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.

June 9th 2021

The E700 ULT 6×4 battery swap tractor has arrived. The worldwide debut will be on our stand at the Fieldays next week June 16th to 19th at Mystery Creek.

We lifted the battery pack off to simulate the battery swap procedure.

A short video of the truck leaving our building:
Landex and Etrucks are back at site D24 near Gate 4 in the heavy equipment zone for the Fieldays next week.

Meanwhile in China the first 300 of the standard E700 electric tractors have been delivered to Turpan, south of the Gobi desert. 

Our latest 10,000kg GVM E300 has also arrived. A duration test down to Cambridge came in at 230km to 20% battery remaining as a cab chassis.

A short video of XCMG’s latest 60t hybrid crane. This one has 5G connectivity for full remote control. You can drive it from anywhere in the world with decent cellphone reception.
A demonstration stacking oil drums to show how precise the 5G control system can be.

A ground breaking ceremony for XCMG’s 1000 acre “new energy” facility. The factory will cost NZD1.2billion and initially produce 10,000 electric trucks a year.

Atlas Quarries have taken delivery of their new GR2405 grader on the Brynderwyns.

A longer video of the next size up the “T5” GR2605. This is the model used by Rio Tinto in Australia in full mining spec with joystick control

Delivery day of Delta Contracting’s XC948 at Opotiki.

Delivery day for Sandford Spreadings new XC938NZ for use in their bulk store in Waverley.

Our 4WD forklift ready to deliver to McDonald Concrete Group in Whanganui. They will kindly loan it back to us for display at the Fieldays.

Delivery day of another XE80CT OR to Uzit Hire in Whakatane.

Our first  Mantall 12m diesel XD120RT is on the water to New Zealand.

XCMG’s first autonomous 240 tonne dumper has begun trials in Shenyan. 

Just released the 70 tonne capacity fully electric mining dump truck with 700kW (930hp) peak power.

A few 28m XCMG stick booms getting ready for a refurbish of the “birds nest” stadium in Beijing ahead of next years winter Olympics.

May 12th 2021

Good Morning

XCMG is now the third largest construction machinery group in the world. Look out Cat and Komatsu.

The first battery swap capable electric truck for New Zealand will arrive next week. The second unit is also now completed at the factory.

The latest brochure of the full range of XCMG’s electric and autonomous products.

If you visited last weeks EV World you may have met our new Etrucks sales manager Drew Lloyd. Drew has broad experience with EV’s and looks forward to helping with your enquiries.

Also new to the Landex/Etrucks team is or parts manager Emily Liu. Emily is currently completing an electronics degree and liaises between our technicians and the factory support in China.

Delivery day of ten new 60 tonne electric dump trucks in China.

Diesel dump truck deliveries are still in bigger numbers for now.

The fully electric 19.5 tonne XC958EV is now available to order. Rated work time is 5-6 hours heavy loading with a 90 minute recharge time with a 180kW charger.

Our XC9 series diesel loaders have arrived. Definitely worth the wait.

A lot higher specification that the old LW series at much the same price.

Ecostocks XC938 with a 2.1cbm high dump bucket to achieve 3900mm dumping clearance.

Also arrived our first turret style boom lift, the IMP120J. The 12m working height boom offers an impressive 6m outreach off a very small base.

Haimes Buildings new TF1300 telescopic forklift in Taupo.

XCMG’s first material handler with a rising cabin, the XE450M

XCMG’s largest pure electric excavator the XE270E

XCMG have won a red dot design award for their latest directional drill with a pivoting cabin.

Asia’s largest ever lift of petrochemical tower at 4606 tonne and 116m high. XCMG used a 5000t gantry crane and the 4000t lift crawler crane to walk in the base. The lift took three and a half hours.

Some heavier XCMG gear working in Siberia.