Progress from Huntly Section

The HEB/Fulton Hogan JV team working at Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway had been hoping for a dry start to the earthworks season; they can be pretty happy with the weather thus far. There is a further 1.3 million cubic metres of earth to move this season, but glorious conditions prevail at the site.…

An Allis-Chalmers movie

Allis-Chalmers was a leading US manufacturer whose machines we have profiled extensively in our Classic Machines columns.  A-C construction equipment dominated global sales of tractors, scrapers and loaders for many years- its New Zealand agent was  CablePrice. This clip, entitled ‘The Challenge of Excellence’ is a promotional piece filmed on 16mm footage in the 1960s,…

The Double Act- Excavators on Sumner Road

Contractors are busy clearing debris from around the Sumner Road that runs from Lyttleton to Christchurch via Evans Pass.  The Road has been shut to traffic since the 2011 Quakes. Some ingenuity goes a long way in these circumstances.  Road crews from Button Logging have been using a 3- tonne excavator, tethered by a cable…

Waikato Expressway video clip: the Huntly section

Winter is upon us and earthworks at Huntly have paused. Time to take stock off what has been accomplished at this section of the Waikato RoNS. The Huntly section involves 15km of four lane expressway, 3million m3 of earthworks, an 60m cutting through the Taupiri Pass, over 100ha of forest, bush and wetland enhancement and…

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We are sorting through our archives at the moment, and adding captions to the popular classic machine slideshows. Like and subscribe to NZ Contractor magazine’s YouTube channel and get notified when these clips are published (plus Excavator competitions slides and other stuff besides..) Here’s the captions and images from our most popular Classic Machines; The…