Here’s something to check out if you are visiting Bauma next month. Engcon is introducing its Quick hitch Standard Control (QSC) quick coupler locking system.
Today there are around 20 major excavator manufacturers, all of whom have well-functioning systems for operating quick hitches. However, the operation and location of the quick hitch lock buttons differ according to manufacturer and model.
Consequently, in situations where the excavator operator uses different machine types, there is a risk of incorrect operation. It's comparable to having different positions for brake and accelerator pedals depending on the make of a car, Engcon says.
Independent parts supplier Digbits is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
That is its celebratory logo, above.
The company was set up by John Clay at the back end of 1990 and began trading in 1991.
Not much to do with digging, here, but any fan of big machinery cannot help but be impressed by this operation carried out by heavy transport specialist Collett & Sons.
With approval granted for the phase three of Muirhall Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire, Collett was called on to deliver 18 components for three GE 2.75-120 145-metre wind turbines.
Among the components were the UK’s largest onshore turbine blades, measuring 58.7 metres long. In full load combination, the overall transport length was 63.35 metres.
Tobrocco Machines has been manufacturing Giant construction and agricultural equipment in the Netherlands since 1996 and now has a new ride-on skid steer loader.
Tobrocco currently turns out approximately 2,000 of its distinctive wheeled loaders and telehandlers a year, using substantial Kubota and Bosch Rexroth componentry, plus a further 4,500 attachments.
Giant unveiled its first skid steer loader during a factory open day in October 2014. After more than a year of further development and testing, this little Giant was ready for production. A new production line has been specially built for it at the factory in Oisterwijk, and as of last month it is now in full production.
This is the Genie GTH-5021 R rotating telehandler supporting a tunnelling project in southern Italy.
Joint venture contractor Caposele needed a machine with the ability to take on a variety of lifting and handling tasks, including transporting two-tonne pallets of steel girders, piping, and other heavy materials to and from the storage yard over the rough sloped ground leading to the tunnel entrance.
The new tunnel, called the Pavoncelli Bis, is being built to replace the original early 20th century Pavoncelli Tunnel, that was closed following damage caused by the 1980 earthquake that hit the Campania region surrounding Naples. Like the original, the new tunnel will capture spring water at its source in the mountains and take it south, via the main Apulian aqueduct, to the 1.3 million inhabitants of the Puglia region. Construction of the new tunnel first started in 1985, but was never finished. Caposele has since been commissioned to complete the project.