Test Drives

  • Takeuchi

    Takeuchi TL12V2 Compact Track Loader

    It’s hard to know exactly where to start with Takeuchi’s first vertical lift compact track loader. On first glance there seems to be a very interesting mix that has come into...

  • LiuGong

    LiuGong 375B Skid Steer Loader

    LiuGong has had an impressive run over the last 60 years evolving into one of China’s leading construction equipment manufacturers. From building the country’s first modern wheel loader, LiuGong today is...

  • Kobelco

    KOBELCO SK135SR-5

    The engineers at Kobelco must have had a clear vision in mind when pencil first hit paper, conjuring up the specs and features for the new SK135SR-5. A machine like this...

  • CAT

    CAT® 259D Compact Track Loader

    You only have to look back to one of the undisputed middleweight boxing champions of all time “Marvelous Marvin Hagler” who for his size of 5’9 had a mindboggling 75” reach,...

  • Volvo

    Volvo A60H Articulated Hauler

    We had been hearing whispers around the place for a while now, and the time had finally arrived to put the rumour mill to rest and lay the cold hard facts...

  • Bobcat E50

    BOBCAT® E50, One Tough Animal

    The new Bobcat E50 has been born off the back of the specific requests and needs by operators to produce a new more powerful and precise beast. Bobcat Company has decided...

  • Volvo

    VOLVO ECR305C & ECR50D

    When power, performance and accessibility come hand in hand. Words // Ian Edwards The machinery and products have certainly changed a lot over the years at Volvo. In fact, the very...

  • Kobelco

    Kobelco SK300LC-10

    Bridging the gap between the SK260 and SK330, Kobelco’s newest Generation 10 excavator is a powerful, fuel-efficient, easy-to-transport machine that can handle everything from civil works and vegetation management to bulk...

  • Bobcat

    BOBCAT T595 Track Loader

    The T595 is set to further strengthen the Bobcat® brand’s dominance in the compact construction equipment space. In the animal kingdom, the bobcat is known for its speed, agility and aggression,...

  • Doosan

    Doosan Dx380LC-3 Excavator

    Doosan’s story in Australia is about timing, and productivity. Little wonder Daniel Blanch from Advanced Civil Solutions has decided to expand his fleet with Doosan. The evolution of construction equipment over...

  • Bobcat

    BOBCAT® 418 Excavator

    The evolution of earthmoving equipment has seen technological advancements and safety initiatives that the majority of us couldn’t have fathomed a decade ago. As mining equipment got bigger and construction equipment...

  • LiuGong

    LiuGong 856H Wheel Loader

    Words // Ian Edwards Images // Jamie Gray Comfortable and offering great visibility in a rock solid machine, LiuGong’s 856H is ready for work. Stability is a big concern with loaders....

  • Bobcat

    BOBCAT® E17 and E20 Excavators

    Images www.shed11.com.au   BOBCAT® E17 EXCAVATOR The Bobcat® brand has long been synonymous with the skid steer loader market, which is unsurprising when you consider that Bobcat Company invented the skid...

  • New Holland

    NEW HOLLAND E18B

    Here’s a small excavator with a very big heart and a work capacity to match. Words // Sean Richardson Images // www.Sassy-Jane.Com.Au New Holland’s E18B is a conventional tail swing excavator...

  • CAT

    CAT® F Series Excavators

    CATERPILLAR has set the benchmark high with its new f series excavators. Earthmoving equipment magazine put the 323F and 336F XE through their paces and came away very impressed. The technology...

  • BOBCAT® T590 COMPACT TRACK LOADER

    Independently Test Driven by Earthmoving Equipment Magazine In life, there are no short cuts. In order to master a skill, you’ve got to do the work. The more you practice something...

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