Hillhead/QMJ 2024

June 2022 Issue 218

FIRST DRIVE: BOBCAT E88 R2: On test in Sicily, latest US-built midi makes us an offer we can’t refuse.

OPERATOR FEEDBACK: VOLVO EWR130E: The first compact radius wheeled excavator to enter service in the UK.

SHOW REPORT: FUTUREWORX: National Highways’ strategic plan for connected and autonomous machines.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: KOBELCO SK380SR: The first example of this 38t compact radius excavator in Ireland.

MARKET REVIEW: BATTERY COMPACTS: Battery-powered compact construction equipment currently available.

RUNNING REPORT: HIDROMEK 62SS: Turkish-made skid-steer backhoe loader is a two-for-one machine.

PLANT HIRE: CASE CX750D: Hodge Plant’s biggest excavator is well up to handling an 8.5t hammer.

SITE VISIT: RUGELEY B: Skillings Crushing undertakes the removal of concrete turbine bases.

MARKET GUIDE: TILT-ROTATORS: The expanding range of this versatile attachment currently available.

OPERATOR INTERVIEW: FIONA SCOTT: New plant operator, who has made an excellent start to her career.

OPERATOR INTERVIEW: DOUG POTTER: Former Hyundai demonstrator known for his extreme excavator stunts.

FACTORY VISIT: ROKBAK: New name for ADTs produced at the Motherwell factory near Glasgow.

EURO FOCUS: UDS 214 & TATRA 815: Truck-mounted excavator was once a common sight on Czech roads.

MANUFACTURING: EURO-FAB BUCKETS: Behind the scenes of building the firm’s biggest pair of buckets to date.

INTERVIEW: KOMATSU EUROPE: In conversation with Richard Clement, deputy general manager for Europe.

PLANTMOBILIA: CAT 798: Latest 1:50-scale diesel-electric Cat 798AC haul truck.