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Hillhead highlights as 2014 show gets underway

First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
May June 2014
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Hillhead exhibition
Recognised as the world’s biggest quarry equipment demonstration show, Hillhead 2014, again being held at Lafarge Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, County Derbyshire, England, from 24–26 June, will see suppliers of plant, equipment, materials and services showcase their latest developments.


The Sandvik DI550 down-the-hole drilling rig features a 324kW diesel engine and a 24.4m³ compressor air flow at 24bar pressure, which is said to make it a perfect match for the 5” DTH hammer.

Atlas Copco’s range of equipment at Hillhead will include the down-the-hole FlexiROC D55 drill rig, which it says is just as suited to quarry blast hole drilling as for mining operations. It can be equipped with a range of Atlas Copco DTH hammers.


Italian manufacturer Indeco will be showing its full product range, with the first showing of the company’s HP2750 breaker.

Indeco’s Michele Vitulano says the company is keen to sell more of its bigger breakers to quarrying customers in the UK and Ireland, after receiving a high number of requests from quarry operators. He says the company is established in the construction market in the UK but there is good scope for growth in the quarrying sector.

Backed by Rammer’s exclusive Lifetime Warranty, the new Rammer 5011 breaker is designed using the same operating principle as first seen on the smaller 3288 and 4099 models and is suitable for carriers in the 43-80tonne operating weight category.

Atlas Copco’s portfolio of hydraulic attachments includes the SB102 breaker, suited to 1.3tonne carriers up to the 10tonne HB10000 hydraulic breaker, suitable for carriers up to 140tonnes. The full range of silent demolition attachments including grapples, pulverisers and combi-cutters will be on show.


Volvo Construction Equipment’s L150H, L180H and L220H wheeled loaders in the 23-35.5tonne weight class, can be fitted with a choice of specialist Volvo attachments, including forks and grapples as well as rehandling, rock and general purpose buckets.
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Indeco HP2750 breaker
Indeco will be showcasing its HP2750 breaker
Featuring Volvo’s latest Tier 4 Final/Stage IV D13J engine, the loaders meet strict emissions legislation while delivering high performance and low fuel consumption.

The company’s heavy-duty EC380E crawler excavator with an operating weight of 36-43tonnes, is powered by a Stage IV/Tier 4 Final-compliant Volvo D13 engine, and is said to deliver high digging and breakout forces alongside reduced emissions and a 9% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Of Case Construction’s selection of machines, 90% of them are equipped with the company’s latest T4i engines and SCR advanced fuel-saving system technology.

The heavy range, taking centre stage, includes the 621FXT, 721FXR, 1021F, 1121F F series wheeled loaders; CX130C, CX145, CX210C, CX370C and CX800B crawler excavators plus a 1650M dozer.

Case will also have four machines working in the quarry demonstration area: an F series 1021F wheeled loader, plus CX350C, CX370C, and CX210C crawler excavators.

Among the Doosan products will be the 52tonne DX530LC-3 excavator and the DL420-3 wheeled loader. The DX530LC-3 model, powered by the Isuzu AL-6WG1X Stage IIIB-compliant diesel engine, provides 290kW of power at 1,800rpm.

With a bucket capacity of 4m³, the DL420-3 wheeled loader is part of the family of Stage IIIB-compliant large wheeled loaders from Doosan.

Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe will feature nine machines including two brand new models: the new R125LC-9A midi excavator and the R430LC-9A crawler excavator. Live demonstrations at the quarry face demo area will involve the HL780-9A wheeled loader and R480LC-9A crawler excavator. The company says its -9A series excavators offer a proven 5% fuel savings in comparison to previous models. The new R430LC-9A crawler excavator has an operating weight of 42,600kg and a low emission, low noise Cummins QSL9 Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB engine (rated power output of 231kw).
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Volvo Construction Equipment L220H wheeled loader
The Volvo Construction Equipment L220H wheeled loader.
Making its world debut, the R125LC-9A midi excavator is a 12tonne midi short tail swing crawler excavator.

JCB will unveil new fuel-saving models making their UK show debuts. These include the new 457 wheeled loading shovel, the updated JS360 tracked excavator and a new series of compact excavators.

The new JCB 457 wheeled loading shovel is JCB’s first large wheeled loader to meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards using a MTU diesel engine that is said to contribute to a fuel saving of around 16% compared to the previous model.

Bell Equipment says that in the wheeled loader market, 2014 is a year of change with the switch to full Tier 4 engines in line with the clean air regulations established by the EPA and European Union. Ahead of the launch, Bell will be demonstrating how this necessary evolution in emissions technology is being integrated to complement the existing advantages of Bell loaders. 

