Hillhead/QMJ 2024

April 2023 Issue 228

USER FEEDBACK: JCB 3CX PRO: GBSS Civils and Plant Hire’s backhoe loader features a smart livery.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: LIEBHERR A910: Reduced swing radius wheeled excavator at work with A&A Civil Engineering.

OWNER OPERATOR: JAMES HILLDRUP: Small business owner who is a long-term user of Takeuchi excavators.

SITE VISIT: SHIRE HILL QUARRY: An attachment hire arrangement plays its part in charity fundraising.

SHOW REPORT: BAUMA: Some of the specialist machines on display at the recent trade show.

MARKET REVIEW: HITCH TECHNOLOGY: Looking at the latest developments in automatic excavator quick-hitches.

RECYCLING: FORTRESS SHEAR: Attachment used by JC Thomas & Sons to reduce oversize scrap metal.

RUNNING REPORT: KOMATSU D475A-5: Details of the first 9000 hours put on the largest dozer at work in Europe.

TECHNOLOGY: ATTACHMENT CONTROL: High-tech kit used to construct large, super-flat industrial concrete floors.

PHOTOCALL: JCB 220X: High-spec excavator spearheading Waitings Group charity fundraising.

DEMOLITION: RBS BANK HQ: The CJ Charlton Group at work on a demolition site in Edinburgh.

FLEET FOCUS: CIARAN KELLY: South-east Ireland operator has added a used Hyundai HX220 excavator.

EDITOR’S COMMENTS: BACKHOES: Graham Black on the future of these versatile multi-purpose machines.

FACTORY PROFILE: CUMMINS: Latest developments at this long-term manufacturer of heavy-duty engines.

CLASSIC PLANT: STRIPPING SHOVELS: The history of giant stripping shovels produced by Marion and Bucyrus.

MACHINES PAST: WORKING EVENTS: Machinery highlights of the 2022 Morris Leslie classic working weekend.

INTERVIEW: BALFOUR BEATTY: Technological advances in recent years on large public-funded projects.

PLANTMOBILIA: LIEBHERR R9600: The latest 1:50-scale mining backhoe from NZG.