Hillhead/QMJ 2024

May 2019 Issue 181 

Product launch: Avant: Report on developments from this Finnish producer of compact loaders.

First impressions: CAT minis & midis: Cat’s new ranges of mini- and midi-excavators feature joystick steering.

Show preview: Plantworx innovation: The winners of the show’s innovation awards.

Special adaptation: Sennebogen: Land clearance innovator Eddie Warrener’s latest tool carrier base.

Plant hire: Demolition: Essex-based MCL hires out specialist demolition rigs based on Caterpillar kit.

New product: Volvo R70D: The first D Series Volvo rigid haul truck is working in a Devon quarry.

Tilt rotators: JCB 4CX: Report on one of the most sophisticated backhoe loaders working in the UK.

Extreme machine: Beco maxxim 800: The only 80-tonne capacity articulated dump truck working in Ireland.

Technology: Nasco: Report on the high-tech Sany demonstration excavator run by Nasco.

Demolition: Komatsu PC490HRD-11: The latest version of Komatsu’s largest factory-built high-reach demo rig.

Fleet focus: John Tarrant: Plant Hire & Engineering firm favours a reduced-tailswing 15-tonne Takeuchi.

Site visit: Wentvalley aggregates: Yorkshire quarry runs a 90-tonne Liebherr to load a huge mobile crusher.

Attachments: Seppi mulcher: An excavator attachment that has provided greater continuity of work.

Classic plant: Early trenching: Before the invention of the backhoe, steam shovels excavated trenches.

Forestry Machinery magazine FREE with the May 2019 issue

Product Review: Mecalac 8MCR excavator: Operator gives his verdict on 8t machine

New Products: Tigercat LH822D harvester: In Scotland with the latest Canadian machine

Demonstration Machine: Neuson 243HVT harvester: At work with a Logset TH75 harvesting head

Attachments: Bobcat forest cutters: Skidsteer loaders show off new implements

Running Report: Fendt 1050 & Mus-Max 10XL: 517hp tractor powering a giant trailed chipper

Euro Focus: Konrad Highlander: Working steep slopes in the Czech Republic

Fleet profile: Weeks Forestry: Devon contractor running Komatsu equipment

Site Visit: Lockerbie Sawmills: Liebherr handlers operating in a timber yard

Harvesting: Logset 6HP GTE: Finnish-built kit cutting above its weight

Event Report: SIMA 2019, France: A round-up of newly launched forestry kit

Behind the Scenes: Rottne factory visit: The Swedish manufacturer opens its doors

Classic Forestry: Le Tourneau: The early equipment of a machinery pioneer