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CONTENTS June – August 2017

About us The store listed on the front of this magazine is a member of the Construction Supply Specialist Group. While the majority of your work will be conducted with your local CSS Member, this store is part of a national network of stores that can provide you with exceptional service and support wherever you may be working in Australia. For more store locations, visit



Making their mark

The owners of Dy-Mark talk about how their manufacturing business has grown and thrived.

4. CSS banding together Welcome message. 18. Ramset Reid Changes to AS3850:2015. 20. DeWalt XR FlexVolt T he next level in corded. 27. Makita A good quality grinder. 29. Sika More value. Less impact. 30. Safety boot The railing system.


Tax tools of the trade Tips to maximise benefits

33. EBM Are you at risk? 34. Metabo A world first. 35. Topcon Best new lasers. 36. Sekisui Foam Easy-formTM joints.


37. Tridon Toledo precision. 38. Gorilla ladders A safer ladder. 39. HB Fuller All on the floor. 40. Karcher Zero force.


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CSS banding together WHETHER this is your first look at our mag or you are a returning reader, we hope you get plenty of good stuff from what our Marketing Department has put together in this issue. It is always our aim to deliver information relevant to our industry, in the hope of keeping you informed and up-to-date and, at the same time, providing a modicum of light entertainment. You are all aware of the damage and heartache created by Cyclone Debbie as it tore a path of carnage through parts of Queensland and Northern New South Wales recently. Listening to the stories of people I know who live up that way (and from others that were holidaying in the region) it is hard to imagine or understand just how much water fell from the skies and how hard the wind blew. Watching the news coverage, you certainly get to see the damage and devastation but it is impossible to get a real understanding of just what people must endure when this manner of thing happens. Obviously, our thoughts were with everyone up that way. But as a company, where our members are considered family, we were watching 4 CSS F.A.T. MAG

very closely those areas where our members live and operate from. For the most part they came out of the event pretty much unscathed except for The Bolt Barn at Lismore. Chris and Linda Waring say they had, “A couple of metres of water in the shop where customers ought to be. Then when the water flowed out there was just mud and more mud.” What happened to The Bolt Barn is representative of what happened to a lot of businesses up that way. And while we were ‘feeling’ for everyone, we were buoyed by the stories of support and help that we were hearing from Chris. Certainly, he and wife Linda were moved by the generosity of people—known and unknown to them—in their time of trouble. When the water had subsided enough and they were able to get into the shop to see the extent of the damage, they were shocked at the job ahead of them. However, fast forward an hour or two and they were taken aback by the fact there were people knocking on the door ready to help and get them back on track. We are told that a fellow CSS Member,

Dalby General Steel, sent one of their employees down to lend a hand for the week also. Community is a wonderful thing whether it be in a personal or business sense and it is just remarkable to see the resilience of the people of this great country. As a group, we were bought closer to the action because of our association with the Bolt Barn and we were amazed at what ‘community’ means and what community does in times of need. For our part, it was sensational to see several CSS Members physically get involved with the clean-up and from others who provided moral support as best they could. We like to think the CSS community mirrors a great deal of what the general community does and we are proud of that. We know there is still a long way to go for everyone effected by Cyclone Debbie, but are also aware that the resolve is there to ensure the affected communities will clean up, muscle-up and move on. We wish everyone the very best of luck and good fortune on the road ahead.

























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Major power boost for SA Construction of a $450 million wind farm in Port Augusta is a step closer with the signing of new agreements between the developer and a major Australian energy company. ERM Power has signed two long term Large Scale Generation Certificate (LGC) agreements with leading independent power producer Nexif Energy to support construction of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm 15 kilometres west of the Spencer Gulf town. The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Project is a 212MW initiative involving the

construction and operation of up to 59 wind turbines. The project will feed into the South Australia’s electricity grid via the Electranet transmission network and produce enough electricity to power around 111,000 homes. It also includes allowances for battery storage of power. Nexif Energy Australia’s CEO Zeki Akbas said the deal was a significant milestone for the project and took it closer to financial closure. “These long-term agreements will see ERM Power buy LGCs generated by the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in the coming

years helping deliver renewable energy into the grid,” Mr Akbas said. “It is a vote of confidence in the project, the town of Port Augusta and South Australia at a time when the need for innovative and reliable energy solutions in the State has never been higher. The project will also create jobs and stimulate economic activity in the region.” ERM Power Managing Director and CEO Jon Stretch said it was gratifying to support a project which delivered new renewable sources of energy in Australia. 

Houses save the day The housing boom in Sydney and Melbourne has driven business confidence to a two year high in the latest National Survey of Building and Construction for the March quarter 2017. Robust house building activity is likely to drive overall construction activity in coming months in those cities, and some commentators hope this will offset continued weakness in the commercial market. “With apartment activity trending down from historic highs, with commercial construction patchy at best and with engineering construction dominated by the wind-down of mining and energy-related projects, growth is relying heavily on the housing sub-sector,” said Australian Industry (Ai) Group

head of policy Peter Burn. “And the outlook for the next few months is more of the same, with house builders reporting strong growth in new orders.” Housing Industry Association chief economist Geordan Murray said while residential building activity was edging back up to an all-time high, apartment building activity was likely to contract further. The Master Builders Association has also pointed out the difference between the strong economies of Sydney and Melbourne, and everyone else. “Western Australia’s builders are doing it particularly tough with some Perth building businesses reporting that confidence

is at its lowest in 30 years,” Matthew Pollock, Master Builders National Manager Housing said. Consistent with previous quarters, demand for labour continues to be dominated by the Sydney and Melbourne markets with pressures around availability of some trades reflecting conditions typical in a peaking cycle. But a new bright spot to emerge in the March quarter was the indication that the majority of South Australian builders intend to hire more staff in the next six months. “It’s a good sign for SA’s builders and highlights the vital role the industry plays in building a stronger economy and stronger communities,” Matthew Pollock said. 





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NEWS Country Victorians asked to prioritise safety WorkSafe is calling on businesses and workers to prioritise safety to help drive down the number of workplace deaths and injuries across Victoria. WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies said that, despite the fact that Victorian workplaces had never been safer, the number of Victorians killed or injured at work remained “totally unacceptable.” “Last year, 26 people lost their lives at work, and the youngest was just 21. Eighteen of these fatalities were in regional Victoria,” Ms Amies said. “No worker should ever lose their life simply because they were doing their job.” Ms Amies said more workplaces were making a real commitment to safety, but there was always more that could be done.

