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WELCOME Hello to you all… As my blisters slowly recover from wandering around a certain quarry a week or so ago, my team and I bring you issue #12 of Diggers LIVE. Now, as we celebrate a full complement of 12 bimonthly magazines and are practically at our two-year anniversary, I must thank all exhibitors from Hillhead who either advertise with us, read us, contribute to us, like us or compliment us. You are the reason we began this venture in 2020 and you are the reason we have reached this level of construction equipment media reporting. Huge kudos to my team in Buxton, in particular my sister Nicki (you may recognise the surname), who has been with me since day one as my lead designer, as well as Brand Manager Ben Cumberland, affectionately known as ‘little Ben’. This was a first Hillhead for both of them and they were able to adapt to a manic, busy and important show with me. Well done both and thank you; what a successful event for exhibitors and for us. You can read about our experience on page 24. Keeping with Hillhead, we have a candid interview with LiuGong Direct UK Managing Director Steven Ford online, which you can watch on our YouTube channel: Demolition Hub TV. Search “Demolition Hub meets with LiuGong Direct UK’s Managing Director at Hillhead 2022”. There’s plenty more footage and pictures that we will be showcasing in this issue and on the socials, so watch this space. It really was a fantastic event. Thank you QMJ. So what’s next? Well, we will be supporting our sister magazine and brand Demolition Hub in attendance at the British Demolition Awards in September (Leicester, UK), over to Munich for bauma in October, then across the pond to Las Vegas for both the World of Concrete in January and CONEXPO in March. Consider our appetite for live events whetted. So what have we got for you in this issue? Well, we have a safety machinery feature, we cover a few plant and hire companies, and interview James Bickerton the Business Development Director for TDL Equipment. We have an interview with Greg Patterson a Director from Astrak and an awful lot more. So, on to year three. How did we get here? I’ve no idea but we seem to be striking the right chord. Long may it continue and long may we continue to serve the industry.

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CONTENTS 6 NEWS JCB-sponsored triple jumper Ben Williams celebrates landing Team England Commonwealth Games spot Steelwrist recognised as one of Sweden’s Best Managed Companies CEA figures for UK imports and exports – Q1 2022

8 BUSINESS INSIDER James Bickerton, Business Development Director of TDL Equipment talks to Diggers LIVE

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Rhino plant trailer from Towmate Trailers, ATE (UK) P-Mark SPCR 199 Dual Agent Protection System FTC Group Pedestrian Detection Camera System SiteZone Safety – Using data to create safer sites and safe behaviour INTSITE ZoneSafe Proximity Warning and Alert Safety Shield – industrial intelligence

18 THE EQUIPMENT ENGAGEMENT Greg Paterson of Astak Group talks to Diggers LIVE

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Plantworx returns for 2023 Hillhead review Liugong makes Hillhead debut with awesome new lineup SANY celebrates successful debut at Hillhead 2022 Doosan displays and demos new products at Hillhead Rokbak highlights robust and reliable haulers at Hillhead

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34 CASE STUDY David Pollock visits Ashcourt Group of Hull for Diggers LIVE to see its latest purchase, a CASE 921G in action

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40 COLUMN Following on from his account in May’s Diggers LIVE, Lloyd Peckham brings us up to date with the Bearded Excavation story

42 INDUSTRY DiggerGuard’s ‘boxing ring’ lightweight polymer handrail system weighs in SENNEBOGEN to present 300 t material handler at bauma 2022 Highlights of bauma 2022 from Kramer Explore Plant and Transport Solutions specifies Xwatch ‘pitch and roll’ warning system Zero emissions: Wacker Neuson makes the switch easy at bauma The new DX225LC-7X – Doosan’s first ‘smart’ excavator TVH – local presence, global reach Safety Shield Global – Constructing a new safety culture Warwick Ward new Keestrack dealer for Scotland

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60 THE PRODUCT INTERVIEW Sanjay Mistry, Founder and director of Trackit247 talks to Diggers LIVE about its Ti-204 tracker

64 THE BUILDERS’ CONFERENCE Neil Edwards, CEO of the Builders’ Conference gives his outlook for the construction industry as well as details of Contracts Awarded in May

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Ben jumps for joy as he lands Commonwealth Games spot JCB-sponsored triple jumper Ben Williams is celebrating after being named in the Team England squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games. He will be going for gold at the Birmingham games in the first weekend of August after securing his place with a jump of 16.82 metres earlier this month – the fourth best of his career. His latest international appearance comes after he represented Team GB at last year’s Tokyo Olympics. Today British Triple Jump Champion Ben, who has been sponsored by digger giant JCB since 2019, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be representing England at our home Commonwealth Games. I am feeling

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in great form and relishing the prospect of competing in front of a big crowd on home turf. I thrive on the atmosphere of large competitions, and this is one of the biggest in the world.” Ben, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, was inspired to start triple jumping aged eight while watching Jonathan Edwards on TV win gold at the Sydney Olympics. Edwards still holds the world triple jump record of 18.29 metres, 27 years after setting it. Ben missed the last Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018 due to knee surgery and after bouncing back to fitness, almost quit the sport in 2019 as he battled to balance the need to earn money with

the demands of training as an elite athlete. “If JCB had not stepped in to help with sponsorship I doubt would have been able to continue representing my country at the sport I love,” Ben said. “It is thanks to that support from JCB that I have been able to train full time as a triple jumper, which has helped my form massively. I go into the Commonwealth Games as a medal contender, which is a fantastic position to be in.” Ben’s lifetime best jump of 17.27 metres came in August 2019 – almost the length of a double decker bus. Guyana’s Troy Doris secured the gold medal at the last Commonwealth Games with a jump of 16.88 metres.

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The Steelwrist team, left to right: Peter Dovrell, Stefan Stockhaus, Ulrika Fogeby, Markus Nilsson, Lotta Barclay, Fredrik Segerström, Nicklas Bardh, Ernö Craciun

Steelwrist recognised as one of Sweden’s Best Managed Companies Steelwrist, the global manufacturer of tiltrotators, quick couplers and work tools for excavators, has again been recognised in the Best Managed Companies awards programme in Sweden, sponsored by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq. Best Managed Companies is a quality award recognising the overall success of private companies based on strategic direction, ability to execute, corporate culture and financial performance. Stefan Stockhaus, Chief Executive of Steelwrist said: “This award is entirely the result of a lot of hard work by Steelwrist coworkers around the world. We are continuing to build the company and our product line to support our global growth and at the same time keeping our very specific Steelwrist culture. As cofounders of Open-S, the global standard for fully automatic quick couplers, we are extremely well positioned for the future and it is with great pride that we receive

this recognition.” Therese Kjellberg, partner at Deloitte and responsible for Best Managed Companies in Sweden, said: “We are proud to hand out the recognition Sweden´s Best Managed Companies for the fourth year in a row. This year’s companies have shown stability through a pandemic, while at the same time continuing to develop their operation. I am happy to congratulate our Best Managed Companies and look forward to celebrating with them.” Best Managed Companies was established in Canada in 1993 and has since then been introduced in more than 20 countries around the world. Sweden’s Best Managed Companies was launched in 2018 by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq. This is the fourth year of the award. An independent jury has selected the 20 companies that received this year’s award.

UK imports and exports of construction and earthmoving equipment – Q1 2022 In the first quarter of 2022, imports and exports of construction and earthmoving equipment both recorded very high levels of trade, but showed different patterns compared with the previous quarter. There was an exceptional 54% increase in imports over the previous quarter, bringing their value to £637.6m, marginally exceeding the £637.2m seen in Q2 last year, itself a high watermark since records began in 2013. This was consistent with equipment sales in the UK remaining at very high levels in the first quarter of the year. In contrast, exports in Q1 saw a 9% decline compared with the previous quarter, but this is in comparison to the highest quarterly level since monitoring began in 2013.


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BUSINESS INSIDER

James Bickerton is the Business Development Director of TDL Equipment, a company supplying material handling equipment, attachments and wheel loaders to the UK market. Based in Staffordshire, James is passionate about family life, customer satisfaction and always driving TDL Equipment to improve

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How do you fit in to TDL Equipment? As Business Development Director, my role primarily includes the day-to-day management of the sales team in the south of the UK, coupled with the company’s marketing functions, supporting the aftermarket departments and investigating new business developments including new product distribution opportunities.

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How did you first come to be in your role in TDL Equipment? Originally joining TDL, my role was to head up the construction division across the UK. Following a business restructure and refocus, my role evolved from Construction Sales Director into the now Business Development Director’s role.

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Interviewee: James Bickerton Role and company: Business Development Director, TDL Equipment Sector: Equipment Dealer / Distributor Employees: 30+ Current brands: ATLAS, Promove Attachments, Weycor [by Atlas Weyhausen] Geographical reach: England, Scotland and Wales Established: 2002 8

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What is it about your role that attracts you? TDL Equipment is part of a dynamic and ambitious group of companies in the UK owned by Ballyvesey Holdings, which spans transport, distribution and construction sectors. The role afforded the opportunity for autonomy for decision making in strategy to achieve growth fully supported by the management and ownership structure. The incumbent team at TDL across the sales, service, parts and finance functions are committed, vibrant and a pleasure to work with, which fosters a culture of continuously looking to improve or a better way to do things. Every day genuinely provides new challenges or opportunities and the working relationships between staff and

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departments is symbiotic, meaning that their staff are always looking to help out their counterparts in the pursuit of growth or customer satisfaction. The ethos of the company since I joined has always been customer first, which fits with my personal philosophy. And the ability to interact with great colleagues, suppliers and customers on a daily basis is a particular benefit.

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Tell us about TDL Equipment’s history and development TDL Equipment has been supplying the UK market with plant and material handling equipment for over 20 years, inclusive of a number of brands and ranges of equipment. In 2020, TDL Equipment took the decision to refine and focus predominantly on the scrap and waste sectors in the UK, supplying the market with a high pedigree of equipment manufactured by ATLAS GMBH. This rationalisation of focus allowed TDL to become a market leader in sales and aftermarket care to the scrap and waste sectors, which has allowed us to expand our portfolio with other highly reputable brands such as Promove Attachments and the Weycor range of wheel loading shovels that we [were] excited to launch at Hillhead 2022 this year. Being a national dealer affords TDL the ability for TDL to supply the market with quality equipment without territory restrictions. For companies ranging from owner operators right through to national and multi-depot customers, this means the ability to

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purchase equipment and benefit from nationwide service backup. Our sales team are highly experienced in the equipment and applications to best serve our customers’ requirements. Our national service team are field based, supported by our technical experts to offer the highest possible levels of customer service.

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Tell us about TDL’s services and how these relate to customers The TDL equipment range includes a full range of material handlers from 16-52 t, a comprehensive range of hydraulic breakers and demolition attachments and a new range of wheel loading shovels ranging from 2.5-16 t.

The core focus of the company remains the scrap and waste sectors, with the development into demolition this year and the addition of the Promove Attachments range. Being a smaller company in this industry allows us to be agile, particularly in our aftermarket department. With our lean management structure, decisions can be made almost instantaneously without the requirement for multi-level discussion in pursuit of the customers’ interests. A good example of this is the decision to hold over 1,500 lines of parts stock, allowing us to achieve 96% first pick rates from our depot in Tankersley, South Yorkshire and meaning we can get a customer’s machine up and running as quickly as possible.

