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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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Hyundai unwraps new 90 tonner

Digger Blogger | 10:00, Thu January 31 2019

Hyundai has replaced its R800LC-9 crawler excavator with the new 90-tonne HX900 L.

The HX900 L is the second-largest model in the Hyundai stable, behind the 120-tonne R1200-9.

It is powered by a Scania DC16 084A - 478 kW (641 hp) water-cooled stage IV compliant engine and its operating weight is 88,800 kg.

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Astra's largest underwater breaker

Digger Blogger | 11:00, Wed January 30 2019

When Ovenden Earthmoving wanted a breaker large enough to fit an 80-tonne long-reach excavator, Astra Site Services broke new ground by adapting a Soosan SB121 for the job.

Astra Site Services claims to be the UK’s largest supplier of hydraulic excavator attachments. It was taken over by A-Plant last year and now operates as a specialist division within the group.

Astra’s specially adapted breaker for Ovenden has been deployed on the River Thames where it is being used to dismantle a partially sunken pontoon at the Deptford waterfront development, Convoy Wharf.

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Plantworx to showcase classics in action

Digger Blogger | 10:00, Wed January 23 2019

Anyone with an interest in construction machinery needs no further reason to visit Plantworx in June than the plethora of state-of-the-art equipment on display. But for the romantics, nostalgics and super-enthusiasts, there’s the best reason yet – a display of classic plant in action.

A dedicated arena at the show will celebrate the heritage and legacy of the machines that have laid the foundation for today’s industry.

The classic plant exhibition will be fully operational, with vintage dump trucks, excavators and loading shovels. And there's space for more, if you have somethign suitable to show.

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