According to new WorkSafe data, almost 7000 workers in regional Victoria were injured seriously enough last year to make a claim, which equates to more than 18 injuries every day. Health care and social assistance (1267 claims), manufacturing (1039) and construction (837) were the industry sectors with the highest number of claims. The main types of injury were musculoskeletal (2136 claims), muscle or tendon injuries (1336) and lacerations or amputations (959), while the main causes of injury were poor manual handling (2386), slips, trips and falls and being hit by a moving object. “It is a tragic fact that every workplace death and injury can be avoided so we need to ensure that


safety is a priority,” Ms Amies said. According to WorkSafe data, while Victoria’s workforce has continued to grow, the number of workers injured at work had fallen. Since 2011, there has been a 12.5 per cent drop in injury claims—from 29,567 claims in 2011 to 25,861 claims last year. In regional Victoria, claims have fallen from 7,772 in 2011 to 6,932 in 2016. Ms Amies said the fall in injury claims in recent years was heartening but more needed to be done. “Safety at work is everyone’s responsibility and there are almost 26,000 reasons why we all need to do more to educate, inform and, where necessary, enforce good safety practices at work,” she said. 

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COVER STORY With a manufacturing pedigree that dates back more than 50 years, Dy-Mark’s owners discuss what it takes to maintain a brand synonymous with quality and performance and to how to stay relevant to consumers in a sector where competitive pressures are never-ending.

Making their mark



n the 21st century, being a manufacturer in Australia is a rarity. Being a home grown, Australian owned and operated company is even rarer. Add to that, being a company that operates in the industrial sector and is still privately owned, makes Dy-Mark a rare jewel indeed. As an aerosol manufacturer competing in a space largely occupied by large multi-nationals, the challenges navigated by Dy-Mark in recent years have certainly tested the resilience of the directors and management team. Managing economically depressed times, like the GFC in 2007, the collapse of the resources sector post-2011 and accommodating the significant fluctuations of the Australian dollar ensures there is no complacency in managing a complex business like Dy-Mark. Sometimes the challenges are more fundamental than those read in the financial papers and rebuilding the factory after a fire in 1999 tested the metal of all Dy-Mark employees. Maintaining supply to customers during those months meant reverting back to hand operated machines until the new aerosol lines could be flown out from the USA and installed. Bouncing back from these set-backs and learning from adversity has ensured that Dy-Mark’s directors, Ben Gillespie and David Griffin are well known in the Australian aerosol industry and the

company has been recipients of several industry innovation awards in Australian and Asia. But where did it all begin? Dy-Mark officially started in Adelaide in 1964. It was founded by Cyril Gillespie who began producing and selling printing and coding inks in the 1960’s. Through his exposure to the printing sector and understanding the needs of his growing customer base, Cyril recognised a revolution in marking products was coming and he saw that future in aerosol technology. In the 1970’s, a purpose-built aerosol factory was created in Wacol, Queensland where it has been manufacturing aerosol marking paints and industrial coatings for nearly 40 years. The introduction of Spray Ink, a stencilling aerosol, was only the beginning, with Dy-Mark cementing its position as an innovative local manufacturer designing purpose built, industry specific aerosol products for the Australian environment. In the 1970’s and into the 1980’s Dy-Mark worked with the local metal fabrication sector to create colour coded Spray Lacquers and collaborated again with the timber industry to create Spray Writer, an aerosol that would perform in outdoor conditions. This growing confidence in adapting aerosol technology with high quality formulations resulted in the Dy-Mark flagship marking paint, Spray

& Mark, launched in the 1980’s for use by local government, the construction sector and civil engineers. This commitment to designing and developing aerosols in conjunction with industry partners, continued to set Dy-Mark apart from other manufacturers in the local market. In the 1990’s Dy-Mark developed aerosol marking paints for the burgeoning mining sector with the introduction of the Mine Marking range. The global success of Mine Marking, now traded in over 40 countries, is testament in the company’s success in marrying technology and function to meet the needs of the end user. The Dy-Mark product range has grown extensively and now offers a variety of products including aerosols, bulk paints, inks and dyes, industrial markers, stencilling products, decorative coatings, metal protection, industrial cleaners, solvents and lubricants. The evolution of Dy-Mark over the past 50 years to continue to be a trusted and reliable brand is testament to product quality, the willingness to adapt and modernise and a hard fought reputation that carried Dy-Mark into the 21st century. Since the turn of the century, Dy-Mark has evolved in many ways but the core values of the business remain the same. Dy-Mark is now run by Ben Gillespie and his co-director, CSS F.A.T. MAG 13


“We don’t see CSS as a customer; but as an extension of our business. It’s an important growth strategy to be able to build good relationships with the people who are doing it right in the marketplace.” David Griffin. Ben has been involved with the Dy-Mark business since the late 1980’s with David Griffin joining the company as a director in 2005. David’s contribution since his arrival has given Dy-Mark the corporate structure and stability to achieve growth and market definition over the past decade. Together Ben and David have redefined the position of Dy-Mark in the local market, maintaining growth and continuing to push the boundaries of innovation. When asked what he thinks defines the success of Dy-Mark currently, Director Ben Gillespie says, “Our people. Definitely our people. When I started in 1987, we had 40 employees, now we employ over 100 staff around the country. We have our own factory and R&D laboratory right here in Queensland and we have warehouses and sales representatives in 5 states across Australia. We believe it’s important to have control over our manufacturing and to tell that story to our customers when we see them face to face. 95 per cent of Dy-Mark products are made right here in Australia—there are only a handful of


other manufacturers in Australia who can make that claim. Even fewer who can say they are also an Australian owned company.” It is this commitment to manufacturing in Australia and developing talent and know-how at home that differentiates Dy-Mark from other aerosol providers in Australia. Dy-Mark creates and tests formulations in its own laboratories, sources raw materials for manufacturing at its own dedicated factory in Brisbane and continues to be at the forefront in designing new products and aerosol technologies for the local market. David Griffin echoes this sentiment when asked about why it is important for Dy-Mark to continue to bring new products to the local market. “From the start Dy-Mark has always produced the best products possible for the industrial market and to support Australian business in every way we could. The knowledge we have about aerosols, their technical capabilities and application is very hard to find in Australia, but we have continued to educate ourselves and employ staff and engage suppliers who have the highest

