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Versatile horizontal shaft impactor -

The QI341 Prisec horizontal shaft impactor from Sandvik can be configured for both primary and secondary applications.

Rapid set-up trommel -

UK supplier Stelex Construction Equipment has launched the easy to transport Hercules HT152R trommel.

High efficiency electric vibrators -

Oli Vibrators has introduced its new Superbig range of electric vibrators to the Australian market.

Long-wear jaw liners -

Foothills Steel Foundry has re-engineered its jaw liners for better crushing efficiency and longer wear life.

Spiral cleaning idler for heavy loads -

Kinder & Co’s new K-Vee Spidler spiral cleaning idler reduces maintenance and adjustments during conveyor belt cleaning.


Surprises: The most unexpected changes in quarrying -

Everyone knows that an industry will evolve over time but it’s often the most unexpected changes that makes the greatest impact, and that’s certainly true for quarrying. Damian Christie spoke to four industry stalwarts about the most unlikely changes in the past three decades. Subscription required.


Trainees to learn from quarry rehabilitation -

A disused quarry will soon become the learning platform for a number of trainees as they begin work to rehabilitate the site.

State body makes case for recycled aggregate -

Fears that virgin quarry resources may soon be exhausted has led a statutory body to appeal to local councils to use recycled material as a supplement in pavement construction.

Australia being ‘leap-frogged’ by global competitors -

A new report has shown that Australia has fallen considerably in terms of global competitiveness, supporting recent comments made at CMIC14 that the nation needs to focus on improving its productivity.

Supplier adds value to excavator orders -

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia is currently offering an additional reward worth thousands of dollars to all customers that purchase from its excavator range.

Draft industry standard for ‘mixed’ fleets to go global -

A draft industry telematics standard that has been updated to help operators better manage their mixed equipment fleets will soon be submitted for consideration as a globally recognised standard.

Workforce Capability: Avoiding the ‘morning test’ -

A construction company has sought to address the skilled labour shortage by developing its own training and education programs for employees and apprentices. Alan Waldron explains why Hutchinson Builders chose its own unique approach to skilling its workers. Subscription required.

Editor's Comment

Milestones for Brisbane and the industry -

As Brisbane hosts the Construction Materials Industry Conference this month, Damian Christie discusses the city's rich quarrying history, reflected in its architecture and character and Queensland's challenges of meeting aggregate supply and demand for the future.

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