Hillhead/QMJ 2024

July 2019 Issue 183

Technology: CAT D6XE: Caterpillar’s new electric drive variant of its latest generation of D6 dozer.

Plant hire: Hinkley Point C:The huge fleet currently helping to build this nuclear power station.

Show report: Bauma compacts: The latest developments at Bauma in compact construction machinery.

New product: Liebherr handlers: The first examples of Liebherr’s new telehandler range to be sold in the UK.

Show preview: Plantworx: Earthmovers previews highlights at the forthcoming Plantworx show.

Fleet focus: Gartell & Son: Somerset firm has diversified to meet the needs of an ever-changing marketplace.

Special adaptations: Volvo EC140E LM: BM Excavations’ owner Ben Miller’s latest his forestry-spec excavator.

Running report: JCB 220X: Wareham-based Andrews Plant’s experience with new X Series excavators.

Owner-operator: Richard Collins: The latest machine run by an early adopter of tilt-rotators in Ireland.

First impressions: Hidromek HMK220LR: Approval for a long-reach version of a Turkish-built Hidromek excavator.

Piling: Kobelco SK350-10: An excavator with an unusual boom finds a key role as a sheet piling rig.

Euro focus: Cannoneer Atlas: Latest addition to the fleet of a Czech based recycler and demolition firm.

Site visit: Hooter Power Park: The development of a waste fuel powered electricity generating station.

Extreme machine: Komatsu PC3000: Banks Mining’s new Bradley surface coal mine in the north-east of England.

Research: Underwater mining: Deep-water, hard-rock trial of an EU-funded underwater mining machine.

Show report: ARB 2019: Graham Black reports on the latest compact log processing equipment.

Forestry focus: Konrad: The specialised machines produced in Austria by Konrad Forest Technik.

Classic plant: Western giants: The history behind one of America’s largest earthmoving contractors.

Plantmobilia: KPS Models: New UK company specialises in highly detailed models of mining equipment.