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Larne highway showcases Hill quick hitches

By Digger Blogger | 09:25 BST, Friday, 13 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Campbell Contracts has 16 excavators working on the Larne A8 project in Northern Ireland... and all have Hill Engineering quick hitches.

Campbell Contracts, based in County Fermanagh, is one of the main subcontractors on the £100m project. It has been using Hill accessories since its first Hill quick hitch back in 1996 – on a Samsung 210 tracked excavator. This proved to be “dependable and easy to use”, says Rory Kelly, Campbell’s health & safety manager, so they have kept going back.

Hill Engineering regional sales manager Donal Cunningham says: “Rory contacted us about two years ago as the company wanted to upgrade all their semi-automatic quick hitches to the latest generation Hill fully automatics. We supplied Campbell’s at the time with our previous quick hitch model, the AL3 quick hitch.  Since then they have specified Hill hitches on all their new machines bought from the Case dealer, Sleator Plant, who also specify, when possible, the Hill Tefra quick hitch”

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Advert of the Week

By Digger Blogger | 19:21 BST, Thursday, 12 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Thank you to Popbitch for bringing my attention to this. Nuff said.

(Turn on sound, sfw...)


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Bell offers QuadCool to avoid 'dust-ups' at #RWM13

By Digger Blogger | 14:38 BST, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 | 0 Comments

I spent the afternoon at RWM13 yesterday.. The show was rubbish.. The old one's are the best...sorry, couldn't resist. Actually it was not bad at all. Some interesting stuff to see, if you're into waste handling.

Bell Equipment returned to RWM to highlight how its wheeled loaders, fitted with innovative QuadCool technology as standard, can help the recycling and waste management industry to “avoid a dust-up” with their environments. I dropped by to take a look at two of the wheeled loaders – the L1506E and the L1806E which Bell had on display.  Featuring long arms and Hi-Tip buckets, the machines are specified to work loading high-sided recycling bulkers.

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Case shows versatility of specialist range at RWM

By Digger Blogger | 20:52 BST, Thursday, 05 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Case Construction Equipment has a wide range of machines at this year’s RWM exhibition, at the NEC in September 10-12.

There's the CX240B SL scrap handler,  designed for the recycling and wastes management industries, and the 721F XR wheeled loader with extra-reach loader arms to make light work of bulk haulage trailers. For smaller operations, both wheeled and tracked compact loaders provide a power source for a range of handling attachments.

The Case CX240B SL scrap handler builds upon the company’s history of robust waste handling solutions. Equipped with the CX-B series cab and a parallel lift structure, the CX240B SL offers an operator working height of 5.06m, allowing a view across the working area and into bulk haulage trucks.

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Daredevil truck boss

By Digger Blogger | 09:50 BST, Monday, 02 September 2013 | 0 Comments

In a bid to show the strength of the front towing hook of Volvo’s FMX construction truck, Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, decided to turn stuntman.

He spent nearly two hours standing on the front panel of an FMX construction truck that had been hoisted more than 70 feet above the water in Gothenburg harbour for the shooting of a promotional film. That's him there in the photo above, and below looking rather nervous before his ascent.

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