Awesome Earthmovers - Mar / Apr 2024

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EDITOR'S WELCOMEWelcome to the March/April issue of Awesome Earthmovers.
MACHINES ON A MISSIONLB3 Enterprises Cut 657 Scraper fleet
DESERT MANOEVRESGrowing up around heavy equipment, Jordan Bartlett started working in the aggregates industry at age 18. An experienced plant and machinery operator, he’s now running two sites of his own. With years of work already lined up on his books, the young business owner is breaking norms as well as rock out in the Californian desert.
DEEP DOWN DEMOLITIONWith a wealth of experience in marine civil engineering throughout the UK and Ireland, County Down headquartered Ashleigh Contracts have a long-held and well-established reputation of providing high quality projects. These extend from coastal defenses and dredging, to scour protection and underwater demolition. The jobs undertaken require a diverse range of specialist equipment – and that includes the largest in the fleet, a specially modified Hitachi EX1200XXL Triple Boom Long Reach excavator. We recently travelled to the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland to discover some of its amazing capabilities.
Growing GAINSThe K&E Excavating team prides itself on delivering the best service for its customers, from single residential to multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects. Partnering with Powerscreen of Washington has helped K&E crews meet the highest standards of construction work, even in the most remote environments.
MAKING AN IMPRESSIONLocated in Ascheberg, Münsterland, Ralf Wellering runs Wellering Garten und Landschaftsbau GmbH, a very successful utility and civil engineering company.
A REWARDING INVESTMENTIt is a fact that some operators think twice before deciding to invest in a tiltrotator, not least because of the costs involved, but once they take the plunge they quickly realise the many benefits of such a versatile tool. That has been the experience of Howard Greene who recently acquired a Rototilt R4 QuickChange (R4QC) from Irish based dealers Construction Plant Services (CPS).
AN INNOVATIVE GAME CHANGERA game-changer, all in one screen solution, redefining safety and productivity in construction, Prolec Safety Systems’ integration of Auto Stop Technology with Advanced 2D has been hailed as a brilliant piece of user-friendly, innovative kit, with the potential to save significant hours by minimising labour requirements.
GET MORE MOBILE with SLEIPNERHaving bulldozers, drilling machines, excavators and other equipment on tracks has many advantages – but speed is not one of them. However, with a rugged but agile Sleipner DB Series lowbed trailer, compared to traditional lowbed trailers, you can revolutionise the mobility of your fleet, getting more done with fewer machines and dramatically reducing maintenance costs.
JCB PRESS LAUNCHWith a gap in their mini excavator portfolio requiring filling, JCB has just launched a pair of 2.5-tonne class excavators designed from the ground up to provide cost effective ownership, ideal for the rental sectors.
Getting the EDGEWhen California based Bakke Ag Services wanted to improve the efficiency and productivity of their already thriving composting operations they had no hesitation in investing in an EDGE Innovate FTS75 Mulch Master, a decision that has helped transformed this family owned and run business.
TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXESWhen John Doherty climbed into the cab of a new H4 Series Hidromek 230LC it didn’t take him long to realise this was an excavator that ticked all the right boxes for him. After trialling it for a week, courtesy of Blue Machinery (Southern) Ltd, he was ready to put pen to paper.
BE-MINE and beyondHyundai's new A-Series excavator range
MAKING LIGHT WORK OF HEAVY GOINGWhen AW Demolition, based in the north west of England, was awarded a significant contract to demolish part of a large shopping centre in Warrington, Cheshire, they decided to invest in two of the very latest Demarec DLP 50 pulverisers, the first in the country, from dealers MTK Breakers.
COLLABORATION IS KEYVolvo Construction Equipment and its dealer partner SMT GB are working hand in hand with each other and their customers to lead the way to a more sustainable construction industry in Great Britain.
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