AUSTRALIA

More work to be done to realise full transport reform benefits

More work to be done to realise full transport reform benefits

The fifth edition of the National Transport Reform Implementation Monitoring Report highlights that most jurisdictions (with the exception of WA and NT) are now operating under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

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Strictly Cranes erects new Raimondi luffing LR213 in Sydney suburb

Strictly Cranes erects new Raimondi luffing LR213 in Sydney suburb

NSW-based Strictly Cranes, official Raimondi Cranes agent, has erected the first ever LR213 luffing crane in a mixed-use residential and commercial development jobsite by ALAND, which is situated in Sydney's Liverpool and is scheduled to be onsite for approximately two years.

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Sentiment on the rise for SMEs in construction

Sentiment on the rise for SMEs in construction

Overall optimism (Current and Future Conditions) in the Construction industry jumped 16.4% over the quarter, with an increase in the volume of non-residential building offsetting a small decline in residential work, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute SME Index, which examines the economic health of Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Solving the logistics puzzle

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The logistics of a construction project can be a pain in the proverbial for a principal contractor. The primary focus tends to be on how you build something rather than how you get the "building blocks" to site.

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First Konecranes NZ gantry crane installed for roofing specialist Metalcraft

First Konecranes NZ gantry crane installed for roofing specialist Metalcraft

Roofing specialist Metalcraft is benefitting from the safety and efficiency of the first ever Konecranes gantry crane with sway control in New Zealand, which was installed by Southern Cross Engineering.

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XCMG sets new record

XCMG sets new record

XCMG Hydraulics has set a new record with its hydraulic cylinder for large-tonnage excavators, with the machine clocking 9500 continuous working hours in the Pilbara region in Western Australia.

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65 and going strong

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Celebrating its 65th anniversary in October, crane manufacturer Sennebogen unveiled five new cranes at its head office in Straubing, southern Germany. Closer to home, managing director, head of sales Asia Pacific, Marco Burgmer told Cranes and Lifting the company's commitment to the region remains strong.

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NHVR pushing preparedness for new CoR laws

NHVR pushing preparedness for new CoR laws

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) continues its informational blitz ahead of upcoming changes to chain of responsibility (CoR) laws.

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JCBCEA adds new telehandler to its fleet

JCBCEA adds new telehandler to its fleet

JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) has added the 540-180 Hi-Viz to its Loadall range which features an 18m lift height and 4000kg lift capacity. 

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Caterpillar launches next gen excavators

Caterpillar launches next gen excavators

After 25 years, hundreds of test machines and thousands of customer interviews, Caterpillar has released its next generation excavators.

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