Oily film has steamy ending
A leading manufacturer of precast concrete walls
and floors has found that getting steamed up is
not always such a bad thing.
Hanson Precast used a 240V hot water blaster
from Kennards Hire Windsor to remove an oily film
from the face of 50 brick-faced, precast panels,
destined for use in a new CBD skyscraper.
Quality Assurance manager James richardson
said the architectural precast panels, which have
a natural masonry appearance, came out of the
mould with the oily film.
“These particular panels will be painted, so it
was necessary to remove the film to avoid a
blotchy finish,” he said. “Sanding proved very time
consuming, so we tried the hot water blaster and
it was great.”
The hot water blaster, which is just as effective for
degreasing workshop floors, cleaning machinery
and removing chewing gum and food deposits in
school playgrounds, uses diesel to heat water to
140C, before it is blasted out at 1500psi pressure.
Kennards Hire has a wide range of water blasters
and attachments to meet all needs, and new
models are constantly being trialled to ensure
customers have access to the most effective
Hot water, 4000psi water blasters have been
introduced in the NSW Illawarra for heavy industry
needs, while new trailer-mounted, 4000psi cold
water blasters are now available in Queensland.
More cleaning solutions: Page 4. Quality Assurance Manager James Richardson cleans a panel at the Hanson Precast factory.
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New Locations and equipment New Level in Service
nine locations in new Zealand
Kennards Hire has “crossed the ditch” in a move mcentee Hire owner Bill mcentee said he was
instant check with smart phone
that will benefit new customers in New Zealand
as well as existing customers in Australia who
pleased to be able to sell his business to another
family-owned company that had the same core
look on site
operate in both countries. values.
or in oFFice
A network of nine Kennards’ general equipment “After 35 years in the business, I wanted to do • Download a QR code reader from the
branches has been established in Auckland something different, and I can do that knowing App Store.
through the acquisition of mcentee Hire. my customers are in good hands,” he said.
• Scan the QR code on the Ready for Hire
“I have known Andy Kennard and their senior label.
The range and depth of equipment is being
management for many years through our hire
greatly expanded, and includes twenty 1.5 • Browse the plant portal.
industry associations, and they have the same
tonne excavators, new elevating work platforms,
basic ethics of fairness and doing the right thing
utility vehicles, dozens of plate compactors, a by customers. Or:
comprehensive range of Hilti products and many
other items. Hire centres will also be upgraded. “Kennards is putting a lot of new equipment into Visit: www.kennards.com.au/plantportal
the branches, which will be a plus for customers, and key in the plant number.
about and the faces of the people who look after them
will be the same because all our people were auckland is
offered the chance to stay on.”
Lyle Kimber scans the QR code on the Ready to Hire label affixed to a 15m boom lift.
General manager of Kennards Hire New Zealand,
covered Customers can instantly inspect the service “I have to get the service record of all plant coming
history and safety records of the equipment on site,” he said during a break from operating a
• Family owned and operated since 1948. Tom Kinross, said mcentee Hire was highly northern auckland
item they hire, or consult the user guide, using new 12 tonne roller (see story Page 9). “Being able
• 138 hire centres in Australia and New respected in the industry, and had very loyal Silverdale, Auckland City, Albany
Kennards’ new online plant portal. to read the service record online, and update it
Zealand. customers. eastern auckland
Onehunga, East Tamaki The system, which can be accessed while on the job when required, will be much easier.”
• Winner of the hire industry’s Hire Company “We will be bending over backwards to maintain western auckland with a smart phone, tablet or laptop, or on an office
Lyle Kimber, of QC Communications, who was
of the Year award on several occasions. that rapport while expanding the range and Henderson PC, is a “first” for the hire industry in Australia
using a 15m (45ft) boom lift to install fibre optic
• Longer trading hours, so customers can depth of equipment and introducing our systems southern auckland It takes customer service to a new level by cable, also saw advantages. “When you can
quickly get the equipment they need, and that will deliver great customer service,” he said. Papakura, Pukekohe, Manukau enhancing safety, speeding up the job and quickly see the history of a machine, you will
return it when their job is finished. Contact details: Back Page cutting paperwork. trust it more,” he said.
“ready for Hire” labels, which have long been Alex Varady, from Fairview Carpentry, said: “I
australian network also grows
attached to equipment after service and safety think it’s a great idea. You will see the history
inspections, now include a unique plant number
of the tool, how old it is and the shape it is in.”
and a Qr code (Quick response matrix bar code).
A new Kennards Hire branch has opened at West By entering the plant number or, even simpler, The new system will also lead to even better
ryde in Sydney. Situated on Victoria road near scanning the Qr code on a smart phone, the equipment reliability by providing a greater
Alex Varady is shown how it works by
the corner of Shaftsbury road, it results from the customer can see: insight into servicing and maintenance, with a
Darren Curmi, branch manager at Kennards
acquisition of the business of Hire One. more efficient recording system and the flagging Hire Alexandria.
