Mar
27

Choosing the right climbing gear is essential for any arborist because it ensures safety, efficiency, and comfort during tree work. That is why today we’ll explore the essentials of arboricultural climbing gear and provide tips for choosing the best equipment.  Join us as we navigate the crucial aspects of choosing reliable and effective climbing equipment

Oct
31

This advanced form of trenchless technology is reshaping the landscape of pipeline construction. From significant environmental advantages to cost-efficiency and minimal disruption, horizontal directional drilling offers a revolutionary approach that stands in stark contrast to traditional methods. Today, we explore five compelling benefits of using horizontal directional drilling technology and why it’s a great solution

Oct
25

The installation of pipelines is a critical process that varies based on environmental, logistical, and operational factors. Several techniques have been developed to efficiently install pipelines across different terrains and settings, each best suited for particular conditions and requirements. Today, we explore the five main pipeline installation methods and their ideal applications.  1. Open Cut/Trenching

Aug
24

Navigating the world of construction often requires large investments, especially when it comes to acquiring state-of-the-art equipment. While outright purchases might seem like the straightforward path, there’s a financial strategy that’s particularly popular among industry players: financing construction equipment. Today, we’ll delve deep into the benefits of financing construction equipment over immediate purchases. From improved

Aug
17

What is preventive maintenance?   Preventive maintenance, also known as planned maintenance, refers to the proactive maintenance of equipment before a breakdown or failure occurs. This type of maintenance is performed while the equipment is still operational, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of failures or significant decreases in equipment performance. Preventive maintenance tasks

At Vermeer WA & NT, we offer an extensive range of mini skid steers and it can sometimes be difficult to select the right machine among so many options. That is why today we will be comparing two of our most popular models, the S925TX and the CTX100 mini skid steers. Discover the key features

Today we are going to compare two common trenchless methods; horizontal directional drilling (HDD) vs microtunneling. Both are used for utility installation, such as pipelines, in urban areas and environmentally sensitive areas. This is because their trenchless technology allows for minimal to no disruption to the ground surface. However, each method has its pros and

Jul
19

Bandit and Vermeer are both prominent brands when it comes to tree care and arbour equipment. Each manufacturer offers a wide selection of models and it can sometimes be hard to choose the one that best suits your needs. This is why today we will be comparing two similar models; the Bandit 12XP and the

Jul
13

Both Ditch Witch and Vermeer offer a wide selection of mini skid steers and it can sometimes be hard to choose the best one for your needs. As a result, today we will be comparing two similar compact utility loaders; the Ditch Witch SK900 and the Vermeer S925TX. We hope this useful article will help

There are a multitude of reasons why breakdowns happen, like equipment damage, irregular maintenance, or mechanical failure.  At one time or another, it’s inevitable for construction companies to deal with mechanical breakdowns, so it’s important to know what to do when equipment does fail. In this blog we will cover the common causes of equipment

Construction sites and skid steers go together like vegemite and toast.  Many job sites across Australia rely heavily on these great little pieces of equipment. This is due to their versatility, ease of use, and effectiveness at doing the job.  But one thing you might not have considered is how the skid steer is mounted

Does your business have old excavators, dump trucks, or any heavy machinery or equipment that need to be sold?  There are many reasons to sell old equipment and purchase new equipment. Whether it’s because your business is expanding, or maybe it just isn’t the right fit for the job.  Whatever the reason, one thing is

Solar farms have quickly become more prolific in the Australian renewable energy market, and for good reason. Over time, experts are estimating Australia’s leading source of power will be through carbon-neutral means such as solar panels. It’s no wonder landowners and farmers with room to spare are utilising their large areas of free space for

Any contractor or tradie knows that the skid steer is a versatile machine. There aren’t many tasks the skid steer can’t handle – farming, road preparation, mulching, excavating, you name it. They’re meant to take on the toughest jobs and get the work done well.  With the right attachment, your skid steer will become an

Electricity in Australia is commonly generated in power plants that run on fossil fuels. How power is generated is a key concern for many Australians and for a good reason – power plants produce large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. However, this can be reduced with the use of renewable energy solutions. In this article

