Palfinger’s telescopic hookloaders

Palfinger’s hookloaders were designed for maximum payload and efficiency of operation.

The variety of models boast increased payloads and tipping capacity, low transport heights, hydraulic locking, an articulated arm, cab control and a range of other features. 

Palfinger is able to offer hookloaders to suit a desired application, from the telescoping loaders for different container lengths loading, to its telescopic A systems which offer an ability to handle shorter containers.

High-tensile steel reduces hookloader weight for maximised payloads while optimising the weight to increase truck longevity and reduce fuel costs. 

Low build and compact subframes enables reduced transport heights, with a low centre of gravity providing better and safer driving conditions. The loading of higher containers increases transported volume.

Palfinger’s telescopic hookloaders also work to reduce horizontal forces and increase tipping capacity. 

For increased safety, articulated arms allow very low loading angles and avoid load sliding, while offering under-roof and under-floor loading. Hydraulic locking secures the containers in the front while the crane operates, with tank containers or containers with hydraulic devices for very high and long containers. Cab controls are ergonomic and intuitive and offer magnetic fastening while thin cables facilitate cab control manipulation.

Hiab’s XR hooklift range

Hiab Australia has introduced a range of small hooklifts to meet the growing challenge of narrow access for operators while ensuring greater safety and efficiency.

The company is increasing its range of hooklifts and skip loaders to include the Multilift XXR R7 and Multilift XR10 Hooklifts (seven and 10 tonnes respectively). Its decades of experience in the European market are now being applied to meet the current challenges in Australia. 

The Hiab Multilift XR10 and XR7 range aims to carry bigger payloads and enable access in tight spaces, with the goal of boosting operator return on investment all while remaining strong, robust and light.

The Hiab Multilift XR7 with its seven-tonne lifting capacity and the Hiab Multilift XR10 with its 10-tonne lifting capacity works to offer operators maximum performance and excellent functionality. The equipment’s low weight combined with extreme strength makes it a multipurpose tool. 

As in all Hiab Multilift demountables, safety is a key priority in the XR series. Safety features include load-holding valves directly on the cylinders and a tipping lock mechanism.

Hiab also applied the latest 3D-CAD methods and modern production technology in the design and manufacturing of the XR range, which minimised the welding needed in construction and resulted in a stronger structure. The low weight/high strength ratio enables larger payloads, enhances the versatility of the vehicle and maximises its usage. 

Global Resource Recovery’s coolant and glycol recycling

Global Resource Recovery offers a complete solution for recycling and recovery of glycol, including coolants, into new products. 

It has established two recovery facilities, located in Laverton North, Victoria and East Arm (Darwin), Northern Territory with associated partnership Australia-wide to receive waste glycol, including coolants, to process for recovery, among other waste streams. 

Glycol refers to a series of chemicals that consist of monoethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, propylene glycol and triethylene glycol that are used for protecting against freezing and regulating heat. For this reason, they are widely used in combustion engines to protect the engine from freezing, while at the same time protect against corrosion and sustain overall engine heat balance by removing heat. They are also used in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to prevent freezing of hydrates and to prevent corrosion. 

Global Resource Recovery has developed a process known as the Glycol Sustainable Recovery (GSR) that takes coolants and LNG waste glycol and removes water and other impurities. The recovered glycol between 95 to 99.5 per cent purity is recycled into new coolants or reused as raw material in various industries. 

The sustainable process helps industry meet its environmental footprint obligations, while saving disposal and raw material costs.

In addition, Global Resource Recovery also specialises in neutralisation of concentrated acids and alkalis, recycling lubricating oils, treatment of industrial wash waters and sludges and management of hazardous chemicals.

Contact: Kham Zohab

Phone: 0436 605 450



SDLG’s L958F Wheel Loader

High torque, performance and fuel efficiency are all hallmark qualities of SDLG’s L958F Wheel Loader.

Available through Australian distributor CJD Equipment, the company is able to offer nationwide sales and support with 17 branches and a network of 20 service agents and dealers. 

Used in quarries, feedlots, material handling, waste and recycling and general construction, the machine is considered an all-round loader. L958F’s heavy-duty transmission incorporates a kick-down function ensuring a versatile machine.

From easy-to-access service checkpoints to an ergonomic and spacious cab – the machine aims to offer a high level of operator comfort.

