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issue80 Earthmovers Issue 80 December 2010

First Drive – Volvo EC15C/EC18C Minis: At work with potentially the two most popular models in the new C series.
First Impressions – Komatsu PC160LGP-8: First UK-built Dash 8 Komatsu PC160 excavator at work on M80 extension.
Machines Past & Present – Cat 5000 Series: High-hours Cats back on front-line duty in a Spanish opencast coal mine.
Demolition – 777 Group giants: Ultra high-reach demo duo combine to bring down Thames-side storage silos.
Technology – John Kirrane Civil Engineering: Specialist motorway work called for the development of custom attachments.
Men & Machinery – Will Powell: An owner-operator currently working in the grounds of Gatton Park in Surrey.
Extreme Machine – Blockbuster: 1200-tonne monster crane due to start work in the Port of Rotterdam.
Market Review – Mini-Excavators: What's new in the popular micro- and mini-excavator sector of the market?
Site Visit – Weston Beach Race: Two Hyundai Dash 9 wheel loaders get a baptism of sand at this annual event.
Site Visit – A&L McCrae: Family-run company's fleet welcomes a trio of Liebherr excavators.
Fleet Focus – Hudson Bros: Family-run Co. Wicklow firm runs Ireland's largest hydraulic excavator.
Factory Visit – Terex, Germany: Terex plans to meet an increasing demand for compact equipment.
Fleet Focus – Robins of Herstmonceux: East Sussex company benefits from a mixed quarry/recycling operation.
Transport – Powertrans: Australian manufacturer of some of the world's biggest road trains.

issue79 Earthmovers Issue 79 November 2010

First Drive - Hyundai 145LCR-9: New short-radius Dash-9 excavator promises improvements all round.
First Impressions - Cat 365CL: Customised 70-tonne excavator provides safe working at Somerset quarry.
Extreme Machine - Water Babe: Truck-based mega-bowser and its lady driver lay the dust in Sweden.
Special Adaptations - Cleveland Potash: Mining beneath the North Sea calls for some essential modifications.
Machines Past & Present - Dressta: Poland's Dressta machinery brand has strong connections with the West.
Site Visit - Bluebell Railway line: Three 6.5-tonne Hitachi EG70R tracked dumpers help to extend the line.
Market Review - Midi-Excavators: Review of the latest developments in the growing market for midi-excavators.
First Impressions - Case CX240BMH: Purpose-built materials handler transforms wood waste processing.
Recycling Machinery - Doppstadt: Latest generation shredder even gobbles steel-sprung mattresses.
Factory Visit - Red Rhino Crushers: New owners Wingfield Engineering express hopes for future products.
Site Visit - East Coast Defences: Lincshore is one of the East Coast's most diligent protection exercises.
Men & Machinery - Top Bucket Award: Report on this annual event at the Military Plant Training School, Kent.
Show Report - DVD 2010: The annual showcase for military machinery revealed some beefy kit.
Transport - John O'Neill Heavy Haulage: Moving huge earthmovers calls for experience and specialised equipment.

issue78 Earthmovers Issue 78 October 2010

First Drive - Doosan DL420: Latest tweak to Korean wheel loader range is a smooth operator with bite.
Special Adaptations - Kubota KX080-3: One owner-operator and his very special eight-tonne LGP midi-excavator.
Plant Hire - Collier Plant Hire: York-based hirer is pinning its future on British-built Cat backhoes.
Demolition - Hitachi Zaxis 870: Huge Hitachi excavator modified by Kocurek before going to work.
Classic Machinery - Ballyhea Readymix: Classic Rushton Bucyrus draglines continue to earn their living in Ireland.
Market Review - Articulated Dump Trucks: Review of the latest trends in this important earthmoving sector.
Site Visit - Godalming Navigation: Unusual Case CX130 long-reachers unload the compact dredger Thames Wey
Extreme Machine - Backacter BA1100: 5000hp + 25-cube bucket - meet the Big Daddy of backhoe dredgers.
First Impressions - MST-300 Access: Cautrac's latest entrant into the rough terrain access platform market.
Euro Focus - River Maas Flood Defence: Holland's 80-million-tonne muck-shift project paid for in sand and gravel.
Technology - Digpilot Machine Control: Novel wireless machine guidance system can be moved between machines.
Fleet Focus - CJ Gray Plant Hire: Sussex-based specialist in maintaining medieval moats for manor houses.
Fleet Focus - Brian O'Regan: Irish paving company is loyal to American-built Power Curber machinery.
Machines Past & Present - Heaphy Opencast Mine: Ancient & modern machinery working on New Zealand's South Island.

