January 31st 2024

Our big news for the start of 2024 is that we have sold our access rental business Skyrise Hire, to the fine people at Total Access. We will now focus exclusively on innovative truck and machinery solutions through Etrucks® and Landex.

Isaac Construction’s EV excavator and loader can be seen out and about on the streets of Christchurch and more recently Dunedin.

XCMG sales of the XC968EV are ramping up. They are now assembled on their own dedicated line.

A short video is here

Our first towable site office soon on it’s way to Wairoa for QRS. We can now source these with a 1600W solar system installed.

Another XC958 going out to Oilseeds in Waharoa. We still have excellent pricing available on diesel loaders ex stock in NZ, and at the factory.

Our first tracked stabilizer with a tier V Cummins ready to ship to New Zealand

Our first XC975EV with 422kWh battery also on the next boat to NZ.

XCMG have developed a hybrid XC975PHEV with a 100kW diesel running an on board generator. Fuel saving compared to a conventional diesel loader is expected to be over 20%.

Etrucks® are now the New Zealand agents for AoNeng chargers which we have been supplying for a few years now. We can now offer their larger chargers up to 360kW. Email us for the much improved pricing.

XCMG’s latest 36t sheep’s foot compactor. Available with a Cummins engine, fully hydraulic drive and joystick steering. A battery swapping EV version is in the planning stages.

Delivery day of another 100 E700 8×4 tippers in Chongqing

Quite a good video of the excavator and mining equipment production base where the heavy trucks and excavators over 95 tonne are built.

The XC998 stone carrier lifting a 25 tonne block in Europe

The latest 240t hybrid diesel/electric with a 441kWh battery to capture regenerative braking. This one is has autonomous capability.

The fully autonomous XC918EV loader, no cab, just a mast for better “vision”.

If you are looking for a bigger jaw crusher how about the 1000t per hour XPE1215?

A bit of a line up to celebrate XCMG’s new intelligent manufacturing base for EWPs.

December 14th 2023

Wishing you Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year from Landex and Etrucks®. We hope you enjoy these updates and look forward to working with you in 2024.

A couple of Christmas specials. First up is our trusty 2018 E300 8t GVM cab chassis demonstrator with 2000km. Fitted with brand new CATL 106kWH batteries which come with a two year warranty. New Zealand’s cheapest ever electric truck at $88,000 + GST ex Auckland with a 30kW DC charger included.

Also on special our XC948NZ diesel loaders, 16,500kg operating weight, 2.4cbm bucket, 200hp Cummins, ZF auto trans, auto grease and quick hitch. Normally $168,500 + GST, two available at $155,000 + GST

Public charging for electric trucks in Auckland just got a lot easier with Z Energy opening their Wiri Station Rd facility.

Our charging trailer supplier has won a London design award for the 200kWh trailers. Our first two units are in build and will arrive in March.
If you need more power how about a 2MW truck mounted unit capable of 1200kW output?

A video of their various charging solutions is here.

Nice to see EV loaders making a start in the ag sector with this XC918EV on farm in Holland.

Eight more XC968EVs going into service in China. This customer has over 30 XCMG wheel loaders and averages more than 3000 hours a year on each.

A couple more autonomous versions arriving at a customers site in China.

Our mini telehandlers are now available with 29kWh lithium batteries offering at least 4 hours run time. Still 2,800kg operating weight so they can be trailered.
First look at XCMGs 1.9t fully electric excavator.

The latest battery swapping capable 23.5t XE215E.

A new remote control breaker, either diesel or tethered electric

This GR135 grader is our first shipment to the Solomon Islands for Reeves International.

Hadleigh and Brunton’s new XCMG FD100T-JF 10.0t forklift on site in Timaru.

Ken Vincent picking up an XE100W and electric braked trailer for Concepts Property Group

Mat picking up an XE100C for Wilde Electrical Services in Rotorua.

An XCMG piling machine working on a 2GW solar farm in western China.

