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Earthmovers Issue 179 March 2019

First impressions: KATO HD85V4 While bigger models are planned for later, here’s the largest in the range.
Transport: Wind turbine blades Novel method of transporting long blades on a very restrictive route.
Special report: Mechanisation Graham Black reviews the challenges that lie ahead for the industry.
First impressions: Mecalac 9MWR Owner-operators extra-versatile sub-10-tonne wheeled excavator.
Site visit: Borras quarry North Wales sand and gravel quarry benefits from a change of machinery.
Show preview: Executive Hire Graham Black selects highlights of the forthcoming annual show.
Dealer profile: Kellands Interview with Kellands Plant Sales joint managing director Tim Hill.
Site visit: Kobelco SK140SR-5 a pair of new excavators working on clearance projects for Smart Motorways.
Dredging: Cherry sand one of the UK’s largest clamshell dredgers recently celebrated its 50th birthday.
Market review: Compact breakers EARTHMOVERS reviews hydraulic breakers for mini- and midi-excavators.
Classic plant: UNEX E303 Report on the imminent retirement of a classic electric-powered rope shovel.
Demolition: Hyundai HX300 A second excavator doubles the fleet of this north-west demo operator.
Fleet focus: Ward & Burke Civils Company owns of the largest fleet of Kobelco excavators in Ireland.
Extreme machine: Demag H485 the world’s largest mining shovel started Work in Scotland in 1986.

Earthmovers Issue 178 February 2019

FLEET FOCUS: PF Murphy Liebherr fleet benefits from 3D GPS kit and a multitude of tilt-rotators.
TECHNOLOGY: Volvo electric site the feasibility of operating a quarry with electric-powered vehicles.
TRAINING: Hawk one hire firm’s eff orts to attract more potential operators to the industry.
DEMOLITION: Komatsu PC490-11 the first version of this model produced with a straight demolition boom.
SPECIAL ADAPTATIONS: Echle Hartstahl Report from Germany on this family firm’s range of special adaptations.
MACHINES PAST: Hitachi FH130-3 a plant and civil engineering operation based around a veteran excavator.
PILING: BSP JX-8 Report on a low ground pressure piling rig based on a JCB JS200 carrier.
ATTACHMENTS: Kinshofer grabs the machinery used to load scrap steel at one quay on King’s Lynn docks.
FLEET FOCUS: Torr works a fleet of Cat loaders on duty at a quarry with no load and haul operation.
MARKET REVIEW: Articulated haulers Earthmovers reviews the latest developments in this market sector.
FACTORY VISIT: JCB telehandlers Graham Black reports from Rocester’s massive Loadall factory.
MATERIALS HANDLERS: Fuchs MHL360F the unusual history and mainstream Machinery run by Molloy Metals.
MEN & MACHINES: Johnny Groves owner of the Shape and Scape motorbike Track construction outfit.
PLANT HIRE: Tom Grant Two JCB JZ141 reduced tailswing Excavators in action in West Lothian.
MANUFACTURER PROFILE: Hyundai Report from Belgium on Hyundai’s Ambitious plans for the future.
CLASSIC PLANT: Clay extraction Specialised machines that once worked in UK brick manufacturing.

Earthmovers Issue 177 January 2019

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: CAT D11T the UK’s first has replaced Matilda, probably Britain’s best-known dozer.
PRODUCT PREVIEW: Liebherr excavators Liebherr is the first to launch Stage 5 Emissions-compliant excavators.
TECHNOLOGY: JCB & Topcon JCB offers now pre-installation to support machine guidance systems.
SPECIAL NEWS REPORT: Tonic dumpers the latest site dumpers to join the influential Tonic Construction fleet.
SPECIAL ADAPTATION: Terex TA300 Latest Terex ADT features a newly designed high-volume waste body.
ATTACHMENTS: Sharpegrade leveller First UK outing for a levelling/grading device imported from New Zealand.
EXTREME MACHINES: Genesee coal Surface coal mine’s production sustains Alberta’s electricity needs.
MARKET REVIEW: Mini-excavators Current ranges and new models in the popular sub 3.5-tonne category.
CLASSIC PLANT: Komatsu D155W Report on a pair of unusual dozers designed to work underwater.
FACTORY VISIT: Yanmar Graham Black reports on Yanmar’s European mini-excavator operation.
SITE VISIT: East Galway landfill Machinery fleet deployed to construct landfill cells in challenging conditions.
SECOND IMPRESSIONS: Hyundai R55W Road-legal, compact and versatile Small-wheeled excavator has a big heart.
WORKSHOP PRACTICE: CAT 775G REBUILD Hillhouse Quarry Group’s planned rebuild of its two Cat quarry trucks.
EURO FOCUS: Finnish phosphate large mining machinery on a surface site can clock up impressive hours.
SHOW REPORT: APF Forestry Unfamiliar products from familiar names in the machinery industry.
CLASSIC PLANT: Cross-pit bucket wheels reflections on the true giants of early American opencast coal mining.