issue77 Earthmovers Issue 77 September 2010

First Drive - JCB 3CX Eco: A detailed look at the latest incarnation of the classic British backhoe loader.
Extreme Machines - Bucketwheels: An update on the largest mobile earthmoving machinery on the face of the earth.
Site Visit - Devilla quarry: We look at the critical role played by a Cat D9T dozer to the whiskey industry.
Machines Past & Present - Inish Pebble: The fleet of machinery employed to extract a rare deposit of beach pebbles.
Site Visit - Camden Environmental: To reduce fuel use and emissions, one contractor has decided to up-scale his fleet.
Demolition - Broomloan Court, Glasgow: The UK's tallest demo rig is hard at work in the shadow of Ibrox Stadium.
Show report - Vertical Days: The latest news and kit from the access and lifting sectors of the machinery market.
Technology - GPS Integration: The use of GPS machine guidance systems delivers real benefits on one Irish site.
Attachments - Engcon hitches: A Scottish dealer offers a 'try before you buy' deal on rotating and tilting hitches.
Site Visit - M1 Motorway: We report on the fleet of short swing excavators currently at work on the M1.
Men & Machinery - S&K Plant: We talk to Stuart Yuill about his passion for New Holland backhoe loaders.
Show Preview - IOG/SALTEX: The latest compact equipment on show at the Institute of Groundsmen's exhibition.
Site Visit - Dixon Rail: We visit the night shift currently working on the Dublin to Cork railway.
Site Visit - Portland Stone: A review of the machinery required to extract high value rectangular blocks.

issue76 Earthmovers Issue 76 August 2010

Extreme Machine - P&H Rope Shovel: Latest in a trio of P&H giant loading shovels gets a cold Arctic welcome.
First Drive - InfoMap Surveys: GPS-guided mini-excavator demonstration unit does what it says on the tin.
First Impressions - Terex TA400: Scotland's Garriock Bros has a new ADT with one careful lady driver.
Site Visit - Black Gold: An alternative approach to mining deposits from brownfield regeneration sites.
Show Report - Hillhead 2010: Some of the latest mining equipment at work in a Cheshire quarry.
Product Launch - Doosan/Bobcat: New machinery extends from monster telehandlers to mini-excavators.
Factory Visit - Kramer Allrad: Graham Black reports from Germany on this company's latest compact kit.
Fleet Focus - Adrian Ryan: Irish contractor's fleet includes mobile crushers and skid-steer loaders.
Demolition - Leavesley Group: Ship dismantler warms to the cutting power of its Cat/LaBounty shear combination.
Site Visit - Westley Plant: Responsible for groundwork at Rugby's new Warwickshire College.
Site Visit - Carroll Quarries: Reconditioned plant plays an important role in quarry economics
Recycling - Shorts Group: Berkshire company adds waste and agricultural contracting to its portfolio.
Attachments - Mantovanibenne: Concrete munchers with bite from this Italian attachment maker.
Transport - Volvo FMX Trucks: Sophisticated Swede puts off-road productivity ahead of payload.

issue75 Earthmovers Issue 75 July 2010

Mining Machinery - Bucyrus RH120E/Liebherr R9350: Two leading excavator brands serving the UK opencast coal industry.
Fleet Focus - Scottish Coal: Huge Cat 785D haulers are part of a £45m modernisation programme.
New Technology - Mastenbroek GPS trencher: Graham Black on the world's first GPS-controlled drainage pipe trencher.
Show Report - Sunshine Miners: The latest in machinery designed for opencast mining operations.
Fleet Focus - Denis Moriarty The Kerries Ltd: County Kerry-based civils company specialises in wind farm projects.
Site Visit - Coastal Defence: The fleet of machinery at work on a Welsh coastal defence project.
Compact Equipment - Weldworks: Site dumper rehabilitation is the main thrust of this new venture.
Technology - Volvo OptiShift: Volvo's approach to lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
Show Preview - Hillhead 2010: New machinery at the up-coming heavy equipment show in Derbyshire.
Extreme Machine - Explosive Excavations: Danger lurks on the seabed for one of the world's largest dredgers.
Plant Hire - Finnerty Plant Hire: Operating one of Ireland's most comprehensive fleets of Case equipment.
Special Adaptations - Hitachi 280: Highly modified excavator with a very special, gravity-defying winch.
Waste Recycling - Heatherland: A mixture of machinery brands reflects years of practical plant experience.
Service & Maintenance - Tyre Repair Scheme: Michelin's new repair accreditation scheme for earthmover tyres.


