Hillhead/QMJ 2024

February 2022 Issue 214

NEW PRODUCT: DOOSAN DX57W-7: MI Plant Engineering is among the first to adopt this compact duck.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: CATERPILLAR: Cat has launched a variety of wheel loaders, plus a pair of new excavators.

FIRST IMPRESSION: JCB 525-60E: RJC Plant Hire is an early adopter of electric-powered telehandlers.

NEW PRODUCT: KOMATSU D71PX-24: First example of this new 24-tonne model delivered to a UK customer.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: DOOSAN DASH 7: New mid-sized wheeled/tracked excavators complete the Dash 7 range.

OPERATOR FEEDBACK: JCB 150XHD: UK’s first example fitted with a TAB boom and a Kinshofer tilt-rotator.

DEMOLITION: WILTON PARK: Tinnelly Group’s high-reach Liebherr R960 at work in the heart of Dublin.

FLEET FOCUS: CATPLANT: S.Yorks firm is running the first 94-tonne Cat 395 working in the UK.

MARKET GUIDE: EQUAL-WHEEL BACKHOES: Details of the latest models available from the top 10 manufacturers.

FLEET FOCUS: CSL HITACHI: Latest pair of new generation Hitachi excavators put straight to work.

FLEET FOCUS: JASON LYONS: Plant hire and contract crushing depends on a fleet of Hyundai excavators.

FLEET FOCUS: DUTTON GROUP: Utilities company runs a large fleet of Takeuchi mini- and midi-excavators.

SITE VISITS: J&A GROUNDWORKS: Groundworks firm’s Komatsu dozer is equipped with Trimble GPS.

SHOW REPORT: CATERPILLAR MINING: New and near future machinery unveiled at MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas.

CLASSIC PLANT: DUNBAR QUARRY: Unique cross-pit conveyor systems at Scotland’s only cement works.

CLASSIC COLLECTION: MARCUS MACBEAN: Family-run Highlands firm’s collection of classic Caterpillar machinery.

INTERVIEW: SHWETA SAXENA: Telematics specialist on the need for common standards on carbon emissions.

PLANTMOBILIA: LATEST RELEASES: The latest 1:50-scale models, including an upcoming Hitachi excavator.