A fully certified ROPS/FOPS air conditioned cab in addition to wrap around pillarless front and rear windscreens works to offer a high level of vision and safety. The machine offers full hydraulic wet disc brakes with an electro-hydraulic external disc park brake. 

Productivity in the machine is bolstered by axles designed and built at the factory, which ensures an ideal driveline match. A standard Volvo compatible quick hitch and general purpose bucket also offers operators efficiencies. 

Its high torque and fuel-efficient engine is connected to a tropical cooling package which allows it to work at full capacity in the toughest of conditions. The 217 horsepower and 162 kilowatt engine works at 2200 revolutions per minute and a maximum torque of 980 newton metres. Minimum fuel consumption is 15 litres per hour. 

Hitachi’s ZW-5 wheel loaders

Since the release of Hitachi’s ZW-5 wheel loaders, customers are experiencing the significance of an increase in capacity, efficiency and reliability of Hitachi wheel loaders within the waste and recycling industry. 

The biggest model in the range is the 397 kilowatt ZW550-5 with an operating weight of more than 47 tonnes and bucket capacity of up to 7.2 cubic metres. Other new models in the range are the ZW370-5 (289 kilowatts, 34 tonnes and up to 6.2 cubic metres) and ZW330-5 (213 kilowatts, 27 tonnes and up to 5.0 cubic metres).

The wheel loaders use an automotive-style planetary automatic transmission that allows for smooth shifting. Standard traction control and torque proportioning differentials work to reduce wheel spin and extend tyre life. 

Notable features in the ZW-5 range include a new hydraulic circuit that allows for combined lift arm and bucket operation during unloading, while prioritising bucket use for dumping. An anti-drift valve prevents internal leakage that can cause creeping of the lift arm.  

Operator comfort and safety is a key design consideration across the range, including a sloped ladder with wide steps for ease of access, double-filtered air conditioning and a high level of sound insulation. 

Hitachi wheel loaders are suitable for a wide range of applications across various industries due to their dynamic design, advanced technological features and myriad optional attachments. 

IVECO factory dual control systems

IVECO has offered a factory dual control system since 1992, providing refuse collection companies with an Australian-developed and factory-supported dual control steering set-up.

According to IVECO, unlike some manufacturers who retrofit their vehicles with products from after-market suppliers, the IVECO dual control system as fitted to the ACCO was developed in Australia to suit local conditions and extensively tried and tested in the field to ensure safety and reliability.

The IVECO-engineered dual control system offers a functional design, featuring a cross shaft and mitre box arrangement that does not require an additional steering box. The cabin dash is also duplicated with all the main controls conveniently located in the centre console.

Ease of operation is another key feature of the IVECO system with right-hand-side to left-hand-side drive actuated with the flick of a control switch and a pivoting ‘flip over’ transmission console.

As it’s developed in-house and installed along IVECO’s own local production line, the IVECO dual control system offers significant cost benefits compared to retrofitted systems. Other notable efficiencies arise at the time of maintenance or repair, with faster and more affordable access to parts and servicing via the IVECO dealer network.

FLIR’s A315/A615 thermal imaging cameras

FLIR’s thermal imaging cameras were developed to produce clearer images with greater accuracy over long distances.

The FLIR A615 is a compact thermal imaging camera that is fully controlled by a PC. Due to its compliance standards, the FLIR A615 offers plug and play with third-party Machine Vision software such as National Instruments, Cognex, Matrox, MVtec and Stemmer all facilitated by GeniCam protocol compatibility.

FLIR’s A615 camera is equipped with an uncooled vanadium oxide (VoX) detector that aims to produce a crisp thermal image of 640 by 480 pixels. In addition to a high-speed infrared windowing option, the thermal image produces a clearer image than standard models.

Operators that do not require as high an image quality can opt for the A315, which produces thermal images of 320 by 240 pixels. 

Both models make temperature differences as small as 50 millikelvin clearly visible, while including a built in 25-degree lens with motorised focus and autofocus. The A315 offers a field of view and minimum focus distance of 25 by 18.8 degrees over 0.4 metres, in addition to a focal length of 18 millimetres. For those that require a greater scope of vision, the A615 conversely uses a range of field of views and focal lengths.

