Hillhead/QMJ 2024

August 2021 Issue 208

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: JCB 3CX ECO: At work with the new Stage 5-compliant, 55kW 3CX Eco backhoe loader.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: CAT WHEEL LOADERS: Upgraded French-built four-model range in the 30- and 35t class.

NEW PRODUCTS: BOBCAT TELEHANDLERS: A dozen new R-Series models make up the latest Stage 5-compliant range.

FIRST DRIVE: KOVACO ELISE 900: At the controls of the world’s first battery-powered skid-steer loader.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HYUNDAI HX210A: New 20t class excavator is designed for the plant hire market sector.

SITE VISIT: CAT 315 GC: The first UK hirer to take a fleet of this compact tailswing excavator

MARKET REVIEW: BUCKETS: The extensive array of manufacturers based in the British Isles.

OWNER-OPERATOR: PAUL MARSDEN: Backhoe fan has just taken delivery of a Hidromek fitted with a tilt-rotator.

WORKING METHODS: CABLE-PROTECT: A faster and better method of protecting underground cables and pipes.

FLEET FOCUS: JNC PREMIER PITCHES: Equipment run by Ireland’s leading constructor of synthetic sports surfaces.

SITE VISIT: KOMATSU WA320-8: Lowmac Waste & Recycling’s new waste-spec 16-tonne wheel loaders.

YOUNG OPERATOR: TED POWELL: 21-year-old soon got to grips with the latest Leica machine guidance system.

MARKET GUIDE: WHEELED EXCAVATORS: Current models with operating weights between 10 & 20t compact tailswing excavator.

TRANSPORT: VOLVO TRUCKS: Behind the wheel of an FMX truck, configured with a steel tipper body.

TRAINING: MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS: Report on a new approach by the Skills Group’s Plympton training centre.

INTERVIEW: BUCKHURST PLANT: Buckhurst Plant Hire MD Lee Gansler on the buoyant UK rental sector.

EXTREME MACHINES: BANKS SHOTTON: The experienced team move the last couple of million cubic metres of material.

PLANTMOBILIA: O&K RH170: The new all-metal, 1:50-scale replica of the mighty O&K RH170 from KPS Models.