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Kent contractor heads for all-hybrid

Digger Blogger | 09:40, Wed February 20 2019

Rochester-based KKB Group provides niche services to the construction, remediation and recycling sectors.

KKB has recently taken delivery of three Komatsu HB365LC-3 hybrid excavators and put them straight out to work. It plans to buy eight more as it moves to an all-hybrid excavator fleet.

“We have vast experience of operating large recycling contracts for blue chip clients,” says chief executive. Colin Basi. “Not only do we pride ourselves on providing high quality recycling solutions and products, we want to be as efficient as possible during the process. To that end it is vital for us to maintain a relentless level of investment in the latest plant and technology and that is why we have chosen the HB365LC-3 as our hybrid excavator of choice.

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Titan ripper tooth tears up gypsum quarry

Digger Blogger | 09:25, Wed February 20 2019

A ripper tooth from Hill Engineering, fitted to one of just a few 75-tonne crawler excavators in use in the UK, is enabling Hall Construction Services to operate twice as fast at the only active gypsum quarry in the country.

Hall Construction started works in November 2016 at the UK’s only open cast gypsum mine in Newark, Nottingham.

The £25m, five-year contract continues a long working partnership with processing contractor Banner Contracts, operating the mine on behalf of Saint Gobain Formula. Hall Construction is extracting high purity gypsum, lying in thin seams ranging from 40 to 60 metres below the ground.

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Hitachi modified for forestry work [with video]

Digger Blogger | 09:00, Wed February 20 2019

Norwegian company Fageraas Skogsdrift DA is among the first contractors to test the Hitachi ZX135USL-6 forestry excavator in its natural habitat.

The special application ZX135USL-6 has been designed and engineered specifically for the needs of the conditions found in the European market.

Modified short-tail swing excavators like this are ideal for making access routes, as well as a wide range of other forestry tasks. This machine has a heavier counterweight for greater stability, reinforced parts – such as the undercarriage – for added durability, and a window in the roof of the cab for a better view above.

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Dredging like Gran

Digger Blogger | 12:00, Tue February 12 2019

Here’s a great shot of a Liebherr HS 8130 HD duty-cycle crawler crane in a drag line application in Germany

It can dig out 9,000 tonnes of gravel an hour from a pit in Stauffendorf near Deggendorf, in southeastern Germany.

The machine is being worked hard, four days a week, by a company called Gran, not just for gravel extraction but also for the development and cultivation of the gravel extraction site.

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Digger's great big Bauma preview

Digger Blogger | 14:00, Wed February 06 2019

Here’s a taster of what you can expect to see if you are visiting Munich in April for the 2019 Bauma fair.

You don't need me to tell you that Bauma is the world's largest construction trade fair. It is huge. And it is where just about all the best and most important new machinery makes its debut, either in prototype form or market launch.

Last time, in 2016 (pictured above), there were 3,425 exhibitors from 58 countries occupying 605,000 m² of exhibition space, drawing 583,736 visitors from 219 countries. More than half a million visitors!

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