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.
From JCB: INTRODUCING THE FIRST OF THE NEW X SERIES. Our vision from the start was to design and engineer our most advanced 20 tonne tracked excavator. In fact, our best ever. Listening to customer demands, our engineering teams have obsessed over every minute detail of this world-class excavator. Using automotive quality materials and proven…
Some action from the vintage plant arena at last years Great Dorset steam fair
Caterpillar’s 988H wheel loader working in a quarry in California
Tipping load 17,400 – 17,600 kg
Bucket capacity 4.70 – 5.20 m³
Operating weight 25,700 – 25,800 kg
Rated output ISO 14396 215 kW / 292 HP
Cat’s massive 657G scraper working in California for LB3 Enterprises
This rail mounted steam shovel is believed to be the only working example of it’s type in the World. It was recovered in 1977 by Ray Hooley from a chalk pit in Arlesey, County Bedfordshire which supplied a cement works. It was used as a face shovel and was one of two that worked the…