• The full service history.
of scheduled maintenance.
• Certificate of Test and examination (where
There are now four Kennards Hire centres either
item is required to be tested to AS 1418.2).
on or close to Victoria road – the others being • Operator’s manual.
at rydalmere, rozelle and Drummoyne. • risk assessment.
• Pre-delivery checklist.
Other new locations added to the network this
• Online operator safety checks.
year include: • user guide.
• equipment video.
FAR NTH QLD
• maintenance schedule.
Kennards Hire Pump & Power is based in • Insurance details.
Townsville but has already provided equipment
Operator daily safety checks, which traditionally
as far north as Cape York, west to mt Isa and
have been recorded manually in a log book
south to Bowen. which stays with the machine, can now be
West Ryde hire centre.
entered online while on the job, and the history
Kennards Lift & Shift covers the same territory
MELBOURNE The Victorian fleet of large elevating work can be recalled at any time in the future.
Kennards Lift & Shift and Kennards Concrete platforms is now based at the more central Customers have welcomed the new system.
PERTH Care operate side by side at Dandenong, location of 873 Princes Highway Springvale.
adjoining the general hire centre. marco Farina, site supervisor with civil
Kennards Hire Pump & Power has moved to 46 NSW engineering and building contractor, Delaney
Wellard Street, Bibra Lakes, closer to the ports of Kennards Hire Pump & Power has moved closer Kennards Hire Dubbo and Kennards Concrete Care Civil, said it was a great development for hirers
Henderson and Fremantle. to the City – 873 Princes Highway Springvale. at moorebank in Sydney opened early this year. of heavy plant. Marco Farina (inset) can quickly access the service record of a12 tonne roller hired by Delaney Civil.
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more Cleaning Options meeting Customers’ needs
Securing the site.
3000psi water blaster “to go”.
Pressure is grOwing 4350psi hot water pressure.
Two new water blaster models are making a water at up to 15 litres per minute. Powered by
splash. a 10hp diesel engine, the normal set up pressure Geoff reduces the height of the concrete by 40mm to make an 8sq m landing. Clean and hygienic.
of 3000psi can increase to 3600psi at high revs.
Trailer-mounted, 3000psi pressure cleaners,
with a 1000 litre poly water tank, have been
introduced in Queensland, while 4350psi hot
Thirty metres of hose provides the operator with
a lot of flexibility. One aCCOunt OPens all tOOlbOxes
One account made it easy for construction Kennards Hire and Kennards Concrete Care site manager Geoff Wooldridge said. “Kennards
water blasters can be hired in the NSW Illawarra The new hot water blasters are skid-mounted, company, 3 Cross Pty Ltd, to hire a range of general supplied a five head concrete scabbler with 130cfm generally have what I need, when I need it, and it’s
region. with forklift and crane lifting points, but can also and specialist hire equipment items for a school compressor, core drill, demolition saw, temporary a lot easier with just one account.”
easily be mounted on a Kennards’ trailer. building rectification project. fencing and portable toilet.
These new models, which will gradually become Customers can use their account to hire from
available in other parts of the branch network, They are designed for extra challenging Landings and graded drains were installed on The demolition saw and scabbler removed 40mm Kennards Hire centres in Australia and New
are a major extension of Kennards’ cleaning degreasing in industrial, commercial and large Hot blaster attachment. a concrete disability access ramp as part of the of concrete to make two 8sq m landings, while the Zealand, as well as Concrete Care, Lift & Shift,
equipment range, which already includes residential environments. project carried out by 3 Cross, which regularly core drill helped with drains. Traffic and Pump & Power specialist outlets.
4000psi, 2000psi and 1200psi cold water The units have a heavy-duty reel with 30m hires equipment for jobs ranging from government
blasters and 1500psi hot water blasters. Both the engine and boiler are diesel powered. double wire hose, and a 600mm diameter rotary projects, new developments and single dwellings to “The scabbler was efficient, easy to manoeuvre, got One phone call will see equipment quickly
With pressure of 4350psi, hot water is blasted cleaning attachment for large concrete and additions and renovations. up close to the edges and was kind on the body,” delivered to site, or picked up.
The heavy-duty trailer-mounted units blast out out at 18 litres per minute. paved areas.
Cleaning sOlutiOns ‘On taP’ painting with pace
Whatever the cleaning problem, Kennards will 20,000 sq m car park and driveways during the using an airless paint sprayer from Kennards
have an answer. Customers need only ask, and a refurbishment of a huge warehouse. Hire Hoxton Park, Fab Cella quickly transformed
solution will be found. a factory unit into a new, larger home for his
Kenny said the equipment made the job quicker
martial arts school, KmA Condell Park
Charlie Grech, who operates Chas-Dawn and easier, with the swirling action bringing dirt to
Handyman Service, was in this situation when he the surface, allowing it to be washed away.
