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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What Does Tomorrow’s Construction Fleet Look Like?

Driverless cars, big data, the Internet of Things: The world is changing. And specifically, the way we manage construction is changing. Today’s construction fleet may appear to look quite similar to that of 10, 20 or 30 years ago, and traditionally, the industry has been reluctant to adopt new technologies. However, there’s no denying that change is coming and over the next several years, we’re likely to see more of a shift in the construction fleet…

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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

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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Rio Tinto Set to Sell one of its Largest Argyle Pink Diamonds as Mine Closure Looms

Since 1984, Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine has been producing some of the world’s most spectacular pink diamonds, ranging in shades from soft, blush pinks to deep reds and even purples. Each year, a tender is held for the sale of a selection of these rare diamonds, and the event draws worldwide interest. This year’s tender is set to be even more fascinating than most, with the scheduled sale of one of the largest vivid pink…

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Circular Economy: What Is It And Why Aren’t We Already Doing It?

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. As usual, it takes a crisis before we shift gears in Australia, and this time that crisis is recycling. For decades, China has bought much of our recycling waste and thus expunged us of the need to manage it more effectively ourselves. Recently, however, the Red Dragon has become more than a little exasperated by the low quality of our garbage. It seems Australians are not very good…

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Passive Housing: What’s the Fuss About?

Passive housing, while it might not be a household term in Australia just yet, has been around as a concept for quite a while. Every year, new housing construction firms with a strong focus on carbon-neutral construction, clean energy, and passive housing builds are popping up. But, building passive housing is not a challenge for the faint hearted, which is perhaps why the movement is yet to sweep the general residential construction market by storm. If…

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Is the Mining Downturn Almost Over?

Australia’s 5-year mining investment slump is nearly over according to BIS Oxford Economics. In the recently released report, Mining in Australia 2017 to 2032, the economic forecasters predict that the sector will soon, once again, be adding more to the economy than it detracts. In fact, the report released late last year suggests that the end of the 2017/18 financial year will have seen a 5.5% growth in the mining sector, with investment decline grinding to…

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Demolition Students Blown Away by Guest Speaker

University lectures, no matter how interesting the topic, can have difficulty capturing the rapt attention of a student audience at the best of times. For one lucky group of demolition students from the University of Wolverhampton, the regularly drudgery of weekly lessons was shaken up with the attendance of a rather thrilling guest speaker. Explosives expert, Dick Green, is somewhat of a rock star of the demolition industry and blew students away with his discussion at…

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Agriculture Spending and Investment Surges Despite Dry Spell

  A difficult year for farmers has had little impact on spending and investment, according to Australia’s banks. In fact, spending on equipment, property and infrastructure has increased over the past 12 months. This shows a positive outlook for farming in Australia for the coming years, at least as far as farmers are concerned.   The key to farming profits, putting aside the persistent dry conditions around much of the country, has always been investment in…

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Studies Show Young Australians ‘Oblivious’ to Mining Industry Careers

You’d have difficulty finding an Australian who doesn’t have a friend or family member working in the mining industry. In fact, mining and METS account for one in every 10 jobs in the country. Over recent years, the boom of mining has seen many school leavers and other young people seek out a mining career, thanks largely to its high wages. Retraining by slightly older workers has also added to the pool of mining employees. Despite…

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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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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…

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The Rise of Prefab and Modular Construction

  If you’ve spent much time tuning into home-building reality shows like Grand Designs, you’ll be aware of the ever-growing trend of prefab construction. Residential and, in fact, commercial home construction techniques have remained largely unchanged for much of the last century, and this revolution in building strategy has caught the attention of the industry as a result. Offering a range of benefits, prefab construction is set to take the residential and commercial construction landscape by…

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Top 5 Mobile Plant Safety Concerns and How to Manage Them

