Komatsu NZ host demo days

Komatsu NZ has been showcasing the intelligent machine control functionality on its excavator and dozer products by holding a series of demo days around the country. On Friday morning at East Tamaki the Komatsu banners were flying nice and early at the demo site at the corner of Cryers Road & Bruce Roderick Drive. Intelligent…

Komatsu case-study: BG Contracting

The contractor using New Zealand’s first Komatsu iMC (intelligent Machine Control) excavator is finding its fully integrated system is delivering significant productivity, safety and cost-saving benefits – even when compared with existing “bolt-on” GPS- based excavator indicate systems. Komatsu’s newly released PC210LCi-10 iMC excavator(pictured) was purchased by Dunedin- based Clarke Machine Hire – One of…

New series of hydraulic breakers for Volvo’s excavator range

The new series of hydraulic breakers for compact equipment are durable enough for a wide range of applications and provide consistent impact frequency and power for greater productivity. The six breakers in Volvo Construction Equipment’s HB02 to HB08 series complement any compact excavator weighing under 10 tonnes. Ranging from 130kg to 512kg, Volvo HB02 to…

New distributor for RDS Technology

Position Partners now has a distribution agreement for RDS Technology industrial weighing systems that will see the company sell and support industrial scales for our construction, mining and quarrying markets. Pat Dougherty, owner of former distributor RDS Systems, made the decision to take a break after some 15 years in the business. As a result,…

Volvo’s electric excavator unveiled

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the EX2 – to industry specialists, policymakers, the media and academics at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit on Tuesday May 16th. The 100% electric compact excavator prototype delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total…

Q&A on journey management with JESI

Recently we had a Twitter encounter with a company who provide a journey management SaaS. Things escalated. Renee Turner from JESI took the Contractor Q&A  and kindly answered the following questions.. Contractor: That’s an interesting company name- where does JESI stem from? Renee: JESI is the trusted partner for corporations worldwide who prioritise the safety and efficiency…

A Doosan fan

Luke Michell, operations manager for Auckland contractor Green Civil recently added a DX140LCR and a DX235LCR (12-14 tonne range) excavator from AB Equipment to its increasing Doosan fleet. “Just because you’re using a more expensive brand of equipment doesn’t mean that you’re going to make any more money,” he says. “It makes no difference whose…