An Easter journey for charity

Kensington Swan partner Stuart Robertson and his family are donning their Blondini gang flying helmets and doing a bit of car rallying at Easter. It’s the bi-annual Pork Pie charity run and the Robertsons are driving a 1978 Mark IV Mini called George, along with 59 other Minis, from Kaitaia to Bluff, and raising funds…

The Great Diecast Model draw returns!

We have a Universal Hobbies diecast 1:50 scale Komatsu PC210LC-11 1/50th scale excavator to giveaway. It’s EASY to enter! Visit www.komatsu.co.nz then find the Komatsu PC210LC-11 profile and answer this question: What is the operating weight of a PC210LC-11 excavator? Email your answer to admin@contrafed.co.nz  with Komatsu Comp in the headline. Don’t forget to like our…

SoCal Earthmovers footage

SoCal Earthmovers sets the bar for footage of machinery working on huge projects in Southern California. This clip is a recent example of Socal’s skill. Pretty impressive watching these machines move in and out of shot. There are over 100 machines working on this project, with Caterpillar 651B and 657E/657 scrapers to the fore. Cecil…

NEW YouTube clip: Caterpillar’s 666 scraper

The largest production twin engined motor scraper to be offered by any earthmoving equipment manufacturer, the Caterpillar model 666, was introduced in 1962 along with a raft of other ‘600 series’ motor scrapers that Caterpillar had been developing. Boasting a whopping 54 cubic-yard-heaped bowl, the 666 was also offered as a single engined scraper, which…

The legendary missing bulldozer of Taihape

Talk about a stranded bulldozer had been circulating in the Taihape District for years. One day Finn Wallis set out to find the machine… Find it he did, perched precariously on the edge of 250 metre bluff, more than a kilometre from the nearest walking track. This clip shows the recovery operation that ensued. The…

CivilShare builds awareness in heart of city construction

CivilShare is on a mission to revolutionise an age-old construction industry. Sparked by the country’s growing landfill problem, brothers Regan and Mike Burke believe they can deliver higher profit for the industry and solve an environmental issue at the same time. “Materials, manpower and machinery are being wasted and landfill remains high on the radar…