Hillhead/QMJ 2024

May 2023 Issue 229


PLANT HIRE: TAKEUCHI TB295W: Tom Grant’s latest Engcon-equipped wheeled excavators in action.

SHOW PREVIEW: PLANTWORX 2023: The Editor looks forward to the UK construction machinery show.

TECHNOLOGY: CUMMINS POWER: Engine manufacturer showcases its products for a greener future.

SHOW REPORT: CAT CHALLENGE: Report from Las Vegas on the global final of the operator skills competition.

SHOW REPORT: EXECUTIVE HIRE: Highlights displayed at the recent gathering of the UK plant hire industry.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: JCB JS20MH: WRC Recycling’s latest wheeled materials handler at work near Glasgow.

MARKET GUIDE: PEDESTRIAN DUMPERS: Our review of the latest developments in walk-behind site dumpers.

FLEET FOCUS: IVOR KING: Specialist excavator attachments are increasingly used to install piles.

EXTREME MACHINE: CAT 789: History of the most popular 200t class mining truck in the industry.

FLEET FOCUS: CHANNEL PLANT: Bristol-based family business continues to run JCB backhoe-loaders.

ATTACHMENTS: MOTOCUT: Range of excavator-mounted concrete pile-cropping attachments.

SITE VISIT: GARTELL AND SON: Liebherr’s new 25-tonne R924 excavator on a large-scale dig in chalk.

RUNNING REPORT: KOMATSU PC210I-10: GBSS Civils pioneered Komatsu’s intelligent machines in Scotland.

FLEET FOCUS: RJ BROOKS & SON: Devon-based fi rm’s pair of ultra-low emissions Doosan excavators.

WORKSHOP VISIT: AINSCOUGH’S CRANES: Report from a major crane refurbishment centre at Stockton-on-Tees.

FACTORY VISIT: BKT INDIA: Giant factory producing off -road tyres, including for large quarry trucks.

CLASSIC PLANT: STRIPPING SHOVELS: Two-part history concludes with examples that worked here in the UK.

INTERVIEW: TOM O’BRIEN: O’Brien Contractors’ latest developments in project management systems.

PLANTMOBILIA: CAT 6060: We review Classic Construction Models’ stunning 1:48-scale Cat 6060 mining class excavator.