Hillhead/QMJ 2024

June 2021 Issue 206

PRODUCT LAUNCH: JCB STAGE 5: Latest ultra-clean compact construction equipment and a new in-house engine.

PRODUCT UPGRADE: CASE: New Evolution range of G Series wheel loaders.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: WACKER NEUSON: The latest Stage 5 compact equipment.

NEW PRODUCT: LIUGONG 995F DM: The first 95t F Series excavator purchased in Europe.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: LIEBHERR R9600: All-new 600t class mining excavator features semi-auto bucket filling.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: DOOSAN DX800-7: Latest addition to a N.Ireland stone quarry’s fleet.

SITE VISIT: BOBCAT T870: Tracked skid-steer configured with a Trimble machine control system.

RUNNING REPORT: HIDROMEK HMK230: Report on the first 600 hours with this Turkish 23t class excavator.

MARKET REVIEW: BACKHOE LOADERS: EARTHMOVERS reviews the current offerings.

RECYCLING: LAVERSTOKE PARK FARM: Machinery train producing compost on ex-F1 star Jody Scheckter’s farm.

FLEET FOCUS: KEITH MOORE: Fleet history of the well-respected Moore family business, based in Cornwall.

MARKET GUIDE: EXCAVATOR GPS: Latest advances in plug and play 3D excavator guidance and control systems.

RUNNING REPORT: JCB HYDRADIG: Wheeled excavator on duty with a groundworks and agricultural contractor.

COMPANY HISTORY: KOMATSU: A history of this giant firm’s development to mark its 100th anniversary.

INTERVIEW: GREEN BIOFUELS: Growing importance of hydro-treated vegetable oil as an alternative fuel.

CLASSIC PLANT: NORTHERN STRIP MINING: A pioneering move from rope to hydraulically-operated mining shovels.

PLANTMOBILIA: KOMATSU 980E-AT: First Gear’s 1:50th-scale model does  justice to the real thing.