Hillhead/QMJ 2024

May 2024 Issue 241

OWNER-OPERATOR: PHELIM KELLY: County Wexford-based operator’s latest mount, a Komatsu PC170-11.

SHOW REPORT: EXECUTIVE HIRE: When it comes to compact construction equipment the future looks electric.

OWNER-OPERATOR: JACK DICKSON: Young operator’s latest Kubota midi includes an Engcon tilt-rotator.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: AVANT: Finnish fi rm introduces third generation electric compact loaders.

OPERATOR FEEDBACK: HYDREMA MX20G: 20-tonne wheeled excavator that is a factory-built road-rail machine.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: JCB: We report on a wave of new JCB compact construction equipment.

PLANT HIRE: LIEBHERR RENTAL: Brassington Moor Quarry’s latest generation 70-tonne class excavator.

RECRUITMENT: OPERATOR SKILLS HUB: Birmingham’s Operator Skills Hub is a dedicated plant training facility.

PILING: VOLVO-MOVAX COMBOS: Burnside Plant’s new pair of Volvo compact radius excavators at work.

RECYCLING: TERRAFIRMA PIPELINES: Recycled aggregates are being used on London’s gas and water mains repairs.

MARKET GUIDE: LONG-REACH EXCAVATORS: Review of factory-built long-reach excavators.

PLANT HIRE: POLE ERECTOR: JCB’s mighty 4CX backhoe is the perfect tool carrier to erect utility poles.

SITE VISIT: LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY: Two time-critical Cawarden demo projects on the university campus.

PLANT HISTORY: CAT ADT ORIGINS: Insight into the history of Caterpillar’s range articulated dump trucks.

EXTREME MACHINES: P&H 757: Europe’s largest dragline is now at work on a coal site in North Dakota.

INTERVIEW: STEELWRIST: In conversation with Stefan Stockhaus, the company’s president and CEO.

PLANTMOBILIA: O&K CUSTOM BUILDS: EARTHMOVERS reviews unique scale models of O&K mining excavators that once worked in the UK.