Hillhead/QMJ 2024

September 2018 Issue 173

First Drive: Volvo ECR355E: Report from Sweden on Volvo’s latest 35-tonne compact radius excavator.

New Products: Volvo: We report from Sweden on a range of new products and high-tech services.

Plant Hire: Next Generation CAT's: The first major plant hire deal for Cat’s next generation of excavators.

Market Review: Crushers & Screeners: The latest developments in crushing, screening and recycling equipment.

Men & Machines: Mike Parrot: A modern excavator set-up has transformed WE Plant’s workload.

Fleet Focus: Green Build: One firm’s early experiences with Chinese-built excavators from Sany.

Fleet Focus: Donal Walsh: The move from classic draglines to excavators has benefited this Irish firm.

Euro Focus: Calais Port: Dutch firm’s two modified excavators build a new breakwater at Calais.

Demolition: Komatsu PC390-11HRD: The first high-reach demolition spec model to be put to work in the UK.

Fleet Focus: WW Bowen: The fleet of machines run by this established Mid-Wales utilities contractor.

Transport: Komatsu WA800: A new extreme wheel loader delivered complete to a customer in Ireland.

Dealer Open Day: PV Dobson: Kendal-based machinery dealer’s improved facilities opened to the public.

Factory Visit: Volvo R100E: First report from the cab of Volvo’s new 100t-class rigid dump truck.

Technology: Remote-control drill: Believed to be the first and largest remote-controlled drill rig in Europe.

Classic Plant: Wrecking ball: Attached to a 50-year-old crane it brought down the top of a silo complex.