Hillhead/QMJ 2024

January 2024 Issue 237

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HYUNDAI HW150A CR: One of the first short swing Hyundai wheeled excavators in the UK.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: JCB 140X BLACK EDITION: Duchy Plant Hire’s first all-black limited-edition X-Series excavator.

TECHNOLOGY: KOMATSU HB365: Fuel savings achieved by Jones Bros and their Komatsu hybrid excavator.

NEW PRODUCT: VOLVO R60: From the cab of the latest 55-tonne haulers off the production line.

RUNNING REPORT: TAKEUCHI TB350R: New five-tonne mini purchased by Cheshire-based fi rm P&SM Wilson.

RUNNING REPORT: CAT 980XE: Fuel-saving CVT-equipped wheel loader at Tarmac’s Newbiggin Quarry.

SITE VISIT: GREENCASTLE HARBOUR: The impressive fleet of plant mobilised by Foyle & Marine Dredging.

SITE VISIT: MOUNTSORREL QUARRY: Stokey Plant Hire’s muck-shifting fleet includes a new Komatsu dozer.

MARKET GUIDE: TRACKED SKID-STEERS: The latest developments in tracked versions of these versatile loaders.

SITE VISIT: GROUND STABILISATION SOLUTIONS: GSS is the new soil stabilisation contractor serving south-west England.

OWNER-OPERATOR: FERGAL HARTFORD: A Kobelco SK140SR-7 with an Engcon tilt-rotator is proving successful.

CLASSIC PLANT: THE GAINSBOROUGH: Wheeled loader/dozer/scraper/winch tractor built for The Royal Engineers.

SITE VISITS: EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA: Business is booming for the surface coal mines of eastern Pennsylvania.

EURO SHOW: SPECIALISED MAXPO: Unusual machinery on display at the Maxpo 2023 show in Finland.

EVENT REPORT: CPA CONFERENCE: Graham Black reports on discussions at the annual CPA conference.

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN ALBRECHT: MD of Liebherr International Digital Development Centre, Ulm, Germany.

PLANTMOBILIA: KPS O&K RH300: All-metal die-cast 1:50th-scale model of arguably O&K’s most important hydraulic mining shovel.