The 10 m high ‘miner’ (www.themanengine.co.uk) will be located in the newly redeveloped Registration Area, which has been expanded to meet strong demand for exhibition space at the show. The area around the demonstration area at the top of the showground has been redesigned to accommodate additional stands showcasing working plant, including EvoQuip, a new brand launched in the UK from Terex Mineral Processing. The EvoQuip brand brings a simplified range of equipment to the crushing and screening sector, offering a comprehensive portfolio of products to address the needs of the compact crushing and screening markets. Other companies joining EvoQuip in the newly expanded area include, among others: Weir Minerals Europe Ltd, MDS International, Red Rhino, Rees Machinery Group, MEKA Crushing and Batching Technology, Renault Trucks, Gap Hire Solutions and Indeco.
Event director Richard Bradbury explained: “Outdoor space is already 90 % sold with the newly extended area nearly full. By the changes we have made at the top end of the site, it’s possible to accommodate more exciting working demonstrations which are synonymous with Hillhead, and the Man Engine will provide a spectacular focal point to the area.”