January 2020

Good Morning

New Zealand’s most energy efficient truck?
The first fully electric mining dump truck in New Zealand is now up and running at Blackhead Quarries Logan Point Quarry in Dunedin. This site extracts and crushes rock near the summit and carts down to stock piles closer to the road. The cart is 1.7km with a vertical drop of 150m for around a 9% average slope.
Running uphill empty the truck uses 5% of the battery capacity.
In early trials the battery regeneration achieved running downhill with a 30 tonne load, is closer to 6% of battery capacity.
Not quite perpetual motion but a great result so far.
On flatter carts and other duties around the quarry the regeneration is less. Overall the truck will still need charging.

The truck running uphill empty using 210kW, at a speed of 20km/h
The truck descending loaded regenerating 176kW, at a speed of 12km/h

Our first 4WD mini telehandler has arrived. Come and have a look at the Southern Fieldays at Waimumu, February 12th to 14th, site 467 on Pink Lane

I was back at the factory last month checking on progress on our first XCMG blending plant for New Zealand. The plant has two separate belt weighing plants with two hoppers each and mixes at 300t/hour. The hoppers have 60 cubic meter capacity.

An 11 tonne grader built for a farming and forestry client soon to be working near East Cape. The GR135 has a front blade and an hydraulic pin puller so the blade can be stood vertically to run batters from inside the cabin.

We have ordered two XCMG 14m articulated booms for use in our rental fleet at Skyrise Hire.
The 4WD diesel booms are pictured at the new XCMG factory for access equipment and fire fighting trucks which was opened in December

Another shipment of custom buckets, mostly high dumps, to fit a range of Volvo and Komatsu loaders. Now working in Auckland, Wellington and Bluff.

Another 3 tonne rough terrain forklift fitted with a 5m mast ready to deliver for orchard work near Gisborne.

XCMG can now offer the most advanced autonomous road rollers in the world with the release of the XS223S single drum.

A short video of the machine running a simple pattern at the display area.
The conventional rollers with autonomous ability are already out working in China.

If you aren’t quite ready for autonomous machines the latest conventional rollers can be equipped with halo view screens for added safety.

XCMG pavers can now show asphalt depth in real time while laying. No they can’t do the road marking at the same time, but it’s a good idea.

This is a 16m “ultra wide” version working on the Pingzhen Highway. It features remote control and shows the pavement thickness sensors.

XCMG have released China’s largest wheel loader the 550 hp, 54 tonne LW1400K.

A great shot of the 700 tonne excavator working in China.

One of the 4000 tonne lift crawler cranes is now working hard in Saudi Arabia for ARAMCO.

33 XCMG machines are working to establish a new hospital in Wuhan to help contain the Coronavirus outbreak. The 1000 bed hospital is scheduled to open early next week.


Ross Linton
Ph 021 557 376

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