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DIGGERS & DOZERS ISSUE 2

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What Happens in Vegas... According to the tired old adage trotted out by groups of businessmen determined to keep their Nevada excesses on the down-low, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. In the world of construction equipment, however, what happens in Vegas pretty much sets the agenda for the direction of plant and equipment development for the entire world. In terms of size, ConExpo is today out-matched and outgunned by the behemoth that is Bauma. But with the likes of Caterpillar, Case, Terex and a multitude of other US-based manufacturers still treating the Vgas extravaganza as “their show”, ConExpo has lost none of its influence and allure. The sheer volume and diversity of equipment on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center (and please forgive the US spelling; that just how they prefer it!) makes it almost impossible to identify any specific theme from the show. But one thing is clear – Most major manufacturers worth their salt are staking their considerable reputations on a greater use of telematics, remote control and even autonomous equipment. In a predominantly plant hire-led industry like the UK, the use of telematics – and the perceived cost thereof – has a long way to go before it is considered the norm. But, like it or not, it’s coming.

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Equipment dealerships, long required to have a nationwide network of expensive local depots employing lots of expensive staff, could easily monitor all the equipment they sell, despatching an engineer to fix a problem or even pre-empt that problem before it leads to costly downtime for the customer. The quicker plant hirers realise that the additional cost will be quickly outweighed by a significant reduction in unforeseen breakdowns, the better for the industry as a whole. We have tried to make our coverage of ConExpo as complete and as comprehensive as we possibly can. Undoubtedly, we have missed a few items along the way, but that’s probably just as well as the magazine barely fits through the letter-box as it is. We really hope you enjoy our coverage of the show. And speaking of enjoyment, make sure you check out our new series of “Snapshot” videos which are designed to give you the key facts on the hottest new equipment in just 30 seconds. You can check them out on our YouTube channel: http://tinyurl. com/lqt3awm

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In the Swing Designed in the company’s engineering centre for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Dobris in the Czech Republic, the new DX10Z zero tail swing (ZTS) miniexcavator has been launched by Doosan.

The DX10Z is ideal for construction, rental, demolition, landscaping and any other applications that need high performance, compactness, comfort and stability in one machine. The DX10Z is truly compact and easy to transport, offering a width of only 710 mm when the tracks and the front blade are fully retracted, allowing the machine to pass through most doors. In addition, to make access to the job site even easier, a foldable TOPS (Tip Over Protective Structure) canopy meeting ISO 12117 requirements is standard on the model. The integral sliding blade extensions eliminate loose parts that require storage space and can be easily lost. The blade

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extensions can simply be slid into their inner position to reduce the overall width. Whilst the DX10Z is very compact, there is no compromise on performance. Thanks to the design of the undercarriage, the DX10Z provides excellent lifting capacities for this size of excavator, combined with a maximum digging depth of 1.82 metres and a machine weight of 1,176 kg. With plenty of room for the operator’s legs, lower machine noise and variable-position joysticks, the DX10Z is a very easy machine to operate. The position of the joystick controls on the DX10Z can be adjusted to suit different operators. Both left and right consoles, which serve


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as comfortable arm rests, need to be lowered and locked in order to operate the machine. Thanks to a standard second speed range, the DX10Z is able to move quickly around job sites, complete projects faster and work more efficiently.

hydraulics are routed inside the boom to prevent any damage when working. These two features enhance the machine’s durability. Particular attention has been made to ensure easy service access: with a single access point for the daily maintenance of the main components, for checking the fuel gauge and refuelling through the lockable cap.

The hydraulically expandable undercarriage provides the DX10Z with one of the widest stances in the mini-excavator segment. When it is extended, the width of the square footprint becomes 1100 mm, providing unsurpassed stability. The workgroup features a box structure design, providing strength while minimising the overall weight of the workgroup.

The DX10Z is powered by the Kubota D722 engine − one of the best known in the mini-excavator segment. This provides proven reliability, as well as low vibration and noise levels, which are a must when working in confined areas.

As a true ZTS mini-excavator, the offset tail swing of the DX10Z provides the operator with full confidence so that they can fully concentrate on the job at hand. The use of metal covers and a large cast counterweight provide excellent corner protection and extra durability.

The cooling system delivers best-in-class performance − which is critical when working in spacially restricted areas where air flow may be minimal. When the machine is frequently used with a hydraulic breaker, the ‘demolition kit’ provides extra cooling so the breaker can be used continuously, even in warm environments. This is unique in the market, and makes this model ideal for indoor demolition projects.

The workgroup of the DX10Z excavator features a cylinder-over-boom design, so that the cylinder cannot be damaged. The hoses for the auxiliary

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Eagle Swoops for new Kubotas as Eagle Plant Hire has agreed a significant new deal with Scottish based compact equipment dealer Young Plant Sales to enhance its Kubota fleet by 21 new Kubota excavators.

The plant hire company has placed a larger order that sees the addition of 9 x KX015’s, 6 x KX61’s, 3 x KX016’s and 3 x U48’s excavators, strengthening its Kubota fleet to a total of 50 machines. The KX and U excavator series from Kubota are some of the most reliable and durable machines on the market to date, utilising Kubota’s latest in house engine technology designed to offer maximum fuel efficiency, minimal noise and vibration, as well as low emission levels to meet current regulations. Young Plant is the longest serving Kubota mini excavator dealer in the UK and has been a dealer since 1979. The company has supplied over 6,000 Kubota excavators to date and will be the catalyst in growing the Kubota fleet of Eagle Plant Hire, that now operates

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with over 20 branches throughout England and Wales. “We’re delighted to be working with such a highly regarded hire company such as Eagle Plant. As a dealer, we understand how vital it is to maintain customer satisfaction by ensuring the machinery in our fleet meets the required demands in this industry,” says Young Plant Sales managing director Brian Young. “We’ve been working with Kubota for many years and cannot fault the performance of the excavators and the aftersales service they provide, which is why this deal will bring our number of Kubota’s to 50 machines. We believe our working relationship with them and Young Plant Sales will enable us to thrive as we look forward into 2017.”


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Seeing the Wood for the Trees Bobcat has launched the new FRC150HT and FRC200HT high torque forestry cutter attachments for use with the company’s market-leading compact tracked, skid-steer and all-wheel steer loaders.

The new forestry cutters are compatible with the Bobcat T770H and T870H compact tracked loaders, S770H and S850H skid-steer loaders and the A770H all-wheel steer loader.

continuous work on bushes and trees 100 to 120 mm in diameter, intermittent use for trees with a diameter from 180 to 220 mm and occasional use on trees 250 to 300 mm in diameter.

