Australia

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.

A koala that took refuge on top of a drilling rig at an Adelaide, Australia, construction site, was rescued early Oct. 3, local media reported. The koala was apparently chased off a busy road by a driver to avoid it being hit by passing cars. But it then climbed up the rig at the construction site and refused to budge until rescuers brought it back down to safety.

Continuing to focus on providing excellent customer support and service, Terex AWP has named Mitch Ely to the role of Genie director of customer satisfaction and reconditioning based in Redmond, Wash. Ely's new role will consist of leading the Genie customer satisfaction, reconditioning, used sales and service training teams for Terex AWP.

Fluor Corporation announced Aug. 2, that it was awarded a project and construction management services contract by BHP for the South Flank iron ore project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2017.