Hillhead/QMJ 2024

February 2024 Issue 238

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HITACHI/KTEG ZE85: The first battery-powered midi excavator to enter service in Finland.

FIRST DRIVE: CASE WX140E: We review examples of the new range of Case wheeled excavators.

TECHNOLOGY: LIEBHERR ELECTRIC: German firm’s increasing range of environmentally friendly machinery.

EURO FOCUS: SUNWARD BELGIUM: Two new excavators put through their paces at Sunward’s European HQ.

SITE VISIT: ETTRICK WATER: Rebuilding a section of a Scottish riverbank with a Kobelco SK210-11.

FACTORY VISIT: HOLP ATTACHMENTS: Family-owned firm recently moved into a new €7m factory complex.

TECHNOLOGY: CONNECTED SITES: How digitally connected fleets help minimise project operating costs.

MARKET REVIEW: COMPACT HANDLERS: Machines that provide impressive performance from a small footprint.

SITE VISIT: AFP CONSTRUCTION: Local contractor assists in remediating a huge former fuel terminal.

SITE VISIT: TOWED SCRAPERS: A heavy-duty muck-shift is no problem for a pair of Ashland scrapers.

SPECIAL ADAPTATIONS: EXTREME MULCHING: Delamere Tree Services’ excavator-based choice of high-capacity mulcher.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT: KOMATSU WYOMING: Size matters at Komatsu Mining’s customer support facilities in Wyoming.

SITE VISITS: PENNSYLVANIA COAL: Machines at work in the booming Pennsylvania anthracite coal fields.

TECHNICAL BRIEFING: O&K RH90C: An in-depth look at the legendary 160-tonne-class mining excavators.

INTERVIEW: L. LYNCH: Merrill Lynch, joint managing director of L. Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage.

PLANTMOBILIA: LATEST KOMATSUS: 3 new 1:50-scale models, a D475A-8 dozer and two different WA475-10 wheel loaders.