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by Nick Drew  |  Wed 19 Jun 2024

Royal Cornwall Show Round Up (Part Four)

The penultimate look back at the extremely busy construction machinery trade stands at the Royal Cornwall Show 2024.

Royal Cornwall Show Round Up (Part Four)

M & M Plant Devon & Cornwall

M & M Plant, who are CASE Construction Equipment and Wacker Neuson dealers for the South West of England, were located in their usual spot, in fact, in their usual two spots as for the past two Cornwall shows, they have expanded their presence on two plots, to enable them to display more products from their portfolio.

On the CASE section, we discovered a wide spread of E Series excavators, most of which were sporting the branding of a number of well-known local civil engineering contractors. CX130E, CX210E and CX250E were presented for customers Steve Hoskin Construction, MJL Contractors, and Nicholls Plant Hire Ltd.

One point of interest around the showground in general, was the increase in 25-30 tonne machines that these contractors are ordering now. Apparently, this is down to the increase in weight of the so called “Perfect Manholes”, the precast all-in-one units, that are now increasingly popular, hence machines that can cope with the heavy lifting are required.

Other kit on display included the 9-tonne class CX90D and the SR175B skid steer loader and a Multi-One M1 7.2k compact articulated wheeled loader.

The standout highlight on the Wacker Neuson display, was the ET65 midi excavator, with two-piece boom, that featured a stunning white and green livery for long term customer E. J Fry Transport & Plant Hire.

The colour change celebrates the companies 25th anniversary and coincidently their 20th year of purchasing Wacker Neuson excavators.

Wacker Neuson dumpers have become to go to choice for site dumpers in the UK. Our market is probably the largest for such machines anywhere in the world and I would think Wacker Neuson has a considerable share of UK sales, especially in the cabbed dumper sector, where they have led the way with the Dual View concept. On the M & M stand there was a trio of new dumpers heading for Porteous Groundworks, including a DW30, DW60, and DW90 the latter two both featuring full cabs.


Family owned and long-term Kubota dealer for the South West, Vincents, announced a change in the company name and branding ahead of the show, streamlining it down from the former title Vincents Tractors and Plant.

The business was founded back in 1966 and this year was the 58th year of attending the Royal Cornwall Show, an incredible milestone and a fitting time for a rebrand. Of course, the company sell many other products too, but for us the upmost interest is the Kubota machines.

Making its first appearance at the RCS was the new Kubota KTH4815-2 compact telehandler. Powered by a Kubota D1803-CR 3-cylinder engine, with a power output rating of 37kW (50hp) the machine is manufactured in the Netherlands by Tobroco Giant and features a maximum lift height of 4.8m and a maximum lift capacity of 1500kg. I featured this machine in a test drive report in the June edition of Earthmovers Magazine which you can still purchase as a back issue in the link here.

Another machine we featured in Earthmovers was a KX085-5, the latest upgrade of their ever popular 8-9-tonne class offering, a great new machine, with subtle changes and an all-new cab interior, which is spacious and well appointed. The model on the stand was sporting the livery of Cornish based Caradon Plant Hire.

Lookout for the last RCS post later this week. 






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