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Tell us about your company philosophy and values The core values we employ at TDL Equipment are Trust, Deliver and Learn. We know that any relationship, whether it be with a new or existing customer, a supplier or indeed within the company has to be based on trust. At TDL a big part of this value is honesty and integrity with our customers and suppliers to help foster strong relationships. This feeds the second pillar of our core values which is to deliver. This is not restricted to delivering equipment to site, but moreover a philosophy that if any member of the TDL Equipment team makes a commitment to a customer, colleague or supplier, we deliver. We always strive to go above and beyond to deliver as we know without this, it is impossible to build and maintain the trust. Our final core value relates to learning. We are extremely proud of what we do, but we know there is always an opportunity to improve and we know what we can always do better. We constantly look for improvements and innovations to improve our business in pursuit of a better customer experience. Fundamentally, we appreciate that our customer’s success is our success, so anything we can learn and do better to serve our customer base will inevitably help TDL Equipment improve and grow.

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How do you see TDL Equipment in five or ten years? Over the last few years, particularly following the business refocus on the scrap and waste sectors, TDL Equipment

QUICK FIRE has gone from strength to strength. The company sits as one of the leading suppliers in this sector and the company has grown significantly both financially and in size during this time. Within the next five to ten years, I would expect TDL Equipment to be recognised as one of the elite suppliers within our industry with a wider portfolio of equipment. While company growth and market share is of course a principal objective, I would like to think that the standards that TDL sets for itself shape the industry as a whole for the benefit of all customers in our sector.

Who would you be in an alternative life? Ideally, Jeff Stelling, presenting on Soccer Saturday every week. Who do you most admire? Jeff Bezos. To create an online book store into a global supply phenomenon is incredible, and a fundamental part of it was making it easy for the customer. What gets you out of bed in the morning? Driving the business forward and the opportunity to play with my children. What do you do for fun? Watch my beloved Stoke City (although it has rarely been fun in recent years). When and where are you happiest? On holiday with my wife and children. What’s your bucket list activity? I would love to own a holiday home in the UK, potentially in North Wales. What’s your ideal weekend? Anything with family and friends, as long as I get some time to relax on the Sunday. What’s your favourite cuisine? Mexican or Indian What’s your tipple of choice? Red wine. Rioja is a particular favourite.

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Rhino plant trailer from Towmate Trailers, ATE (UK)

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With over 25 years’ experience, we know towing inside out and the Rhino plant trailer has been designed to ensure it will always get the job done, on any site, day in, day out. Unlike many trailers that trace their DNA to a domestic or agricultural manufacturing heritage, the Towmate Trailers Rhino plant trailer was designed from the ground up, and embraces the harsh environments associated with construction and building work. The tough, galvanised steel chassis, heavy duty running gear and modular design embody the durability and strength that you have come to expect from Towmate Trailers. The Rhino plant trailer has a number of unique systems designed to help make your fleet more efficient and cost effective and provide a greater return on investment. The trailer sports some of

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Towmate Trailers’ groundbreaking innovations, such as our pivot axle system, which prevents wheel and axle damage and ensures that your axles never become overloaded when travelling over rough and bumpy ground. We’ve also developed a unique strapless digger system called Load Sentry, which provides quick and effective loading and security of diggers onto your trailer. Paired with our double angled ramp, this takes loading of the Rhino to a whole new level. The Rhino is available in two different weight capacities, 2,700 kg and 3,500 kg, and with scope to customise your trailer specification with the features available, there is a Rhino plant trailer to suit every need.

Key features: • Safety of the operator and other site users, • Security of your plant and machinery while on site, • Flexibility to load and carry a range of machinery and equipment, • Ease of maintenance to ensure downtime is minimised, • A standard package designed to provide a pleasant towing experience.

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P-Mark SPCR 199 Dual Agent Protection System Dual agent systems are an outstanding fire suppression method due to the combined benefits of dry powder and wet chemical in one solution. The dry powder provides rapid-fire knockdown and excellent coverage, while the wet chemical has significant cooling properties. Using both agents together reduces the chances of the fire reigniting after discharge. Our dual agent system is performance and durability accredited to RI:SE P-Mark SPCR 199. This approval is for our heavy plant and machinery fire suppression systems, tried and tested in the harshest of

environments to prove their capabilities and performance under vigorous testing conditions. Our manufacturer, Reacton Fire Suppression achieved the highest possible score with a A+ rating. Not only did Reacton set an impeccably high standard with our approval, but the system is also the most economically sized and approved system on the market, allowing smaller machines to be fitted with an approved system where before this was not possible. This provides the whole industry with regulated and approved systems that were previously often only for large vehicles.

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Research institute Sweden P-Mark SPCR 199 approved, Uses both wet chemical and dry powder technology, Approved through vigorous testing, Indirect release system, Suitable for heavy plant and machinery.

FTC Group Pedestrian Detection Camera System Plant safety zoning is nothing new and safety concerns about pedestrian to plant interfacing has long been something everyone within the industry has wanted to improve. Everyone should be assured of returning home safely from work. With this in mind FTC Group has developed a completely modular hi-tech solution that works on any

asset, in any environment. What sets this system apart from others in the field is that it does not require the use of tags to protect pedestrians, with 140° wide angle cameras that detect pedestrians regardless of PPE deployed, with up to four cameras per asset, operators and site health and safety are assured of improved safety across the board.

Key features: 140%° wide angle pedestrian detection cameras, Optional video recording with remote access available, Bespoke alerts, alarms, lights and even vehicle slow down available, Compatible with any make/model of asset, Retro or fitted from new in a few easy steps on any asset, Works in conjunction with existing camera systems if required, Provides a full 360° camera solution if required, IP68 rated solution, hard wearing, durable and road tested within the industry.

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SiteZone Safety – using data to create safe sites and safe behaviours We’ve been working with customers to make their sites safer with proximity warning systems for over 10 years. And as one of the first in our field to launch telematics to support the product more than six years ago, we’re excited to see how this is now being maximised to make lasting improvements on site. “Data is a tool for enhancing intuition.” This quote came from data scientist Hilary Mason and we think it perfectly sums up the way our customers use telematics data. You know your site, you know your organisation, you know your safe systems of work. And you often know if there is an area of your site, or an operation that is more risky than others. By

monitoring how people are behaving around moving plant, where zone breaches are happening and involving whom, you can use this data to back up your intuition. This can then be used to get management buy-in, improve staff training, revise site layouts and ultimately create a safer site and improved behaviours around mobile plant. Our Oversite data platform uses telematics to give you location data, machine data, and person (tag) data. You can set it up to suit you, whether that’s checking regularly yourself and drilling down into the granular level of detail, or setting up automated reports – you decide.

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The XW5 offers a total safe working envelope around the machine and operator enabling the control of the machine’s height, slew and rated capacity indication.

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ABOVE: SiteZone Oversite telematics data allows you to see how people are interacting with plant on site and where zone breaches are happening. BELOW: The SiteZone tag becomes a part of your site PPE.

Key features: • Height Control • Slew Control • RCI (Rated Capacity Indicator)

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INTSITE

ZoneSafe Proximity Warning and Alert

Telephone 0330 133 5777 website www.intsite.ai email chris@intsite.ai

Safety and efficiency on site are high on the agenda for every company, especially in the construction, mining and aggregate sectors worldwide. With growing economic uncertainty, increased living costs, energy crisis and fuel cost, the demand to work connectedly and efficiently has never been more prevalent. Our drive to ensure our people are safe raises the question daily, how do we control or know the unknown? The answer is simple. Capture and collate what you already know into a simple to use ADAS technology suite and the power to make informed decisions in real time is in your hands. Easy to use data, designed

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to avoid collision. ZoneSafe tags do not require line of sight and activate regardless of obstructions, blind spots or poor visibility, smoke or dust, making the system ideal for most industrial workplaces. The system can also interact with vehicles’ speed and barriers to automatically open or close. ZoneSafe increases user visibility and raises awareness to high-risk areas in the workplace. Data logging and real time event recording provide valuable insight into workplace hazards and help management to pinpoint high risk zones around the pedestrian-plant interface, common breach users and vehicles. This information can then be used to tailor safety procedures and training to address specific known risks and address workforce knowledge gaps. This increased understanding of safety threats gradually helps to improve overall worker performance as users gain a better knowledge of hazards and how their activities can impact safety.

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by you to answer your needs and available at your fingertips helps you understand the efficiency of the machine and safety of the operator and the operating landscape. This drives bottom line efficiency, preventive maintenance and the fuel economy of your heavy machinery, with real time alerts to the operator on workforce, cliff edge, hazards and even gradient slope parameters. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Welcome to your information partner, the next generation in AI technology for the construction, aggregates and mining industries. INTSITE keeps your workers, assets and sites safe, efficient and under your control.

ZoneSafe Proximity Warning Systems offer industrial worksites a flexible, practical solution to accident prevention. The system uses RFID technology to alert users to hazards and helps to reduce accidents, collisions, and serious near-miss occurrences when working with plant and materials handling equipment. ZoneSafe has been successfully deployed across a range of industrial sectors including waste and recycling; ports and terminals; warehouse and logistics; and aviation. The system works by alerting users to potential collision risk. Active ZoneSafe tags are fitted to vehicles and assets or around walkways, crossings and hazards and worn by pedestrians working in proximity. A detection zone, which can be adjusted to suit the environment, is then created around the tagged object. When tagged personnel enter the detection zone, an audible visual alert is activated, warning users of potential risk and allowing them to stop

360° detection, Single or multiple detection zones, Adjustable 3-9 m detection range, Audio/visual alarm to alert users to hazards, Accurate detection regardless of obstruction, blind spots and poor visibility, Systems can be used individually or combined to create a complete worksite safety solution, Integrated with vehicle slow down and activated warning systems (barriers/flashing signage), Tagged and tagless options, Event data and logging, Off the shelf easy to use options and bespoke solutions designed and manufactured in-house.

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Safety Shield – Industrial intelligence

The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) collision avoidance technology into the construction industry by Safety Shield Global has not only improved the behaviour of site operatives, it has significantly reduced dangerous interactions between people and plant. Safety Shield Global has been training the Safety Shield AI to recognise humans and other specific objects in a wide range of environments. The AI cameras installed on plant and moving machinery are linked to the Safety Shield Vue online portal; as well as alerting operators to potential danger or highlighting driver fatigue, the system provides construction companies with a statistical breakdown of safety data and video recording of immediately before, during and after any alerts. Companies can then recognise where there may be a lot of incidents around a particular piece of machinery or in a specific area of the site. At the same time, people on the ground know that everything is recorded, so site behaviour is improving significantly. Safety Shield Global is breaking new ground in construction and represents a technological first that’s delivering real industry safety benefits.

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Improves site behaviour, Reduces unnecessary distractions, Reduces PPI collisions, Easily fitted and calibrated to all/any plant machinery, Information easily accessed via online portal, Highlights driver fatigue, Before, during and after all alerts recorded, Data reports created with statistical breakdowns for learning purposes.

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THE EQUIPMENT ENGAGEMENT Greg Paterson Greg Paterson is a director at Astrak Group, married with a one-year-old daughter, and all at the age of 28. He lives in Kirkcaldy in Scotland and has been in the undercarriage and wear parts industry all his working life (and before) and says he loves what he does at Astrak

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How long have you been in the industry and how did you start out? I joined the business in 2011 straight out of school when I was 17, and started in our warehouse. From there, I set up our first workshop facility and have pretty much moved through every department in the business to where I am now.

This image and right: DuraLinePlus components and fitted to a Komatsu excavator

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What attracted you to the industry? I have always had an interest in machinery. I bought my first mini digger when I was 15 from three years of savings from cutting grass in our street. When I finished school, it was a no brainer for me to join my dad and I’ve loved every minute of it ever since.

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Have you been involved with any particularly interesting projects in your career? I think the most interesting project was the development of our DuraLine Plus rubber pads. To take it from an idea to supplying to some of the world’s largest OEMs for serial production feels like a pretty decent achievement.