A solution for uncontrolled movement / vehicle rollaway – BRAKESAFE

“Anecdotally, on average one heavy vehicle Rollaway occurs every day in Australia. Of these incidents, one per week requires emergency services intervention. How does this happen? The driver forgets to- or does not apply the Parking Brake” (Dr Peter Hart (Chairman of ARTSA) – Prime Mover Article April 2018.

As seen on the news recently, Heavy Vehicle Rollaways are a common event- and they occur far more that what is reported.

Many people suffer serious and fatal injuries due to incidents involving the uncontrolled movement (Rollaway) of all types of heavy vehicles, including Tractors, Trucks, Buses, Forklifts, Tractors, Mobile Cranes, Earthmoving Equipment, Waste Vehicles, Sweepers, etc- and more.

In most incidents the predominant cause is where the Handbrake has not been engaged. Unfortunately, forgetting to apply the Handbrake is a terrifyingly easy mistake to make when exiting a vehicle. Add to this the risk of Rollaways when the driver uncouples the brake line or the air tank disengages the handbrake as it is pressurised during vehicle start.

Bus Safety Victoria-  Bus Rollaways research released 23 November 2016, in Victoria alone, 47 bus Rollaways have been reported since 2000 resulting in injuries and fatalities to drivers, passengers, damage to infrastructure, homes and vehicles.

But there is a solution – LSM Technologies’ internationally patented- BRAKESAFE- Handbrake Failsafe Technology that prevents Runaway / Rollaway accidents once and for all.

BrakeSafe will automatically apply the vehicle handbrake:

  • If a driver forgets.
  • Leaves the seat.
  • Opens the door.
  • If brakes are engaged due to air pressure loss, BrakeSafe will monitor release to prevent Rollaway during start- up.
  • Works with Ignition On or Off.
  • Provides audible and visual alerts.

In addition, BrakeSafe integrates to LSM Technologies’ FSM Fleet Safety Manager Telematics / Web Based System for alerting, reporting, analysis of events and compliance.

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Dressta TD-20M LA crawler dozer

Dressta TD-20M LA crawler dozers were made for all methods of waste disposal, tearing through ground cover and compacting over refuse. 

A variety of special attachments, including perforated side doors and track shoes with clean-out holes, ensure the machine is tailored to the landfilling industry, with the result protecting against contamination while ensuring an optimal performance. 

Semi-u or full-u blades equipped with a waste rack work to provide a smooth compaction, while the rack prevents unwanted materials, such as rods and wires, from entering the radiator area. In addition, centre clean-out holes in track shoes reduce the packing of materials between the sprocket and track chain bushings, which can cause accelerated wear of the track components. Striker bars also prevent debris from riding up the track and damaging fenders. 

The operator cab was designed with safety and comfort as key traits, while working to boost productivity. It can also be equipped with screens of the windows and cab lights to protect against damage. Large cab windows and a sloped hood provide an excellent view of the mounted equipment and an all-round viewing area. An audible and visual warning system also ensures safety is front of mind. 

Gradual turns are supported by a two-speed geared steering module, while keeping full power to both tracks, in addition to conventional clutch-brake performance for tight or pivot turns.

Cat 826K Landfill Compactor

The Cat 826K Landfill Compactor was designed for maximum safety and comfort, easy serviceability and a variety of applications. 

The new compactor boasts numerous production improvements, including three new wheel and tip configurations available to meet a particular application. This comprises a paddle tip for high performance and less fuel burn with more traction and weight, a plus tip for increased side slop stability and a combination tip of paddle and plus to maximise performance and fuel economy with side slope stability. An automatic engine and electrical system shutdown works to conserve more fuel, in addition to a lock-up torque converter. 

In terms of reliability, the compactor uses the fuel-efficient Cat C15 engine with ACERT Technology which works to offer a consistent performance, long life and low emissions. Engine regeneration for Tier4 Final is automatic and does not interrupt the machine’s work cycle. 

To maximise operator safety, a throttle lock maintains the engine speed which aims to reduce fatigue. Visibility has also been enhanced with an optional rearview camera, in addition to the VIMS 3G machine monitoring system, which helps to keep operators informed on machine conditions and operations. 

The compactor’s serviceability is supported by an electronics bay located inside the cab, which offers easy access in a controlled environment.