“Airless sprayers are the fastest and easiest way
needed to remove dirt and grime from the floor
beneath large air conditioning system chillers in to paint large areas,’’ said Fab, who worked
a plant room. in the building industry for many years. “This
unit was the best I have used. There was little
Kennards Hire Alexandria supplied a 2000psi overspray, it was quick and clean, and I was
water blaster and extension wand, which enabled
done in no time.”
Charlie and Henry Fenech to clean under the
chillers, and also reach high walls. “It was just
what we needed,” Charlie said. The 240V machine has up to 3000psi pressure,
a maximum flow rate of four litres per minute
A rotary Kleen attached to a 4000psi water and 15 metres of hose. A wide range of other
blaster, from Kennards Hire Campbelltown, helped Fab Cella speeds through the job. painting equipment can also be hired.
Henry Fenech reaches a high spot. Kenny Savage, who operates rack 4u, clean a Paul Guerin cleans the car park. New drain takes shape.
4 A third generation family-owned company 5
meeting Customers’ Needs Charities and Keeping Cool
‘within the hOur’ is the aim
mat Bartolo, site manager for Pheonix Builders,
HElPing kidS uP lAddEr Of lifE
Kennards’ big range of ladders was the backdrop
was pleased when the Kennards’ delivery truck
when former AFL star Nigel Smart launched the
arrived so quickly with the road plates he had
Kennards for Kids campaign in South Australia
through the pages of the Adelaide Advertiser.
“It’s less than an hour since I called,” said mat,
During September and October each year, Kennards
who was managing the construction of a block
donates $1 from every hire during to children’s
of 106 apartments at marrickville. “On a job
charities. In 2013, the campaign will be extended
like this, when we need equipment, we can’t be
to New Zealand.
waiting around all day for it.”
Nigel, a key figure in the Adelaide Crows’ 1997 and
With new government first home buyer
1998 premiership wins, is CEO of Variety in South
incentives for newly constructed homes about
Australia, which, together with Variety in Victoria,
to kick in, the developer was keen to have the
will receive the locally raised funds to care for
project completed as quickly as possible.
disadvantaged and sick children
Speedy delivery, a key part of Kennards’
Other organisations which will also benefit from
commitment to exceptional customer service, is
this year’s campaign include:
assisted by an extensive network of hire centres.
• Children’s Health Foundation in Queensland,
In this case, efficient networking meant that, even
which researches child illness and injury.
though the nearest hire centre to the Phoenix Mat Bartolo with Kennards’ delivery truck driver Eli Delos-Reyes.
Builders’ job had its hands full with deliveries, a • Constable Care Child Safety Foundation in
Circumstances are unpredictable, but the clear attended to immediately afterwards. Nigel Smart is “just kidding”. Picture Jo-Anna Robinson, Adelaide Advertiser.
neighbouring branch was able to step in and have Western Australia, which teaches children life
the road plates to the site quickly. goal is to have equipment to customers “within • Exodus Foundation, in NSW and the Northern • KidsXpress, which helps children overcome
skills and citizenship through puppet theatre
the hour”. Outside of the capital cities, Kennards will still
and interactive drama. Territory, which feeds and educates the loss and other trauma.
In capital cities, Kennards’ outlets are within go to great lengths to meet customers’ needs.
most requests for “first up” deliveries in the disadvantaged.
10-15 minutes of each other, making it easy to In the Northern Territory, some deliveries require • Stepping Stone House in Sydney, which • For the first time, support is being extended
back each other up. morning can be met, with the remainder round-trips of thousands of kilometres. provides a secure and safe “home” for young • The Smith Family, through sponsorship of 20 to vulnerable wildlife through support for the
vulnerable people. disadvantaged tertiary students. Taronga Foundation’s animal conservation work.
THE CulTurE BEHind THE SErviCE air tOday…gOne tOmOrrOw
The choice of a new CeO and the celebration of
National Family Business Day provide an insight
Kennards’ chairman Peter Lancken, who himself
has a life-time of experience in the hire industry,
Kennards’ range of cooling equipment
into the culture behind Kennards’ commitment said Allen’s advancement “shows Kennards is includes large and medium size portable
to exceptional customer service. the type of company where anything is possible air conditioners, pedestal fans, evaporative
for any of our staff, who are prepared to grow coolers and misting fans.
