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strong Jobs outlook for Australian resource sector
Australia currently has the strongest economy of any developed western nation, defying the
global trend and proving its resilience. 5
According to research undertaken by leading Resource Industry careers website, Mineblogger, cjD an rTO
Australia can expect up to 60,000 new jobs across more than 30 oil and gas, and mining
projects either underway or on the drawing board.
The Minerals Council of Australia has also not changed its long-term forecast that another
80,000 people will be needed in the industry by 2020 in order to maintain Australia’s market
share of global production, with improvement in the job market expected as early as 2010.
Up until the last quarter of 2008, 142,000 people in Australia’s workforce were directly 8
employed in resources. This number was up by a massive 55,400 jobs over the last five years.
Even with job losses across the industry now totalling some 12,000, these losses are coming WODOnga
off the back of unprecedented growth and still don’t have the industry back at its original qUarrieS
employment levels of five years ago
Australia’s ranking improves in the World Competitiveness table
The Australian Industry Group has announced that Australia is now ranked 15th out of 133
countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2009-10 Global Competitiveness Index rankings.
Of the 12 “pillars” of the Global Competitiveness Index, Australia ranked fourth in financial
market sophistication, up two positions. The efficiency of Australia’s goods and labour markets 10
continued to provide the country with a significant competitive advantage, with a ranking of L50F WheeL
ninth attained for each “pillar”.
“According to the WEF’s global competitiveness measure, Australia underperformed in the key
areas of business sophistication (quality of business networks, processes and supply chains)
with a ranking of 26; infrastructure (25); innovation (20); and technological readiness (20),”
said Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Heather Ridout.
“The findings set down a productivity challenge for Australia including the need to improve
‘business sophistication’ as we emerge from the downturn,” she said. 16
The relatively poor ranking for infrastructure (down 4 positions from 21st in 2008-09)
underlines the importance by state and federal government to increase investment in aLLWeST
economic and social infrastructure. PLanT hire
optimistic outlook returns to Australian Mining
Results of this year’s ‘Mining and Construction Industry Survey’ indicate the Australian mining
industry is generally optimistic about the outlook for the remainder of 2009.
Specialist media and conferencing group Aspermont Limited in conjunction with financier
GE Capital Australia commissioned a study on the outlook for the Australian mining
industry. The survey was conducted with major mining and construction companies in 20
Australia as well as within the supply sector servicing the industry, and targeted over 250 aDam’S SaWmiLL
CEOs and senior executives.
CJd equipment has reduced pricing on a large range of Genuine More than 60% of respondents from mining companies expect business conditions to
volvo Filters, Undercarriage and engine kits. improve, with the major reasons given being a stock market recovery and an increase in
demand and new business. The construction industry also supported this optimism, with
enquire at your local branch or dealer for more information. 70% of respondents expecting business conditions to improve over the course of the year.
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2 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 3
OF THE YEAR AWARD n RTO in Wa
CJD Equipment, the Australian distributor of Volvo Earth Moving
Equipment, has achieved world recognition by receiving the coveted
Volvo construction equipment in Western Australia in 1992 and was
appointed national distributor in 2001.
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Apprentice Tr t decided to n. This details stries in which
Volvo construction equipment is distributed in more than 100 countries technicians to support our customers on site to minimise machine Equipmen d became an registratio e fields or indu
Australia, CJD ng arena an to provide in th e maximum
throughout Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. downtime,” said Alan, “CJD has established 16 world-class facilities and in the traini isation (RTO
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09 CJD TO. This to deliver quality
International Dealer Meeting in Sweden this year. “Volvo is a world recognised name and we have had great success with ouncil as an R TO continues the relevant
s complied To ensure an R is renewed with
“We are very excited and proud to receive this award,” said Alan, “It’s the range of Volvo equipment. The robust construction and reliability by the Training Equipment ha its registration t every five year
dicates that C
livery and assessment, authority at leas
a great honour to be recognised for our sales and customer service, makes Volvo’s well suited to a vast array of applications, ranging from recognition in th e quality of de tory registering
standards for ices in WA. state or terri e RTO at any
mining, civil and commercial construction, through to forestry and single with national ed to Apprent ity can audit th
which doesn’t just happen but is the result of a concerted effort by all training provid The regi stering author n. This ensure
business operators.” assessment of lan Barnett sa
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our team members across the entire company in what was a challenging irector A time during its relevant and
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yet rewarding year. I would like to thank all CJD staff for their efforts and One of the main areas the award focuses on is ongoing customer CJD Equipmen ent by all the C ng being prov
is a fantastic ac der to meet th
CJD customers for their continuing support.” satisfaction. Customers are contacted three months after purchasing
very hard in or minimum stan s, adult and
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Award nominees undergo an extensive in-depth analysis by quality a new machine and then again after they have had the machine for 12 “They ha d fo r accredita
RTOs includ e TAFE college providers,
dards require ached this iders, private
months to ensure there are no issues even though the warranty may exacting stan ted to have re education prov er education
control managers appointed from Volvo Head Office, who closely sed and exci community , schools, high
are all very plea organisations oviders,
scrutinise every aspect of business operations. “It’s a very intensive have lapsed. e. community rise training pr
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distributorship in the world,” Alan explained. reflected in a very high percentage of our customers being repeat pment of the R le for quirements.
and the develo in young peop registration re tered into the
All company procedures and policies are carefully critiqued as is buyers,” Alan said. mitment to attract and tra cal fields, sations are en
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reers in techni stry,” he said. All registered n Service (NTI
computer systems, staff product knowledge, dealership performance A Customer Satisfaction Survey was conducted independently by a successful ca w ell as the indu ning Informatio tion. This
community as National Trai ope of registra
and image, sales, marketing, customer service and satisfaction as well local Western Australian company with the results a contributing factor benefiting the ensive training tailore
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meet all the criteria outlined in the 68 page evaluation document. promises has been essential to our success. We take great pride in The industry is e construction the requiremen id Alan.
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industries in Australia since 1974, CJD Equipment began distributing tre features CJD Equipm nduct nationa
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Its lightweight, strong, cost-effective and its insular properties and versatile
applications made asbestos one of the most commonly used building products
in thousands of Australian homes and office buildings from the 1940s through
to the late 1980s.
Non-friable asbestos fibres are those held within a solid matrix (eg. cement in
asbestos cement sheeting). These are less likely to become airborne unless the
product is damaged. Asbestos fences, roofs and asbestos cement (AC) sheeting
are examples of non-friable asbestos products.