As with any new business venture, it’s a good idea to start out with a business plan and research the advantages and disadvantages of starting in the industry of your choice. For this specific article, we’re choosing a composting business, as there is a large market for it at the moment. The environmental benefits of

When it comes to the forestry industry there are a number of factors that determine success or failure. In this article we are going to focus on the growth process, profitability, and equipment used. Put down your lumberjack axe for a moment and have a read at these must-know things about tree plantations.  What is

Both an excavator and a trencher look rather similar and they can do the same job – well kind of. The thing is, there’s a clear distinction between them both. Read our little showdown between the trencher and excavator and which one is a better fit for your job.  Because this is a trencher vs

Are you an owner or manager of a construction business, looking to save money in 2023? With the current rise in construction material costs, you’re not the only one.  As a business you can’t skimp out on cheap materials, as it wouldn’t leave a very good taste in your clients mouths. This article is going

Deciding whether to buy or rent construction equipment can be challenging for subcontractors and small businesses. On the surface renting can seem better than buying equipment directly from a supplier, as it is cheaper in the short term. The problem is that this isn’t always the case, and renting can sometimes end up being more

Mining companies have more to think about than just the extracting and processing of minerals and materials. They have to consider the well-being and safety of the workers, manage operating schedules, plan equipment maintenance, and more. Speaking of maintenance, that’s what we’re going to cover here.  How can a mining equipment maintenance strategy be planned

Vacuum excavators are a great method of both non-destructive digging and liquid removal. The high-pressure hose and strong vacuum hose make service locating and slurry cleanup a breeze. No wonder they’re so popular at the moment, they’re a multipurpose tool. Perhaps you already know this, and you’re in the market for one, but want to

The Wood chippers are great machines. They turn a lot of yard debris into small chips, great for mulch or disposal. Maybe you’ve never used one before and are wondering what you can put into a wood chipper. We’re going to go through a list of common materials you can find in your backyard and

Screening equipment is designed to filter solids like waste materials, rocks, minerals, and composts. The main principle behind them is that material is fed into the machine and filtered into different component sizes through different mesh screens. Larger materials will only go through a certain-sized mesh, whereas the smaller materials will make their way through

With the recent storms and bad weather in Australia, tree removal is more important than ever. Fallen trees are a genuine safety hazard to drivers, homes and pedestrians. All sorts of things can go wrong when a tree comes crashing down, from hitting power lines and smashing through homes, to blocking off roads.  Professional tree

Aug
26

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is a trenchless technology that allows for services such as pipelines, sewer pipes, optic fibre lines, and powerlines to be installed below the surface without the need to dig a trench. This is particularly beneficial to environmentally sensitive areas, like forests and rivers. HDD projects are also perfect for urban areas,

Aug
18

Hydro excavation or vacuum excavation is a non-destructive digging method for getting excavation work done. Vacuum trucks make the excavation process simpler, faster and safer, compared to traditional methods. The highly pressurised water is shot through a nozzle and breaks apart soils, soft rocks and clay, turning them into slurry for the vacuum hose to

Skid steers are a versatile piece of equipment, and essential to almost any worksite. Some jobs in which a skid steer can be used include digging, trenching, excavating, and more. They’re almost always available, and almost any job can be done with a skid steer on a construction site. With a range of available attachments,

Are you looking to remove an old tree stump? Maybe it’s hindering your landscaping or gardening work? If that’s the case, then chances are you’ve thought about stump removal, and wondered how deep a stump grinder can go. You probably want the whole thing gone, all the way down to the deepest root, but do

When thinking about excavation work, you’ll most likely think of a backhoe or excavator to remove earth soils and rock. Traditional excavators are great until there are a lot of underground utilities. Typically, it can be a slow and sometimes risky process if there are pipes, cables and optic fibre lines. With all that in

Jun
20

Mining forms the backbone of Australia’s economy. Without it, there would be no demand for our currency, minerals and ores. In today’s world, you can name almost any consumer product and trace its journey back to the mining industry.    In 2022, the mining industry in both Western Australia and the Northern Territory takes on