Designed for continuous use in shredding and mulching bushes, shrubs and small trees, the forestry cutters are ideal for fast removal of thick undergrowth. Providing cutting widths of 1.5 and 2.0 metres respectively, the FRC150HT and FRC200HT forestry cutters are designed for

Applications are very varied and range from those in agriculture including vineyards, orchards, nurseries and tree care; forestry including cutting fire breaks in woods and forests, clearing work and removing unwanted undergrowth trees; wildlife, national park and country estate management;

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perimeter maintenance of facilities such as schools and military bases; to site development in construction; land clearing for landscaping and recreation projects; maintenance work on vegetation next to pathways and other right-of-ways, utilities, railway lines and roads as well as clean-up work after storms and floods. The FRC150HT and FRC200HT replace the previous models in the range and, based on customer feedback, they have been enhanced with a new variable torque motor providing 40% more power and several other updates to improve performance. The latter include a new drum design, new routing for the hoses, a reduction in weight, improved visibility and much more, increasing efficiency and improving manoeuvrability. The forestry cutters are part of the comprehensive Bobcat range of attachments for forestry, estate management, amenity and landscaping work, which includes stump grinders, wood chippers, brushcutters, flail cutters, augers and tree transplanters. Powered by the new M-BOOST high

skid shoes; an automatic drum brake system; an ACD Control system and a patented fixed knife rotor with tungsten carbide tips. To ensure safe operation of the forestry cutters on loaders, the Forestry Applications Kit protects the loader and operator from flying objects and debris. The Kit includes an impact resistant front door, which must be installed in order to operate the forestry cutter. A safety feature stops the cutter drum from turning if the loader door is opened. For work in confined spaces in woodland and forests, front and rear light guards are added to the loader to protect the lights. A guard protects the hydraulic quick couplers, hoses and wire harness from falling trees and branches. A level II FOPS (ISO 3449) protects the operator and the cab from falling trees and objects, while top and rear polycarbonate windows provide additional protection for the operator. Shields protect the lift cylinders against debris and help to reduce material build-up in the engine compartment. Although daily maintenance is essential in this type of work, a debris screen on the radiator ensures continuous operation and makes cleaning up easier. All functions of the forestry cutters can be fingertip controlled from the operator seat without requiring the operator to remove their hand from the loader steering levers. The forestry cutters have a hydraulically-adjustable front gate that can be opened while cutting debris and then closed to retain material and provide a fine mulching action.

performance motor with variable torque, the 1.5 m drum on the FRC150HT forestry cutter is equipped with 30 fixed carbide teeth, whilst the drum on the FRC200HT has 36 cutting teeth. Other new features include five rows of counter cutters; a new adjustable push bar configuration; a new reinforced chain protection system at the back; a new HD belt cover; a new Forestry Applications Kit rear window; new adjustable

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Warwick Ward (machinery) Ltd. was founded in 1970 by Mr Warwick Ward and has grown into the largest stockist and supplier of new & used wheel loaders, earthmoving equipment, waste recycling equipment and spare parts in Europe. Over 200 good working loading shovels of all makes and models are

always available and over 7,000 machines have been dismantled for spare parts. The family connection is still very much in evidence today. Warwick’s son’s Ashley and Matthew, both now with over 25 years service themselves at Warwick Ward, have since the year 2000 been running the company and the growth since that time has been considerable with turnover increasing to seven times the volume it was when they took over the reins from their father. The company has grown from strength to strength and continues to expand. Expansion and diversity In addition to the existing used equipment business the company became a fully authorised CASE construction equipment dealer in 2006. Within a very short space of time we established ourselves as one of the best performing CASE construction equipment dealers in the UK, offering the full range of new CASE equipment,

products and services. In 2011 we achieved the accolade of being awarded the CASE European dealer of the year in the category of wheel loader sales - a very proud moment for the company. CASE has a long association in the construction, earthmoving and material handling sectors and is well renowned within the industry for manufacturing machines with excellent reliability, build quality and strong resale values. Since the commencement of our partnership with CASE we have year on year increased CASE market share in our designated dealer areas and our market share continues to grow. In 2015 we became the official Ecohog Windshifters Sole UK & Ireland distributor. In 2016 another exciting development at Warwick Ward took place with the acquisition of the TEREX Environmental Equipment franchise. We are now a UK distributor for the full TEREX Ecotec Range. The partnership with TEREX & Ecohog was in many ways a natural progression for us, as we already have very close relations with many companies large and small operating in the waste recycling sector through our connections with both CASE and our longstanding used equipment division - indeed this sector of industry has for some years now been our strongest market. The addition of TEREX & Ecohog to our portfolio has further strengthened our position within the waste sector and we have now established very strong working relationships with many of the UK’s largest waste recycling companies. The philosophy of Warwick Ward is, and has always been, to offer excellent value for money without sacrificing quality and service. We aim to offer earthmoving equipment to suit any application and any budget. From the smallest equipment requirements to the largest wheel loaders, there can be no greater variety and choice than at our one mile long site situated in Barnsley, England. Warwick Ward is a name synonymous with great value and quality in the field of wheel loaders, earthmoving equipment and spare parts.

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Overby and Out The Thomas Armstrong Group has taken delivery of its 25th Terex Finlay machine from Finlay Plant Northern.

A new Terex Finlay 390 Hydrascreen is the latest addition to the fleet, which is being used by the Group to process sand at its Overby Quarry site in Wigton, Cumbria – one of the two sand quarries the company operates in the North West. In a partnership spanning 35 years, The Thomas Armstrong Group has worked closely with Finlay Plant Northern – part of the Finlay Group of companies – to introduce the best plant on site geared up to their exact needs.

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The Thomas Armstrong Group has over 180 years’ experience in construction services and the manufacture of building products and Martyn Cueto, the Group’s quarry manager, says that the reason the company keeps going back to Finlay Plant Northern is based on the top-quality products and service they receive. “The machines we’ve had from Finlay Plant Northern are great, some of them now are over 15 years old and they’re still in operation, seven days a week, 10 hours a day,” Cueto


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says. “And the new Terex Finlay 390 Hydrascreen is no exception to that, it’s cost effective to run, boasts a simple process and can work in confined spaces. The back-up and service is also fantastic, with parts we need being delivered the next day.” With an extremely fuel efficient dieselhydraulic system, the 390 has a large capacity 14ft loading hopper and a remote-controlled tipping reject grid. Featuring a robust 12’x5’ screen box on every deck, it is processing 110 tonnes of sand from the quarry an hour, producing two different products.

sized aggregate and the second is a 3 mm top-quality natural plastering sand.

The first, an oversize product, is fed to a washing plant to create a single

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A Load of Loadalls JCB has kicked off the year it celebrates 40 years of telescopic handler production with a massive order from one of the industry’s most prominent users of the machines.

place over the next few weeks. The machines have been bought through JCB dealer Scot JCB.

Nixon Hire is buying more than 160 marketleading Loadall telescopic handlers worth almost £9 million – in the year the company also celebrates its 50th birthday.

“Nixon Hire is delighted to further cement its solid partnership with JCB with this large telehandler order. We pride ourselves in offering modern, technologically advanced

Delivery of the new fleet - which spans the four metre reach 516-40 Loadall through to the 17 metre reach 540-170 model – will take

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products from market leading brands and JCB certainly meets this criteria,” says Nixon Hire managing director Graham Nixon. “Having worked together successfully for many years, we know it’s a name we can trust to deliver a quality and reliable product to our customers.” Nixon Hire has also confirmed its acquisition of the Nottingham site previously owned by Hewden. The multi million pound deal sees the company take ownership of the plant equipment and premises. “Many of the machines as part of this order will stock the recently acquired site in Nottingham. This new depot is in a prime location for Nixon Hire and falls in line with our plans for expanding our depot network

further south,” Nixon continues. “I can confirm that we will offer our customers products from each of our divisions to include plant, accommodation, toilet and welfare facilities.” Nixon Hire is a leading provider of site equipment with core hire products including plant & tools, site accommodation and toilets. Established in 1967, it is a family run business which boasts 14 depots across the UK and one in Doha, Qatar. Its product range includes over 15,000 items from leading brands - all complying with the latest health and safety regulations. For items outside of the core fleet, Nixon Hire can source any additional equipment for customer’s site requirements via its specialist team Nixon eXtra and its chain of pre-approved suppliers.

