services the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, says he couldn’t be happier. “There is significant demand for cranes this size, which is why our two new machines…