Up until the 1940’s British manufacturer Aveling Barford produced road rollers and dumptrucks. At that time they identified the need in the construction industry for a bulldozer suitable for small backfill and leveling jobs, thus the calf dozer concept was born. The Calf dozer weighed in at 1.65 tonnes and was 1.88 metres long by…
Caterpillar’s 983 tracked loader was first launched in 1969. The standard bucket capacity was 4.5 yards but was increased to 5 cubic yards by 1972. Power came from a D343 six cylinder turbocharged diesel engine developing 275 flywheel-horsepower. By 1978 the 983B was available. No change was made to bucket capacity or power but the…
The Ruston Bucyrus 19-RB was designed as a universal machine. The concept was that the basic machine would stay the same but could be varied to suit the task in hand, with different power units and front end equipment. It was first exhibited at the Public Works Exhibition in the Royal Agricultural Hall, London, in…
254 tonne Cat 6020B moving out of Minexpo 2016
Liebherr’s 160hp 16.6 tonne PR 724 with blade extension pushing peat into a pile in Ireland
Liebherr kindly provided Awesome Earthmovers with some fascinating facts on their massive T-284, ultra class, diesel-electric haul truck. We’ve put them together with footage of the T-284 from Minexpo 2012 and 2016.
Peat harvesting is a specialist branch of the earthmoving industry that requires unique equipment suited to the various challenges of soft ground conditions. Here’s a quick look at a typical harvesting operation in Ireland
Big Brutus is the largest stripping shovel still in existence at 5000 metric tons.
Komatsu’s HB365 LC at Hillhead 2018
engcon UK’s display at Hillhead 2018 of one of their tiltrotators on JCB’S newly launched 220X LC excavator.