Hillhead/QMJ 2024

October 2023 Issue 234

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: CASE CX130E: First new generation Case 13-tonner to be put to work in Ireland.

NEWS FEATURE: SECTOR REPORT: A recent report puts the UK construction machinery industry at £14bn a year.

WALK-AROUND: LIEBHERR R924 G8: Gen 8 tracked excavator features Solidlink automatic coupling system.

ATTACHMENTS: HOLP ROTATOR: An unusual attachment for a new Leica GPS-equipped Hidromek excavator.

RUNNING REPORT: PRINOTH T14R: The first pair of rotating tracked dumpers to go to work in Ireland.

NEW PRODUCT: VOLVO EC250E HYBRID: Scotland’s first hybrid excavator run by WM Donald.

SITE VISIT: HYUNDAI HX220A: 22-tonner working at the Lower Compton recycling and landfill site.

SITE VISIT: PADSTOW SEA SAND: Unique sand extraction operation that has changed to specialist kit.

MARKET GUIDE: CHINESE MINIS: The growing success of Chinese-made mini-excavators in the UK market.

SPECIAL ADAPTATIONS: DOOSAN DX180-5: Base for five modified excavators working in waste recycling.

FLEET FOCUS: HYDROLINE SOLUTIONS: Machinery choices of a specialist in installing water pipelines and civils.

MARKET REVIEW: 3D GPS SYSTEMS: An overview of systems available to the UK construction industry.

FLEET FOCUS: LLAY SAND & GRAVEL: Komatsu equipment at a large sand and gravel operation near Wrexham.

SPECIAL REPORT: OPERATOR COMPETITION: Report on the SPOA’s plant operator competition.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: IVECO EDAILY: New range of battery-powered LCVs off er a decent towing capacity.

CLASSIC PLANT: WORKING EVENT: Highlights of this year’s working event organised by the Caterpillar Link Club.

FACTORY VISIT: LIEBHERR MINING: Seeing some of the world’s largest hydraulic excavators being assembled.

PLANTMOBILIA: CAT SCRAPERS: Two new 1:48-scale replicas of Cat motor scrapers .