A naturally occurring mineral, asbestos was mined in Australia until 1983 and During a bushfire, the amount of asbestos fibres released into the air is likely
manufactured for use in walls, roofs, insulation, flooring underlay, eaves and some to be low. After a bushfire, fibres may become airborne when excavation and
flues as well as a backing on some vinyl floor tiles. Its fire retardant properties led to cleanup works disturb the asbestos clumps.
asbestos also being used as a fire-proofing agent.
The Department of Human Services provided relief centres in Yea, Alexandra,
While sheeting materials are not generally considered a health risk unless Whittlesea, Nillumbik Shire and Horsham with nearly 2000 free asbestos kits for
disturbed, asbestos does pose a risk to health if the fibres become airborne and people affected by the Victorian fires. The kit included disposable overalls, gloves,
subsequently inhaled. masks, plastic sheeting and bags.
Asbestos is made up of very fine fibres that are 50 to 200 times thinner than If asbestos is likely to be present, a licensed asbestos removalist should be
human hair. The most dangerous form is those naked to the eye, yet penetrates engaged to do the clean-up work. The waste must be transported in an EPA-
the deepest areas of the lungs where the critical transfer of oxygen to the blood approved vehicle and taken to an EPA-approved landfill for disposal.
The extensive use of asbestos in the past means low levels of exposure are common,
Classified as a category 1 carcinogen hazardous material, the use of asbestos and while exposure is now regulated, workers can still be exposed in the course of
in flat sheets was discontinued by 1982, in corrugated sheets by 1984 and in all demolition and replacement of insulation.
other building products by 1986. The use of all forms of asbestos has been banned
nationally since 31 December 2003. Australia’s love of home renovation has meant that Australia now has the highest per
capita incidence of mesothelioma in the world. An increasing number of new cases are
Types of asbestos include Chrysolite (90% of asbestos), a white fibre which is softest renovators who have been exposed to asbestos fibres as a result of renovating homes
and less fibrogenic. Crocidolite (6%) is blue asbestos which is particularly resistant to built during the period when asbestos-containing products were widely used
chemical destruction. It is resistant to destruction by immune cells in the body
To combat this rise, strict safety regulations which must be adhered to are in place
Crocidolite is the type of asbestos most likely to causes mesothelioma - a deadly to help reduce exposure to asbestos and hence the development of degenerative
disease resulting from inhalation of the particles of dust as the asbestos degrades. health conditions.
This condition progresses slowly and may take decades before becoming apparent
and developing into cancer. Personal protective equipment including masks and special clothing should
be worn when contact with asbestos occurs.
Other concerning health conditions that can result from asbestos exposure
include asbestosis (progressive and irreversible scarring of lung tissue that Any asbestos cement product - such as roof sheeting which has been
impairs breathing), lung cancer as well as non-cancerous diseases that affect subjected to weathering, severely damaged by hail, heat/fire, other
the linings around the lungs and abdomen (commonly called ‘benign pleural mechanical action or illegal water blasting is a friable asbestos product
diseases). and an Asbestos Removal Contractor with an AS1 license is required for
Asbestos is categorised as friable and non-friable. Friable asbestos are
products that contain loosely packed asbestos fibres which can be crushed Further detailed regulations on the safe and legal removal and handling
easily by hand. This may include insulating rope on old oven doors, asbestos of asbestos containing materials are available from the Asbestos Industry
insulation and asbestos fibre blankets. Association and the Australian Institute of Environmental Health.
6 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 7
vOLvO, WOrKing harD The machinery at Wodonga Quarries needs to handle various
working conditions. From dry solid clay or gravel to what
“The running cost of Volvo machinery is excellent. When
related back to a cost per tonne, they have exceeded our
Maurice described as “leave your axles behind” material. expectations.
“As with any purchase of new equipment, analysis needs to “When we were considering the new excavator, the data
be done, and done carefully as the asset is generally utilised provided indicated an average fuel burn of 23 litres an hour.
for 9 -12 hours a day, five days a week,” Maurice explained. Our previous machine, which admittedly was getting tired,
was using around 28 litres an hour,” Maurice added.
“Whenever possible we like to have a site demonstration
where the majority of the staff can “have a play” in order “The new machine is averaging fuel burns between 16-22
to gauge their opinion. The more feedback I get, a more litres an hour, depending on its working conditions.”
informed choice can be made.
The advanced EC460C hydraulic system delivers responsive
“Naturally the initial cost as well as servicing based on usage control. It features the boom, arm and swing smoothness
per annum, and major repairs (if any) expected over the operators need, and with in-cab operator selectable
machines life needs to be considered,” he said. hydraulic flow and pressure, attachments are easier to use at
“Fuel efficiency is also an important factor. The Volvo
machines have a reputation for being very fuel efficient. The lifetime greased, sealed track link prevents grease leaks,
A quarry is an unforgiving worksite, so when it came reducing noise and adding to longevity, while a reinforced
to choosing equipment that could operate in rugged “The other areas we look at are customer service, dealer idler bracket prevents failure and track link derailing.
and diverse conditions, Wodonga Quarries Manager location, service and parts availability both
Maurice Adrien knew the advantages of running local and nationally as well as operator “Every machine has limitations, but the
Volvo machinery. comfort. To date, CJD/Volvo have Volvo machines seem to have that
exceeded our expectations in little bit of extra performance
Wodonga Quarries was established in 1987 by Reno and these areas, especially the where it counts” Maurice
Valerie Calagas, Michael and Brigita Wolk and Bill and team at Albury.” said.
Evelyn Graham, and has since become part of the
family owned Barro Group of companies. Comfort is paramount Maurice has been
as drivers spend impressed with the
Situated on approximately an 80HA site, 10 anywhere between service Wodonga
kilometers from the NSW/VIC border in West nine to 12 hours Quarries has
Wodonga, Wodonga Quarries supply a range a day in the received over
of materials to local construction and concrete cab. “For our the years saying
companies, local contractors, garden supply operators “The way CJD
businesses and the general public. the cab is Volvo are
The first Volvo purchased by Wodonga Quarries basically their structuring
in 1992 was a second hand 25 tonne 5350 “office”, so themselves
articulated dump truck. if they’re not in the
“Information from Reno suggested he chose the comfortable, is making
5350 because of its robust construction and ability job satisfaction them more
to handle a variety of conditions,” said Wodonga will be down, attractive when
Quarries Manager Maurice Adrien. “However, it had leading to lower deciding on
always been a goal of Reno’s to have new machinery productivity and new machinery to
instead of second hand.” possible physical purchase.
issues; which every
The company’s first new Volvo was a BM A30 articulated company wants to “The team at Albury
dump truck. In 2004 Wodonga Quarries added a new A30D avoid.” have been nothing short
articulated dump truck to the load and haul fleet. of thorough. Whether
“In addition to comfort, our it’s a sale, service issue, or
“We still run our BM A30,” Maurice said, “it’s clocked up operators who have either tried technical advice they follow it
22,500 hours and the A30D has 13,000 hours. Both still or operated Volvos, have commented through to the end then follow up to
run smooth and are very productive. on how well the cabins are designed, and ensure we’re satisfied with the result. For
how non-restricted the vision is,” Maurice said. a business, that’s the sort of service you need.”
