AP Air

September 2020 Issue 197


FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HYDREMA 707G: Hydrema’s compact hauler is a new entrant to the site dumper market.

INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: HYUNDAI HX300A: The first to be put to work in Britain, and also the owner’s first new machine.

NEW PRODUCT: KATO HD512-7: DC Construction is the first owner in Ireland of this new 13-tonne Dash 7.

SITE VISIT: CAT 963D: The tracked loader has become an often-forgotten type of earthmover.

NEW PRODUCT: HIDROMEK HMK102B: Running report on the first of these Turkish backhoes at work in Ireland.

FLEET FOCUS: WOODMACE: Dorset-based firm recently updated its fleet with machines from Kobelco.

MARKET GUIDE: ARTICULATED DUMP TRUCKS: What’s new in what have become indispensable items of industry plant.

SITE VISIT: K-TEC SCRAPERS: An innovative trial of modern towed scrapers on a large site in the UK.

OWNER OPERATOR: ANDREW MATTHEWS: Mentored from a young age, this operator has a penchant for Cat machines.

SITE VISIT: LIEBHERR PR726: Initial impressions of a 20-tonne dozer that recently started work in Bracknell.

SHOW REPORT: CONEXPO: Recent key product launches viewed from a North American perspective.

FACTORY VISIT: KOMATSU QUEENSLAND: Assembly, service and   remanufacturing facility at Wacol near Brisbane.

RUNNING REPORT: SANY SY215C: Two Sany excavators have clocked up substantial hours handling waste.

MACHINES PAST: TEREX TR100: The history of an iconic mining truck that celebrates 70 years of production.

PLANT HIRE: SUNBELT RENTALS: Former A-Plant CEO talks about early days operating under the new brand.

CLASSIC PLANT: FWF GRADALL: A key machine in America’s long earthmoving machinery history is restored.

PLANTMOBILIA: LIEBHERR SPECIALS: 1:50th-scale models with custom paintwork, commissioned to celebrate product milestones or company anniversaries