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Hydradig is not just for digging

Digger Blogger | 14:33, Tue October 03 2017

Hadley Recycling & Waste is one of the first customers for the Wastemaster-spec Hydradig.

At its waste transfer station just outside Theale in Berkshire, Hadley Recycling & Waste processes approximately 1000 tonnes a week of mixed waste including mixed construction and demolition waste, wood, plasterboard and green waste. The first machine to touch it is a new JCB Hydradig 110W, playing a key role in keeping the throughput flowing at the busy site.

“The JCB Hydradig fits our front-end pre-sort process perfectly,” says operations director Paul Lock. That’s him, above.

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Liebherr notches up 75,000 baggers

Digger Blogger | 15:10, Tue September 26 2017

Liebherr has celebrated the production of its 75,000th wheeled excavator by commissioning special paintwork for it from Claudia Walde, otherwise known as MadC, who is apparently a celebrated German graffiti artist.

The landmark machine was an A 918 Compact Litronic wheeled excavator, which has now been despatched from the Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger factory in Kirchdorf to join the fleet of Liebherr Rental Services. It might be hard to miss if you ever find yourself on the same site as it.

Hans Liebherr began producing construction machinery in 1949. Five years later, in 1954 he produced his first wheeled excavator, the L 300, a 25hp six-wheeler weighing in at 7.5 tonnes. Although the drive was still mechanical, it was Europe’s first hydraulic digger, Liebherr says. Other aspects of its design were also unique for the time: the operator's cab, the boom and the combined shovel/backhoe bucket appeared for the first time on a construction machine. The slewing ring was developed and produced in-house.

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Happy Birthday, D10

Digger Blogger | 16:30, Wed September 20 2017

The Cat D10 dozer, which introduced the elevated sprocket design, is 40 years old this month.

It was September 1977, a month when David Soul wanted a Silver Lady to take his hand and Meri Wilson had an interesting visit from a Telephone Man, that Caterpillar rolled off of its production lines 10 pilot models of what was world’s largest, most powerful dozer.

The Cat D10 dozer’s radical new design, high weight and horsepower, and resilient undercarriage answered the growing calls from large mining and big heavy construction operations for a more powerful dozer.

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Hitachi’s new hybrid

Digger Blogger | 10:01, Wed September 20 2017

Hitachi says that its new hybrid hydraulic excavator combines proven technology with future innovations.

The ZH210-6 has been unveiled for the first time in Europe this month at the Matexpo biennial international trade fair.

Owners and operators in the UK, as well as in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, are currently taking part in user tests for the new model, so keep your eyes peeled. These trials will continue until early 2018.

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Torsion axles for new Bobcat T870

Digger Blogger | 13:36, Tue September 12 2017

Bobcat has launched a new version of its top-of-the-range T870 compact tracked loader with a new torsion suspension undercarriage replacing the roller suspension system of the older version.

The new undercarriage has torsion axles that dampen vibration, combining the comfort of roller suspension with the stability of a solid mount undercarriage, Bobcat says. The new suspension system not only makes life more comfortable for the operator, it says, but also reduced wear and tear on the machine.

In addition, the new version of the T870 offers 10% more lift capacity than the previous roller suspension model and comes with a range of standard and optional features.     

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