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Case study: hire business expands fleet with versatile telehandlers

Case study: hire business expands fleet with versatile telehandlers

The versatile performance and power of the JCB 525-60 Agri Plus telehandler has made it the top choice for an Australian specialist hire group, which has purchased three machines to add to their growing fleet. Alfasi Hire has been operating since 2004 and provides telehandlers, forklifts and other access equipment for high profile construction, mining, …

Why the right lubricant matters to your machine

Why the right lubricant matters to your machine

Well maintained machines drive your business so what you put into it matters. Inside Construction (IC) recently spoke to the technical manager from Viva Energy Australia (the exclusive licensee to the Shell brand in Australia), Rob Cavicchiolo, about current trends in lubricants and how businesses can maintain a high level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness by …

Driving the drone economy

Driving the drone economy

In February, Japanese technology company Terra Drone Corporation launched its Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) solution in Australia and the company has announced Australia as its location of choice to base its Asia Pacific operations. Speaking exclusively to Inside Construction (IC)  Terra Drone founder and CEO Toru Tokushige, who will also be presenting at the 2017 World of …

Scaffolding reaches for the cloud

Scaffolding reaches for the cloud

Acrow Formwork & Scaffolding has selected IBM Cloud and Mobile platforms for its IT refresh and could make a potential saving of 30% on IT operating costs. IBM recently announced that Acrow, an Australian supplier of scaffolding and formwork for the construction industry, had selected IBM and IT Easy to implement a total infrastructure refresh …

Celebrating our love for Franna

Celebrating our love for Franna

Australia has a love affair with pick and carry cranes, a relationship that began when the first Fowler tractor crane appeared Down Under in 1943. But it is the Franna, a locally made pick and carry crane that has transformed the market. Thus, it is only fitting that Cranes and Lifting casts its eye on the Terex …

Case study: Max Bright adopts latest CAT 3D grade technology

Case study: Max Bright adopts latest CAT 3D grade technology

Max Bright & Sons is an earthmoving and civil contracting company with more than 50 years’ experience in the sector and yet it is still pioneering new technology today. Based in Lilydale, Victoria, Max Bright specialises in bulk earthworks, particularly government water infrastructure and roadworks projects, as well as landfill remediation. The business is now …

Is this the right PaTH?

Is this the right PaTH?

The Turnbull government has launched its signature Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Hire-Trial) Internship Program and union and Labour Party critics are vocalising concerns for its pitfalls and exploitative nature. The program establishes a framework for businesses to take on job seekers as interns, with the prospect of future employment if both the employer and intern find …

Spectur technology in fight against theft

Spectur technology in fight against theft

Research into the cost of equipment theft in the construction industry indicates that it may be as high as $50 million a year across the country. Industry groups understand that organised crime is attracted to theft of heavy equipment because it consists of high-value products that can be sold relatively easily. One stolen excavator will …

Case study: Megex Civil reaps rewards with 50t Kobelco

Case study: Megex Civil reaps rewards with 50t Kobelco

Rock-ripping toughness and outstanding fuel efficiency made the Kobelco 50-tonne SK500LC-9 the ideal machine for Sydney company Megex Civil to add to its fleet. Megex Civil operates a fleet of 30 machines, and managing director Warren Megarry says he was looking for something better than the market average for heavy excavators when he chose the …

CCF NSW buoyed by budget

CCF NSW buoyed by budget

New South Wales’ peak representative body for employers in the civil construction and maintenance industry, the Civil Contractors Federation NSW, agreed that the NSW economy is in great shape and congratulated the government on its 2017-18 budget. “There are some truly good things to say about the NSW economy, as revealed in the budget,” CCF …

     

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