Hillhead/QMJ 2024

April 2024 Issue 240

PRODUCT LAUNCH: JCB BACKHOES: Report on the transformation of the humble backhoe.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: HYUNDAI MINIS: News of the latest compact tracked excavators.

FIRST DRIVE: HIDROMEK HMK102B: Report from the cab of the latest generation Hidromek backhoe loader.

MARKET DATA: SALES TRENDS: Why prices for UK equipment have softened.

FLEET FOCUS: WOODS CIVILS: Volvo enthusiast chose a Unicontrol

EXTREME MACHINES: KOMATSU QUARRY DAYS: Annual event at their massive proving grounds in the heart of Arizona.

PLANT HIRE: TOOL CARE HIRE: Exeter fi rm’s black edition JCB 140X excavators are proving popular.

SPECIAL ADAPTATIONS: KOBELCO SK140SR-7 SD: Tracked excavator with offset boom, tilting hitch & street pads.

SITE VISIT: A417 ROAD SCHEME: First of a planned series of reports from this huge muck-shifting project.

MARKET GUIDE: COMPACT LOADERS: We review the extensive range of compact wheel loaders available.

OPERATOR FEEDBACK: TILT-ROTATOR: First-timer comments on an Engcon mounted on a Hitachi 225-7 USR.

SITE VISIT: PILTOWN JUNCTION: County Kilkenny road project involving Cat excavators and dozers.

SITE VISIT: FOFANNY WATER MAIN: First 38-tonne Liebherr R936 Compact excavator at work in the UK.

COMPACTION FOCUS: AMMANN: A closer look at the ARX rollers run by Alliance Groundworks and Civils.

FORESTRY: CGF SERVICES: A pair of JCB 150X HD Pro excavators at work in forestry applications.

TRANSPORT: ODER BRIDGE: Innovative replacement of a historically symbolic railway bridge.

EURO FOCUS: NET ZERO CARBON SITE: Reducing the carbon impact of a large urban regeneration site in Sweden.

CLASSIC PLANT: EUCLID MOTOR SCRAPERS: The history of Euclid motor scrapers, manufactured in both USA and Scotland.

INTERVIEW: INTERMAT: Forthcoming trade show’s revised layout will focus on zero emissions.

PLANTMOBILIA: FOUNDATION KIT: We review two 1:50-scale models of Bauer foundation machines by Bymo.