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Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: Caterpillar’s D7 tractor -‘the early years’

Charles Fairbairn
The iconic Caterpillar D7 has been in continuous production in various versions since 1935. They have fought in three major conflicts – WWII, Korea &

12 years of 
foamed bitumen … a contractor’s perspective

Gill Prentice
Allen Browne from the Hiway Group spoke on the company’s experience with foamed bitumen at the 18th annual NZTA/NZIHT conference held late last year. This

Fijian assignment

Gill Prentice
Contracting company, Higgins, has been involved in infrastructure projects in Fiji for the past four years. Currently, it is involved in upgrading a section of
Classic Machines Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 619 scraper

Charles Fairbairn
The 619 motorscraper introduced a number of firsts for Caterpillar scrapers, including planetary final drives, two-cylinder hydraulic steering and semi-modular construction for easier maintenance. By Richard
Contractor Network Outcomes Contracts (NOCs) Profile

Dad’s idea – as realised by his son (Chris Olsen)

Charles Fairbairn
The idea of bundling performance contracts had an interesting beginning – it started with a Hutt Valley contractor and his son. By ALAN TITCHALL. TODAY’S
On The Cover

John Deere makes the Grade

Charles Fairbairn
  Even before Sam Pemberton’s new full-featured John Deere 670 Grade Pro (GP) motor grader arrived at his company’s Hamilton yard, it had already created