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Media Releases

JOHN DEERE POWER BENEFITS VAC DIG’S HYDRO VACUUMS

04 September 2017

    In the field of major infrastructure construction and maintenance, timeliness is critical, especially with tight scheduling of operations and shortened project…

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ENGINE POWER HOUSE ADDS JOHN DEERE TO LINE – UP

04 September 2017

    Power Equipment says its appointment to distribute John Deere Power System’s range of industrial and marine engines in Australia, New Zealand…

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John Deere Power Systems appoints Power Equipment as their new distributor

05 May 2017

      Following an extensive review of the Power Systems business in Australia and New Zealand John Deere Power Systems (Saran) are very pleased…

Yanmar Powered Hydro Vacuum manufacturer “small but mighty”

11 January 2017

The humble team at VAC DIG in Shepparton, country Victoria, is achieving big things in manufacturing hydro excavation equipment, and is contributing to…

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Melbourne to Brisbane with out refuelling – Yanmar 6LPA Efficiency at work

11 January 2017

Recently launched by Pacific Power Cats is “Paradigm”, a Pathfinder West Coaster 49 and the first of the Pathfinder “M” range. Pacific Power Cats is a Brisbane based boatbuilding…

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New Yanmar Engines power Aussie Built Tourist Ferries in Mexico

11 January 2017

The first two ship sets of the new Yanmar 6AYEM-GT common rail diesel engines have been installed by Aluminium Marine into a pair of passenger ferry destined…

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It’s Yanmar again to the rescue

11 January 2017

The exceptional demand for Yanmar powered Steber built marine safety vessels has continued with the recent launch of a new boat for NSW Marine Rescue, Port Stephens 31 (PS31), the…

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Yanmar Chosen for trawler’s two repowers – 200,000 hours apart

11 January 2017

The Petuna Endeavour is a commercial deep sea fishing trawler, a vessel with a long and proud history. Repowered with a Yanmar just four years into her life,…

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Yanmar Power Delivers again for Coral Coast Marine Constructions

11 January 2017

Custom built, high quality aluminium cruising catamarans don’t come any better than Elloura II which is powered by a pair of 700mhp Yanmar 6HYM-WET marine diesel…

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Moonraker Benefits from Re-build & Yanmar Dieles Power

11 January 2017

When a skilled shipwright sets about restoring his own boat, chances are that the outcome is going to be stunning. In the case…

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Yanmar Expands YH Series with new single phase model

21 October 2016

The renowned Yanmar YH series of diesel-powered commercial and industrial three phase generators has been expanded with five new single phase four pole…

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Yanmar, The Perfect Match for High-Tech Cats

20 October 2016

Some of the most stunning, recent multi-hull launchings share two common elements. Both vessels are Yanmar powered, and both were built by the Noosa Marine shipyard. The…

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Yanmar Logs 46,000 hours on Bass Straight Trawler and is as strong as ever

19 August 2016

Commercial fisherman Tony Guarnaccia repowered his deep sea fishing trawler, the Lady Miriam, with a Yanmar 6HYM-ETE in 2009 and has now clocked…

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Yanmar Marine Diesel V8 makes revamped Matilda Bay 32 Sing

19 August 2016

A single Yanmar 8LV370 has been specifically selected to power the redesigned Matilda Bay 32. Following a comprehensive stem to stern makeover, this…

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Yanmar Selected for Two World-Best-Practice Pilot Boats

19 June 2016

Following an exhaustive nationwide review of pilot boats, Flinders Ports has purchased and commissioned two new vessels. Both boats are powered by dual…

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Power Equipment introduces Torqeedo – the world leader in electric propulsion

11 June 2016

Power Equipment unveiled the newest member of its high quality power brands – the world’s leading electric marine propulsion, Torqeedo. Jason Hodder, Torqeedo…

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Yanmar at work in retirement

19 May 2016

Boaters rarely come more dedicated to the Yanmar brand than Geoff Tickle. Following a 23 year career selling Yanmar marine and industrial diesel…

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Power Equipment Releases New Line of Engine Controllers

27 April 2016

Power Equipment has launched a completely new range of Engine Controllers to support Yanmar and JCB industrial diesel engines. The new line up…

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Yanmar – Our First Choice in Marine Diesels

19 April 2016

The Queensland based Fodico Marine Group is a tightly held collection of associated companies, each falling under the ownership of the Toy family….

