Hillhead/QMJ 2024

April 2021 Issue 204

FIRST DRIVE: KUBOTA KX060-5: Six-tonne example of the much-anticipated Dash 5 range of mini-excavators.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: CAT EXCAVATORS: Details of the new generation of Caterpillar 50- to 100-tonne excavators.

ATTACHMENTS: MST GIANT BUCKET: Report on probably the largest face shovel bucket ever built in Britain.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: KOBELCO SK140SR-7: User report on the latest generation of reduced swing 14-tonne excavators.

NEW PRODUCT: LIEBHERR R934 GEN 8: First Liebherr to feature a factory integrated machine control system.

MARKET REVIEW: COMPACT DUCKS: Latest news in the under-12-tonne wheeled excavator market sector.

FLEET FOCUS: DUNBAR CEMENT: 100-tonne Caterpillar wheel loader has settled into its first working life.

OPERATOR INTERVIEW: HARRY MCKAY: Rising star among the team of experienced operators at Wagner Plant.

FLEET FOCUS: MIKE HOWE: Cumbria firm’s first large excavator, a JCB 220X equipped with a tilt-rotator.

DEALER PROFILE: TRURO TRACTORS: In conversation with the first excavator customer of this new Sany dealer.

MARKET REVIEW: COMPACT RECYCLING: Compact crushers and screeners for small to medium-sized sites.

OWNER OPERATOR: JERRY HURLEY: A Manitou 1650R skid-steer loader at the heart of this surfacing operation.

CLASSIC PLANT: DEMAG 300-TONNERS: Delving into the DNA of today’s Komatsu PC4000 mining excavator.

FLEET FOCUS: MCCARTHY MARLAND: Latest batch of Hyundai excavators to join this recycling specialist’s fleet.

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN SLESSOR: President of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

EXTREME MACHINES: 72-YARD DRAGLINES: The fleet of machines at work at a huge phosphate mine in North Carolina.

PLANTMOBILIA: SOMETHING SPECIAL: Latest 1:50-scale Kobelco models & 1:48-scale Cat D11N.