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Tell us about the different aspects of your work. What range of tasks do you undertake? I am responsible for leading our UK and OEM sales teams. I spend time working on business strategy, meeting with key customers and suppliers and dealing with anything else that gets thrown my way. Given that I was the fifth full time employee when I started and have kind of grown up with the business, I get involved in a lot of things that are not in my job role.

Astrak’s warehouse and offices at Kirkcaldy, around 10 miles north of Edinburgh

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What do you find most rewarding and most challenging in work? I love working in a high performing team where we win and lose together. I genuinely don’t find work challenging as I love what I do.

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Tell us about the history, development and culture of Astrak Astrak has grown from its inception in the early 2000s to one of Europe’s largest suppliers of undercarriage and wear parts for construction machinery. Our commitment to offering top quality wear parts with a real focus on customer service has made us leaders in many of the markets we operate in. We have sales offices and warehouse facilities in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, and Denmark.

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Tell us about your team and working culture We strive to make Astrak a great place to work by offering great working facilities at our offices with opportunities for our employees to grow and develop with us. Our passion, hard work and dedication are ingrained in the company and are fundamental to the way we do business. We have just over 100 staff across the business.

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What do you carry out in the way of training or Continuous Professional Development? We have created an organisation that helps employees grow and develop in their careers and their lives. We work hard to promote a culture of continuous learning and actively support our staff with additional courses and training to help them achieve their personal goals.

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What makes Astrak different? What can a customer expect when they buy from Astrak? Right from the start we have been focused on customer service. As we have grown to a market leading position, we strive every day to keep that spirit alive. Customers can expect an easy and enjoyable buying experience with us. It is proved by our NPS score, which is consistently running above 80.

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Tell us a little about Astrak’s standout products I would say Astrak’s standout products are our DuraLine Plus range of rubber pads, our TerraTrack Plus anti-detracking rubber tracks and our DuraTrack SALT undercarriage for bulldozers. Our DuraLine Plus pads have been independently proven by major OEMs to be the most durable rubber pad available on the market. We are now supplying many of the major global OEMs for serial production. TerraTrack Plus is an industry game changer; it combines several antidetracking and anti-vibration features to give users the best rubber tracks available on the market. Our DuraTrack SALT undercarriage comes with a market leading warranty and is tried and tested in some of the harshest environments. Our conversion kits allow our customers to convert their machines from very expensive OE patented systems to a much more cost-effective solution for their bulldozers.

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How will Astrak be developing this product range in the near future? Our focus for growth is by increasing our market share with our existing product portfolio. There is no one in the industry with a product range as broad us ours from rubber tracks to steel tracks, final drives to track adjusters, road planer pads to bucket teeth etc. There will be some additional products added to the range later this year, but we are a little too early to disclose these plans now.

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How do you see the plant industry post-COVID? Do you foresee different demands on contractors in the medium term? To be honest I would like to think we are well into the post-COVID era. Despite a blip at the start of 2020, our business never really slowed down so we must thank all our customers very much for that. I think the demands of contractors are broadly the same; great quality

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Left, right and immediately below: DuraTrack SALT in production and fitting

products, at the right price and serviced with a smile on our faces.

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What technological developments do you envisage will be the future game changers in the industry? I think the development of different forms of combustion engine e.g. hydrogen, is exciting and necessary as we become ever more aware of the impact of our decisions on the environment.

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Do you have any notable projects in development or planning? As was announced earlier this year we have had a significant investment from the private equity firm, Inflexion. This has been a brilliant move forward for us and we are on a very exciting journey to grow in and consolidate our markets in the future. Attracting guys like Inflexion into our business has really given us a confidence boost to kick on and continue our growth trajectory.

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What kind of projects would you most like to be involved with? Not thought much about that one. There isn’t a life after Astrak for the moment. We have so many exciting plans and goals and I want to be a part of that as long as I can.

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What gets you out of bed in the morning? I would say the fear of failure gets me out of bed each day. I love the concept of productive paranoia, which is the ability to be hyper-vigilant about potentially bad events that can hit your company and then turn that fear into preparation and clearheaded action.

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Plantworx returns for 2023

After a hiatus, due to the COVID pandemic and making way for the Hillhead show, the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) is delighted to confirm the venue and dates for the next Plantworx trade show. The 5th biennial construction machinery exhibition will be held on 13-15 June 2023, at the East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough. The CEA has taken the decision to host the Plantworx show, once again at the East of England venue, following positive

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feedback from exhibitors and visitors who attended the 2019 event, which was deemed a resounding success. The permanent exhibition facilities offered by the East of England Arena provided the perfect platform for exhibitors to showcase their products, equipment and services – introducing the latest plant and technology to the UK construction industry. Visitors also applauded the Plantworx show’s new home, praising the “all weather” venue as a “definite winner”, with its permanent walkways, good communication signals and wifi facilities – which allowed visitors to “do business – while doing business”. The 2023 event is predicted to attract over 450 exhibitors from the world’s leading machine manufacturers, suppliers and service providers. Over the three-day event, visitors can expect to see the very latest in technological advancements and innovations that will impact the future of construction. The show, which will be the largest working event in 2023, is planning a comprehensive demonstration programme where exhibitors can put their machines through their paces in “real-site” conditions. The event team also has some new initiatives in the planning – so watch this space for more information. CEA, Chief Executive Suneeta Johal said: “Plantworx 2023 will be my first show as CEO and I am very much looking forward to it. I believe with the amount of new and emerging technology this event is set to be the best yet. There’s a real appetite for attending in-person exhibitions again. Our recent Futureworx technology exhibition proved to be a

great success – and there was a real buzz amongst both the exhibitors and visitors. “The East of England arena is an established exhibition venue and with the great support from our loyal exhibitors, and a targeted visitor programme, we are confident of delivering a memorable and valuable experience.” Simon Frere-Cook, Plantworx Event Director said: “Planning for Plantworx 2023 is now well underway as we build on the successes of 2019. With so much importance being attached to the working demonstrations, we have undertaken an extensive survey of the grounds at the East of England Arena so that we can spread the demonstration plots and thus improve the footfall throughout the site. There will also be a focus on technological advancements, helping the industry to be safer, smarter and greener.” The 2023 site plan is being finalised following the results of the survey, with stand sales beginning in June 2022. Plantworx Sales Manager Angela Spink is anticipating a high demand for stands. She said: “Confirmation that the show will return to the East of England Arena will be welcome news to previous exhibitors following the encouraging feedback from 2019. We are also very confident that new and old exhibitors will join us in 2023. “The comprehensive digital site survey has been invaluable in identifying new site opportunities for demonstration plots and a new and interesting layout. I am very much looking forward to getting Plantworx 2023 underway. “We have put in an order for wall to wall sunshine for the 2023 event – we are just hoping it’s in stock!”

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Hillhead review by Ben Chambers

This was my third 230-mile expedition north to Buxton for the iconic quarrying, construction and recycling event at Hillhead Quarry nearby. Hillhead boasts of being the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK, with the show’s post pandemic return marking its 40year anniversary. With experience telling me to get there at the crack of dawn (no queues for the car park), early good fortune (burger van card reader down so a free bacon cob), and wonderful stage management by QMJ Group, I can say it was easily the best yet.

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We enjoyed live demonstrations, spoke with many of the 600 exhibitors and walked past, took pictures of and spoke about thousands of products on display. An extension to the showground meant more exhibitors than ever before were able to show off their wares, and a host of new companies were involved. Surprisingly, JCB did not participate this year, but ‘its’ stand was taken over by new-ish kids on the block, LiuGong. We were treated royally by all the staff on both the Chinese, European and UK arms. All visitors to Hillhead must be 16 or older, as opposed to say ScotPlant, which allows families to attend. I am a huge advocate for families getting involved in what mum or dad does in their day-today job, but the role of Hillhead really is professional sales, and from what many vendors told me, these were frequent and off the charts. For those yet to attend, you enter through the indoor area of the event, with perhaps 250 exhibitors that don’t necessarily have heavy equipment to show off, but nonetheless offer vital services to the construction industry.

For the third event in a row, I quickly made my way outside, which for me is where Hillhead really begins. I can’t help myself. A sea of recognisable flags and logos greet you, and even as one of the first to enter, I soon found myself bumping into old friends and acquaintances on my way round. I did venture indoors a few times, mainly to get out of the beating 28-degree sun, but Thwaites and Omnia Machinery were very generous in refreshments (Thwaites BBQ and Omnia Beer), so we had alternate ‘shady areas’. Exhibitors welcoming us onto their stands – even as press – was key. We have some cracking photography and video from the three separate demonstration areas, recycling, rock processing and quarry face, which we look forward to showcasing on our video channels. All in all, Hillhead 2022 was a tremendously well organised event and the upbeat mood of most stands clearly shows it still holds its place as the UK and quite possibly world leader in construction equipment shows.

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LiuGong makes Hillhead debut with awesome new lineup Continuing its successful, sector-specific focus, which netted LiuGong Direct UK the prestigious Demolition Supplier Of The Year at the British Demolition Awards in September 2021, LiuGong is confident that its new lineup of machines will meet the tough demands of the quarrying sector. From breaking to lifting, load and carry and heavy dozing, LiuGong’s machines are perfectly matched for every quarrying application. Currently LiuGong UK offers a range of six wheel loaders from 11 t (the Liugong 835H) to 31 t (890H), five utility excavators from 1.7 t (9017F) to 9 t (909ECR), with two more models being introduced later this year, and 12 models of heavy line excavators from 13 t (zero tail swing 913FCR) to 95 t (995F). The lineup is completed with three Dressta dozers from 19 to 42 tonnes’ operating weight. “We were delighted to be able to showcase our quarrying capability at Hillhead for the first time,” said LiuGong Direct UK’s Managing Director Steven Ford. “We’ve taken our time; we’ve talked and listened to quarrying customers and have used this insight to create a range of machines that are perfectly matched to their requirements. Our tough machines have already proved themselves in both quarry and demolition applications, and we are excited to expand our business further. “The LiuGong brand is now widely recognised, and we are attracting more and more customers to our machines. We were recently presented with the Demolition Supplier of the Year Award at the prestigious British Demolition Awards, not only for the quality and reliability of our machines, but for the proactive and first class aftersales support we pride ourselves on. When downtime is not an option, we believe that our

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machines and our backup make the difference.” Visitors to the LiuGong stand at Hillhead had the opportunity to evaluate an impressive lineup of 11 static and demo machines. LiuGong’s flagship 995F was centre of attention at the quarry face, where it demonstrated its formidable 95-tonne handling capability. Visitors also saw social media influencer Paddy Quinn put the 922F with Engcon tiltrotator through its paces, demonstrating LiuGong’s superior grade control. The highlight of the show was the launch of LiuGong’s 30-42 t F-Series machines, (930F, 933F, 936F, 939F, 942F) with the 936F, representing these at Hillhead. As you would expect, they set a new level for toughness, comfort, and reliability. Designed around the operator, they share LiuGong’s Red Dot Award-winning design DNA. Harry Mellor, Product Manager for Excavators explained, “The 939E has been a big success in the UK, but customers challenged us to go further. With our new F-Series machines we have risen to that challenge. Our new 936F easily outperforms the 939E, while the 939F steps up to become a credible leader in demolition. But we have gone further to meet customer demands with the all new 942F, which features a wider and tougher undercarriage, increased diameter boom cylinders and a heavier counterweight for impressive lifting capability and mass excavation ability. The F-Series proves that we really listen to our customers and work proactively with our design, R&D and engineering teams to deliver the machines our customers want to own and operate.” Static displays also included the 928F and 952E, both designed for heavy duty work and presented with full factory supplied demolition specification. The

eye catching and “Instagrammable”, 913FCR was presented in a unique livery to celebrate the F-Series’ UK tradeshow debut. When it comes to heavy duty applications and material handling, LiuGong wheel loaders have earned their global reputation for toughness and reliability. Weighing in at 31 t, visitors were able to take a closer look at the 890H, LiuGong’s largest wheel loader on offer to European customers.

