The Volvo EC950E Excavator

The Volvo EC950 Excavator

The Volvo EC950E Excavator Powerhouse – Revolutionising Australian Construction, Mining and Quarry Operations:   In the fast-paced world of Australian construction, quarry and mining operations, the efficiency and safety of heavy machinery are paramount. Among the giants of this industry, the Volvo EC950E Excavator stands out as a beacon of engineering brilliance. This machine is not just about raw power; it embodies a perfect blend of strength and cutting-edge technology designed to easily tackle the most…

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Hutchison Quarries Sustainable Journey 1

Hutchison Quarries Sustainable Journey

Originally posted on Hutchison quarries’ sustainable journey with CJD Equipment – Quarry (quarrymagazine.com) Hutchison Quarries was established in July 2004 as a local business by the Hutchison Family. Initially catering to the needs of the Warwick Shire Council and select private contractors, the quarry steadily expanded its operations over the years. Today, it is a crucial supplier for significant corporations involved in landscaping, road construction, concrete production, and building projects. Hutchison Quarries became part of the…

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Wanless Waste Management's Journey with Volvo Construction 4

Wanless Waste Management’s Journey with Volvo Construction

Originally published in Wanless Waste Management’s journey with Volvo Construction – Waste Management Review Wanless Waste Management’s remarkable trajectory began more than sixty years ago. From humble beginnings, the business flourished into a multi-faceted company with operation units spanning Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Its services encompass diverse waste management solutions, from local council landfill management to e-waste recycling initiatives at its Kemps Creek site in Western Sydney. “Wanless Waste Management has seen considerable growth…

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Hidden Power of Volvo Productivity Services 8

Hidden Power of Volvo Productivity Services

This article first appeared in the The hidden power of Volvo Productivity Services – Quarry (quarrymagazine.com) More visibility brings insight, additional opportunities for growth and improvement, and new capabilities to manage operations and proactively enhance site safety and efficiency. In discussions between contractors and heavy equipment manufacturers, the focus often centres on cutting-edge machine technologies to enhance efficiency and safety on job sites. However, amidst the excitement over new machinery, the critical role of supporting services…

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5 Reasons to Consider a Volvo Electric Construction Machine 10

5 Reasons to Consider a Volvo Electric Construction Machine

CJD Equipment proudly introduces a lineup of compact electric machines to Australia. Among them are the Volvo ECR18 and ECR25 Electric compact excavators, and the L25 Electric wheel loader. If you're contemplating embracing a more environmentally conscious path forward, here are five reasons why you should consider Volvo electric construction equipment for your business. Reason 1 – Say goodbye to loud diesel machines and hello to quieter worksites. Electric machines boast significantly lower noise levels compared...

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Electric Mini Excavator ECR25

Revealing the Capabilities of Volvo ECR25: The Best Electric Mini Excavator on the Market

The Volvo ECR25 Electric Mini Excavator marks a significant milestone as the pioneering model in Volvo’s innovative line of electric compact excavators. This new addition not only underscores Volvo’s commitment to clean technology in construction equipment but also positions the ECR25 as a leading contender for the best electric mini excavator on the market 1. Its introduction into the Australian market signals a shift towards more sustainable, zero-emission operating solutions in the construction industry, aligning with…

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The benefits of leveraging Volvo CE's connected maps and site solutions 11

The benefits of leveraging Volvo CE’s connected maps and site solutions

The benefits of leveraging Volvo CE’s connected maps and site solutions will be explored in this article, and we will detail the Connected maps and site solutions essential for streamlining mining, quarry, and construction operations. By examining key advantages, real-world applications, and future developments, the discussion will offer insight into how these technologies not only improve project execution but also contribute to achieving more significant economic and environmental outcomes. Focusing on Volvo’s construction equipment, such as…

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SDLG H-Series Wheel Loader

SDLG H-Series Wheel Loaders

The new SDLG H-Series wheel loaders are an exceptional addition to an impressive line-up. They combine durability with superior comfort, fuel efficiency, and productivity. For 11 years of its 50-year history, CJD has distributed SDLG (Shandong Lingong Equipment) to the Australian market. With the latest addition to the H-series range, that market has taken another step in technological advancement. “CJD Equipment has been distributing SDLG wheel loaders in Australia for over 11 years, and in that…

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Sustainable Procurement of Construction Equipment in Australia

Why Volvo CE is your Best Bet for Sustainable Procurement of Construction Equipment in Australia.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) stands at the vanguard of the construction sustainability movement, demonstrating a robust commitment to transforming the industry by driving impactful change through every part of the value chain [1]. With an eye on the future, Volvo CE underscores its dedication to sustainability by setting ambitious targets, including achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and introducing zero-emission construction equipment into Australia—attesting significant strides towards more sustainable construction practices [3]. A holistic…

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Top 10 Trends to Impact the Construction Equipment Industry in the Next Decade

Top 10 Trends To Impact the Construction Equipment Industry in the Next Decade

The construction equipment industry is on the brink of a significant transformation. As we step into the next decade, new trends and technologies are poised to revolutionise how we build. These advancements can enhance construction site safety, efficiency, and sustainability from alternative power solutions to autonomous machinery. In this article, we will explore the top 10 trends to impact the Construction Equipment Industry and will shape the future in the next decade. Increased Regulation of Carbon-based…

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Stand Out from the Crowd with Volvo E-Series

Stand out from the crowd – Volvo E-Series

Regarding construction equipment, Volvo is a name that stands out from the crowd. With our latest sales campaign for 14-35 tonne excavators, CJD Equipment offers the powerful and versatile Volvo E-Series for purchases of a new excavator before 30 June 2024. These excavators are designed to take productivity and accuracy to the next level, making them the perfect choice for everyday earthmoving and civil construction jobs. Fuel Efficiency and Clean Performance One of the standout features…

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Lanyonscapes trusts Volvo Construction Equipment as the Backbone of its Multi-faceted Business 17

Lanyonscapes trusts Volvo Construction Equipment as the Backbone of its Multi-faceted Business

Servicing Queensland and the Northern Territory, Lanyonscapes specialises in environmental restoration, landscaping, and revegetation services. The company handles a wide array of projects, from small tasks to multi-million dollar endeavours spanning several years. Lanyonscapes has established itself as an expert in handling projects in remote locations, focusing on the unique challenges and requirements of such environments. These operations are supported by strategically located offices in Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, and Darwin….

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CJD Equipment celebrates 50 years in the industry.

Celebrating 50 Years of Success In the Industry

“During February 2024, CJD Equipment, a proudly Western Australian, privately owned organisation celebrate its 50th year in operation”. From humble beginnings at the Guildford location, with 28 willing staff on board whom shared the vision of founders Ron Rafferty and Rob Jowett, the legacy began. 50 years later, with nearly 600 dedicated members of staff across 23 national locations, the legacy continues. Rafferty and Jowett first met as part of the sales team of Chamberlain Industries,…

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Wiggins and Batchelor Volvo EC300E Hybrid Excavator 22

Wiggins and Batchelor Volvo EC300E Hybrid Excavator

In a recent interview with Earthmovers and Excavators, Warren Batchelor, a fourth-generation family member, shares the story of Wiggins and Batchelor and their latest venture in purchasing a Volvo EC300E Hybrid Excavator from CJD Equipment. Wiggins and Batchelor began their journey in 1971 off the West Coast of Tasmania. Although they may be a small earthmoving company, they have diligently served the regional area, specialising in road construction and maintenance in quarry and forestry operations and…

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Electric Construction Equipment CJD Equipment

Electric Construction Equipment: Pioneering Sustainable Solutions for the Future

The construction industry is experiencing a significant shift towards sustainability as more and more companies recognise the importance of reducing their carbon footprint. In line with this trend, heavy machinery manufacturers are introducing all-electric versions of traditional construction vehicles. Electric construction equipment quickly emerges as an eco-friendly alternative to diesel-powered machinery, offering numerous benefits for construction companies and the environment. This comprehensive guide will explore the world of electric construction equipment, its benefits, the types of…

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Riordan Grain Services Partnership with CJD Equipment 26

Riordan Grain Services Partnership with CJD Equipment

Earthmoving Equipment Magazine chats with Leigh Burgess from Riordan Grain Services to find out how the business’ partnership with CJD Equipment and Volvo Construction Equipment helps keep countless tonnes of grain moving from field to table around the globe. With the fundamental role grains play in the diet of the global population, the importance of ensuring their safe and reliable storage and transport cannot be understated. And as populations grow, and global demand along with it, the…

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Top 10 Trends to Impact the Construction Equipment Industry in the Next Decade

The construction equipment industry is on the brink of a significant transformation. As we step into the next decade, new trends and technologies are poised to revolutionise how we build. These advancements can enhance construction site safety, efficiency, and sustainability from alternative power solutions to autonomous machinery. In this article, we will explore the top trends that will shape the future of the construction equipment industry in the next decade. Increased Regulation of Carbon-based Fuels Spurs…

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Volvo Active Care

What is Volvo’s CareTrack and ActiveCare Solutions

What is Volvo’s CareTrack and ActiveCare Solutions With the rise of Construction Equipment onboard telematics and remote connectivity, it is easy for operators, mining, and quarry fleet managers to become overwhelmed by the mass of data produced by modern construction machines. CareTrack, a telematics and fleet management system developed by Volvo CE, provides customers with quality connected solutions in the most efficient way possible. Customers can now benefit from real-time insight into how their machine performs,…

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Zero Emissions Volvo Compact Electric Machines

CJD Equipment Launches Volvo Zero-Emission Construction Equipment in Australia, Paving the way for a sustainable future.

