Hillhead/QMJ 2024

February 2019 Issue 178

Fleet Focus: PF Murphy: Liebherr fleet benefits from 3D GPS kit and a multitude of tilt-rotators.

Technology: Volvo electric site: The feasibility of operating a quarry with electric-powered vehicles.

Training: Hawk: One hire firm’s efforts to attract more potential operators to the industry.

Demolition: Komatsu PC490-11: The first version of this model produced with a straight demolition boom.

Special Adaptions: Echle Hartstahl: Report from Germany on this family firm’s range of special adaptations.

Machines Past: Hitachi FH130-3: A plant and civil engineering operation based around a veteran excavator.

Piling: BSP JX-8: Report on a low ground pressure piling rig based on a JCB JS200 carrier.

Attachments: Kinshofer grabs: The machinery used to load scrap steel at one quay on King’s Lynn docks.

Fleet Focus: Torr Works: A fleet of Cat loaders on duty at a quarry with no load and haul operation.

Market Review: Articulated haulers: Earthmovers reviews the latest developments in this market sector.

Factory Visit: JCB telehandlers: Graham Black reports from Rocester’s massive Loadall factory.

Materials Handlers: Fuchs MHL360F: The unusual history and mainstream Machinery run by Molloy Metals.

Mean & Machines: Johnny Groves: Owner of the Shape and Scape motorbike Track construction outfit.

Plant Hire: Tom Grant Two JCB JZ141 reduced tailswing Excavators in action in West Lothian.

Manufacturer Profile: Hyundai: Report from Belgium on Hyundai’s Ambitious plans for the future.

Classic Plant: Clay extraction: Specialised machines that once worked in UK brick manufacturing.