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Completing this tough, quarrying lineup is the New Dressta TD-25M series-1 crawler dozer. With an operating weight of 41,500 kg, a drawbar pull of 794 kN and improved visibility with enhanced operator comfort and safety, the TD-25M is built for the heaviest pushing and ripping challenges and sets the scene for Dressta’s Red Dot Awardwinning TD-16N “the new benchmark for visibility”, which will be officially launched in the UK in January 2023.

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Hillhead also marked the debut of a new business venture for LiuGong Direct UK with the first of LiuGong’s extensive Aerial Work Platform range being showcased in the UK. The compact and efficient LSC0812DE electric scissor lift has an 8 m working height, intelligent controls and fully complies with all UK and European legislation for performance and safety. “We are delighted to be attending Hillhead this year,” said LiuGong

Europe Chairman Howard Dale. “Our approach has always been to understand our customers and to design the best machines for their application. We have proved this with our Red Dot Award winning design, we have proved it in demolition capability, and I believe we will prove it in quarry sector too. We may be a global company, but we never forget to listen to our customers, and to work with them to deliver the machines they want to own and operate.”

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Doosan displays and demos new products at Hillhead Doosan took the opportunity to demonstrate and display the very latest products from the company for the quarrying, mining and construction industries for the first time at Hillhead 2022. On display on the Doosan stand was the new version of the Doosan DX530LC-7 53-tonne crawler excavator. Next to the stand in the Quarry Face Demo Area, a DX420LC-7 43.5-tonne crawler excavator continued to load a Doosan DA30-7 articulated dump truck (ADT) throughout the show. A series of humps created in this area by Doosan served to replicate the off-road advantages offered by the unique free-swinging rear tandem bogie in the company’s ADTs, that

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guarantees permanent six-wheel contact and drive, particularly for the most difficult terrains and working conditions. Comfort and controllability A number of new standard and optional features are now available on several of the large Doosan crawler excavators, including the DX300LC-7, DX350LC-7, DX380LC-7 and DX490LC-7 models, as well as the DX420LC-7 and DX530LC-7 excavators presented at Hillhead. The main changes are in the new cab, which takes operator comfort and ease of operation to the next level. Also on display on the Hillhead stand was the DA45-7, the largest model in the Doosan ADT range and the DL420-7, part of the awardwinning DL-7 range of wheel loaders from Doosan. Another of the new products being

shown by Doosan for the first time was the 24.3-tonne DX235LCR-7 reduced radius crawler excavator. The DX235LCR-7 is part of Doosan’s new medium-sized DX-7 range of 17 Stage V crawler and wheeled excavator models from 14 to 25 tonnes. Doosan also introduced a number of new compact products at Hillhead, including the new DX100W-7 10.7-tonne wheeled excavator, the new DX27Z-7 and DX50Z-7 next generation mini-excavators and the first appearance of the DL80TL-7 model from Doosan’s new range of compact wheel loaders. New DX-7 medium-sized excavators Like all the new DX-7 mediumsized excavators, the DX235LCR-7 combines enhanced comfort, increased tool carrier capability and novel operator assist technology, with new features to boost fuel efficiency, uptime and return on investment, with a focus on increased power, robustness and agility. Maintenance of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) has also been greatly reduced, with no maintenance required until the machine has operated for 8,000 hours. New high performance 10.7-t wheeled excavator Also featuring a new look design, the DX100W-7 10.7-tonne wheeled excavator from Doosan made its debut

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at Hillhead. The 10-tonne weight class represented by the DX100W-7 is new to the Doosan range and the DX100W-7 offers a high performance solution for customers looking for a wheeled excavator designed primarily for urban and road maintenance applications. For this type of work, the DX100W-7 offers the best compromise between compactness and agility, complemented by excellent productivity and high-end comfort. It is very important that this type of machine can operate in very restricted areas, so the DX100W-7 can be equipped with the option of four-wheel steering and a crabbing mode, with two-wheel steering as standard. Next generation Doosan miniexcavators The new DX27Z-7 2.8-tonne and DX50Z-7 5.4-tonne models on the Hillhead stand provided the first look at Doosan’s next generation Stage V compliant mini-excavator range, which also includes the DX35Z-7 3.9-tonne and DX55R-7 5.7-tonne models. The zero tail swing design of the DX27Z-7 and DX50Z-7 make them ideal for confined space work. The DX27Z-7 is powered by the Doosan D17 Stage V compliant diesel engine delivering 18.4 kW at 2,400 RPM. The DX50Z-7 is powered by the Doosan D18 Stage V compliant diesel engine providing 36.4 kW at 2,200 RPM. As a result, both models offer the highest power and torque in their respective classes and cover a wide range of applications including heavy duty work. New compact wheel loaders As represented by the DL80TL-7 model on the Hillhead stand, Doosan is now offering a choice of five new compact wheel loader models, including the DL60-7, DL65-7, DL80-7 and DL85-7, with operating weights from 3,500 to 5,000 kg. Just like the much heavier versions in the Doosan range, these new compact wheel loaders set the industry standard for productivity, flexibility, comfort, safety and reliability, with powerful Stage V engines, hydrostatic 4-wheel drive, 100% differential lock on both axles and versatile and powerful hydraulics.

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SANY celebrates a successful debut at Hillhead 2022 Hot on the heels of it’s successful debut at ScotPlant, SANY UK continues its booming show season as the team return from their first Hillhead event As it celebrated its 40th anniversary, the world largest quarrying, construction and recycling show promised to be the best yet. With more than 600 exhibitors and close to 18,500 visitors across a balmy three days, it didn’t disappoint. SANY took the opportunity to unveil the new SY155W wheeled excavator to the UK market, getting a great reaction. This 16 t wheeled excavator has been in Europe for two years but has been upgraded with rear stabilisers and a front dozer blade to suit the UK market. It also features state of the art hydraulics with hammer, low flow and rotate lines, with proportional controls as standard. Joining the SY155W on the SANY stand was the recently launched SY390H, a 40-tonne tracked excavator boasting impressive performance, efficiency, comfort and economy with fuel savings of up to 42% over the outgoing SY365C model. Other machines included the SY215C, the ever popular SY80U and the SY26U and SY18C from SANY’s range of mini excavators. Alongside the SANY team were representatives from SANY’s nationwide dealer network who took the

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opportunity to catch up with customers, old and new, suppliers and partners and helped to create an incredible atmosphere on the stand. Off the stand and to complement the static display, SANY had two of its SY500H crawler excavators working in the Quarry Face and Recycling demonstration areas, which was a great opportunity for show visitors to see the machines in action. Leigh Harris, Business Development Director for the UK and Ireland said:

“What a show. Hillhead was a first for SANY and a brilliant backdrop to unveil our latest machines. We welcomed a huge number of visitors to the stand over the three days and the feedback we have received and the level of interest generated from the machines on display has been exceptional, with a number of excavators sold at the event. “There is no doubt that the event has helped to strengthen SANYs’ growing reputation in the UK and Irish market, so we couldn’t be happier.”

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Rokbak highlights robust and reliable haulers at Hillhead Highlighting its robust and reliable machines and their low total cost of ownership and operation, UK articulated hauler manufacturer Rokbak presented its RA30 and RA40 alongside its UK dealer Molson Group at Hillhead Rokbak’s commitment to rock-solid reliability, power and performance was in sharp focus at Hillhead. Three Rokbak articulated haulers were at this year’s show, giving visitors plenty of opportunities to get up close to the machines, speak to product experts and see them in action. The RA40 was on Rokbak’s stand at N14 and an RA30 on show at Molson Group’s stand J3. An RA40 was working at the quarry face demonstration area, where visitors saw it doing real-world work in a live quarry environment. Speaking in advance of the show,

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Paul Douglas, Managing Director of Rokbak said: “At Hillhead we’re showing visitors how the RA30 and RA40 deliver low total cost of ownership and high productivity on a variety of jobs, including quarries, large-scale construction projects, infrastructure developments and mines. “We’re currently seeing huge demand for our articulated haulers, with dealers and customers excited to get hold of the new machines.” Better than ever Since becoming part of the Volvo Group

almost eight years ago, Rokbak has introduced multiple improvements with the aim of delivering new benchmarks in terms of hauler power, performance and total cost of ownership. For example, for the European market, both the RA30 and RA40 feature the latest EU Stage V emissions-compliant engine, boasting up to a 7% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to older EU Stage IV engines. “Over the last few years we have made major improvements in every part of our business,” said Paul. “The machines we have on the market today are in a different league to what was on offer previously. It has been a process of continual evolution. That’s why we felt it was right to recognise this evolution with a new brand name and to launch an exciting new chapter in our history. “The Rokbak name embodies rocksolid strength, robustness, reliability and the brand’s promise to always have the backs of customers. Our customers were already referring to our haulers as ‘rock trucks’ so it made perfect sense. Our articulated haulers have never been better, and our company has never been stronger.” Rokbak hasn’t just concentrated on enhancing its haulers in recent years – it has also made substantial investments and improvements in employees, sustainability, processes, facilities and equipment. The production site in Motherwell, Scotland, has firmly moved into the twenty-first century with facility investments helping to improve safety, quality and environmental performance. These developments have also improved throughput efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs.

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CASE 921G

David Pollock visits Ashcourt Group of Hull for Diggers LIVE to see its latest purchase, a CASE 921G, in action, to speak to Plant Director Paul Martin, and hear from those with their hands on the levers of power Ashcourt Group of Hull, has taken delivery of the latest CASE 921G from Warwick Ward (machinery) to work moving materials in its Pocklington cement batching plant works. The machine itself is only a small part of the group’s greater expansion plans at Pocklington. Plans are in development for the Pocklington site to become Ashcourt’s new company head office as well as housing much of its multi-divisional sectors on the huge site. Since its launch in 2017, the CASE G-Series wheel loader has proven a popular choice among operators throughout the world. I spoke to one of the operators at the cement plant, Peter Martin, who told me that 921 G would be used for moving various types of sand and stone into the cement batching plant. Its 38-tonne shovel capacity is suited perfectly to deliver when

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it matters making sure the cement is always available when required. Peter was used to operating various other brands, but had nothing but good things to say about his new machine, saying: “Comparing the 921 to my old machine is night and day. CASE has thought about the cab layout very well when it comes to having everything that is needed within reach and in view, right down to cables being run neatly out of the way.” Talking in detail about what he enjoys about the 921 shovel, Peter said that the ultimate selling point for him was the fridge in the cab. Not many machines had this, he said, and for him it was the ultimate in luxury for working on warmer days. Peter went on to describe what it’s like to operate the 921 on a day-to-day basis:

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“Overall the machine is very smooth, comfortable and efficient to operate and it doesn’t bounce about much at all. Add in the reliability and the CASE 921G is the ultimate shovel I have ever operated.” The CASE 921G comes packed with goodies, from a stunning Brandfixx prismatic livery on the outside to the latest ECHO Safety system including all LED lighting. Climb into the cab and you’ll find it very welcoming. The latest CASE touchscreen display allows the operator to get full control of all the machine functions and settings quickly. The G Series CASE features some specifically designed tricks to enhance the driver’s experience. These include a digital operator’s manual saving the operator hunting for the manual in the cab, electrohydraulic controls, adjustability settings, customisable new power modes, as well as improvements to the follow me home lighting system. CASE has adopted a new touchscreen display system with tap and scroll functions, akin to the systems found in newer automotive infotainment system technology. One of the biggest hits with operators is CASE’s new configurable

buttons, now standard on all models, which allow fast access to machine settings. Operators now have three configurable buttons that are located close to the loader control (both joystick and multi-levers version). CASE’s shovel loaders offer a new integrated payload scale, a powerful tool, based on fantastic CASE design, accessible in the touchscreen monitor. The integrated payload scale allows you to read and log every single bucketload. You can also optimise every job report by identifying it with a complete set of data (the job ticket) such as customer name, your company name and address, the truck ID, the truck target load and all data necessary to provide full information for every ticket you will close during the day. The system is able to indicate if the last bucket is exceeding the target load previously set and, in this case, the tip-off mode can be activated, helping the operator to partially discharge the contents in the bucket until the target load is achieved, expediting the loading operation with no wasting time in readjusting the truck load before leaving the loading facility.