Earthmovers Issue 74 June 2010
Extreme Machines - Mining Monsters: Our first annual round-up of the UK's top 20 super-sized mining excavators.
First Drive - JCB TM220: At work with one of two all-new compact pivot-steer telehandlers.
Euro Focus - Volvo Pipe-Layers EXCLUSIVE REPORT!: A pair of Volvo's latest excavator-based pipe-layers at work in Rotterdam.
Show Report - Bauma 2010: First of a two-part report on breaking news and new releases in Germany.
First Impressions - Wacker Neuson WORLD EXCLUSIVE!: At the controls of the latest entrant to the 14-tonne excavator sector.
Market Review - Screener Crusher Buckets: An update of the recent developments in crusher and screener buckets.
Classic Machinery - Antarctic Cats: The fleet of Cat dozers at work for the United States Antarctic Programme.
Site Visit - Greystones Harbour: Massive Co. Wicklow project involves dredging and re-handling machinery.
Show Report - Scotplant: Graham Black reports from Edinburgh on the Scotplant 2010 show.
Technology - Liebherr Road-Rail: One manufacturer is on track to raise safety standards in the sector.
Special Adaptations - Volvo EC240C: Heavily beefed-up excavator proves a success in Mid-Wales forestry.

issue73 Earthmovers issue 73 May 2010

Technology - Cat D7E Hybrid: Read all about the revolution here - and see it on-line with YouTube.
First Impressions - JCB 8085ZTS: New zero-tailswing eight-tonne midi responds to customer feed-back.
Extreme Machine - Starfish Enterprise: Our exclusive report reveals the secrets behind this unusual dredger.
pecial News Report - JCB Ecomax: Surprise development will have a significant impact on the future.
Site Visit - Acorn Recycling: Ireland's first enclosed composting facility called for some special kit.
Demolition - Brighton Pier: Dorton Demolition takes care of the remains of a rusting landmark.
Product Launch - Cat 434E Mechanical: Non-servo version of Cat's backhoe is aimed at developing countries.
Product Launch - Terex ADT Upgrade: Motherwell factory gives birth to two new and improved dump trucks.
Crushing & Screening - Kellys of Fantane: Operators of possibly the largest mobile aggregate plant in Europe.
Factory Visit - Merlo, Italy: Graham Black reports on the latest handling and access equipment.
Market Review - Powered Platforms: The little and large review of machinery designed to hit the heights.
Extreme Machines - Walvis Bay Salt Refiners: Special machinery used to extract salt from huge evaporation pans.
Recycling - Commercial Recycling: Dorset-based company benefits from producing high-quality materials.
Site Visit - P&D Lydon: Co Mayo-based fleet of rock breakers fast-track a new retail park.
Utility Vehicles - M-B Unimog: Graham Black on some of the jobs done by these versatile all-rounders.
Recycling - Wood Waste: The machinery used for a green waste recycling plant in New Zealand.

issue72 Earthmovers Issue 72 April 2010

First Drive - Hydrema 912D High Mobility: Latest 10t-capacity low ground pressure dumper struts its stuff in the mud.
Technology - E for emissions: Graham Black reports from Caterpillar's R&D centre in Peoria, Illinois.
Show News - Bauma 2010: From 19-25 April in Munich, welcome to the industry's Big Daddy show.
First Impressions - Wacker Neuson: All-new site dumper cab and the firm's Vertical Digging System.
Extreme Machines - Komatsu 575 Dozer: Not one but two giant dozers at work in New Zealand's Stockton Mine.
Plant Hire - BPH Plant Hire: Strong on hire, this Surrey company also has fingers in some large civils.
Site Visit - BAM Civil: Rock cut and fill work on Ireland's N9 project pulled in some big hitters.
Extreme Machine - Felixstowe Port: Dipper dredgers don't come any bigger than the 900-tonne Maricavor.
Machines Past & Present - Emtrade International: Supplying and maintaining plant at the UK's biggest coal-fired power stations.
Men & Machinery - Howatson Plant Hire: JCB runs through this company like a name through a stick of rock.
Euro Focus - Power on the Polder: New Holland T9040 hauls a 9m-wide laser-controlled grader blade.
Transport - Tipper Trucks: Why these productive muckshifters look set to rise in price by a scary 20%.

