Hillhead/QMJ 2024

April 2019 Issue 180

Product launch: Caterpillar: Graham Black reports on Caterpillar’s new products and services.

First impressions: D’Avino D12: Innovative Italian-made 12-tonne capacity rigid chassis dump truck.

Show report: Executive Hire: The latest compact equipment on show in Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

Site visit: Banks Shotton: The latest developments at Banks Mining’s Shotton surface coal mine.

First impressions: Wacker Neuson EZ36: One of two zero-tailswing mini-excavators launched last November.

Euro focus: Caracal Sany: This modern Czech plant hire operation has recently diversified into sales.

Site visit: Volvo EWR170E: One of the first reduced radius EWR170E wheeled excavators in the UK.

Operator feedback: CAT 320: Experiences of one of the first users of Cat’s next generation excavator.

Site visit: Peterhead Port: Report on the development of ship berthing facilities at Peterhead Harbour.

Rehandling: Liebherr A910: Essex contractor’s unusual choice of compact waste materials handler.

Market review: Buckets: Developments in the design and manufacture of the ubiquitous bucket.

Demolition: Hitachi ZX870: Central Demolition’s flagship high-reach demolition rig in action in Glasgow.

Fleet focus: JW Baron: Report on the first long-reach version of JCB’s new X Series of excavators.

Fleet focus: ECL Civil: Groundworks specialist undertakes largescale projects with its own machinery.

Forestry: Treefellers: A Hyundai HX145LCR excavator is a carrier for a West tech tree shear.

Transport: Abnormal load: Report on the largest load ever transported by road in Alberta, Canada.