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Yanmar Powers World’s Leading Ground-Probe Safety Technology

30 March 2016

Yanmar industrial diesel engines have been selected as the exclusive power source for the world leading Ground-Probe slope monitoring radar systems. Ground-Probe is…

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JCB DieselMAX Pays for itself in Fuel Savings

30 March 2016

A fire which destroyed the pumping station at an avocado farm outside of Bundaberg, provided the timely reason for a completely new JCB…

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Steve Harvey Joins Power Products Team

26 February 2016

Power Equipment has announced the appointment of industry veteran Steve Harvey to the position of Power Products Area Manager – Vic/Tas/SA.   This position…

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Yanmar & JCB – The Perfect Duo for Sunfarm

08 February 2016

Bundaberg irrigation specialist, Sunfam was one of the very first Dealers in Australia to use a JCB DieselMax in an irrigation application. As…

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Yanmar Powers All Timber Cruising Smack

28 January 2016

In creating the beautiful timber cruising smack “Jane” as a tribute to his late wife, Christopher Sinn committed himself to achieve absolute quality…

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Yanmar Repowers Rejuvenate Sydney Harbor Ferries

09 December 2015

Commercially rated Yanmar marine diesel engines have been selected and installed to re-power all four Supercat ferries, operating on Sydney Harbour. The vessels…

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Power Equipment appoints New National Marine Manager

07 December 2015

The Managing Director of Melbourne based Power Equipment, Allan Foster, has announced a number of key changes to the company’s senior management positions….

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Five Years Later & Yanmar 6AY is still like new

06 November 2015

Tasmanian fisherman John Hammond repowered his commercial fishing boat Shandara with a Yanmar 6AY-STE marine diesel engine in July 2010. Now, some five…

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Yanmar Re-Power Saves Ferry operator Time and Fuel

21 October 2015

A Yanmar re-power has provided a welcome boost to the Maria Island Ferry business operated by John Cole-Cook. Thanks to the pair of…

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Power Equipment Appoints National Parts Manager

21 October 2015

Power Equipment has announced the appointment of Jason Hodder to the position of National Parts Manager. This is a senior management position with…

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Yanmar 4TNV98 Pumps Water for Crop Research

21 October 2015

The Hermitage Research Facility situated on the outskirts of Warwick (Qld) is the leading centre in breeding technologies for crops as diverse as…

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Yanmar a Core Strength at The Lister Specialists

21 September 2015

The Lister Specialists was established in Perth in 1989 with the sole objective of servicing, supplying and installing diesel engines. Owner Peter Boam…

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Yanmar Powers Boutique Snorkeling Vessel

21 August 2015

Yanmar commercial marine engines have been specified to power the most recent reef snorkelling vessel to arrive into Port Douglas. The new multi-million…

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Yanmar – The best decision I ever made

20 August 2015

Hobart cray fisherman Rodney Clark is his own man.  He’s a professional fisherman who by choice works alone at sea and co-designed his…

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Yanmar – The Only Engine to last the Distance

28 July 2015

Commercial fishermen the world over are amongst the toughest critics of marine engines. Dick Cleall is a Yanmar man through and through having…

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Yanmar Releases New 30MHP Engine and New SD25 Saildrive

07 July 2015

Two new Yanmar products specifically designed for the yachting fraternity have been released in Australia with immediate availability. The new Yanmar 3YM30AE marine…

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Yanmar Powers ahead with Aluminium Marine

06 July 2015

Over recent years, Aluminium Marine has launched a string of Yanmar powered aluminium catamaran hulls. In fact 8 out of their last 9…

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Yanmar engine driving Latest Rex creation

02 July 2015

As the temperature drops across Australia and cozying up to log fires becomes the winter pastime, production is hotting up at Whitlands Engineering…

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Yanmar Powered Generator Drives Custom Irrigation System

02 July 2015

  Irrigating a long and skinny paddock provided a challenge which has been successfully met by the Yanmar Dealer at Boonah, (Qld.) Dover…

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Generator Manufacturer Sells Off the Shelf Yanmar YH Series Generators

02 July 2015

  Andrew Smith established AJS Machinery in 2000, his core business activity being the design and manufacture of custom made generator sets. Today…

