Addressing the needs of the modern operator, the new John Deere 700L and 750L dozers feature improvements to productivity, reliability and operator comfort. Inspired by customer feedback, the updates include an all-new operator station, increased power levels, low-effort electrohydraulic (EH) controls and a suite of factory grade control solutions.
As the trades in New Zealand are experiencing months of backlogged work and a shortage of experience to match the abundance of demand says Dan Pollard, founder of Fergus job management software for tradies, he is calling for more female tradies to enter the workforce. Pollard says: “We’ve always needed more female tradies and asContinue reading “There’s no better time… ‘lady tradies’ can fix the shortage”
BusinessNZ endorses comments made by business leaders about the need for clarity on the government’s strategic direction in combatting COVID-19. Chief executive Kirk Hope says the government has done a good job of continuing to keep COVID at bay, but businesses would like to see more clarity on the proposed pathway out of the pandemic.Continue reading “Business NZ endorses business leaders’ comments on COVID-19 strategy”
By Dentons Kensington Swan’s Stuart Robertson (partner), Justin Fredrickson (associate), Ossama Mohamed (summer clerk) As all of us will be aware COVID-19 has caused massive disruption and financial stress around the world. New Zealand as a whole and regionally has been in different levels of lockdown since March 25, 2020. While there has been assistanceContinue reading “Rule Britannia! Britannia rules COVID-19 insurance coverage waves”
A category one listed heritage building and artwork in Auckland’s CBD is set to become the site of the country’s largest-ever sustainable construction reuse project. The potential project, while not yet confirmed, has entered the first stage of its planning process and has now been granted resource consent. If completed according to projections, it willContinue reading “Building development set to be NZ’s largest construction ‘reuse’ project”
When Queensland contractor Gunne Civil Constructions was engaged to carry out site preparation earthworks for Komatsu’s forthcoming new Wacol distribution centre and technology hub, it was an opportunity for the company to take advantage of the latest technology in managing its side of the project. Gunne Civil has a substantial fleet of Komatsu equipment, manyContinue reading “Gunne Civil takes in latest Komatsu technology”
Surrounded by ocean, most of New Zealand’s reinforced-concrete infrastructure lies close to the coast, making it susceptible to corrosion. Could new glass-based reinforcing hold the answer? Research at the University of Canterbury (UC) led by Structural Engineering Professor Alessandro Palermo has highlighted the impact deterioration can have on the performance of structures. This research isContinue reading “A sustainable new solution for ageing, corroding infrastructure”
Expert Hydraulink technicians have installed hammer piping and other new features in a complex customisation of CAT machinery designed to further extend its functionality and versatility. The customisation was completed for a customer that wanted the option to add different attachments to their reliable and efficient CAT 320f excavator, which weighs about 22t and featuresContinue reading “Hydraulink customisation extends versatility of workhorse CAT machinery”
The latest environmentally friendly fire suppression technology is being introduced to the New Zealand market by Hydraulink Fire Suppression, to protect lives, assets and product.
Steel, manufacturing and construction are not sectors that usually make us think of whizz-bang technologies and cool ‘apps’, but COVID-19 has meant crunch time – regardless of the sector – with customer and employee expectations of a seamless pivot to working and transacting online.