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X hits the spot for Lincoln demolition firm

Digger Blogger | 10:00, Wed September 12 2018

A Lincolnshire contractor has bought one of the first demolition specification JCB X Series excavators.

Lincoln-based ART Demolition has bought a JCB 220X for dismantling duties on its projects across the Midlands. Supplied by dealer TC Harrison JCB, the machine has been specially configured for the demolition work with the addition of cab protection and heavy undercarriage guards. The modifications were made by Newark-based MCB Brothers.

Art Demolition was incorporated by John Thurlby in 2013, although its roots date back to 1960. With John in his 70s, son Adam Thurlby took over as managing director in 2015. Adam’s brother Nick also works in the family business.  As well as its excavator models, the company also operates JCB wheeled loading shovels, telehandlers, excavators, tracked and wheeled skid steers. The range of equipment is completed with a DustBoss suppression unit, static and mobile welfare units, low loader and bulker trailers, forklifts and dump trucks.

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Iveco gets up to speed in the concrete market

Digger Blogger | 09:00, Thu August 30 2018

We don’t normally stray much beyond diggers and loaders in these parts – cranes occasionally, or maybe telehandlers. But for the first time we take a look at a concrete mixer truck. Words are from Kevin Swallow and images by Tom Cunningham.

A year ago, Iveco introduced the Stralis X-WAY, heralded as ‘the lightest in the construction sector’. The manufacturer did not pull its punches: X-WAY ‘raises the stakes in light off-road missions with the highest payload in its segment’ and ‘combines the best of Iveco’s fuel efficiency and safety technologies with the brand’s most robust chassis design’, it said.

Iveco’s usual 8x4 offering, theTrakker, was well-equipped for the heavy-duty work but it was too heavy for the part of the construction market where the emphasis is bulk transportation and payload.  Like all heavy trucks there is a lighter truck waiting to get out, so a redesign to shed 750kg has seen the X-WAY emerge from the shadow of the Trakker.

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High-rise Hyundai

Digger Blogger | 09:45, Thu August 16 2018

Kocurek, the Ipswich-based excavator modifications specialist, has adapted this Hyundai HX140L for a waste recycling application.

It is a standard HX140L with a two-metre high-rise cab allowing operators on waste recycling sites to pick through material and load bins more efficiently.

Kocurek fitted the hi-rise cab to the specifications of the customer and the Hyundai dealer, Molson.

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Komatsu releases WA100M-8 compact wheeled loader

Digger Blogger | 12:00, Tue August 14 2018

Komatsu has introduced a Dash-8 generation of its compact seven-tonne wheeled loader.

The Komatsu WA100M-8 meets the EU Stage IV engine regulations – which presumably the UK will still abide by after Brexit next year, although who knows? – with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, diesel particulate filter (DPF) and AdBlue engine additive. With a 6,000-hour cleaning interval, the DPF is typically maintenance-free for 10 years, Komatsu claims.

“The WA100M-8 is built on the strong base of the WA100M-7,” says Sebastian Zienau, product manager at Komatsu Europe. “And with its many new features and options it opens up a whole new range of versatility. We’re really looking forward to offering such a flexible machine to our customers”.

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