“The life expectancy of our machinery is six to eight years
as a primary production machine. We haven’t the luxury of The newest Volvo addition to the Wodonga Quarry fleet is
shipping machines in and out so reliability and uptime the EC460C Excavator, which has clocked up 1,000 hours
is important.” since it was delivered in December 2008.
8 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 9
A new mid-sized wheel loader is the latest addition to the
Volvo Construction Equipment line up in Australia. The
Volvo L50F delivers peak performance for increased
productivity and profitability.
Slotting into the mid-sized category of wheel loaders, the L50F has
been developed to deliver a high power to weight ratio and versatile
machine for single operators, small business owners and companies
requiring a powerful yet economic machine.
Key features of the L50F include:
• Separate power steering and load-sensing hydraulic pumps. The advantage
of this is that separate pumps ensure full steering power is achieved,
sensing pump automatically adjusts to match work demand. The result is
ensure maximum traction even in difficult conditions and terrains.
Previously only available in Europe, the introduction of the L50F is set to
fill a void in the mid-sized wheel loader class in Australia. It’s an ideal
regardless of the load on the main hydraulic pumps. Oil flow on the load-
lower fuel consumption during lighter work – along with no compromise in
performance when operating in tough conditions or demanding applications.
• Differential locks which offer 100 per cent lock in the front and rear axles to
It’s all about the operator
Operator comfort has been highlighted as a key factor in achieving high machine
productivity, and the Volvo Care Cab fitted to the L50F helps keep operators in the
peak of comfort all day long. Each cab is based on fully viscous mounts for reduced
noise and vibration.
Operators can breathe easy when working in dusty conditions due to the best-in-
class cab filtration system. The interior of each cab is designed with fatigue-resisting
ergonomic comfort, ensuring that the steering wheel, steering column, seat, armrest and
levers can all be adjusted to perfectly suit individual operators. Controls and front-pillar
mounted switches are all within easy reach and easy view.
• A Tier 3 certified low emission water cooled turbo charged Volvo D5 4.8 litre
diesel engine, which achieves high torque at low engine speeds. Easy attachment
• High load capacity - the L50F design is based on a robust articulating The Volvo L50F is offered with optional model attachment brackets. Each bracket
frame concept. The front and rear frames are designed for maximum ground has been designed to match the machine’s Torque Parallel linkage geometry.
clearance when traversing across rough, uneven sites, while high-quality
steel throughout provides durability, increased stress resistance and With attaching points that offer good visibility, both brackets allow for quick and
operational stability. easy changes of attachments. The attachment locking system is performed
hydraulically from the comfort and safety of the cab.
• Rear axle oscillation which increases machine stability.
Offering jobsite flexibility, these brackets work with a wide range of attachments,
• Low-maintenance features like a heavy duty planetary axle and sealed,
including current and older generation Volvo attachments.
integrated oscillating bearings that are lubricated with the axle oil resulting in
an increase in machine uptime. The L45F will also be available as the ‘baby brother’ of the L50F. This will be a
• Inboard wet-disc brakes that improve reliability and safety. purpose built machine for many yard type operations in load and carry functions
where high speed operation is not required or site speed limitation applies, such
• The Torque Parallel linkage, which gives the Volvo L50F smooth, parallel lift,
as aggregate and cement, landscape gardening and soil , asphalt batching plants,
high tilt-back torque and good lifting power – right through the lift range.
feed lots and grain handling facilities.
Pallet visibility, along with a clear view of attachments is first-class – a key
element to any wheel loader. The wide rollback angle adds to Volvo’s already The L50F wheel loader will be available in the first quarter of 2010 and continues
good reputation for retaining loose bucket material. CJD Equipment’s longstanding commitment to offering Australian companies
world-class construction machinery.
• A hydrostatic driveline which provides full power shift under load, both when
changing direction (forward and reverse) and between ranges.
• Maximum drawbar force which can be achieved in all ranges.
• Inch/brake pedal which enables variable machine speed control and power
transfer to the bucket hydraulics at constant engine rpm.
• A multi-function lever which enables change of direction, differential lock
and use of the servo-control.
10 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 11
The Eco Operator Program is not a driving course of a jobsite – so workers stay productive and time is not lost Depending on the size of the machine, idling for one hour
but rather a training program that consists of by having a worker off site. can burn up to 4.5 litres of fuel.
both theoretical training and practical, hands-on Diesel engines achieve optimum performance at a
Leading international project development and construction
experience. reasonably high RPM under load.
company Skanska was one of the first companies to enrol
Developed by Volvo Construction Equipment it gives their operators in a similar scheme. An idling engine does not generate enough heat to achieve
operators the additional knowledge they need to become proper combustion. This can cause deposit build-up on the
In one study where 37 of its operators were given training,
safer, more efficient and environmentally conscious during piston and cylinder walls, contaminating the oil and create
it was found that fuel consumption reduced by 5 % –
their daily operations of equipment. friction that wears engine components faster.
representing savings of over €250,000 and a reduction in
The program has been developed for experienced and emissions of 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Some operators Over-extended oil changes can also cause power losses,
new machinery operators to demonstrate more efficient or reduced their consumption by 25%. which increase fuel economy losses. Regular maintenance
alternative machine operation practices and manoeuvring such as changing the oil and oil filter at recommended
Some of the tips operators receive in the Eco Training
as well as how to plan daily work in the most efficient way. intervals can save fuel through maintaining the lubricating
Operating in a productive and fuel efficient way often properties of oil.
• Ensuring the tyre pressure is correct as advised by the
means easing up on the accelerator. Operators are more Minimising the time a machine spends idling also reduces
manufacturer. Keeping tyres properly inflated reduces wear
productive when they slow down and work smarter, not by employee and public exposure to unhealthy emissions. This
and lowers fuel consumption as the machine can travel
pushing the machine harder. can have a positive effect on employee health, leading to
Smoother, more deliberate operation also means less a reduction in lost time due to operators taking time off for
• Slow down. Stay in the most economical portion of the
stress for the operator – yet maintains productivity. health reasons and adding to increased productivity.
engine speed range
Additionally, good planning and execution decreases Despite how environmentally friendly a piece of equipment
wear on all parts of the machine not just the engine and • Plan the work. Keep an eye on the worksite. Make sure
is, ultimately it’s the operator who has the main influence on
lengthens service life. it’s clean and remove any obstacles that may cause
fuel consumption, engine wear and productivity in today’s
For the operation portion of the program, a trainer sits with modern machinery.
the operator in the machine on an actual jobsite. The trainer • Cooperate with other operators so that wheel loaders, haulers
Environmental awareness and machinery impact has always
offers suggestions on operating more fuel efficiently. and excavators work together in the most efficient way
been a core value at Volvo Construction Equipment.