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Lumsden & Carroll in TripliCat

Lumsden & Carroll Construction has purchased three Cat 428F2 Backhoe Loaders in its first deal with Finning UK & Ireland. Based in the north-east of England, and part of Lumsden & Carroll Engineering and ESH Group, Lumsden & Carroll Construction has, for the first time in 25 years, purchased a Cat machine. With a committed focus on machine quality and service capabilities, the team at Lumsden & Carroll commenced conversations with Finning regarding the Cat Backhoe Loaders.

“We had very specific requirements; we needed a machine that was of a high quality, that would run without issues and reduced down-time. All in all, a better built machine that is reliable. The Cat Backhoe Loaders definitely seem to be meeting our requirements,” says Phil Basset, Workshop Foreman at Lumsden & Carroll Construction. “We’re very pleased with our new relationship with Cat; a very credible and premium brand in my opinion. However, it’s not just the quality of machine that we needed, it’s the service quality and overall capabilities that are a major factor with us. During our visit to Caterpillar at Desford, we spent four to five hours with the Service team and other members of the Cat and Finning team. Together, we built a package and agreement that was best suited to us. “I believe the service capabilities from Finning was echoed when we had an issue with a coupler on one of the machines. The team were out to see us within 40 minutes and the problem was resolved straight away. Of course we’re bound to experience a few difficulties, it goes with the territory, but the response time and professionalism of the Finning team gives us a great deal of confidence and assurance. We will surely be looking to expand our Caterpillar fleet in the future.”

Following a demonstration of the machines, Finning discussed options with Lumsden & Carroll and supplied three of the Cat 428F2 Backhoe Loaders, following preferred operator preferences such as the mechanical controls. The machine is powered by the efficient Cat C4.4 engine and accompanied by a seamless 6-speed auto-shift transmission with lock-up torque converter. The machine also includes ‘Deluxe Cab’ facilities, including air conditioning, heated air suspension, Bluetooth integrated radio and CD player, and an incredibly quiet operating environment. As this was a big move for Lumsden & Carroll, Finning UK & Ireland invited the team to Caterpillar’s base in Desford to see their machines being built, and actually moving through the production line.

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Redefining “Fit for Purpose” When it comes to selecting waste and recycling machines, ‘Fit for Purpose’ no longer means just lifting. David Banks, Sales Manager - Waste & Recycling Sector at JCB, offers a deeper definition.

The waste and recycling industry is a tough business that puts machines through their paces. Naturally, a machine will need to be ‘Fit For Purpose’. But what does that mean exactly? Obviously a machine should be able to lift, place, or shift materials. But being fit for purpose in the modern waste and recycling facility requires much more. The broad range of tasks that machines are expected to perform every day in these sites has evolved – as have user expectations of the machines’ capabilities to deliver a successful operation. Machines must be designed to meet these requirements, working in facilities that are

generally operating long hours, handling increasing volumes, are open to the elements and are occupied by a mix of staff and visitors. Only by fulfilling the following key purposes, will a machine fulfil the expectations of a waste and recycling site. Increasing Efficiency Efficiency is the first key purpose – with economical fuel consumption being a prime factor. A fuel-efficient machine will contribute to your profitability while also providing a cleaner environment to work in. The power unit, being the heart of the machine, is the key to fuel efficiency: the right power unit should meet the latest emissions regulations and deliver fuel consumption savings without sacrificing the top quality performance. Not an easy task in an environment where the jobs are getting tougher. Power coming from an engine that meets Stage IV/Tier 4 Final is a major contributing factor to a machine’s fitness for purpose. Aimed at reducing the hazardous exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in the EU and North America, these are latest stage of the engine emissions regulations, which apply to off-highway machines.

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Clean engine technology can also help performance and reduce maintenance, which will minimise downtime. The JCB EcoMax Stage IV/ Tier 4 Final engine range for example, requires no Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) to meet the latest standards. With no DPF components to maintain and service, operating costs are reduced. In addition, a lack of bulky DPF components results in a smaller engine package, hence a more effective machine design. Productivity Purpose Having the right machine for exactly the right application will fulfil the productivity purpose – machines designed for specific applications will be able to maximise productivity through seamless operation. Waste and recycling sites are harsh environments, presenting a challenge for any machine; this makes it essential to get a machine that has been designed for the job.

The Ecomax engine has been recalibrated to achieve the engine out emissions requirement resulting in a further five percent fuel saving. A compact selective catalytic reduction unit with a urea-based additive is used on engines above 55 kW and is incorporated into a single exhaust muffler, in many cases replacing the existing exhaust. This provides a ‘one can’ solution, delivering the same compact overall dimensions for machine designers. The technology is used across most of JCB’s 35-strong Wastemaster range.

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materials recovery facilities, where large volumes of material need to be handled. Typically the machine will be used to load hoppers and trucks and stockpile MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) and other recyclables.

Whether it is loose materials or large containers; hazardous substances or heavy machinery; slips, trips or falls, there’s a lot of potential danger at waste and recycling sites. Manufacturers of machines play a vital role in helping to increase safety for employees and visitors to sites through the design and development of new machinery. There are many protection features that can enhance operator safety and minimise any damage to machines, even when working in harsh environments. To fulfil the purpose of contributing to a safe site, the machine used on that site should be designed to provide excellent operator visibility, vehicle visibility, access, operator comfort, operator protection, lighting and technology.

Where there are operations such as loading and unloading of trailers that need to be carried out in confined spaces – there’s the JCB 35D 4x4 Wastemaster Plus Teletruk. Its ability to reach forwards to lift and place loads quickly and safely allow operators can load and unload delivery trucks from one side – trumping the traditional forklift truck often used in this application, saving up to 50% of yard loading space and allowing them to drive right inside shipping containers. Of course there are many other jobs that require different types of machine – the array of which is highlighted by the fact that JCB has 35 different vehicles to handle different tasks in its Wastemaster fleet. When selecting a fleet of vehicles to carry out different tasks on a single site or a collection of sites, it makes sense to source all of the machines from the same supplier. This will simplify finance, maintenance and even provide a uniform visual appearance. A supplier should therefore offer a broad range that can offer a choice of vehicle to deliver optimum output to the last available kilogram of waste material. A bespoke build for each individual machine should also be offered to the customer to ensure the machine meets their recycling and waste handling needs precisely.

Reporting In Telematics provides complete assurance and reporting on the things that matter most, thus ensuring that the machine can continue to be fit for purpose on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Reporting through telematics ensures maximum uptime by understanding when there are faults that need to be rectified, when services are due, or identifying inadequacies in performance. There are further productivity gains that can be made through better management information and performance monitoring. Fleet managers and owners have remote access to real-time fuel consumption and machine working data – including operating hours and fault codes. 

Having the ability to ‘geo-fence’ your investment using Telematics, ensures you are notified in real time

Safety Counts Contributing to a safe working environment is an essential purpose for any machine used in waste and recycling. There should be zero compromise in safety in terms of the machine’s design. This means constantly examining ways to take into account every potential eventuality, and leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of complete safety and comfort for everyone within the work place.

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should a machine leave a predetermined area. This provides assurance that the equipment is being used in accordance with the tasks set out.

These check points provide an outline guide to consider whether a machine will be fit for purpose to work in a waste and recycling site. The best way to assess these points, and see if the machine really is fit for purpose, is to try out a unit as well as alternative machine options. After all, you wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for test drive, so why make that investment without knowing the machines could do the job?