Mobile plant operation at construction sites exposes workers to a variety of health and safety risks which have the potential to kill or seriously injure them or those around them. The proper operation of mobile plant equipment, as well as a thorough understanding of risk mitigation, is crucial to creating an incident-free construction workplace. In this article, we take a look at 5 top safety concerns for mobile plant operation and how to manage them.  …

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Certifications & Licences Required to Operate Earth Moving Machinery

  Over the last several years licencing requirements for earth moving machinery have changed. State, territory and federal governments have made efforts to make the licencing and certification process easier to understand and to navigate for business owners and potential employees. In fact, in 2011 the government brought in the Work Health & Safety Act which replaced the existing legislation from 2008. This new legislation made it much simpler for both workers and their employers to…

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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

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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Drones and Demolition: The Safety Revolution

  Drones have become such a part of the Australian landscape of late that they’re even considered a play-thing for gadget lovers and home hobbyists. In the construction and demolition landscapes, drones are now an integral part of operation for many of Australia’s industry leaders. From aerial photography and surveying to estimating costs and calculating measurements, drones are more than worth their weight in gold for operators in terms of saved costs and increased efficiency. However,…

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What Does the Arrival of Amazon Mean for Australia’s T&L Sector?

Amazon’s much anticipated Australian debut late last year had retailers quaking in their boots and online shopping devotees feverishly awaiting a whole new world of money-spending possibilities. Despite the hype and media-generated dread surrounding the retailing giant’s Australian opening, actual impact on the market thus far seems to have been minimal. But what does the new entry into our vast land mean for the transport and logistics sector? The answer is two-pronged and complex.   Amazon’s…

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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

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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Could Burning Rubbish Kill Two Birds With One Stone?

They’re two very different environmental issues facing Australia today: Generating energy and cutting waste. And yet, should a new proposal made in Victoria come to fruition, the two problems could be solved with one simple solution. This solution doesn’t come without a cost, however.   Waste to energy (WTE)   The conversion of waste material into energy – be it gas, electricity or another energy source – has been going on since the turn of the…

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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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What Is Congestion Costing the Australian Transport Sector?

  Australia’s congestion problem is no secret. Most of our major cities face traffic delays which turn our highways turned into carparks and see hundreds of thousands of citizens sitting stationary on freeways and major roads for hours on end. But what does congestion mean for the transport industry? According to the latest report by BITRE, avoidable congestion is costing Australian a whopping $16.5 billion each year. So, how does this affect the transport sector, and…

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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 L220H and L180G wheel loaders – Operator Review

Enhanced safety with increased productivity and outstanding fuel economy are reasons why a Tasmanian timber company specified two new Volvo wheel loaders to manage their high throughput log yard operation. Timberlink’s modern Bell Bay operation is the only large-scale forest integrated softwood plantation and sawmilling company in Tasmania producing a wide range of commodities. Its product mix includes structural framing, outdoor structural framing, fencing, landscaping, decorative timbers and industrial supplies. The company directly employs over 200…

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The Emergence of the Fleet Ecosystem

While certain industries have enjoyed significant restructure and change thanks to the advent of autonomous technology, as yet, fleet service management remains rather entrenched. However, artificial intelligence has the potential to take us beyond the current operating procedures and into new opportunities that many fleet managers are only beginning to consider. Transportation scientists are hoping that the fleet ecosystem will embrace “not only the vehicle, but also the occupants of the vehicle – the mobile workers…

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Construction to Better Align with Road and Rail in Revision to SPP5.4

Along with traffic, commercial activities and licensed venues, both the construction and transport industries are subject to noise restrictions which protect the wellbeing of residents and land users. The construction industry in particular has been experiencing a boom across both residential and non-residential sectors in certain Australian cities over the past decade and, as always, the associated noise is a significant concern to local councils during these times. Construction-related noise, including demolition, maintenance and building works…

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Is Organic Farming a Flash in the Pan?

