||Earthmovers Issue 166 February 2018
First drive: Kobelco SK210H-10: In the cab of the world’s first hybrid featuring a lithium-ion battery.
Product launch: Doosan DL420-5: The latest manufacturer to offer a wheel loader with a CVT transmission.
Site visit: Wacker Neuson EW65: The first Wacker Neuson EW65 wheeled excavator to be sold in the UK.
Running report: Liebherr L586 X-Power versions of this loader feature a continuously variable transmission.
Site report: Cliffe hill quarry The next generation of thinking when managing machines, people and sites.
Product launch: Case skid-steers: We report on the latest generation of American-built skid-steer loaders.
First impressions: Komatsu D475A-5 Fife Silica Sands’ new 115-tonne Komatsu D475A-5 dozer in action.
Special adaptations: STC HD140 Dutch demolition firm Vlasman’s extreme version of Hitachi’s ZX890.
Transport: Rail hub An old-fashioned alternative to the transportation of bulk aggregate.
First impression: Hydrema MX14 We report on the latest purchase of a Hydrema wheeled excavator.
Running report: JCB JS220 PLUS The latest addition to the fleet of a family-run Irish plant business.
Factory visit: Arrowhead We report on an innovative British manufacturer of hydraulic breakers.
Euro focus: Towed scrapers An unusual towed scraper at work, the Bos-made ejector-bodied Giga.
Attachment: Xcentric ripper An alternative to a heavy-duty hydraulic hammer in a quarry application.
Extreme machine: Bucyrus 8750B Canada’s largest coal mine is home to the heaviest dragline in the world.
Site visit: Padstow The fleet of classic and modernmachinery tasked with sand removal..
||Earthmovers Issue 165 January 2018
Product: Liebherr: Graham Black reports on the latest products, including new telehandlers.
First drive: CAT 320: We are the first to operate the next generation Cat tracked excavators.
Show report: The ploughing: New and unusual muck-shifting kit on display at this show in Ireland.
Extreme machines: Coal restoration: The progress made towards restoring the former Rusha surface coal mine.
Techniques: Installing fibre cable A classic application for the much under-valued skid-steer loader.
Euro focus: Grensmaas: The River Maas gravel extraction fleet includes a 170-tonne dragline.
Site visit: Pmc civil engineering Hyundai machines are preferred by this Dorset based civils company.
Attachments: Nox tilt-rotator EARTHMOVERS visits one of the UK’s first users of a NOX tilt-rotator.
New product: Bell B20E: The first pair of these 20-ton ADTs at work on a Scottish golf course.
Demolition: Bristol footbridge: The deconstruction of an elevated footpath and its associated structures.
Fleet focus: Duneaton quarry: The fleet of machinery owner and operated by the Hodge Plant Group.
Extreme machine: Hitachi EX1200: Christened Grizzly, this big Hitachi cut its teeth on a car plant demolition.
Classic plant: Moxy 5222B: Classic dump truck works together with a Terex 970 backhoe loader.
Used equipment: CAT 320B: A tip-off leads to the purchase of an ex-Army bomb disposal excavator.