Hillhead/QMJ 2024

October 2022 Issue 222


FIRST IMPRESSIONS: JCB 4CX PRO: Somerset’s Neil Chapman recently bought his first JCB backhoe loader.

FIRST DRIVE: DOOSAN DX27Z-7: Report from the cab of the smallest model in this all-new Dash 7 range.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HYDREMA MX17G: Report from the cab of Hydrema’s latest full-spec 19t wheeled excavator.

SHOW REPORT: HILLHEAD 2022: Quarry-sized earthmovers seen at the recent Hillhead Quarry Show.

OPERATOR PROFILE: RICHARD EAVIS: Owner-operator of a ZX130LCN-7, latest in a line of Hitachi excavators.

RUNNING REPORT: LIEBHERR PR764: 50t dozer at work on a quarry reinstatement by R&R Contracts.

EXCLUSIVESITE VISIT: BANTYCOCK QUARRY: Gypsum quarry where Banks has deployed significant mining machinery.

MARKET GUIDE: SKID-STEERS: Wide range of wheeled and tracked skidsteers available on the market.

FLEET FOCUS: DUFFY RAIL: Ireland’s first vibratory compactor is part of a specialist road-rail fleet.

OPERATOR PROFILE: KATIE COLLINS: A young operator with an impressive work ethic and can-do attitude.

SITE VISIT: CAT 305CR: Short-radius 5.7t rubber-tracked compact Cat mini-excavator.

MARKET REVIEW: TELEHANDLERS: Current offering from makers of construction telescopic handlers.

SITE RECOLLECTIONS: MAESGWYN: Historic visits to one of the largest opencast coal sites in the UK.

SHOW REPORT: MAXPO CLASSICS: The range of machines at work and on display at the Finnish show.

INTERVIEW: XWATCH SAFETYSOLUTIONS: Operations director Dan Leaney on the integration of digital systems.

PLANTMOBILIA: WEISS KOMATSU: Three stunning models of surface and underground mining machines produced in 1:50 scale.