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Yanmar Powers Rapid Response Vessel

01 July 2015

  Auckland Airport is a busy intercontinental hub, located on the shore of Manukau Harbour. With a constant stream of aircraft approaching and…

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“We could not have Chosen a Better Engine than Yanmar”

04 June 2015

  Bill Coombe is a long standing, well respected commercial operator who powered his new whale watching vessel, Amaroo, with a pair of…

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Yanmar Re-Power Reduces the Eco-Footprint

04 June 2015

  The Black Cat Group in New Zealand is an award winning eco-tourism company that is progressively repowering their fleet with Yanmar marine…

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The Explore Group Powers Ahead with Yanmar

02 June 2015

  Brisbane based Aluminium Marine is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most respected shipyards, designing and manufacturing aluminium catamarans for the passenger…

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Yanmar Saildrives – The ideal Match for the Multihull Kato

18 March 2015

  Tony Longhurst is a man of action who has always led a fast life. A retired V8 Supercar driver, water ski champion…

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Yanmar L Series Key Driver in Pumps Australia Expansion

12 March 2015

  Pumps Australia is enjoying unprecedented growth with the Perth based company relocating to substantially larger premises. Much of the growth is attributed…

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Yanmar Powers Australia’s Largest Water Taxi

23 February 2015

  Fantasea 8 Seasons is touted as the largest water taxi in Australia. Offering a hop-on hop-off service on Sydney Harbour, Yanmar 6HY-WET…

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Yanmar Efficiency Drives Briteforce LED Lighting Towers

23 December 2014

  A massive swing to the latest technology LED lighting is the driving force behind the sustained growth of Western Australia based lighting…

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Yanmar 6AYM-WGT Powers Reef Ranger

10 December 2014

There’s no tougher operating environment in Australia, than the commercial marine market in Far North Queensland. It’s a market where the Yanmar marine…

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Yanmar 6LY2-STP Engine Drives Gold Coast Thrill Seekers

05 December 2014

The notion of a high speed thrill ride for tourists on the glitzy Gold Coast used to be the exclusive domain of high…

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Motoring Around Australia (Almost) in a Yanmar Powered Wooden Boat

25 November 2014

“Thrifty” – that’s how Tim Phillips summed up the performance of the Yanmar 6BY2 engine after his voyage from Perth, across the top…

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Oceantech Backs Yanmar in Commercial Vessels

31 October 2014

Operating in Adelaide’s commercial marine precinct of Largs North, specialist naval architects Oceantech Design is a passionate advocate of the Yanmar range of…

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Yanmar Re-Powers Angles Day-Charter Boat’s

24 October 2014

Dependability is everything in the charter boat business. Mills Charters, (Perth’s leading Charter Company specialising in Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching and private…

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Sailing Legend Backs Yanmar

06 October 2014

In sailing circles, Mooloolaba based yachtsman Bob “Robbo” Robertson, is revered in the sport of offshore sailing. Early on in his sailing career,…

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JCB DieselMax Repowers Shiplift at FNQ Marina

06 October 2014

Repowering the Shiplift at Rosshaven Marine with a JCB DieselMax engine has given this busy shipyard complete confidence in the operation of their…

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Yanmar 3TNV82 – An efficient Workhorse Day after Day

08 September 2014

Even though Steve Barbeler has owned and operated his Yanmar 3TNV82 diesel engine for four years, he remains impressed at how well this…

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Yanmar Re-Powers Harbour Commuter Ferries

01 September 2014

Rarely does a single commercial vessel go through such a transformation as the “Harbour Cat”, operated by Fullers of Auckland. But to transform…

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Powerful New Yanmar 12AY Diesel Series Launched

01 September 2014

A new Yanmar commercial marine engine has been launched in Australia, the mammoth 40 litre 12 cylinder Yanmar 12AY delivering a new level…

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Power Equipment Expands Aftermarket Tech Support

01 September 2014

  Power Equipment has announced the appointment of Nick Lee to the newly created position of “National Engineering and Customer Service Manager”.  Power…

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JCB Pump Buggy Delivers Portable Pumping

15 August 2014

There is a huge variety of ‘buggies’ in this world, but there’s only one JCB Pump Buggy. It is the brainchild of Mackay…