Allen Besseling, who started at the grass roots and learn and develop themselves.”
of the hire industry 25 years ago and has electric-powered misting fans are popular
continued to have “hands-on” roles and a close Allen said customer service would be his top for outdoor or semi-enclosed dining,
relationship with customers in the years since, is priority. “One of the things I have learned over entertainment and sports venues, as well as
the company’s new CeO. the years is that we do the little things well, indoors in places like factories, warehouses
and this is a fundamental reason why many of and gymnasiums.
At the age of 22, Allen became an area manager our customers choose Kennards over other hire
and went on to manage hire operations in the companies,” he said. They convert water from an inbuilt, 36 litre
major states before coming up with the idea tank into mist, which extends about three
New CEO, Allen Besseling.
for Kennards Lift & Shift, a hugely successful Another pointer to what makes Kennards metres, with cool air projected further.
operation, which he started after scouring different to other companies in the hire industry economy in Australia and New Zealand, making
the world for specialist equipment to make occurred with the celebration of National Family
up about 70 per cent of all businesses and
customers’ jobs easy. Business Day on September 19,
employing 50 per cent of the work force,” he said. OH&S supervisor Shaun Iogha with a 5.6kW air conditioner at Infraworks Rail.
‘We do the little things There were no champagne breakfasts or lavish A mini heat wave had factories, offices, shops, infrastructure services, hired two 240V, 5.6kW
“Kennards Hire has been operating for 64 years
dinners – just a special morning tea at all hire a major bank, restaurants and community air conditioners from Kennards Hire Girraween
well, and this is a centres and support offices. and is in its third generation of family ownership.
centres scrambling for Kennards’ portable air
We aim for it to remain a family business well for its Arndell Park complex. They are the largest
fundamental reason why conditioners. portable units that operate on 240V.
Andy Kennard, who is the chairman of a peak into the future.”
many of our customers body representing hundreds of large and small Two days later, temperatures plummeted, and
Trent mcCreanor, at Infraworks rail, said the
family businesses, spoke to a gathering of Andy said research showed family businesses it was like winter again. The beauty of hired
choose Kennards over politicians about the importance of the sector were more respected for their integrity, cooling equipment is it can be sent back when hot weather hit at a time when their air
and did several media interviews. provided better customer service, had greater the need passes. conditioning system was being repaired. “The
other hire companies’ hired units filled a short-term need, and were
consideration for their employees and were not
Misting fan at an outdoor restaurant.
- Allen Besseling “Family businesses are the backbone of the driven by short term results. Infraworks rail, a major provider of civil and very effective,” he said.
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maintaining “Lawn and Order” Compaction Fleet expands
‘moon buggies’ For all siZe jobs
Garden beds project. Preparing for turfing. Towable, 225mm (9in) chipper.
‘saves a lOt Of gut busting’
Andrew Piper needed only a few words to
explain the benefits of hiring a self-propelled,
turf cutter from Kennards Hire St marys
“It saves a lot of gut busting,” he said. “It basically
drives itself, cutting beneath the roots of the old
grass but leaving all the top soil in position. You Multiple rollers used by Geschke. Larry McKinney on the Forsite Constructions site.
then either roll up, or rake up, the old grass. Pipe laying for melbourne’s new wholesale fruit, its work will be completed early next year. We meet the target of 98 per cent compaction.”
Andrew and his team replaced a large area of vegetable and flower market is a much bigger
project than compacting the grounds of a child Geschke site supervisor roger Davies said the In Sydney, Forsite Constructions hired a remote
old, weed infested grass with new turf and a sub remote-controlled rollers from Kennards Hire were controlled compactor from Kennards Hire Brookvale
level drip irrigation system. care centre, but both benefited from the hire of
remote controlled compactors. “a real bonus”. “Those moon buggies, as our guys while renovating and extending a building for a
His family-owned business, Stakat Building, call them, are the right equipment for this job new child care centre at Narrabeen.
Well-known plumbing contractor, Geschke, which because of the safety they provide and the type of
normally hires other types of equipment for its Glen rahme, who operates the award-winning
was founded in 1951 and remains family-owned, fill we are using,” he said.
commercial building maintenance work, but building company, said they had an area of about
is sub-contacting to Bovis Lend Lease on the new
finds hiring can also help with unusual jobs. “Some of the trenches are 5-6 metres deep, and 180sq m to compact after it was raised with fill by
markets, one of Victoria’s largest infrastructure
Painting contractor robert Stewart was also projects. it is invaluable being able to drive the roller down about 700mm.
working outside his normal zone when he and into them and control it from the top.
