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Executive Hire Show: Preview, Part 1

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Mon 16 Dec 2019

Executive Hire Show: Preview, Part 1

Next year’s Executive Hire Show takes place on February 5th and 6th at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. With 160 exhibitors in attendance, including 20 companies making their show debut, it promises to be a highlight of the events calendar. Below is a selection of what plant hirers can expect to see on display at the Executive Hire Show 2020. Full report in the February 2020 issue of Earthmovers Magazine, on sale January 3rd.


Altrad Belle says it will showcase the new DX1000HT high-tip dumper, designed to meet the demands of hire companies in terms of safety, strength, operator comfort and productivity, will be at the forefront of the stand. The company says visitors will quickly grasp the logic behind its message, “Dump the rest and try the Best”.

The DX1000HT features a full-time four-wheel drive hydraulic system that gives increased traction on poor terrain and excessive mud, this allows for better gradeability, increased productivity and less servicing. It is powered by a three-cylinder, 1,100cc Yanmar diesel engine, it features low fuel indicator warning light, low hydraulic fluid level warning light. The DX1000 also features extensive use of hose clamp retainers to prevent pipe fretting and rubbing, reducing hose failures and maintenance costs. Altrad is promising a number of ‘Show Only' special offers and a whole host of new products which are being kept under wraps until the show opens.


BPH Attachments is expanding its Prodem hydraulic attachments portfolio in the UK with the addition of a new crusher bucket, which the company is bringing to the EHS. Designed to crush and convert waste material including brick, concrete, rock and even wood, into reusable hardcore or infill, directly on site, the Prodem PCB Crusher Bucket, will be available to hire or purchase from BPH Attachments from Thursday January 9th 2020.

Industry users have estimated the attachment, which features a patented auto-reverse crushing drum, can increase productivity to anything between 34-45 ton per hour on-site by reducing operator input and increasing utilisation of site machinery. It also has intuitive jaw adjustment, high displacement radial piston hydraulic motors, wear resistant teeth, and easy forward-facing or reverse-facing loading.


Manitou will show feature four machines from its extensive range of equipment. The popular Manitou MT 625 compact telehandler is ideal for sites with limited space in diverse applications from builders’ merchants to house building sites. Articulated loaders are now a popular alternative to a conventional telehandler in many applications - the Manitou MLA-3-35H, on show at EHS, is a 2.6-tonne compact machine, at just 3.35m in length with a working width of 1.1m. The Manitou MC 25-4 is a compact semi-rough terrain, masted truck, with four-wheel drive. It has a working capacity 2,500kg and an overall height of less than 2m, making it ideal for work in restricted spaces. The Manitou 100 VJR is a vertical platform with a capacity of 200kg and a working height of up to 9.9m.


Mecalac has brought yet another safety-critical site dumper innovation to market. Developed to meet the highest levels of on-site operator safety at an extremely attractive price point, the MDX Canopy is a true market disruptor. Set to be unveiled for the first time at the Show, the first-to-market site dumper with protective canopy aims to bridge the gap between ROPS and cabbed models – ideal for the rental sector.

Based on Mecalac’s MDX cabbed dumper, the MDX Canopy removes the rear and sides of the cab to leave the windscreen and roof as an open-air canopy. Offering the highest levels of protection in the event of a rollover, operators benefit from exceptional visibility, comfort and performance.


Molson Compact Equipment will be showcasing a range of products that have been selected for their relevance to the hire sector, ranging from Kobelco excavators to Ammann compaction equipment and more. A feature of this year’s show will be one of the latest additions to the Kobelco excavator product line – the SK75SR-7 compact radius eight-tonne excavator. Molson says that it is sure to impress both customers and hirers thanks to a 15% reduction in digging cycle time and 37% increase in arm digging speed for improved productivity, and a 27.9% increase in engine output when compared to previous models. In addition, the machine’s bucket digging force has been increased by over 14% from 52.7 to 60.3kN for superior power when working in areas of hard ground.


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