Hillhead/QMJ 2024

March 2024 Issue 239

OPERATOR INTERVIEW: HARRY MCKAY: Rising star within the tight-knit community in the SW of England.

CHARITY CHALLENGE: GEORGINA WILLIAMS: Demo and training manager’s contribution to JCB’s NSPCC appeal.

NEW PRODUCT: CAT EMH24: The first electric-drive Cat material handlers on waste duties in Scotland.

OWNER-OPERATOR: JOHN WICKS: Cornish operator’s latest TAB boom Wacker Neuson ET90 midi-excavator.

RECYCLING: DROMGOOLE & SONS: Aggregate supplier/recycler’s new Hidromek HMK230 excavator.

NEW PRODUCT: CAT WHEEL LOADERS: New wheel loaders that have operating weights from 12 to 16t.

SITE VISIT: C3 CONSTRUCTION: New Hitachi Zaxis 130-7LCN’s Engcon tilt-rotator and Leica GPS system.

ATTACHMENTS: HOLP ROTOTOP: W. Daniels Plant Hire’s new Kubota benefi ts from this German attachment.

EXTREME MACHINES: BLACK THUNDER MINE: Machinery at one of the largest surface coal sites in the world.

FLEET FOCUS: COMPAC HIRE: Civils contractor’s fleet of three compact radius Kobelco excavators.

SHOW PREVIEW: EXECUTIVE HIRE SHOW: Graham Black looks forward to the first UK trade show of the year.

SITE VISIT: MACROOM BYPASS: Fleet of machinery deployed on the substantial Macroom road project.

MARKET GUIDE: WHEELED EXCAVATORS: Range of machines available with an operating weight over 20t.

DIRECTIONAL DRILLING: TK EARTHWORKS: Co Galway firm’s solution to no-dig trenching is a specialist drill.

REHANDLING: SENNEBOGEN HYBRID: A pair of 870E hybrid material handlers now working at Bristol Port.

EURO FOCUS: JONSSON L120-330: Benefits of running an all-in-one double crusher and screener combination.

EXTREME MACHINE: BUCYRUS-ERIE 2570-WS: The only single-bucket excavator to shift over a billion cubic yards.

TRANSPORT: PICK-UPS: The limited range of pick-up trucks currently available on the UK market.

INTERVIEW: MOLSON GROUP: In conversation with group CEO Robin Powell about alternative fuels.

PLANTMOBILIA: UPDATED LIEBHERRS: 1:50-scale die-cast Liebherr mining excavator models.