The Vermeer PD5 pile driver was recently used on a solar energy installation on a farm outside of Perth. On a cold and wet day, with challenging conditions, the PD5 got the job done – quickly and with little effort. See it in action and check out some of its many features. Farmers across Australia

Embarking on a new project can be daunting, especially when it comes to acquiring heavy equipment. Even though renewable energy is fast becoming a well-established industry – it’s often hard to know where to turn when it comes to the equipment needed to make your plans a reality.    Here, we’ll take a look at

Apr
28

At Vermeer WA & NT, safety forms an integral part of all that we do. We realise that worksites can be dangerous places, so we work closely with our customers to foster safe work practices.    While injuries and fatalities have been on the decline for decades, Safe Work Australia still posted 194 fatal injuries

With solar energy in hot demand, the amount of solar farms springing up across Western Australia and the Northern Territory is growing steadily. As the industry blossoms, solar energy contractors are turning to one machine to get the job done.    Solar pile drivers are quickly becoming the sought after machine to implement medium and

A recent addition to the company’s range of drills, the Vermeer D130S Horizontal Directional Drill has quickly been adopted by drilling operators around the world. Now, CD Drilling is the first customer in Australia to take delivery of the revolutionary machine.   Packed with power, yet nimble enough to work on cramped drill sites, the

Apr
12

Targeted excavation has always posed a challenge to companies, contractors and workers looking to avoid costly errors and time-wasting when it comes to accessing underground utilities. Today, we’re seeing the expansion of hydro excavation into the mining industry, where extracting vital resources is increasingly relying on new ways to access the world underground.  With an

The smallest skid steer in our range, the CTX50 can manoeuvre in and out of small spaces, yet still packs the punch to deliver results – fast, efficiently, without compromising on operator comfort. The CTX50 features a 272.2 kg ISO-rated operating capacity. Nimble and versatile, this machine is suited for a multitude of challenging jobs

We are proud to announce the introduction of the Vermeer D130S (Generation 2) horizontal directional drill. This drill allows you to take on challenging, large-diameter drilling projects without worrying about space restrictions. It also keeps surface disruption to a minimum, making it ideal for projects in densely populated residential areas, or areas where minimal environmental

Got an upcoming drilling project this winter? Good. It’s time to talk about maintenance.  At Vermeer WA & NT, we take the health of our customers’ drill rigs seriously. You should too. We don’t need to remind you about the high number of equipment breakdowns due to improper or irregular maintenance. No doubt observing regular

Dec
21

Installing utility services in areas with restricted space can present a challenge. Narrow access and the need to maintain site integrity can place additional demands, on top of productivity. With a small foot print, and able to fit onto a standard street verge, the Vermeer D8x12 Horizontal Directional Drill provides easy access drilling without compromising

Dec
14

Another Vermeer VX30-250 Trailer Mounted Vacuum Excavator has left our yard. This one is headed for the Pilbara region of Western Australia, where it will be used to keep a mine site, clean, tidy and safe. The VX30-250 is a low-cost, highly portable system suitable for potholing, valve box cleanout, and a range of non-destructive

Dec
10

Today our valued customer Boretech received delivery of their new Vermeer D40x55DR Horizontal Directional Drill. Check out the smiles! Not only is this HDD powerful, it also provides the flexibility to operate with various tools to match a variety of ground conditions – from hard, medium and soft rock to loamy dirt and clay. Productivity

A descendant from a long lineage of highly competent commercial and urban horizontal directional drilling equipment, the D23x30S3 is upping the ante with a whole new approach to underground utility jobs.  Vermeer WA & NT are now stocking this new drill, and it’s time we took a deep-dive to see what it’s about. The new

Renewable energy is a buzzword these days, and for good reason too. As the climate changes, the world is looking for alternative ways to produce energy – which is the main contributor to global greenhouse emissions.  But what are the different types of renewable energy and how exactly do they work? Here we explain in

Renewable energy is an important part of our future. Whether it’s the health of our environment, economy, or society at large, the benefits of green energy are only becoming more widely accepted and in demand.  But what is renewable energy and why is it so important?  Here’s what you need to know about supporting this