issue71 Earthmovers Issue 71 March 2010

Site Visit - Bristol Port Company: Speed, skill and reliability are key to the success of this port operator.
Recycling - Green London Waste: New machinery prompts a second visit to Powerday's canal-side facility.
Fleet Focus - Mullen Civil: Irish plant hirer turned civil contractor looks for flexibility in its fleet.
Euro Focus - Port of Amsterdam: Heavyweight diggers work flat out to reinstate a man-made sand-pit.
Market Review - Backhoe-Loaders: Check out the variety of equal-wheel versions of this versatile machine.
Demolition - Chatham Flyover: Knocking down Sir John Hawkin's Way called for speed and sensitivity.
New Techniques - Stabilised Pavements: In-situ road recycling is more cost effective, less disruptive and green.
Extreme Machines - Titania Mine: Norway's largest surface mine is investing heavily in new machinery.
Special Adaptations - Newton Plant: Co. Offaly pole planter chooses JCB 4CX backhoes with Strimech grabs.
Reclamation - Gortmore Revisited: Phase 2 of the project involved working over weight-sensitive areas.
Remediation - Kane Group: The group's Liebherr machinery in action to restore an old cement works.
Remote Control - Scene in Scandinavia: Graham Black's report on remote-controlled dump trucks and excavators.
Men & Machines - Oakleigh Opencast: Our Australia correspondent reports on the machinery at work down under.
Site Visit - John F. Hunt Demolition: Canning Town's £1.5m regeneration programme starts with a bang.
Transport - Vans & Pick-ups: Light commercial vehicles make progress in a challenging market.
Plant Theft - Security Matters: Update on recent developments in the growing plant security market.

issue70 Earthmovers Issue 70 February 2010

First Drive - Takeuchi TB250: Latest five-tonne mini-excavator is built around tried and tested components.
First Impressions - JCB 515-40 Miniscopic: Less is more with JCB's latest and smallest Loadall telehandler to date.
Military Matters - Blasted Cats: Graham Black reviews the latest military muck-shifting machinery.
Landfill - Drehid, Co. Kildare: Bord Na Mona relies on GPS technology for accuracy in waste management.
Site Visit - Any Old Iron?: A day in the life of a Finning service engineer at Liverpool Docks.
Recycling - WCL Cranebrook Quarry: Second-hand Finlay screening and crushing machinery earns its keep.
Extreme Machine - P&H 4100 Series: Milwaukee's giant rope shovel maker just keeps on raising the bar.
Fleet Focus - Pinden/Syd Bishop and Sons: The fleet of machinery operated by Pinden at its Kent recycling facility.
Site Visit - Tullamore Bypass: Big beasts bring this important project in a year ahead of schedule.
Demolition - Comley's Doosans: Hampshire-based deconstruction firm leads in materials recycling.
Site Visit - Premier Waste: Waste management specialist's new Cat is key to a novel supply contract.
Women & Machinery - Northwest Crushers: Simone Parr's career combines concrete crushing with beauty therapy.
Show Report - RWM Exhibition: What's new in the world of recycling, composting and energy saving?
Euro Focus - Port of Raahe: Two pontoon-mounted dredger excavators are opening up this Finnish port.
Factory Visit - Sandvik Finland: Builders of the industry's widest range of underground drilling machinery.
Piling - New Orleans Flood Defence: 100-year plan is underway to protect the city from devastating floods.

issue69 Earthmovers Issue 69 January 2010

First Drive - Bell B30D MkVI: At the controls of the latest, refined incarnation of Bell's 30-tonne ADT.
Product Launch - Security & JCB: Latest products and services, including JCB's fight against plant theft.
Fleet Focus - Coffey Construction: Irish road-builder's armoury packs some serious rock-breaking kit.
Access Plant - Leguan Lifts: Latest access platform can cross a muddy site or work on mains power.
Attachments - Steelwrist: The latest tilt-rotator hitch manufacturer to enter the UK market.
Demolition - Erith Contractors: Tearing down the huge Lafarge cement works on the banks of the Thames.
Extreme Machines - World Beaters: Alberta's oilsands surface mines employ the world's largest earthmovers.
Technology - Ashleigh Contracts: GPS-equipped machinery is key to this Co. Wicklow harbour project.
Euro Focus - Van Groningen Demo: Dutch demolisher is looking to use heavier tools at even greater heights.
Plant Hire - Jet Plant: Arson attacks on its fleet of planers were seen as a problem, not a crisis.
New Techniques - Tony Duffy Engineering:Irish company combines new and conventional road-laying techniques.
Plant Hire - Rhino Plant Hire: Kent company's wide portfolio of work includes waterway drainage.
Euro Focus - Volvo EC700C: Big excavator is shifting sand on a massive motorway/tunnel project.
Soil Stabilisation - Staplestown Plant Hire: Irish company is bucking the trend towards using UK-based specialists