Hillhead/QMJ 2024

March 2021 Issue 203

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: YANMAR B95W: New high-spec compact wheeled excavator, run by Andrew Bazeley and son.

NEW PRODUCT: JCB POTHOLE PRO: Earthmovers looks at a new product aimed at Britain’s blight of potholes.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: CAT DEMO RIGS: New pair of Japanese-built, high-reach models for the European market.

ATTACHMENTS: SPEKTRA BLADES: Dozer blade fitted to a skid-steer and controlled by a Trimble 2D system.

NEW TECHNOLOGY: LEICA SEMI-AUTO GPS: Kobelco excavator with 3D GPS and tilt-rotator advanced digging systems.

USER IMPRESSIONS: CAT 309CR & ENGCON: Taylor Build Cornwall’s fleet includes a tilt-rotator-equipped Cat 10-tonner

SITE VISIT: KELHEAD QUARRY: Report on a Liebherr L580 XPower loader working in a Scottish quarry.

PRODUCT SUPPORT: HITACHI UK: Marking 70 years manufacturing excavators, we review Hitachi’s UK operation.

EURO FOCUS: KOMATSU D375A-8: New 73-tonne dozer working on a ski project high in the French Alps.

MARKET GUIDE: CRAWLER EXCAVATORS: Run-down of the current offering of 13- to 15-tonne tracked excavators.

FLEET FOCUS: IONIC GROUNDWORKS: Devon-based house-builder recently set up its own groundworks business.

TRAINING: STARS OF THE FUTURE: Nominations are invited for the apprentice and trainee awards scheme.

SPECIAL ADAPTATION: ARMOURED EXCAVATOR: JCB 220X excavator for IED-clearing duties on behalf of the HALO Trust.

MARKET REVIEW: HYDRAULIC HAMMERS: Run-down of the wide range of hydraulic breaker models currently available.

INTERVIEW: JAMES CADMAN: Action Sustainability’s credentials for the UK muck-shifting community.

FLEET FOCUS: ABBEYTOWN QUARRY: 75-tonne Cat excavator and other kit at work in this historic Irish quarry.

CLASSIC PLANT: AKERMAN EC450: Veteran excavator has served a Co Clare user for the past 24 years.

TECHNOLOGY: PROSPECTING: Details of an emerging technology due to revolutionise mining exploration.

PLANTMOBILIA: CUSTOM RH200: Transforming an old scale model into a highly detailed replica of the world’s first RH200.