This not only helps operators take a new working • The right equipment, using machines suited to the
The development of the Eco Operator Program is just one
approach on a machine they’re already familiar with, but particular worksite saves on fuel and maintenance
way Volvo is working to reduce its carbon footprint.
the training course does not disrupt the normal operations • Shut it down. Don’t idle unnecessarily.
The availability of the Eco Operator Program course will vary
from market to market.
12 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 13
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NSW Contact Details
WA Contact Details Jason Cronk (Canberra) - 0428 480 009
Paul Phillis (Perth Metro Utility) - 0419 966 813 Brett Wood (Newcastle) - 0429 089 295
Bill Hastings (Northern WA) - 0418 900 574 Steve Wilson (N. Shore/ Hills Distr.) - 0418 231 633
Troy Dalby (Western NSW) - 0400 050 608
Peter Davis (Wheatbelt WA) - 0427 990 369
Matt Dench (Syd./ South & Illawarra) - 0417 295 617
10 Anzac Ave Smeaton Grange NSW 2567 Ph: 02 4648 9600 Fax: 02 4648 0076
Bevan Klanjscek (South West WA) - 0409 104 573
Maureen Clarke (Sales Manager NSW) - 0418 117 675 National Toll Free: 1300 139 804 email@example.com
Steve Gunn (Goldfields WA) - 0419 047 846 52 Great Eastern Hwy Guildford WA 6055 Ph: 08 9277 0111 Fax: 08 94878 3252
Brian Firth (WA Sales Manager) - 0488 902 851
Lindsay Daniels (WA State Manager) - 0417 904 190 National Toll Free: 1300 139 804 firstname.lastname@example.org
1997 VoLVo L120C 16,045 Hours 2003 koMATSu WA380-5H 11,733 Hrs 2002 VoLVo EC240BLC 9,666 Hours
GP Bucket, Quick Hitch, Forks, Scales Light Material Bucket GP Bucket, Quick Hitch, Hammer Piping
1999 VoLVo L70C 10,445 Hours 2002 VoLVo L90D 12,931 Hours 2005 CATErPiLLAr 950G 12,047 Hours
$85,000 + $8,500 GST = $93,500 $110,000 + $11,000 GST = $121,000 $65,000 + $6,500 GST = $71,500
90kW 10.8T GP Bucket, Rear Rippers 113kW 15.3T 3rd Hydraulics, GP Bucket Quick Hitch - Loadrite Scales - New Paint
$75,000 + $7,500 GST = $82,500 $90,000 + $9,000 GST = $99,000 $130,000 + $13,000 GST = $143,000
2003 VoLVo EC210B 6,948 Hours 1997 CATERPILLAR 12H 11,264 Hours 1996 CATERPILLAR 12H 11,572 Hours
GP Bucket, Hammer Piping, Vandal Covers Rear Ripper - Spare Rim & tyre Rear Ripper - Wheel Carrier
2004 VoLVo L60E 3,243 Hours 2003 VoLVo L120E 14,550 Hours 2004 VoLVo L60E 2,700 Hours
$70,000 + $7,000 GST = $77,000 $132,000 + $13,200 GST = $145,200 $129,000 + $12,900 GST = $141,900
102kW 11.3T GP Bucket 164kW 18.9T GP Bucket 102kW 11.3T GP Bucket, Hyd Quick Hitch
$100,000 + $10,000 GST = $110,000 $100,000 + $10,000 GST = $110,000 $110,000 + $11,000 GST = $121,000
QLD Contact Details
Elton Arderne (Gold Coast) - 0418 722 069
Paul Langan (Sunshine Coast) - 0408 778 299
Sam Cater (Brisbane) - 0408 361 292
Tim Platt (Darling Downs) - 0418 721 363
36 Colebard St East Acacia Ridge QLD 4110 Ph: 07 3276 8644 Fax: 07 3276 8919
Mark Trotman (Qld Sales Manager) - 0427 997 331 National Toll Free: 1300 139 804 email@example.com
1997 CATErPiLLAr 120H 11,833 Hours 2006 VoLVo L150E 12,555 Hours 2001 KoMATSU PC200-7 8,566 Hours
12ft Blade, Spare Rim & Tyre, Rear Rippers Spade Nose Bucket - Painted GP Bucket, Hydraulic Quick Hitch
$95,000 + $9,500 GST = $104,500 $140,000 + $14,000 GST = $154,000 $70,000 + $7,000 GST = $77,000
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14 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 15
As a qualified diesel mechanic with over 30 years A heavy-duty under-plating on the superstructure and
experience working on and operating heavy machinery, undercarriage of the EC460CL provides protection to vital
owner of Allwest Plant Hire Ian Priday knows what to components against damage in deep material or when
look for when it comes to reliable equipment. traversing over rocky uneven ground.
Commencing operations over 12 years ago as Ultimate Allwest Plant Hire currently has seven Volvos in their fleet,
Drainage, the company diversified into new business which include three 30 tonne EC290B, a L90F Loader,
ventures and became Allwest Plant Hire in 2005, and has a 14 tonne EC140B excavator, currently being used at
since experienced significant growth. a Western Port infrastructure project, their our oldest
machine, a EC290B they bought in 2006 and the newest
The company’s head office is located on a one acre site in
edition, an EC460CL.
Armadale south of Perth Western Australia.
“The 21 tonne EC210C we have is very economical,
In July this year, Allwest Plant Hire opened their new
running up to 20 per cent cheaper than other machines
branch in Karratha which is centrally located to the
that do the same job. The tier 3 low emission six cylinder
surrounding Western Australian Pilbara region where
engine is a high performer and you don’t lose any power.”
companies such as Woodside, The North West Shelf Gas
Venture and Rio Tinto have some of the largest mining and Ian explained that, “Purchasing a new piece of machinery
gas operations in the world. is a considerable investment and you have to be sure
you’re going to get a good return from a productivity and
“Having a Karratha branch has been on the drawing board
running cost point of view. As an added security we opt
for some time and it’s finally eventuated,” says Ian. “It
for the three year extended warranty.
allows us be on hand permanently to provide a greater
capacity of service to all our customers more efficiently.” “Before deciding on a machine we inspect it and look at
how many are currently in the market. It’s a small industry,
The expansion into Karratha has grown the Allwest Plant
we travel to expos and run into other owners and machine
Hire team to 11, which includes two sales reps.
operators all over the world,” he said.
