Hillhead/QMJ 2024

December 2021 Issue 212

FIRST DRIVE: CASE 695SV: Behind the wheel and the levers of this latest generation backhoe loader.

MARKET TRENDS: JCB: Hydrogen-powered machinery and the launch of a new rotating telehandler.

NEW PRODUCT: MERLO EWORKER: New Italian-made range of batterypowered compact telehandlers.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: VOLVO COMPACTS: Two electric minis and a similarly equipped compact wheel loader.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: DOOSAN: Dash 7 additions: 25-tonne excavator plus a 12-tonne wheel loader.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HITACHI 210-7: Ireland’s first Dash-7 variant is at work in a hard rock environment.

SITE VISIT: JCB 245XR: Pre-production reduced radius excavator at work on a Scottish reservoir.

MARKET GUIDE: COMPACT DUMP TRUCKS: Off-road machines offering carrying capacities between 10 and 20 tonnes.

FLEET FOCUS: URBAN REGEN: First UK developer to take delivery of Volvo’s new EC350E excavator.

SITE VISIT: WOODSIDE QUARRY: A Cat 336 excavator helps site preparation for extensive house building.

MAINTENANCE: TYRE MANAGEMENT: Systems used by customers to extend the working life of key components.

SITE VISIT: NEWRY HOUSING: McCullagh Civil Engineering has acquired a 40-tonne Cat D6T dozer.

RECYCLING: SMITH’S AVONMOUTH: Mobile machinery deployed at a new recycling centre based in Avonmouth.

FLEET FOCUS: C.W. FELTHAM: Independent Land Rover specialist runs a fleet of JCB compact machinery.

SITE VISIT: LIEBHERR A910: High-spec compact wheeled excavator at work in the Kingdom of Fife.

RAIL WORKS: BALLAST LAYING: Innovative method significantly reduces the number of people required.

TECHNOLOGY: BOOM COUPLER: Innovative British system allows rapid boom changes from the cab.

TECHNOLOGY: LIEBHERR MINING: Liebherr’s new technology-rich mining products launched at MINExpo.

MACHINES PAST: CLAY & SHALE SPECIALS: Rare planers and bucket chain excavators once supplied English brickworks.

INTERVIEW: NOUVEAU MONDE: Canadian mining company plans to run an all-electric fleet of machinery.

PLANTMOBILIA: CAT 352 DEMO RIG: Diecast Masters’ 1:50-scale Caterpillar 352 demolition rig.