Hillhead/QMJ 2024

June 2024 Issue 242

PRODUCT LAUNCH: JCB: Long-awaited flagship 370X excavator, Leica tie-up and new tilt-rotator.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: DEVELON DD130-7: New 15t class dozer has been introduced to the UK market.

NEW PRODUCTS: STEELWRIST: Third generation tilt-rotators, together with a raft of new attachments.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: LIEBHERR LR636: New generation tracked loader at work in a UK waste application.

CONCEPT PRODUCT: VOLVO HX04: Prototype of the first hydrogen fuel cell-powered ADT.

FIRST DRIVES: KUBOTA COMPACTS: The latest range plus a brand-new compact telehandler.

TECHNOLOGY: VICTORIA NORTH: Central Manchester project is being operated with digital precision.

SITE VISIT: FFOS Y FRAN: Consolidation works to the UK’s last major surface coaling operation.

SITE VISIT: GORDON SKENE: High-spec compact-radius Volvos on a modern house-building site.

MARKET GUIDE: LARGE HAMMERS: Heavy-duty attachments with operating weights from around 5t.

OWNER-OPERATOR: GARY RYAN: Tipperary firm has diversified into Trimble-based precision grading.

PLANT HIRE: MORRIS LESLIE: Report from Inverness on the increasing popularity of JCB backhoes.

SITE VISIT: LUFFMAN PLANT: Kobelco SK140SR excavator with an offset boom handles tricky jobs.

SPECIAL ADAPTATION: CAT PL87: Caterpillar’s latest generation of tracked pipelayer at work in Germany.

EURO FOCUS: OPERATOR COMPETITION: An unusual operator competition in snow-covered Finland.

TECHNOLOGY: BLACK THUNDER MINE: The operation of autonomous dozers & other cutting-edge digital tech.

CRANE FOCUS: SEVILLE ROADS: A tricky road bridge job in Seville, Spain.

INTERVIEW: PLANT MANAGEMENT: Growing call for professional training for plant planning managers.

PLANTMOBILIA: KOMATSU PC8000-11: bymo 1:50-scale Komatsu PC8000-11 backhoe mining excavator