Hillhead/QMJ 2024

February 2021 Issue 202

OWNER-OPERATOR: DAVE VICKERS: Owner of the latest generation 1.7-tonne Takeuchi mini-excavator

NEW PRODUCTS: BOBCAT HANDLERS: New range of 360-degree telehandlers can also run on 400V electricity.

NEW PRODUCTS: HYUNDAI: Graham Black reports on a new CVT wheel loader and a revised 22t excavator.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: DOOSAN LOADERS: This latest generation of loaders offer a host of new features and capabilities.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: CATERPILLAR: Graham Black reports on a new generation of small tracked and wheeled excavators.

NEW TECHNOLOGY: KOMATSU WA475-10: New wheel loaders feature a hybrid hydraulic/mechanical transmission

RECYCLING: HYUNDAI HL960A: New wheel loader is bedding in well at a busy aggregates yard on the A1.

OWNER-OPERATOR: STEWART PLANT: Scots operator Gary Stewart runs three unusual and high-tech excavators.

MARKET GUIDE: LESS THAN TWO TONNES: Developments in the market for mini-excavators below 2t weight.

USER IMPRESSIONS: JCB 220X: Feedback on the latest machine to join the fleet of Champion Groundworks.

FLEET FOCUS: WASTEWISE: New compost facility in Bradford served by a fl eet of Hitachi wheel loaders.

FLEET FOCUS: B&M O’BRIEN: Co Cork contractor’s Liebherr duck is equipped with a Steelwrist tilt-rotator

MARKET GUIDE: SITE DUMPERS: Latest developments in the design and spec of these ubiquitous machines.

INTERVIEW: MICK GEORGE: Contracts director Joe Nelson explains the move into bulk earthworks.

MATERIALS PROCESSING: WITNEY PLANT: Hire firm’s fleet now includes a Terex Finlay 883+ three-way screener.

CLASSIC PLANT: M1 MOTORWAY: Recollections of work on the section from Nuthall to Pinxton in Derbyshire.

SHOW REPORT: FINNMETKO: Low Covid rates allowed the biennial Finnish machinery show to proceed.

PLANTMOBILIA: GEM ATTACHMENTS: Reviews of some of the more unusual attachments produced by GEM Models in 1:50 scale.