In an era of increasing environmental awareness and the urgent need for decarbonisation, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has pioneered by introducing its first zero-emission machines to the Australian market. This commercial expansion of Volvo CE’s leading range of electric machines aligns with the growing demand for sustainable construction practices. It reinforces CJD Equipment’s commitment to transforming the industry towards a greener future. CJD Equipment has proudly distributed Volvo CE’s products in Australia for nearly 30…

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Power and Precision Unleashed: Volvo L180H Wheel Loader in the Sand Quarry 30

Power and Precision Unleashed: Volvo L180H Wheel Loader in the Sand Quarry

With a focus on power, precision, and innovation, the Volvo L180H sets new performance, efficiency, and operator comfort standards. From its robust engine and advanced transmission to its intelligent load management and ergonomic cabin, the L180H is an indispensable asset in sand quarries and construction sites worldwide. Exceptional Features of the Volvo L180H Wheel Loader The Volvo L180H wheel loader boasts a robust Volvo D13E engine with an impressive 304hp output and a displacement of 128…

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Services Fluid Analysis

Volvo CE expands global Fluid Analysis offer

Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced the Fluid Analysis Program, building upon its existing Oil Analysis Solution. This comprehensive service now covers lubricants, diesel fuels, AdBlue, and coolants, offering several key features: Fluid Analysis Program uses Artificial Intelligence Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology, Volvo Construction Equipment’s platform-driven fluid analysis system represents a groundbreaking advancement in machinery maintenance. The AI-powered system performs real-time analysis, continuously monitoring the condition of essential fluids. This continuous monitoring ensures that any changes…

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connected map fleet overview

Introduction to Connected Map: Unveiling Volvo’s Innovative Positioning Service

Volvo Construction Equipment recently introduced the innovative Connected Map solution. This cutting-edge positioning service offers a comprehensive visual representation of job sites, encompassing all machinery and vehicles present, including those not of the Volvo brand. Knowing the precise location of equipment on a job site cannot be overstated when it comes to enhancing productivity, especially as industries of all types are experiencing growth in size and scope. Connected Map represents a real-time fleet management and personnel…

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Smarter Solutions Start with Volvo CE: Volvo Co-Pilot helps Navigating the Future of Earthmoving 36

Smarter Solutions Start with Volvo CE: Volvo Co-Pilot helps Navigating the Future of Earthmoving

In recent years, the earthmoving and construction industries have witnessed a significant surge in demands for precision and profitability. This growing need for enhanced performance and environmental consciousness has prompted Volvo Construction Equipment to step forward, recognising the opportunity to fill a crucial gap in technical support systems.   First released in 2016, Volvo Construction Equipment continuously expands the Co-Pilot’s functionalities and is committed to ongoing future system development. Volvo Co-Pilot focuses on giving the operator…

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Volvo Reman CJD Equipment

Change Starts with Circularity – Volvo’s new services and solutions bring value to your business

Volvo Construction Equipment Reman Parts, often referred to as remanufactured or reman parts, are a key component of Volvo’s commitment to change, sustainability and customer satisfaction. Volvo Reman emerges as a pioneering solution for those seeking to extend their machinery’s life while significantly impacting the environment. It’s not just about keeping your equipment running; it’s about redefining the concept of sustainability through an innovative eco-cycle. Volvo engineers its machines to minimise their environmental footprint during operation….

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E660FL Excavator from SDLG at AgQuip

Reliability and versatility in action – Introducing the new E660FL excavator from SDLG

SDLG’s renowned mini excavator lineup delivers exceptional reliability, simplicity of operation, minimal maintenance, and unbeatable value. Australian customers can experience this reliability firsthand as national distributor CJD Equipment introduces three SDLG mini excavator models – ER616F, ER636F and E660FL With a global reputation for reliability, SDLG, a member of the Volvo Group since 2007, leverages over 50 years of industry expertise and Volvo’s design influence to offer cost-effective, dependable machinery known for its user-friendly operation and…

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Kenworth K220

Kenworth K220 wins the Truck of the Year Australasia title.

As a proud dealer of Kenworth trucks, CJD Equipment is thrilled to celebrate the well-deserved award of the Kenworth K220, named the Truck of the Year Australasia. The competition is run in association with the International Truck of the Year award. This award is a testament to Kenworth’s unwavering commitment to excellence in the commercial trucking industry, and it highlights the remarkable qualities of the K220 that set it apart as a true leader in its…

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Unveiling the SDLG Mini Excavator ER616F 42

Unveiling the SDLG Mini Excavator ER616F

SDLG equipment has gained a well-deserved global reputation for its dependable performance. With over five decades of industry experience and a presence in more than 130 countries, Shandong Lingong Equipment (SDLG) stands out as one of China’s most rapidly expanding construction equipment manufacturers. Since becoming part of the Volvo Group in 2007, SDLG has seamlessly incorporated Volvo’s design principles and stringent quality standards into its machinery, delivering cost-effective and dependable equipment that prioritises ease of use…

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Volvo Reman CJD Equipment

Volvo Reman Innovation Keeping Your Volvo, a Volvo

Volvo Reman – The Circular Economy: Finding Quality and Value for Your Business In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, finding reliable, cost-effective solutions is essential to help your business thrive. Volvo has long been a trusted name in the industry regarding heavy machinery and equipment. Their Volvo Approved Used Equipment range shows their commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation. This article will explore the benefits of choosing Approved Used Equipment for your business and how…

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WRB Group's newest addition! The Powerful Volvo ECR355E Excavator 43

WRB Group’s newest addition! The Powerful Volvo ECR355E Excavator

The  Volvo ECR355E offers unshakable stability for heavy-duty work. This short swing machine provides the power to do the job confidently. At Volvo, their mission is to make operating safer, easier and more efficient. That’s why they have designed the ECR355E with advanced safety features and demanding construction specifications. It’s perfect for construction sites. The WRB Group is a client of CJD Equipment, a leading concrete sleeper retaining wall installer in Australia. WRB Group specialises in…

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Ridgeworth Civil and Volvo: making the dream happen 44

Ridgeworth Civil and Volvo: making the dream happen

Even as a small boy growing up in Bundaberg, Queensland, Tom Langridge, Director of Ridgeworth Civil, knew exactly where destiny was leading him. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve always dreamt of owning my own earthmoving company. It all started when I was four years old and Mum had a guy with a bobcat come into the backyard to build a shed pad. And from then on, I was obsessed and all I talked…

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For Epsom Sand and Soil, ‘getting it right’ all starts with Volvo 49

For Epsom Sand and Soil, ‘getting it right’ all starts with Volvo

The way owner, David Mills, tells it, Epsom Sand and Soil started out life as a side-hustle that grew too big for its boots. “My old man had a concrete truck, carting ready mixed concrete. And a lot of the time he’d be finished up by lunchtime,” David explains. “So, he had a tipper on the back of his truck. And once they’d finished pouring all the slabs, he’d go and cart sand and fill house…

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The Bigger Picture with Volvo Co-Pilot 53

The Bigger Picture with Volvo Co-Pilot

The construction industry is experiencing a dynamic era of rapid innovation with new technologies changing how we work and communicate. As operations continue to grow in both size and scale, the shift towards strategic partnerships between manufacturers and customers is now more important than ever. More visibility brings insight, additional opportunities for growth and improvement, and new capabilities to proactively manage operations and enhance site safety and efficiency. Reliable telematics systems and connected technologies are becoming…

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CJD Awarded 2022 PACCAR Financial Dealer of the Year 55

CJD Awarded 2022 PACCAR Financial Dealer of the Year

The CJD Trucks Team in Forrestfield has been named the 2022 PACCAR Financial Dealer of the Year; an award that acknowledges the team’s commitment to supporting their customers’ truck financing needs with PACCAR Financial’s products and services. This is the second time CJD Trucks have been awarded Dealer of the Year. Roland Hollingsworth, Managing Director of PACCAR Financial, presented the Dealer of the Year award to Dean O’Reilly, General Manager of CJD Kenworth DAF Perth (CJD…

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Markwell Group: Making their Mark 57

Markwell Group: Making their Mark

Published by Earthmovers & Excavators Issue 407 6/2/2023 Markwell Group adds two Volvo articulated haulers (tradeearthmovers.com.au) Two Volvo A40G articulated haulers are the latest addition to Markwell Group’s hire fleet, supplied by CJD Equipment, with the pair now busy on road repair jobs across north Queensland. “We’ve been buying Volvo machinery since 2006. Back then was an up-and-coming brand on the earthmoving scene and, now, it’s in the top three. Their dump trucks are probably the…

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New hydraulic hybrid excavators, same reliable performance 59

New hydraulic hybrid excavators, same reliable performance

The new Volvo CE EC300E Hybrid Excavator offers a more environmentally-conscious option with improved fuel efficiency, without compromising on performance. Featuring Volvo’s new innovative and unique hydraulic-hybrid Volvo technology, the upgraded 30-tonne EC300E hybrid excavator harvests and stores the energy generated by the machine’s boom down motion to supercharge the engine system and support the engine torque. The result is an up to 15 per cent reduction in fuel consumption, improved fuel efficiency by up to…

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Waste Management in Action 61

Waste Management in Action

The Volvo EC220D excavator delivers new levels of fuel efficiency. Darren Hayes, General Manager Western Waste Management explains. Country business operators need to be smarter about the type of equipment they buy, says Darren Hayes, General Manager Western Waste Management. The owner-operator of the waste management and scrap metal recycling business in Colac, country Victoria, says smaller jobs can make it difficult to justify a big outlay for equipment. That is unless it’s Volvo Construction Equipment…

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SDLG Celebrates 50 Years 65

SDLG Celebrates 50 Years

With strong demand from construction, quarry and agricultural industries, SDLG Wheel Loaders are an excellent choice for Australian operations delivering reliable performance, with simple operation and low maintenance. Distributed nationally by CJD Equipment since 2010, SDLG Wheel Loaders have proven to be a cost-effective, versatile solution for heavy-load operations. However, SDLG’s history extends beyond just a single decade down-under, with the company celebrating their 50-year anniversary in December 2022. Since 1972, SDLG has focused on manufacturing…

