Gough Cat’s new support centre

A  new customer support centre, known as the CSC at Gough Cat’s Christchurch headquarters has been steadily developing since first going live in May last year. “From our frontline support agents to subject matter experts in parts, sales and technical services – the team’s all totally committed and resourced to resolve customer enquiries, says Gough…

A new Waikato training provider

Civil Training Licensing New Zealand (CTLNZ) is a new training and licensing company based out of Cambridge. CCNZ Waikato branch member CTLNZ specialises in WTR and forklift licensing, EWP training and onsite operator competency assessing. The company offers a range of short courses including slinging and lifting, using mobile plant, concrete saw operation, environmental care,…

Downer buys southern roading specialist 

  The Roading Company, a specialist road and civil business, based in Southland and Otago and previously owned by Dave and Raewyn Wilson, has been bought by Downer.The Roading Company will continue to operate under its current brandDowner has purchased the plant, brand and all employees will be welcome to transfer to the new business.…

TransDiesel invests into Nelson service company

TransDiesel has bought Nelson-based Translog Services, which was formed in 1992 as a parts and service company operating in the Nelson/Marlborough region. The company was then bought by Rowan & Julie Coutts in 1996. In 2006 Translog Services relocated to its current site with the construction of a large purpose-built workshop in Brightwater alongside State…

Best in Show- a sneak preview

This beautifully restored International-Harvester PH95 PayHauler was photographed by an alert member of the public at Ports of Auckland this weekend. The truck, owned by C&R Developments(formerly Baker Construction) in Cambridge, is bound for Wheels at Wanaka 2019, in several stages. C&R has also imported a Euclid TC-12 from the States, and this is being…

SH6 Waiho River bridge timelapse

View a timelapse of the progress made in rebuilding the Waiho River Bailey bridge on State Highway 6 (SH6) between Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, which was washed away by rock-filled floodwaters on Tuesday 26 March 2019. More information about the SH6 Waiho River bridge replacement project, visit www.nzta.govt.nz/sh6-waiho-river-bridge

Classic Caterpillar scrapers: The Cat 619 scraper

The 619 motorscraper introduced a number of firsts for Caterpillar scrapers, including planetary final drives, two-cylinder hydraulic steering and semi-modular construction for easier maintenance. The clip we are sharing was made from images published in Contractor magazine in 2006. If you would like to read the article in it’s original layout you can read the…