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The 2012 edition of Hillhead opens its gates this month. Patrick Smith takes a look at some of the new equipment that will be on display

Over 400 exhibitors are confirmed for Hillhead, recognised as the world’s biggest quarry equipment demonstration show.

Running from 19–21 June at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, in County Derbyshire, UK, domestic and international suppliers of plant, equipment, materials and services will be showing off their latest product, innovations and technological developments, many of which will be on show for the first time in the UK.

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Caterpillar 6030
The UK's first new Caterpillar 6030 mining hydraulic excavator


On show from Sandvik Construction will be the D1550 DTH (down the hole) drill rig.

With its 328kW diesel engine and 24.4m³ compressed air flow at 24 bar pressure it is said to be the “perfect match” for the 5” DTH hammer.

Atlas Copco drill rigs and rock drilling tools include the ROC D60 drill rig; ROC T15 roll-over feed system and Secoroc EDGE range. Also on display will be the company’s range of silent demolition tools, including 6.5tonne CC 6000 combi cutter, as well as small, medium and heavy hydraulic breakers, multi grapples and bulk pulverisers.


For the first time representative models from Volvo Group UK’s full range of Tier IIIB machines will be displayed including the EC250D crawler excavator along with a 30tonne EC300D, while representing the wheeled loader range is an L220G featuring a 13litre Volvo engine, which has an operating weight of around 32tonnes and which features buckets ranging between 4.5m³ and 14m³. An L60G features a 6litre engine and fuel-saving Eco-pedal.

Finning returns to Hillhead 2012 with a ‘Trusted by Experts’ stand incorporating the UK’s first new massive Cat 6030 mining hydraulic excavator to appear in public, the centrepiece of its stand, which also includes the official public launch of the new Finning Finsight monitoring service.

A range of new Caterpillar products will be displayed, including the “exciting” K series wheeled loader, off-highway trucks and excavators.

Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment’s new large wheeled loaders, the DL450-3 and the DL550-3, the flagship model in the new range, are making their first appearances at a UK exhibition. They have bucket capacities of 4.5m3 and 5.5m3, respectively. Working with the DL450-3 in the demonstration area will be the company’s DA40 articulated dump truck, while the DX520LC crawler excavator can be seen on the stand.

JCB’s range of products for the quarrying and aggregates industries include UK debuts for models from its heavyline and compact ranges including the 457 WLS, which replaces the 456 at the top of the JCB wheeled loading shovel range.

JCB’s line-up of improved tracked excavators includes the new JS360, JS260 and JS220, which are said to offer improved fuel efficiency of 11% (JS220) and 8% (JS260 and JS360).
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Volvo l220g wheel loader
Volvo Construction Equipment's L220G wheeled loader features a 13litre Volvo engine

In the demonstration area, New Holland’s C Series crawler excavators and wheeled loaders feature its Tier 4 interim technologies. The 21tonne E215C crawler excavator relies on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet Tier 4 interim emissions standards, and deliver up to 10% fuel savings compared to the B Series. The 35tonne E385C features New Holland’s high-efficiency hydraulic system and can be seen at New Holland’s demonstration area.

The two C Series wheeled loaders on the stand, the W190C and W270C, share New Holland’s SCR technology. The W300C in the demonstration area and the W270C feature the Flat Bottom Bucket.

Bell Equipment will exhibit four wheeled loaders, which were launched in 2008, and it will also emphasise the importance of fuel-efficiency.

Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe (HHIE) will present a range of equipment for the construction, mining and quarrying industries, including the release of some of the first models in their new range of -9A Series excavators and wheeled loaders, alongside a selection of other established models in its range of excavators, wheeled loaders and mini-excavators. Machines on display: R380LC-9A, R210LC-9, R145LCR-9, R80CR-9, R520LC-9A, HL770-9A and HL780-9.

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New Holland E385C
New Holland's C Series crawler excavators includes the 35tonne E385C
Building on the introduction of the F Series wheeled loader range last year, Case Construction, celebrating 170 years, will show a 521F, a 721FXR, an 821F and the 1021F (at work at the quarry face with a CX370C crawler excavator).