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Volvo excavator plays a vital role at Quoll Headquarters 69

Volvo excavator plays a vital role at Quoll Headquarters

Quoll Headquarters is a 160ha private nature reserve located about 15km north of Tenterfield, New South Wales. A fenced sanctuary amongst granite boulders and old growth forest, it protects many endangered species and the habitat they live in. It is also the home of Australia’s apex mainland marsupial predator, the spotted-tailed quoll. “Quolls are stealthy, cantankerous carnivores that rule the ecosystem here,” owner Steve Haslam, Quoll Headquarters explains. Quoll Headquarters is recognised and registered by the…

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Teys Australia 73

Teys Australia

Across various sites, CJD Equipment’s SDLG wheel loaders provide Teys Australia with the versatility its operations needs. Teys Australia is an integrated beef processing business that supplies the domestic and international market. Its origins stretch back to 1946 when four Teys brothers opened their first butcher shop in Woolloongabba, Queensland. Today, it operates from 14 locations across Australia, including three feedlots, six beef processing plants, two food manufacturing facilities, a hide processing site and a centralised…

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Braidwood Soil Construction Service 74

Braidwood Soil Construction Service

Steve Black, the Director of Braidwood Soil Construction Service, was born and bred in the Braidwood district, spending many years working on the family farm. Steve began his career in the earthmoving industry in 1988 with his first big machine, an international TD9B bulldozer. Today the BSCS fleet has grown to more than twenty pieces of plant and equipment performing a wide range of services. From major road work projects for the local council, crushing and…

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New Telematics System 77

New Telematics System

Volvo Construction Equipment's new state-of-the-art telematics system, CareTrack is now fitted as standard on articulated haulers A25 to A60, wheel loaders L60 to L350, and excavators EC140 to EC950. CJD Equipment is now offering complimentary 10 years free standard CareTrack connectivity package on new Volvo GPPE machines when delivered from 1st January 2022. Designed for productivity, CareTrack provides customers with a proactive way to manage their machines efficiently, saving them time and money. Customers with CareTrack...

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CJD keeps Victorian hard rock quarries rolling 78

CJD keeps Victorian hard rock quarries rolling

CJD Equipment’s nationwide distribution of construction equipment for the mining and quarrying industries has helped it cement a strong relationship with a Victorian business. Australia’s booming resources sector requires its mines and quarries to deliver hundreds of millions of tonnes of product each year to local and international markets. The backbone of any effective operation is the equipment needed to turn rocks into profits. For Matthews Quarries, the go-to brand has always been Volvo. Operating in…

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Loads of loyalty, constant comfort factors in producer/distributor partnership 81

Loads of loyalty, constant comfort factors in producer/distributor partnership

As operators can spend considerable time in their vehicles, Volvo CE ensures its construction equipment has enough creature comforts to have them looking forward to the day ahead every day. Quarry spoke to two such professionals to gather what it’s like working with Volvo CE gear. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) provides all kinds of options on loaders, haulers and excavators, fit to provide for several applications across the quarrying industry. But without a trusted supplier…

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Volvo Construction Equipment is up to the task

Filling in a former quarry is a tough job for Melbourne’s Bayport, but its Volvo Construction Equipment is up to the task, benefiting from years of experience A former limestone quarry on the fringes of Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs is being transformed into a housing and retail development estate with the use of Volvo machinery from CJD Equipment. Plans for the new suburb were first approved in 2017 and, since then, the former Lilydale Quarry site and…

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NT EXCAVATION & DEMOLITION AND CJD EQUIPMENT

Being a successful earthmoving operator in tough environments and climates like Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory requires a dedicated team and a tough fleet of machinery. For owner of NT Excavation & Demolition Sam O’Leary, it’s been the Volvo range of machinery that has stood up above the rest in hot and harsh conditions. Sam started his business in Darwin in 2011 and today carries out earthworks and pipework in the civil sector with a little…

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CJD technology drives success of underground mining fleet 91

CJD technology drives success of underground mining fleet

Byrnecut prefers working with leading-edge mobile technology to stay ‘a cut above’ competing underground mining contractors. One way they achieve this is by relying on CJD Equipment to supply them with premium mobile mining solutions. Founded in 1987, Byrnecut has established itself into a highly specialised underground contract mining company in the global mining sector , operating a multi-million-dollar fleet of equipment. “The thing that sets us apart is our willingness to embrace technology,” says Max…

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Comfort and convenience 94

Comfort and convenience

With a larger cab and easy access for maintenance, Volvo’s EC220D excavator is the product of choice for Litchfield Green Waste Recyclers. Manager Jamie Spilsby explains. It’s fair to say that Litchfield Green Waste Recyclers (LGWR) is impressed with Volvo’s EC220D excavator.   Since purchasing a first unit in 2017, LGWR has added an extra two to its fleet, with plans to add another later this year.   LGWR Manager Jamie Spilsby says the EC220D excavator…

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With Volvo’s support, Henson Sawmilling continues to grow 98

With Volvo’s support, Henson Sawmilling continues to grow

Henson Sawmilling was founded in the mid-1970s and it continues to be family owned and operated to this day. In 2005, it purchased a mill in Grafton on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Located on 100 ha, it processes over thirty species of logs that mostly end up as railway sleepers, bridge decks, garden timber and firewood.   Employing over 35 people and operating three twin edges, four saw benches and three firewood dockers,…

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Truck leasing a no-brainer for rapidly growing WA business 102

Truck leasing a no-brainer for rapidly growing WA business

FOR a rapidly growing young transportation business with an ageing fleet having the odd breakdown, truck leasing has quickly become a “no-brainer’’.   And since commencing a relationship with CJD PacLease for a 90-tonne DAF XF530 prime mover last year, 4D Hiab & Delivery Services is now looking forward to receiving delivery of the next rig around December this year and already has expressed interest in another.   Owner Philip Bane, born and bred in Albany…

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Normandy Station values CJD Equipment’s customer service 106

Normandy Station values CJD Equipment’s customer service

Normandy Station is located in Roma, Queensland, about 515km northwest of Brisbane. Owned and operated by third generation farmer John Lethbridge, the station is a mixed operation spread over 12,000 acres. Normandy Station grows around 1,100 acres of wheat, 500 acres of oats and runs about 3,000 ewes, 200 goats and ‘a handful of cattle.’   Lethbridge recently purchased a SDLG LG946L wheel loader from CJD Equipment to perform a lot of the general farm maintenance…

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Murrumbidgee Irrigation and CJD Equipment 110

Murrumbidgee Irrigation and CJD Equipment

The team at Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) is one of the biggest private irrigation companies in Australia serving 3093 landholdings – that’s an area of 378,911m². So when it came to partnering with a machine manufacturer and supplier to service their irrigation water and drainage services, CJD Equipment and Volvo were the obvious choice. MI’s core business is delivery of water through an extensive integrated supply and drainage network. The MIA is one of the most diverse…

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Australian mine strikes gold with Volvo A45G haulers 114

Australian mine strikes gold with Volvo A45G haulers

Red 5 Limited is using a fleet of Volvo Construction Equipment articulated haulers at its underground gold mines in Western Australia. CJD Equipment and Volvo have worked with Red 5 Limited to build these machines to mine specifications in order for the haulers to work underground. The Volvo A45G articulated haulers have helped the company to increase productivity while reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs. Red 5 Limited is an Australian gold producer that operates the...

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CJD supports performance of emerging mining services 115

CJD supports performance of emerging mining services

With equal parts quality machinery and a supportive supplier, this company has seen exponential growth in its six years. Performance Mining gives back to the community that raised it thanks to CJD Equipment. As a privately owned service provider to the mining and civil construction industries, it was always going to be a battle for Performance Mining to make a name for itself in Western Australia. The company was founded in 2016 out of Pinjarra, south…

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CJD loader doubles productivity for thriving quarry 119

CJD loader doubles productivity for thriving quarry

CJD Equipment has allowed a family-owned transport and landscaping business to make the leap into quarrying, with a reliable wheel loader and the service to match. Blue Ridge Quarries was purchased by the Millikin family just a few years ago, having worked in and around the operation for more than a decade. Quarry manager Aaron Millikin found his first job out of school at the hard rock quarry before he followed father Jeff’s footsteps into the…

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Marino Excavations and CJD Equipment 123

Marino Excavations and CJD Equipment

Locally owned and operated Marino Excavations has grown steadily over the past decade, providing services in and around Cairns in the Far North Queensland region, with it placing a premium not only on the quality of work it undertakes, but also the quality of customer service it provides. Owner Grant Marino has been working in the earthmoving and excavation industry for close to 15 years and draws on an involvement with machinery which stretches back to…

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Waste in Action: The machine enabling green 127

Waste in Action: The machine enabling green

Purearth are working to address the problem of green and organic waste by providing organic solutions with the aid of its efficient fleet of Volvo machines. “The problem of green and organic waste has always been there, but with state policy focused on removing organics from landfill, it’s never been more important to process food and organics into a solution,” Paul Curtis, Director of Purearth says.   Local governments are increasingly recognising the benefits of moving…

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AKD Softwoods partner with Volvo to improve efficiencies, increase production 129

AKD Softwoods partner with Volvo to improve efficiencies, increase production

Founded in Colac, Victoria in 1955 by an association of local family-owned and operated businesses, AKD Softwoods is an integrated forestry and timber processing company. Today, it’s owned by four equal shareholders who’ve been involved in the business since its inception.   ‘We’re proud to have built a 100 percent Australian owned business that’s internationally competitive, but also continues to have strong roots in the local community that’s been instrumental to our success,’ AKD Softwoods said…

