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Liebherr offers tunnel-spec loaders

Digger Blogger | 11:21, Wed December 13 2017

Liebherr has brought out a tunnelling version of four of its XPower wheeled loader models.

The Liebherr XPower L 550, L 556, L 566 and L 576 wheeled loaders are now available with an optional special tunnel package, including armoured glazing and other protection features to make them more robust underground.

In this version, the special soundproofed cab has ROPS and FOPS protection. For extra reduction of emissions the already Stage IV compliant engine is enhanced with a diesel particle filter.

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PC3000 put to work in Shotton

Digger Blogger | 10:19, Mon December 04 2017

Banks Mining has taken delivery of a 265-tonne Komatsu PC3000-6 face shovel at its Shotton surface mine in Northumberland.

The five-year-old machine was delivered to Shotton by Komatsu Germany subsidiary KMG Warrington from previous owners at Hinkley Point, 350 miles away in Somerset. It was broken down into nine component loads for transport and then reassembled using a pair of mobile cranes. It took a team of three fitters seven days to put it back together and ready to work.


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Doosan loader has continuously variable transmission

Digger Blogger | 10:14, Thu November 30 2017

Doosan’s new DL420CVT-5 wheeled loader is the Korean manufacturer’s first to be equipped with a continuously variable transmission.

A continuously variable transmission, or CVT, is composed of a hydraulic motor combined with a hydraulic pump that provides smooth and continuous speed variation.

The CVT design combines the benefits of a mechanical transmission and a hydrostatic transmission in the same machine. It allows the DL420CVT-5 to automatically transition from hydrostatic power at low speed to the mechanical system at higher speeds.

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O'Donovan's dozer

Digger Blogger | 09:49, Thu November 30 2017

O’Donovan Waste Disposal has taken delivery of another new Caterpillar D6T dozer to expand its growing fleet of plant and equipment.


The dozer represents a service offering that the company has recently added to its range of waste management services.

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Collett's on his way

Digger Blogger | 09:34, Thu November 23 2017

Newark-based Collett Plant Hire looks like it is on its way to being a model success story of the ‘JCB Your Own Boss' scheme.

Richard Collett took advantage of the JCB offer in 2015 and now, at the age of 32, already runs a fleet of eight machines – all JCBs, naturally.

In March this year Collett Plant Hire was incorporated as a private limited company

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