Equipped with Tier 4 Interim engines, the loaders use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with AdBlue to cut emissions, and are said to offer up to 15% lower fuel consumption versus the previous series.

Case will also highlight its CX250C crawler excavator and the larger CX370C, each powered by new low emission Tier 4 Interim engines.

Northern Ireland-based Anaconda Equipment International launched its FTR150 tracked feeder conveyor at Intermat in Paris, France, recently and will be exhibiting at Hillhead. The FTR 150, transported by container, transforms ready for use once it arrives on site.

It has been designed for a wide range of applications including quarrying, and allows feeds to be controlled through use of a surge feeder. The driver can deposit loads of up to 9m³, which are then conveyed for crushing and screening (see also Equipment Update).

Anaconda says it is holding back until Hillhead on announcing its new product, which “puts us more in the mainstream screening game,” but joining the FTR 150 will be the “best-seller” DF tracked scalping screen and the SR410 conventional screen.

The Liebherr R 950 SME [Super Mass Excavation] excavator, with an operating weight of about 44tonnes, gets a UK premiére while on demonstration will be the R 964 C SME Litronic excavator together with Liebherr’s biggest wheeled loader in the comprehensive range, the L 5862plus2.

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Bell Equipment
Bell Equipment unveils its new E-Series ADT with the 30tonne B30E


Bell Equipment offers “a glimpse of the future” with the unveiling of its E-Series ADT, planned to go into production in 2013. The 30tonne B30E on show shares the stand with a selection of Bell’s current D-Series ADTs.

Doosan’s new DA40 articulated dump truck, the largest model in the new family of Doosan ADTs, has permanent six-wheel drive for equal power distribution while the free-swinging rear tandem bogie and the special articulation system ensure rough and soft terrain capabilities.

The 30tonne Liebherr TA 230 Litronic ADT will be seen in the UK for the first time. It has a transport width of under 3m and a 19m³ dump body volume.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s Red Dot design award-winning Volvo A40F articulated hauler will also be on show.

Telestack’s complete range of mobile bulk material handling equipment is on its 1,100m² stand, its biggest ever.

Launches include the 21m-long HF 521 hopper feeder with an integrated diesel engine for all functions and a 15m³ hopper for medium-large wheeled loaders; 20m-long TC 420 (the newest model in its tracked stockpiling conveyor range, specified for 0-400tonnes/hour at -100mm material) and wheeled Link Conveyor for operation in quarries, mines, ports and stockyards.

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 Powerscreen XH320X
The Powerscreen XH320X mid-sized tracked horizontal impact crusher is seen working with a Warrior 1400X


Powerscreen will demonstrate machines in the working display area as well as showcase machines on its stand, including the XA750S tracked jaw crusher capable of producing shaped product at up to 750tonnes/hour; the XH320X mid-sized tracked horizontal impact crusher with an output potential of up to 320tonnes/hour, and the “flagship” XH500 horizontal shaft impactor with an output potential of up to 500tonnes/hour.

The Powerscreen Chieftain 2100X at Hillhead features Dual Power, offering a choice between diesel and electric power, while the Warrior 800 multi-purpose incline two-deck screen is capable of stockpiling, three-way splitting or scalping before and after crushing units. The Warrior 1400X scalper is set to take the place of the Warrior 1400, offering approximately 15% fuel reduction over its predecessor.

The Warrior 2400 is capable of handling larger feed sizes and output potentials of up to 800tonnes/hour.

Stelex Construction Equipment, manufacturer of the Hercules range of heavy-duty trommels, will show its Hercules HT182M mobile trommel in the demonstration area. It features a 1.8m diameter, 8m-long barrel and is rated up to 500tonnes/hour.

Stelex offer mobile or static models with capacities from 250-1,500tonnes/hour and a maximum feed size of up to 1,500mm. The trommel is said to be ideal for cleaning difficult materials along with high aggregate recovery and sizing including rip-rap.

