What’s new at Hillhead 2018?

In June Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, in Derbyshire, will once again host the world’s biggest working quarry exhibition, and with no fewer than 525 UK and overseas companies booked into Hillhead 2018, this year’s event will be 10 % larger than ever before, easily surpassing the 476 exhibitors that attended in 2016. Show director Richard Bradbury explained: “Growth has come from additional outdoor space created at the top end of the site and the Registration Pavilion, which has doubled in size and will host 90 companies this year. A record number of demonstrations are also being planned and we are looking forward to opening our doors to the construction and quarrying industry from 26 to 28 June.”

The following selection provides a sneak peek of just some of the new companies, plant, equipment, systems and services that visitors will be able to see on display at Hillhead 2018:

Arden Equipment, manufacturer of hydraulic tools and equipment for the demolition, recycling, rehandling and earthmoving sectors, aim to provide new product innovations whilst making safety and the environment two of their main priorities. Arden Equipment have extended their Arden Jet technology to the company’s sorting grabs and high-lift buckets, and say the water-spraying system is the first to be factory fitted on a demolition tool to reduce on-site dust.

Bell Equipment will be showcasing the largest range of articulated dumptrucks on the market at this year’s Hillhead show. The company’s evolved E-series line-up now comprises machines ranging from the compact B20E to the heavyweight B60E. Visitors to the Bell stand will also be able to discover more about the new B30E 4x4.

Bobcat will be presenting models from the company’s latest compact loader, compact excavator, telehandler and attachment ranges, including the first appearance in the UK of the new Bobcat R-Series compact excavators ranging from 2 to 4 tonnes in weight.

Bruce Materials Processing Solutions will promote their self-contained BWPOD 100 Bruce WashPod, which incorporates aggregate scrubbing, trash removal, aggregate rinsing/sizing and sand dewatering in one neat package, but visitors will also be able to view the BWB120 Bruce Water Separator, which now has the added benefit of a new, optional silt-removal system.

Celebrating 40 years since the launch of the company’s construction equipment range, Doosan will be showing their latest generation of excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dumptrucks, with Hillhead 2018 providing the platform for the UK launch of several new product developments, including a new version of the company’s 30-tonne DA30 ADT.

Lined up on static display on the company’s stand, Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of construction equipment for construction, mining and quarrying applications, will show the new Hitachi ZW330-6 wheel loader alongside the ZX530LCH-6 and ZX690LCR-6BE crawler excavators, whilst the company’s heavyweight ZX890LCR-6BE tracked excavator will be put through its paces in the face demonstration area.

Hycontrol will be focusing on the dangers posed by silo over-pressurization. Without testable pressure safety equipment and inlet controls, silos can easily become over-pressurized, leading to ruptures and filters being blown off the silo roof. Hycontrol will be demonstrating a number of new products at the show, including their ground-breaking SHIELD silo-protection system.

Visitors to the Hyundai stand at Hillhead will be among the first to see the recently launched HX130 LCR – the third compact-radius crawler excavator model in the company’s HX series product line. Taking centre stage alongside seven existing Hyundai models the new HX130 LCR is powered by a 55 kW Perkins 854F Tier 4 final/Stage IIIB-compliant diesel engine.

JCB are aiming to provide a touch of the X factor at Hillhead 2018 with the presence of their brand new 20-tonne 220X tracked excavator. Over a four-year development period, the company has undertaken an intensive programme of X-series component and product testing to achieve increased levels of build quality and provide maximum operator comfort, durability and reliability in operation. Several variants of the machine will be shown on the stand and in the demonstration area, including models in demolition specification.

MIT, suppliers of industrial driveline components, will be displaying the new HP500 wet clutch power take-off (PTO) system from Twin Disc and HTV700 hybrid electric driveline system, designed and manufactured by Transfluid Italy. The heavy-duty HP500 PTO delivers 500 hp at 1800 rev/min and is well suited to driving pumps, grinders, crushers, dredgers, chippers, shredders and heavy-duty drilling. Showcasing the green credentials of hybrid technology, the Transfluid HT700 system allows the end-user to operate in three modes – electric propulsion; engine propulsion; and booster.

First-time exhibitors OKO will be showing their strongest tyre sealant to date – Mining X-tra Heavy Duty – which has been successfully tested to –52 °C in Siberia and is officially approved by Norilsk, one of the world’s largest mining companies, in tyres as large as 62 in. The company will also be launching OKO LifeLong, a free-flowing wheel and tyre life extender liquid. It uses state-of-the-art nanotechnology to actively clean and prolong wheel rims by coating them with a molecular film at all times.

Pioneer Pump will be showing their brand new 150SMS dewatering pump and the new compact and lightweight 300SLC. Featuring Pioneer’s high-flow 12 in pump, built into a redesigned canopy with reduced footprint and improved accessibility, the new 300SLC is designed to work under the most challenging applications.

SMT GB, the exclusive distributors for Volvo Construction Equipment products in Great Britain, will be showing the new L260H wheel loader, ECR355E excavator, EWR170E and EW220E wheeled excavators, and P4820D paver for the first time in Great Britain, while Volvo CE’s largest machines – the A60H articulated hauler and EC750E excavator – will be at work in the demonstration area.

Takeuchi will be showcasing new products across their machinery range (1 to 15-tonne class), including the latest TB2150R model – a conventional fixed-boom excavator (15 tonnes) packed with enhanced operating features complemented by a powerful breakout capability.

On display for the first time at a UK show will be the new Terex Finlay J-960, J-1160, I-120RS mobile crushers, whilst from the screening range Terex Finlay will be showcasing their 674 inclined screener and 883+ heavy-duty screener. In addition, the TC-65, TC-80 and TC-100 tracked conveyors from the company’s expanding line of mobile conveyors will be on display. Terex Finlay will also be previewing four brand new products in advance of their global market launches during 2018, while, in the working demonstration area the new I-120 impact crusher and 883+ triple-shaft impact screener will be working in tandem in conjunction with the new TF75HL high-level conveyor.

The Wirtgen stand will feature a wide range of exhibits, including, among others, the brand new Wirtgen W 35 Ri cold-milling machine, the Vögele PowerFeeder MT 3000-2i Offset asphalt paver, the new HD+ 90i PH VO-S tandem roller (featuring power hybrid drive) and H 7i compactor from Hamm, the new MC 120 Z Pro mobile jaw crusher and Mobisreen MS 953 Evo screening plant from Kleemann, and the new Evo Jet burners from Benninghoven, which can be operated with up to four different fuels.

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