Welcome to issue 4 of Awesome Earthmovers and thanks for taking the time to read the magazine. With this issue we are very excited to have the first Caterpillar 395 excavator in the U.K on the front cover and thank Catplant Ltd for access to the machine. The 395 was officially launched at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 and it has taken 18 months for one of the 95 tonne excavators to reach U.K shores. We have 8K footage of the machine in action as well as 4K GoPro footage of it operating from inside the cab, all linked into the digital article. If the 395 isn’t enough to satisfy your appetite for Caterpillar then Mack Plovie has the story on an even larger Cat 6015B excavator working in Alberta Canada.
We have the story for you on Molson Equipment’s open day held in October. The event could almost be described as a trade show, with Molson group being an official dealer for so many products, which include, Sennebogen, Kobelco, Rokbak, Hyundai and many more. The very successful event raises a question about the future and viability of traditional trade shows. There has been a growing and increasing trend, even pre pandemic of manufacturers and dealers boycotting trade shows and holding their own events.