The word ‘organic’ may seem like the latest in a long line of dietary buzzwords, akin to the likes of paleo, superfood and gluten-free. To many Australians, what it means to create a truly organic product is somewhat of a mystery. Despite the ambiguity, organic product labelling is actually heavily regulated in Australia, and the trend towards organic is growing steadily. But, is organic here to stay?   The Australian organic industry Organic products in Australia…

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Volvo rocks it for Australia’s Matthews Quarries

Back in the mid-1970s, Matthews Quarries bought its first Volvo machines and immediately saw a 50% reduction in fuel consumption versus previous machines. Since then, Volvo machines have continued to help Matthews Quarries develop its position as one of the leading aggregates suppliers in the Australian state of Victoria. With two new A45G haulers and an EC750D excavator its most recent additions, the company is now able to boost the efficiency and performance of its operations…

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Why Young Hires Are Good for Business

The U.S. housing bubble seems a distant memory nowadays. However, it did a great deal of damage to the construction industry, with house prices falling 50% and more between 2005 and 2012. Even skilled construction workers found it hard to find new contracts when the bubble collapsed. A general recession followed, and this had a knock-on effect to U.S. mining because of subsequent lower demand for minerals. While Australia largely dodged worldwide downturns such as the…

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Geosynthetics: What Do They Mean for Mining?

Geosynthetics offer terrain stabilisation and barrier protection which is reliable and long-lasting, unlike traditional natural materials like wood or cotton. Since the advent of polymers, and subsequently geosynthetics, in the 20th century, their strength and durability have been widely used in the civil engineering sector. And yet, their uptake in the mining industry has been somewhat slower. Despite this, the use of geosynthetics is steadily growing within the mining industry, as operators begin to understand their…

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Building for Disaster: How to Disaster-Proof Commercial Buildings

Costa Rican hurricanes, Mexican earthquakes and monsoons in Bangladesh have recently left whole communities and commercial centres devastated around the world. However, natural disasters are not unique to developing nations. Here in Australia, we are no strangers to our own share of devastating blows from mother nature, most often in the forms of cyclones, flooding and out-of-control bushfires. It seems that after each natural disaster event, local governments reinforce their civil construction legislation to mitigate the…

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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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How to Avoid Common Commercial Construction Delays

Today’s construction landscape is marred by time and cost pressures and seemingly ever-decreasing profit margins. Construction cost blow-outs can usually be traced back to one particular issue: delays. The ability to finish a construction project on time can have a significant impact on its cost, and keeping the budget on track means avoiding some of the most common causes for delay. Here, we take a look at some of the key areas for concern when it…

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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

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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Reusing Disused Quarries: A Growing Opportunity

Australia’s mining boom was credited with helping to see the country through the global financial crisis almost a decade ago, and is a significant player in the economy’s continued growth. While mining will no doubt continue to be a key player in the Australian landscape for generations to come, many areas are seeing a downturn in mining operations, and subsequent abandoning of mining sites is apparent around the country. In a recent report by the Australia…

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High-Speed Travel from Sydney to Brisbane: Is Hyperloop Coming to Australia?

For years now, Elon Musk and his ilk have been encouraging engineers around the world to design feasible high-speed travel solutions. Soon, if Ultraspeed has its way, the space-aged hyperloop travel concept could be coming to Australia.   Ultraspeed, the Australian incarnation of USA-based Hyperloop One, has released plans to bring a high-speed travel network to the country which would connect Sydney to Brisbane via Tamworth and Toowoomba, with another route linking Brisbane to the Gold…

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What It Takes to Be a FIFO Worker

FIFO work involves long-distance commuting to and from a mining site, and is becoming increasingly common throughout the Australian workforce. As the Australian mining industry continues to boom in many areas, FIFO work has provided many Australians with the chance to earn an excellent income while working in an exciting field. Fly-in fly-out mining jobs, however, do present their challenges, and they’re not for everybody. Here, we discuss what it takes to be a FIFO worker….