Plumbing works include a siphonic downpipe “my plumber, Todd melrose, of Todstra Plumbing,
fellow members of North Balwyn rotary Club “The other factor is that 90 per cent of our pipe suggested one of these machines would be the
system providing the recycling of 1.5 million litres
were provided with a mini loader by Kennards of water to be used as toilet flushing, wash down work is through rock. and we are using 40mm best option because we had to move around
Hire richmond to install elevated kitchen garden Andrew Piper had the choice of rolling up or raking the old grass.
and irrigation. At the peak, Geschke had 30 people Scalps to fill trenches. It is more impervious to structures and right up to retaining walls, and it
beds for Camcare, a community organisation move about 45 cubic metres of soil,” robert said. Kennards also has rotary hoes, garden tillers, and six excavators working on the epping site, and water, and prevents it tracking along the pipe work. certainly did the job for us,” Glen said.
that supports people dealing with adversity. “I loved the machine. It’s a vast improvement over chippers (100mm to 305mm), stump grinders,
“We used the posthole digger attachment to earlier models – very easy to manoeuvre, a light pole pruners, hedge trimmers, glass slashers,
install 600mm high uprights and the bucket to footprint and the attachments interchange easily.” scrub cutters, mowers, rollers and edgers.
COre values Kennards continues to develop its fleet of
ride-on rollers, with a growing number of
Despite the huge technological advances of this
age, nothing has yet been developed that beats larger units becoming available.
the petrol-powered lawn corer for promoting ranging from 1.5 tonne up to 25 tonne, there
healthier lawn. are a variety of models with their own specific
attractions to suit different jobs.
Kennards pioneered these machines in the Civil engineering and building contractor,
1970s, and, while models have been updated, Delaney Civil, used a new, 12 tonne roller
this method of breaking up compacted roots to from Kennards Hire Girraween to proof roll
let in air, water and fertiliser is still highly valued a 2500sq m car park for a national freight
by lawn and garden professionals. terminal in Sydney. Marco Farina, of Delaney Civil, prepares a new car park.
“It was quiet and smooth, but probably
Hollow tines punch through the lawn, removing supervisor marco Farina said. having the impact of a seven tonne roller.
the best feature was the way the seat
plugs of soil, which are deposited on the top swivelled and inclined, which was great for The Kennards’ compaction equipment range also Pedestrian rollers, reversible plate compactors
and raked over after watering and fertilising. backward passes, providing excellent vision includes remote-controlled padfoot trench rollers (large and medium sizes), and rammers are
on both sides without jarring your body,” site and remote-controlled compactors, the latter also available.
Doug Warwick uses a corer at the University of Sydney. Lawn dethatchers are also available.
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SpecialiSt equipment SpecialiSt equipment
TRAFFIC PUMP & POWER
shutdown specialists 1.5mw baCKuP fOr newman
Kennards’ specialist businesses displayed their With only a narrow time window available
A new electrical installation in the mining town
of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western
shutdown credentials by contributing to a for the shutdown, equipment reliability was Australia was supported by 1.5 megawatts of
meticulously planned and executed operation in extremely important. The entire operation temporary power.
which a major wastewater treatment plant was went off without a hitch.
Kennards Hire Pump & Power, in Perth, supplied
totally shut down for maintenance. a combination of one 500kVA and four 250kVA
At another sewage treatment plant, thirteen
150mm (6in) pumps were provided for a generators, the latter being synchronised to
The project was carried out between 10pm and
bypass of up to 70 million litres a day during make two 500kVA generators.
5am on two nights.
a two weeks partial shutdown.
Cable Layers Australia was carrying out a new
Kennards Hire Traffic provided four light towers, underground installation in Newman, which
while Kennards Pump & Power supplied two was originally a closed mining town built by
150mm (6in), trailer-mounted, vacuum primed BHP Biliton, but is now a central hub for diverse
pumps and a 20kVA generator and power mining operations.
board. Kennards Hire contributed a jackhammer
and extraction fans. “We had to drop the overhead power while
we laid the new cable,” said Jason Knight,
The project management team were particularly managing director of Cable Layers Australia.
pleased that all the hire equipment was “BHP Biliton stipulated we needed generators if
co-ordinated by one Kennards’ business manager, outages were longer than four hours. We were
which had made arrangements very smooth. very happy with the quality of the Kennards’
generators and service.” 500kVA unit is unloaded in Newman.
Weeks of planning took place beforehand, and These 150mm pumps were among 13 units
all the equipment was tested on the day before Kennards Hire Pump & Power supplies generators
provided for another sewage treatment plant
each event. shutdown, in which more than 800 litres a to the most remote parts of Australia. The range
Light towers illuminate the plant. second was moved at the peak. has recently been expanded to include 1250kVA
units. With the first 100 luxury homes in the
mcvisible sPeedy site suPPOrt
roche Group’s new $1 billion Calypso Bay
$33mil beaCh PrOjeCt
development on the Gold Coast already
built, it was important that a pump used for
A variable message sign (VmS) from work on the lake system operate very quietly.