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Plant hire feature Established in 2016, Contract Plant Rental is a subsidiary of Ballyvesey Holdings Ltd, a company with a long history and strong foothold in construction sales and hire, transport, logistics and manufacturing. Contract Plant Rental operates predominantly in the heavy side of the plant machinery industry, including scrap recycling and waste management, construction, quarrying, and mining. We provide bespoke plant rental solutions nationwide, specialising in mid to long term rental, but also offer short term and contract hire and rent to buy solutions. We offer new machinery from the industry’s leading brands with no upfront costs, no deposit and no VAT. Each machine is fully specified and built to client’s requirements rather than coming off the shelf. We have a 24/7 parts, service and repairs backup, as well as payment plans with fixed monthly costs for easy budgeting and flexible terms and the option to buy or return the machine at the end of the contract. Companies enjoy the benefits of

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contract hire without the headaches of ownership. Contract Plant Rental handles all administration of the equipment throughout the contract, including servicing and maintenance, eliminating the need for businesses to spend resources doing this in-house. We provide full 24/7 support and backup for all clients, to keep their businesses operating as efficiently as possible. We aim to be long term partners rather than just equipment suppliers, offering plant and people interface training, product familiarisation, inductions and environment and safety courses to keep you and your staff compliant, safe and productive. We provide extra security such as remote immobilisation, tracking systems, unique key security, immobiliser key and pin start. All machines come complete with safety features such as audible reversing alarms and all large excavators come with dual locking quick hitches, reversing cameras, alarms and check valves as standard. We have made a multi-millionpound investment in new machinery for 2022 including material handlers, access machines, forklifts, wheel loaders and electric machines.

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CP Hire GB is a nationwide plant hire company specialising in hired construction equipment. For more than 50 years, CP Hire has been delivering first class construction equipment products to sites all over the UK. Throughout CP Hire you’ll find experienced staff who take pride in giving you the best possible advice. At our various depots across the UK, we’ve invested in more than £55m of plant equipment yielding an average age profile of two years. Additionally, CP Hire runs a dedicated service desk dispatching engineers with an average two-hour callout time and a first time fix rate of 86%. Covering the entire CP Hire network, we have an experienced team of fully qualified plant operators coordinated through our specialist and designated Operated Plant department. No matter the job, we supply operators to the construction, engineering and rail industry for both on and offtrack projects. Having a reputation for outstanding service is meaningless without a safe working environment. At CP Hire GB we prioritise safety over everything else. CP Safe is a company culture that sits at the centre of everything we do. It brings together health and safety, training, behaviours and quality, all without sacrificing the service that our customers and staff expect. Our values go further than plant hire. With our passion for contributing to the local community, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with some of the

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Core hired products • Excavators ranging from 0.8 – 24 t • Dumpers ranging from 1 – 12 t • Rollers/compaction up to 13 t • Telehandlers ranging from 4 – 18 m • Welfare units and trailers • Notable projects • Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games construction project • Nationwide HS2 projects • Heads of the Valley dual carriageway construction • Cardiff’s Principality Stadium maintenance • Bristol’s Dock BAM construction project

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most esteemed charities and projects in the UK through the company’s history. Alongside an extensive fleet of excavators, dumpers, rollers, telehandlers and welfare units, CP Hire also provides a variety of other products ideal for any construction site. From water and fuel bowsers, breakers and attachments, to even compressors and chipping hammers, we are continuously expanding our range of plant equipment.

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Yarwoods Excavator Attachments has evolved over the last 30 years to become one of the largest independent hirers of plant attachments in the UK, effectively covering Birmingham northwards from our Barnsley, Newcastle and Airdrie depots. Having recently made significant investments in our hire fleet with the purchase of premium attachment products, primarily from Demarec and Toku, and diversified into areas previously not covered, we can ensure we provide our customers with unrivalled service and reliability. All deliveries of our hire equipment are carried out by an experienced hydraulic engineer upon delivery, giving our customers the added peace of mind that all our attachments are correctly installed, tested and working before we leave site.

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TOKU hammers Our Japanese designed and built TOKU hydraulic hammers are the staple of our hire revenue. These hammers are super robust, heavier built than most European equivalents and are of a simple design making them easier to repair. The gas chamber design ensures these hammers very rarely lose gas when under stress, which is a very common issue among other hammers.

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being processed. We find that demolition contractors are most impressed with performance of the Demarec MQP range and don’t believe any competitors are hiring out anything as heavy duty. HARTL CRUSHER buckets The HARTL CRUSHER bucket range is available for hire from 13 to 35 t. As the size increases so does the output. We have found that demolition and civil contractors are always trying to work smarter by crushing material on site, though the volume of material doesn’t always merit bringing in the more traditional mobile crusher method. Our buckets are becoming more and more popular in city centre environments where the customer might have space, sound or vibration restrictions. DEMAREC HD grabs To complement our Demarec MQPs we offer Demarec HD Rotating Selector Grabs from 13 to 50 t. Like the MQP range, these Demarec rotating grabs are highly robust – perfect for harsh demolition environments. With a stronger build, exceptional closing forces, perforated shells and reversible cutting edges much like the Demarec MQPs, we constantly receive excellent feedback on this product.

DEMAREC MQPs Yarwoods runs a fleet of Demarec Multi Quick Processors covering 20 to 50 t machine range. The jaw sets are very easy to change on site, giving the user added flexibility no matter the material

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So, the job I moved on to with the new machine, Steelwrist and Trimble Earthworks was foundations. Foundations are probably one of my favourite jobs. I like setting myself targets for the day, for instance, I will set myself a target of maybe four or five plots a day depending on shape and depth. Now I had a bucket that rotated and tilted, so obviously my mind was blown. I had to get it right as there is not really any room for mistakes on foundations. I picked it up quite quickly, if I’m honest, as I’ve used a wide range of attachments on the rail. But getting the bucket right with the Trimble screen was harder than I expected. If it was slightly out of rotation or on a slight tilt then it threw you off when you lined up. But I started digging the foundation as I would in a normal machine, levelled myself up etc. and just made sure the rotation and tilt were perfect. And away I went. Halfway around the footing, I could quickly see how much easier this machine was going to make the job. When I’m pulling a trench in a footing and muck from it falls into the adjoining trench, rather than having to move the machine around to pull it back in, I can just reach out, spin the bucket

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and, using the Trimble screen to make sure my bucket’s in the right position, easily pull the muck back. It felt like all my Christmases had come at once with this machine. I absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait to do more and more work with it. In January I also got to pick up my new van. It was a Fiesta Sport Van, and Joyce had gone to town with it, wrapping it with orange and pictures of the Joyce machines on each side. I was absolutely buzzing when I first saw it in the yard. The van is a one-litre petrol mild hybrid so it’s very economical commuting to and from work. It definitely stands out on the road. So, with the machine and the van it’s a real dream team and I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m so grateful. Now that I had all the tools, Joyce looked to use them across the sites and one of the more challenging jobs I was given was deculverting a brook in Redhill. It was bordered by a railway line on top of a steep bank on one side and Network Rail had strict requirements that we stay away from the fence. Of course, the Trimble kit was perfect for ensuring I stayed within this boundary and the tiltrotator meant I could work within this tight space. I couldn’t dig it from the

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side as I would normally. So I positioned myself to dig it straight on. Our engineers had to adapt the design that the client had given us to work to where the fence actually was, while still achieving the correct gradient on the banks and turn it around quick so I could get started. There was a gabion wall at one end and I was able to cut the earth to shape exactly as we needed, including forming the base to a slope. The Environment Agency was all over this so everything had

to be just right. They were coming out to site all the time to make sure everything was ok. I couldn’t have done this brook so fast without all the new tech. Previously when I’ve dug swales and ditches with standard machine I’d do it all from the side. This brook was in such a tight space that I couldn’t dig it as I would do normally. I positioned myself to dig it straight. But this was no a problem with the GPS and tiltrotator.

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A Hitachi 350 series medium excavator sporting Vandal Guard cab protection system and handrails

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Digger Guard’s ‘boxing ring’ Polymer Handrail Systems on a Hitachi ZX130LCN‑6

Construction equipment protection specialist Digger Guard® has developed a unique lightweight polymer handrail system that solves problems and costs inherently associated with steel alternatives. The new polymer ‘boxing ring’ system is up to 75% lighter with equivalent strength to steel counterparts and doesn’t corrode or need painting. The weight, durability and extended service life enhances machine utility and maximises returnon-investment. From a safety perspective, Digger Guard’s system doesn’t interfere with

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3D guidance systems, while the innovative design dampens vibration fatigue to limit failure points, helping operators to manage risk as well as reduce repair and insurance bills. Andy Leaver, Head of Product Development for Digger Guard said: “Our design team collaborated with Hitachi Construction Machinery, its customers and end-users to understand what could be done better and how to add value. “The outcome is an advanced product that’s cognisant of the needs of manufacturers, distributors and operators. We’re helping to meet everyone’s goals across downtime, running costs, safety and sustainability – there’s no room for complacency in the yellow goods industry and we’re here to deliver both confidence and competitive advantage.” Digger Guard’s handrails follow in the footsteps of the company’s success with its patented Vandal Guards – an intuitive, secure and durable cab protection system using

a watertight and noise-reducing roof storage box. Both Digger Guard’s products were tested in extensive trials with customer Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM). A spokesperson for Hitachi Construction Machinery said: “Following successful tests and field trials, we’ve rolled out Digger Guard’s vandal guard and new handrail systems across a series of excavator models in our fleet. “We’re continuously looking for ways to enhance our offer to our customers and operators and working with Digger Guard on these ancillary products has helped us to achieve that. Their new polymer handrail system is an exciting step forward. Feedback has been very positive and we wish them every success with their launch.” Separate independent testing by Lloyds British Testing Ltd has certified Digger Guard’s handrails as exceeding construction machinery industry standards in a series of pull strength tests.

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Large-scale machine highlight at bauma 2022: SENNEBOGEN presents 300 t material handler At bauma 2022, SENNEBOGEN will bring the largest material handler ever exhibited at a bauma to its booth: the 885 G-Series. The handling giant for the port impresses with an operating weight of more than 300 t and a reach of up to 38 m. This much can already be revealed. With the new port material handler, which will be presented to the public at bauma, SENNEBOGEN is adding another largescale material handler to its portfolio, which, with its more than 300 t operating weight, can be used primarily in the demanding port segment. More reach, higher payload The 885 G fits perfectly into the gap between the existing 875 E and the world’s largest material handler, the 895 E, and thus also takes into account growing ship sizes – especially in inland ports. Thanks to the variety of equipment typical of SENNEBOGEN, the machine can also handle heavy container lifts as well as crane lifts up to 50 t. Advantages of G series As another development of the latest machine generation, the G series, special attention was paid to energy efficiency and driver comfort in the 885 G. The new material handler is therefore equipped with the SENNEBOGEN Green Hybrid Recuperation System, which has already successfully established itself in material handlers from 47 t operating weight. In addition, several drive variants are available. The completely redesigned Portcab and a variety of cab elevations offer the operator an overview and comfort at the highest level. Further product highlights will be revealed at the official product launch at bauma 2022 in October.