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The future of housing: What housing construction will look like in the next century

This vast, brown land of ours might be sparsely populated when compared with some of the world’s other developed nations, and yet the urban crunch is just as apparent in Australia’s major cities as it is throughout the world. As populations soar and the clever use of resources becomes a mounting concern, what will Australian housing construction look like in 20 years, 100 years, and further?   Towering high-rises and apartment blocks are nothing new to…

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Aussie Farmers Make The Most of Scorching Summers With Solar

The searing Australian sunshine can be the bane of existence for many Australian farmers, as rain is hard to come by and crops suffer under extreme temperatures. Some farmers, however, are making the most of these conditions by using our most abundant resource – the sun – to offset their energy costs and keep their farms afloat.   Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg famously quoted figures on a 2016 episode of ABC’s Q&A program which suggested that…

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What is METRONET and what does in mean for Western Australia?

Metronet, the flagship policy of WA’s McGowan Government, hopes to see congestion ease in Perth as thousands of residents and visitors flock to the proposed new bus and train network. The multi-billion-dollar project could make or break the Labor government, and commentators are divided over whether the project is folly or not.   The proposal was the major platform for Labor during the March 2017 election, and has since faced surprisingly little scrutiny from the opposition….

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WA To Host Livestock Export Conference

The Western Australian livestock export industry has been awarded a boon with the announcement that it will host the annual livestock export conference, LIVEXchange in November this year. After a well-received 2016 conference was held in Canberra, the Western Australian industry is pleased to have the opportunity to showcase their sector in 2017. To be held on November 15 and 16 at Perth’s Crown Towers, the conference will be hosted by the Western Australian Livestock Export…

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The Fine Line Between Employee or Contractor

There is a fine line when determining whether your workers are employees or contractors, it seems to be a grey area that continues to fly under the radar in the construction industry. Every business wants to cut costs, meet deadlines on time and hire workers with minimal effort. Unfortunately, this has led to a percentage of the industry adopting less than compliant practices when hiring workers.   It has become common practice for employers to assume…

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Quarries: Meeting Your Environmental Obligations

In conducting mining activities, including those undertaken within a quarry, businesses involved will have had to attain a number of permits and licenses. These differ between quarries and some other mining activities. According to Business Queensland:  “Because the definition of ‘mineral’ in the Mineral Resources Act 1989 excludes most materials used for construction purposes, quarry (or extractive industry) sites are largely approved and administered by local government under the Planning Act 2016.” It is important to note that while…

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Demolition Revival: When Old is New Again

There has been a distinct move away from traditional ‘trades’ in Australia over several decades now, as school leavers, male and female, are increasingly driven to university educations and corporate careers. Just as farmers have trouble keeping business in the family, construction has seen significant ebbs in the flow of new workers entering the industry. However, as the Australian state and federal governments put an increasingly heavy focus on new developments for the housing market, construction…

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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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Rock Testing Methods in the 21st Century

Quarries play a large role in the Australian building construction industry and contribute over $160 billion in revenue to the economy. As is the case with most industries, advances in technology have changed the way the mining industry operates in Australia. The ever-changing nature of both mining and construction, in terms of costs, margins and production efficiency, means that innovation plays a more important role than ever in keeping operations afloat. New testing methods and technologies…

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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

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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The Future of Mining: How Trucks are Transforming the Industry

The world is steadily moving away from fossil fuels, and even China, arguably Australia’s most important mining export, is seeing a downturn in consumption of our exported product. The astronomical costs of mining have seen many firms leave the industry, and many mining sites decommissioned over the last decade. Rising expenditure and unpredictable fluctuations in prices make mining less than the golden goose it once was. In a landscape of shrinking margins, miners are turning to…

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6 Tips for Keeping Demolition Safe

6 Tips for Keeping Demolition Safe While many myths about the demolition industry abound, the idea that the practice is inherently dangerous still holds true today. When heavy machinery and destruction are combined, there are obvious risks involved. While the demolition industry in Australia is legislated to promote safety above all else, there is always potential for disaster. For those considering entering the industry, or those simply wanting to make their workplace safer for others, there…

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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

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

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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SDLG shows latest machines at Mining Indonesia

SDLG is participating in this year’s Mining Indonesia event. The company will be presenting its newest wheel loader, the L956F, and its most recent motor grader, the G9138, at the exhibition.

