Cover date February 2018

Published/on sale Friday 5th January 2017

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.
PLANT THEFT FRAUD WARNING: Thieves are getting smarter. Police issue a warning to the plant industry. TECHNOLOGY REMOTE CONTROL: Bobcat’s plug-and-play remote-control package for skid-steer loaders.
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 SANDS: The fleet of classic and modern machinery tasked with sand removal.



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