Telematics that incorporates a tracking system will help protect the investment in the machines on a waste and recycling site. JCB’s LiveLink, for example, shows the location of a machine and has helped recover over £3 million of stolen JCB equipment.

Big Apple Logistics is a freight forwarder specialising in heavy machinery movements.

Unrealistic schedules/Prices: Customers all over the world stressed that they had been offered prices for a shipment but when it became time to ship, the vessels were full, causing the shipper to either wait for unacceptable amounts of time or ship with a more expensive line that did have space. Again, this lead to problems with budgeting for the shipment and caused issues with the customer waiting for the machinery to be delivered.

They can offer solutions that you may never have considered, saving you time and money, making the export of your plant machinery stress free.

Poor Customer Service: A lot of the larger forwarders send out a sales guy to meet the customer and then hand you over to somebody else to get your prices and then another person to book the shipment. Customers found this frustrating and just wanted one point of contact available 24/7 on one telephone number. They were also frustrated that the people running their shipments had no real-life experience of the machinery or the ports/shipping lines being used. Some operation clerks had never even been to the main shipping ports in the UK and had no idea of the unique problems that come with each different type of plant machinery.

Big Apple Logistics is the brainchild of Managing Director Pete Bunyan who has worked at some of the largest international freight forwarders in the world. It is Pete’s intention to provide a service unlike that of any other freight forwarder. A personalised service tailored to your individual needs. They don’t try and fit square pegs into round holes. During his twenty years in plant & plant logistics; something that Pete noticed was that no matter where in the world he was, no matter what customer he was talking to about any type of machinery movement there were a few common denominators:

It is Pete’s intention to ensure that none of this happens to you as a customer. If you want to talk to somebody that has been shipping heavy plant around the world for a long time and can offer you a price based on your specific needs rather than what works for the shipping line, give Pete a call.

Hidden Extras: The exact costs and responsibilities of the shipper were not explained to the customer clearly, meaning that customers always ended up paying more than they planned for, making effective budget control nearly impossible. They also found other companies quotes full of jargon and hard to understand.

The customer comes first at Big Apple Logistics.

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The great and the good of the plant world gathered recently at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the latest ConExpo 2017 exhibition. In addition with spreading positivity and sending visitors away with a USsized portion of feel-good factor, the show also provided a superb showcase of the hottest new equipment that will be on offer in the coming months and years. Diggers and Dozers editor Mark Anthony gives us his pick of the show.


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Volvo Continues E-volution Volvo Construction Equipment presented the HX2 autonomous, batteryelectric, load carrier at ConExpo 2017.

The second-generation concept machine is part of an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry, by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%. Volvo CE showcased the firstgeneration of the prototype HX machine, known as HX1, at the company’s Xploration Forum in September last year. Since then, Volvo CE’s engineers have been developing the machine. And while it may still look similar on the outside, it’s completely different on the inside. “The HX2 is fundamentally different to the HX1,” says

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Chief Project Manager Uwe Müller. “The HX1 was proof of concept. Once we knew it was feasible we updated the design requirements for the HX2 to incorporate shared technologies and components from the Volvo Group, such as electric motors, batteries and power electronics. Integrating a completely new drivetrain was crucial to take full advantage of the groundbreaking ‘electromobility’ developments that are happening inside the Volvo Group. Another new feature is the addition of a vision system, which allows the machine to detect humans and obstacles in its vicinity.” As well as a small fleet of HX2s, other prototype machines


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that make-up the electric site system includes a prototype electric hybrid wheel loader, and a grid-connected excavator. New technology encompasses machine and fleet control systems and logistic solutions for electric machines in quarries.

this, Volvo CE will examine the project results to see if the concept is viable for the industry. Currently this work is just a research project, with no plans for industrialisation at this stage. “Volvo CE is committed to pushing boundaries and exploring the technology of the future,” says Director of emerging technologies Jenny Elfsberg. “The HX2 and the electric site project demonstrate how Volvo CE wants to work with its customers early in the development phase to improve total site performance and sustainability, while also saving customers money. By integrating customers in the development process, we can design the best solution for a task, application and environment together. The concepts being developed in the electric site research project are part of Volvo CE’s long-term future vision, and they have the potential to transform the quarry and aggregates industry. By using electricity instead of diesel to power construction equipment in a quarry, we have the potential to deliver significant reductions in fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, environmental impact and cost-per-tonne. The electrification of construction equipment will produce cleaner, quieter and more efficient machines – this represents the future of our industry.”

Volvo CE teamed up with its customer Skanska Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency and two Swedish universities – Linköping University and Mälardalen University – in October 2015 to collaborate on the SEK 203 million project. Volvo CE is coordinating the project and is in charge of developing the machines and systems. Skanska Sweden is providing logistical solutions, application relevance and job site knowledge. The Swedish Energy Agency – a government agency for national energy policy issues – is helping to fund the project and the universities are carrying out research. Two PhD students are looking at battery aging and energy management for electric vehicles, as well as functional safety. Skanska Sweden will incorporate the demonstration machines into its operations and test the electric site concept at a quarry in western Sweden for 10 weeks at the end of 2018. After

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Cat ADT Gets Makeover Offering a 41-tonne rated payload capacity, the new Cat 745 articulated truck features a worldclass cab design, completely re-engineered from the inside-out using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation.

The new external “spinal” ROPS structure boasts bonded rear quarter glass that eliminates the structural pillar to give the operator a dramatic improvement in visibility from the cab. Upon cab entry, the new “wake up” feature initiates machine displays as soon as the door is opened, while the lighter/ stronger cab door offers shut assist for improved sealing against dust infiltration. The quieter cab design lowers inside sound levels by 5 dB at the operator’s ear.

improve external communication with workers and the loading vehicle. More vents positioned above and behind the operator enables the new automatic climate control (HVAC) system to more efficiently heat and cool the cab. Offering the ability to accommodate a wider range of operators, the new heated/cooled seat provides more setting adjustments to dial in personalized operator comfort, while a new flip up/ down passenger seat offers added comfort cushioning. A ground-level switch controls new access lights illuminating the steps and hitch area for improved safety when entering the cab. New cab-mounted mirrors and

New infrared glass reduces solar heating inside the cab, while left- and right-hand sliding windows increase ventilation and

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integrated payload lights offer improved visibility around the truck as well as payload levels for the loader operator. Inside the cab, a new combined transmission and hoist lever gives operators efficient singlelever control over truck speed and body hoisting functions to minimize operator effort and automate repetitive operations. At the flick of a switch, operators can choose between manual or fully automatic assisted hoisting control, which automatically applies the Waiting Break, sets the transmission in neutral and hoists the body to maximum angle at high RPM. A new push-button lever control allows the operator to easily set the machine speed and select transmission hold/ waiting break. Further improving operator safety, the machine incorporates the new Cat Detect with Stability Assist system. This system audibly and visibly warns the operator if tractor or trailer unit has reached an angle threshold where it is in risk of tipping over. The class leading fully Advanced Automatic Traction Control is improved by technology that will proactively apply the differential locks prior to any wheel spin. Terrain-based throttle smoothing prevents the new truck from surging when an operator is traveling over extremely rough terrain and is unable to keep steady pressure on the accelerator pedal. The new 745 truck’s touchscreen display with revised menus offer intuitive navigation through the

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screens for simple machine control. The display enables the operator to monitor machine functions and personalize a variety of options. A new emergency stop brake switch next to the display offers a further level of operating safety in the unlikely event of incurring issues with both the main and secondary brake circuits. The new Cat 745 articulated truck incorporates all the field-proven features and performance of the C Series that deliver fast cycle times, high productivity and unmatched fuel efficiency for its class. Its powertrain is driven by the Cat C18 ACERT™ engine, rated at 504 net hp (375 kW), which meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emissions standards. A new economy mode feature results in an average of 5 percent fuel consumption improvement in applications where a truck is not required to operate at full productivity. Cat’s CX38B High Density Power Shift transmission enhances the new truck’s overall performance and productivity, while permanent six-wheel drive enables the truck to navigate even the most challenging terrain. Automatic retarding control manages machine retarding through a combination of engine, brake, gear selection and service brake application without operator intervention. Hill assist facilitates efficient stopping and starting on grades, while the Waiting Brake system, quickly engaged by a push-button on the control lever, temporarily applies the service brake during pauses in the work cycle. In direct response to customer feedback, the lower portion of the front fenders is now made of a durable and flexible rubber sheet material. This change will help decrease maintenance and repair costs on sites where mud packing around the fenders could damage the lower section.