Hillhead will see the UK debut of the fully self-contained Terex Finlay 684 inclined screen following its global launch at Intermat in Paris. The plant can be hydraulically folded and ready for transport in less than 30 minutes. The new screen box on the 684 features three full size 4.3m x 1.7m inclined decks (a screening area of 21.9m²), and has quick wedge tensioning, access holes and a bottom-deck hydraulic tensioning system to reduce time required for mesh changes.

The Lokotrack LT106, Metso’s latest addition to the Lokotrack series, has a totally new design and is said to offer a quick relocation and set-up time.

Using a Cat 224kW Tier4/Tier3 engine, improved hydraulic system and larger flywheel mass, it claims 30% less fuel use, and houses Metso’s C106 jaw crusher, with a large feed opening of 1,060mm x 700mm (42’’ x 28’’). New features include an analog material sensor for continuous choked feed and active setting control (ASC) for safe crushing of recycled materials and slag.
Sandvik Construction will highlight some of its product range and unveil of some “exciting new developments.”

Among equipment on the stand will be the UJ440 cone crusher; QE440 scalping screen; Sandvik QA331 tracked three-way split screen; QE140 track-mounted scalping screen and the Sandvik QJ341 mobile jaw crusher (the upgraded version of its best-selling QJ340 mobile jaw crusher).

Also on display will be the Sandvik QJ241, a state-of-the-art tracked jaw crusher and the QH331 track-mounted cone crusher, based on its predecessor, the QH330.

In the demonstration area will be the QI240 mobile impact crusher along with the QJ341 feeding a QH440 mobile cone crusher, which will then feed the crushed material for sizing to a QA450 triple-deck double-screen.

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Terex Minerals
The Terex MC1000 cone module from Terex Minerals Processing Systems
The Terex MC1000 cone module from Terex Minerals Processing Systems handles an all-in feed for continuous crushing, and its 1,000mm cone has unrestricted feed opening and a full range of configurations for short and long throw. Also on display will be the Terex MPS MJ42 jaw module, featuring a Terex MJ42 jaw module featuring the JW42 jaw crusher.

The modules are designed to fit and work together interchangeably.

On the Hazemag stand will be a fully operational model of the Hazemag VARIOwobbler, the new generation of wobbler feeder designed for pre-screening operations in crushing plants.

It offers the facility to infinitely vary the gap between individual shafts by means of a hydro-mechanical control system. This means that the granular size of screened product can be determined at the touch of a button.

Tesab will launch its new 1200TC tracked mobile cone crusher model to complete the range of crushing and screening equipment offered by the manufacturer. The 1,200mm-diameter cone crusher can accept up to 250mm feed size and has a reduction ratio of up to 16:1. The Tesab working area will include the 1012TS impact crusher with pre-screen feeding a Trackstack 8042T tracked conveyor.

Baioni Crushing Plants, exhibiting together with Bruce Engineering NI Ltd, will display its latest 65L Decanter Centrifuge, the largest in the range with the latest touch-screen control panel.


RDS Technology’s new Loadmaster iX range of on-board weighing instruments for wheeled loaders have additional standard features, while the range also offers effective management of weighing data.

The Loadmaster 8000iX’s integral SD card port offers fast transfer of data between loader and weighbridge or office PC while the on-board Loadmaster 9000i weighing scale when fitted to a wheeled loading shovel “effectively transforms the loader into a mobile weighbridge.”

The new WEIGHLOG 10 on-board weighing system can be used for truck loading or check weighing.


TowerLight, alongside its sister division DF Ecology, is exhibiting examples from its lighting and dust suppression range including products from its Dust-fighters range which produce a fine mist of water through a series of high-pressure jets with the spray propelled onto the site by a powerful fan, covering a wide area in just a few moments.

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RDS Technology
RDS Technology's new Loadmaster iX on-board weighing instruments for wheeled loaders


Terex Washing Systems (TWS), on a joint stand with England and Wales dealer DUO, will exhibit its latest products including the Aggwash AW60-2 mobile wash plant and the new FM 200C static and recovery unit.


