April 2017

At the recent Con-Expo XCMG had the latest  “3” series 12 tonne roller on display with much sleeker lines. These are available in New Zealand with a DF Cummins engine for $105,000 + GST. Bolt-on padfoot shells adds $7,300 + GST.

Also at Con-Expo Cat’s “construction grade” 630hp tractor is another way to tow large scoops at some pace.

We were lucky to have our rough terrain forklift on hand to get the gear loaded after the SIAFD at Kirwee. A bit sticky underfoot in what is a very large exhibition now. This forklift is now working in a scaffold yard in Queenstown.

This waste guarded LW300K on low profile solids is nearly ready to truck to Gisborne for Waste Management.

Fresh out of a container the latest Palazzani telescopic loader ready for pre-delivery in our workshop.

This Mantall XE80N scissor will be used in Regal Haulage’s workshop at Tamahere.

Another LW180K ready for delivery to the wharf. This one is off to Fiji to be used in roading.

This hydraulic sweeper with a catching hopper was built to fit a Cat telehandler. It has been delivered to Mt Maunganui for use in a palm kernel store.

At the roller factory the new dual control XP203 tarmac roller was on display. The 16 tonne version is available at $77,000 + GST

You know your company is getting big when a car rental company sets up outlets inside your premises. These electric cars are available to staff for 10c a minute and can be left at any of the XCMG factories as well as other outlets.

This LW300K will be on a boat shortly to be in New Zealand in time for the Fieldays* at Mystery Creek.

Also at the loader factory was this unusually guarded LW400FV loader destined for a Chinese steel mill. It will operate under a shower of sparks from time to time. I guess it won’t look this good for long.

XCMG’s new testing facility for air-conditioning. Here they can create a wide range of conditions to help improve the cooling performance.

XCMG’s largest grader the GR5505 being tested. This machine has a 7.3m blade (24ft) and a 525hp Cummins engine. That’s a 12 tonne roller following along to give some idea of the size.

The smaller GR2405 grader fitted with a DF Cummins QSB6.7 engine has been released. These 13ft board graders now have 240hp available and start at $208,000 + GST. Joystick control and rear rippers are among the options. The pivot is behind the cab as on this GR2205. XCMG grader exports have doubled in the last year.

A nice shot of a 400 tonne excavator working in coal recently in Inner Mongolia.


Ross Linton
Ph 021 557 376