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…

Volvo’s EC950E crawler excavator

The excavator we saw performing at the Transdiesel product launch event was built in Volvo’s Korean factory and had been in the country a fortnight. This is the largest crawler excavator in the company’s range: at the time of writing it’s the sole EC950E in New Zealand. More EC950Es will inevitably follow, but there’s something…

The Robur ‘Vibro’ attachment is breaking ground

Robur Attachments is a relatively new player in the attachments marketplace, and one its products is literally breaking some ground. The Robur ‘Vibe’ ripper has been proving it’s mettle in drought-like conditions nationwide. The feature picture shows the ripper at work on Puhoi to Warkworth extension. Here’s video footage of the attachment at work: For…

Software simplifies consent process

Software provider CS-VUE supplied an environmental compliance management system for the first stage of the $709.5 million motorway from Puhoi to Warkworth being built by the Northern Express Group (NX2). The project has outcome based RMA conditions that provide greater flexibility to the contractor in both design and construction than most other Transport Agency projects.…

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…