Alliance Mar 22

August 2020 Issue 196

SPECIAL ADAPTATIONS: JCB 4CX ENGCON: The latest large backhoe loader to be equipped with a tilt-rotator.

NEW PRODUCT: BOBCAT TELEHANDLERS: New Stage 5 emissions-compliant range of French-made telehandlers.

NEW PRODUCT: KOBELCO SK130-11: The arrival of the much-anticipated Kobelco SK130-11 in the UK market.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HITACHI DASH 7: The first Dash 7 Hitachi excavators to be put to work in Ireland

OPERATOR INTERVIEW: LANA EDWARDS: Female operator working for North Wales-based Thomas Plant Hire.

NEW PRODUCT: BOBCAT S530: The first example of Bobcat's new M Series skid-steer to enter service in Ireland

BIG BACKHOE: CASE 695ST: Flagship backhoe is a favourite of a Devon-based family-run business.

PLANT HIRE: TECHNOLOGY: How one major plant hire firm is making best use of telematics data.

SITE VISIT: MOTOR SCRAPERS: First test of Lionel Whitnell’s recently rebuilt Cat 621E motor scrapers.

MARKET GUIDE: HYDRAULIC HAMMERS: Latest developments in what must rank among the most popular attachments.

FLEET FOCUS: KW BELL GROUP: Developments within the large fleet of a major house-builder and contractor.

ATTACHMENTS: MAXBRIO BR65: Operation of the first Maxbrio BR65 vibrating ripper attachment in Ireland.

SHOW REPORT: CONEXPO ROADS: The latest developments in road construction machinery on show in Las Vegas

EXTREME MACHINES: COMMODORE MINE: The latest methods of digitally managing a fleet of large earthmovers.

FACTORY VISIT: MIREWARE BRISBANE: Some of the world’s most advanced mining machine management systems.

DEMOLITION: JCB 220X: First impressions of Dorset-based Advanced Demolition’s new excavator.

NEW PRODUCTS: TRENCHING: New trenching and associated technologies that have potential in the UK.

TRAINING: ROAD HAULAGE ASSOCIATION: Way forward for HGV drivers with a recently expired Certificate of Competence.

PLANTMOBILIA: MINING MACHINES: The massive 1:50 scale RH400, which is hand crafted in metal in the UK by KPS Models.