Hillhead/QMJ 2024

October 2018 Issue 174

First Drive: JC MAC 888: Fledgling firm has plans to enter the UK construction machinery market.

New Product: Hyundai HX130LCR: One of the first compact-radius Hyundai excavators to be sold in the UK.

New Product: Dual View Dumper: Report on the next eneration of safe six to 10-tonne site dumpers.

Owner Operator: Keith Breen: Now on his third generation of 14.5t reduced radius Case excavator.

First Impressions: Takeuchi TB225: Report from the cab of Takeuchi’s latest 2.5-tonne class mini-excavator.

Extreme Machines: Komatsu HD1500-8: The first batch of 142-tonne haul trucks to be put to work in Europe.

Fleet Focus: Hillhouse Quarry: Quarry group’s first Caterpillar 730C2 ADT in action in a sand and gravel pit.

Supplier Profile: BKT Tyres: Celebrating a decade of its Earthmax tyre and looking to the future.

Market Review: Tyre Management: Current developments in off -road tyre management systems.

Special Adaptions: JCB JS370HRD: Report on a Kocurek-converted high-reach JCB demolition excavator.

Technology: GPS & tilt-rotator: Excavating with both 3D GPS machine guidance and a tilt-rotator.

Site Visit: Swanswell Viaduct: The multi-tasking abilities of a JCB Hydradig at work on a road project.

Fleet Focus: Garriock Bros: The remarkably diverse achievements of this Shetland-based fi rm.

Classic Plant: Early Haulers: Off -road dump trucks of the 50s were world record holders of their day.

Forestry Machinery magazine FREE with October 2018 issue

New Products: Forwarders & harvesters: A round-up of the latest forestry forwarders and harvesters that have been recently launched in the market

Event Preview: APF Show 2018: When, where, and what to see at the leading British forestry show, scheduled to take place in Warwickshire from 20-22 September.

Ground Preparartion: AHWI Mulcher: Forestry Machinery went to see this heavy-duty tracked mulcher being used to prepare land for planting on a country estate in Essex.

Running Report: Irish harvesting: Operators give their verdicts on four timber harvesters working in Ireland, including EcoLog, John Deere, Komatsu and Ponsse.

Converted Excavator: Volvo EC140: A leading UK owner-operator shows us around his customised forestry-spec excavator.

Winching Systems: Ecoforst T-Winch: We report on the use of a T-Winch on a tricky project in Scotland.

Site Visit: Tottenham Timber: The developing trend of exporting Irish pulpwood to mainland UK.

Classic Forestry: Timber skidder: Roadless Logmaster was the world’s first fully hydrostatic timber skidder.