Hillhead/QMJ 2024

December 2018 Issue 176

New ProductsS: Doosan DL420CVT-5:  Report from Prague on machines at this year’s Doosan Quarry Days event.

GPS Technology: Hitachi: Report from Amsterdam on Hitachi’s new integrated GPS machine control system.

New Products: Caterpillar: Report from Malaga on the next range of 30- and 36-tonne excavators.

Operator Focus: Blair Hughes: 17-year-old operator and JCB’s 220X create two new kids on the block.

Technology: K-TEC scrapers: A modern approach to specifying and running towed scraper combinations.

Site Visit Tong Moor Quarry A new Case 1021G wheel loader has impressed owner Clive Hurt Plant.

Show Report: Finnmetko Forestry: Finnish event showcased a broad spectrum of dedicated forestry equipment.

Site Visit: Wacker Neuson ET18: Upper-structure levelling systems are also very useful on mini-excavators.

Forestry: Tigercat LH855E: Canadian-built tracked timber harvester is the first at work in the UK.

Euro Focus: Syn Trac: Austrian firm is developing what is described as the ultimate tool carrier.

First Impressions: John Deere 1170G: Working with this new all-round eight-wheel drive timber harvester.

Fleet Focus: Fred Champion: The latest on Champion Groundworks’ ever-increasing machinery fleet.

Men & Machines:  Alex Kelly: Rose from trainee to works manager at the Euclid/Terex factory, Motherwell.

Fleet Focus: FDS: Cambridgeshire firm has just switched to Takeuchi compact excavators.

Plant Hire:  E.Corr: The machinery choices over the years of this plant hire company.

Classic Plant: Haulers: The rapid growth in dump truck capacity in the 1960s and 1970s.