December 14th 2021

We hope you enjoy a wonderful festive season with your family and look forward to catching up again in the New Year.

A recent test run from Auckland to Hamilton towing a quad axle semi trailer. The E700 loaded to 41 tonne gross had 30% battery remaining after the trip.

A short video is here:

Our next E700 tractor fresh back at the factory from long distance testing in Xuzhou.

Some clever engineering happening on our electric trucks around New Zealand in the last few months.

The finished product as a class one traffic truck for Coastline Markers in Albany.

We will import the new E100 4.5 tonne metro trucks in 2022. The 61kWh battery will offer around 180km duration on the class one trucks.

The last few E300’s are now on site in Hutt City as part of New Zealand’s largest electric truck fleet for Waste Management. 

A delivery ceremony for fifty battery swapping electric concrete trucks leaving the factory.

One more tracked stabilizer now on the water to New Zealand.

Another XS123 12 tonne roller on it’s way to Ott Contractors in Samoa.

One of our XC948 wheel loaders heading to Dunedin for Pioneer Energy.

Another SD22 dozer in final assembly before shipping to New Zealand.

XCMG are now the largest crane manufacturer in the world.

The factory put on a bit of a show to celebrate.

The latest 4000 tonne lift crawler crane going through some load testing.

One of our 12m turret booms heading off to Hireways in Palmerston North.

Delivery day of an XE80CT to Paul Hawking of Data Hawk.

Another XE80N and trailer package heading out, this time to Innovate Electrical Services in Napier.

A 4WD Multitask off to Darin Neely of Totalspan Whangarei.

XCMG has released their 23t rated port telehandler. The XTF23010K can lift 15 tonne to it’s maximum lift height of 9.6m. It can also level left and right to 10 degrees.
A video is here.

XCMG’s folding arm bridge inspection unit working in China.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Etrucks® and Landex.

November 9th 2021

Aucklanders may have seen us load testing the E700 over the Bombays recently. Duration has been around 135km at 36t GCM. With no RUC until the end of 2025 for this class of truck, why wait?
A short video is here:

We have two of these E300 cab chassis getting converted for traffic control.

A few more waste trucks going through pre-delivery in Penrose.

A delivery ceremony for first 50 units of another 500 unit sale of E700 8×4 battery swapping tippers, this time in Yangcheng. There are 1800 of these running in China now.

The hydrogen fuel cell version is now in production for the China market.

A video showing the operating systems of the fully electric XC958EV wheel loader.

Introducing Krishna Chand our new workshop foreman for Landex and Etrucks. Krishna has years of experience running truck workshops in Auckland.            To contact Krishna; [email protected] or 0220693571

Lasika Premasiri has also joined our Etrucks team as a EV technician for the Etrucks. To contact Lasika;  [email protected] or 0226762314

XCMGs 150t wheel loader from above.

The latest Weichai powered GR1003, a 100hp/7 tonne grader now delivered to Far North Roading in Kaiatia.

Another custom bucket nearly ready to ship.

We will start importing these self leveling tracked booms in early 2022. The 10m working height is Lithium battery powered, the 12m version is a hybrid with Lithium batteries plus a Briggs petrol engine. Pricing starts at $54,000 + GST

The latest XD120RT diesel rough terrain scissor in Skyrise Hire colours.

Steel tracks with pads are now optional on the LC12
A short video is here:

This mine in Xinjiang was quite happy with their first 20 units of the 105 tonne mining dump trucks and ordered another 140 units.

October 14th 2021

New Zealand’s first battery swap station for trucks will open in Auckland in early 2022. The facility will support a small fleet of 8×4 tippers and several 6×4 tractors. The tippers will feature Mills Tui bodies.

You may be aware round one of the new Low Emission Transport Fund has now opened.
The focus is on funding low emissions transport and new EV technologies.
The link is here:

Our E700 6×4 tractor now has on road compliance and is out and about testing for various interested companies.

The 8×4 version has had extra waterproof shielding added at the factory so the trucks can cope with automatic washing facilities in New Zealand.

A short video of the testing is here:

The roll out of the 20t fully electric wheel loaders is gathering pace. Here a nine unit delivery for a steel mill in China.

Driver training day on the EV loaders at another site.

A video of one working is here:

Delivery day of a 12 tonne forklift to Akarana Timbers.

Another tracked scissor with legs heading out, this time for Robert Monk Transport in Opotiki.

XCMG celebrated the 200,000th excavator to be produced from the new facility.

One of the featured machines was the 27t electric excavator.

XCMG’s new R&D facility in Germany.

The latest version of the XDR80TE fully electric mining dump truck.

A video of one of these 105t GVM trucks hauling is here:

XCMG exhibited the latest ADT, the GR3505 mining spec grader, and the 95 tonne XE950G excavator at the recent MINExpo in Las Vegas.

A short video of the the XEG2600 working in China. These can dig to 26m

September 9th 2021

We can now accept orders for XCMG’s two fully electric excavators. The 4.2t machine has won a Red Dot design award and can be offered with remote control. Please make contact for specification and pricing.

We believe the XE270E at 27.5t is the largest OEM electric excavator available in the world at present.
A short walk around video is here:

Our first fully electric 8×4 ULT heading out for testing after it’s facelift.

