Issue 18

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Welcome to the March/April issue of Awesome Earthmovers. We have a fantastic read for you with site visits completed by the AE team in Germany, Finland, the United States, Scotland and Ireland.
We paid a visit to Bartlett Crushing in the Mojave Desert in January to see Jordan Bartlett’s Astec crushing and screening operation serviced by Cat equipment.
Read about a Hitachi EX1200 dredging off the Isle of Arran in Scotland. Watch the video embedded within the article of Ashleigh Contracts 200-tonne triple boom machine using a grapple to lift large pieces of concrete from Brodick harbour.
We travelled to Germany late last year to see Wellering Garten und Landschaftsbau GmbH’s new Kobelco SK210LC-11 being utilised in a hardcore recycling operation. Operator Claudio Marcelo Córdova Valladares told us he loves the machine’s speed and power.
Sleipner’s new compact DB45 lowbed is designed for moving surface drills and bulldozers weighing up to 45 tonnes. We headed to Finland in February to see the trailer and bring you footage of it in action.
We feature an article about Erne Groundworks new Rototilt R4 coupled with their Volvo EWR130E wheeled excavator. We called with the company as they worked on a housing development in Dublin. The deciding factor on purchasing the Rototilt was the difficulty in finding skilled labour according to company owner Howard Greene. The Rototilt with gripper allowed operator Jerome Fitzgerald to perform most tasks without leaving the cab.
Our cover story features Southern California contractor LB3 Enterprises working a new housing development using a fleet of Cat 657 scrapers – the largest in class. We were on site in Rancho Mission Viejo to see the scrapers and Cat D10 dozers moving 9.5 million cubic metres of earth.