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Upcoming Ritchie Bros. auction reflects changes in Australia's heavy equipment landscape

Insider, Equipment

Heading into their first unreserved auction for the year, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers continue to have their finger on the pulse as the world’s largest auctioneer of the heavy equipment and trucks sector. 

Ritchie Bros. Regional Sales Manager for Australia North, Dale Spedding, provided us with exclusive insights on the current climate of the construction, agriculture and aggregate industries and how they are affecting the buying and selling of heavy equipment and trucks throughout Australia in 2019.

Monadelphous awarded $110m worth of resources contracts

Projects, Equipment

Monadelphous has been awarded maintenance and construction contracts for both the resources and infrastructure industries with a combined value of approximately $110 million.

How to easily fast track excavation on wind farm projects

Technology, Equipment

Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source for electricity generation in Australia. Unsurprisingly, an increasing number of states have recognised the opportunities that wind energy offers and some of the country's largest wind farms are being built in our south-western, southern, and south-eastern regions. So with big interest in big energy, project proponents are also turning to smarter and more efficient ways to build wind farms. To learn more, we caught up with Spiro Xypolitos, General Manager of Force One Australia, to discuss the technology they've developed to clear the footings of wind turbines before form work begins. 

What Are the Benefits of Hiring Access Equipment?


People sometimes assume that when it comes to access equipment, their best option is to buy the machines outright even though it might be easier to hire them. The choice of whether to hire, hire-to-buy or buy depends on the individual project needs and circumstances, but it’s worth examining the benefits of equipment rental or long-term leasing before finalising any decision.

VRents: How a prepared fleet can improve your bottom line


Over the past few years, the buying and hiring habits of contractors has becoming increasingly scrutinised to deliver on three points; productivity, profitability and safety. 

Slattery Auctions Surplus Mining Equipment Auction


Slattery Asset Advisory and Slattery Auctions and Valuations is a proudly independent, family run business.  We are the leading provider of premium asset advisory and remarketing services in Australia and Asia Pacific.

Taking the Chequered Flag: The Importance of Equipment Service and Maintenance


They say it takes a perfect weekend to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Every little detail from the driver, to the engine, to the timing of the pit stops has to go exactly to plan in order to achieve success. It’s not always the fastest or flashiest car that wins the race; but the team with the best plan, upkeep and attention to detail on the vehicle. It’s no different when mining, screening or crushing.

UGL to build $300m Kidston Large-Scale Solar PV Project


UGL has been chosen as the preferred contractor for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) for the first phase of the Genex solar project at Kidston, 280 kilometres north-west of Townsville.

6 things to know before hiring a scissor lift


Whem it comes to a construction project, choosing the right equipment for the job has numerous functional, monetary and safety related benefits.

8 signs that would make you look twice


Looking for a good laugh? Sometimes all you have to do is hit the road to see some hilarious VMS boards, traffic control signs, parking restrictions and more. We've put together a list of a few of our favourites!