Volvo Articulated Haulers: Half a Century Strong 1

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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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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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

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.

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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Volvo H-Series Wheel Loaders Receive New Update - L60H to L350H 20

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

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 – 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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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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Much Loved Kenworth C509 Takes to the Track with Solar Cars 29

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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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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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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Kenworth Launches the T360 and the T410 40

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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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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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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Fuel Distributors of WA Partners with CJD Trucks and DAF 45

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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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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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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Remote-Controlled Wheel Loaders to be Tested by Volvo CE 50

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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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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Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader at Bauma 56

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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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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Volvo CE Partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign 59

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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High Performance, Low Fuel Consumption - The Volvo EC220D Excavator 62

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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Volvo CE Acquires Special Applications Firm CeDe 68

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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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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RBH meets growing lithium demand with powerful Volvo L260H 76

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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CJD Trucks awarded Cummins Dealer of the Year 2018 80

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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Kenworth and Toyota Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks 83

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 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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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

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 93

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 98

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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Kenworth Legend 900 - more than just a truck 103

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 110

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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Star Shane Jacobson gets on Board with Trucking's 'Tell a Mate' Campaign 112

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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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 116

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 117

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 118

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 119

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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Kenworth Delivers 60,000th Truck 122

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 123

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 124

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 129

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 130

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 132

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 136

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 137

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 139

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 140

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 141

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 142

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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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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Tasmanian Breakfasts Delivered by Streeflands Fuso Trucks 143

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 144

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 145

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 146

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" 147

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 148

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 149

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 150

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 151

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 152

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 153

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 154

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 155

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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Mingenew Expo 156

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 157

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 158

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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Half a Century of Success: Celebrating the Volvo Artic Hauler 159

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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Celebrating 50 Years of the Fuso Canter 160

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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Oiling the Wheel of Success 161

Oiling the Wheel of Success

“It can be frustrating that people don’t know what we can do to help them but we see that as a challenge,” says McCarthy. “More and more people are becoming aware

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Paccar Potraits: Adept Holdings 162

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 163

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 164

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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