50 units of E700 battery swapping tippers arriving on site in Wuhan. The battery swap system will save around 1,000 hours of charging time per truck per 100,000 kilometers.

Some more electric E300 rear compression trucks arriving at Etrucks® This is the long wheelbase version with an 8 cubic meter capacity.

One of the next batch seen here at XCMG’s charging station

Another short wheelbase E300 cab chassis also ready to ship.

A video of the new EDF531 90t fully electric dump truck.

XCMG’s move towards intelligent manufacturing now includes this unmanned facility building small crane turntables.

XCMG’s 16.5 tonne zero tail swing excavator is now released. Built for the US market it comes standard with a tier V engine and 8″ TFT display.

More bizarre are these elevated excavators operating way above the track frames. Looks like bulking buckets for unloading fixed bin trucks and trains.

A walk around video of an XC958 19t wheel loader in Australia. We have one of these available ex stock at present.

LW700K grain loaders with 5.2m long booms for extra high dumping clearance.

The latest CHL 12t forklift has arrived in our shop. This one features a tip over cabin for excellent service access.

Our last XE80CT crawler scissor with legs from stock on site with John Waldon in Tokoroa. The next batch arrives in mid October, a few sold already.

A bit of a run on our little XE60MiniEDs recently. Two out to Petone Engineering

And a couple more out to Mac Access.

Plenty happening at Mantall’s now expanded facility.

A video of some of XCMG’s larger mining and quarry equipment.

An interesting telehandler with extensions designed to help unloading awkward items from containers. The 23 tonne unit can lift 18 tonne at 1200mm load center, so still a useful amount at full extension.

XCMG’s transportable mixing and batching plant operating in Thailand.

August 10th 2021

We are delighted to announce we have received EECA funding for New Zealand’s first robotic battery swap station for trucks. The trial station will be located in South Auckland and will be available to several truck companies.

The E700 6×4 ULT battery swap tractor undergoing endurance testing in China loaded to 49t GCM. The early data looks very good.

A few more electric E300 waste trucks for New Zealand ready to ship.

A walk around of the 20t electric wheel loader, first unit arriving at the end of the year.

We also have a couple of the smaller 6 tonne XC918EV arriving in October.

The P9 electric 90t dump truck has 500kW peak power from dual drive motors. LHD only at this stage.

Also ready to ship our first 12t CHL forklift heading for a timber yard in Auckland.

New log forks for CS Solution’s LW180K certainly look the part.

Another GR1003 ready to leave the factory for New Zealand.

For the first time in a while we have 6, 11, 14 and 19 tonne loaders in stock. Some are sold, some still available.

Swift Access Waikato’s first LC12 crawler scissor ready to head to Hamilton.

A short video of one of our rental units working in wet conditions.

A couple more XE80CTOR crawler scissors going out to repeat customers Ward Demolition and Matt Gibson Builders.

And another XE80N off to repeat customer Regal Haulage for use at their Tamahere workshop.

A larger XE140W off to Keith Upson Engineering in Wakefield.

Another container load of tandem trailers have arrived after a bit of a wait.

XCMGs European Research Centre can now offer “virtual commissioning” for access equipment faults. They create a “digital twin” of your machine with CAN data and can even track down tactile faults like a vibration. More about this here:

XCMGs SQZ4500 knuckle crane with 100tonne lift capacity

A nice looking tracked dumper with 360 degree rotation. This 15 tonne unit is powered by a 240hp QSB Cummins and is available for $168,000 + GST.

Some walking excavators for rescue services in China. With a good operator these machines can climb a 2.5m vertical wall and cross a 4m wide trench.

And put straight to work in the recent floods in China

An time lapse video of an XGC1200 crawler crane installing a massive wind turbine in China.

July 6th 2021

Thanks to all the visitors who stopped by at our Fieldays site this year. Lots of interest in the new products on display.

Our new Landex website is up and running:

The E700 now back in Auckland and going through compliance checks.

A signing ceremony for the supply of 1500 units of the 6×4 battery swapping tractors to be used for steel industry support in Tangshan. Perhaps the largest ever single order for heavy electric trucks?

The first battery swapping E700 8×4 ULT for New Zealand is off line and into testing.

A walk beside of the 8×4 is here:
The first four electric drive container carriers ready for work at a new section of Tianjin port. These units feature artificial intelligence with on board decision making ability. Operation is either 5G remote or fully autonomous

A video of the XAGV’s is here:

The 20 tonne electric loader in testing in China. We have one on order for New Zealand.

A video of the XC958EV pushing in a steel mill in Shaanxi in China. The operator notes more power and faster response the diesel equivalent with energy costs around one third for the same work.

Solly’s new XC938 working in Takaka.

Now on site at the their Brynderwyn site, Atlas Quarries new GR2405

Another XE80N heading off to work for NZ Dock and Doors

Two more crawler scissors off to Oamaru for Matt Gibson Builders

An interesting excavator based crane. Developed for pipe laying but I’m sure there will be plenty of other applications.

Some XCMG machines working in extreme conditions in China.

This mine site in western China sees the machines operating through a 70C temperature range in the different seasons.