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Clever Tech Saves Farmers When Workers Can’t

The agricultural industry is the backbone of the Australian economy. From wool, to beef, to wheat, our farmers provide as much as 93% of our annual produce locally and contribute to our exporting income to the tune of more than $40 billion. Despite its significance within Australia, the agricultural community continues to suffer a high attrition rate of workers, with fewer young people carrying on the family business and fewer new recruits into the industry. So,…

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4 Future Construction Industry Trends

What does 2017 have in store for the construction industry and how to adapt? Being able to adapt to such a volatile industry has many benefits for a business. Adaptation allows for businesses to extend their scopes and incorporate all the trends that have emerged over the last several months. These four trends are shaping the construction industry’s future. Which of these trends have you observed?   Technology – Virtual Reality Design One of the biggest…

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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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Volvo Makes a Splash in Colorado

Whinnery Construction, a Colorado-based contractor, is employing Volvo excavators to ensure safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts in the Animas River.

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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

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

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

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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Powering Up Waste Disposal

With the help of Volvo excavators, a waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania is undertaking significant site improvement efforts to lay the foundation for enhanced site safety and efficiency as well as establishing the infrastructure needed to manage increased waste capacity in the future.

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Technology is Rebuilding the Construction Industry

Technology is breaking boundaries in numerous industries, disrupting traditional processes and impacting productivity in a positive way. The construction industry is no exception – hard hats and high-vis are no longer the must haves onsite, replaced with wearable technology, drones and blueprints in the cloud.

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Volvo ECR35D Test Drive

Carene Chong for Constructionsales.com.au got to chat with excavator operator, Kieran Towan from Victorian plumbing solutions provider, M Tucker & Sons. See what they had to say about the Volvo ECR35D Compact Excavator.

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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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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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Direct Pallets & Recycling

Rob James from Direct Pallets & Recycling learned a lot about recycling from his Dad ‘Mick’ who had been in the game since the 1960s, so it was no wonder Rob set up his own recycling company 25 years ago at the age of 23. Rob’s focus was first on metals and then timber pallets, but there was no way he would have envisioned being a supplier of shredded timber products including poultry and horse bedding,…

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Matthews Quarries

Traralgon is a city located in the east of the Latrobe Valley nestled within the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It is the largest, fastest growing city in the Greater Latrobe Valley urban area.The surrounding landscapes are fruitful and vibrant, similar to one of the areas true characters.

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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

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

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

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”

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

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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Video review: Volvo ECR50D Compact Excavator

Evarn Covich, from Trade Earthmovers, jumps into the cab of a 5-tonne Volvo ECR50D reduced-swing excavator and finds it to be an all-round well-balanced machine.

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DAF CF85 510 Operator Review

Andrew Arnold from 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;

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A Band of Brothers

Located in the plush surrounds of Spring Farm in the Macarthur region south of Sydney, NSW is the head office of the TRN Group. This iconic Sydney civil works company was established in 1966 by three brothers; Terry, Ron and Neil Fordham who modestly started with two trucks.

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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

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

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PACCAR Parts

The April-May PACCAR Parts catalogue is out now! Check out the great specials on offer then get down to your local WA, NT or TAS CJD Equipment Branch to bag a bargain

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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 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

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 – 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

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

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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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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DAF CF85 helps Container Cargo maintain timely customer service

“I had heard a lot of good things about DAF and, in the short time we’ve had our truck, I have to say everything I’ve heard is true. It’s a

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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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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

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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Burdett Sands: Productivity & Fuel Savings Lead to Five New Volvos

Burdett Sands PTY LTD is a Victorian company that transports a variety of sand types and raw materials, and supplies quarry construction materials to businesses throughout the state. 

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