“THE CJD TEAM PROVIDE G
“Before we opened the Karratha branch we were
“We ask them about the different equipment they have
continually transporting equipment between there and
and they would soon let you know if a Volvo didn’t
Perth. This actually cost us some jobs as we didn’t have
perform, but we have received positive feedback about
equipment readily available on site, so opening the new
branch made logical business sense,” Ian said.
“CJD always do what they can to give us the best price.
Over the years machinery from Allwest Plant Hire has
And while price plays some part in the purchase decision,
played a key role in numerous government infrastructure
we also look at the after sales service and backup support
initiatives, mining operations and telecommunication
provided,” said Ian.
Ease of maintenance is important to Allwest Plant
“One of the larger projects we have been involved with was
Hire who do most of their own general servicing with
digging trenches for Telstra cable laying in remote locations.
the major servicing completed by CJD. Well-spaced
It’s dusty, heavy soil that also requires a large amount of rock
cooling layout maintains high efficiency by eliminating or
breaking, which can really test your equipment.
minimising overlap of the radiator and coolers. Long wear
“We put our Volvo machines through their paces and while components, ground level access to service points and
they may need a good hose down to remove the desert long service intervals helps minimise downtime.
dust, they come through unscathed.”
“The CJD team provide great support. There’s a lot of
Operator comfort is a high priority for Allwest Plant Hire. contact and they take initiative to get things done, they
“Our operators work in tough, hot and dry conditions, don’t wait for us to ask, which is very impressive.
especially in Karratha and spend 8-10 hours a day in the
“With the opening of our Karratha branch in July and other
cab. Volvo has concentrated on making their machines as
expansion plans, we’re looking to increase our machine
comfortable as possible. They’re like driving a car and the
holding from 20 to 50. We will definitely be looking at
reversing camera comes in very handy,” Ian said.
Volvos in the future,” Ian said.
16 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 17
THe Main THefTs are carried ouT by
people wHo know wHaT THey wanT
Estimates have put the cost of heavy construction recovered with minimal damage and close to the site,”
equipment and machinery theft from worksites at John explained.
$50 million a year.
“The main thefts are carried out by people who know what
Some say this is a conservative figure due to the way they want and what they’re doing, with many thefts having
insurance companies tend to classify construction strong links to organised crime gangs,” he said.
machinery, which is different to a car, motorcycle, boat
Over the past few years the CMEIG and CCF have been
working collaboratively in a program to have all new and
With heavy equipment registration not scrutinised to much of the existing equipment marked with a whole-
the same degree as motor vehicles, thieves don’t of-vehicle-marking (WOVM) microdot spray application,
have to go through elaborate re-birthing procedures based around DataDotDNA technology.
such as replacing VIN or Chassis numbers or provide
DataDots are a high-tech way of engraving property. Each
other vehicle identification.
DataDot can be laser-etched with a company name or
Over 14,000 construction and mining machines were ABN number.
sold in Australia last year, with a combined value of more
This technology is already being used by some of the
than a billion dollars. In 2007/08, 551 pieces of plant and
world’s largest car and machinery manufacturers and is
equipment (P & E) were reported stolen, which represents
being employed to deter would-be thieves in order to help
around four per cent of total thefts.
reduce heavy vehicle theft from worksites.
To emphasise the scale of the problem and address the
The process involves spraying thousands of microdots,
issue, the two peak bodies that represent the supplier
encrypted with the equipment’s make, model and serial
and end-user sides of the civil construction industry,
number or a unique PIN, onto numerous locations on a
the Construction and Mining Equipment Industry Group
vehicle or piece of equipment.
(CMEIG) and the Civil Contractors’ Federation (CCF) held
a summit in Sydney in October 2008. All the information is held on the DataDotDNA register
together with ownership details. This enables ease of
The summit was supported by the National Motor Vehicles
identification and assists police in tracing ownership.
Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) and DataDot
Technology Ltd. In attendance were State and Federal “This system is proving very popular with equipment
police, equipment importers and distributors, as well as owners, from single operators through to multi-national
representatives from various industry bodies and major construction and mining companies,” said John “Thieves
insurance and finance companies. are unable to ensure every microdot is removed so some
form of identification still remains on the stolen machine.”
“In the past, one of the main problems was the
classification of machinery by insurance and finance DataDots are in an aerosol container, are quick and easy
companies,” said John Reid CEO of the CMEIG. “This is to apply and difficult to detect with the naked eye One
since being addressed and more accurate and defined spray-can can mark up to 100 items and police are able to
details are being recorded.” detect and read the dots with a UV light and microscope.
Theft of heavy machinery from construction and mining Equipment owners agree the adoption of DataDotDNA by
sites has a significantly lower profile than car theft. As such a number of the industry’s importers and wholesalers in
there’s a lack of understanding of the frequency and cost, addition to more accurate registration records has been
which mainly impact small business operators who have seen as a major positive step forward to reducing theft and
only one or several machines. And the cost of replacing a keeping machinery where it belongs, on site.
stolen machine is compounded by a loss of business. CJd are using datadot with every machine delivered.
“Most people think theft is by joy-riders, but this represents
a very small proportion and the machines are often
18 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 19
THE GOOD WOOD Adam’s Sawmill
Since establishing the business over 25 years ago, The Adams Sawmill Volvo fleet includes an L90E, L90C, and which we use to load woodchip, fines and sawdust, so “The reversing camera is fantastic, it enables our drivers
Adams Sawmill have always owned and operated an L70D. The oldest machine, the L90C has 12,163 hours machine versatility is critical,” says Kerr. to see clearly while reversing, adding another element to
Volvo machinery. and still runs well. “Working in a coastal timber yard means conditions can vary everyone’s safety,” Kerr explained.
