Christchurch Southern Motorway – Stage 2, August 2019 drone footage

Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 (CSM2) project shows traffic using the new Weedons Road bridge and southbound traffic now travelling across the Shands Road bridge- great milestones achieved for the project during July 2019. The Robinsons Road Overpass continues to progress well and vast amounts of landscaping is currently being undertaken along the alignment. Construction…

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…