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CJD Equipment grinds away for custom excavation creation 133

CJD Equipment grinds away for custom excavation creation

A gold mine portal expansion in Western Australia was proving difficult for operators, with some soft limestone ruling out drill and blast processes. Luckily, CJD Equipment was able to deliver a bespoke solution, fulfilling the task and the people who worked on it.   At this world-class operation in the Pilbara region, a valued CJD client turned to the equipment distributor to go above and beyond its usual duties.   The issue was underground, on a…

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DEMEX and CJD Equipment 136

DEMEX and CJD Equipment

Demolition, excavation and site remediation specialist DEMEX collectively draws on close to three decades of industry experience, with the Gold Coast-headquartered operation focused on forming strong relationships with its varied clientele, underpinned by an ability to quickly adapt according to different project requirements and in turn deliver workable solutions. As DEMEX Director Richard Todd told EEM, the business has undergone a significant evolution in the past decade, having been completely rebranded as part of efforts to…

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Liberty Industrial and CJD Equipment 140

Liberty Industrial and CJD Equipment

Deconstruction and remediation specialist Liberty Industrial has gone from strength to strength since its establishment over a decade ago, with the privately owned Australian business having initially made a name for itself providing expert demolition consultation in the mining, energy and broader industrial sectors.   Founded in 2008, Liberty Industrial (Liberty) has over the years expanded its service suite to encompass specialist deconstruction, remediation, civil contracting, and industrial services, and has built a reputation as one…

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Digging deep with CRE Group 146

Digging deep with CRE Group

The million-dollar idea uniting Victoria’s civil construction industry for a good cause It may be a relatively new venture, but CRE Group, a civil construction business operating out of Victoria, is powered by decades of varied industry experience at a local, national and international level. It’s also steeped in the Irish heritage of its founders – something that is subtly reflected in their name with a clever play on words. “We took a lot of time…

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CJD digs deep for multi-million-tonne tailings facility 150

CJD digs deep for multi-million-tonne tailings facility

Few applications or locations are out of reach for CJD Equipment. This is why FMR Investments has partnered with CJD to build a 4-million-tonne tailings storage facility in the Goldfields of Western Australia. FMR Investments has been in the mining game since the late 1980s as a miner and a former contractor, giving the company a history of expertise and expectations of what it takes to get a job done. For the past 10 years, FMR…

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Mareeba Sands boosted by excavator upgrade 153

Mareeba Sands boosted by excavator upgrade

Mareeba Sands has been working away in far north Queensland for 12 years, sourcing sand and hauling it across the region. But as owner Ron Petersen told, a quality service like Mareeba relies on quality products from CJD Equipment. “About 12 years ago we kicked off the business,” Petersen said.  “I used to work for other quarries nearby and I was doing a job in the area we are now when I noticed there was plenty…

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SDLG workhorse a ‘no-brainer’ for WA farmer 156

SDLG workhorse a ‘no-brainer’ for WA farmer

When it came time to update a wheel loader for feeding out hay and handling other odd jobs on the Watts family’s Pingelly and Brookton farms in Western Australia, selecting a suitable SDLG workhorse became a “no-brainer’’. “We looked at a new Volvo loader too, which is ok for commercial use, but for an extra couple of hundred thousand (dollars), you can invest in something else,’’ Graeme Watts said. “For $100,000 more you can also buy…

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Integration of Topcon 3D-MC with Volvo active control raises the bar in excavation precision

The semi-autonomous digging functionality offered by Volvo Active Control on the Dig Assist suite of tools from Volvo CE can now be used with Topcon 3D-MC software on applicable models. Delivering excavation accuracy in a fraction of the normal time and automating the digging process, Topcon and Volvo have raised the bar in excavation works. Excavating to grade to produce the same uniform results day after day will always be a task for skilled operators, but…

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The Good Soil

A working partnership between SoilCyclers and CJD Equipment has evolved into an organic relationship that continues to grow. Surface specialists SoilCyclers began as Brisbane Screening in 2009, servicing the soil, landfill mining and waste reduction services for the Brisbane area. It’s now one of the market’s prime movers, working within the construction, waste and mining sectors across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and Northern Territory. The company recycles close to half a million cubic metres of soil annually, making it one of the largest soil recyclers in Queensland….

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Earthmoving gear meets the cut – block by block

Although a subspecialty of the extractive industry, dimension stone quarrying is a significant part of Australia’s heritage – and continues to add flair and innovation to building infrastructure. A near century-old leader in the field explains how its extractive techniques differ to regular quarries and draw on fit for purpose earthmoving equipment to manufacture its products. In 2022, Gosford Quarries will celebrate a century of operation in the dimension sandstone business. Originally trading as the Hawkesbury…

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Canberra Sand and Gravel & CJD Equipment

Canberra Sand and Gravel (CSG’s) production manager, Steve Trevillian, discusses the company’s operations and why Volvo equipment is the equipment of choice for its concrete and landscaping jobs CSG recently took delivery of its first Volvo EC250ELD excavator. It is the first machine CSG has operated with the Dig Assist feature and the team is impressed with the latest technical improvements in the new Volvo. “It is one of the rare machines we have that has…

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Riordan Grain Services and CJD Equipment

From modest origins starting out as one man and a tipper truck back in 1996, Riordan Grain Services (RGS) has grown over the past two-and-a-half decades to preside over an increasingly diverse range of services for both its domestic and international customers, with it now at times running in excess of 100 trucks per day.   In a highly competitive and evolving industry, it has taken plenty of hard work for the family-owned enterprise to get…

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New DAF CF 480 FTT Impresses Gaspac Motors

Application flexibility, economy, reliability and proven back up service from CJD Equipment are reasons why Tasmanian based Gaspac Motors owner Andrew Arnold continues to specify DAF trucks. After five months and 100,000 kilometres of faultless running, he is convinced he made the right choice!   It’s a typical autumn afternoon on the Northwest coast of Tasmania, and Andrew Arnold momentarily pulled his new DAF CF480 FTT 6×4 out of the BP terminal in Burnie. He is…

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Kenworth 50th Anniversary Edition Legend SAR Truck Unveiled

Kenworth debuts 50th Anniversary Edition Legend SAR truck at Brisbane Truck Show   Based on legendary Kenworth models from the past, the third in the series of special edition Kenworths, the Legend SAR, was unveiled at the Brisbane Truck Show.   Following the outstanding response to the Legend 950 in 2015 and the Legend 900 in 2017, the timing of the much-anticipated debut of the Legend SAR is aligned with Kenworth celebrating 50 years of manufacturing…

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CJD Equipment Bibra Lake – Dedicated TRP Parts Store Open this May!

CJD Equipment Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the opening of a new facility located in Bibra Lake, Western Australia. Scheduled to open its doors Monday the 10th of May 2021, the new branch located at 1/1 Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake WA, will act as CJD’s dedicated TRP (Truck & Trailer Parts) store and provide customers with access to a reliable range of quality TRP parts, along with the full range of Kenworth, DAF, OEM engine…

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Volvo L25 Electric – Volvo’s First Electric Compact Wheel Loader

The first electric compact wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) – the Volvo L25 Electric – has been proving it can weather any storm by helping to keep the icy streets of Cologne, Germany, clean and clear during the long cold winter. The responsibility for keeping Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city, looking its best falls to AWB Abfallwirtschaftsbetriebe Cologne GmbH. Its vital work in street cleaning and waste disposal ensure that not only is…

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Volvo ECR145E Excavator Test Drive 159

Volvo ECR145E Excavator Test Drive

How do you equally impress a wide range of customers with vastly different requirements? Volvo’s answer to the question is simple to say, but significantly more challenging to achieve: “Just do everything extremely well.” Finding the sweet spot for operators and owners has been the key to success for most manufacturers – finding the balance between machine power, productivity, low running/ maintenance costs built into a comfortable and durable machine. Ensuring the said machine is exceptionally…

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The SDLG L958F Wheel Loader always gets the job done! 164

The SDLG L958F Wheel Loader always gets the job done!

The SDLG 17 tonne L958F combines reliability, versatility, and high performance, making it an excellent choice for Australian operations. Popular in all applications, this is an all-round loader that gets the job done. Equipped with a Dalian Deutz Tier III engine, the L958F has a large wheelbase that lends it stability in harsh terrains. It’s ideal for customers who need the productivity of a larger machine but wish to keep upfront costs low. The L958F’s robustness and heavy-load…

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Volvo Articulated Haulers: Half a Century Strong 167

Volvo Articulated Haulers: Half a Century Strong

54 years after launching the articulated hauler concept Volvo CE continues to lead the field. Even the co-developed LEGO® Technic™ 6X6 articulated hauler Volvo A60H model is an engineering marvel – featuring app-controlled operation and fully automatic transmission. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) was the first to popularize the articulated hauler concept in 1966 with the birth of the 10-ton payload DR631 – fondly known as  ‘Gravel Charlie’. Some 54 years later the company is still…

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CJD Equipment Donates $47,000 to Beyond Blue 169

CJD Equipment Donates $47,000 to Beyond Blue

Earlier this year CJD Equipment announced that for every General-Purpose Excavator sold between the 1st of February and the 30th of June, $1000 would be donated to Beyond Blue. Mental health has been a significant issue in our industry, affecting many Australians and now more than ever, organisations like Beyond Blue are providing vital support to people experiencing depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. We are so proud to announce that CJD have successfully raised…

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Heart Trucks Driving The Mobilisation of Medicine

Trucks, and in particular the custom-designed mobile clinics, affectionately known as ‘Heart Trucks’ play a vital role in Heart of Australia’s mission to deliver specialist medical services to people living in rural and regional Australia.   Dr Gomes realised when Heart of Australia was just a dream that trucks would hold the solution.   “We needed to deliver excellent specialists to the bush, but we also needed to transport the state of the art medical equipment…

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Kenworth T610SAR makes life a little easier out on the road.