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hydraulic quick-change system “Smart Attach”. Here, the focus has been placed even more strongly on customer needs and thus elementary and future-proof advantages have been created. The wellknown Kramer quick-change plate has been part of the standard equipment of wheel loaders since 1963 and is still an absolutely effective system today. The proven mounting continues to form the basis for the further development to the now fully hydraulic quick hitch system “Smart Attach”. The dimensions of both quick-hitch systems are identical, so that existing attachments can continue to be used. Increased safety for the driver, no leakage of oil and time savings when changing attachments are just some of the advantages that the system offers users. New design for telehandlers

Highlights of bauma 2022 from Kramer

Kramer’s telehandler series from 3 to 5.5-tonnes payload is getting a facelift, which will be presented for the first time at bauma. Visibility of the working area is a crucial element in telescopic handlers. Combined with a focus on safety, Kramer scores with a new engine bonnet design on the 3007, 3507, 3610, 4007 and 4507 machines. The result is the best possible view to the right. In addition, features such as differential lock, load stabiliser and overload control have been updated to allow the full potential of the machine to be unleashed, making work even more efficient for applications in recycling or gravel pits, for example. Zero emissions

Under the motto “Meet the Future”, Kramer is presenting itself at bauma 2022 together with its sister brand Wacker Neuson. The motto reflects the focus of the trade fair presentation: the personal exchange with the visitors is clearly in the focus. However, “Meet the Future” also underlines that future topics such as electrification and digitalisation will play a major role at the stand. This year, Kramer will once again

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be showcasing a broad cross-section of its product portfolio in an applicationoriented manner and presenting a number of new products. Smart Attach For more productivity, efficiency and safety, Kramer presents the innovative further development of the well-known quick-change plate to the patented fully

Kramer is presenting exciting innovations in its zero emissions portfolio at bauma. Kramer was the first manufacturer to present the first all-wheel steered electric wheel loader at bauma 2016. This year, Kramer is showing the future successor to today’s successful 5055e model. In addition to an electric wheel loader, Kramer will also be presenting an electric telehandler for the first time. So visitors can look forward to many innovations under the motto “Meet Green”. Christian Stryffeler, Managing Director of Kamer-Werke GmbH, said: “We are looking forward to bauma 2022 and to being able to present our innovative solutions to our customers again in personal discussions. Visitors to the stand can also look forward to interactive and action-packed test areas.”

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Explore Plant and Transport Solutions, headquartered in Worksop, is committed to leading the way in site safety through the continued development of new and innovative ideas, forging partnerships with leading technology developers, to provide state of the art, technically efficient solutions for its blue-chip customers. The company’s latest collaboration is with Xwatch Safety Systems and Trackunit. Together, they have designed and developed an industry first with the Xwatch Simple Safe Two Series Roll Over Monitor, which is connected to Trackunit’s telematic system. Since the SS2’s first trial, Explore has added the SS2 system to its front tipping dumper specification, demonstrating its commitment to safety and providing customers with the latest innovation in dumper safety. The system was first proposed when Chris Gatheridge of Explore Plant and Transport Solutions spoke to Dan Leaney of Xwatch Safety Solutions, asking whether an XW system could be adapted to warn the operator a dumper operator if the machine was at ‘tipping point’. The Xwatch engineers came up with a solution and this was fitted on one of Explore’s hire fleet six-tonne cabbed dumpers. Dan explained: “The Xwatch system monitors the driving style of the operator and gives an early alert to the operator via the Trackunit telematics of a potential pitch and rollover situation. The system tells the operator when he/she is reaching the manufacturer’s published limits. In the event of a rollover, the Xwatch system will stop the engine, preventing further operation of the machine, which eliminates engine damage and other potential hazards on site. The Trackunit telematics system is able to send real-time reports of this event.” Ryan Pike, Market Development at Trackunit said: “It is fantastic to be included in a new innovative system in plant that can prevent incidents before they happen. I have been lucky enough to witness the positive effects this collaboration has already had and know it will be a massive safety success. “The team agreed that adding the Trackunit telemetry to analyse these events and use the evidence to adapt the technology is where further progressions can be made. “In certain cases, we have already been able to prove that it is not an operator at fault for causing an alarm to trigger, but how a ramp on site was engineered (beyond the limitations of the machine). After advising site of this

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Explore Plant and Transport Solutions specifies Xwatch ‘pitch and roll’ warning system

error, adjustments with the haul road and ramps were made, allowing the dumpers to work more effectively, efficiently, and safely. “Matching the machine data with the SS2 data in the Trackunit platform and enabling early warning alerts has given Explore and HS2 to the ability to engage on safety events in a proactive, rather than reactive manner.” Chris Gatheridge said: “At Explore, safety is the driving factor in our decisions. We strive to be an industry leader, redefining site standards with a focus on safety. The system that we have developed in partnership with Xwatch and Trackunit is a simple solution to a common problem on sites across the UK and ultimately works to mitigate the likelihood of a

rollover situation before it has a chance to occur. It is innovative systems like these that will continue to secure and protect contractors and staff on-site, making it more accessible and safer for all.” Dan concluded: “We [Xwatch] have been working with Explore for around two years. Chris chooses the XW series 4 and 5 on all of the company’s excavators of 13 tonnes and above. We are delighted to continue this collaboration with the introduction of the new SS2. Together we are taking site safety to a whole new level.”

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The SS2 uses a compact controller coupled with a three-axis platform angle sensor – it’s designed to be robust, reliable and cost-effective. It supports optional telematics for data logging and an optional secondary sensor for articulated equipment. In its standard guise, the maximum roll angle can be set from 1 to 32 degrees (0 to 63%). An audible alarm sounds when the maximum tilt has been exceeded. Intelligent filtering is used to separate actual machine tilt from bouncing and vibration. In the unfortunate event of a rollover, SS2 will send a signal that can be used to cut the engine, and/or activate a siren or beacon. The control module samples angle data 250 times a second, providing precise monitoring. Installation of the system can be achieved by any competent plant fitter.

No calibration is required and there are no moving parts. Apart from the occasional visual inspection, the system is maintenance-free. If data logging is required, SS2 supports optional telematics.

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Zero emissions: Wacker Neuson makes the switch easy at bauma Wacker Neuson makes the switch to the e-machines easy. Its zero emission portfolio ranges from battery-powered rammers and battery-powered plates, an internal vibrator system for concrete consolidation to electric dumpers, wheel loaders and excavators. There are many arguments for the use of battery-powered machines and equipment from Wacker Neuson.

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Comprehensive portfolio, Extremely low noise, Clean air in working environment, Easily started at the push of a button, Intuitive operation, Powerful, low maintenance and extremely efficient.

At the trade fair, visitors can get a first-hand experience as to how easy it is to switch. The popular E-wheel loader WL20e has already been produced in series since 2015 and is presented at bauma in the third generation with a powerful lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Customers will be able to choose from among three battery versions in the future. Also new, a completely closed cab means the machine can be used throughout the year – an advantage in efficiency and comfort. Wacker Neuson presents an absolute novelty in the world of construction equipment: the first battery-powered, reversible vibratory plate with direct drive system on the market, which again expands the application spectrum of battery-powered plates. Switching direction of travel is done via the proven, hydraulic adjustment, as in conventional models. The vibratory plate APU3050e with an operating width of 50 cm and a centrifugal force of 30 kN is characterised by its manageability and, thanks to the lowest design height of all reversible vibratory plates, is best suited in the market for use in narrow trenches as well. Wacker Neuson has also electrified a new product group, which supplements the portfolio meaningfully. Besides new and proven products from the zero emission series, the trade fair also showcases services related to E-machines. That includes, for example, lease offers, special financing options as well as electrification of the construction site infrastructure.

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The new DX225LC-7X – Doosan’s first ‘smart’ excavator Doosan has launched the new DX225LC7X – the company’s first ‘smart’ crawler excavator, designed to help operators work faster and more efficiently. The machine offers a number of exciting new features as standard, including Full Electric Hydraulic (FEH) technology. Doosan excavators are well known for offering more innovative features as standard than other machines on the market. In the standard DX225LC-7 model and the rest of the new Doosan DX-7 medium-sized excavator range, for example, the new features provide major enhancements in machine controllability, versatility, operator comfort, uptime and return on investment, with a strong focus on increased productivity and robustness. But the new DX225LC-7X smart model takes this to a new level. As well as the FEH system, other standard features of the DX225LC-7X include: • Integrated 2D machine guidance, • Semi-automatic 2D machine control, • Laser receiver, • E-Fence virtual wall, • Weighing system, Full Electric Hydraulic (FEH) technology Full Electric Hydraulic (FEH) technology is similar to the D-ECOPOWER VBO (virtual bleed off) system now incorporated on the standard DX225LC-7 model and all Doosan crawler excavators from the DX350LC-7 and above. In effect, the FEH is a VBO system without pilot pressure lines. The joysticks and pedals are fully electric, but give the operator the same feeling as hydraulic joysticks. In the FEH system, an electric signal is sent to the central controller and as such is more precise and provides faster information. Back pressure and energy loss are therefore eliminated, by delivering the exact amount of oil needed. As the

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system does not use pilot pressure, energy is saved and there is a resultant fuel saving. In fact, the FEH system offers a very significant 8% less fuel burn compared to the D-ECOPOWER VBO system. This is on top of the 7% decrease in fuel consumption already

achieved in the standard DX225LC-7, compared to the previous DX225LC-5 model.

Specifications: • Buckets: 1.28 m3, • Operating weight: 23.3 t, • Digging depth (std front): 6,590 mm, • Digging reach (std front): 9,865 mm, • Digging height (std front): 9,620 mm, • Overall width (with 600 mm shoes): 2,990 mm, • Height (std front): 2,890 mm, • Overall length in travel position (std front): 9,570 mm, • Rear swing radius: 2,909 mm, • Drawbar pull: 27.5 t, • Digging force over bucket (ISO): 16.5 t, • Digging force over arm (ISO): 13.4 t, • Lifting capacity at 6 m reach: 8.65 t, • Travel speed: low range – 3 km/h, high range – 5.5 km/h, • Engine (SAE J1995 net): 6-cylinder Doosan DL06V Stage V, 129 kW (174 HP) at 1,800.

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Machine guidance, machine control The integrated machine guidance system on the DX225LC-7X uses sensors mounted on the front and body to recognise the location of each working device and inform/guide it for the operator. Feedback to the operator is provided through audio and visual displays, which allow improved control of the machine in relation to the intended or designed direction of travel. In the onboard machine control system, the sensors mounted on the front and body recognise the location of each working device and support/adjust the front operation to the work as planned. In this way, when the operator uses the arm, bucket or boom, they follow the target line. Thanks to the laser receiver, the system will always receive the reference point, even when the machine changes position, without the operator having to reset the reference point every time the machine is moved. When the DX225LC-7X is delivered to the customer, all the sensors are already calibrated. But the buckets to be used by the customer need to be calibrated, and no specific tools are needed for this. The system will ask the operator to enter the required measurements to finalise the calibration process with around an hour needed to calibrate three buckets.

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Three major machine control functions

Weighing System and Lift Assist

There are three major push-button machine control functions: • Grade Assist and Bucket Assist • Swing Assist and Swing Limit • Virtual wall – ceiling/bottom/wall/ swing/cab avoidance/track avoidance/ dozer avoidance When the Grade Assist mode is set, the boom and bucket are activated in green according to the mode setting in the instrument panel icon. When the Bucket Assist function is activated, the current angle is memorised. When the driver operates the bucket joystick, the last value is memorised after ceasing operation. When Bucket Assist mode is on, the bucket is green on the instrument panel icon.