So when it came to deciding on a new L90F, reliability The latest edition to the line-up is an L90F which was dramatically and quickly. Our Volvo’s work in dusty, rough “As the drivers are always busy it’s important the
and past performance of previous Volvo loaders made the purchased at the end of June when Kerr took advantage of the and at times extremely wet conditions which these vehicles machine is user friendly, enabling them to concentrate on
decision to stick with Volvo an easy one. federal government’s investment allowance. handle very well. doing the job efficiently and effectively. The Volvo’s are
“When we first started we primarily produced pallet timber “We have purchased Volvo machines over the past 20 “Our drivers can be in the machine between six or seven first-class in this area.”
and banana box timber to support the local banana industry years and have found them to be excellent for our needs. hours a day. It can be extremely hot in summer and icy Although price is a consideration when looking at
here in Coffs Harbour,” said General Manager and business We have tried other makes but have always come back to cold in the winter months. This is when operator comfort purchasing a new machine, Kerr also considers its reliability
owner Kerr Adams. Volvo,” Kerr said. becomes vitally important, and plays an essential role in and customer service as well as the back-up and after
“We have since expanded our product range to include A main feature of the new quiet, environment-friendly engine is productivity,” he said. sales support that has been provided by CJD Equipment to
roofing battens, fencing materials, landscaping timber, posts its Automatic Power Shift (APS) transmission. This translates Volvo understands the importance of driver comfort and Adams Sawmill over the years.
and sleepers and general timber for the local market. to a smoother ride over rough surfaces and excellent safety, and developed the Volvo’s Care Cab. The more “Even though we do our own servicing it’s good to
“A large majority of our waste material such as sawdust, acceleration. spacious cabins incorporate an operator protective know CJD are there for advice if we need them. Parts
woodchip and fines is also on-sold to various industries Operating in a timber yard can sometimes limit open space, structure, climate control and reduced noise and are readily available and the engine has been designed
throughout northern New South Wales and south east which is where the L90F becomes a high performer. While it vibration. The cab is pressurised to prevent debris and so access ports are easy to get to, making machine
Queensland,” he added. has a large capacity payload it’s surprisingly manoeuvrable dust from entering. maintenance much easier.
Located in Bonville 11 kilometres south of Coffs and with the addition of Volvo’s TP-linkage and attachment In addition to operator comfort and safety, the safety of “The service we receive is fast and efficient which is
Harbour on the New South Wales Mid-North coast, bracket, the L90F becomes a very flexible machine. other workers and people in the yard is of paramount pivotal when running a busy yard. We can’t afford to
Adams Sawmill has also grown their team and now “The timber yard is a tough environment. Our machinery is importance. “We’re a busy yard, we have trucks coming have our machinery down. This is an area where CJD
employs 27 staff, five of whom have over 20 years of used to unload logs from the log truck and transport them and going as well as people walking around, both really excel,” said Kerr.
service. Their wide customer base also has expanded from the yard to the mill. We also have a bucket attachment employees and customers.
and now extends as far north as Brisbane.
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qUicK gUiDe TO The vOLvO range WheeL LOaDerS
Model op Weight
(cu.m) turn (kg)
Model Op Weight (kg) Bucket Size Dig Depth Bucket Net Engine L35B PRO TPV 6,100 1-1.4 6,250 2,715 55 30/30
(cu.m) (mm) Breakout (kgf) Power (kW) L40B 7,820 1.3-2 6,600 2,930 69 35/35
EC55B Pro 5,500 0.07-0.26 4,000 4,000 37.2 L45B 8,360 1.5-2.5 6,730 5,500 73 35/35
ECR58 5,970 0.07-0.26 3,850 3,900 37.5 L45F 8,650 1.6-2.5 6,730 5,250 73 42/42
ECR88 8,650 0.1-0.26 4,470 5,900 42 L50F 9,430 1.8-2 .5 7,036 5,750 85 42/42
EC140CLC 13,270 0.65-0.98 5,530 9,503 69 L60F 11,000-12,300 1.7-5 8,453 7,380 114 43/43
ECR145C 14,800 0.53-0.88 5,500 8,739 69 L70F 12,700-14,000 2.0-6.4 9,728 8,420 125 44.5/44.5
EC210CLC 21,900 0.83-1.43 6,730 13,899 110 L90F 15,000-17,000 2.3-7 12,083 9,568 128 46.2/46.2
EC210CLR 23,220 0.83-1.43 12,100 7,933 110 L110F 18,000-20,000 2.7-9.5 15,979 11,270 169 37/37
ECR235C 23,900 0.95-1.30 6,800 12,715 110 L120F 19,000-21,000 2.6-9.5 16,723 12,140 179 37/37
EC240CLC 25,300 0.98-1.83 6,980 16,397 125 L150F 23,000-26,000 3.1-12 18,834 15,280 209 36.1/36.1
EC240CLR 27,700 0.98-1.83 14,347 7,933 125 L180F 26,000-30,000 3.7-14 21,900 18,260 234 36.1/36.1
EC290CLC 29,200 1.05-1.95 7,320 18,457 143 L180F High Lift 36,600 3.2-3.8 - - 234 37/37
EC290CLR 32,100 1.05-1.95 14,770 8,188 143 L220F 31,000-35,000 4.5-14 22,290 22,893 259 36/36
EC330CLC 33,600 1.34-2.45 7,370 19,578 184 L350F 50,000-56,000 6.2-12.7 48,212 34,290 394 35.7/38.2
EC360CLC 38,300 1.53-2.33 7,490 21,924 184
Whether you’re in the market for a real workhorse or Volvo loaders are tough enough to run hour after hour,
EC460CLC 45,600 1.65-3.3 7,700 25,799 235 a jack-of-all-trades, there’s a Volvo F Series loader to shift after shift, day after day. You’ll also get an asset
EC700CLC 68,800 2.48-6.6 8,400 33,243 316 suit your needs to perfection. that’s cost-efficient and versatile enough to take on just
EW160C 16,350 0.840 5,590 11,777 106 about any job.
From the heavyweight Volvo L350F, L220F, L180F
and L150F, to the mid-size L110F and L120F, to the More than 90% of the excavator materials are
DIG DEEP AND GET MORE DONE the key features are: manoeuvrable and remarkably versatile L60F, L70F recyclable, helping to preserve the environment.
New C-Series excavators have everything you’d • Reliable Volvo engine with high torque at low and L90F, the F-Series offers a loader range with
expect from a Volvo. They incorporate the best revs for class leading fuel economy uncommon strength and exceptional intelligence.
ideas of our engineers – and of operators around • Volvo cab featuring world class operator safety and
the world who provided their feedback.
When we designed our crawler excavators, we
comfort, excellent visibility and ergonomic controls
• Machine layout with high quality components, designed
examined every detail of the machines to achieve to simplify service access leading to even more up-time
Model op engine Backhoe reach Backhoe Loader bucket Loader bucket
maximum comfort, reliability, productivity and safety. • More than 95% of the excavator materials are
weight power (kW) at ground level bucket capacity (cu.m) breakout force
recyclable, helping to preserve the environment
(kg) (mm) breakout force (kgf)
FOreSTrY eXcavaTOrS BL71 4WD 8,594 70 5,806 5,910 1.0 5,608
Model Op Weight (kg) Bucket Size Dig Depth Bucket Net Engine BuILT AROuND THE CuSTOMER serviceability features that will ensure a long
(cu.m) (mm) Breakout (kgf) Power (kW) and productive machine life.
