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January 2023 Issue 225

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: LIEBHERR PR766 G8: The first UK example of Liebherr’s Generation 8 version PR766 dozer.

SHOW REPORT: BAUMA 2022: Report from the Messe München on the much-anticipated machinery exhibition.

SITE VISIT: BURNBY QUARRY: Report on the first of two new Volvo EC550E excavators to join the fleet.

TECHNOLOGY: FUTURE FUELS: Fuel trends, including hydrogen-power and higher capacity batteries.

NEW PRODUCT: HIDROMEK HMK500: County Armagh-based King Brothers’ new 50-tonne class excavator.

MARKET REVIEW: ELECTRIC COMPACTS: The widespread availability of battery-powered compact equipment.

SITE VISIT: BRODICK HARBOUR: Blackwood Plant Hire’s new long-reach Komatsu PC360-11 in action.

FORESTRY: HYUNDAI HX145: Tracked excavators working on a variety of woodland clearance projects.

FLEET FOCUS: O’KEEFFE CIVIL: Irish contractor’s working approach and predominantly Hitachi fleet.

COMPANY FOCUS: PR WELDHEN: Cornish plant-hire firm runs a busy fleet of JCB backhoe loaders.

FLEET FOCUS: JB1 CONSTRUCTION: Report on pre-race season developments from the Silverstone circuit.

MARKET GUIDE: WHEELED EXCAVATORS: The latest wheeled excavators at the lower end of the weight range.

EURO FOCUS: TAMPERE TRAMS: Construction works in the development of the Tampere tram network.

RECYCLING: CDE WASH PLANT: Malcolm Construction’s new half million-tonne/year recycling plant.

CLASSIC PLANT: RADAR NORTH: Machinery at this huge coal site included a unique bucket wheel excavator.

INTERVIEW: NATIONAL HIGHWAYS: Dr Joanna White is roads development director at National Highways.

PLANTMOBILIA: KPS RH200: We review a 1:50th-scale all-metal die-cast replica of the O&K RH200 mining shovel from KPS Models.