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Cat Connect PAYLOAD technology for the new 745 truck allows customers to optimize operations and improve overall jobsite efficiency. The available Cat Production Measurement system gives operators the

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Kubota a Powers Up Kubota introduced the new 5-litre engine “V5009� at Conexpo 2017.

Mass production will start from 2020, and the engineering support work starts before to match the application. This engine will be supplied to manufacturer for construction and industrial machines. As the awareness for the conservation of the global environment has increased, emission standards for industrial engines have become more stringent. All industrial

machinery manufacturers are now required to build their machine with emission certified engines, or to adopt after treatment device in regard to the required emission level. Kubota has taken measures to comply with the various needs from those manufacturers, to become top chosen under 100hp and decided to enforce and expand the line up to 200hp class.

Kubota has been developing the engine that meets the latest emission regulation in United States, Europe and Japan. Kubota has started development and production of engines with the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) before others, which is necessary technology to comply with the most stringent requirement, EU Stage V regulation. V5009 will be ready for the new emission EU Stage V regulation that starts from 2019/2020, which limits particulate numbers.

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The Case of the New Wheel Loaders CASE Construction Equipment has unveiled the seven-model G-Series range of wheel loaders, delivering new levels of operator comfort, with proven CASE productivity and fuel efficiency. CASE Construction Equipment has developed the quietest, most comfortable wheel loader cab, available across a new seven-model range of G-Series machines. The G-Series wheel loaders deliver the highest possible levels of visibility and control, providing operators with the perfect working environment to maximise productivity. The cab includes a full width panoramic windscreen, a colourful Premium Control interface with 8� display, fully adjustable seat-mounted control console, the security of a password-protected ignition and the ease of automatic bucket functions adjustable from within the cab. The operator also benefits from smooth, low effort loader controls, an active suspension seat and the machine features hands-free mobile phone connectivity. The G-Series loaders have a one-piece curved front screen that provides an unparalleled view from side to side, from the ground to the sky. Along with a slim engine cover, heated rear window and multiple rear view mirrors, the G-Series wheel loaders deliver a level of front and rear visibility that has never been seen before. The operator control interface in the G-Series wheel loader cab is easy to use,

contributing to improved controllability and productivity. A bright, full colour 8� display is easy to read regardless of external light conditions, delivering intuitive navigation through machine settings and information screens. The display also provides a wide view rear monitor when required. There is a new control pad for automatic bucket functions to be set and adjusted from within the cab. The seat-mounted console is fully adjustable and features a wide armrest and ergonomic joystick that, combined with electro-hydraulic controls and the redesigned premium active suspension seat, delivers accurate control in all working conditions. New features include an integrated microphone that, combined with a Bluetooth connection and automatic answering function, allows operators to answer phone calls safely without taking their eyes of the working area or their hands off the controls.

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All G-Series wheel loaders are powered by efficient EU Stage IV/Tier 4 Final diesel engines with no Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). FPT Industrial’s Hi-eSCR after-treatment system uses fewer components to meet exhaust emissions standards, allowing for a compact engine compartment and reduced maintenance costs for customers.

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The proven cooling cube, which puts the machine’s radiators and coolers in the middle of the machine rather that at the rear, ensures that cooling cores are kept out of dusty working areas to provide maximum cooling effectiveness.

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The G Series machines drive through proven CASE transmissions that offer improved fuel efficiency and reduced cycle times. CASE heavy duty axles with wet, multi-disc brakes, have open differentials to reduce friction, with an optional 100% Auto-lock to deliver maximum tractive effort and reduced tyre wear.

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OCL Regeneration look to RK6 for Crushing and Screening Solutions Specialist aggregate recycling company OCL Regeneration Ltd has recently taken delivery of new crushing and screening equipment from machinery distributor Red Knight 6 Ltd. The equipment, which includes a RUBBLE MASTER RM100GO! impact crusher and an Anaconda DF410 screener, are to be utilised across the UK in OCL’s extensive fleet of machines. The main objective is for crushing asphalt to -20mm then screening the required products with any oversize going back to the crusher. The material is then used in OCL’s national ex-situ stabilisation works during the manufacture of Foambase™ and HBM to national standards.

On the purchase of his new equipment, Mr. Stuart Gready, MD of OCL Regeneration Ltd commented,

high-capacity machine which can crush up to 250tph. This mobile power pack is ready for action within minutes and can handle a wide variety of materials “We run some of the best equipment in such as concrete, rubble and asphalt the industry to meet our requirements extremely quickly, with metals easily and needed to add another supplier being dealt with. With its intuitive and into the chain. After travelling to straightforward operability it’s typical Austria with Paul Donnelly from RK6 of the high quality mobile crushers to see the RM100GO! in operation and produced by RUBBLE MASTER. The then a factory visit to see who was diesel-electric drive system reduces behind this equipment I felt confident operating costs by up to 30% and the enough to add the RM and Anaconda optimised impact plate geometry ensures to our fleet to give us a better offer to not only high throughput but also our customers who need us to operate extremely high-quality, homogeneous from smaller sites. Our Operations aggregate which can be used Director, John Richards, also visited immediately. the RUBBLE MASTER factory in Austria with RK6 shortly after this and was Northern Ireland is undoubtedly extremely impressed by the ethos, the global leader in screening and atmosphere and professionalism of material handling, and Anaconda the people. After the visit he was Equipment Ltd has played its part in confident that our production needs this prestigious recognition. Based in with regards to crushing would be met Co. Tyrone, the company was formed by RUBBLE MASTER. The same applied in 2005 and specialises in the design for the Anaconda; the high energy 10’ and manufacture of mobile screening x 4’ screen box and footprint of the and conveying equipment, as well as machine was perfect for our sites, static conveying solutions to the mining, and working alongside the RUBBLE quarrying and waste recycling sectors. MASTER we have found it to be user The DF410 Scalping Screen has a high friendly, easy to use and a good energy 3m x 1.2m, 2 bearing screen box, decision to purchase from RK6 who along with a flip down tailgate to allow pride themselves in being ‘all hands on feed from a crusher. With variable speed deck’ when it comes to all aspects of control on all belts, this scalping screen keeping a customer’s needs met”. is equipped for all your recycling and screening needs, and with a 15 minute The RUBBLE MASTER RM 100GO! is a set up time it can go straight to work and high performance crusher that exceeds earning its keep. all expectations. Weighing in at 29 tonnes when empty, this is a particularly For more information on all RUBBLE MASTER and Anaconda products please visit www.redknight6.co.uk or alternatively call: Paul Donnelly 07432 085591 - paul@rk6.co.uk London and Home Counties Aaron McVeigh 07957 487017 - aaron@rk6.co.uk South West of England and South Wales Dan Flack 07467 956303 - dan@rk6.co.uk Central England Marty Morris 07872 102395 - marty@tradebalers.com Ireland


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Technology Leads Redesign of Volvo L350H The all-new flagship of the Volvo wheel loader range benefits from a 10 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a host of other productivity improvements as well as a striking new design. The largest in the Volvo Construction Equipment wheel loader range comes with new powertrain, new hydraulics, new operator environment and the toughest looking design in the industry, the hard- hitting L350H was one of the stars of the show at ConExpo.

