Hillhead/QMJ 2024

August 2018 Issue 172

First Drive: Kubota KX030-4: Kubota’s latest mini-excavator was designed in Japan but made in Germany.

First Impressions: Komatsu PC4000-11: EARTHMOVERS reports from the cab of a 400-tonne class face shovel.

New Products: Mecalac dumpers: Coming soon: new UK-built six- and  ine-tonne capacity site dumpers.

Demolition: Bath Press: The challenges and solutions working on a site of architectural importance.

New Product: Liugong 939E:Their first Stage 4 35-tonne LiuGong excavator to go into service in Ireland.

Special Adaptions: Hitachi ZX85US: One man’s midi-excavator benefits from having an Engcon tilt-rotator.

Fleet Focus: NRI Civils: First fleet of cabbed JCB site dumpers at work on house building sites.

Euro Focus: Houtribdijk: Reinforcing the 25km-long road dike that spans Holland’s largest inland lake.

Fleet Focus: Quinn Groundworks: The machines on the fleet of a start-up business run by a father and son.

Site Visit: Ayrshire powerlines: Hodge Plant Group’s work on a new high-voltage powerline project.

Show Report: Maskinmassan: Highlights of Sweden’s biannual dealer-organised machinery fair.

Market Review: Machine guidance: The latest developments in machine guidance systems for excavators.

Materials Handling: Liebherr LH120: Speciality steel producer Liberty House Group’s new materials handler.

Extreme Machines: Rope shovels: Current mining shovels and recent developments within this niche market.

Classic Plant: Towed scrapers: Cat dozers equipped with 3D guidance pulling classic scraper boxes.