AP Air Sept 2019

January 2020 Issue 189


First Impressions: CAT 308CR: One of the first new generation midi-excavators at work in the south west.

Product Review: Manitou Skid-steers: Details of the firm’s latest ranges of skid-steer and articulated loaders.

Future Products: Liebherr: The next generation of Liebherr ADTs and a battery-powered piling rig.

First Impressions: Doosan DA30-7: The new Dash 7 version of Doosan’s DA30 articulated dump truck.

New Product: Takeuchi TB290-2: West Wales-based owner-operator’s latest 8.4-tonne midi-excavator.

Factory Visit: Bobcat: Report from Prague on the latest machinery from Bobcat.

Show Report: MAXPO 2019: The latest drilling rigs and associated machinery on display in Finland.

Site Visit: GA Smith: For this bulk handling specialist it’s all about the movement of materials.

Owner-operator: Richard Baker: Productivity benefits of a tilt-rotator and a machine guidance system.

First Drive: Hidromek HMK220-4: Plant hire firm runs the first Hidromek excavator sold in Ireland.

Recycling: Central Demolition: A new recycling plant at Central Group’s HQ at Bonnybridge, Scotland.

Education: Weston College: An innovative approach to training the next generation of operators.

Working Demo: Engcon: Report from Yeovil on Engcon’s second working demonstration of 2019.

Technology: Mineware Argus: The latest payload management system designed for large mining excavators.

Extreme Machines: Freedom Mine: N.Dakota coal mine produces raw material for synthetic natural gas.

Classic Plant: MAXPO Show: The recent Maxpo show near Helsinki hosted a wide range of classic plant.

Plantmobilia: Big Bulldozers: The latest dozer releases within Classic Construction Models’ 1:48-scale precision die-cast Caterpillar historic range.

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