Hillhead/QMJ 2024

September 2022 Issue 221

OPERATOR FEEDBACK: DOOSAN DX100W-7: First impressions of this newly available compact wheeled excavator.

TRAINING: TOP APPRENTICES: Report on this year’s CPA apprentice award scheme.

NEW PRODUCTS: BOBCAT: First true all-electric skid-steer unveiled at Dobris demo days event.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: SANY SY155U:  New 16t short radius excavator on a tricky flood alleviation project.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: CAT COMPACT LOADERS: Models include one that can work inside containers and a high-lift variant.

SHOW OVERVIEW: HILLHEAD: An overview of the UK’s largest plant show.

SHOW REPORT: HILLHEAD 2022: Digger Man Blog’s report highlights smaller kit at this year’s show.

FLEET FOCUS: WESTPOINT CONSTRUCTION: Celebrating 30 years in business with a special liveried Kobelco excavator.

OPERATOR INTERVIEW: PAT DEVEREUX: Former mine supervisor enjoys being back in the seat of a Cat dozer.

MARKET REVIEW: CRUSHERS & SCREENERS: Hillhead’s latest developments in crushing and screening equipment.

OWNER-OPERATOR: ETHAN PEARCE: 22-year-old’s first new excavator is a red-liveried Yanmar Vio27-6 mini.

DEMOLITION: ABERDEEN MARKET: Challenging inner-city project involving a new Kobelco 28m excavator.

SITE VISIT: JCB 245XR: Pink-liveried excavator is helping to raise cash for a breast cancer charity.

CLASSIC PLANT: ELECTRIC TRUCKS: Tracing the development of electrically-driven mining dump trucks.

SHOW REPORT: MAXPO COMPACTS: A look round the stands of full-line global and local Finnish suppliers.

EURO FOCUS: MAXPO SHOW: Some of the rarer items of kit on display at this recent event in Finland.

INTERVIEW: PLANTFORCE: Talking to Josh Weiss, chief operating offi cer of Hexagon Geosystems.

PLANTMOBILIA: NEW RELEASES: Latest 1:32-scale models on the market this year.