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Yanmar Selected for Big Torque at Low Revs

15 August 2014

El Torito is a fitting name for this vessel; it’s Spanish and translates as ‘little bull’.  Built in 1968 in the US, El…

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Yanmar Joystick Control makes Boating Easier

31 July 2014

Brisbane surgeon Micheal Mastry is a recreational boater who appreciates the very finest in life.  Not only does he own a stunning 43’…

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Yanmar 3TNV88 CPG Pack over 2000 hours & 100% Problem Free

30 July 2014

  In the middle of the cane field, the centre pivot irrigator circulates, ever so slowly.  Behind the mist of water being dumped…

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Luke Foster Joins Power Equipment

30 July 2014

The Managing Director of Power Equipment, Allan Foster, has announced that his son Luke Foster has joined the family business. Power Equipment is…

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New Yanmar Diesels Pay for Themselves

29 July 2014

Lighter engines, more power and massive fuel savings, can a re-power be any better than this?  Indeed it can, when the cost benefit…

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Yanmar Confirms Marine Market Leadership

16 May 2014

In spite of challenging market conditions, Power Equipment, the distributor of Yanmar diesel engines continues to enjoy sustained growth in the Australian market.

While most in the marine industry are consolidating and shoring up their position, Power Equipment has recently expanded their Melbourne facility with the construction and commissioning of their new 2,000 m• high stack warehouse adjacent to their Melbourne Head Office facility.

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Yanmar 8LV Repower Leaves Owner With No Regrets

30 April 2014

In boating terms, this old girl of the sea has been around a bit.  Reel Deep started life in Queensland as a commercial…

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Designing Yanmar Repower Rejuvenates Sentimental Bertram 39

28 April 2014

A boatie with a keen eye will instantly recognise Outsider as a classic vessel.  This fully imported and rare boat, the Bertram 39…

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Designing a Passion for Yanmar

24 April 2014

Naval architect Stuart Ballantyne is a highly talented man of the sea.  He frequently challenges conventional wisdom in ship design, but when it…

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Torres Pilots Choose Yanmar….. Again and Again

03 April 2014

Torres Pilots is a the largest GBR pilotage provider in the three compulsory pilotage areas on the Great Barrier Reef being the Great…

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Yanmar Drives Whitlands Rex 600 Wood Splitters

14 March 2014

As the cost of energy continues to soar, slow combustion wood burning heaters are steadily gaining in popularity.  And just as the demand…

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Yanmar Powers Aussie Couple in World Circumnavigation

14 March 2014

A single Yanmar marine diesel engine has powered a unique world voyage completed by Phillip and Margaret Heaney of Newcastle. They are the first Australians to have designed, built and crew their own motor yacht on a circumnavigation of the world.

Phillip Heaney is a professional boat builder who served his apprenticeship at the Halvorsen yard in Sydney during the 1960’s. The seed of thought for such a circumnavigation was formed in Phillip’s mind in 1989.

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Fusion Cats Cruise the World with Yanmar Saildrive

12 February 2014

There’s a new wind blowing through the cruising cat market with manufacturers looking to new business models to bring quality products to market. …

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Yanmar’s Swapped after 10,000 Hours But Still Running Strong

25 November 2013

Brian Dodds is the first to admit, that he probably didn’t really have to change his Yanmar 3GM30 Saildrive engines.    But after logging…

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Eniquest Specifies JCB For Higher Power Needs

19 November 2013

A long and successful association with Yanmar diesel engines has led Eniquest owner Don Pulver to specify JCB engines for his most recent…

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ThoroughClean Chooses Yanmar

12 November 2013

In the pressure cleaning business, Ipswich based company ThoroughClean is a market leader in the heavy duty commercial sector. The company motto at…

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Kirby Marine Produces Exotic Yanmar Powered RIB

11 November 2013

Fremantle based iconic boat builder Kirby Marine, has launched an exceptional new RIB, powered by dual Yanmar 6LY3 diesel engines driving Hamilton jet…

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Fairway Brand Enters a New Era

06 November 2013

The Fairway brand of motor yachts has transitioned to enter a new era.  Company founder Wally Schuba has built his last Fairway with…

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Quality & Service Continue to delivery for Com-Pak