Kennards Hire Traffic helped a new, 24-hour
mcDonald’s restaurant to “open with a Kennards Hire Pump & Power provided a
bang,” franchisee Frank meduri said. silenced 150mm (6in) unit, which can move
up to 174 litres per second.
“I thought the impact was tremendous,”
said mr meduri, who operates the store in A hose float kept the strainer off the
Castlereagh road, Penrith, with his son Dominic. bottom.
“The colour pixels at night were brilliant”. “It was excellent,” said rob Newman, who
worked for a major construction company
Kennards Hire Traffic’s new generation of
for 20 years before becoming site manager
colour VmS units have improved controls
and more intense LeDs, while also meeting for the master planned estate of 1500
all traffic authority requirements. homes, marina, shopping and entertainment
village and golf course.
Barriers are picked up from a building site at Manly. The pump at work at Cardwell, with Hinchinbrook Island in the background.
A specially designed and built trailer with a 6m in one load, meaning most work sites can be A 150mm (6in) trailer-mounted pump from the hit by Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
tray is helping Kennards Hire Traffic to deliver road serviced fully in one trip. new Kennards Hire Pump & Power hire centre in
barriers to sites in Sydney quickly and efficiently. Far North Queensland is assisting with a $32.47 The pump, which can pump up to 132 litres
Kennards Hire Traffic barriers are rated for speed per second and is extremely to move around,
The trailer is fitted with a Hiab crane that can zones up to 50km/h. Constructed of highly- million project to rebuild the cylone-damaged
Cardwell foreshore. removes any seawater entering the work site
lift 250kg at 5m, which makes loading and durable polyethylene, they are filled on site with
at high tide.
unloading easy and is also much better from an water to absorb collision energy. See Civil, a family-run company with 20
OH & S perspective. years experience in the construction industry, The project, which is funded jointly by the Federal
Barriers are easily joined by a steel pin and a steel
It is towed by a ute, giving it an advantage cable. The steel cable, placed along a recess in the including the delivery of disaster recovery works, Government and the Queensland Government,
over a truck in heavy traffic. The trailer and ute, top, connects the system and resists the tensile was awarded the tender for the reconstruction is part of a $12 billion program overseen by the All quiet at Calypso Bay.
24-hour Penrith store.
combined, can carry more than 40m of barriers forces generated during high severity impacts. work on the coastline south of Tully, which was Queensland reconstruction Authority.
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SpecialiSt equipment SpecialiSt equipment
CONCRETE CARE CONCRETE CARE
reCyCle building waste On site
Building waste can be broken up on site and
just the shOt fOr large areas
A new ride-on shot blaster reduces operator The blast width can be adapted to remove line
re-used as aggregate with a new, mini crusher fatigue and increases productivity in large areas markings. Airborne dust and contaminants are collected
introduced by Kennards Concrete Care.
such as car parks, warehouses, industrial plants and contained through a 2600 cfm on-board vacuum
and airport runways. system, with two dust bags easy to replace when full.
Concrete, stone, bricks, blocks and other materials
can be recycled by the track-mounted machine,
Kennards Concrete Care has introduced the unit, A rear access panel facilitates the changing of vacuum
which is small enough to fit through doorways
and down tight passageways. which strips, cleans and profiles simultaneously filters, while the vacuum’s reverse-pulse cartridge
while covering up to 325 square metres per hour. cleaning feature helps prolong filter life. The machine
recycled concrete is commonly used behind is powered by a 49hp diesel engine.
With a 40cm (16in) blast width, it will remove
retaining walls because of its drainage capabilities,
and also as a sediment control when entering and paint, rust and mill scale from steel; paint and A range of self-propelled and push-model shot
leaving building sites. markings from asphalt; and prepare concrete for blasters, from 8in (200mm) to 12in (300mm) can also
re-coating or application of overlays. be be hired from Kennards Concrete Care. Comfortable, with high productivity.
On-site recycling reduces the cost of skip hire,
landfill charges, haulage and manpower, saves
on space and avoids the need to purchase new
aggregates. recycling, rather than dumping is
also better for the environment. butter’
The hydraulically-powered, adjustable jaws allows A change in plans meant some serious
the operator to choose the size of the product, concrete cutting was needed at a new car
Adjustable jaws allow the operator to choose the size of the product.
ranging from 10mm to 70mm. The jaw aperture wash-café development on a landmark site.
is 400mm x 170mm. including the jaw setting, input material and mini crushers have proved very successful overseas,
loading method, but the manufacturer says more and this model is one of the smallest, lightest and Automotive customising and smash repair
business, Queen St Customs, developed
Output varies according to several factors, than six tonne an hour has been achieved. most mobile that has been developed.
the facility next to its existing operation in
revesby in Sydney.
great equiPment and tOP serviCe After the slab was laid, owner mohamed
Ibrahim decided the café should specialise in
eat-in and take-away chicken meals, requiring
substantial plumbing and electrical changes.
