Gallery: Elmore Field Days 2017

By: Dave Bullard

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  • Earthmovers & Excavators

There’s always a lot of machinery on display at the Elmore Field Days about 50km northeast of Bendigo. Dave Bullard headed up this week to check out the earthmoving side of things

Isuzu -NLR-45-150-tipper -truck

Isuzu NLR 45-150 tipper truck

One of the first bits of gear to catch our eye at the show was this Isuzu NLR 45-150 Tri-Tipper, a 4.5-tonne GVM truck that you can tip to the left, right or rear using a selector in the cab.

It features a range of safety features including anti-lock braking, an anti-skid regulator and a stability control system.

The lads at Poyser Trucks Bendigo say this model is proving extremely popular with councils and landscapers.

Kubota -R065-wheel -loader

Kubota R065 wheel loader

A long dumping reach and high ground clearance made the Kubota R065 wheel loader stand out on the Bertolis Agricultural & Industrial stand.

This German-made 4.4-tonne articulated loader has an air-conditioned high-visibility cab for dealing with Australian heat and is being bought mainly by operators fitting pallet forks or moving sand, gravel and mulch.

Kubota has kept the overall height below 2500mm, which means the R065 will slip easily under most road bridges when being transported.

Wacker -Neuson -EW65-wheeled -excavator

Wacker Neuson EW65 wheeled excavator

The EW65 from Wacker Neuson is a street-legal wheeled excavator that can make 20km/h down the straight.

It has an operating weight of 6.8 to 8 tonnes, a max dig depth of 3.9m and a dump height of 5.2m. There are five auxiliary control circuits and a load-sensing hydraulic system (LUDV) that ensures consistent flow regardless of RPM or load changes.

On these models the boom is to the right of the cab for a better view of the attachment — in this case a Digga Slasha.

JCB-457-wheel -loader

JCB 457 wheel loader

Being a field days, most of the earthmoving gear was on the smaller side, so this 19.8-tonne JCB 457 wheel loader really stood out.

We liked its large automatic-opening single-piece bonnet and the fact that there’s easy access to all the key bits for maintenance – something we’re seeing a fair bit of these days.

This well-built beast has a choice of loader arm: Z-bar linkage (ZX) for high breakout applications or high torque (HT) for parallel lifting and multi attachment work.

Everun -ER28-wheel -loader

Everun ER28 wheel loader

OEM provider Everun Australia was showing off its 5.5-tonne ER20 and 7-tonne ER28 wheel loaders at Elmore. The ER28 pictured has a 2.8-tonne load capacity with a standard bucket capacity of 1.6 cubic metres.

It’s powered by a Weichai Deutz WP6G160E20 turbo-diesel donk that pumps out 92.5kW (124hp) and is connected to a PowerShift transmission.

It comes with an aircon cab, hydraulic quick-hitch, 4-in-1 bucket, reverse camera, pallet forks, reverse camera and spare wheel.

Kanga -DT835-mini -loader

Kanga DT835 mini loader

Talk about a big mini-loader! The Kanga DT835 8-Series is a stand-behind tracked model that is driven by a 35hp diesel and can lift 360kg to a height of 2.5m.

This 1.1-tonne model is the largest and most powerful in the Kanga lineup, so it’s best suited to tough site conditions.

Sales consultant Robert Sacco showed us how the model on show was fitted with a Predator Particulate Catalyst filter, which he said was designed to reduce particulate matter emissions by up to 80 percent. Good call.

Bobcat -E35-R-Series -mini -excavator

Bobcat E35 R-Series mini excavator

Bobcat of Bendigo’s Jason Delacca was excited to show us around the new R-Series E35 mini excavator — one of the first in Australia – at the Elmore Field Days.

Among the features of the 3.6-tonne zero-tail-swing digger are a new cab design, easier access, better tie-down points and a nicer fit and finish than before. The cab is great, with more space, more glass and a comfy seat.

The excavator we saw had already been sold, hence the all-round dark window tinting. We like it!


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