Folks flock to sunny Civenex

Semco’s Graham Murphy said yesterday’s first-day crowd was even better than last year’s Civenex.“We’ve had great weather and a great roll-up,” he said.Visitors to the Komatsu stand queued for the chance to meet dual and reigning V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup. Some also took the opportunity to take a closer look at Komatsu’s new Dash 5 Vantage grader.Pomaus Earthmoving Sales & Service recently took on distribution of the Thwaites range of site dumpers and displayed a 10-tonne and a 6t model fresh off the boat from the UK.Also newly arrived on our shores were two German-built Weidemanns on the Hewlett Equipment/Wacker Neuson stand.The 8080CX is an 8t wheel loader – Weidemann’s largest yet – while the T4512 is a compact telehandler weighing 2.5t which can carry up to 1.2t and has a maximum working height of 4.5m.Many Sydneysiders got their first look at Haulotte’s Multijob, which combines the attributes of a wheel loader, excavator and backhoe in one machine.Haulotte national operations manager Peter Salmon said the Multijob attracted some healthy attention on the first day, with visitors from local governments appreciating its versatility.Bliss Fox showed its newest lighting tower, which packs three 1000W metal halide globes into a balloon diffuser on top of a tough mine-spec body.Civenex continues today at Eastern Creek Dragway until 5pm.

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