Dust is kept under control at Market City.
Bilal Sabbagh, who operates Aussie Flow
dust gets sucked up
Plumbing Services, hired a 30 inch diesel
road saw from nearby Kennards Concrete
Care moorebank to cut out sections of
mobile air cleaners from Kennards Concrete very successful during isolated night works, concrete, many up to 10m long.
Care kept dust to a minimum during night time where they had played an instrumental role in “We had a fair bit of cutting to do, and I
building works at two major shopping centres. minimising dust and maintaining a safe work thought it would be slow work, but it was
environment. like cutting butter,” Bilal said.
The 2000cfm units create an airstream that draws
the dust into a HePA (High efficiency Particulate The saw has a maximum cutting depth of
Kan Lee Group hired one of the air cleaners
Air) filter, where 99.7 per cent is removed 305mm. Kennards Concrete Care’s range of
while retiling floor areas in market City, a modern road saws includes a 36in diesel model, a 415V,
before the air is released back into the work shopping centre with an Asian market feel, 28in self-propelled unit and a petrol-powered
environment. 240V powered, and with wheels, located in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown. Dust 20in saw. Also available are 14in walk-behind
they are easily moved as work progresses. saws, with 240V and petrol models.
Elie Elias powers through the job at the Miller Shopping Centre. Nabil Saade removes tiles during a shop
from electric hammers was quickly sucked in.
refurbishment. Commercial building contractor Built environs hired
A new model, ride-on floor scraper, together with scraper was already booked for another job earlier The new units are faster and heavier than As well as being suitable for demolition and
two units from Kennards Concrete Care on a long
some great customer service, enabled demolition that day, Kennards Concrete Care moorebank previous models. construction, these units are particularly good for
term basis while carrying out a major redevelopment
contractor elie elias to meet a tight schedule in “went the extra mile” and, after the machine was bathroom and kitchen renovations. A powerful
at Centro Arndale in Adelaide’s north.
replacing 2000 sq m of tiles in a shopping mall. serviced, delivered it to elie at 8.30pm. They have a speed of up to 67 metres per 2hp motor generates an exceptional, consistent
minute, compared with 36.5 metres per minute The project includes major refurbishments and flow rate, which can be run at either 2000cfm
“We began using three electric hammers,” said Nabil Saade, who used it earlier that day,
for the previous model, and weigh 1164kg, expansions of the Woolworths supermarket and or 1000cfm. New filters are standard, relatively
elie, who operates Nonabel Civil. “It was taking reckons it’s a brilliant piece of equipment.
compared with 935kg previously. Big W store, the addition of 15 specialty retailers inexpensive and can be replaced without the
forever, so we hired this machine and it was
“It’s heaven compared with others I have used,” in new mall areas and upgrades to existing need for tools.
much faster and easier.”
said Nabil, a demolition contractor and shopfitter Being battery-powered, they are quiet and fume- malls and entrances.
free, and will work for 8-10 hours without the If more than one is used, they can be stacked on Michael O’Keefe, of Aussie Flow Plumbing
The removal of the tiles at miller Shopping Centre for the Kendosa Group. “It’s faster, more efficient
had to be done at night, and because the floor and has good safety features.” battery needing to be recharged. Built environs said the air filters had proven top of each other.
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SpecialiSt equipment SpecialiSt equipment
LIFT & SHIFT LIFT & SHIFT
suPerlift’s air COn advantage safe, effiCient lift at air base
Specialist lifting equipment from the new
Kennards Lift & Shift hire centre in Townsville
provided a safe, efficient method for replacing a
twin disc, 655kg transmission in an aviation fire
truck at the rAAF base.
A five tonne capacity mobile aluminium gantry
crane with an electric chain block was erected
above the vehicle and, after the drive shafts
were removed, the transmission was lowered
onto one tonne skates positioned below.
The truck was then jacked up, allowing the
transmission to be wheeled away. The reverse
process was used to install a new transmission.
Brendon Bullick, an emergency vehicle technician
with ArFF (Aviation rescue and Fire Fighting) The gantry is positioned over the fire truck at the RAAF base.
Services, Airservices Australia, said the gantry
was “a brilliant piece of equipment, ideal for
this one off job.”
The Southern Climate Control crew prepare one of the units. The superlift has a higher WLL than the more
common SLC models.
“For this particular job of lowering the
An historic building, in which Advance Australia The building also hosted lectures by American extra 64cm length. transmission down under the vehicle it gave us
Fair was first sung, was air conditioned with author mark Twain and was a venue for the perfect control and flexibility to manipulate the
the help of a superlift with fork extensions from emerging labour movement. Kennards Lift & Shift has the SLA range of
superlifts. These machines are built with a higher transmission into the correct position,” he said.