The Weighing System and Lift Assist function measures and displays the current weight of the bucket as the operator is loading materials and warns the driver when the total loading weight exceeds the target. Doosan is hoping to provide even more on the DX225LC-7X and is currently working on other additional features including: • Upgrade to full Trimble GPS 3D (optional) • Engcon ready from factory (Plug and Play) • Tilting bucket for 2D machine guidance

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TVH – local presence, global reach Parts specialist TVH is a global player in the field of parts and accessories for lift trucks, industrial vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery. Founded in 1969, it operates from 81 branches across all continents and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. TVH has more than 4m known references for all major makes and models, and more are being added every day. With a database of over 44m item numbers, of which 930,000 references are in stock, TVH delivers to customers in about 180 countries. Thanks to its warehouse and offices in Kidderminster, TVH can deliver most orders to UK customers from their local warehouse on a next day delivery service. This enlarged local presence enables TVH to offer even faster delivery and an even better local service. Protecting the operator Although cabin parts may seem insignificant to the overall maintenance of the machine, they can play a large role in the safety and comfort of the operator, as well as in machine performance. A selection of cabin parts, including mirrors, seats, gas springs, windshield wipers, seatbelts and more will help protect the operator. Quality control At TVH, engine parts are approved by a strict quality control department. You will find high-quality starters from all major brands. The company stocks a wide range to suit every machine, plus direct drive starters, gear reduction starters, planetary gear reduction starters, offset gear reduction starters and much more. Undercarriages are complicated systems consisting of

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sprockets, idlers, bottom rollers and top rollers. TVH has everything you need to ensure that every part of a small earthmover or compact track loader undercarriage functions properly. Contaminants in hydraulic fluid, fuel and oil can damage equipment and shorten its life. With a wide variety of hydraulic, fuel, oil and air filters from brands you trust, you can protect and extend it. Major brands TVH has secured cooperation with top quality brands, from Baldwin, Donaldson, Fleetguard, MANN+HUMMEL to its own high-quality TotalSource brand. It also offers you replacement parts suitable for various makes of small earth movers, including Bobcat, CASE, Caterpillar, JCB, John Deere, Kubota, Takeuchi, Volvo and Yanmar. Reconditioned parts Reconditioned parts are the perfect alternative to buying new. You get a top-quality part at a lower price, with the same warranty as a brand new part. How does it work? TVH repairs parts according to strict quality standards, and these are then placed in stock. Why TVH? TVH can be your one-stop shop for material handling, industrial and agricultural equipment replacement, parts and accessories. Buying parts from TVH guarantees you premium service and fast delivery – within 24 to 48 hours. And you can enquire, order and look up spare parts and accessories in the online shop, MyTotalSource (mytotalsource.tvh.com) at any time.

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Safety Shield Global – Constructing a new safety culture We know technology alone cannot eliminate every red zone incursion, but using Safety Shield AI technology, autonomous breaking and the Safety Shield Vue online behavioural management system, has seen reductions in red zone incursions by as much as 75% within just a few weeks. As site teams embrace the technology and management are given the tools to monitor behaviour, informed decisions can be made, meaning red zone incursions and the risk of a collision are significantly reduced. It’s using the information produced (via Safety Shield Vue) after a series of alerts to manage, educate, train and improve the overall safety behaviour, starting a journey to a new safety culture being adopted on site. The latest example of this is the introduction of the Safety Shield

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intelligent thumbs up system. Safety Shield has now digitalised this procedure by combining an external thumbs up display and audio acknowledgment from the operator to the approaching person. The intelligent system also has the option of plant disablement for safe entry into the red zone. Using the intelligent thumbs up system is the only way to ensure a safe approach towards a working machine, therefore safe entry becomes second nature to those working around plant on site. The widely used thumbs up procedure was originally introduced to the industry by L Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage. L Lynch Plant has now adopted Safety Sheild Global’s intelligent system for its fleet and is working in partnership with it to launch this next evolution of the thumbs up system across the industry.

Jonathan Guest, CEO of Safety Shield Global said: “We are really proud to be working with L Lynch Plant and taking their thumbs up procedure to the next level; by introducing this new system alongside our AI collision avoidance system and Safety Shield Vue we are aiming to change on-site behaviour and create a new site safety culture. “The Safety Shield intelligent thumbs up removes any risk of an incident by allowing a site operative to safely approach the plant if needed. “Our aim is to totally eliminate incidents associated with people and plant interface and make sure that everyone is safe at work and goes home safely to their family.” Robert Lynch, Director of L Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage said: “Thumbs Up is used across the industry to clearly communicate with plant operators. The new Safety Shield thumbs up system gives visible clarity and an audio thumbs up acceptance from the operator that the machine is immobilised and safe to pass or approach. “We are excited to be taking the thumbs up procedure to the next level with Safety Shield helping improve behaviour on site and creating a safer working environment for all.”

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Safety Shield Vue online behavioural management system comes as standard with the Safety Shield AI collision avoidance camera system, helping you monitor and manage workforce safety, associated with people and plant interface. Our cloud-based portal gives you the option to monitor safety on site remotely, anywhere in the world via web or mobile device, however big or small your site is. Key features • Video capture of red zone alerts onto system hard drive, • Live and historical vehicle tracking and geofencing, • Time, date and location of each red zone alert, • Video capture of each red zone alert, • Auto categorisation of alert video including safe entry alerts – thumbs up and entry alerts, • Reporting and behaviour management, • Remote upgrades, • Remote live camera streaming, • Fleet management.

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For over a decade Safety Shield has been designing and manufacturing bespoke collision avoidance systems alongside leading construction, building and rail industry leaders to help reduce collisions associated with people and plant interface. Safety Shield Global is the UK`s leading provider of AI collision avoidance, autonomous braking and behavioural management systems for plant and

machinery, providing aftermarket solutions and working with UK and worldwide plant manufacturers for OEM integration of the system within their production lines. Both the aftermarket and OEM systems conform to: ISO 13849 / 16001 / 21815 / 9001 and REG10 and EMARK

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Warwick Ward new Keestrack dealer for Scotland

Closing the deal: Ashley Ward (left), joint managing director of Warwick Ward, seals the deal with Frederik Hoogendoorn, CEO of Keestrack

Warwick Ward, already Keestrack dealer for England and Wales since 2019, has been awarded the Keestrack dealership in Scotland. Frederik Hoogendoorn, CEO of Keestrak, said: “Due to their success in a highly competitive market in England and Wales, Warwick Ward was the obvious choice. Warwick Ward have the drive and professionalism to bring the highly efficient and innovative Keestrack equipment to market. Backed up with great after sales service and spare and wear

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parts. This was the reason they received the Most Improved Dealer of 2021.” Ashley Ward, Joint MD of Warwick Ward said: “We see the features and benefits of the Keestrack mobile crushers and screeners as a unique selling point as their drive systems and design of their equipment ensure the lowest costs per produced tonne at the end user. Whether customers chose the electric plug-in e-drive, with an onboard diesel/ gen set as backup, or the conventional diesel/hydraulic drive system, either way

they know they have chosen the most energy efficient mobile equipment on the market. Advising our customer on which drive systems and which options to choose is the task of our highly trained salesmen.” Warwick Ward (machinery) Ltd. can provide and support the full range of crushing and screening equipment from Keestrack, including jaw, impact and cone crushers and scalper and classifier screeners, all in stock and ready for delivery.

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Trackit247 is a live GPS tracking provider helping to provide businesses of all sizes with cutting-edge GPS tracking and telematics solutions, for a wide variety of applications. Founded in 2011 with the aim of providing a low-cost, contract-free solution while still meeting high expectations, it is now an internationally recognised and trusted business. Founder and director Sanjay Mistry tells Diggers LIVE about its Ti-204 tracker

The Ti-204 is an IP67-rated device with multiple inputs and outputs to cover a multitude of solutions. Simply connect the device to power to get started. The tracker can be installed on its own, providing you with security features such as motion, power and geofence alerts; but you can also add one of our immobilisation kits, which allows you to disable the vehicle from your PC or mobile device at the touch of a button. The Ti-204 displays the voltage of the battery it is connected to instead of the internal battery, which allows you to monitor the voltage of the asset.

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Ti-204 by Trackit247 Product: Ti-204 Sector: Live GPS Tracking Relevance: Plant vehicles and large equipment Price: £80 + VAT Dimensions and weight: 73 x 73 mm x 28 mm. 205 g Release date: November 2018

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Would you describe it as evolution or revolution? The product is the newest iteration of several previous model versions, so definitely an evolution. This updated version gives more functionality and flexibility with a wider number of potential applications, making it a great all-rounder for many vehicle types.

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improvements will likely see us upgrading all of our trackers to 4G compatible devices, as the UK gradually phases out the 2G and 3G networks over the next 10 years or so. Otherwise, only time can tell what the future will hold.

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Mixed messages Office building and road construction are up but contract awards in London are down. The number of new contract awards is up, but their value is down. May 2022 was a month of mixed messages for the UK construction sector. Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards attempts to make sense of it all

The combined value of all the 432 new contract awards recorded on the BCLive league table during the month of May 2022 was £4.75bn. Although that is slightly down on the previous month, it did mean that the £4bn baseline that has held firm each month for more than three years did so once again. Housebuilding contributed £1.24bn to that total, retaining its position – yet again – as the construction industry’s most prolific and stable sector. So far, so predictable. But beyond those two bell-weathers, the BCLive league table for May 2022 pointed to an industry in the midst of uncertain times. And the mixed messages beyond the statistics are a double-edged sword of positive and negative. London was not the top regional source of UK construction activity as it has been for the past four years or more, it failed to hit the now familiar £1bn mark, delivering a regional total of £804.5m. This meant that the nation’s capital was narrowly pipped by the combined and resurgent east and West Midlands, which reported £399.96 and £413.63m respectively for a £813.59m total. Also enjoying a significant uptick were Surrey (£535.7m), the north-west (£518.15m), and Hertfordshire (£410.5m). Does that mean an unexpected slump in demand in London? Or do those monthly figures point towards the regional “levelling up” that politicians have been calling for? It is too early to tell. And the mixed messages do not end there. Housebuilders secured 131 new contract award during May 2022

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worth a combined £1.24bn, while the entertainment sector delivered a further £544.29m. Offices accounted for a further £497.85m while roads contributed £413.78m. Yet, in the middle of ongoing political scandals, traditional vote-winning sectors such as education and health could muster only £552.09m between them. As if all that were not sufficient to leave industry-watchers scratching their collective heads, only eight companies reported contract awards valued at more than £100m during the month. Morgan Sindall reported an astonishing 53 new contract awards worth a combined £328m to claim the crown for the highest number of individual projects. Yet Kier Group (which typically secures roughly a contract award for each working day) managed just 14 valued at a combined £70.5m to limp home in a comparatively lowly 16th position on the BCLive league table. Despite the mixed messages and unexpected region and sector twists and turns, several companies hone bright this past month. Laing O’Rourke soared to the number one position on the BCLive league table, courtesy of a single £400m project. That project is for the extension of the Shepperton Studios in Surrey for client Pinewood Group. This project will add a further 450,000 square feet of space to the complex and is part of a wider programme that will ultimately add a remarkable 1.2m square feet of studio space. With its haul of 53 new contract awards, Morgan Sindall stole into second place on the BCLive league table with a cumulative £328m total. The largest of

these is an £80m project of a community hub at Western Way in Bury St Edmunds that will include council offices, private let offices, a medical centre and a leisure centre together with car parking and associated landscaping. Claiming third position on the BCLive league table while simultaneously bolstering the roads sector was Balfour Beatty which secured two projects worth a combined £312m during the month. The largest of these is for improvements to the M25 motorway at Junction 10 (A3) to Junction 16 (M40 interchange) to provide four lanes running through junctions on the M25 between Junction 10 and Junction 16. Skanska took the number four position, securing a single £250m contract for the construction of a new vehicle storage facility for the British Army at Tewkesbury. The BCLive league table top five was completed by Bowmer & Kirkland, which secured eight new contract awards worth a combined £217m. Looking at the positives, the housebuilding sector continues to be the crutch upon which the entire industry leans; there are signs that regions outside London might be enjoying some long overdue positivity; and the uptick in office construction points to an ongoing confidence among the UK business community. Beyond that, however, the overarching feeling in May 2022 is one that would be familiar only to the Grand Old Duke of York’s 10,000 men when they were halfway up a hill: neither up nor down.