5% faster cycle times. The hydraulic system and drivetrain improvements, coupled with the latest Volvo engine technology, make the L350H up to 10 percent more fuel efficient in comparison to the L350F it replaces. To boost the machine’s performance and reliability, this robust loader has increased clearance between the rear fenders and tires, allowing greater access when fitting tire chains, thereby reducing the risk of damage to the body of the machine.

Engineered for efficiency, the L350H is fitted with next-generation hydraulics and powered by a Tier 4 Final D16J engine, for high torque at low rpm. The ideal partner for quarry production, the L350H now comes with a higher capacity 7.3 m3 rock bucket, for maximum performance.

The L350H is equipped with the latest technology dedicated to reducing fuel consumption and engine emissions. Volvo’s Fully Automatic Power Shift (FAPS) system allows for machine operation in the optimal, fuel efficient, gear, according to

The new load sensing hydraulic system works in greater harmony with the drivetrain, increasing response times (and lifting and lowering speed of the newly designed buckets) resulting in up to

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speed, kick-down and engine braking, enhancing fuel efficiency. This is complimented by an ecopedal, with a push-back mechanism that engages when engine rpm is about to exceed the most economic operating range. Sensing the resistance, the operator can then reduce the pressure and continue within the fuel-efficient range. However, if full engine speed is needed, the eco-pedal mechanism can be overridden.

Interface (HMI). The system monitors operation and performance in real-time, providing the operator with all necessary machine information. To make routine maintenance and daily service checks quick and easy, the design of the engine hood has been improved, allowing complete access to the engine compartment. Engine side hood panels and a platform around the cab also enable operators or technicians to move easily around the machine.

New from the inside out, the L350H has been built with operator comfort in mind. The industryleading Volvo cab boasts excellent visibility, minimal noise and vibration levels, as well as Automatic Climate Control (ACC), to ensure an always comfortable climate in the cab. Controls can also be configured to suit operator preferences, adding to the overall comfort of the operator.

Safety is demonstrated in all aspects of the new L350H, with ergonomically spaced steps on entry to the cab and sturdy handrails, for easy entry and exit. A remote door opener, operated via a button located on the rear left cab post, facilitates easy access to the cabin. In addition, LED lights, installed on the cab entrance, safely illuminate the area. When operating in the dark, long-life LED work lights and reflective stickers that follow the machines contours also help to increase machine visibility.

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Cat Expands ands Dozer Line The Cat D8T dozer has been enhanced with a new, larger SU bulldozer blade, performance cutting edges, extended life undercarriage, powered bottom guards and remote control COMMAND for dozing.

A new, larger 10.3 m3 Semi-U (SU) Blade delivers 19 percent more capacity over the standard D8T blade. The optional blade allows the bulldozer to move more material per pass for productivity gains up to 13 percent over the standard blade. New patented Performance Cutting Edges deliver a cutting action that increases blade load mass by up to 25 percent, so the machine can move more material per pass. Offering easier

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material penetration in moderate rock or hard/ frozen ground applications, these edges allow the dozer to work faster and more efficiently and reduce “skating� in difficultto-penetrate materials. Performance cutting edges dig deeper and improve blade control, load retention and traction. Ripping can be reduced in some cases, and the on-plane system enables finish grading for added versatility. Interchangeable with traditional edges, Performance Cutting Edges


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offer equal wear life/life-cycle costs to standard cutting edges, with no mid-life edge flip or end bit replacement required.

Dozing offers remote control machine operation. Choose an over-the-shoulder operator console for line-of-sight remote-control operation from up to 400 m away. Or, a remote operator station offers both line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight remote control operation.

To reduce maintenance downtime, enhance safety and facilitate machine clean-out, contractors can opt for powered bottom guards on the underside of the D8T. After bolts are removed, the doors open hydraulically via a remote switch. The doors can be opened in the centre for fast, easy debris clean-out, or from one side for full maintenance access.

A new, fully suspended Heavy Duty Extended Life Undercarriage provides D8T customers with an added option to reduce undercarriage costs, especially in high abrasion conditions. Heavier bushings provide 30 percent more wear life compared to standard bushings. The patented crowned Dura Link is hardened for long life and reduces idler scallop wear for improved ride after 50 percent link wear. Matching component life makes maintenance easier.

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JCB Unveils Teleskid JCB used the ConExpo show to preview the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom.

The JCB Teleskid can reach 60 percent further forward than any other skid steer on the market and – in an industry first – it is the only skid steer in the world that can dig below its chassis to an unparalleled depth of around one metre. In addition, this innovative new machine can reach eight percent higher than any other skid steer. “Through innovation this machine will surpass the expectations of our customers as the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom,” says JCB Chief Innovation and Growth

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Officer Tim Burnhope. “The JCB Teleskid can reach further forward and lift higher and dig deeper than any other skid steer.” JCB pioneered telescopic technology with the launch of the Loadall nearly 40 years ago and today it’s the biggest selling telescopic handler in the world. Nearly 25 years ago JCB also introduced another innovation: the industry’s first single-arm – or ‘Powerboom’ – skid steer, taking safety to new levels. Now the company has taken its drive for innovative product solutions a stage further by combining both technologies


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into one to produce the JCB Teleskid: a skid steer and track loader complete with a telescopic boom.

and maintained throughout the boom’s range of movement.

The JCB Teleskid has an unrivalled forward reach of 2.4 metres. With a lift height of four metres, the JCB Teleskid can reach eight percent higher than any other skid steer in the world.

The JCB Teleskid will feature a fully enclosed cab that is 33 percent larger than industry average, and JCB’s myCHOICE software, allowing control responsiveness and joystick sensitivity to be tailored to suit operator preferences. A 55 kW JCB Ecomax engine will provide high torque at a low RPM and ensure compliance with Tier 4 Final / Stage IIIB emissions standards.

“The JCB Teleskid can do the work of four machines – a telescopic handler, masted forklift, compact loader and a skid steer, all in one easily-serviced machine,” Burnhope adds. “The telescopic boom will allow operators to load trucks without a ramp, reach over kerbing and dig below ground, all with clear visibility of the attachment.”

Tracked and wheeled Teleskid models will be sold in North America, while European markets will be offered the wheeled variant which is most popular in that region.

The JCB Teleskid will be on the only skid steer on the market which is able to combine vertical and radial lift capability. A unique bucket-positioning levelling system allows the bucket level to be set

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Rammer’s Biggest Just Got Better Visitors to the ConExpo exhibition were the first to see the latest version of Rammer’s largest hydraulic hammer. Called the Rammer 9033, the new model replaces the highly successful Rammer 7013 and benefits from a number of key changes and improvements, many of which have been proven in smaller Rammer hammers. These improvements include: • A 20 percent wider carrier weight range than the Rammer 7013 • A 22 percent higher input power which significantly increases impact rate and productivity compared to its predecessor.

