November 2017

Good Morning

I was back in China last week testing a new scissor, developed for Landex by Mantall.
We call this 8m working height platform the “Multitask” as it ticks so many boxes. It is the only four wheel drive electric scissor lift that is light enough to trailer. The self leveling legs allow it to lift on sloping ground and can it climb a 30% gradient. Lifting capacity is a remarkable 550kg.
Priced at $33,650 + GST, available in February.
Or with a purpose built, 3500kg GVM, galvanised tandem trailer with electric brakes for $38,500 + GST

Then on to Hefei for my first visit to our forklift supplier. CHL are part of Heli, the largest forklift manufacturer in China. The factory sits on a 150ha site with 4000 employees. The smart looking 6 tonne wide frame truck.

The five tonne version with an air conditioned cabin.
Heli also produce these battery powered “platform” trucks for use on any large site. Carrying capacity is from 2 tonne to 5 tonnes and a cabin version is available. Pricing starts at $21,000 + GST with a charger

We also viewed XCMG’s first fully electric, compression waste truck. This is the smaller of the two sizes currently available. This one is now in testing with a client.

The latest XS123 roller at the factory, ready for delivery to Ott Contractors in Samoa.

This 4 tonne combination roller is off to Suva for the Fulton Hogan/Hiways JV

Back in New Zealand a delivery day for RTL’s LW300K in Lawrence. Featuring a built up bucket on a quickhitch this is the first one of a three loader order.

Another forklift ready to go. This one a 4.5 tonne with a man cage for Waste Management.

Rough terrain forklifts back in stock at Penrose.

An eighty unit order of XCMG graders excavators and rollers, ready for work in Brazil.

A drilling company in NW China now has 150 XCMG LW300K’s in their fleet. They have developed a combination pipe clamp and pallet fork for added versatility. Must be quite a big outfit as they drill 5 million meters annually.

This new 280m span bridge in Beijing is an impressive 54m wide.

The 574 tonne concrete bases for the steel towers have to be lowered over 85 securing bolts for the steel arches at either end. A very difficult lift with only 5mm tolerance for the 2000 tonne XCMG crawler crane.

The Chinese are now flat out building subways in “tier two and tier three” cities (roughly four million population or more). This XGC650 crawler crane has been developed to assemble the tunnel shield machines which are also an XCMG product. That 15m diameter cutting head weighs 280 tonnes.
Seven 25 tonne cranes lifting a 100 tonne roof for a highway check point.

An XCMG all terrain crane pulling the opposition to bits in Germany.


Ross Linton
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