To finish a mine in China with 1000 dump trucks. The 350 green ones are XCMG XKT136 methanol/electric with the methanol fuel tank on one side and the battery pack on the other. Low emissions off-highway transport at quite some scale.
The video of the 24 hour a day operation is here:

November 16th 2023

Firth’s fully electric E700 mixer truck is now out delivering concrete in West Auckland.

A short video is here:

A year ago today Milk-E was on it’s first pickup near Waitoa. Now it’s out every day and is approaching 5 million litres of milk collected.

XCMG now have an autonomous XC968EV wheel loader operational at a batching site. The loader achieves and accuracy on all functions to within 5cm. It can detect and avoid hazards, and scans the stockpile to assess the best track to smoothly fill the bucket.

A video is here:

The autonomous battery swapping XRD80TE-AT in testing in China.

A video is here:

When will full autonomy on highway come to NZ? My guess, no time soon, but L4 autonomy is already in testing with the Deepway semi tractor in China.

Delivery day for Isaac Constructions fully electric XC918EV and XE35U-E in Christchurch. We look forward to seeing these out on sites around the city.

Another TS2503 tracked stabilizer ready to deliver, this time to Hibiscus Contractors in Silverdale.

Roger Short of Gardeners Landscape supplies with his new LW180K in Rotorua.

Delivery day for QRS’s new GR1003 grader in Wairoa.

Another XE80N heading out to River Star Holdings in Havelock North.

Delivery day for BPG’s first tracked XE80CTOR tracked scissor and trailer.

Australia is a little way behind us in the roll out of fully electric equipment but nice to see them making a start with the XC968EV.

Our TF1300 mini telehandler now has the option of 4×4 via braked axles. There will also be a battery electric option available next month.

The latest XCMG 5t skid steer looks the part. These will also be available fully electric in 2024.

A serious grapple designed to turn your reach stacker into the ultimate log handling tool.

Another autonomous BEV container carrier ready to deliver to Tianjin port.

October 16th 2023

Delivery day for Leach & Co’s XC968EV fitted with solid tyres and ready for work at the Southern Landfill, Ōwhiro Bay, Wellington.

Louis at the Concrete NZ conference in Hamilton with another XC968EV.

At the recent BICEs exhibition in Beijing the fully electric autonomous XDR80TE-AT 80t dump truck was the star of the XCMG stand. The “no cab” truck being loaded on one side with an electric XE215E:

and on the other by an XE968EV

There were plenty of electric loaders on display from other manufacturers, but none as advanced as the XCMG range. Most manufacturers didn’t bother to display diesel loaders.

XCMG also displayed their new 16t high speed dozer.
XCMG’s latest electric 5t and 7t forklifts with 380v BYD batteries.
I also visited Shantui in Jining to test drive the fully electric DE26X2 26t bulldozer. Very impressive power, smooth and controllable.

Also at the test ground a Cummins powered DH24 for Canada with a PAT blade and Leica blade control.

On a grander scale a 56t DH46C3 with 506hp Cummins QSX15

Introducing XCMG’s fully electric 30t telescopic crawler crane. There is also a 95t version
Back in Xuzhou I had a brief drive the first XC988EV in the testing area. Perhaps the largest BEV loader available in the market at 8t rated load with a 525kWh battery

The green colour XC958EV is a special order of 300 units for a port company.

XCMG are developing a newer version of remote control for the wheel loaders. Just the ticket to load that last truck from the couch.

The latest TS2503 tracked stabilizer is ready to ship to New Zealand.

At the same factory the fully electric 37t grader now has the rippers fitted.

Another XCMG forklift ready to ship to NZ. This time 10t with solid tyres.
Steve Thomas of Perception Capital taking delivery of his Landex X12 hybrid, self leveling, crawler boomlift.

September 14th 2023

First up thanks to Firth for a loan of their fully electric 8×4 mixer truck to exhibit at  Emobility in Auckland last week.

We also exhibited at the NZ Civil Contractors Conference recently, featuring Isaac Group’s fully electric XE35U-E excavator and XC918EV wheel loader.

