Bridging the Waimak

The Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) Alliance is the head contractor on a $240 million project which sees the Main North Road and the Western Belfast By-Pass converge with the new Northern Corridor just south of the Waimakariri River. Currently the Alliance is engaged in a 16 month long project adding additional traffic and cycle lanes…

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…

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…

Ringside footage from Friday

On Friday we were able to shoot some footage of the three new Volvo machines in action. In the clip below you’ll see the Volvo EC950E Excavator operating separately then see the L260 Wheel Loader working in tandem with the A60H Articulated Hauler(the rear view).

Storm Damage on SH6

Running between Greymouth and Westport, State Highway 6 runs along a scenic albeit exposed stretch of the South Island coastline.  The contractors responsible for maintenance on SH6, Fulton Hogan and sub-contractors MBD Contracting, are on alert at present, as a tropical cyclone is scheduled to make landfall today. It’s actually the second tropical storm in…