These improvements have been achieved by equipping the new Rammer 9033 with many of the key features recently applied to other models in the Rammer Large and Medium ranges. ”Our engineers have applied lessons learned on other hammer models to place this Rammer hammer at the very top of its class,” says Rammer’s general manager Rafa López. “The Rammer 9033 completes the successful Rammer Large hammers family by replacing the aged 7013 with a modern

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design that extends some of the specifications such as carrier range allowed and tool diameter.”

overpressure, enhances hammer’s reliability, and offers improved protection against oil spills.

Weighing in at 7,000 kg, the new Rammer 9033 is suitable for carriers in the 60 to 120 tonnes operating weight range. Impact rate on the long stroke setting rises from a maximum of 450 blows per minute to 520, while maximum oil flow rises to 460 litres per minute against the 400 litres per minute on the Rammer 7013. Input power is up from 113 to 138 kW, a rise of 22 percent.

To further extend the working life of the Rammer 9033 it is offered with three greasing options: a centralised manual option; carrier-mounted Ramlube I automatic greasing; or Ramlube II, which utilises a cartridge mounted on the hammer to automatically deliver optimum levels of lubrication for greater wear protection and a longer service life. The new model also comes equipped with Rammer’s Ramdata II service indicator that allows operators and service personnel to monitor and log vital service and maintenance information to further minimise downtime.

Stroke length and Idle Blow Protection can be easily adjusted to allow the Rammer 9033 to be purpose-matched to individual applications. The long stroke setting uses a lower blow frequency for optimum breaking in hard materials, such as granite and reinforced concrete foundations, while the short stroke setting delivers higher blow frequency which is ideal for softer materials, such as limestone. The Idle Blow Protector on/off selector allows the operator to easily adjust the working mode to protect against idle strokes.

To view a video of the new Rammer 9033 in action, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/jblalo5

Like the other models in Rammer’s Large Range of hydraulic hammers, the new 9033 is designed for a long, trouble-free life. The new model utilises long-life, high-tension VIDAT tie rods for improved reliability and lower operating costs. The tool-retaining pins are locked by simple, reliable rubber rings, while the surface of the lower tool bushing has been specifically designed to provide longer tool life.

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Upgraded Cat Wheel Loader Caterpillar has announced the availability of the Cat 950 GC Wheel Loader for sale in North America and Europe.

The 950 GC is now configured to meet EU Stage IV emissions regulations for use in North America and Europe. The loader is well-suited for stockpiling, load-and-carry work, hopper charging and truck loading. On construction projects the 950 GC excels in site preparation, backfilling, general cleanup, medium duty pipe handling and material handling with pallet forks or a material handling arm.

long floor, wide opening and curved side plates. The design enables operators of all experience levels to routinely attain 10 percent higher bucket fill factors as compared to legacy designs, ultimately improving cycle times and reducing fuel consumption. The Cat Fusion quick coupler and controls are also available, allowing the 950 GC to use a number of Cat work tools across multiple wheel loader models for added versatility. The quick-coupler control arrangement includes a dual tilt kick-out system for bucket return-to-dig and fork operations, selectable from the cab.

Caterpillar’s Z-bar loader linkage on the 950 GC delivers digging capabilities and breakout force through the use of Cat Performance Series buckets and load sensing hydraulics, which provide on-demand hydraulic flow and pressure for the implement system only in the amount necessary to perform the task at hand. The 950 GC also offers a hinge pin height of 4,188 mm and 3,649 mm loader arm clearance for easy loading of high-wall trailers and charging of large hoppers.

The Cat C7.1 ACERT engine generates a maximum power rating of 180 kW and meets EU Stage IV emissions standards with a fully automatic and passive regeneration system. This system lowers operating costs without the need for an ash service interval and has an overall DEF consumption of just two to three percent of fuel burned. No operator intervention is required, nor is there an impact to jobsite productivity. The Engine Idle Management System, Engine Idle

A range of available work tools include Performance Series buckets, which boast a

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Shutdown and on demand cooling fan further optimise fuel efficiency while lowering operating sound levels. The 4F/3R electronically controlled countershaft, powershift transmission, designed and built by Caterpillar, features high contact ratio gears to insure long life and enhanced resale value. The interface panel display contains six analog-like gauges, coloured indicator lights and an LCD screen, all within easy view of the operator for safe and ergonomic use. Loweffort, pilot-operated implement controls, along with optional joystick implement control, feature an integrated kick-down switch and a remote directional shift switch for convenient use. The intuitive control system offers simple monitoring of machine systems and lends to the quick learning of loader operation, even for the operator with only a few hours in the seat.

Generating Interest designed to produce up to 10 percent more power compared to previous models to offer a world class leading independent power source. Its switchable rpm settings mean that it can be used anywhere in the world.

Volvo Penta is launching two new diesel engines – one of which the company claims to have the highest power density engine per litre of displacement in its class. The TWD1645GE and TWD1644GE engines extend Volvo Penta’s competitive range and reinforce the company’s commitment to international genset customers. Volvo Penta is taking a significant step forward by adding new technology and upgraded features to its new power generation engines. The 16-litre TWD1645GE has been

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The TWD1645GE produces up to 800 kVA at 1,800 rpm (60 Hz), and up to 770 kVA at 1,500 rpm (50 Hz.). Its sister model, the TWD1644GE produces up to 752 kVA at 1,800 rpm, and up to 717 kVA at 1500 rpm. Both are calculated with 94 per cent generator efficiency. The new 16-litre engines feature: dual stage turbo-chargers and new high grade steel pistons, for excellent power density; optimized combustion with electronic highpressure unit injectors, resulting in high fuel efficiency and low exhaust emission levels; upgraded wiring harness, for optimum insulation in harsh environments; two-circuit cooling package; and an advanced engine control system. The engine can be used for prime power, in locations such as construction sites where there is no electricity grid supply, and as standby power, for sites such as hospitals which require back-up electricity supply in the event of normal power failure.


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Mud, mud....not so glorious mud Nothing quite like it for giving you a headache. With our climate we tend to make lots of it on construction sites, landfill sites and quarries and the law states that we have to prevent as much of it as possible from contaminating the site exits where it is not only unsightly but can cause a hazard to the traffic and pedestrians. So what are the options available for dealing with it?

shouldn’t be such an important part of your project has brought it to a frustrating standstill.

Road sweepers spring to mind of course, but they’re not cheap to hire; also they can be very disruptive to traffic and they can chuck out a lot of exhaust emissions, so increasing your site’s carbon footprint and destroying your environmental credentials.

The DriveOn V-Tech waterless wheel cleaning system from Ecogreen Plant Hire Ltd is a raised grid, but has very little surface area – around 60% less than a conventional rumble strip. The transverse bars that vehicle wheels go across are just 30mm wide and spaced at 220mm, but they will take a 50 ton load. The mud that comes off the vehicle wheels (through vibration, centrifugal force and flexing of the tyre) doesn’t sit on the surface, but falls into the void below, and because the system is modular and has no nuts and bolts (it simply sleeves together), when the 3 cubic metre void fills up it is simply lifted section by section and scraped out.

