Quite a few new machines on display from Hydrema, including the MX14, MX18 and two models from the NEW E-Series range the 906E & 926E.
The new E-Series combines Hydrema´s long tradition for pivot steered loader excavators, the excavator benefits from a 280 degrees slewing angle.
Working with Barnesmore Construction, Worsley Plant recently helped the team achieve their onsite goal of 100% sustainable “reuse” of materials.
Part of the task set to Barnesmore involved excavating a whole storm water attenuation tank located under the proposed car park site, then backfill with high quality materials, suitable for the tarmac to then be laid on top for the car park.
The ground conditions were 0.6m of sandstone overlain by 2.5m of clays. The high clay content was unsuitable to use with a traditional track screener, the conventional method. Clay is extremely problematic to screen and would have created a blockage on the machine. Added to this, the March weather meant there was a high moisture content in the ground. Barnesmore was looking at carting off the excavated material to landfill and buying in fill material to the correct specification required.
On Monday April 15th Messe München will be opening its gates to the worlds biggest construction machinery show.
Set to be even bigger than the last show back in 2010, Bauma 2013 covers a massive 570,000 m² of exhibition space. Spread between 16 halls, accounting for 180,000 m2 and the outdoor exhibition area, offering an addtional 390,000 m2. Over 3,400 exhibitors, from 57 countries will be showcasing their wares.
The Top Ten exhibiting countries are:
I have been sent an incredible series of photos by one of my former work colleagues Alan Russell, who has had a long and illustrious career as a senior buyer with a number of civil engineering companies in the Hampshire area.
Some of these shots have been doing the rounds on the machinery forum circuit for some time, but I had never seen them all before, so I figure it’s worth showing the best ones again here on the Digger Blog. I am led to believe that this “bridge strike” incident took place somewhere in Canada and that the driver of the truck and lowboy seriously misjudged the clearance with devastating effect!
The machine, which is a 24 ton class John Deere hydraulic excavator, is of course a rebadged Hitachi Zaxis machine, as we would recognise it here in the United Kingdom. One can only imagine that it would have been an insurance write-off after this spectacular accident.
It would also be more than likely that the driver of the truck was given the equivalent of our P45 on his return to the transport depot, unless of course he had a really sympathetic boss! But hey, on the plus side, the tractor unit came out of it relatively unscathed, with the remainder of the railway bridge landing just behind the cab.