Hillhead/QMJ 2024

January 2021 Issue 201

PRODUCT LAUNCH: ELECTRIC JCB: A significant launch of compact electric machines.

NEW PRODUCT: HYUNDAI HX380A: The first to be sold in Europe has gone to Aberdeen-based Barr Demolition.

NEW TECHNOLOGY: DUST REMOVAL: Report on a newly introduced technique for challenging UK sites.

FLEET FOCUS: CR CIVILS: Three new Liebherr Compact ducks have just joined this extensive fleet.

SITE VISIT: KOBELCO SK500-10: Big Kobelco has been put straight to work on Maybole bypass bulk earthworks.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HYUNDAI HX220A: Owner-operator Mervyn Vaughan’s brand new 21-tonne class excavator

SITE VISIT: PURBECK QUARRY: Long-term user of 3CX backhoes now runs an equal-wheel 4CX model.

INTERVIEW: MARK LAWTON: Skanska head of engineering and Highways England community rep.

MARKET REVIEW: TYRES & TRACKS: The latest developments in tyres and rubber tracks for construction machinery.

EURO FOCUS: BOMAG BC473 RB-4: Latest landfill compactor run by the Czech company Ekoso Trhovy Stepánov.

FLEET FOCUS: KLONDYKE DEVELOPMENTS: Two excavator operators talk about their experiences with Doosan machines.

SITE VISIT: SQUIBB DEMO: Fleet of 11 demo-spec LiuGongs at work on a high-profile London site.

FLEET FOCUS: WILLIAMS PLANT: Owner-operator Rob Williams’ fl eet developments over the past five years.

EXTREME MACHINES: HITACHI EX1200-6: Walters Group’s new 100-plus-tonne excavator takes on quarry duty.

CRUSHING: RUBBLEMASTER V550GO! Latest solution to the issue of making saleable product from 6mm pebbles.

CLASSIC MACHINERY: CAPTAIN MINE: The massive earthmoving machines that once worked at this mine.

PLANTMOBILIA: KOMATSU MODELS: The latest 1:50-scale Komatsu models recently released by NZG, Universal Hobbies and First Gear.