Australia

Metso Outotec has closed the acquisition of the Australia-based fastener and wear monitoring technology provider Davies Wear Plate Systems, extending its wear lining portfolio and capabilities. The acquired technology includes fasteners with a unique locking mechanism that does not require traditional studs and nuts and thus enables faster and safer maintenance work.

The Tadano brand has long been an integral part of the fleet of western Australian crane hire company Cranecorp. In June 2020, it added another two 5-axle cranes to the company's fleet: a Demag AC 160-5 and a Tadano ATF 220G-5. "We are a growing company and the two cranes are well suited to the business in that they're very flexible.

Fleet Plant Hire, a Melbourne, AU-based civil plant hire logistics company, needed an efficient way to ensure vehicles leaving excavation worksites comply with commercial vehicle weight restrictions. The company was hired by the local government to take part in a major infrastructure project for the city.

The Australian government has deployed a Grove RT540E rough-terrain crane to work at Davis station, one of the four research stations in the Australian Antarctic Program. The RT540E joins five other Grove rough-terrain cranes at the site and is used to load and unload cargo for resupply at the stations, as well as construct and maintain the station's infrastructure.

Tutt-Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift is a major crane hire, heavy haulage and special projects provider in Australia, lifting structural steel with its Link-Belt 140-ton (127-t) TCC-1400 telescopic crawler crane at BHP's South Flank in western Australia.

Loegering, an ASV Holdings Inc. brand and skid-steer attachment manufacturer, announced a new agreement with Schibeci, an Australia-based specialty equipment manufacturer. Under the agreement, Loegering customers in North America will have access to improved productivity from a selection of skid-steer and compact track loader attachments branded as Loegering Power Attachments.

While the EV race in the commercial vehicle space is well and truly on, Australian automotive technology company SEA Electric is leading the charge being first to market with the deployment of a 100 percent electric tipper truck. The new electric tipper truck will be deployed in Australia at a local city council.

Cosmo Cranes recently commissioned two new Demag all terrain cranes, a Demag AC 300-6 and a Demag AC 130-5. Both cranes are equipped with the IC-1 Plus control system that provides the operator with access to real-time lifting information. The cranes have already been used on several projects throughout Australia.

Kinshofer, one of the world's leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, has announced the acquisition of Doherty Group, a New Zealand-based excavator attachment manufacturer. Under the terms of the agreement, Kinshofer acquired 100 percent of the Doherty Group.

Euro Auctions, worldwide auctioneers of industrial plant, construction equipment and agricultural machinery, has just announced its first ever 'Timed Auction' to be coordinated via its new Hong Kong operation, with the hammer day, to conclude all transactions, set for Thursday, Dec.

Machinery auction expert Ritchie Bros. is about to raise its stake in the Australian market with the introduction of its new online-only brand: IronPlanet. Complementing Ritchie Bros.' onsite auctions, IronPlanet is an online-only marketplace offering new benefits to customers, including selling without transporting items to a centralized location and the ability to sell items for a fixed price, negotiate offers or set a reserve.