This special application engineered Kenworth T610SAR is making the road ahead a lot easier for Tas Road Express operator, Daniel White. The past decade has not been an easy one for him, rather it has been a long tough haul on the road to recovery, and being able to climb back behind the wheel to do the job he’s always dreamed of doing.    This is an inspirational story of one man’s determination to overcome every…

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Repurpose It With Volvo – Waste Management Review

It is always an awesome opportunity to catch up with business owners and operators who have a genuine vision to provide a positive impact on the environment combined with the know-how and commitment to back this up and see it through. One such company and business partner that lives this ideal is George Hatzimanolis from Repurpose It. George has more than 15 years of industry experience and has a passion for reducing our construction industry’s reliance…

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DAF XF and CF Wins Best in Class Accolade

Recently, the DAF XF and CF model range was announced as the winner of Australia’s peak international design awards during the 2020 Good Design Week, the highest honour for design and innovation in the country. DAF Trucks Australia received the prestigious Good Design Award Best in Class Accolade in the Product Design Automotive and Transport category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international Awards…

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Volvo Premier Warranty Offer 181

Volvo Premier Warranty Offer

The best machines deserve the best protection. That’s why when you purchase a 3 Year / 6000 hour component warranty with any 14 – 35 tonne excavator, CJD Equipment will upgrade your cover to a premier machine warranty for free![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Why autonomous transport will happen in quarries and light mining first 182

Why autonomous transport will happen in quarries and light mining first

Creating solutions capable of maximising transport efficiency through advanced automation is the goal of an entire industry. For Volvo Autonomous Solutions, it’s likely to happen first in the controlled world of quarrying and mining. After developing steadily, step-by-careful-step, for more than 100 years, the automotive world is currently in the grip of a two-sided revolution: on the one side under pressure to reduce emissions by going electric, and on the other, striving to reach the Holy…

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Performance and Peace of Mind in Isuzu F Series 183

Performance and Peace of Mind in Isuzu F Series

During these times of uncertainty, nothing beats the comfort of knowing the capital equipment you’ve invested in will take care of business each and every time. That’s what the Isuzu Trucks’ medium-duty F Series range offers to the discerning buyer, with the enduring line-up’s proven performance and an accomplished safety suite. With more than 30 consecutive years of Australian truck market leadership under its belt, as well as unsurpassed dominance in the medium-duty segment, the Isuzu Trucks brand is backed…

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What You Need To Know About Mini Excavators. 187

What You Need To Know About Mini Excavators.

Selecting the right excavator can make a huge difference to the profitability of your business. If you are working on today’s smaller blocks, townhouse and cluster dwelling sites, these sites often have very tight access. The pressure of having to work in ever-smaller areas has sparked a big demand for small, nimble machines with enough power to get the job done profitably. Mini and compact excavators have become essential tools. Purchasers of small excavators may not…

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Demand Answered With New Isuzu NMR Models 189

Demand Answered With New Isuzu NMR Models

The Isuzu Trucks brand is synonymous with product reliability and application specificity. In the three consecutive decades of Australian truck market leadership, answering business demand in providing fit-for-purpose products has been a key Isuzu strength. As operators across the construction, freight, waste, trade and essential service industries push to meet demand amidst a challenging landscape, Isuzu has released the brand-new NMR 60/45-150 N Series models to provide yet another tailored road transport solution.   Practicality, strength, performance Responding…

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Volvo H-Series Wheel Loaders Receive New Update - L60H to L350H 193

Volvo H-Series Wheel Loaders Receive New Update – L60H to L350H

The H-Series wheel loaders have been consistently improved throughout their lifetime, and now they receive additional enhancements that help reduce total cost of ownership. In 2014 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) introduced the L60H-L220H wheel loaders and followed – in 2017 – by the big sisters, L260H and L350H. “Over the years we have built on experience and worked closely with customers to improve these machines,” explains Product Manager Lars Eriksson. “Now, in 2020, we have…

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Kenworth Launches the T410SAR 195

Kenworth Launches the T410SAR

The best in the business just got better. In yet another example of the benefits of local Australian application-engineering for Australian road transport operators, Kenworth extends its product offering with the release of the new T410SAR. Driven by a continuous innovation and product development process, influenced heavily by customer and driver feedback, Kenworth has taken the features of the T410 and applied these and more to bring the all-new T410SAR to its customers – the best…

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Volvo EC300E Hybrid Excavator – A Novel Hydraulic Hybrid

With carbon emissions squarely on the nation’s agenda, Lindsay Daniels of CJD Equipment breaks down the hydraulic fuel reduction capabilities of Volvo’s new E-Series excavator range. In August 2016, CJD Equipment embarked on a large-scale sustainability project: installing solar panels at their five largest energy-consuming branches. The initiative was perceived as a long-term investment and designed to deliver carbon saving and reduced overall company emissions. By the end of 2017, installation on all five branches was…

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Volvo Co-Pilot

Volvo Co-Pilot – Meet Your Partner in the Cab

Volvo Co-Pilot is an intelligently-designed interactive display from Volvo Construction Equipment offering real-time insight into work performed by select Volvo machines, ensuring the highest standard of efficiency and accuracy in any application. Volvo Construction Equipment has developed Volvo Co-Pilot, a cutting-edge on-board display for select Volvo machines. The high definition touchscreen is the operator’s partner in the cab, providing unrestricted access to all the integrated functionality required to unlock a Volvo machine’s full performance potential. Delivering…

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DAF Trucks Australia Reveals Pure Excellence in 2020

After two years of proven experience on European roads and now validated locally through Australian testing, DAF Trucks Australia has revealed the New XF and the New CF on Friday 14 February 2020 at an event on the Gold Coast.   The result of extensive redesign in Europe, having re-developed as many components on the truck as possible, this next generation of DAF models sets new standards in transport efficiency and driver comfort. Engine innovations, new…

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AK Evans Earthmoving and CJD Equipment Supporting Beyond Blue

Founded by joint managing directors Aaron Evans and Kylie Hall, earthmoving equipment rental operator AK Evans Earthmoving (AKE) initially commenced operations as a dry hire provider in 2006. Based in Port Hedland in northern Western Australian, the company has since expanded it’s suite of services, drawing on an in-depth knowledge of the Pilbara, Kimberly and Mid-West regions. AKE General Manager Michael Still explained that in addition to dry hire, AK Evans Earthmoving now also provides a…

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CJD Equipment Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue 207

CJD Equipment Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue

CJD Equipment is proud to announce that from the 1st of February until the 31st of May 2020 we will be donating $1000 to Beyond Blue for every new general-purpose Volvo excavator we sell. Mental health is a significant issue affecting many Australians and CJD Equipment are proud to be constructing a path to better mental health through raising awareness and funds for Beyond Blue. One in five construction workers experience a diagnosable mental health condition…

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CJD Wins Best Trade Display Overall at Brunswick Agricultural Show 2019 210

CJD Wins Best Trade Display Overall at Brunswick Agricultural Show 2019

CJD Bunbury proudly attended the 88th annual Brunswick Agricultural Show 2019 late last year, and were joined by CJD Trucks Sales Rep Carl Van Niekerk and Guildford Sales Rep, John Henderson.     Established in 1931, the Brunswick Agricultural Show is now one of the biggest agricultural shows in Australia and the single biggest in the South-West. The show supports the local community and in addition this year, raised over $25,000 in donations for the Blue…

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CJD Acquires New Location in Burnie

CJD Equipment Expands in Tasmania

CJD Equipment Branch Acquisition – Burnie, Tasmania CJD Equipment are excited to announce the acquisition of North West Truck Centre in Burnie, Tasmania. Commencing operations on Thursday the 2nd January 2020, the new facility will operate out of the previous North West Truck Centre branch, located at 44 Main Rd, Wivenhoe, Tasmania.   Founded in 1974, CJD Equipment is a privately-owned Australian company and is the Australian distributor for Volvo and SDLG Construction Equipment as well…

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Isuzu has a new home on the Sunshine Coast

  Sunshine Coast Isuzu Queensland   CJD Equipment are pleased to announce the opening of a new Queensland dealership, Sunshine Coast Isuzu. Commencing operations on the 1st of November 2019, Sunshine Coast Isuzu will service the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and South Burnett regions.   This new, full-service Isuzu Trucks dealership will cover all the bases of truck sales, servicing, and parts and accessories supply. The dealership is also set to have a mobile field service…

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First Volvo Electric Compact Wheel Loader a Tree-Mendous Success for German Tree Farm

Leick Baumschulen is testing the first L25 Electric compact wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment, finding it to be a quiet, emission-free and easy-to-maintain addition to the tree farm and landscaping company’s fleet.   Based 30 minutes from the Volvo CE factory in Konz, Germany, where the L25 Electric will be produced from mid-2020, Leick Baumschulen is the first customer in the world to test this new ‘green’ machine.     The tree farm and landscaping company has been a Volvo…

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Much Loved Kenworth C509 Takes to the Track with Solar Cars 219

Much Loved Kenworth C509 Takes to the Track with Solar Cars

Sharing the road with a road train, Kenworth C509 Takes to the Track with Solar Cars   A sparkling, much loved Kenworth C509 road train with its experienced driver and National Road Transport Hall of Famer, Jeff Fulwood, behind the wheel, hit the Hidden Valley racetrack recently with three equally sparkling and-much loved solar cars, ATN Solar Team’s Priscilla, Western Sydney University’s Unlimited 3.0 and Hong Kong team IVE’s Sophie 6 , in a road safety…

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First Volvo Electric Compact Excavator Arrives At Customer Site

