Hillhead/QMJ 2024

August 2019 Issue 184

First drive: JCB 19C-1E: First experience operating this 1.9-tonne battery-powered mini-excavator.

New product: Liugong 950E: DM Leading Irish contractor’s choice for extending its fleet of machinery.

Product launch: JCB: Graham Black reports on JCB’s next generation of compact products.

First impressions: Hidromek HMK145SR: Report on the latest entrant to a highly competitive market segment.

New product: JCB rotary: The Hydra load 555-210R rotating telehandler is JCB’S latest newcomer.

Market review: Site dumpers: Report from Plantworx on the latest wheeled and tracked dumpers, from a variety of manufacturers.

First impressions: JCB 7T-1 HI-VIZ: Report from the cab of JCB’s innovative high-visibility site dumper, what is it actually like?

Fleet focus: Glas Hitachi: Machinery fleet choices operated by this innovative Tipperary-based civil engineering firm.

Technology: O’Brien contractors: The latest 3D GPS guidance-equipped machine to join this large fleet of Takeuchi fleet of excavators.

Plant hire: True plant: A groundworks contractor expanded into the plant hire sector and have now bought their largest machine.

Site visit: Cumbria pipeline: The new machines deployed by Murphy on this major pipeline project, including a long reach Liebherr.

Show preview: Plantworx: Visitors to Plantworx discovered that Big Data has become Mass Data.

Working demo: Volvo: Volvo dealer SMT GB’s Mortimer Quarry, Reading, event drew the crowds.

Technology: CAT R1700: Report from the BAUMA show on Caterpillar’s first battery-powered machine.

Extreme machine: Mining monsters: Komatsu’s latest mining and quarry kit on show at the Bauma exhibition.

Classic plant: Working demo report from New Zealand on a classic earthmoving extravaganza  

Plantmobilia: Liebherr: Review of the latest Liebherr 1:50th-scale excavators that were launched at the BAUMA show.