Engineering Vehicles

Macabre deaths dismissed as accident

A district government in Daqing of northeast Heilongjiang province has tried to distance itself from a tragedy in which the operator of an earth mover and the owner of a pig farm were killed in a macabre incident last week.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am

Xi gets hands dirty on Iowa farm

China and the United States have signed a five-year deal to guide discussions on the security and safety of food, and sustainable agriculture at a symposium in Iowa, as Vice-President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the US state.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Caterpillar to steam ahead with China expansion plans

Caterpillar, the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, expects to ratchet up its expansion plans and post stronger sales on the mainland on the back of the domestic economy's steady growth.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

GPS pinpoints answer to illegal waste dumping

Building associations, construction companies and waste removal groups are investigating a new way to control the illegal dumping of construction waste - global positioning systems.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Safety probe ordered after man dies when vehicle plunges to ground on building site

An investigation has been launched into whether proper safety measures were followed on a Kowloon Bay construction site where a man died yesterday when his vehicle plunged from the first floor to the ground.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Use satellite tracking devices to combat dumping, builders say

Builders have suggested that global positioning system tracking devices be installed in dump trucks to fight the illegal dumping of construction waste.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Move to tighten dumping on land

The government is considering tightening laws to control dumping on private land.

Anyone wanting to dump construction material on private land would need official authorisation, said Alain Lam Kwok-lun, acting assistant director of the Environmental Protection Department, at a Legislative Council panel yesterday.

21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Dumper truck drivers strike over fuel surcharge

More than 1,000 dumper truck drivers staged a strike yesterday demanding that contractors pay a fuel surcharge.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Four more charged in property fraud case

11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Licences for machinery

From next month operators of compactors, dumpers, graders, locomotives and scrapers must hold a valid licence, the Labour Department said.

21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Polluting dump trucks under fire

Lawmakers yesterday demanded better enforcement of the law that requires dump trucks to cover debris loads with sheets, saying eight prosecutions in three years was a feeble record.

Residents and drivers on the route to a planned new construction waste dump in Chai Wan could be plagued by debris from trucks if the loads are not covered properly.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Police probe after officers unearth 11 excavators

Police believe they may have uncovered the work of a crime syndicate that targets excavators after finding 11 of the diggers in the New Territories yesterday.

Officers of Pat Heung division were tipped off by a caller who witnessed an excavator being towed away by a goods vehicle in Shek Wu Wai near Mai Po yesterday afternoon.

7 Nov 2004 - 12:00am


Mainboard-listed agricultural machinery maker First Tractor saw its net loss narrow 49.5 per cent last year to 59.5 million yuan (about HK$55.76 million).

28 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Bulldozer pile-up

Six men were injured when a bulldozer skidded off a truck and caused a pile-up involving three taxis, a goods van and a minibus in Western. The incident in Pokfield Road left six men with minor injuries.

10 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

First Tractor ploughs into new direction

First Tractor has launched a 100 million yuan (about HK$93 million) online platform for the mainland's agricultural trade in tandem with the authorities and information technology plays to boost tractor sales.

29 Jun 2000 - 12:00am