Tracked jaw expands reach of long-time family business


The Hopkins family has been deeply involved in the growth of the Rockhampton region, particularly in construction infrastructure. Now, a piece of mobile plant is assisting the family to further grow its business, including the opening of a second quarry site. Damian Christie reports.

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Revamped eight-tonne loader design 64 years in the making


The Cat 966 GC wheel loader – a culmination of more than six decades of R&D in wheel loader design – is expected to hit Australia’s Caterpillar dealerships in late September and brings with it a huge value proposition for the local quarrying sector. Nickolas Zakharia writes.

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Truck unloading, conveying systems minimise material handling costs

The cost of aggregate delivery, transport and handling via truck or loader is at record levels and rising. As well as improving on efficient delivery methods, it is imperative to streamline unloading, stockpiling and storage methods to eliminate additional material handling costs. One method to curb trucking and fuel costs is by using truck unloading and conveying systems.    Read more

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