Hillhead/QMJ 2024

December 2023 Issue 236

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: LIUGONG 856HE: 21-tonne electric wheel loader has already impressed its new owner.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: KOMATSU PC210E-11: Full-size, battery-powered excavator available on the European market.

FIRST DRIVE: CASE CX25D: We get our hands on an example of Case’s new range of mini-excavators.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: HITACHI ZX95US-7: The new 10-tonne class compact radius tracked excavator from Hitachi.

FLEET FOCUS: ARDENT HIRE: Why one of the giants of the UK plant hire sector decided to buy LiuGong.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: LIEBHERR R920 COMPACT: High-spec compact excavator has gone into service with Gartell and Son.

FLEET FOCUS: KILMURRAY SAND: Irish sand and gravel operation’s investment in static and mobile plant.

SITE VISIT: ASHLAND PULL SCRAPERS: Williams Plant Hire’s pull scraper/tractor combos each shift 3000t/day.

MARKET GUIDE: TRACKED DUMPERS: Summary by Graham Black plus models on display at Plantworx 2023.

MARKET REVIEW: DEMO ATTACHMENTS: Specialist attachments available from the UK’s extensive supply chain.

SITE VISIT: RMR RECYCLING: S. Wales recycling operation served by a Hyundai HL955A wheel loader.

FACTORY VISIT: WACKER NEUSON: Report on the recently expanded factory and latest compact products.

FLEET FOCUS: MARK FARWELL PLANT: North Dorset-based firm’s new long reach JCB 220X excavator at work.

EURO SHOW: MAXPO CLASSICS: Working classics on display at this year’s Maxpo trade show in Finland.

RUNNING REPORT: KOMATSU HD785-7: Banks Mining’s experience of running a 14-strong fleet for over a decade.

TRANSPORT: IVECO X-WAY: Trends in the truck market plus a look at Iveco’s latest range of models.

INTERVIEW: STU MCINROY: Newly-appointed chief executive of the Construction Plant-hire Association.

CLASSIC PLANT: CAT 5000 SERIES: Looking back at the first generation of large hydraulic mining excavators.

PLANTMOBILIA: CAT 395 & D10: We review the latest Caterpillar models from Diecast Masters, including the D10 dozer.