For the third year running, Doosan has staged the company’s Quarry Days event close to Prague in the Czech Republic, to demonstrate the complete range of Doosan Heavy products.
Quarry Days offers customers and prospects from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa the opportunity to drive and test any product from the Doosan range, supported by Doosan demonstrators and product specialists. All participants are able to fully try out the machines of their choice under the safest conditions, but in a setting that matches those in real life, including working on hard, rocky surfaces such as granite and basalt or driving in mud and on other difficult terrains.
When AJC Civils proprietor Jamie McLean was looking to renew his Volvo ECR88 Plus, he decided to stick with what he knows and replaced like for like.
That's him above, on the left, taking delivery from Volvo’s regional business manager Charlie Flaws.
Based in Campbeltown in Argyllshire, Jamie has had five good years operating his previous ECR88 Plus. “Bearing in mind our location it’s vitally important we operate reliable equipment and to be honest I cannot fault the ECR88,” he says.
Case equipment has been supporting the recovery and clean up efforts, after damage caused by floodwater in Germany and Spain.
During June, bridges, roads, homes and forest trails in many urban areas were affected by the heavy rain that led to flooding throughout the entire Aran Valley (Lleida), in the North of Spain and the overflowing of the Garona river on its way through the town of Vielha.
The emergency situation was dealt with quickly and the water had barely begun to receed when the first Case equipment turned up onsite, in an attempt to help the thousands of affected inhabitants return to normal.
Sadly we missed the 2013 JCB mud run, as it clashed with the 6th annual Construction Index race day.
The JCB mud run is now in its second year. It attracted some 1,000 entrants this time, which is double last year’s field. They lined up for the five-mile endurance course which gave them the chance to pit their wits against slippery obstacles and gunge-filled challenges.
Their muddy efforts, which were cheered on by a thousand more spectators, helped to raise £40,276 for the NSPCC in Staffordshire.
As part of One Call Hire’s significant £32.6m investment in its fleet this year, they drop me a line to announce the arrival of their very first £406,000 D6T LGP Dozer with variable pitch angle tilt (VPAT) blade.
This monster of a machine goes beyond the standard D6T XL semi universal (SU) blade and delivers a more versatile, manoeuvrable version.
This new blade allows the operator to hydraulically adjust the blade lift, angle and tilt simultaneously using the ergonomically designed blade control. The operator can also manually operate blade pitch.