standards for performance. It is part of the reason we are still here today and a market leader—because we understand it, thoroughly.” The partnership between David and Ben has added a new chapter to the Dy-Mark story with their support to push Dy-Mark into the retail sector nationally. Realising that more and more tradespeople were utilising retail DIY stores to make purchases, David and Ben committed to redesigning and creating aerosol marking products specifically for this sector. As a result, Dy-Mark created and launched in 2012 its highly successful metal protection range, Zinc Guard; a full complement of high quality primers and top coats for trades and DIY users. Learning from this R&D project and keen to grow this sector, Dy-Mark has branched out into other aerosol ranges to accommodate retail end user demands for Water-Based Spray & Mark, DIY epoxy coat kits and decorative enamels. The investment in the retail sector has improved the reach of the Dy-Mark brand in Australia more broadly and benefited our industrial partners by reaching more end users. Another key aspect contributing to the success of Dy-Mark nationally, is the working relationship between Dy-Mark and CSS. Ben Gillespie says, “This partnership has opened up a range of new avenues into the construction, mining and industrial sectors. What CSS has given us is by way of extending our reach into a broader customer base. “We don’t see CSS as a customer; but as an extension of our business. For us, it’s an important growth strategy to be able to build good relationships with the people who are doing it right in the marketplace. It about working with people who understand our brand, and how our brand is perceived by the marketplace. How we’ve grown with CSS is evidence that we’re both doing something right.” 



Tax tools of the trade Maximising your benefits at tax time is easy when you know your entitlements.


he end of the financial year may be a cause for panic for many Australians, but knowing some simple tax tips can help you get the most out of your return. “First up, you don’t need to keep receipts anymore, just a credit card statement,” says Michael Gallagher Principal at Tax for Tradies, which specialises, as you might have guessed, in tax for tradespeople. “Many people don’t know the Australian Tax Office have deemed a debit on a credit card statement to suffice as a tax invoice.” Capital equipment Small businesses should be looking to buy capital equipment—anything of a lasting nature costing less than $20,000, including motor vehicles and machinery—before the end of this financial year because it’s an immediate write off, even if purchased second hand. This $20,000 limit temporarily replaced the previous instant write-off threshold of $1,000 but will end on 30 June 2017. The $20,000 limit applies to each individual asset, but be careful: “If the asset costs $20,000 or more, you will only get 15% back in the first year and then 30% of the written down value the next year, and so on,” says Gallagher. “Also, if a car cost $40,000, depreciation doesn’t start at $20,000—the whole cost falls under the normal depreciation rules.” TIP: Buy capital equipment under $20,000 before 30 June 2017. Superannuation If you are selfemployed and aged up to, and including

48, you can claim $30,000 in super contributions, or $35,000 if you are 49 and over. However, this will change in the 2017-2018 financial year, when it will be a flat $25,000 no matter what your age. “From 1 July 2017, the ATO have also abolished the ‘10% test’. That means individuals who are both selfemployed and an employee will be able to make tax-deductible personal super contributions,” says Gallagher. TIP: Talk to an accountant about making super contributions part of your strategy starting 1 July 2017. Motor vehicles If you need to get yourself and your tools from worksite to worksite, your motor vehicle expenses, such as petrol, registration, insurance, interest-free payments, depreciation and servicing are deductible. There are two methods for claiming: cents per kilometre or log book. The first applies a single rate of 66 cents per kilometre for all vehicles, up to a maximum of 5,000 kilometres. To claim more than this, you’ll need to keep a log book for 12 consecutive weeks, recording things like the date, start and finish times, and odometer readings for every journey you take. At the end of 12 weeks, you calculate your vehicle’s business use percentage, by dividing business use kilometres by total kilometres, then multiplying by 100. TIP: The log-book method takes more time, but usually results in a bigger refund. Plus, your calculations are valid for five years. Tools and equipment As an employee, you can claim a deduction for the full purchase price of each tool used for work costing $300 or less. TIP: You can also claim the cost of repairing and insuring tools and equipment. Uniforms, protective clothing and laundry

You can claim a deduction for the costs of buying or repairing work clothing or compulsory uniforms, as well as protective gear, such as boots, gloves and safety vests. You can also claim up to $150 of laundry expenses without receipts and, if you work outside, the cost of sunglasses, sunscreen and hats is tax deductible. TIP: Any clothing you claim can’t have an alternative use. Public liability and personal insurance Whether you are an employee or selfemployed, you can claim sickness and accident insurance. If you are selfemployed, you can claim all work-related insurances. TIP: Insuring tools and equipment is also a tax deduction. What else? You can make work-related claims on mobile phones, stationery and publications, courses and training, and union and association fees. The cost of having your tax return prepared by an accountant is also a deduction. Remember, you can claim $300 of workrelated expenses without receipts. See the ATO website or talk to your accountant for more information. Finally, there are some great apps to help keep track of your receipts and invoices. Gallagher recommends MYOB or Xero, where you can upload digital receipts, invoice on the go, and store before and after photos of your jobs. CSS F.A.T. MAG 17


AS3850:2015 The changes every Pre-Cast and Tilt-Up Manufacturer should understand


t had been over 12 months since AS 3850:2015 was published with important changes to enhance safety and quality in the Precast and Tilt-up industries. The changes were important to ensure safety considerations were built into every element and into the holistic design of the temporary structure. The Standard was renamed to

‘Prefabricated Concrete Elements’ to better reflect the progress in the industry since the previous edition was published in 2003. The 2015 edition has been split into two parts, to focus on different primary audiences: Part 1: General Requirements – focused on the supplier side of the industry Part 2: Building Construction – focused on the design, manufacture, transport &

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Lifting Anchors

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l Test regime now includes cyclic testing with expected downgrade in capacities l Notes added on the importance of correct drilling of holes and tightening to correct torque l Visible identification of supplier after installation

Cast-in inserts

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l Bolt lengths, grades and torques to be provided by supplier l Information to be included in erection documentation l Minimum steel capacity (in tension) of the insert greater than a 4.6 grade bolt l Importance of matching threads – insert and bolt.