30 October 2013

Com-Pak commenced business in Orange (NSW) in 1956.  Now, almost six decades later, this company continues to thrive because it has adapted to…

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Yanmar Specified Where Raw Grunt is Needed

17 October 2013

As their name suggests, Perth based Niche Marine is a specialist boat builder who supplies vessels for very specific commercial applications.  One of…

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Pumps Australia Teams up with Yanmar on Quality Platform

27 September 2013

Like so many industry segments, the pressure cleaning market is as tough as ever.  In addition to local manufacturers, competition from low cost…

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Yanmar Powers Spirit of Queenstown

19 September 2013

A purpose built passenger ferry, the Spirit of Queenstown, is the newest tourist venture by Southern Discoveries for Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand.  …

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Mark Critchely Joins Power Equipment WA Team

07 August 2013

  Highly respected industry specialist, Mark Critchley, has joined Power Equipment, the authorised Distributor of Yanmar and JCB diesel engines.  Mark has been…

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Commercial Cat Logs Big Hours in Double Quick time

07 July 2013

In just seven months of operation, Freedom Monarch has logged up a massive 1788 hours on the Yanmar GTE engines.   The Freedom Monarch…

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New Yanmar Powered Ferry Operating in the Whitsundays

27 June 2013

The passenger ferry market continues to be a growing market segment for new boat projects and repowers alike, s range of commercial engines….

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Without Yanmar Power, Tacos Will Not Be Served

05 June 2013

Many commercial operations depend on reliable electrical power, but none more so than the amazing new Sydney food truck, Al Carbón.  The super…

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Dual Yanmar V8s Sterndrives Gives New Spirit to Sports Cruiser

29 May 2013

The joy of buying a 2002 model Riviera M430 sports cruiser was short lived for Gold Coast boater Brad Hay when one of…

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Mase Voyager Gen Set Transforms New Motor Home

29 May 2013

When the gen set on board your new state of the art motorhome struggles to crank out enough power to boil the kettle…

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Yanmar 2 TNV70 Pumps Air To Clean Parks

27 May 2013

As far as vacuum machines go, this one is about as impressive as they come.  Peter Shead of Vacuum Loaders in Sydney has…

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Yanmar & Aussie Pump Forge Stronger Links

28 February 2013

Australian pump manufacturing icon, Aussie Pumps, has announced an enhanced association with Australia’s leading diesel brand, Yanmar.  While Aussie Pumps has been a…

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Yanmar Signs On With Oracle Team USA

25 February 2013

Yanmar has become the official technical partner of Oracle Team USA in their s Cup in 2013.  Yanmar is providing engines and drive ystems…

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Mase Launches Diesel Gen Set Range for RV and Truck Market

12 February 2013

In recognition of the very specific needs for power generation in the motorhome and RV market, Mase has developed a complete range of…

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Gori – Fastest Propeller Around the World?

31 January 2013

Why did 17 of the 20 skippers starting the Vendee Globe solo round the world race in Les Sables-d’Olonne, choose Gori propeller for their Open 60 racing…

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Yanmar Launches New eG55 Portable Gen Set

25 January 2013

Yanmar has announced the launch of their latest and smallest silenced portable power generator, the Yanmar eG55.   With over 100 years experience in…

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Yanmar Repower Delivers Better Handeling at Sea, with Big Fuel Savings

25 January 2013

Based out of the deep water port of Portland (South Western Victoria) pro fisherman Tom Bibby knew that an engine re-power was ahead…

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Total Refurb by Original Manufacturer pays Dividends for NSW Marine Rescue

25 January 2013

To replace or to refurbish, that’s the dilemma that not only confronts recreational boaters, but also marine rescue authorities.  Marine Rescue NSW faced…

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Yanamr Powers Buizen Superyacht

25 January 2013

Described by the manufacturer with terms such as artisanal craftsmanship, European style and luxury, timeless design and cutting edge technology, the Sydney built…

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Whisper Quiet Yanmar Power For Aussie Cruising Yacht

04 November 2012

Good things often evolve to meet a very specific need.  That is certainly the case with the new Osborn Chapman OC50 cruising yacht. …

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JCB Power Selected for Envirofix Hydro Seeder

25 October 2012

When the manufacturers of the Envirofix hydro seeding equipment received a commission for their biggest machine developed yet, they turned to a single…

