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March 2019 Issue 179

First impressions: KATO HD85V4: While bigger models are planned for later, here’s the largest in the range.

Transport: Wind turbine blades: Novel method of transporting long blades on a very restrictive route.

Special report: Mechanisation: Graham Black reviews the challenges that lie ahead for the industry.

First impressions: Mecalac 9MWR: Owner-operators extra-versatile sub-10-tonne wheeled excavator.

Site visit: Borras Quarry: North Wales sand and gravel quarry benefits from a change of machinery.

Show preview: Executive Hire: Graham Black selects highlights of the forthcoming annual show.

Dealer profile: Kellands: Interview with Kellands Plant Sales joint managing director Tim Hill.

Site visit: Kobelco SK140SR-5: A pair of new excavators working on clearance projects for Smart Motorways.

Dredging: Cherry Sand: One of the UK’s largest clamshell dredgers recently celebrated its 50th birthday.

Market review: Compact breakers: EARTHMOVERS reviews hydraulic breakers for mini- and midi-excavators.

Classic plant: UNEX E303: Report on the imminent retirement of a classic electric-powered rope shovel.

Demolition: Hyundai HX300: A second excavator doubles the fleet of this north-west demo operator.

Fleet focus: Ward & Burke: Civils Company owns of the largest fleet of Kobelco excavators in Ireland.

Extreme machine: Demag H485: The world’s largest mining shovel started Work in Scotland in 1986.