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l 100% fluorescent magnetic particle testing l New traceability requirements l Proof load test 2 x WLL and annual 1.2 x WLL load test from date of first use


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l Additional safety/anti tampering requirements l Brace feet designed to prevent lateral displacement l New inspection and maintenance requirements l New testing requirements, including ‘worst case scenario’ with braces horizontal


Clause 2.8

l Shall be permanently marked to be traceable and have marked WLL l Maximum height not to exceed 40mm l Minimum width 100mm, length 150mm l New testing requirements focussed on minimising creep and plastic shrinkage.


erection side of the industry Another way to think about the two parts as summarised by ramsetreid’s Jeff Stratford during the Concrete Institute of Australia/National Precast’s Roadshow of the changes to AS 3850:2015* is: “Part 1 – Industry should have greater confidence in the products that they are specifying and using” “Part 2 is specifically for the construction design and documentation of prefabricated concrete elements in building construction. The key is the ERECTION DESIGN and the ERECTION DESIGNER.” KEY CHANGES The standard also included more comprehensive requirements for suppliers, including ramsetreid™. Key changes within Part 1 included: l Setting out the characteristics for materials, components and equipment l The introduction of a new improved, yet simplified Working Load Limit (WLL) formula l Significantly expanded testing procedures including a new statistical analysis process resulting in updated Factors of Safety for some components l Improved traceability requirements and the need to now also demonstrate Production Validation as well as Design Validation l The inclusion of a ‘testing roadmap’ at the start of Appendix A to assist readers in how to navigate the expanded test requirements To achieve compliance to the new AS 3850.1, ramsetreid™ implemented an extensive testing regime in addition to their already comprehensive program.  For copies of ramsetreid’s AS 3850:2015 compliance documentation please refer to * A webinar of the roadshow is available for purchase from the Concrete Institute of Australia’s website.

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The corded world is about to go next level

EWALT has made huge steps in delivering the power, safety and convenience tradesmen need in cordless power tools, and tradies around the world have benefitted. But meeting the needs of continuous run cycles and high power applications in a cordless platform has been elusive. Now DEWALT has made a major breakthrough with XR FLEXVOLT—a new technology about to rock the cordless world.

Better in every way

DEWALT XR FLEXVOLT is the world’s first convertible power tool battery. It’s compatible with DEWALT’s present 18V platform, but is also capable of amplifying voltage to deliver unprecedented levels of 54V power, and that makes for a huge step toward DEWALT’s dream of the completely cordless jobsite. 20 CSS F.A.T. MAG

Traditionally manufacturers have looked at battery platforms on a voltage or amp-hour basis, but each in its own right is only half the story. The new DEWALT powerpack is both. It’s a single battery that recognises the tool it’s on, either 18V or 54V, and adapts its power output accordingly. The result is greater run time on 18V tools and higher power performance on 54V equipment.

Works harder for longer

The DEWALT XR FLEXVOLT is capable of identifying the tool it’s on to dictate the current flow. With three strings of cells working in parallel at 2.0AH each it can deliver six amp/hours at 18V or 108Wh. When placed on a specifically designed DEWALT XR FLEXVOLT tool, 15 cells lined up in series, and working together, deliver 54V of power to deliver greater speed and power. That’s the equivalent of corded tool performance.

Even though power has been increased, in real applications the improved performance of the tool and faster application speed results in greater tool efficiency. That means both runtime and performance are greatly improved compared to a traditional 18V tool. If that’s not mind-blowing enough, the new technology will be able to run in series to produce greater output across two or more batteries. Imagine the possibilities of 108V. Or more!

Old is new

Existing 18V DEWALT tools can be powered by the new system. For most applications18V is ideal, and DEWALT will continue supporting and refining the platform. Current 18V multi-voltage chargers will suit the new XR FLEXVOLT batteries, and there’ll be a fast charger and dual-port charger that handle the XR FLEXVOLTs as if they’re in 18V

mode. XR FLEXVOLT tools and batteries will be available by the time you read this, so have a look at them. It’s definitely the way of the future.

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applications like weld finishing and material preparation with complete cordless freedom; l Electricians can go completely cordless and finish jobs faster. l Plumbers can drill large diameter holes in tough concrete for pipework, or perform repetitive cutting applications in metal. In the past, this meant a corded SDS Hammer drill and grinder. No trailing cables when working at height. l Carpenters needing to rip cladding, do internal studwork, install flooring and cut skirting will have the option of going cordless. The XR FLEXVOLT range includes the world’s first cordless table saw. l Roofers will be able to use the new 54V circular saw and 54V mitre saw, and the system is backward compatible with all existing 18V nail guns. 


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PAINT & RESIN HAND CLEANER Safe, non toxic cleaner designed to breakdown the oils and resins in enamel, acrylic and 2-pack paints. Contains soft abrasive Cenolite (a silica and alumina lightweight aggregate) to assist the removal of ingrained paint. Size: 500ml & 5 Litre.

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Down at Kardinia Park Kane Constructions is leading the $100-million redevelopment of Simonds Stadium that’s set to create a world-class sporting facility in the heart of Geelong.


t’s the stadium immortalised in the Geelong Cats club song, and now Kardinia Park—today known as Simonds Stadium—is set to expand on its standing as an iconic Australian sporting venue thanks to a major $100-million redevelopment. Originally built in 1941, Simonds Stadium has been home to AFL club the Geelong Cats for more than six decades. It’s also hosted a range of major domestic and international sporting events, including A-League, Super Rugby, Big Bash and international cricket and football matches. The stadium has even hosted SuperX Motorcycle events, and welcomed the Dalai Lama on two visits to the venue. The stadium still holds the honour of being the only Victorian venue outside Melbourne to host AFL premiership matches, and the greater Kardinia Park Precinct features an aquatic centre,

the popular Legends Plaza, nine netball courts, a senior citizen centre, additional football and cricket ovals, and family-friendly playground and barbeque facilities. Following the final completion of the five-stage redevelopment in 2019, the Simonds Stadium precinct will enjoy even greater significance in the region, and is expected to inject more than $624 million into the local economy by 2023. Australian-owned Kane Constructions has been appointed Design and Construct Head Contractor to oversee stage four of the multi-year development. Kane Constructions is an awardwinning commercial construction company that operates across the east coast with offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. The company has an annual turnover in excess of $600 million and employs more than 330 full-time staff.


Of course, Kane Constructions will rely on the strong relationships it has cultivated with its suppliers in order to deliver a project of this magnitude. Among those suppliers is AGM Fasteners. The Geelong-based company has enjoyed a long-standing 15-year relationship with Kane and knows what it takes to get the job done. “We’ve supplied a vast array of products to Kane for this project, along with products for many other of Kane’s major projects in Geelong,” says Tony Mohr, owner/director of AGM Fasteners. AGM Fasteners has worked with other contractors on the Simonds Stadium redevelopment including Geelong Fabrication, Jugari, Westkon Precast and McKnights Electrical, and has supplied structural bolts, chemical anchoring and sealant for pre-cast CSS F.A.T. MAG 25


Kane won several awards for its work on the Reg Hickey Stand, including high commendations from the National and Victorian chapters of the Australian Institute of Building.


elements used in the construction. “Our clients need fast on-site delivery in order to keep to the construction schedule,” says Tony. “And we give them a guarantee on all our products which helps to build trust.” However, AGM doesn’t simply supply product, says Tony. “We give advice about what products will work in certain situations, and our reps have substantial knowledge of the building industry so they can help our clients solve problems. A project of this scale is really a team effort.”