French contractor Spac, part of the Colas Group, has taken delivery of the first Volvo electric compact excavator, the ECR25 Electric, in the customer trial phase.     Following the unveiling of the first Volvo electric compact excavator, the ECR25 Electric, at Bauma 2019, the machine has now been delivered to Spac for customer testing.   Spac, part of the Colas Group, is using the 2.5-tonne excavator to dig trenches at the Saint-Nom-la Bretèche golf course, just outside of…

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Turning Big Rocks into Little Rocks - Duggans 222

Turning Big Rocks into Little Rocks – Duggans

Turning big rocks into little rocks’, is a rather modest way of describing Duggan’s family-owned enterprise. Backing the Tasmanian civil engineering and construction industry for over 90 years is a more accurate claim.   Based at Cradoc, alongside the Huon River in Tassie’s south, Duggans live up to the job description sign written on the door of their Kenworths – quarrying, civil construction, precast, and premixed concrete.   A third-generation family business, the enterprise has grown…

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Kenworth Launches the T360 and the T410 229

Kenworth Launches the T360 and the T410

It’s almost fifty years since the first Australian-made Kenworth rolled off the production line at the Bayswater plant in March 1971. It was a defining moment for Kenworth and the future of the Australian road transport industry. Almost five decades later, Kenworth is still leading the way and is launching two new additions to its product range. Driven by continuous innovation and an extensive product development process, influenced heavily by customer and driver feedback, Kenworth has…

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Trucks and Relationships that Last

Colli Timber and Hardware and CJD Equipment   Founded in 1974, CJD Equipment is a privately owned Australian company and leading provider of world-class equipment and trucks.  Over the years, CJD’s product portfolio has continued to diversify and adapt which led to the company becoming the White Truck dealer for Western Australia in 1975.   Colli Timber and Hardware is a 100 percent Western Australian owned and operated business supplying timber and building materials to many…

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Auto Pilots: What do customers want from Automation?

Automation technology is advancing, but what features do customers actually want? In this article Volvo CE’s Tine Lefebvre, Global Director Connected Services and Koen Sips, VP Customer Solutions, highlight how automated services are making every operator the world’s best. We talk about ‘automation’ as if it’s a new thing, but when it comes to constrution equipment the progression of automating processes has been going on for years. The automatic gearbox and climate control are just two…

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Volvo’s Electric Excavator Helps Build the Morgan Stanley Garden at Iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The construction of the Morgan Stanley Garden – one of this year’s main show gardens at the global consumer showcase – will be the first major project for Volvo’s new electric ECR25. Highlighting the machine’s unique capabilities for inner city environments and in keeping with the garden’s aims to explore how beautiful gardens can be created with a lighter environmental footprint, the zero emissions compact excavator will begin breaking ground on the foundations for the garden…

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Versatile SDLG LG936LA enhances operations at Australian cowhide plant

Teys Australia Murgon is using a robust SDLG LG936LA wheel loader to help process high quality hides for export. From growing grass to make hay for cattle, to transporting salt and compost, an SDLG LG936LA wheel loader is providing flexibility for Teys Australia Murgon’s hide-processing plant in Queensland, Australia. Teys Australia is one of the leading meat producers in the country. Teys Australia Murgon is a partner company that processes all hides from Teys’ Queensland beef…

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Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader at Bauma 233

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader at Bauma

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled two zero-emissions machines – the ECR25 excavator and L25 wheel loader – from its new range of electric compact machines. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of ‘Building Tomorrow’ with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at Bauma Munich. The machines, which are the first to be shown from a new electric range of Volvo branded compact excavators and compact…

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Red 5 Limited Partners with CJD Equipment and Volvo 236

Red 5 Limited Partners with CJD Equipment and Volvo

One year on, and how have the fleet of Volvo A45G articulated haulers performed underground? In a word, outstanding! After over 16,500 fleet hours worked, we received some great feedback from our client in the WA Goldfields.   Compared to the dedicated underground haulers this site was previously running, the A45G’s have increased productivity (more rocks on the ROM!) and at the same time slashed fuel consumption by more than 50%. Maintenance costs have been dramatically…

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Remote-Controlled Wheel Loaders to be Tested by Volvo CE 240

Remote-Controlled Wheel Loaders to be Tested by Volvo CE

Remote-Controlled wheel loaders to be tested when Volvo CE receives Sweden’s first 5G network for industry Telia, Ericsson and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have launched Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use today at Volvo CE’s facility in Eskilstuna. Volvo CE will then become one of the first in the world to use 5G technology to test remote-controlled machines and autonomous solutions.     The 5G network will be used at Volvo CE’s research and…

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Fuel Distributors of WA Partners with CJD Trucks and DAF 244

Fuel Distributors of WA Partners with CJD Trucks and DAF

Long haul specialist Fuel Distributors of Western Australia in partnership with PACCAR Australia agreed to a comprehensive two-year trial of a DAF XF105 to determine if it could meet the challenge of servicing its depots across the biggest state in Australia. As the company carries combustible dangerous goods long distances it needs a steady platform and the DAF proved itself to be a resilient workhorse.   Delivering fuel across a state the combined size of Alaska and…

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The SDLG L958F Tours Queensland 249

The SDLG L958F Tours Queensland

Following the 2018 launch of the SDLG L958F in Australia, CJD’s BDM for SDLG Lea Clarke, set out across the great state of Queensland to put the new wheel loader to the test. Customers had the opportunity to test drive the machine within their operations and really put the loader to work, demonstrating how suitable it is in a wide range of applications.   From Bundaberg to Macalister the L958F impressed operators, with customers stating they…

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High Performance, Low Fuel Consumption - The Volvo EC220D Excavator 260

High Performance, Low Fuel Consumption – The Volvo EC220D Excavator

CJD Equipment’s Lindsay Daniels details the company’s partnership with Volvo to offer high performance and low fuel consumption excavators.     Since 1974, CJD Equipment has partnered with high-quality international manufacturers to offer a diverse range of products for a variety of industries, from waste to transport and freight.   The company’s ethos – big enough to trust, small enough to care– has been paramount to supporting its customers to solve their day-to-day challenges with durable…

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RBH meets growing lithium demand with powerful Volvo L260H 266

RBH meets growing lithium demand with powerful Volvo L260H

An Australian earthmoving and haulage company is using a 35-tonne Volvo Construction Equipment wheel loader to produce lithium at Galaxy Resources’ mine in Ravensthorpe.     Australia is one of the biggest producers of lithium, accounting for around half of the world’s lithium supply. With the global lithium battery market predicted to grow at 12% from 2017 to 2024, demand for the rare metal is booming.   Ravensthorpe Haulage Pty Ltd., an earthmoving and haulage company…

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Volvo CE Acquires Special Applications Firm CeDe 270

Volvo CE Acquires Special Applications Firm CeDe

Agreement signed to acquire low-volume Swedish machine adaptation specialist     Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it is to acquire special application partner CeDe Group for an undisclosed sum. CeDe Group is based in Malmo, Sweden, and the deal – which is expected to come into force by mid-March – will include its intellectual property, operations, other assets and staff of circa 45 full-time employees. As the annual volumes produced are relatively low,…

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Volvo CE Partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign 272

Volvo CE Partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined forces with National Geographic to highlight a breathtaking project to save an endangered community against the threat of rising sea levels.     Through a new collaboration that aligns with both companies’ joint values of creating a planet in balance, this new campaign will reveal how Volvo excavators are helping to build embankments across the Sundarbans, an historic region between India and Bangladesh, to protect the land from the…

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CJD Trucks awarded Cummins Dealer of the Year 2018 275

CJD Trucks awarded Cummins Dealer of the Year 2018

Cummins Dealer of the Year 2018 CJD Trucks General Manager Brian Firth, along with CJD Managing Director Alan Barnett recently attended the PACCAR annual dealer event, held in Queenstown, New Zealand. We are honoured to announce that on the night CJD Trucks were presented with the Cummins Dealer of the Year award for 2018, this is a great achievement and a credit to the team. We’d like to thank PACCAR and Cummins for this award and…

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CJD Equipment’s $30,000 Giveaway Handover

Hazi Hire take hold of the newest addition of their fleet – the Volvo EC18D excavator they won from CJD Equipment     It was an exciting day for New South Wales hazard remediation and removal company Hazi Hire who won CJD Equipment’s $30,000 Giveaway competition that was run in the second half of 2018.   Anyone who purchased a Volvo excavator from the 1st of August to the 14th of December got themselves an entry…

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RGR Road Haulage and CJD Trucks 278

RGR Road Haulage and CJD Trucks

The First Step Pictured below is RGR Road Haulage’s first Kenworth truck that marked the beginning of a long relationship between RGR Road Haulage, the Kenworth brand, and the CJD family.     This Kenworth K123 began life in the hands of Buntine Roadways in the late 70’s and was employed in a livestock application before Rick Rowland from RGR purchased it in 1993.     The Rebuild In need of some TLC, the truck was completely…

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Volvo Looks to the Future at Bauma 2019 284

Volvo Looks to the Future at Bauma 2019

Visitors to this year’s Bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich, Germany, will be given a glimpse into the technological future as Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) looks at Building Tomorrow, showcasing its latest machines and integrated services.     Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo CE will be joined at Bauma 2019 by sister companies Volvo Penta, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services. The companies’ participation at the show is much more than a static…

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CJD Equipment’s 45th Anniversary 288

CJD Equipment’s 45th Anniversary

February 4th 2019 marks the momentous milestone of CJD Equipment’s 45th anniversary. Proudly representing some of the world’s most highly respected construction and transport brands, CJD have grown substantially since the company was first founded by Ron Rafferty and Rob Jowett in February of 1974.   What started as one location in South Guildford, WA with just twenty-eight employees has expanded to nineteen locations nationwide, with over five hundred knowledgeable staff whose skills and experience is…