Designed and built with direct input from backhoe
FC2121C 29,350 N/A N/A N/A 110 customers around the world, the Volvo backhoe Whether you’re backfilling a trench or loading a truck,
loaders are everything you’ve ever wanted in a the BL71 gets it done quickly and efficiently and
FC2421C 26,315 N/A N/A N/A 110
machine – a loader with the strength and simplicity keeps coming back for more, with faster cycle times,
FC2924C 32,174 N/A N/A N/A 125
of a Volvo wheel loader, a backhoe with the power outstanding lift capacity and easy operation that lets
FC3329C 35,385 N/A N/A N/A 143 you know it’s a Volvo.
and performance of a Volvo excavator, an operator’s
station that will envelope you in comfort and
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mOTOr graDerS cOmPacTOrS
Model op weight engine power drive Max speed Artic/rigid Blade length Model op weight (kg) engine power vibration drum(s) / rolling shell thickness
(kg) upper / lower fwd/rev (kph) (mm) (kW) Frequency (Hz) Width (mm) (mm)
G930 18,740 116/145 Tandem 4WD 49.3/37.5 A 3,658 SD45D 4,807 59.7 32 1,372 20
G940 19,820 131/160 Tandem 4WD 49.3/37.5 A 4,267 SD45F 5,147 59.7 32 1,372 20
G946 20,450 131/175 6WD 49.3/37.5 A 4,267 SD70D 7,536 70.8 30.8/33.8 1,676 22
G960 20,600 145/175 Tandem 4WD 49.3/37.5 A 4,267 SD70F 8,063 70.8 30.8/33.8 1,676 22
G970 21,600 157/186 Tandem 4WD 47.6/36.2 A 4,267 SD100D 10,837 97 31.2/33.6 2,134 25
G976 22,100 157/198 6WD 47.6/36.2 A 4,267 SD100F 11,540 97 31.2/33.6 2,134 25
G990 24,600 168/198 Tandem 4WD 48.8/37.1 A 4,876 SD160DX 16,391 129 30.8-33.8 2,134 35
SD160F 16,508 129 33.8 2,134 35
For performance you can bank on every day, And for extra pushing power and control, Volvo All SD200DX 20,763 151 20.8-30.8 1,651 40
for every job. Wheel Drive Motor Graders give you an extra 3,855kg SD200F 20,181 151 30.8 2,134 25
(8,500 lbs) of blade pull and high-speed capability. DD16 1,619 12.6 66.7 1,000 12
There’s a new benchmark for performance in
every grading industry, backed by Volvo quality. From site clearing work at the beginning of a new DD24 2,600 32 55/67 1,200 12
The G900 family of Volvo Motor Graders brings highway project to finish grading, ditching or snow DD29 2,873 32.8 66.7 1,250 12
the Volvo promise of lasting value to every removal, Volvo G900-Series Motor Graders do it all. DD31HF 3,102 32.8 70 1,250 14
application. DD38HF 3,809 32.8 70 1,375 16
With a wide range of models, we’ve got the Volvo DD70 6,803 60 55 1,448 20
Motor Grader you need to cut, contour or fine grade DD70HF 6,755 60 66.7 1,448 20
any jobsite. PT125R 4,125 - 12,424 63.4 N/A 1,727 N/A
PT240R 16,360 - 24,000 74 N/A 1,985 N/A
arTic DUmP TrUcKS With more up time, more value, more safety and, choice of 18 SD-Series models with operating weights
of course, more care built right in, our SD-Series from 2.5 to 20 tonnes.
Model Payload Articulated/ Unladen Heaped net engine drive (4x4, soil compactors are genuine Volvo Construction
With class leading compaction forces and excellent
Capacity (kg) rigid Weight (kg) Capacity Power (kW) 4x2) Equipment all the way through.
gradeability for slope compaction, the job gets done
Built to deliver maximum performance with minimum with a minimum number of passes to save you time
A25E (ATC) 24,000 A 21,560 15 223 6x6 effort even under extreme conditions, there’s a and money.
A30E (ATC) 28,000 A 23,060 17.5 251 6x6
A35E 33,500 A 28,100 20.5 309 6x6
A40E FS 39,000 A 30,600 24 346 6x6 Model Max Paving engine Power Paving speed Propulsion
Width (m) (kW) (m/min)
excellence for the longer haul perfecting the art and design of articulated haulers, PF161 5.8 80 59.8 Wheeled
aimed at delivering the fastest, safest, most profitable PF2181 6.4 118 79.2 Wheeled
Volvo articulated haulers are made to work harder,
work cycles around. PF3172 6.4 117.8 69.2 Wheeled
for longer, delivering more reliability, more safety,
lower environmental impact and higher productivity. These machines prove their excellence everywhere, ABG 2820 3 63 29 Tracked
demonstrating the truth of the Volvo mission statement: ABG 8820 13 182 20 Tracked
When your profits depend on doing a job fast while
“We use our expertise to create transport-related ABG 9820 16 273 60 Tracked
doing it well and doing it safe, and your workplace
hardware and software products of superior quality,
looks like the surface of the moon, you need an
safety and environmental care for demanding Volvo pavers are packed with high performance Capable of placing a variety of material from surface
Articulated Hauler from Volvo. The Volvo E-Series
customers in selected industries”. features and plenty of options, all to reduce course mixes, cement or lime-stabilised sub-base and
is the latest expression of more than 40 years spent
maintenance time, lower cost and boost productivity. grader aggregate materials.
24 E X T R ACT DECEMBER 2009 25
ccF cOnFerence 2009 neWS DigeST
premier training programme in the most ecologically sensitive building
US plans to take its Road Institute projects in the world,
road show to Europe. It passes through Jasper, the
Peter Fleming, a construction largest and most northerly of
Going Green industry veteran has been teaching Canada’s rocky mountain park, and
The 2009 National Civil Contractors Federation in civil construction. David Alstrom from Volvo Sweden also Volvo Construction Equipment core road building skills for over 22 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency, Perth conducted a session on ‘Total Cost of Ownership’. was awarded Latin America’s first years through the Road Institute, a it’s home to glaciers, hot springs,
Western Australia from 21- 25 October and attracted
Platinum SustentaX Seal, the formal training programme operated waterfalls, lakes and snow-topped
“As a leader in construction equipment, it’s only natural that highest accolade in the region for by Volvo Construction Equipment
CCF members and industry colleagues from across peaks, as well as all kinds of
CJD Equipment should play a key sponsorship role in the creating a sustainable exhibit stand at two U.S. training facilities. Other wildlife, Negotiations for this project
conference. CJD Equipment believes the conference and at this year’s M&T Expo in Brazil, Volvo facilities offering similar went on for over two years.
