Hillhead/QMJ 2024

December 2019 Issue 188

FIRST DRIVE: DOOSAN DX380-7: Report from the Czech Republic on Doosan’s future 40-tonne excavator.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: CAT 988 XE: Cat’s first diesel-electric drive wheel loader put in service in the UK.

FUTURE PRODUCTS: SANY: Report from Germany on future excavators and a high-reach demo rig.

ATTACHMENTS: NEW PRODUCTS: Production of Miller’s Innovate low-profile hitch design is due for release.

NEW PRODUCT: KOBELCO SK850-10E: Immediate availability was perfect timing for work in a Czech quarry.

MARKET REVIEW: ROTATING TELEHANDLERS: Review of the latest developments in these versatile materials handlers.

DEMOLITION: CDC: Part of the TRU7 Group, this Suffolk firm is a bridge demolition specialist.

 INTERVIEW: LYNDON THOMAS: Substantial fleet owner challenges the traditional industry mind-set.

SHOW REPORT: IRISH PLOUGHING: A variety of plant and machinery exhibitors attended this year’s event.

TECHNOLOGY: MUCK-SHIFTING MANAGEMENT: Systems for the huge volumes of material shifted on part of the HS2 project.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: LIEBHERR 9150B: A pair of new 135-tonners on a hard long-term job in north Lincolnshire.

EURO FOCUS: LANDSCAPING MATERIALS: One Finnish contractor’s successful diversification into compost production.

FLEET FOCUS: POWELL DEVELOPMENTS: Powys-based family-run property developer favours Takeuchi excavators.

 CLASSIC PLANT: NORTHRIGG: A look back at J. Fenton & Son’s Northrigg opencast site near Bathgate.

 USED EQUIPMENT: MARKET REVIEW: UK & Ireland auctioneer Ritchie Bros review the used equipment market.

 WASTE RECYCLING: GLANWAY: The fleet of machinery serving a refuse-derived fuel production facility.

 PLANTMOBILIACHINESE BRANDS: The latest scale models of Chinese kit, which is more detailed and increasingly available in the preferred scale of 1:50.