November 2023 Issue 235

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FIRST DRIVE: BATTERY HYUNDAI MIDI: Hyundai HX85A midi-excavator conversion to battery-electric power.

NEWS FEATURE: WACKER NEUSON: Compact equipment specialist expands its range of battery-powered machinery.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:  SUNWARD SWE215F: Early xperiences of an Irish user of this 21-tonne class excavator.

SITE VISIT: KOMATSU PC170 LGP: British-built 23-tonne swamp-spec excavator wins hearts and minds.

WORKING DEMO: CASE ROADSHOW: Featuring selected models from a considerable range of machinery.

TECHNOLOGY: ELECTRIC SITE: Eden Project’s four-month trial of two Volvo battery-powered machines.

MARKET GUIDE: WHEELED EXCAVATORS: Wide range of small to medium wheeled excavators currently available.

EXTREME MACHINE: CAT 994: Evolution of the 200-tonne Cat 994 wheel loader and its 995 successor.

FLEET FOCUS: ZTL CONTRACTING: Ground improvement contractor’s growing fleet of Liebherr machines.

TECHNOLOGY: KHC GROUNDWORKS: An early adopter of both GPS machine control and tilt-rotator tech.

MARKET REVIEW: COMPACTION EQUIPMENT: An overview of systems available to the UK construction industry.

SITE VISIT: GPS DYNAPAC CA3500D: Roller with a high-tech Trimble GPS system on trial with WM Donald.

SITE VISIT: J.C. BALLS: Large-scale housing infra-structure helped along by scraper team.

EURO FOCUS: MAXPO SHOW: Report from Finland’s largest construction machinery trade show.

INTERVIEW: ALASDAIR REISNER: Civil Engineering Contractors Association CEO talks about phasing out diesel.

DEALER PROFILE: ADARE MACHINERY: Family-run Irish Bobcat dealer recently marked 40 years in business.

DEALER PROFILE: MERVYN LAMBERT: Plant operator is the latest Takeuchi dealer for Norfolk & Suffolk.

TRANSPORT: COLLETT & SONS: A massive transformer is transported to its final resting place in Dublin.

CLASSIC PLANT: EUCLID TC-12: Launched in 1955, the Euclid TC-12 was the world’s most powerful dozer.

PLANTMOBILIA: HITACHI MINING: 1:87-scale models of the EX8000-6 hydraulic face shovel and EH5000AC-3 electric drive haul truck.