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Quick review of BCLive table for May 2022 • 277 no companies were detailed as winning new contracts during April 2022, • 342 no new construction orders were researched by Builders’ Conference all detailed on the UK’s only live league table of construction contract awards BCLive, • Laing O’Rourke secured overall top spot with a single contract worth £400m, • Morgan Sindall Group was the company with the most number of new construction orders in the month with 53 no totalling £328m.

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Contracts awarded: Analysis by sector

ds by Public or Private Sector for March 2022

Sector

Projects

Total value (£m)

Average value (£m)

Private

287

3,834.04

13.36

Public

203

1,938.12

9.55

490

5772.16

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Contracts awarded: Internal project details report Contracts InternalCatalina Project Details Report Omega 8,Awarded Omega- South, Approach

Warrington, WA5 3RN Report date

31 May 2022 08:59

Job number

293373

First reported date

07 Jul 2020

Submission date

24 Jul 2020

Last amended date

31 May 2022

DoE category

WH

Type of premises

Distribution Centre

Estimated value

£127,000,000

Job description

New Build

Start date

09 May 2022

Site address

Omega 8, Omega South, Catalina Approach, Warrington, WA5 3RN

End date

07 Jul 2023

Build time (weeks)

61

Region

07.0

Floor area

0m2

Sector

Private

Floors

0

Job remarks

New Automated Distribution Centre 830,000 sq ft Home Bargains distribution centre, Miller Developments has submitted a reserved matters application for a second industrial unit at the St Helens employment park

External notes

Bowmer & Kirkland awarded contract

Successful tenderer Bowmer & Kirkland

Telephone 01773 853 131 Email

general@bandk.co.uk

High Edge Court, Heage, Belper, DE56 2BW

Client

Architect

Quantity Surveyor

Structural Engineer

TJ Morris Ltd Axis Business Park, Portal Way, Gilmoss, Liverpool, L11 0JA

Telephone 0151-530 2920

AJA Architects 1170 Elliott Court, Herald Avenue, Coventry Business Park, Coventry, CV5 6UB

Telephone 024-7625 3200

Faithful & Gould Chadwick House, Warrington Road, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6AE

Telephone 01925-238 300

Fairhurst 534 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3AH

Telephone 0161 238 4911

Email

Email

Email

Email

support@homebargins.co.uk

aja@aja-architects.com

Not available

manchester@fairhurst.co.uk

Main contractor tenderers Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd

Telephone 01280 823355 Email

bd@buckinghamgroup.co.uk

Blackpit Farm, Silverstone Road, Stowe, MK18 5LJ

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Contracts awarded: Internal project details report M25 Junction 10 to 16, Waltham Cross, Contracts EN1 4SE Awarded - Internal Project Details Report Report date

31 May 2022 08:49

Job number

295723

First reported date

26 Oct 2020

Submission date

30 Oct 2020

Last amended date

31 May 2022

DoE category

RD

Type of premises

Motorway

Estimated value

£300,000,000

Job description

Alteration and Conversion

Floor area

0m2

Site address

M25 Junction 10 to 16, Waltham Cross, Waltham Cross, EN1 4SE

Floors

0

Region

10.0

Sector

Public

Job remarks

Junction 10 (A3) to junction 16 (M40 interchange), upgrading smart motorway and substantial widening of junction 11 (Chertsey); this provides for 4 lanes running through junctions on the M25 between junction 10 and junction 16. This improvements package includes: A new elongated roundabout to increase capacity Four new dedicated free-flowing slip roads to reduce queuing between the M25 and the A3 Widening the M25 from three to four lanes through the junction Widening the A3 from three to four lanes either side of J10 and improving the A245 at Painshill. This improvements package includes: A new elongated roundabout to increase capacity Four new dedicated free-flowing slip roads to reduce queuing between the M25 and the A3 Widening the M25 from three to four lanes through the junction Widening the A3 from three to four lanes either side of J10 and improving the A245 at Painshill.

External notes

Balfour Beatty awarded contract

Successful tenderer Balfour Beatty

Telephone 020-7216 6800 Email

info@balfourbeatty.com

5 Churchill Place, E14 5HU

Client

Structural Engineer

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National Highways Woodlands, Manton Lane, Manton Industrial Estate, Bedford, MK41 7LW

Telephone 0300-1235000

Atkins Highways & Transportation Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5BW

Telephone 01372-726140

Email

Email

ha_info@highways.gsi.gov.uk

info@atkinsglobal.com

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Contracts awarded: Internal project details report Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3TA

Contracts Awarded - Internal Project Details Report

Report date

31 May 2022 08:44

Job number

307871

First reported date

08 Feb 2022

Submission date

03 Mar 2022

Last amended date

31 May 2022

DoE category

MI

Type of premises

Mixed Use Development

Estimated value

£80,000,000

Job description

New Build

Floor area

0m2

Site address

Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3TA

Floors

0

Region

05.0

Sector

Public

Job remarks

Community hub includes council offices, private let offices, medical centre & leisure centre Alter and extend existing warehouse/depot to create a new public/private sector hub with new sports and leisure facilities including new energy centre, surface car parks, a multi-storey car park, sports pavilion, associated landscaping and highways improvement works (following demolition of existing leisure centre, retail clearance building and ancillary buildings associated with former operational depot) 2) Outline Planning Application - Early years nursery Under Pagabo National Framework

External notes

Morgan Sindall awarded contract

Successful tenderer Morgan Sindall (Construction) plc

Telephone 01473-255931 Email

estimatingadmin@morgansindall.com

St Vincent House, 1 Cutler Street, Ipswich, IP1 1LL

Client

Architect

West Suffolk Council West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3YU

Telephone 01284-763233

Pick Everard Abbotsgate House, Hollow Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7FA

Telephone 03450-450050

Email

Email

Not available

bury@pickeverard.co.uk

Main contractor tenderers ISG Construction plc

Telephone 020-7247 1717 Email

info@isgplc.com

Aldgate House, 33 Aldgate High Street, EC3N 1AH

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Contracts awarded: Internal project details report British Army Vehicle Base, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, GL20

Contracts Awarded - Internal Project Details Report

Report date

31 May 2022 08:51

Job number

310474

First reported date

30 May 2022

Submission date

04 Feb 2022

Last amended date

30 May 2022

DoE category

MI

Type of premises

Military Establishment

Estimated value

£259,000,000

Job description

New Build

Floor area

0m2

Site address

British Army Vehicle Base, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, GL

Floors

0

Region

06.0

Sector

Private

Job remarks

British Army vehicle storage and maintenance facility - The construction, along with mechanical and electrical engineering services of new storage buildings, workshops and an office. It will see a complex programme of demolition of 58 buildings, construction of 12 new buildings and refurbishment of one existing facility, plus renewal of site wide infrastructure.

External notes

Skanska awarded contract

Successful tenderer Skanska Building Central and Regions

Telephone 0121-234 6300 Email

info@skanska.co.uk

10 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2QD

Client

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Defence Infrastructure Organisation Kingston Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7RL

Telephone 0121-311 2140 Email

DIOSEC-GroupMailbox@mod.uk

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Contracts awarded: Internal project details report Contracts Awarded - Internal Project Details Report Report date Shepperton Studios South, Shepperton Road, Shepperton, TW18 1SJ Last amended date

13 Apr 2022 09:47

Job number

2899

18 Feb 2020

Submission date

25 Oc

01 Apr 2022

DoE category

GA

Type of premises

Transport Hub

Estimated value

£120

Job description

New Build

Floor area

0m2

Floors

0

reported date Contracts Awarded - Internal Project DetailsFirst Report

Report date

31 May 2022 08:28

First reported date

11 May 2022

Last amended date

31 May 2022

Type of premises

Film Studio

Job description

Extension

Site address

Shepperton Studios South, Shepperton Road, Shepperton, TW18 1SJ

Region

10.7

Sector

Private

Job remarks

Pinewood Studios South expansion The facilities in question will comprise nine sound stages, workshops and office accommodation, across approximately 450,000 square feet, part of the Successful tenderer Studios, delivering around 1.2 million square wider redevelopment and expansion of Shepperton feet of new studio space.

Site address

Job number 310022 A6 & Mersey Square (Alongside the), Stockport, date SK1 1NU Submission

Region Sector Job remarks

External notes

07.0

15 Nov 2021

DoE category

ET

Estimated value

£400,000,000

Public

Stockport Exchange - Transport Hub Procured using the Pagabo Major Works an 2022 innovative two-acre rooftop park which wi 01 Mar Starttransport date interchange will feature and recreation opportunities in the town centre and create more green space f encourage 2023wildlife and biodiversity as well as p Endenjoy. dateThe park is expected31to Aug environment for people to meet and relax. Beneath the unique rooftop park, th accessible, covered passenger 79 concourse in the interchange with seated waiti Build time (weeks) storage facilities and 20 bus stands, providing capacity for future growth in bus 2 0mwalking also provide new cycling and routes to the train station, Trans Pennine Floor area centre. In a small nod to the past, the new interchange will also retain aC couple 0 Floors panels from the old bus station

Willmott Dixon

External notes

M

Willmott Dixon awarded contract

Y

CM

Telephone 0161-947 3960

Laing O'Rourke awarded contract, on site

Email

MY

manchester.supplychain@ CY

Hollinwood Business Centre. Albert Mil CMY Hollinwood, Oldham, OL8 3QL

Successful tenderer

K

Laing O'Rourke

Client

Telephone Transport01322-296200 for Greater Manchester 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BG

Email

info@laingorourke.com

Telephone 0161 244 1000 Email

Not available

Bridge Place 1 & 2, Anchor Boulevard, Main contractor Crossways, tenderers Dartford, DA2 6FN Galliford Try Building - North West

Telephone 01925-822 821 Email

not available

Email

estimatingadmin@

Client

Pinewood Group Telephone 01753-651700 Crab Lane, Fearnhead, Warrin Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver sales@pinewoodgroup.com Email Heath, SLO 0NH Morgan Sindall (Infrastructure) plc Telephone 01925-281800

Architect

Faulkner Browns Architects Telephone 0191-268 3007 Dobson House, Northumbrian Way, info@faulknerbrowns.com Email Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 Vinci Construction UK 0QW

410 Birchwood Boulevard, Birc Warrington, WA3 7WD

Telephone 0151-422 3800 Email

Quantity Surveyor

Structural Engineer

Gardiner & Theobald 10 South Crescent, WC1E 3JT

Telephone 020-7209 3000 Email

info@vinciconstru

Ditton Road, Widnes, WA8 0PG

g&tlondon@gardiner.com

Hydrock Telephone 01454-619533 © Copyright 2018 The Builders' Conference Over Court Barns, Over Lane,W: buildersconference.co.uk T: 0208 770 0111 E: info@buildersconf.co.uk bristol@hydrock.com Email Almondsbury, BS32 4DF

Main contractor tenderers ISG Regions

Telephone 0161-836 1800 Email

email@isgplc.com

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