Kane Constructions in no new kid on the block when it comes to Simonds Stadium. In 2004, the company was engaged to construct a new five-level grandstand designed to hold around 6,500 spectators. The $22-million Reg Hickey Stand also features corporate entertainment and players’ facilities, coaches’ boxes, and both standard and disabled seating. The large steel curved columns that were central to the design provided the first major test for the Kane Construction’s team. The curved columns needed to support the roof along with floor level loads and called for a creative construction solution. Kane rose to the challenge by pre-assembling the cantilevered roof on the road and then lifting it into position with a 200-tonne crane. A total of eight panels were erected this way over a two-week period. 26 CSS F.A.T. MAG

The success of the project also gave Kane Constructions the inside running as the contractor of choice to build the new $45-million Players Stand and light towers at the stadium in 2012. Kane worked with consultants Coffey Projects, Populous and Aurecon to design and construct the new 9,000seat grandstand, along with the installation of lights at the stadium. The redevelopment increased the stadium’s capacity to approximately 33,500 and included improved facilities for spectators, plus a Community Wellness and Education Centre that hosts many of the Geelong Cats’ community programs. Kane also won two major awards for its role in the project, including the Australian Institute of Building’s Professional Excellence Commercial Construction award, and Building Professional of the Year 2014.


The $74-million stage four main works project is currently underway and is a major component of the stadium’s overall redevelopment. It’s set to continue the stadium’s transformation into a world-class multi-purpose venue with diverse facilities to cater for a wide range of community, national and international events. Kane Constructions was appointed Design and Construct Head Contractor following an ECI tender process and successfully delivered an early works package prior to the appointment for the main works contract. Project works include the demolition and then redevelopment of the Brownlow and Jennings Stands on the western side of the ground. The new stands will feature increased seating with more undercover space,

a 100-seat cafe with views of the Geelong Cat’s warm-up zone, a new social club and 1000-seat function room. Stage four will also encompass the construction of new training, administration and players facilities including the city’s largest gymnasium and cardio area, along with expanded media and broadcasting facilities and a dedicated player welfare and development centre. Improved gameday spaces will also be created, including a shield-shaped locker room, auditorium and hybrid change room to cater to the future VFL and women’s teams. The greater community is also set to benefit from a specialist community rehabilitation area called the Sunrise Centre, which will help people with return-to-work training. 


Kardinia Park—today known as Simonds Stadium—is immortalised in the Geelong Cats club song. Sing it loud, and sing it proud… We are Geelong, the greatest team of all We are Geelong; we’re always on the ball We play the game as it should be played At home or far away Our banners fly high, from dawn to dark Down at Kardinia Park So! Stand up and fight, remember our tradition Stand up and fight, it’s always our ambition Throughout the game to fight with all our might Because we’re the mighty blue and white And when the ball is bounced, to the final bell Stand up and fight like hell!


What makes a good quality grinder?


ndustrial grinders are at the backbone of many industries and trades. Choosing the right grinder so you can get the perfect combination of reliability, performance and usability is important. So what goes into a good quality grinder? Grinders are required to undergo continuous use in harsh environments which can take its toll on the grinder and has the potential to provide discomfort to the end user. Quality grinders recognise this fact and address it in their design. One of the biggest risks to a grinder comes from the exposure to dust and debris, to protect against this Makita have sealed drive bearings, labyrinth style air intakes, a clear powder coated varnishing on the motor and zigzag vanish at each end. The next threat to a grinder comes from continuous use, which adds physical stress and generates heat. To address these issues, ensure the grinder you choose has hardened machined gears and not sintered. The process of hardening the steel before machining out the gears gives you maximum strength whilst the enlarged motor fan with spiralled fins draws in the largest volume of air to cools down the motor. For increased protection you can select a grinder with SJS or SJSII

technology, patented technologies available on select Makita grinders. SJS & SJSII provide valuable protection extending grinder life. So how does it work? SJS technology includes an innovative mechanical system that allows the drive shaft to slip if the wheel suddenly catches or binds. By allowing the drive shaft to slip it protects the gears and motor from being put under stress that could cause damage. The evolution of this technology, SJSII provides a leaf spring and cam gear drive mechanism, engineered to reduced vibration travelling through the body from the disc which can damage the grinder and discomfort the user. Knowing that you have a grinder that is built to handle physical threats you may also want to electronic features which increase performance and protection. One handy feature to have is an “Electronic Current Limiter� which reduces current during overload, protecting the motor from burning out. Other features to consider include Constant Speed Control which applies extra power under load, soft start to suppress start-up reaction and variable speed so you can customise your rotation speed for any application. The next factors in determining the right grinder for you will vary depending

MAKITA INDUSTRIAL GRINDERS Our industrial angle grinders are designed for reliability and high performance in tough conditions. 1. Machined gearing Hardened machined gearing for higher durability compared to sintered 2. Dust-sealed drive bearing Spring-loaded seal engineered to stop dust and debris from entering drive bearing 3. Enlarged motor fan Motor fan designed with enlarged fins for increased air flow and a cooler running motor 4. Rigid motor housing Durable motor housing with powder coated varnish coils prevent abrasion of the housing against the armature 5. Debris protected motor Complete Zig-zag epoxy is applied to both sides of the armature coil and a powder coating to the field for protection from debris for a longer motor life 6. Patented innovation* Our patented SJS and SJSII technology are engineered to protect the gears and motor for longer tool life 7. Mechanical brake* Braking performance is enhanced by the unique brake pad that provides powerful friction. 8. Labyrinth Construction A series of channels engineered to capture dust and debris, preventing contaminants from penetrating the gear box and front armature bearing * * Features & specifications vary by model.

on your trade and circumstances. You will need to consider the right power to weight ratio for your applications, switch types, mesh filters and more. Understanding what the right grinder can be from this point can get confusing so make sure you consider things carefully. For example: selecting the most powerful grinder may mean additional weight that you have to hold and this could be an issue for extended periods of use. The final piece of advice? Make sure you note down the things that are important to you and consider work place regulations that may apply. ď‚™ CSS F.A.T. MAG 27


SIKA contribution to sustainable construction More Value – Less Impact


roviding high-performance solutions – to the benefit of our customers and sustainable development Sika is committed to pioneering sustainable solutions to address global challenges – and to achieve this safely and with the lowest impact on resources. Sika is dedicated to sustainable

development, assuming responsibility to provide sustainable solutions in order to improve material, water and energy efficiency in construction and transportation. Sika strives to create more value for all its stakeholders with its products, systems and solutions along the whole value chain and throughout the entire life span of its products. The value

CAR PARKING AREAS SELECT LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS FOR YOUR BUILDING More Value  Sikafloor® has an excellent aesthetic appereance  Sikafloor® is easier to clean and maintain compared with asphalt  Sikafloor® provides protection for the concrete and prevents the ingress of water and chloride  Sikafloor® contributes to points in various green building programs Less Impact  Sikafloor® has a lower energy and resource demand during the installation phase compared to asphalt

created by far outweighs the impacts associated with production, distribution and use. Sika is committed to measure, improve and communicate sustainable value creation: “More value, less impact” refers to the company’s commitment to maximize the value of its solutions to all stakeholders while reducing resource consumption and impact on the environment.