The renewable energy market is one of the fastest-growing sectors globally. The industry is poised to grow 50% over the next 3 years, and if conservative predictions are right, we are witnessing a major and irreversible shift towards green energy sources across the board.  For solar electrical contractors, and renewable energy equipment suppliers, this presents

Jul
2

If you’ve never seen a hydro vac truck in action before, you may be wondering: what is hydro vacuum excavation? In the construction, utility, and excavation world – a hydro excavation truck or hydro-vac system is one of the most popular tools for accessing areas underground. Here’s why.  Hydro excavation has revolutionised how we dig

As Australian worksites become more diverse, the tools needed to get the job done efficiently are changing too. These days, it’s not uncommon to see a vacuum excavator truck pulling up alongside a Horizontal Drilling or HDD system. In fact, it’s no surprise at all. These two pieces of equipment are totally complimentary. Here’s why

Should you rent or buy? That’s the question many startups and established businesses are asking themselves. In uncertain times, the answer isn’t always straightforward. Enter rent to buy schemes. Whether you’re starting out and building your business, or adding to an existing fleet – rent to buy schemes may just be the foot up you

Drilling on any job-site can be unpredictable. With so many unknowns, approaching deadlines, and only so many hours in a day, maximising job-site productivity depends on your equipment’s ability to deliver maximum power when it counts.  Brimming with power, this horizontal directional drilling masterpiece brings confidence to the most difficult of HDD drilling tasks. But

Feb
16

These days plumbing contractors are faced with increasingly difficult job-sites. Dense urban builds, remote projects, and complex installations are demanding lower footprints, less environmental damage, and more efficient pipeline installation processes. It’s no surprise current technologies are being pushed to their limits. Until recently, plumbing jobs would be done with more traditional open cut and

These days the landscaping industry is far more than just private contractors coming in to fix up a front yard or re-do the lawn. The industry has grown to encompass both commercial and private contractors that operate within a vast network of projects ranging from private homes to local council projects and larger corporate builds.

Dec
8

Vermeer provides a comprehensive suite of McLaughlin, Vacuum X-Traction, Inc., and Vac-Tron series vacuum excavation technology and equipment training and support, as well as the XR2 vacuum excavator a brand-new innovation that incorporates the traditional soft digging method of vacuum excavation with the separation technology of a reclaimer. Working under one leadership team allows us

Whether you’re a professional arborist, or you’ve just decided to rid yourself of that annoying stump in the backyard, choosing the right stump grinder can be overwhelming with so many options on the market. Choosing the right one will depend on the size and density of the stump in question. Frequency of use, access, and

Vacuum excavation is a fast-growing sector. It’s easy to see why too. With increasingly complex job-sites, a focus on minimal footprint and low-waste, high-impact applications, the Vermeer range of vacuum excavators is growing in size and efficacy. Not only is the modern job-site more complex, but it’s also the battleground against time, shifting deadlines, and

Dec
3

Vacuum excavator trucks are becoming increasingly popular within a variety of different industries. Generally, vacuum excavators are used to dig in areas where underground assets such as pipelines, NBN connections, and electrical systems could be damaged by a more hefty digger or shovel. Vacuum excavators can also be used for cleanup purposes on mine sites

Oct
7

As modern urban landscapes become more interconnected and complex, the tools needed to dig, mine and drill need to adapt to the intricacies of this changing environment. Cityscapes and rural establishments alike are increasingly seeking equipment that can deliver on projects demanding both high levels of control, efficiency, and pin-point accuracy. No matter the difficulty,

Sep
17

Whether you’re bringing your business up to date with the latest machinery, or in need of a wood chipper for renovations at your home, it’s good to know which product is best for the job. Choosing the right chipper will improve safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness making your project run smoothly from start to finish. Here’s

Aug
21

When choosing a Horizontal directional drill for your operations, you may want to choose based on a variety of factors – the drilling conditions being one of them. In this article, we take an overview of drilling techniques and the different models of Horizontal Directional Drills to help you in your decision-making process. First, the