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Kenworth and Toyota Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks 292

Kenworth and Toyota Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks

LAS VEGAS, Nev., January 8, 2019 – Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. This collaboration is part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.     The grant monies are part of a larger…

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Volvo CE Goes Electric On Smaller Machines 294

Volvo CE Goes Electric On Smaller Machines

In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will start the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators.   In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE has announced that by mid-2020 it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheel loaders (L20 to L28), stopping new diesel engine-based development of these models.  …

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Kenworth adds more flexibility to its range with the release of a new T610 aero roof sleeper cab 295

Kenworth adds more flexibility to its range with the release of a new T610 aero roof sleeper cab

Kenworth has added even more flexibility to the T610 with the release of a 600mm aero roof sleeper cab to complement its existing day-cab, 760mm mid-roof and 860mm sleeper cab options. The most compact sleeper in the T610 range, the 600mm offers an outstanding driver experience and superior in-cab comfort. With greater fuel efficiency and payload capacity up to 26m B-double configurations, the 600mm sleeper cab option is suitable for a variety of applications, including tippers,…

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Kenworth-Legend 950-CJD

Kenworth: The History of a Trucking Legend

Kenworth has long been a household name throughout Australia, as our trucking industry has helped to build the country we know today. The long history of this iconic manufacturer began in Australia in the 1960s, and the company has gone on to build a name synonymous with quality trucking ever since.   Kenworth was the brainchild of major shareholders H.W. Kent and E. K. Worthington, who created the brand we know and love today. Since its…

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Constructing a Path to Better Mental Health 297

Constructing a Path to Better Mental Health

AK Evans Earthmoving & CJD Equipment are constructing a path to better mental health in the workplace.   AK Evans Earthmoving is a family owned equipment contractor in WA providing all types of earthmoving equipment and experienced operators to match, for hire on projects across the state. The team at AK Evans have over fifty years of industry experience and knowledge and are committed to providing excellent service to their all their customers. Over his time…

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Testing Begins at World's First 'Emission-Free' Quarry 301

Testing Begins at World’s First ‘Emission-Free’ Quarry

On the 29th August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering an anticipated 95% reduction in carbon emissions and 25% reduction in total cost of operations.     Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are…

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SDLG Launches L958F Wheel Loader in Australia 306

SDLG Launches L958F Wheel Loader in Australia

The 5 t-rated wheel loader is designed for heavy-load applications and will feature a Tier III engine.     At Australia’s largest agricultural event, AgQuip, in August, SDLG and CJD Equipment unveiled the L958F wheel loader to over 100,000 attendees. Replacing the older 5 t-rated LG958L, the L958F will support various construction activities, including material handling, land clearing and general earthmoving.   The Australian version of the machine will be equipped with a Dalian Deutz Tier…

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The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX 310

The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX

Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO® Technic team up with children to create an autonomous concept wheel loader of the future. Now it becomes a LEGO® Technic set paving the way for real-life construction machines. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and LEGO® Technic construction toys have joined creative forces with a team of children to design a futuristic, autonomous construction machine. The result: The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX set, scheduled for release in toy…

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Kenworth Legend 900 - more than just a truck 312

Kenworth Legend 900 – more than just a truck

There is no doubt that the limited-edition Kenworth Legend Series trucks are special. What makes them so special is often a simple story close to the owner’s heart. This is one of those stories… When Kenworth released the Legend 950 in 2015, the complete limited-edition production run was sold in under 48-hours. Two years on, in early 2017 and whispers of second Legend model ran excitedly through the transport industry. For many trucking enthusiasts, the classic old-school lines blended…

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Star Shane Jacobson gets on Board with Trucking's 'Tell a Mate' Campaign 319

Star Shane Jacobson gets on Board with Trucking’s ‘Tell a Mate’ Campaign

  The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has begun a new campaign to raise awareness for truck safety within Australia. The ‘Tell a Mate’ campaign, predominantly a social media-based awareness drive, aims to encourage those within not only the trucking industry, but across all heavy vehicle industries, to talk about safety. In a boon for the industry, Australian TV and film personality Shane Jacobson will become the face of the campaign.   NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto…

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International Launch of Volvo Rigid Hauler Range 320

International Launch of Volvo Rigid Hauler Range

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland.   Volvo CE President Melker Jernberg (right) with Volvo CE Vice President of Rigid Haulers Paul Douglas   All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in…

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Volvo Ocean Race 2018

For over four decades the Volvo Ocean Race has kept an almost mythical hold on some of the greatest ever sailors.

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CJD PacLease kicks off in Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory 323

CJD PacLease kicks off in Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory

CJD PacLease kicks off in Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory PacLease Australia has announced the addition of new franchises in Perth Western Australia, Darwin Northern Territory and Launceston Tasmania with the CJD Group. “As part of our national expansion plan we are very pleased to announce our entry into Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory with our valued dealer of 34 years, CJD Equipment,” said Olen Hunter, Director of PacLease Australia. “With 13…

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CJD Equipment to distribute Isuzu Trucks in the Northern Territory 324

CJD Equipment to distribute Isuzu Trucks in the Northern Territory

CJD Equipment Pty Ltd is pleased to announce its appointment as the new Isuzu Truck Dealer for the Northern Territory. Commencing on the 1st of March, CJD Isuzu will operate from our existing full dealership facilities in Darwin and Alice Springs. Both CJD Isuzu facilities in the Northern Territory will be fully equipped with the latest tools and equipment and are operated by experienced staff with specialized training and product knowledge. CJD have a strong philosophy…

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Kenworth Releases New T610 Sleeper Cab Option 325

Kenworth Releases New T610 Sleeper Cab Option

Following the introduction of the T610 and T610SAR in early 2017, Kenworth announced today the release of a 760mm mid roof sleeper cab, complementing its existing day and 860mm sleeper cab options and providing customers with even more choice. The new sleeper cab option is suitable for many different applications including 19m tippers, tankers, and 19m B-double applications.   The ‘Best Truck Yet’   Designed from the inside out in a decade-long development process, the T610…

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Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers 326

Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers

Volvo CE is set to enter the rigid hauler market with a complete Volvo-branded range. Using the expertise of its Motherwell facility in Scotland, the range consists of four machines, starting at the 45-ton R45D and extending up to the flagship 100-ton R100E. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the…

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DAF Production at PACCAR Australia’s Bayswater, Victoria Plant

Coinciding with the handover last week of the 60,000th locally-manufactured Kenworth, DAF Trucks Australia (DTA) announced that some DAF trucks for the Australian market will be assembled at the PACCAR Australia production facility in Bayswater, commencing in the second half of 2018. Worldwide Reach DAF is a global organisation with more than 85 years’ experience in vehicle engineering and manufacturing. DAF currently manufactures industry-leading trucks in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Westerlo (Belgium), Leyland (United Kingdom) and Ponta Grossa…

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Kenworth Delivers 60,000th Truck 329

Kenworth Delivers 60,000th Truck

Australia’s number one heavy-duty truck manufacturer,Kenworth, has delivered its 60,000th Australian-designed and built truck at its Bayswater plant in Melbourne.   Kenworth’s Sucess Andrew Hadjikakou, Managing Director of PACCAR Australia, handed the keys of the T610SAR prime mover to long-standing Kenworth customer Peter Wickham, co-founder of Wickham Freight Lines – one of Australia’s largest privately-owned transport companies, at an event at Kenworth’s head office and factory in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Andrew said Kenworth’s…

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Family Values Key To Success At Maffra Trenching & Boring 330

Family Values Key To Success At Maffra Trenching & Boring

Maffra Trenching & Boring (MTB) was formed by Mark Hunt back in 1978.  Their hard work and consistent innovation over the years has seen MTB become the unique operation they are today, with the professionalism of a larger company and the heart of a small business. Check out the video below, or read the full article Here.  

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Articulated VS Rigid: How to Choose the Right Truck for Your Worksite 331

Articulated VS Rigid: How to Choose the Right Truck for Your Worksite

When it comes to off road hauling, there are two main truck types: Rigid and Articulated. Both are similar in the types of technology they use but differ greatly when it comes to application. Rigid Haulers are designed to transport large, rocky and abrasive materials across well maintained roads. In contrast – Articulated Haulers are designed to handle more adverse conditions, and operate on varying grades in any weather. So how do you pick the right…

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TRUCK TIPS: How to Avoid Hydraulic Component Failure 332

TRUCK TIPS: How to Avoid Hydraulic Component Failure

There are a number of causes for hydraulic system faults, however, contaminated fluid is the cause 80% of the time. This is quite a substantial statistic (and one we understand you’d rather not be part of), so what can you do to protect your hauler from hydraulic component failure? Here are some helpful tips.   What causes contamination? The three types of contamination include solid particles, air and water. All of these cause some form of…

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Hallett Resources Save 15% on Cost-Per-Ton with Two A60H Haulers 333

Hallett Resources Save 15% on Cost-Per-Ton with Two A60H Haulers

A pair of the range-topping A60H articulated haulers have been delivered to Adelaide-based Hallett Resources. The two units have taken on the work previously handled by three Volvo A40 units, delivering cost-savings through better fuel efficiency and productivity. For the last 11 years, Hallett Resources has relied on three Volvo A40 units for load and haul operations at its quarry in McLaren Vale, Adelaide, South Australia. While these 40 t-rated articulated haulers have performed reasonably well,…

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CJD Equipment Marks Quarter of a Century with Volvo CE 335

CJD Equipment Marks Quarter of a Century with Volvo CE

October 2017 marks a quarter of a century since construction giant Volvo CE partnered with Australian company CJD Equipment. CJD has been supporting the construction and transport industries of Australia since 1974 and are considered to be one of Australia’s largest privately owned equipment and trucking distributors. Over the last 25 years, this successful partnership has supplied the construction and earthmoving industries of Australia with Volvo’s world-class products, along with after-market service and support right across…

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Product Review: VOLVO ECR305C & ECR50D 339

Product Review: VOLVO ECR305C & ECR50D

After throwing a bit of dirt around and putting two brand new Volvo Excavators through  their paces – Ian Edwards tells us his thoughts the Volvo ECR305C and ECR50D Excavators.