“CJD Equipment was proud to be a sponsor of the successful exhibition provide an ideal platform for suppliers and customers held every three years. training are in India and Germany.
event. It’s a great opportunity to further enhance our industry to address issues that affect the entire industry. It gives us Contractor, Chinook Cove and its
The impressive 5,000 square Instructors visit Volvo dealerships fleet of five Volvo EC210B FX
support while taking the opportunity to talk directly with a great chance to work collaboratively to ensure the future metre exhibition arena took two throughout Europe conducting
our customers in what has been a turbulent year for the success of our industry,” Alan said. machines, all with power-clams, a
months to prepare and met over short courses in road machinery EC240B FX excavator, a EC240B
construction sector.” said CJD Equipment Managing Director 100 criteria required to achieve operation and application.
Anthony Albanese, the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, FX log loader, a EC210B FX
Alan Barnett. the Platinum rating, including
Transport, Regional Development and Local Government The course covers theoretical and processor and a A30D articulated
As the civil construction industry has faced a number of delivered a pre recorded address. Federal Parliamentary energy conservation, wise water practical instruction and have been hauler performed some of the
challenges throughout 2009, from the global financial crisis Secretary for Western and Northern Australia attended the consumption and use of recycled adapted to focus on European more delicate clearance operations
and uncertainty of Government infrastructure programs, to Conference for a key note address ahead of a plenary session materials. application techniques and tailored arrived on site in late 2007.
a shrinking employment market, this year’s conference held on Infrastructure. The landscaping featured native to suit dealership requirements. They worked in the winter where
Attendees enjoyed a full calendar of social events across the five
species, the cleaning products Only dealer training will be offered daylight hours are short, the
used were sustainable and efforts on-site this year, with customer temperature is rarely above minus
The conference program incorporated plenary sessions that days including the Annual CCF Yacht Challenge followed by the
were also made in the social- training in 2010. 20°C and there has only been one
focused on a range of subjects including, retaining and training Sailors Dinner at the Royal Perth Yacht Club, a round of golf at
environmental area. The challenge The course will be conducted month of any year that did not
for a sustainable workforce, workplace safety, the future of Joondalup Resort, cabaret night and the CCF Earth Awards Gala
was to find and use recycled over one or two days and training record snowfall.
infrastructure development and how to best meet the new era Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency.
material and other products suitable may actually be undertaken while
for this purpose. Volvo Construction The Chinook Cove team are now
trainees are ‘on the job’ as has just waiting for the cold weather
Equipment also adopted an been done in Australia.
architecture that benefited from to return before moving their fleet
iqa cOnFerence 2009
natural light – and eliminated the Extreme beauty – handled with to start clearing work for the next
use of plastic cups. care leg of the Trans Mountain Pipeline
The Trans Mountain Multi-Product construction.
On the road to Europe
Petroleum Line (TMX) is one of the
The road construction industry’s
The recent 52nd Annual IQA Conference ‘Struggling Colony conference and host of the luncheon and auction,” Alan said.
to Booming Economy’ was held at the lavishly refurbished
The Trade Exhibition was held in Grand Ballroom 1 and ran in
Burswood Casino Complex, Perth Western Australia from
conjunction with the Conference to give exhibitors the chance
14 – 17 October.
to meet attendees to discuss industry concerns as well as new
The conference reflected on the many advances the quarrying developments.
industry has achieved over its history in Western Australia and
A diverse list of speakers, including David Alstrom from Volvo
Sweden who conducted a plenary session on ‘Total Cost of
A main aim of the conference was to highlight issues that are Ownership’, presented talks that addressed issues affecting the
affecting the industry both in Western Australia, where the entire industry. These included what impact globalisation and
boom is straining plant, labour and capital resources, and environmental sustainability is having on the quarry industry and
nationally, where increased regulations are placing added the development of new business models that plan for future
stress on business owners. industry changes.
“Attending the conference was an excellent opportunity to The conference culminated with the IQA awards Gala Dinner,
increase our industry support while talking directly with our which celebrate and recognise business excellence.
customers to better understand their needs, both from a
“As a leader in the supply of construction equipment, we have a
business and supplier perspective,” said Alan Barnett, CJD
special affinity with the Australian quarry industry and as such,
Equipment Managing Director.
view the IQA Conference as a must-attend event,” Alan said. For your chance to win one of 10 Volvo Jackets
“We were very proud to be part the conference. That’s why visit our website www.cjdvolvo.com.au and fill
we increased our involvement this year as a sponsor of the
in the online questionnaire
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vOLvO TOOTh SYSTem - DiScOver The DiFFerence
self-sharpening Better resistance
teeth to forces
Easier & quicker to change
two parts, Patented locking
one unit device
Advanced locking system
The bucket’s tooth system is exposed to extreme stresses when it encounters a combination of hard materials, shocks and high breakout forces. In
that environment it’s impossible to eliminate wear - but it is possible to reduce the effect it has on the tooth system. The great challenge is designing
a tooth system that is optimised for the forces and wear to which it is exposed. Such a tooth system gives optimum service life with maintained
performance. Volvo has faced that challenge and succeeded. Discover the difference.
Change your current brand of Get to the volvo tooth system (vts) and see if you qualify for this:
SPeciaL OFFer (vaild until 30th March 2010)
Purchase 2 sets of volvo teeth and locks and receive one set of adaptors FREE.
Parts are subject to availability and prices exclude GST. Conditions apply, contact your local CJD branch to see if you
qualify for this special offer.
YOUr SUPPOrT neTWOrK nAtionAL oFFiCes
CJD Equipment – National Distributor for
Volvo Construction Equipment
Phone Toll Free 1300 139 804
NSW: CJD Equipment Pty Ltd
Sydney Ph: (02) 4648 9600
Newcastle Ph: (02) 4966 2144
Albury Ph: (02) 6025 2666
VIC: CJD Equipment Pty Ltd
Melbourne Ph: (03) 9305 2566
Dandenong Ph: (03) 9767 8000
QLD: CJD Equipment Pty Ltd
Brisbane Ph: (07) 3276 8644
Mackay Ph: (07) 4952 2455
WA: CJD Equipment Pty Ltd
Perth Ph: (08) 9277 0111
Albany Ph: (08) 9841 1249
Bunbury Ph: (08) 9725 4885
Kalgoorlie Ph: (08) 9021 2311
Port Hedland Ph: (08) 9172 1077
TAS: CJD Equipment Pty Ltd
Hobart Ph: (03) 6262 6200
Launceston Ph: (03) 6343 4100
SA: Warrin Mining & Construction CJD Branches
Equipment Pty Ltd Dealers
Adelaide Ph: (08) 8262 5322
NT: Mack Volvo Resident Field Service Mechanics
Darwin Ph: (08) 8999 9200