Hillhead/QMJ 2024

December 2022 Issue 224

RUNNING REPORT: JOHN DEERE 672GP: Standing up to the harsh realities of winter working in Scottish forests.

TECHNOLOGY: FLANNERY PLANT HIRE: Progress report on the success of Faresin battery-powered telehandlers.

FIRST DRIVE: DRESSTA TD-16N: Report from the UK field trial of a prototype new 20t dozer.

EURO FOCUS: CAT OPERATOR CHALLENGE: Report from Spain on the return of the operator challenge.

SITE VISIT: HS2 VICTORIA BOX: Xwatch’s slew and height restrictor makes for safe working on a busy site.

MARKET GUIDE: PROCESSING ATTACHMENTS: The large number of crushing and screening buckets available in the UK.

EXTREME MACHINE: CAT 992: Walters Group’s 105t wheel loader at work in a Somerset quarry.

OWNER-OPERATOR: ALAN BROWNE: Hitachi excavator fan works across the UK installing drainage systems.

RUNNING REPORT: DOOSAN DX420-7: Flagship excavator at Limehillock Quarries in the north-east of Scotland.

FLEET FOCUS: EARTHLINE LIEBHERRS: Swindon-based firm’s hydrostatic dozers and CVT-driven loaders.

OWNER-OPERATOR: ALEX SILLIFANT: Young businessman and his Steelwrist equipped Case CX130D excavator.

FLEET PROFILE: DOWLING BROTHERS: Family firm has invested in labour-saving machinery over decades.

EURO FOCUS: LANNEN: Factory visit and a special backhoe at work on a light rail project.

CLASSIC PLANT: WALKING DRAGLINES: Europe’s largest walking draglines on Northumberland’s coal sites.

INTERVIEW: PETER BELL: Bell Contracting finds safer and more productive ways to move muck.

PLANTMOBILIA: LATEST RELEASES: Some of the latest releases in 1:50 scale.