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Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo...

By Digger Blogger | 10:32 BST, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s a new bobcat down at Colchester Zoo.

Ok, of course you know I’m not talking about animals here. It’s a Bobcat skid-steer loader. They’ve bought an S175 to replace an old 763 that’s been providing sterling service since 1999.

Estate manager Paul Maguire says: “We have been using Bobcat skid-steer loaders throughout my 15 years at the zoo and long before that as well.  The compact design of the new S175 loader and the 763 model before it is ideal for use in the narrow confines of the zoo.” 

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Three-crane lift for German bridge (- with video)

By Digger Blogger | 10:03 BST, Friday, 13 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Some German/Dutch/Belgian co-operation was needed to lift this 1200-tonne bridge into place last month.

The 120m-long tied-arch bridge was lifted by three big Terex crawler cranes onto 20m-high piers to carry the the A23 motorway between Hamburg and Heide in north Germany.

The structure was brought to site on modular transporters and then placed on a pontoon and floated over the river Stör, ready to be raised.

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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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