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21st Century Farming: Where Heavy Machinery Matters 340

21st Century Farming: Where Heavy Machinery Matters

In today’s world of advanced technology, devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Few of us can live without our smartphones, for example, and the technology continues to become more intuitive with each passing day. The agricultural industry has always been an eager adopter of technological innovation. In such a physically demanding environment, machinery makes possible the sewing, harvesting, and transport of produce, in a way that a purely human workforce never could….

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Blake Mulroe is New South Wales’ top apprentice 342

Blake Mulroe is New South Wales’ top apprentice

After sacrificing weekends, working two jobs, Ingleburn’s Blake Mulroe has been recognised as the region’s top apprentice.

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Operator Review - New DAF CF85 510hp 343

Operator Review – New DAF CF85 510hp

Andrew Arnold, the owner of Arnold’s Transport, tackles Tasmania’s steep, remote west coast, daily. As a result, there are a few things that are needed in one of their trucks; power, reliability and reputable backup service which is what this operator is getting from his new DAF CF85

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South West Car Carriers Double their Versatility with DAF 344

South West Car Carriers Double their Versatility with DAF

Simon Gill, an honest country bloke and owner-operator of South West Car Carriers, dissects the reasons for purchasing two DAF CF85s – and doubts there’s any better method to move his cargo.

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CJD Delivers First DAF CF85 510HP in Australia 345

CJD Delivers First DAF CF85 510HP in Australia

For more than a decade, the CF85 has earned an enviable reputation for versatile, reliable performance and excellent fuel efficiency through the PACCAR MX-13 engine at 460Hp. With the extra power and torque on offer, the 510Hp MX-13 now provides even more flexibility to an already compelling package.

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Volvo A40F

Green Technology on Construction Sites

As well as being at the forefront of 21st century passenger car concept and design, Volvo is also engineering a range of heavy haulage vehicles and equipment which is set to change the way we think about the traditional construction site.

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Underground Mining

Bright Future Underground for Driverless Technology

Driverless technology is going underground and the future looks bright. Volvo, known for being at the forefront of driverless passenger cars, have taken their technology into trucking, pioneering platooning technology –

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Tasmanian Breakfasts Delivered by Streeflands Fuso Trucks 346

Tasmanian Breakfasts Delivered by Streeflands Fuso Trucks

Tasmanian freight firm Streeflands has been delivering newspapers, bread, juice, and everything required for a great breakfast since 1986 with Fuso trucks.

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Kenworth reveals the Legend 900 truck at Brisbane Truck Show 347

Kenworth reveals the Legend 900 truck at Brisbane Truck Show

Kenworth’s debut of the Legend 900, second in the Legend Series of trucks, came after much speculation that the brand would introduce another historic model. Modern technology and a uniquely Kenworth heritage feel is sure to impress.

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Volvo: Moving the Earth 348

Volvo: Moving the Earth

Victoria-based P&V Wade Earthmoving Repairs Director Phil Wade originally started off as a diesel mechanic apprentice working for a company called Goldhill in 1976. After a decade, Phil set up his own mechanical repair business with a workshop in Bunyip. 

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The Best Name in the Dirt Game 349

The Best Name in the Dirt Game

Burdett’s has been infamously operating throughout the Melbourne Metropolitan area, regional Victoria and into New South Wales for the past 47 years. Originating from humble beginnings in the 1970’s, the group has categorically grown in leaps and bounds.

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SDLG wheel loader proves it’s not "all hat and no cattle" 350

SDLG wheel loader proves it’s not “all hat and no cattle”

Working in the punishing tropical climate of the Queensland countryside is not for the faint-hearted. But an LG959 from SDLG is more than capable of withstanding the heat in its work at a cattle station in the Australian state.

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Diesel Dirt & Turf

Diesel, Dirt & Turf 2017 has come to an end without a hitch. With over 200 exhibitors, the 3-day family friendly event exceeded our expectations on every level. From exhibitors to entertainment, there was something for everyone. 

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Industry-leading productivity with Volvo’s complete range of mining champions 351

Industry-leading productivity with Volvo’s complete range of mining champions

With excavators from 35 to 90 tonnes; articulated haulers from 35 to 60 tonnes; and wheel loaders for all types of mining, Volvo CE has a complete range of state-of-the-art mining equipment with unparalleled cost per tonne performance.

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Kenworth T610 Launch 352

Kenworth T610 Launch

To celebrate the launch of Kenworth’s best truck yet, the T610 and T610SAR, we have been hosting Launch Days all over the country, with a few still to come. These Launch Days have been a prime opportunity for the public to see and get a feel of the new model, as well as allowing us to demonstrate what makes the T610 and T610SAR the best.

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CJD is going Green 353

CJD is going Green

CJD is committed to responsible management of all our operations to achieve the least possible impact on the environment.

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CJD Celebrates 43rd Birthday 354

CJD Celebrates 43rd Birthday

On the 4th of February, 2017 – CJD Equipment is turning 43! To celebrate more than four decades in the Australian construction equipment and transport industries, we want to take some time to review our company’s history and congratulate ourselves on our achievements.

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Daf trucks

DAF XF awarded ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’

The DAF XF has been voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year 2016’ at the prestigious ‘Motor Transport Awards’ in London, giving DAF its sixth win in the last nine years. DAF was handed the award at an official ceremony, which was attended by 1,600 leading representatives from the transport industry. 

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Volvo Release Latest Concept Models of the Future

Volvo CE predicts Significant Reduction in Carbon Emissions at Electric Site

Volvo Construction Equipment is working on an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%.

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CMIC16 355

CMIC16

The Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC) was once again a great success, and we couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of it. In its tenth year, CMIC16 celebrated its anniversary in Melbourne, with a new format that attracted over six hundred industry delegates from Australia and around the world. This year, the theme of the conference was “Capability and Innovation”. The team from CJD Equipment were all on hand providing information to delegates about…

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Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth – Market Leadership

At CJD Equipment, we only partner with brands whose products we know and trust. We work closely with all our brand partners to make sure that we bring you the highest quality equipment we can find for your work-site or business. We are committed to quality and affordability, and we like working with people who are as passionate about their equipment as we are. Kenworth are one of our top partners and a best-selling brand, and…

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Henty Machinery Field Days 2016 356

Henty Machinery Field Days 2016

A fantastic few days for our team at Southern Australia’s single biggest agricultural event! Located in the heart of the nation’s food bowl in southern NSW, Henty Machinery Field Days is an agribusiness supermarket that attracted more than 60,000 visitors. 

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BeefEx 2016 357

BeefEx 2016

BeefEx 2016 has come to and end but not without showcasing to delegates new innovations within the industry. Held every two years, BeefEx aims to showcase the grain fed beef industry and this year’s expo held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on the 11th – 13th of October, lived up to expectations.

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AGQUIP Field Days 358

AGQUIP Field Days

Since it began in 1973, AgQuip has provided a fantastic opportunity for individuals within the agricultural industry to gain insight into the latest machinery and services available. We are glad that we could be apart of such an event, giving us the chance to meet and get to know our community members little more. The 2016 AgQuip Field Days was on the 16th – 18th of August. The Commonwealth Bank AgQuip Field Days is Australia’s largest showcase of agri-products…

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LGSA (Local Government Supervisors Association) – Bunbury 359

LGSA (Local Government Supervisors Association) – Bunbury

We had a great time getting to know the members of the Local Government Supervisors Association at the 2016 Conference and Trade Exhibition that was held on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th August 2016 at the Sanctuary Golf Resort, Bunbury.

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Mingenew Expo 360

Mingenew Expo

  With something for everyone, the two day event was packed full of exciting insights into the agricultural sector and what it has to offer and with so much more. A fantastic event to have been apart of.

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Fuso Canter 361

Celebrating 50 Years of the Fuso Canter

The Fuso Canter has been been available in the Australian Transport Market for more than 40 years. It first cemented its place as an industry icon in 1978 when

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Dowerin Machinery Field Days 362

Dowerin Machinery Field Days

The 2016 Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days was fantastic opportunity to gain information on machinery, production methods and associated farming lifestyle products all in one place. It was also a great opportunity to meet and chat to our community members.

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Half a Century of Success: Celebrating the Volvo Artic Hauler 363

Half a Century of Success: Celebrating the Volvo Artic Hauler

Volvo Construction Equipment is not just the leader in articulated haulers – it created the market in 1966. As the concept reaches its historic 50 year milestone, Volvo is still creating machines that go where others fear to tread.

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Paccar Potraits: Adept Holdings 364

Paccar Potraits: Adept Holdings

“DAF offers the best features of the best trucks I’ve used,” Neville said. “It has the highest levels of comfort and safety,  better than any other European brand. It also delivers more power, and lower fuel consumption and operating costs than Japanese trucks,” he added. Click on the image below to read the full article.     View DAF Truck Range > Contact Us >

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The Volvo Dealer Conference 2015 365

The Volvo Dealer Conference 2015

A snap shot of the 2015 Volvo Dealer Conference held in Bali, Indonesia. 

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Aspect Macarthur School Enjoy Their Trip to CJD Equipment 366

Aspect Macarthur School Enjoy Their Trip to CJD Equipment

The Aspect Macarthur School provides an evidence informed educational program for more than 104 students with autism spectrum across five separate sites in the Macarthur region. Last week, some of the kids were

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