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August 2023 Issue 232

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: KUBOTA KX085-5: Kubota’s latest 8.5t midi-excavator was launched at Plantworx.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: JCB 403E: Graham Black covers JCB’s new zero-emissions wheel loader launch.

SHOW REPORT: PLANTWORX 2023: Highlights of the show held for the last time at Peterborough showground.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: HYUNDAI HW100A: New brand identity plus a 10t duck and updated 6.5-tonners.

FIRST DRIVE: SUNWARD SWL3230: We test the first skid-steer loader in Ireland from this Chinese maker.

FLEET FOCUS: RIX SHIPPING: Liebherr machinery at work on cargo handling at the Port of Montrose.

OWNER OPERATOR: JAANE LEPPANEN: Renowned Finnish owner-operator discusses his recent machine choices.

MARKET REVIEW: COMPACT ELECTRIC LOADERS: What’s new in battery-powered compact loaders on the UK market.

SITE VISIT: COLWYN BAY: A million tonnes of wet sand are pumped ashore along Colwyn Bay.

SITE VISITS: SJ WILLIS & SONS: Devon-based family business runs a mix of Takeuchi compact excavators.

PLANT HIRE: BOOBOO: Specialist provider offers some of the largest machines and attachments.

EXTREME MACHINE: LIEBHERR T282C: 400-ton capacity haul trucks at Australia’s giant Moolarben mine.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: BOBCAT COMPACTS: Report from the Czech Republic on this year’s Bobcat Demo Days.

DEALER OPEN DAY: FINNING GLASGOW: Celebrating the international dealer’s 90 years as a Caterpillar distributor.

MACHINES PAST: BIG MUSKIE: One of the largest mobile earthmoving machines ever to walk on the earth.

PLANTMOBILIA: KOBELCO SK1300D: 1:50th-scale model of this mighty high-reach demolition rig.