News, Articles & Publications

News, Articles & Publications by Vermeer Australia

Increasing productivity and efficiency of utility pipeline installations
Increasing productivity and efficiency of utility pipeline installations

While excavators have traditionally been used to create trenches for pipeline installations, they are not always the ideal choice as they can be [...]

Hi-Vac high-CFM vacs and jetters already making an impact down under
Hi-Vac high-CFM vacs and jetters already making an impact down under

Vermeer Equipment Holdings, the recently appointed Australian distributor of Hi-Vac Corporation’s range of high CFM hydro-excavators and industrial [...]

An Introduction to Stationary Rope Technique (SRT)
An Introduction to Stationary Rope Technique (SRT)

Vermeer Australia and Joe Harris, along with some of Australia’s most renowned climbers, have joined forces again to deliver the annual Vermeer [...]

Vacuum Excavators prove a versatile partner to Landscaping and Maintenance Contractors
Vacuum Excavators prove a versatile partner to Landscaping and Maintenance Contractors

The demand for non-destructive digging (NDD) solutions has seen a surge in demand for vacuum excavation across a wide range of industries and [...]

Improving Production on Tunnelling Projects With Surface Miners
Improving Production on Tunnelling Projects With Surface Miners

When undertaking excavation works on civil projects, speed and precision are vital to keeping the project on time, reducing costs and keeping [...]

Check out the latest Arbor Gear
Check out the latest Arbor Gear

Check out the range of new and updated arbor products due to hit Vermeer Parts Counters in May 2019.  PETZL Chicane Auxiliary Brake The Chicane [...]

The Advance of Utility Locator Technology
The Advance of Utility Locator Technology

Contractors are faced with a number of challenges when breaking ground in urban areas. Congested underground conditions, unmarked utilities and [...]

Swing into your local Vermeer dealer for all your climbing rope needs
Swing into your local Vermeer dealer for all your climbing rope needs

If you climb trees for a living then you’d know that your rope is quite literally your life-line, so selecting the right rope is vital to your [...]

Vermeer appointed Australian distributor for HI-VAC Corporation
Vermeer appointed Australian distributor for HI-VAC Corporation

Vermeer Equipment Holdings has been appointed sole Australian distributor of Hi-Vac Corporation’s range of high-capacity hydro excavation and [...]

Vermeer Australia earns Vermeer Corporation’s 2018 Pinnacle Dealer Award
Vermeer Australia earns Vermeer Corporation’s 2018 Pinnacle Dealer Award

14 December, 2018. Vermeer Australia has received the Vermeer Pinnacle designation in recognition of providing a superior experience for customers. [...]

Enhanced Features
Enhanced Features

There will always be risks when operating heavy machinery, even for the most experienced operators, however, these risks can be greatly reduced by [...]

Keeping costs down for solar farm development & maintenance
Keeping costs down for solar farm development & maintenance

Solar power is becoming an integral part of Australia’s energy mix, with the Australian PV Institute confirming that in mid-2018 there was 35GW of [...]

Aerial Rescue
Aerial Rescue

Vermeer’s annual Arborist Seminar Series concluded in Adelaide 22nd August, after a successful series of events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. [...]

Selecting The Right Foundation For Ground-Mounted PV Panels
Selecting The Right Foundation For Ground-Mounted PV Panels

Selecting the right foundation for a ground-mounted solar PV installation is critical for its success as the use of an incorrect foundation can result [...]

Managing drilling fluids on HDD projects
Managing drilling fluids on HDD projects

Drilling fluid is essential to the success of a horizontal directional drill (HDD) installation. However, with the rising costs of managing waste, [...]

Brand new Sydney Vermeer dealership renews our commitment to New South Wales and ACT
Brand new Sydney Vermeer dealership renews our commitment to New South Wales and ACT

Construction of a new Sydney dealership facility is well underway, with expanded showroom, service center and parts warehousing capabilities to [...]

Compact Solutions
Compact Solutions

With some worksites becoming smaller, the cost of labour increasing, and workplace health and safety a top concern, it is more important than ever for [...]

Versatile equipment: the key to cost-effective vegetation management
Versatile equipment: the key to cost-effective vegetation management

Vegetation management is a critical element of a utility’s asset management strategy. However, with maintenance budgets being tightened in [...]

2018 Vermeer Arbor Seminar Series
2018 Vermeer Arbor Seminar Series

Vermeer Australia, together with event partner SherrillTree, will be presenting the Vermeer Arbor Seminar Series again in 2018. This year features a [...]

Bigger Options – Bigger Productivity Gains
Bigger Options – Bigger Productivity Gains

The management of large vegetation near electrical infrastructure such as poles and wires is vital for keeping assets and the community safe, and [...]

The Australian Arbor Age Test Drive of the Vermeer BC2100XL Brush Chipper
The Australian Arbor Age Test Drive of the Vermeer BC2100XL Brush Chipper

Outstanding and awesome are the two words that summarise our test driver experience with the Vermeer BC2100XL brush chipper. Shane Duck tells [...]

One Stop Shop
One Stop Shop

SherrillTree and Notch Equipment – a brand by arborists, for arborists – have released new products for tree care professionals, while Clogger [...]

Moving in the right direction
Moving in the right direction

The use of trenchless techniques, like HDD, continues to rise in Australia as utilities discover, among others, the environmental benefits. As a [...]

The benefits of a supplier relationship in pipeline construction
The benefits of a supplier relationship in pipeline construction

Businesses now have more choice when it comes to suppliers and can shop around for the cheapest prices. However, one of the most important [...]

The Rising Sun of Solar Farming in Australia
The Rising Sun of Solar Farming in Australia

Solar farms are taking off in Australia, with several planned projects – including a 2GW facility – set to surpass the capacity of the largest [...]

Long-term outlook for Australia’s pipeliners
Long-term outlook for Australia’s pipeliners

Given the current challenges to the domestic gas market it would be easy to assume a bleak future for pipeliners, but the high demand for gas on the [...]

Vermeer’s latest mini loader meets the needs of Australia’s contractors head on
Vermeer’s latest mini loader meets the needs of Australia’s contractors head on

Vermeer’s expansion of its range of compact and powerful mini loaders continues with the introduction of the new S925TX, a unit that  combines [...]

Survival of the fittest for EPC players
Survival of the fittest for EPC players

Despite solid growth in the Australian utility-scale solar sector, it is expected that some engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) players [...]

IRENA report predicts the cost of generating solar power will fall
IRENA report predicts the cost of generating solar power will fall

The cost of generating electricity from solar sources is expected to fall significantly in the next 10 years, with components like mounting systems [...]

Key considerations for selecting a vacuum excavator
Key considerations for selecting a vacuum excavator

Vacuum excavators are essential for jobs that require excavating in congested areas as they can safely remove spoil while minimising ground disruption [...]