Launch day for Swire Shipping/Pacifica Shipping’s new E700 tractor seen below alongside Mainfreight’s. The two tractors will be used to cart containers at either end of Pacifica’s coastal service on the Auckland to Lyttleton run. This freight system effectively removes up to 5100 ICE truck journeys every year. Swire Shipping/Pacifica Shipping will partner with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Hilton Haulage and Mainfreight for this exciting initiative.

ECCA has just opened Round 13 for contestable funding for zero emissions on and off highway equipment. Successful applicants can achieve 50% funding for new initiatives up to a maximum of $500,000 in funding value.

The link is here:

Our first two XC938EVs for New Zealand are now off line. XCMG is now building a battery electric wheel loader every 25 minutes.

We have signed to build a 7 series robotic battery swap station, initially for use in our Penrose hub. These two units will soon open in Guizhou.

An artists impression of a dual station setup.

Plenty of heavy EV’s at the factory on my last trip. XCMG retain their market leading position for heavy battery electric trucks, with roughly 60% of those being battery swap versions.

We also had a tour of the new XCMG/BYD JV battery packing facility. Here BYD blade cells are packed according to the requirements of each specific machine.

The link to XCMG’s 2024 Product Line is here:
The file is 85Mb so it is best to download it to view a clear copy with some zoom. The range of equipment offered is extraordinary. Certainly the most comprehensive range of new energy products from any supplier.

More details on the 22t diesel/electric hybrid XC975-PHEV wheel loader. The loader runs a Yuchai 129kW generator which is rated at tier 4 emissions without using AdBlue. Fuel consumption is 30% less than a similar diesel loader.

Our 20kW DC mobile charger is now available. Just plug it in to a 32A 5 pin plug in your workshop and away you go.

The latest version of the Mantall XE80Ns are now in stock.

We have excellent pricing on the 16t, 200hp XC948NZ wheel loaders. These high spec loaders with Cummins QSB engines and full auto ZF trans are available ex stock at $150,000 + GST ex Auckland, two available.

XCMG’s latest Yanmar powered tracked 4t skid steer, the XC7-TV12.

XCMG’s all-new dozer range. The hydrostatic dozers are aimed at high end markets like USA and Australia and feature very comfortable cabins. Sizes from 17t to 36t. The D170 starts at $233,000 + GST ex Auckland

Another XE60ED going out, this time for Protein Dynamics.

An interesting pipe layer on an excavator base with lifting track extensions for crossing trenches.