Hillhead/QMJ 2024

July 2022 Issue 219

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: LIUGONG 913F CR: Brief encounter with this latest Chinese-built compact-radius excavator.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: CASE D SERIES MINIS: Preview of the next generation of Case mini-excavators.

NEW PRODUCT: LIEBHERR L509 TELE: First telescopic-boom compact wheel loader to be put to work in the UK.

OPERATOR FEEDBACK: DOOSAN DX140LCR-7: Early experiences working with this 15.6-tonne short-tailswing excavator.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: TAKEUCHI TB257FR: Six-tonne mini-excavator features Takeuchi’s innovative boom slew mechanism.

DEMOLITION: WRING GROUP: First 65-tonne Kobelco SK550DLC-11 demo excavator to be sold in the UK.

SHOW PREVIEW: HILLHEAD 2022: Some of the new machinery at the much-anticipated return of this show.

EXTREME MACHINE: KOMATSU PC2000-11: 200-tonne backhoe commissioned at a massive quarry near Helsinki.

SITE VISIT: WHITEHILL QUARRY: Hodge Plant’s extensive quarry restoration features Cat D9 dozers.

MARKET REVIEW: HEIGHT & SLEW LIMITERS: The latest systems developed by British-based technology companies.

TECHNOLOGY: XWATCH: Rising star in the market for digital height and slew limiter systems.

RUNNING REPORT: HITACHI 135US-6: Irvine Plant’s tilt-rotator-equipped excavator was bought nearly-new.

WORKING METHODS: CARBON MANAGEMENT: New JCB 220X excavator runs on hydro-treated vegetable oil fuel.

TECHNOLOGY: CONNECTED SITE: Shannonside Civil Engineering reaps the benefits of digital control systems.

SHOW REPORT: SCOTPLANT: Highlights from the show recently held on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

USED EQUIPMENT: AUCTION REPORT: Report on the latest Leeds sale of used equipment.

HISTORY: LIEBHERR MINING: Liebherr recently celebrated 60 years of excavator design and manufacture.

INTERVIEW: L. LYNCH: The changing face of plant hire, technology and supply chain relationships.

PLANTMOBILIA: KOMATSU PC8000-11: Komatsu PC8000-11 face shovel, produced in 1:50 scale by Bymo