Kennards Lift & Shift. “I like the modern lightweight concept of this
resource Projects is restoring its architectural WLL than the more common SLC models. The “A”
beauty while transforming it into a new role for is short for “Advantage”, distinguishing them from gantry. It is easy to use and doesn’t move when
Southern Cross Climate Control lifted three ducted
The Hellenic Club. the SLC range, where “C” stands for “Contractor.” fixed in position.”
fan coil and condensing units into position at the
Australian Workers union building. Electric chain block attached to the gantry. The transmission is lowered on to skates.
rod Dormer, installations manager for Southern Customers can choose from the SLA10, SLA20, Brendon said the electric chain block was also
Cross Climate Control, said the size and weight SLA25 and counter weight SLK20 models. Full a better option than the manual type because it Kennards Lift & Shift has a wide range of and beam spans up to eight metres. There
The four storey building, in Castlereagh Street, details, including a load centre chart, are in
Sydney, opened in 1877, and the following year, of the air conditioning units required the use of the Kennards Lift & Shift catalogue and at: could be operated from under the truck, without gantry cranes available for hire, including rolling are also many chain block and winch options.
Advance Australia Fair was sung during a concert. a superlift and extension forks, which gave it an www.liftandshift.com.au chain “getting in the way”. gantries with a capacity of up to five tonne Visit: www.liftandshift.com.au
back-up ‘makes it easier’
great rOOm serviCe at City hOtel
A gas hoist suited the confined work area when “The hoist is small and compact, and ideal for
A 635kg glass lifter from Kennards Lift & Shift
helped provide an attractive, new entrance to
the Telstra building in the Adelaide CBD.
a water cooled ceiling package was removed, the tight space in which we were working,”
serviced and reinstalled in a city hotel apartment said service supervisor Gary Smith. “It folds Construction Glazing installed 30 panels, each
by the air conditioning division of Quantum up for transportation and even fits in your car. 5m long by 220cm wide, and weighing 480kg.
Technical Services. Kennards Lift & Shift have pretty much what All but two door panels were fitted using the
we need to cover unusual scenarios. roof safety glass lifter.
harnesses are another item we hire.”
“We have our own sucker unit – in fact, it is
Gas hoists, which run off compressed air or CO2, exactly the same make and model,” said project
are available in two sizes – 3.8m, with 136kg manager Darren Bonham. “As we had two jobs
capacity; and 5.6m, with 116kg capacity. coincide, we called on Kennards.
Daniel Hunter Air Conditioning hired a manual Daniel Hunter uses a T-bar lift.
“This happens regularly, and they also back us
T-bar lift to help with duct work modifications in Other equipment which can be hired for up when we send our equipment to melbourne
an office warehouse complex. air conditioning work includes lightweight for testing. until Kennards moved into this field,
“I like working by myself, mainly commissioning GL and counter-weighted material hoists, we didn’t have that support, so it certainly made A panel is lifted by Construction Glazing.
new installations, servicing and small gantries, roustabouts, winches and, for our jobs a lot easier.”
installations,” Daniel said. “When something like movement at ground level, toe jacks, trolley 635kg. Also available are ride-on, self-propelled
Quantum crew Robert Hart and James Pride
skates and pallet trucks. Kennards Lift & Shift has a range of 12V machines, with 500kg and 350kg capacity,
had to work in a very confined area. The ceiling package is put back up. this comes up, it’s easy to hire from Kennards.”
glass lifters, varying in capacity from 320kg to which can be driven through doorways.
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fOOTy And OPErA… POwErful BOnd
The celebration of a football
premiership and an outdoor
opera concert might seem to have
nothing in common, but hired
20kVA generators helped both to
Kennards Hire richmond supplied
a generator for a “welcome home”
event for the melbourne Storm
after their 2012 NrL premiership
win. more than 3000 fans gave Power behind Storm. Rock star welcome. Bound for Magnetic Island.
the team a rock star reception at
mounted generator and scaffolding upcoming performances will be held “They are terrific, particularly for
tower from Kennards Hire Townsville. at Swanbank power Station, Jenolan an opera concert which has very
It was a more refined atmosphere Caves and Stradbroke Island. quiet moments, where all you hear
when The underground Opera The company strives to make opera
Bruce edwards, who operates the is the voice of a single singer,” he
Company staged a night-time
and classical music accessible to all, company, said trailer-mounted 20kVA said. “To be able to put power into
concert by the water and surrounded
by huge boulders on magnetic choosing unique and diverse spaces, generators were ideal because of an area where there is absolutely
Island, with the help of a trailer- including mines, caves and tunnels. their mobility and quietness. nothing is fantastic.”
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