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Meet TV landscaper Jason Hodges in Penrith this weekend

Meet TV landscaper Jason Hodges in Penrith this weekend

Australian Landscaping News: Jason Hodges from Channel Seven ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ will be at the National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo at Panthers Penrith next weekend. Open from Friday, April 13 through to Sunday, April 15, it’s the third year for this free-entry, huge display of earthmoving machinery that attracts more than 40,000 visitors. […]

New Tier 4 mid-sized Komatsu zero-swing excavators have more power, use less fuel

Australian Landscaping News: Komatsu has released two new low-emission zero-swing mid-size excavators, the 7.94 tonne PC78UU-10 and the 8.75 tonne PC88MR-10, delivering higher productivity and power while consuming less fuel than their predecessors. They are powered by Tier 4 Final-compliant Komatsu SAA4D95LE-6 engines, rated at 49 kW for both machines, and feature new engine and […]

Komatsu Training Academy looks to take skills to the next level

Australian Landscaping Magazine News:Leading mining and earthmoving equipment supplier Komatsu Australia has moved into the vocational educational field, offering a range of high-level technical, operator and management courses throughout Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. It has established a new business unit, Komatsu Training Academy – a nationally registered training organisation (RTO) – to deliver […]


Everyone who operates earthmoving equipment and other machinery knows time is money. Getting the job done quickly and efficiently makes a lot of sense if you want to improve the profitability of your contracting business. The first National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo in 2016 was a huge success with more than 30,000 people attending […]

Megex Civil reaps rewards with tough 50 tonne Kobelco.

Rock-ripping toughness and outstanding fuel efficiency made the Kobelco 50 tonne SK500LC-9 the ideal machine for Sydney company Megex Civil to add to its fleet. Megex Civil operates a fleet of 30 machines, and managing director Warren Megarry says that he was looking for something better than the market average for heavy excavators when he […]


Australian Landscaping Magazine News: Introducing the Himac High Speed Slasher with new, improved design and even more value packed in. Harness the efficiency and power of this Skid Steer Slasher for creating fire breaks, scrub clean up, clearing fence lines and other vegetation control. Available in two cutting widths to suit your Skid Steer Loader. […]

24 Hour Onsite Equipment Hire

Australian Landscaping Magazine News: Kennards Hire have launched a new service to market, offering onsite solutions during scheduled site shutdowns, turn-arounds, rail possessions, and critical works and for both large and small project works that require an onsite equipment hire solution. The Kennards Hire Site Solutions (KHSS) is an onsite hire equipment management system that […]

Kennards Hire Lift & Shift conveyors make stair climb easy

Australian Landscaping Magazine News: To excavate and remove 70 tonne of soil, Colin Brook from Goolwa Tippers utilised an innovative solution from Kennards Hire Lift & Shift. The site was located at the top of a hill, which overlooks the picturesque city of Victor Harbor on the South Australian coast 85 kilometres south of Adelaide. […]

Toyota the premier forklift for fresh produce supplier

  Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: One of Australia’s largest fresh produce companies relies on a fleet of 60 Toyota forklifts located across central markets and its warehouses in all five mainland capitals.   Premier Fruits Group is one of only a few vertically integrated companies in Australia with a supply chain that spans from farm […]

Slattery Auctions to conduct Heavy Construction Onsite Auction

Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: Since 2000 Slattery Auctions has been a proudly family owned and run business. Started by Pat Slattery, one of the most respected and experienced members of the auctioneer community, the Slattery name has stood for high quality assets and outstanding customer service across a range of industries from Earthmoving to Mining […]


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