Gallery: The earthmoving side of Henty

By: Brad Lockyer, Photography by: Brad Lockyer

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Check out some of the highlights from the 2017 Henty Machinery Field Days

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The mighty Henty Machinery Field Days returned this week for another year, transforming the normally sleepy town of Henty, NSW, into a machinery mecca. Brad Lockyer checks out some of the highlights

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JCB 260T compact track loader

JCB had an impressive presence at Henty, with a wide range of machines including telehandlers, mini excavators and generators. But it was the 260T compact track loader, on display with a Auger Torque  MT900 trencher attachment, which caught our eye.

Powered by a 55kW JCB EcoMax diesel, the 206T is a vertical-lift tracked loader that JCB says has a 33 percent larger operators’ cab than other models in its size range. The loader weighs in at just under 5 tonnes and has a lift capacity of 1,179kg.

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Bobcat MT85 mini track loader

Among the machines at the Bobcat display was the MT85 stand-on mini track loader. Designed for construction and landscaping jobs, the MT85 has been engineered to fit on cramped urban sites and can fit through gates and even internal doorways with ease.

The MT85 has a liquid-cooled 18.5kW engine configured to Tier 4 emissions standards. The loader’s ride-on platform keeps the operator above surface conditions and the unit has ergonomically designed ISO joystick controls.

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Kobelco SK17SR mini excavator

A lot of brands brought their mini excavator models to Henty and this Kobelco SK17SR set up on its chrome trailer was certainly a looker. More than just a pretty face, the Kobelco SK17SR packs power into a compact machine.

The SK17SR has a digging force of 15.2kN at the bucket and an arm crowding force of 8.5kN thanks to two variable displacement pumps working at 17.6 L/min. The SK17SR has a 10.1kW Yanmar diesel under the hood.

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New Holland C232 compact track loader

It turns out the big ag companies at Henty Machinery Field Days were no strangers to construction equipment. This very nice looking C232 compact track loader was right up front in New Holland’s display.

The C232 has a dozer-style undercarriage, which New Holland says gives the loader greater stability and grip when operating in muddy or sandy environments. The compact track loader also features New Holland’s patented ‘Super Boom’ vertical reach system that provides the C232 with maximum reach at the top of the lift curve.

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Class 7055 Scorpion telehandler

Another leading name in farm equipment, Claas had the impressive 7055 Scorpion telehandler on show at Henty. The green demon is fully customisable with a range of attachments available including loose material bucket, crane booms, toothed/toothless buckets and grabs.

With a lift capacity of 5.5 tonnes, the 7055 Scorpion is no lightweight. It features a spacious, modern cab design with key operating parameters visible at a glance from the colour-coded gauges on the A pillar.

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Vermeer BC900XL wood chipper

Wood chippers are always popular in Australia, with our annual bushfire season necessitating fuel clearance across the country. Vermeer says the BC900XL chipper on display at Henty pulls in and processes even the most difficult material.

The chipper weighs in at around 1351kg and is powered by a 26.1kW petrol-driven Briggs & Stratton. Vermeer says the BC900XL’s SmartFeed system protects the engine by monitoring operational speed and stops or reverses the rollers if needed.

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Doosan DX140LC excavator

Last, but certainly not least, was the largest excavator we could find at Henty – the 14.5-tonne Doosan DX140LC. The big orange digger is packing a 6-cylinder 138kW Doosan DL06K engine under the hood with two 219L/min hydraulic pumps delivering 265.7kN of digging force.

The DX140LC uses Doosan’s automated ‘electronic power optimising’ system to monitor machine operation and deliver hydraulic flow as needed, which in turn lowers fuel costs.

The DX140LC also features ergonomically grouped joystick controls and switches in the cab for precise operation. The positioning of the controls has been engineered to reduce operator fatigue.

 

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