FOOD INDUSTRY DESIGN AN INDUSTRIAL FLOOR THAT WILL LAST More Value  Sikafloor® PurCem® has a high resistance against chemical, mechanical and thermal attack  Sikafloor® PurCem® contributes to points in various green building programs Less Impact  Sikafloor® PurCem® installed in thickness above 6 mm has superior thermal resistance  Sikafloor® PurCem® has a seamless surface that requires less cleaning and maintenance which therefore requires less energy and less cleaning materials  Sika® PurCem® Gloss has a lower carbon footprint compared to other thin competitive technologies CSS F.A.T. MAG 29


2-35mm x 90mm timbers create a post.

Versatile, efficient guardrail systems that exceed all OH&S guardrail regulations that are reusable, easy to install and creates a professional image on the worksite.

High impact polymer construction is lightweight 151 (1kg), weather resistant yet extremely strong.

All critical stress points are reinforced with a double polymer thickness.

The Safety Boot Guardrail System allows full guardrail sections to be moved from floor to floor easily and without reassembling each individual section.


Toeboard slot design eliminates tacking and facilitates a fast buildout.

Long stretches of dependable guardrail systems are possible with the Safety Boot. Proactive safety solutions are essential on large project sites where many workers come and go daily.

Instant Toeboards 45mm x 90mm conform to AS4994.1 and AS4994.3-2010 requirements.

The Safety Boot provides edge protection as well as protection for stairways, walkways and corridors. Commercial contractors depend on the durable Safety Boot to

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TOOL AND EQUIPMENT TRACKER. Milwaukee Tools continues to revolutionise the tool industry with the introduction of the TICK™ - a professional-grade Bluetooth™ tool and equipment tracker. Designed to withstand the harshest jobsite environments, the TICK™ can be easily attached and hidden from sight on any product, regardless of brand, providing users an invaluable way to track their inventory through the ONE-KEY™ app. The TICK™ is the only Bluetooth™ tracker designed for the jobsite and with an Inventory Manage System Built around it. With its low profile design, the TICK™ can securely attach to anything through glue, screw, rivet, or zip-tie. Its flat back enables a snug fit to a variety of surface types and its circular shape fits into a range of places hidden from view; for instance, the underside of a ladder or mitre saw stand. Each TICK™ is also laser engraved with a serial number so users can easily identify and assign multiple TICK™s. Once attached and hidden from view, the TICK™ makes tracking tools and equipment as simple as pulling out your phone. Products with a TICK™ attached are paired via the ONE-KEY™ app. Tool records and locations are updated when any device with the ONE-KEY™ app comes within 30 metres of the TICK™. These location updates are transmitted through any ONE-KEY™ app that’s in-range, regardless of whether the app is open

or not, allowing users to pinpoint missing tools more quickly. In addition, users can easily manage all of their tools through the app’s Simplified Tool and Equipment Management features. These features allow users to assign and store detailed information for all of their tools and equipment – whether it’s a tool equipped with a TICK™, a ONE-KEY™ enabled tool or any other tools and equipment. Fully embodying the Milwaukee promise of “Nothing but HEAVY DUTY,” the TICK™ is ruggedly protected from the harshest environments – giving professionals peace of mind that they’ll receive updated locations of their tools and equipment, no matter what. Its water and dust-tight closure protects the internal components from weather elements, and UV rated plastics keep the TICK™ from getting brittle when exposed to extended periods of direct sunlight. In addition, its rugged electronics housing can stand up to high vibration and impact, as well as heavy duty tracking applications, like underneath a generator. Available in May 2017, the TICK™ is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology. Download Milwaukee’s ONE-KEY™ app to Unlock the Digital Jobsite. Visit for more information.




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Are you at risk?


nsurance is often a dirty word and seen to be an expense, rather than an investment to protect not only your assets, but also your income and debtors. With offices located across the country, EBM is one of Australia’s leading insurance brokers offering a range of services including comprehensive insurance solutions. Trade Credit/Debtors Insurance: Often businesses focus on asset protection when it comes to insurance. Covering the tangible assets such as tools, cars and buildings is important, but the biggest asset, often missed, is insuring your debtors. Trade Credit is particularly topical now due to the recent collapse of a national domestic construction company. Anyone owed money by

this company would be guaranteed full payment of any invoices regardless of the outcome of liquidation of the assets if they had protection for insured debts following insolvency of a debtor. Debtors Insurance allows you to preserve your profits, as well as protecting the liquidity and cash flow of your business. Debtors insurance is one area of EBM’s expertise, but we are also experienced in; l Business, Property and Liability risks l Mining lConstruction/trades lWorkers’ Compensation lProfessional risk exposures such as Cyber, Management Liability and Professional Indemnity As well as being experts across a

broad range of Insurance products, EBM rounds out the service offering to our clients by offering in-house services which include; l Workers’ Compensation injury management ensuring your workers get back to work as soon as possible saving you time and money l Legal counsel supporting EBM clients in relation to insurance matters l Plant and equipment finance lFinancial Planning EBM’s experienced brokers will work with you to review your current insurance program and tailor cover to protect your needs. At EBM we treat your insurance as if it were our own and ensure that you are adequately covered. We welcome the chance to discuss your insurance needs with you. For more info visit or call 1800 800 544.

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A world first from Metabo


etabo has recently launched the world’s first 9 inch cordless angle grinder, the WPB 36-18 LTX BL 230. Never before has a manufacturer attempted to make such a large and power intensive cordless tool. Metabo’s newly developed 36V brushless motor with their new Lithium High Density (LiHD) battery technology, has produced a tool capable of producing 2,400 Watts. Comparable in size and weight to a professional 9 inch corded grinder, the WPB 36-18 LTX BL 230 is remarkably well balanced and easy to use. It also incorporates innovative safety features such as an electronic safety brake which stops wheels in 3 seconds.

