Tag : Fletcher Construction


The Euclid C-6/Terex 82-30 revisited

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This month we will have a re-look at a very iconic bulldozer, the Euclid C-6/82-30, a machine intended to take on Caterpillar, International-Harvester and Allis-Chalmers...

Highest bridge required biggest dig

Jonathan Whittaker
The highest bridge to be constructed on the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway required 144,000 cubic metres of earth to be excavated beneath it....

Christchurch International Airport – an ongoing story

Gill Prentice
Since its inception in 1936, Christchurch International Airport has been an unfinished project in terms of ongoing development. Richard Silcock traces the history and recent...
Heritage NZ

Manapouri Muscle

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It was possibly the country’s greatest engineering feat, and certainly one of its most profound political milestones. HUGH DE LACY tells the story of the...
ContractorRoads of National Significance

Giant crawler-crane helps construct long bridge

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A giant crawler-crane was used for constructing the longest bridge on the Kapiti Expressway. RICHARD SILCOCK checks out the engineering challenges and some stats on...
EuclidTrack typeTractors

The Euclid C-6 crawler tractor

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