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Cover date July 2017

Published/on sale Friday 2nd June 2017

FIRST DRIVE VOLVO A60H: Could Volvo’s largest ADT give the muck-shifting sector a shot in the arm? PRODUCT LAUNCH STEELWRIST & SVAB: Graham Black reports on the latest excavator technology from Scandinavia.
SHOW PREVIEW PLANTWORX: The editor previews some of the star attractions at the forthcoming show. TECHNOLOGY 3D GPS: Graham Black reports on initial work with a high-tech guidance system.
DEMOLITION SENNEBOGEN: An unusual but versatile demolition rig, based on a materials handler. SITE VISIT FOYNES PORT: A significant land reclamation project within Ireland’s key west coast port.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS HYUNDAI R1200-9: Tiny Luxembourg is home to Hyundai’s largest hydraulic excavator. SITE VISITS GRANGE QUARRY: Cat machines have just been put to work in the Scottish borders.
NEW PRODUCT EUROCOMAC: A new brand of mini- and midi-excavators are available on the Irish market. MEN & MACHINES IAN COLLICK: Cornish owner-operator is pleased with his New Holland B110C backhoe.
PLANT HIRE KOBELCO SK75SR: A modified Kobelco midi configured for watercourse maintenance. LEET FOCUS DUCON CONCRETE: Leading Irish quarry firm upgrades its processing and loading fleet.
EURO FOCUS LÄNNEN: Backhoe loaders are often labelled the Swiss Army Knife of the plant world. COMPACTION LIEBHERR/BSP: Bespoke compaction rig based on a Liebherr excavator and a BSP attachment.
COMPETITION LIEBHERR R9800: Visit EARTHMOVERS at Plantworx for a chance to win this fantastic model. MACHINES PAST & PRESENT SCRAPERS: The revival of towed scrapers in the global earthmoving community.
BEST PRACTICE ON THE ROAD: Graham Black on using and towing construction equipment on the road. EXTREME MACHINE TRACTOMAS: French maker eyes up the mining sector for the world’s largest semi-truck.



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