Our XC968EV with one of Watercare and Ghella Abergeldie’s E700 tippers.

We can now offer 200kWh, and 400kWh charging trailers for grid limited sites. The chargers can offer 50kW each to four machines at once or a maximum of 180kW to one machine. The 200kWh trailers weigh 2200kg.

Back at the XCMG factory the  first 28t XC988 EV loader nearing completion.

The latest shape XE27U-E and XE60E electric excavators at the testing site.
Our E400 tippers have had new bodies fitted and are ready to ship.

A short video is here:
Another video showing some semi tractors from a 600 unit order of E700s

We can now offer the fully electric Shantui DE26X2 in New Zealand. Run time is around 5 hours from a 360kWh battery.

Our site office trailers have now arrived. We will soon tow one around NZ on a promotional tour. Let us know if you would like us to stop by your workplace to view. Pricing is $43,400 + GST including AC, a water heater and the furniture.

First look at a 6×4 hydrogen FCEV that XCMG are developing for New Zealand. The truck features 8 x 385l tanks for 66kg of usable hydrogen.

The domestic version and one of the possible hydrogen power sources.
The next GR1003 for New Zealand now completed at the factory.

We can now offer XCMG’s 5t 4WD forklift. They feature an impressive 117hp Cummins QSF3.8 and a three speed transmission. The standard mast version will be priced at $132,400 + GST

The TF1300 telehandlers have been delivered, one to Skevington Contracting in Palmerston, the other to Task Protection Services in Otane.
Another XE80N and trailer combo pickup by John Waldon of Entra Solutions in Tokoroa

An XE80CTOR and trailer heading off to Palmerston for Joyce’s Contracting and Conrad Graham picking up an XE60ED Mini for Protein Dynamics.
A training day from XCMG factory staff for our Etrucks® techs on the XE35U-E

XCMG now have 4 battery electric XDR80TE’s working autonomously in a mine in Fuchuan.

They also have released vertical battery swap capable and methanol hybrid (ICE to generator) version of the XDR80TE
Battery trailers on a grander scale at the mining equipment factory seen plugged in to a mobile DC charging trailer. Just the thing for that off grid infrastructure project.


August 17th 2023

Our first robotic battery swapping station for trucks has arrived. It will be assembled in Penrose next to SH1, to swap E700 batteries.
On a grander scale this ship in China also has a battery swap system with 50,000kWh stored in a series of 20′ containers.

Another EECA contestable funding round for zero emissions vehicles, technology and off highway equipment is now open. $4 million available this time, the link is here.

The latest list of zero emissions trucks and off highway plant from Etrucks® that could qualify for this funding round is in this dropbox link. Contact us for a .pdf if you prefer.

XCMG will release the XE27U-E small excavator in early 2024. The machine now has a larger 43kWh battery and a similar cabin to the XE35U-E.

We can now offer pricing for the 23t XE215E excavator with a 423kWh battery for 6 to 7 hours continuous run time.

XCMG will develop a fully electric XC988EV. The 27.5t wheel loader will feature a 525kWh battery and 5cbm bucket. This is the diesel version.

XCMGs new 6×4 with a fixed BYD battery and rubber rear suspension seen here as a RHD mixer truck for Thailand. The cab chassis tare is 8900kg.

The first production version of the XC938EV 11t fully electric wheel loader is now off line. We have a couple of these ordered for New Zealand.

A couple of short videos of the XC968EVs in China
Another tethered unit
And two battery units loading coal

We have a 2% finance offer on stock units of 6t LW180K and 16t XC948 diesel wheel loaders. We can also source five units of the 20t XC958s originally destined for Australia, at $207,000 + GST ex Penrose.

Delivery day for Chris Tollemache of Brand Nations XE100C scissor.

Pick up of an XE60 Mini by Mathew Cropp of Frontline Systems

A tracked XE80CTOR going out for Gahan Energy in Lower Hutt.

An interesting concept to assemble wind turbines without a crane.

XCMG’s XR1600E drill seen here with a 6.3m diameter drill head.