LiHD Battery Technology The power of WPB 36-18 LTX BL 230 comes from Metabo’s new LiHD batteries, which generate up to 67% more power than traditional Lithium-Ion cells, enabling tools to tackle industrial applications not previously possible. The secret is the use of an all new, high density battery cell that contains a significantly higher amount of Lithium as compared to other standard cells. The improved management of energy also increases run time up to 87%, and increases the battery life by as much as 100% when compared to our industry leading Li-ion 5.2 Ah battery packs. Ultra-M Technology Metabo’s Ultra-M technology was



designed specifically for industrial users, whose applications typically demand more power, enhanced battery life and longer run times. A microchip in the battery communicates with the tool and battery charger. This ongoing communication ensures that each battery cell is evenly charged and discharged every time. A hot “spent” battery can be placed in the charger immediately after disconnecting from the tool. The charger’s built-in fan system quickly cools the battery pack as it begins the charging cycle, thus reducing overall charging time. The result is a battery that will effectively survive more charge/ discharge cycles than other battery systems.

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Industry’s best lasers now even better


ith more than 40 years’ experience in designing world-leading measurement technology, Topcon is the industry leader when it comes to laser levelling systems for good reason. Its highly popular range of construction and grade lasers now offer even greater choice and better value for money thanks to a new range of packages and a price drop across the range. The Topcon 2LS Taurus is a great option if you’re looking for a value for money, all-in-one construction laser package. Complete with laser receiver, tripod and 3-metre, 5-section staff, the Taurus is a reliable, accurate laser that will go the distance.

Topcon’s hugely popular RL-H4C laser now comes in four package options, including standard dry battery or rechargeable, both of which come with a leading 11-channel receiver. Customers can also opt for a premium package with either battery type that includes the new millimetre LS-100D receiver. This handy receiver includes an accurate readout on screen of the distance to grade, to ensure tasks are completed with absolute precision. According to Paul Sass, Topcon laser’s wholesale distribution manager, “Rechargeable battery options are often overlooked because of the higher price tag, but they pay for themselves very quickly as you don’t need to keep buying batteries.”

BLACK ORANGE is the new

For grade laser options, there is the high performance RL-SV2S laser, which is ideal for horizontal, slope and vertical applications. Like the RL-H4C, this now comes in 4 package options, dry battery or rechargeable with the LS-80 receiver or in a premium version with the LS-100D. “With exceptional reliability, accuracy and constructiontough housing, all Topcon lasers are locally serviced and calibrated in Australia to ensure they never let you down on site,” said Mr Sass. “If you pride yourself on the accuracy of your work, a Topcon laser is the only brand you can trust to meet your standards. With prices dropped across the range, get in touch with your local dealer—you’ll never look back.”

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Meet the Easy-form™ Expansion Joint


ekisui Foam Australia presents Easy-form™ Expansion Joint, a paperless, adhesive backed, self-wound flexible expansion joint foam that is fast becoming the self-stick isolation joint foam of choice. Easy-form™ Expansion Joint is made in Australia, and all rolls include the convenient tear off zip. Easy-form™ Expansion Joint fillers eliminate mess on site because they are paperless, and the closed cell structure is non-absorbent and impervious to most liquids. Easy-form™ Expansion Joint is a unique, one piece extruded foam with no laminations or joins, and is supplied in continuous rolls for easy installation. As this is a self-wound, self-adhesive

product, the unused portion of the roll retains its integrity and does not unravel and get damaged, so wastage is also reduced. The excellent compression and recovery properties are vital to ensure a good isolation joint performance. Easy-form™ Expansion Joint fillers are easy to install, the product is positioned at a start point and simply unrolled with pressure applied for the aggressive adhesive to adhere to the structure that you want to isolate. Key features and benefits of Easy Form™ Expansion Joint l Ease of installation reduces labour time and cost l Paperless self-wound product

reduces mess on site. No release liner l Easy to store and transport as roll will not unravel l No laminations or joins in the one piece extruded foam l Available in 25m rolls, 10mm thickness and roll widths of 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 200mm, 250mm and 300mm l Green Star compliant (VOC), Zero Global Warming Potential (GWP), Made without Ozone destroying agents such as CFCs or HCFCs l Manufactured under a certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management system Backed by the financial and technical strength of a global company with locally based engineers

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Precision Measuring Tools with Wireless Bluetooth® by Toledo


he famous range of Toledo measuring tools has been strengthened with the introduction of a brand new range of wireless digital precision measuring instruments. Featuring wireless Bluetooth® connectivity this innovative range offers not only ground breaking technology, but also the ultimate in quality, with all product being 100% Swiss made. This Toledo Bluetooth® range allows the user to transmit live data to a synchronised smart phone, tablet or PC. Once synchronised the compatible device is able to take live data reading from up to 16 unique instruments simultaneously, store information and readings, populate graphs and fields

and export error free findings into various formats for quick and easy analysis. This new range is unrivalled in the market and requires no further attachments or purchases to enable complete wireless connection. Featuring patented technology, this new range eliminates human error during data recording and increases productivity by speeding up the process of measurement taking and recording. It also enables the user to take measurements without being exposed to any dangers or potential hazards in the measurement zone. Already, some of the leading mining companies in Australia are using this range purely because it meets/improves their OH&S standards on-site.

For use smaller than 50mm

Toledo raises the bar with this new range which consists of a vernier caliper (150mm), micrometer (0-30mm) and dial indicators (0.001/0.0001 x 12.5mm) with supporting software options for PC use. All instruments are IP67 rated to protect against dust and temporary total immersion. Along with all the usual bells and whistles each instrument is individually calibrated and certified and supplied in a heavy duty storage capsule. For further information, contact Tridon on 1300 362 263 or go to The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by the Tridon Group is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners


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PROFESSIONAL CUTTING TOOLS HIT has been manufacturing hand tools in Japan since the 1920’s. Today HIT is a world leader in the manufacture of Bolt Cutters, Rod Cutters and other Hand Tools for the professional user. PROFESSIONAL TOOLS Ensure you ask for HIT Tools for durability and performance, even in the harshest industrial environment. CSS F.A.T. MAG 37


A safer ladder


ach year many injuries result from falls from ladders, over reaching or simply not setting up the ladder securely are among some of the most common causes of falls. Gorilla has recently launched a range of Aluminium Adjustable Platform ladders which allows you to adjust the platform to a height that is suitable for the task at hand making it a safer and more versatile tool. With the added safety of a 900mm high hand rail (from platform) which meets the OH & S requirements, 150kg Industrial load rating, checker plate resin platform for maximum grip and the added safety and reassurance that this multi-level platform ladder is


manufactured to the Australian & New Zealand Standards 1892.1:1996, this ladder ticks all the boxes. The Gorilla Safety Boom is designed to complement the range of Gorilla Platform Ladders. This boom provides a safe guide to platform work area with a simple open and close operation. The added convenience of a quick release makes this boom easy to remove for transportation.