Jul
22

Horizontal directional drilling  (or HDD) was recognised as a solution in the 1920’s when oil and water reserves were discovered to not be vertical, but horizontal.  Over time, technology changed from standard drilling practices to help drillers achieve their goals in a smarter, more efficient, and effective way. How does directional drilling differ from standard

Feb
16

Excavation work requires a high level of accuracy and precision, especially if there are underground utilities such as optic fibre cables, gas lines, and pipeworks. For these jobs, it can be extremely difficult and inefficient to use a traditional excavator.  This is where vacuum excavation comes in, and why it’s so great. Not only are

When you hear the term excavate, you will quickly think of works being completed on-site that involve the removal of dirt or debris to prepare an area for new infrastructure or builds, or perhaps maintenance works that need to be completed. Excavation processes need to consider existing infrastructure underground, including water pipes or electrical, or

Arborists become part of landscaping projects and maintenance thanks to their expertise in removal, trimming, and treatment of trees.   To complete these tasks, arborists will generally have a range of equipment on hand, and depending on the project, trees may be turned into a waste product, or repurposed into other uses such as firewood,

Mar
31

What is HDD Drilling? Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a drilling technique used in many different industries from mining to construction and civil projects. HDD is used in multiple industries to effectively drill through tough terrain. As opposed to vertical drilling, HDD has the advantage of being able to select specific angles and bypass certain

Mar
31

Vacuum excavation is a non-destructive digging (NDD) process which utilises high-pressure water to break down soil, which is then removed by high-volume air through a vacuum hose and deposited into a spoil tank on the unit. Vacuum excavators are available in a range of configurations, from small trailer-mounted units to larger truck-mounted options for higher

Mar
17

With the Government extending the instant asset write-off to $150k and announcing a cash stimulus package for small businesses, it’s tempting to think about purchasing a new HDD. But uncertainty looms on all fronts. Consider the capital outlay for new equipment, then add maintenance costs, servicing, and repairs. If you don’t have constant work coming

The benefits of directional drilling are being felt across many industries these days. Whether it’s the low impact, easy transportation, or the ability to drill through some of the world’s toughest rock and earth, Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is taking on the underground world. As a supplier, builder, or contractor – you might be asking

Mar
5

Almost every arborist, contractor, landscaper and tradie will champion safety as their top priority on the job. Keeping people safe and avoiding injury when working with heavy machinery like wood chippers in Perth is essential. But it shouldn’t mean compromising on productivity. That’s where Vermeer arborist equipment stands out, with enhanced safety features designed to

Dec
11

One of the key infrastructure challenges Perth faces is providing services to our growing population. As our suburbs expand to take up a predicted 150-kilometre sprawl, more bushland is cleared to make way for housing which in turn creates demand for vegetation management, hazardous tree clearing around houses, power infrastructure and more. Keeping up with

The new Vermeer VX30-250 Vacuum Excavator has landed.   Vermeer’s newest trailer-mounted vacuum excavator, the VX30-250, has just rolled into the Vermeer WA & NT warehouse. Straight from the USA, the VX30-250 vacuum excavator is packed with features that make digging, excavation and utilities installation safer, more accurate and more efficient.   USA-made and more

Sep
26

Vermeer is a familiar name in horizontal directional drilling. Their compact, versatile machines have a serious competitive edge when comparing size to performance. We are excited to be the WA and NT suppliers of Vermeer’s newest midsize HDD rig, the dual-rod D40x55DR S3 Navigator. Smaller and less weighty than the previous model and with 10%

May
15

We live in an era where technological advancements are helping us to improve every facet of our lives. And also across industries such as manufacturing and construction. Did you know that the days of industrial digging are almost redundant? Non Destructive Digging (NDD) using the latest vacuum excavation techniques is rapidly replacing musclebound manual digging

May
13

As solar power becomes more prevalent across Australia, the construction of solar farms to facilitate renewable energy is on the rise. Constructing or maintaining a solar farm is becoming a quintessential part of the nation’s eco-friendly philosophy. Are you a solar installation company or contractor working towards your next renewable energy project and want to

Ranch-styled homes have simple floor plans with a wider outward appearance — without the depth that most present homes possess, There is a minimalistic, yet traditional, quality in overall look and it makes for a great palette.