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July 2023 Issue 231

INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: KOMATSU D475A-5: Early feedback on Europe’s largest dozer now working in Scotland.

SITE VISIT: KOBELCO SK210H: The first Kobelco long-reach hybrid excavator at work in the UK.

SHOW PREVIEW: PLANTWORX 2023: Selected product highlights at the forthcoming event at Peterborough.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: BOBCAT E20Z: Report on a day’s work with this two-tonne zero-tailswing mini-excavator.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: LIUGONG 942F: First F series 43-tonner from this Chinese maker at work in the UK

RECYCLING: VOLVO EW240E: Central Demolition’s second new Volvo materials handler in action.

RUNNING REPORT: CAT 14 GRADER: The first new generation Cat 14 motor grader to enter service in Ireland.

MARKET GUIDE: 14-TONNE EXCAVATORS: Latest developments in the UK’s most popular full-size digger class.

SITE VISITS: LIEBHERR DUCKS: Report on two of the Liebherr wheeled excavators run by Delson Contracts.

OPERATOR FEEDBACK: JCB HYDRADIG: Irish firm Pat O’Driscoll’s second JCB Hydradig wheeled excavator.

FLEET FOCUS: KINGSHEATH CONSTRUCTION: Kent-based groundworks contractor’s batch of new 14t Doosans.

FACTORY VISIT: POWERBULLY DUMPERS: High-mobility tracked site dumper maker seeks UK & Ireland dealers.

EURO FOCUS: MANSEN MORINAT: Unique and thoroughly enjoyable event on the European show calendar.

CLASSIC PLANT: EARLY OPENCAST: Ewart Hill and Acorn Bank sites broke production records in the 1950s.

INTERVIEW: RITCHIE BROS: Auctioneer discusses the recent drop in the average prices of used equipment.

PLANTMOBILIA: BANKS RH200: This 7.1kg model may be the finest available off the shelf in the world.