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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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    Komatsu Machines Keeping Irish Cement’s Hungry Crusher Well Satisfied

    Irish Cement, part of the CRH Group, a global leader in building materials, has been the leading supplier of cement in Ireland for almost 85 years, with two production facilities, one at Castlemungret in County Limerick, and the other at Platin in County Meath.  Being Ireland’s longest established cement plant, the Limerick production facility originally […]

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    Prinoth Husky Snow groomer on ski slope

    Snow Grooming

    You may not have heard of the term ‘snow grooming’ but it is actually big business on ski slopes around the world.  Recently, Awesome Earthmovers had the opportunity to see the process in operation at the Chill Factore .  This is the UK’s longest indoor snow slope and  is located just four miles from Manchester city centre in the North West […]

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    Doosan DX800 excavator in a quarry

    An Awesome Game Changer

    We caught up with the Doosan DX800LC-7 at the company’s Little Ponton Limestone Quarry in Grantham in Lincolnshire When someone who has been in the industry for almost 40 years refers to a new machine as ‘awesome’ and a ‘game changer’ you are inclined to sit up and take notice. How was that conclusion reached? […]

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    The Finer Details

    Awesome Earthmovers visits Eberhard in Oberglatt Zürich Having worked in the construction industry all my life, I was amazed at the diligence Eberhard have shown regarding their operating centre at Oberglatt. This is proven in the regimented attachment storage area that includes a rail mounted tower crane for the relocation of a variety of equipment.  It […]

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    Rock makes up the bulk of the Icelandic earthmover’s daily fayre whether that be in quarries or digging out material ready for other construction operations to take place. One contractor who has made a good living from dealing with rock of all shapes and sizes is Tjörvi ehf whose owner Þorvaldur Arnarson, operates a 2021 […]

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    Hammerglass: Putting Operator Safety First

    Working on steep slopes, rocky terrain and virtually inaccessible areas is not only challenging for man and machine, but can also be highly dangerous, as the specialist team at Metsa Ltd know very well.  Which is why they not only utilise Menzi Muck walking excavators to take on jobs that others might shy away from, but […]

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    Making The Grade

    For decades, the John Deere name has been synonymous around the globe for quality construction and agricultural machinery.  Whilst their name is known the world over, Europe has been a relatively small market for the construction ranges for many years.  However, this all changed with the purchase in 2017 of the Wirtgen Group. Not only did […]

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    In Control with P Quinn Construction

    Awesome Earthmovers recently met up with P Quinn Construction – one of Europe’s most in-demand golf course contractors. Owned by Pat Quinn, the company is based in the West Midlands but operating across Europe and occasionally further afield. Pat and his wife Grace run the company who specialise in golf course construction and have worked […]

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    Morooka Tracked Dumpers Reach Areas Conventional Machines Cannot

    There has been an increasing trend in recent times towards tracked dumpers over conventional wheeled machines and nowhere more is this evident than on projects where ground conditions are soft or environmentally sensitive. Leading the way is Morooka, world leaders in tracked dumper technology whose sole UK importer is Cautrac, founded in 1994 and today […]

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