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  • Liebherr at Large

    Three new Liebherr machines, which recently joined an already impressive fleet operated by ZTL Contracting, have been certainly earning their keep on a variety of projects.  We first encountered them earlier in the year on the 60-acre first phase of a major logistics and industrial scheme known as Konect 62 in Yorkshire. The Liebherr R 945 excavator, Liebherr […]

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    THE GREEN GIANT

    Companies all over the world are constantly striving to maximise productivity whilst at the same time, reducing operational costs and giving customers a first-class service. For many port operations time spent loading or unloading vessels can be a costly affair. Having a vessel docked for longer than its allotted time and the port can face […]

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    THE LIFE OF BRYAN 

    Liam Bryan also known as DiggerBry online is one of the latest faces to hit construction’s social media heights of late. A skilled operator whose tantalising tilt rotator videos have been referred to as ‘digger ASMR’, Liam shares videos of himself putting his Hitachi excavator equipped with Engcon to good use for construction firm ‘Alliance […]

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    Monster Mover Komatsu D475A

    What is arguably the biggest crawler dozer operating anywhere in the UK has been impressing the team at Paterson Quarries’ Burrowine Moor silicia sand quarry near Alloa in Scotland. The powerful Komatsu D475A-8 has been ripping and dozing around 7,000 tonnes of the much sought-after sand every week since it was delivered to the site […]

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    Hitachi the ‘Go To’ Brand for Foyle & Marine Dredging

    The team at Foyle & Marine Dredging are making steady progress on the construction of a new €17m Breakwater in Greencastle on behalf of Donegal County Council.  Its entire fleet of Hitachi excavators is utilised including its flagship 180-tonne, 30m reach Hitachi EX1200 that goes by the name of Grizzly 2.0. It is Foyle & Marine […]

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    Awesome Earthmovers visited KGHM’s Carlota copper mine 

    Awesome Earthmovers visited KGHM’s Carlota copper mine in March to see their 2-year-old Cat 6015B Hydraulic Mining Shovel. Located around 80 miles east of central Phoenix, Arizona, the mine sits in the mountains at an elevation of 4,200 feet above sea level.  Open-cast copper mining is a complex and capital-intensive process that requires careful planning, […]

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    One of Austria’s largest recycling contractors

    Rieger Entsorgungs GmbH, operate from four locations throughout Austria and Germany and are currently in the process of upgrading their fleet of material handling machines. Rieger Entsorgungs GmbH can look back on a long and successful history, that has set them apart from many of their competitors since their foundation. The company was founded in […]

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    McCahill dozing Caterpillar D10T

    California is well known for its excellent growing conditions. Citrus fruits, tree nuts and grapes are amongst the most common of crops grown. Farms can extend from just a handful of acres up to many hundreds of acres requiring a huge input from the farms to maintain them and keep them producing healthy and bountiful […]

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    UK Debut for New John Deere Wheel Loaders

    With two new wheel loaders from John Deere about to be launched in the UK, we’ve been getting the view of several plant and quarry operators who’ve recently been trialling the brand being marketed here through Wirtgen Limited, part of the Deere & Company family. The new versatile and performance-enhancing 744 P-tier and 824 P-tier […]

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    Bradpave’s Liebherr PR 716 Dozer

    A combination of increasing hire costs has led long-term Liebherr customer Paul Bradshaw of BradPave to invest in a new PR 716 G8 dozer, the first to be delivered in the UK. Paul has traditionally hired in a dozer as and when required but with an increasing order book requiring dozer work along with the […]

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