Any system that uses water, be it bath, wash/spray or simply “man-with-lance” can be effective to a point, but they are often self defeating as they tend to make more mud! And the costs of provision and disposal of the water, of hiring bowser, pump, generator, lance, sludge reservoir, all mount up. Wet systems always create a smear for road sweepers to deal with, so yet more cost. They can (and do!) clog up, break down, contaminate water courses and freeze up in winter and then something which really

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HANIX DIG DEEP AND REACH FOR THE SKY! With almost 600 square metres of space, including a large digging demo area with a full range of excavators available to test drive, Hanix Europe’s stand will be hard to miss at Plantworx 2017. dealer evaluation has finally delivered a machine with plenty of features that we are genuinely excited about, and keen to demonstrate.” The company’s range of excavators will be joined by a pair of crawler-mounted aerial work platforms; the articulating boom platforms are manufactured in Japan by Hanix Europe’s parent company, Nagano Industry, and Hanix plan to introduce these machines to the UK during 2017. On display will be the smallest model in the range, the NUL070R-2, along with the company’s latest addition, the NUL13Suj which, weighing in at just over 8 tonnes, tops the range with a maximum platform height of 13 metres, and a working radius of almost 12 metres. With the proven 360° slewing technology and crawler chassis design transferred from the successful range of excavator models, Hanix expect this Plantworx debut to generate plenty of interest.

“Following our participation at Plantworx in 2015 we have seen a renewed level of interest in the brand,” says Hanix MD, Paul Clarke. “We are particularly looking forward to presenting our new 8.5-tonne midiexcavator to the public for the first time at Plantworx and, again another first for the UK, we will be demonstrating a fully radio controlled version of the popular 5.5-tonne H55DR excavator.”

For further information about Hanix: Visit www.hanixeurope.com or call 01494 429040

The Hanix N085uj, which replaces the muchloved H75C, is the first of a new generation of Hanix ‘urban’ mini- and midi-excavators. A high-performance 2615cc Kubota V2607 engine provides 43kW of power for this 8315kg machine, and its relatively low capacity promises excellent fuel economy, with emissions in line with EU Stage IIIB regulations. The machine specifications also confirm that this model is available with an option of either short or long dipper arm – the longer option adds 200mm to both maximum digging depth and ground level reach; at 4505mm and 7135mm respectively. Paul Clarke added: “There is no question that this new model has been longawaited but extensive development, testing, and

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With such a lucrative range of attachments we quickly and easily managed to roll out a large dealer network throughout the UK and Ireland that offers both great visibility throughout the UK but with great local knowledge from the dealers. As the attachment side became busier and busier over the years we quickly had to put into place new staff that could understand the markets and more importantly the products and be able to cope with the high demand. Very quickly Dennis Kerrigan came to join the team after working to the last 6 years at Astra Site Services (one of the largest attachment hire companies in the UK and the key training manager for all the engineers at Astra). We have been delighted with him ever since!

RDS Technology launches new iSOSYNC app MINCHINHAMPTON, England — March 2017 RDS Technology presents the iSOSYNC app, designed to be a value-added feature that enhances RDS On-Board Weighing products and also complements iSOSYNC pc data management software. Compatible with Android devices, the app provides a remote view of LOADMASTERα100 fitted to wheel loaders and LOADEX 100 fitted to excavators. In addition, the app allows a view of the instrument’s database including product or customer lists and load records. For additional information please contact your local distributor, call: 01453 733300 or email info@rdstec.com .

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IN THE PIPELINE Liebherr presented its first generation 6 pipelayer at Conexpo 2017. The new RL 56 Litronic provides a lifting capacity of 72 tonnes and cis powered by a state of the art diesel engine that complies with Tier 4f /Stage IV emissions standards. Designed as a successor to the company’s

The robust Liebherr diesel engines operate at constant low 1.800 rpm, a very economical speed. This feature reduces fuel consumption, is important for a long component life of the engine, and combined with the demand controlled hydraulic cooling system it keeps the noise level to a minimum. Additionally, the Generation 6 pipelayers come with the selectable ECO-mode, a fuel-efficiency control system developed by Liebherr to optimize the engine speed if full output is not required.

popular Feneration 4 models, this new Generation 6 pipelayer – RL 56 – is driven by a Tier 4f Liebherr Diesel engine with an engine output of 210 kW (SAE J 1349). For this engine generation, the entire combustion process has been optimised to minimise the particulates within the engine. The innovative Selective Catalytic Reduction technology (SCR) means no Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is required. The ease of maintenance and low fuel consumption are a few of the resulting customer benefits.

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The load-sensing implement hydraulics supply only the exact amount of oil needed. This protects the components and saves fuel.

of gravity for the machine. Through use of the extra-long undercarriage, Liebherr pipelayers offer maximum stability, especially on inclines.

Liebherr oils and lubricants are specially formulated for the harsh operating conditions of pipelayers. The special properties of these oils make the new RL 56 have exceptionally long change intervals for operating fluids. Depending on the nature of the work, and provided that regular quality checks are performed, the hydraulic fluid change interval can be as long as 8,000 hours of operation. These features keep the service and maintenance costs low.

A hydraulically powered winch permits step less and precise speed control of the load hook. The load is lowered reliably without any loss of force. As soon as the winch stops moving, the automatic safety brake is activated and holds the load securely. The very precise control of the boom and winch ensures that the pipe is placed with millimeter accuracy – this is a major benefit when connecting pipes during preassembly as well as when repairing the pipeline.

In combination with the innovative hydrostatic travel drive, the powerful Liebherr diesel engine provides maximum power in every situation. Whether transporting pipe on soft soil, lowering the pipeline when travelling uphill, or when pulling heavy pipe-bending machines – the hydrostatic travel drive reliably provides the required power.

All Liebherr pipelayers are based on a well thought-out safety concept that sets standards in pipeline construction. The cabs come with integrated rollover protection as a standard. Convenient and good visibility to the working area is guaranteed. The precise and infinite speed control without gear shifting of the Liebherr driveline ensures safe transportation of the

The compact arrangement of the travel drive components results in an extremely low center

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load. The standard tilting operator cab provides fast and easy access to all important components of the travel drive and hydraulics. Instead of a second winch, Liebherr installs a boom cylinder on all pipelayer models. This cylinder is maintenance free and also prevents unintentional folding of the boom in critical situations. This concept also eliminates the risk of an over-pull of the boom as it is with a boom winch system. The boom cylinder also features hose break protection that prevents lowering of the boom in the event of pipe breakage. Further measures to guarantee maximum operator safety include a standard free fall device of the lifting winch. An optional overload warning device with automatic power cutoff helps the operator anticipate critical load situations. If the machine approaches the permissible load limit, automatic load-sensing power cutoff prevents further load-increasing motions.

concept requires only minimum training – another important safety feature. All instruments and operating controls are user-friendly. The RL 56 features a touch-controlled system display. The touch screen is the interface for a new control architecture of modular construction and capable of almost unlimited extension. The additional display options include reversing cameras or other functions for extra convenience. The operator’s seat has been angled 15° to the left toward the boom. This gives the operator the best view of the load being moved, and of the other pipelayers working in the column ahead and behind. Liebherr offers a powerful coolant-based heating system that – when used in conjunction with the optional air-conditioning system – creates a comfortable environment.

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The hydrostatic travel drive allows the operator to maneuver the machine easily and with maximum precision even on steep slopes. The safety brake (parking brake) opens and closes automatically, preventing the machine from rolling on inclines. The working environment of Liebherr pipelayers offers exceptional operator comfort. The generous space, acoustically insulated and ergonomically designed cab provides the perfect conditions for fatigue-free and concentrated work. Outstanding visibility simplifies safe and precise movement of load as well. Operating joysticks, one for the boom with winch and one for the entire travel drive can be controlled precisely – including the “counterrotation“ function. The logical operating

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