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November 2021 Issue 211

FIRST DRIVE: TAKEUCHI TB325R: Report from the cab of this new 2.5-tonne class reduced radius mini.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: CAT 6040: Report on Caterpillar’s new 400-tonne class hydraulic mining excavator.

TRAINING: CPA AWARDS: Graham Black reports as apprentices get the recognition they deserve.

SITE VISIT: KELHEAD QUARRY: First Hitachi ZX530-7 sold in Scotland is settling in on quarry duties.

SITE VISIT: VOLVO EC250E: Old-school firm’s high-tech kit and some of the south-west’s top operators.

NEW PRODUCTS: CAT HANDLERS: M-Series updates, including details of an additional model, the MH3026.

MARKET REVIEW: SMALL TELEHANDLERS: Compact handlers that offer a lifting capacity of up to 3.6 tonnes.

SITE VISIT: CAERNARFON BYPASS: Report focuses on the fleet of machinery deployed by Jones Bros.

SITE VISIT: OAKLEY TEST SITE: Constructing the first UK proving ground for autonomous vehicles.

MARKET GUIDE: ROTATING GRABS: The wide range of rotating selector grabs available on the UK market.

DEMOLITION: LIVERPOOL DOCKS: A tricky demolition job on a former warehouse in the Port of Liverpool.

PILING: MOVAX SG45V: Piling attachment hard at work with a new compact radius Hyundai.

ATTACHMENTS: REPTAIL SPREADER: Finnish-made stone-spreading attachment run by a JCB 437 wheel loader.

FACTORY VISIT: EURO-FAB: Resurrected Scots firm specialises in the manufacture of steel buckets.

EURO FOCUS: SLIPFORM SURFACING: Wirtgen machinery at work on the D1 motorway in the Czech Republic.

CLASSIC PLANT: M9 MOTORWAY: Tarmac’s pioneering use of hydraulic excavators for mass muck shifting.

TECHNOLOGY: FUELS: Report on an early adopter of hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel.

INTERVIEW: L. LYNCH MACHINE CONTROL: Paul Keenan heads-up the hire firm’s significant move into machine control.

PLANTMOBILIA: BYMO PC8000-6: Limited edition 1:50-scale model of an 800-tonne Komatsu face shovel, produced in Drummond livery.