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Yanmar Re-Powers this Princess

22 October 2012

Operating a 35-metre passenger ship through some of the most environmentally pristine waters on the planet brings with it massive responsibility.  So when…

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Chris Guppy Joins Poiwer Equipment

16 October 2012

Long serving and highly respected marine industry identity Chris Guppy has signed on with Power Equipment, the authorised Distributor of Yanmar and JCB…

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Yanamr Powers Advanced Technology Vacuum Excavator

06 September 2012

The Goulburn based company Vacvator, manufactures a range of vacuum hydro excavation equipment. Vacvator has put their faith completely in the hands of…

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Yanmar 3TNV Provides the Power to Water Blast

22 August 2012

Yanmar 3TNV88 is a rugged, durable diesel engine that is ideally suited to the unforgiving mining environment.  The Sydney based company Jetblaster was…

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JCB Powers Big Capacity Mobile Tree Chipper

14 August 2012

When it comes to feeding trees into a chipper, there is absolutely no substitute for raw power.   JCB diesel power has been selected…

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Yanmar Gen Set Powers Radical Mobile Ozone Generator

21 June 2012

Yanmar’s advanced eG100i generator set has been selected to power a radical new Ozone generator.    The mobile unit is to be used by…

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Power Equipment Appointed PSS Shaft Seals Distributor

10 April 2012

Power Equipment has been appointed the official distributor of PSS Seals in the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific markets. Packless Sealing System…

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Generator Power Unleashed – The New YH Series from Yanmar

04 April 2012

The Yanmar range of diesel powered generator sets has been expanded further with the launch of the new YH Series of 4 Pole,…

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Jetwave’s Twin Yanmar Power Custom 500psi Pressure Cleaner

13 February 2012

The Adelaide based industrial pressure cleaning specialist Jetwave, has completed a custom made high pressure cleaning unit based around dual Yanmar TNV series…

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Mase Delivers Reliable Generators for Power

07 February 2012

When you are at sea aboard your luxury blue water cruiser, often 100 nautical miles or more offshore for weeks on end, it’s…

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Yanmar Powers Opulent Cat

14 December 2011

In Queensland boaters don’t come with a much bigger profile than flamboyant hairdressing entrepreneur, Steve “Stefan” Ackerie.  Well known for his string of…

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Yanmar Yet Again Based on Experience

04 December 2011

Commercial boat owner and operator, Peter Lynch of Blue Dolphin Tours in Harvey Bay has been operating his own charter boat business for…

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Aussie Compressor Manufacturer Confirms Yanmar Diesel Engine of Choice

14 November 2011

As far as competitive industry sectors go, compressors are about as tough as it gets.  While many have been content to merely survive…

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John Mason Joins Power Equipment NSW

07 November 2011

Power Equipment has announced the appointment of John Mason to the position of Power Products NSW Area Manager. In this role, John is…

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The Yanmar Maestro of Bermagui

18 October 2011

Amongst both recreational and professional boaters, Craigh Hurst is revered for his work in re-powering boats.   In short Craigh Hurst enjoys the highest…

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Yanmar Power of Choice for New Steber Twin Cab

12 October 2011

Up on the north coast of NSW, tucked away in the idyllic riverside town of Taree, the Steber family is already gearing up…

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First Yanmar 6HY-ETE Owner is Australia has No Regrets

11 October 2011

Rarely do you see an engine that has clocked up 6000 hours in a commercial fishing boat, and the engine looks just as…

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Yanmar Unleashes New V8 Diesel Pleasure Craft Power

27 June 2011

Yanmar has announced the arrival of the all new Yanmar 8LV series in Australia – this is a V8, 4.46 litre diesel engine…

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Yanmar Powers Carrot Colossus

24 May 2011

By any yardstick, Rocky Lamattina & Sons is an impressive carrot producing organisation. The family company grows carrots at two separate Victorian locations…

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Yanmar Gives Fisherman His Mojo Back

19 May 2011

By any measure Mark Parkes is a fishing tragic.   Mark openly acknowledges that he is obsessed by the lure of heading offshore to…

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Power Equipment Wins Platinum “Best of the Best” Business Award

04 May 2011

Power Equipment has won a prestigious business award, being declared the ‘best small business over the past 20 years’ at the Premier Regional…