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2nd June 2019

What is the right backhoe for your job?

What is the right backhoe for your job? There are a few factors you need to consider before choosing which backhoe loader you need for your job. Backhoe loaders are great multi-function machines that are both cost and time efficient. The only major differences in backhoe models, aside from size, is their driving capacity, whether they are 4x4 driven, 2x4 driven or tracked.Backhoe loaders are perfect for light to medium workloads on jobs such as small demolition, digging holes, paving roads, breaking asphalt, laying pipes, setting up drainage systems and transporting heavy items. Backhoes are most effective when there is a range of work needing to be completed that could be done by multiple machines, but their individual hire rates are not cost effective.Backhoes are broken up into three parts, the boom, bucket and house, which make it easy for them to complete a range of jobs. Backhoes are designed to move over rough terrain with ease and not only dig up materials but also pick up and transport materials. There are many benefits to hiring a backhoe for your project, the main being the cost efficiency.

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23rd December 2014

ACT Light Rail Project Quick Links and Resources

Image source: Canberraairport.com.au In Canberra, ACT, a light rail network has been planned to link the City Centre and the expanding area of Gungahlin. The ACT Light Rail Project is estimated to cost around $700 million, and should be completed by 2019. Stage one of the project, Capital Metro, is the first stage of what will be a city-wide upgrade to public transport infrastructure which is sorely needed in Canberra now and in the future. With a high amount of Government spending on road infrastructure in the last decade, Canberra has one of the highest rates of car-dependence in Australia, and the known challenges of urban sprawl are being addressed in this public transport initiative, in an effort to maximise city living and allow transport options to be available to all residents of the city.

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9th February 2016

Canberra Metro wins contract to build Canberra Light Rail.

Canberra Metro Consortium was one of two shortlisted contenders for the Canberra Light Rail project. Up against the ACTivate Group, Canberra Metro was able to successfully secure the $698 million contract for the Gungahlin-city rail line. Canberra Metro Consortium is comprised of Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, Deutsche Bahn International and CAF. Pacific Partnerships and CPB Contractors are both CIMIC companies.

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