Equipment acquisitions are significant investments for most businesses and often require extensive planning over a period of time. Planning which particular item and brand to purchase through extensive research, assessing current and forecast projects and possible new tenders on the horizon and taking the time to structure your finance package to meet your business financial goals and objectives.
So it’s very useful to the process when manufacturers provide sneak previews, unveils and forward announcements of upcoming product releases. Rarely is a major piece of equipment simply launched into the market without any pre-launch unveils. We’ve captured a number of pre-launch announcements to keep you across what’s to come in 2021 to assist your equipment purchase plans.
To assist the budgeting, refer to our interest rate comparison calculator and equipment finance calculator to generate estimated repayments on as many items of equipment you may be considering.
Cat 785 Mining Truck
The mining sector continues to be the major driver of the Australian economy and Caterpillar is right there with operators in providing the equipment to handle the largest jobs. A recent announcement from the company is that production of their Next Generation CAT 785 Mining Truck will commence in the first few months of this year.
You may be familiar with the next generation treatment that CAT has given to its excavators and dozers, well now this 150 tonne mining rig is receiving the upgrade treatment. According to the company the 785 will enhance operator performance and safety with more predictable and intuitive operation delivering easier and faster access to data and boosting efficiency and cost-reduction through streamlining maintenance.
The 785 is the first of Caterpillar’s mining rigs to receive the next generation upgrade which features optional configurations and a flexible technology platform along with a brand new cab with the latest hi-tech features and many other new inclusions.
It is available in several emission configurations to meet the regulations in different global regions. We’ll stay across Caterpillar announcements for further information to bring you in future articles.
Hitachi Ultra-Large Excavator
With an expected availability of October, the Hitachi EX2000-7 may be worth putting into your equipment acquisition plans for 2021. This ultra-large mining excavator is based on the existing EX1900-6 but reportedly uses up to 19% less fuel. That is a significant saving. This new machine has a 193 tonne operating weight placing it in the smaller size category of Hitachi’s ultra-large range.
Features include new hydraulic circuit to control oil flow for improved fuel efficiency, a new mode selector to optimise productivity and many more exciting new developments.
For mining sector operators the new Hitachi could be the machine to suit your requirements. To see if the pricing suits your budgeting, use our equipment interest rate calculator to generate repayment estimates across our loan portfolio.
Kramer Telescopic Handlers
Exciting news for agricultural sector with an alliance between Kramer and John Deere resulting in distributor Cervus Equipment offering the Kramer ag-spec telehandlers. Kramer is a heavy machinery manufacturer from Germany which has a presence in Australia with a range of agricultural equipment.
This new partnership will see Cervus offering Kramer’s range of telescopic handlers which includes 11 models with capabilities up to 5.5 tonnes. For those interested in a demo of the Kramer handlers, Cervus suggests you contact your local branch.
Prior to that demo, contact Jade Equipment Finance to arrange pre-approved loan so you are ready to place your order on the demo day.
BOC Beast Unleashed
For those with welding tasks in medium to heavy engineering and manufacturing environments, take a look at the new welder from BOC, which has been tagged, the Beast. Officially the BOC Smootharc Advance II Beast 555R MIG Welder, this is the first in the company’s revamped range of Smootharc welding equipment.
According to the company, it is the most powerful MIG MAG as yet and is robust, versatile and features simple operation. BOC is set to announce the release of more products throughout the year, so welders, stay tuned.
Pre-Approved Finance for Pre-Release Orders
Savvy operators know that if you want to be the first kid on the block with new toys you have to be ready. In the equipment acquisition arena that can mean having your finance arranged prior to the availability of new products. Jade Equipment Finance make that possible with our pre-approved finance service.
You simply get in touch with us before you place your order. Your Jade consultant will source you a quote for finance for your choice of Chattel Mortgage, Leasing, Rent-to-Own or CHP. On acceptance of the quote, we’ll process your application to ‘approved’ so you’re good to go and place that pre-release order. When you finalise the purchase, the loan is finalised to the exact amount on the seller’s invoice.
To discuss your equipment finance requirements, contact Jade Equipment Finance on 1300 000 003
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