Weir Minerals will have four pumps on display including its recently-launched Warman WGR, a state-of-the-art slurry pump featuring innovations that make maintenance quick and easy to perform.

A new generation heavy-duty slurry pump, the Warman WBH builds on “the success of the Warman AH slurry pump”, and adds a dozen separate enhancements to the design to help optimise performance, power usage, wear life and ease of maintenance.

Two Warman submersible pumps, the SJ and the SHW, the heaviest duty Warman submersible pump, will also be shown along with processing equipment including screens, valves, hoses and a separating cyclone.

Pioneer Pump will show seven different engine-driven pump sets including its largest quarry dewatering pump powered by the CAT C18 engine and capable of pumping almost 1,000m³/hour at pressures of over 10bar. Based on the company’s Rock & Rain System design, the 200CH pump set will be joined by the 150CH and 100SH, powered by CAT C15 and CAT C9 engines, respectively.


The Mineral Products Association (MPA), the UK trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries, will launch the Safer by Partnership initiative, the latest in its family of Safer by... initiatives. Focused on assisting contractors to help achieve the ultimate goal of Zero Harm, Safer by Partnership comprises a database, toolkit, focus groups and a new ‘Target Zero for Contractors’.

Brigade Electronics’ latest vehicle safety products include its wireless camera monitor system. Other vehicle safety aids include the company’s re-engineered Xtreme Backsense pulsed radar sensor system for detecting moving and stationary objects around construction vehicles and mobile plant equipment, and Workzone, which offers close-in detection.
The DISAB Group designs and manufactures industrial applications using vacuum-based technology and deals with waste and spillage handling in a number of industries throughout Europe including cement and concrete, quarrying, aggregates and minerals and bulk processing.

Alongside its Centurion LN200 vacloaders the group now manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of smaller compact waste and dust removal machines such as the SkipVacs and BagVacs.

JSP’s new “breakthrough” Evolution (EVO) series of industrial head protection, designed specifically to address different high, medium and low risk environments, will be on show. EVO8 is said to be the world’s first high-performance side impact industrial safety helmet designed for extreme high risk environments.

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Sandvik Construction
Sandvik Construction promises “exciting new developments” while highlighting some of its product range


US-headquartered McLanahan Corporation has opened its first European office in the UK, and will exhibit at Hillhead 2012 on stand P75 for the first time.

The company says that for over 177 years it has developed a reputation throughout North America for its “excellence and innovation in manufacturing equipment” for the mineral and construction materials industries.

It designs and manufactures heavy-duty equipment, including processing and sampling equipment for the mineral and aggregate industries. It also manufactures polymer wear parts and provides complete foundry and machining services.

“With the opening of its office in south-east England, the company now provides European customers with direct service and support,” says McLanahan.

As a first time exhibitor at Hillhead, the company will showcase its wide range of services and capabilities through a display of 3-D models, which replicate McLanahan equipment and systems used in crushing, scrubbing, processing sand, contaminant removal and water and fines management.

“With sales and engineering representatives from the UK office and members of the global process engineering group attending the show, McLanahan will be able to answer customer questions regarding its mineral and aggregate processing capabilities and expertise.”

Engineering support services company Babcock International Group is also exhibiting for the first time, having recently established itself in the mining and construction sector.

Last year, Lafarge signed a ten-year contract with Babcock to manage its UK fleet (over 400 assets across 70 aggregate and cement sites) and in early 2012 a second ten-year contract was signed to provide a fleet managed service for Lafarge’s heavy mobile equipment at over 200 sites in North America.

Babcock now manages ownership and operation of vehicles and equipment worth more than $42 billion (€32 billion).

ERIKS, an industrial services company that provides engineering solutions, knowledge and expertise, plus the components and products required to help its customers improve performance, productivity and profitability, will demonstrate its latest fluid products, conditioning monitoring instruments, bearings, motors, drives and lubrication technology. These include a demo version of the new motor calculator, which enables engineers to make the best decision when repairing or replacing a motor.

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