If your requirements are lower to the ground the Gorilla Safety Step is a light weight (3.3kg) alternative featuring high grip tape, non-slip feet and a 150kg load rating. Gorilla has also developed a spring loaded Wheel Kit especially designed for the Gorilla Safety Step that allows for even easier mobility. Caster wheels are spring loaded which retract when the Gorilla Safety Step is in use. For more info visit our website


All on the floor


loorBond XMS by H.B. Fuller is an MS timber flooring adhesive designed specifically for Australian timber and Australian conditions. FloorBond XMS has been developed and manufactured in Australia and the colour of the product has been specifically matched to popular timber floors in the Australian market. By having local manufacturing, FloorBond XMS provides a range of features that improve workflow, usability and reliability of the product. FloorBond XMS is designed to retain application peaks when trowel applied, in order to ensure good contact and maximum adhesion with the timber floorboards when brought into contact with the

subfloor. Using H.B. Fuller’s hybrid polymer technology FloorBond XMS achieves greater than 1 MPa shear strength when bonding timber to timber, and bonds to a wide range of different substrates such as various different species of timber, concrete, steel, plywood, particle board, MDF and fibre cement sheeting. FloorBond XMS is suitable for indoor bonding of all types of timber floors to porous and non-porous substrates, such as concrete, fibre cement and timber subfloors. The acoustic properties of FloorBond XMS make it ideal for use in areas where movement and noise need to be absorbed, and is also suitable for floors with underfloor heating. To make the

application process easier, FloorBond XMS features a long open time of 60 minutes, allowing longer work times before the product skins. If the lid is replaced securely, FloorBond XMS can be re-used for up to 6 weeks after being opened. FloorBond XMS is isocyanate, solvent and water free and is not hazardous according to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and labelling of Chemicals (GHS) including Work, Health and Safety regulations, Australia. With very little odour and easy clean up from your skin, FloorBond XMS provides a much more pleasant environment during the application process and does not release harmful fumes into their air.

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Zero Force. Full Power.


xperience the new dimension of ergonomics in commercial high-pressure cleaning. With the new EASY!Force pressure washer trigger gun by Karcher, you need zero holding force. Clean effortlessly for longer! EASY!Force is an innovative and patented trigger system engineered, designed and made in Germany. Combined with the advanced EASY!Lock, setup times are dramatically reduced: It is 5 times faster than traditional thread systems as it combines the advantages of a quick coupling and the benefits of a thread (reliability, security & stability). You have all your attachments connected by a single 360 degree turn.

A question of ergonomics In commercial applications especially, working with highpressure cleaners is physically demanding. That is why ergonomics are important. Constantly holding the trigger of conventional pressure washer trigger guns soon leads to tiredness, painful hands and a cramped working posture. Extensive cleaning is difficult without taking frequent breaks or even changing operators. Our EASY!Force technology changes this once and for all. It has never been so easy to clean with high pressure.








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Experience the new dimension of ergonomics in high-pressure cleaning: with the new EASY!Force HD/HDS trigger gun, you need zero holding force and can clean effortlessly for longer.





Intuitive for safe working The trigger safety of the new EASY!Force trigger gun prevents unintentional operation and offers maximum safety during use. You only need to press the trigger once to release the highpressure jet. The EASY!Force trigger gun remains open as long as the trigger is pressed. When you release the trigger, the trigger gun immediately switches off. Suitable for many areas of application, including vehicles, machinery and tools, outdoor areas and all other typical high-pressure applications. Contact us now for more information and on-site demonstrations to get the right cleaning equipment for your job!


Grinding has changed


et faster results when working on metal with the PFERD CC-GRIND®SOLID – New Aggressive Metal Grinding stock removal Grinding steel or stainless steel can be tough work, especially when you need to remove large amounts of stock. Most metal workers know what it’s like to use a resin bonded wheel. The harsh noise and effort involved is tiresome. Then there are the flap wheels which gave the worker better grinding result and less noise. If you thought these wheels were great, then think again. PFERD’s CC-GRIND®-SOLID is the new generation of grinding wheels. Add the special flange set to the wheel and grinder. Work between 5 to 15

degrees and watch the metal stock removal. It’s extreme grinding. Get 50% less noise & vibration and 80% less dust. A metal worker’s dream product has just arrived. Watch a video of it in action by aiming your phone’s QR code reader at the QR code to the right, or watch it on You Tube

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FEATURES: • Premium water resistant Bufalo Leather upper. • Premium TPU injected outsole with slip and heat resistance. • TPU toe guard - Impact and scuff resistant. • Durable injected PU midsole & dual density PU innersole with antimicrobial treatment for long lasting comfort, support & puncture resitance.

BENEFITS: • All day comfort, lightweight, flexibility, breathability & water resitance, reducing the effects of fatigue.

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Respirator Fit Checking Gets Personal!

The Silicone Half Mask Respirator with Press To CheckTM Filters is a unique system, engineered to enable self assessment of the Silicone mask’s seal for better protection every time you use it. On an ill-fitting mask, hazardous airborne particles may flow through gaps where the mask meets the face. Press To CheckTM is a personal fit checking system that can be administered anytime and anywhere.*

Product Code: PTCP3

Press To CheckTM Cartridges

Features and Benefits � Soft and durable Silicone for an airtight and secure seal � Retro-reflective tape for improved wearer visibility � Contour moulded nose piece for a good fit with glasses and goggles � Can be worn under most welding helmets � Enhanced bolstered four point cradle suspension for improved load bearing � Co-moulded cartridge dock for easy on/off cartridge connection � Low Profile Design for minimum visual impairment � Press To CheckTM filters are a revolutionary filter cartridge system that allows you to self assess the seal of your mask

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Industry Applications � Mining � Construction � Rigging � Agriculture � Painting � Chemical / Lab Work * Press To Check is an additional safety feature allowing the user to easily check the fit of their mask before each use. This will ensure a good seal every time. The Press To CheckTM system does not replace a qualitative or quantitative fit test in accordance with AS/NZS1715. TM

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