With several loaders on the stand, Bell is showcasing a number of features designed to minimise downtime and improve performance.

Hillhead 2014 will mark the launch of a strategic move by Hitachi into the UK quarrying and mining sectors, with the company exhibiting a selection from its new Dash-5 wheeled loader range, which consists of 14 different models from 2tonnes up to 47tonnes. These sit alongside a range of 12 rigid dump trucks and the world-renowned large-size Hitachi excavators.

Indeed, the first Hitachi ZW330-5 wheeled loader in the UK has been bought by independent quarry operators Morris & Perry, who will take delivery of the new model after it has been displayed at Hillhead. (See also Equipment Update).


Caterpillar dealers Finning will be showing the latest fuel-efficient machines including the M-Series wheeled loader range and the 725 and 730 articulated dump truck models, the latter of which will be in action in the face demonstration area. Industry specialists will also be on hand to discuss key aftermarket service offerings, including the Just Add Diesel, Eco-Drive and Finsight initiatives.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s new G-Series articulated haulers, including the A25G, A30G, A35G, A35G FS, A40G and A40G FS, are suited to a wide variety of applications in quarrying, mining and earthmoving.
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Bell E Series ADTs
Bell showcases E Series ADTs at Hillhead 2014.
Its new turbo-charged six-cylinder Volvo engines have been redesigned to adhere to stringent Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emissions regulations, and the drivetrain’s design delivers high rim-pull, lowers fuel consumption and provides reliability in heavy-duty applications.

The proven concept of oil-cooled wet multiple-disc brakes on the A35 and A40 models is now being introduced on the A25G and A30G, reducing maintenance costs and increasing uptime, says the company.

Evolution will be the theme on the Bell Equipment stand at Hillhead 2014 as the manufacturer showcases its next generation E-series articulated dump truck (ADT) as well as providing details of its forthcoming Tier 4 engines for wheeled loaders.

The E-series, officially launched in the UK in late 2013, presents an evolution that builds on the proven legacy of the successful D-series.

“The E-series is even more remarkable in real-life than we promised two years ago, and I can’t wait for visitors to Hillhead to see it,” says Nick Learoyd, managing director of Bell Equipment.

For larger jobs, Bell Equipment will also showcase the proven quality of its D-Series machines such as the B50D.


Sandvik Construction will highlight the total solutions product ranges, with a number of UK and world product launches planned as well as live demonstrations of mobile crushing and screening equipment.

Being shown in the demonstration area are a QJ341 mobile jaw crusher feeding a QH441 cone crusher with a new hanging screen (world product launch) and the QJ341 feeding a QS331 cone crusher also with a new hanging screen, also a world product launch.

In stationary crushing equipment, the new patented CH540 compact cone crusher from Sandvik is based on the proven Hydrocone design, while the mobile crushers and screens includes the new QA451, the latest incarnation of the original S7.

Through the launch of Optiagg Sandvik Construction says it now offers a new dimension in operational support for its CH430, CH440 and CH660 cone crusher models. Effectively Optiagg takes the guesswork out of optimising crusher performance as there is a step-by-step process that includes analysis of the current conditions, modelling to identify the optimal configuration and setup, as well as the validation of the outcome.
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Powerscreen 750 multi-purpose scalping machine
Powerscreen is launching its Powertrak 750 multi-purpose scalping machine.
Powerscreen will launch the new Powertrak 750 multi-purpose scalping machine, which is geared towards heavy-duty scalping in applications such as blasted rock, overburden and C&D. It can also be used in fine screening applications with materials such as crusher run and topsoil.

Featuring a Deutz D914 engine as standard (it can also be supplied with a Stage IV Final compliant Caterpillar C3.4 engine), it has a vibrating grid feed-in width of 4.4m, and can easily be fed with an excavator, loading shovel or grab.

In the demonstration area four new Powerscreen machines will be working: the Premiertrak 300 HA jaw crusher and Warrior 2100 screen will be working independently, while the Premiertrak 600 diesel electric jaw crusher will feed the Maxtrak 1150 cone crusher. Other existing and newly-released Powerscreen products on show will include a 1000 Maxtrak cone crusher, Premiertrak 300 HR jaw crusher, a Chieftain 2100X screen and a Premiertrak 300 HA Hydrostatic VGF jaw crusher.

Tesab’s new Trackstack 8542TBF is a tracked stockpile conveyor with a belt feed hopper design, capable of high tonnages, and can be fitted with a reject grid or a double-deck vibrating grid to produce screened and sized material. In the working area there will be the new 1200TC tracked cone crusher working alongside a Trackstack 8042T tracked conveyor stockpiling to 10m high.

Terex Finlay says that every machine being exhibited at the show will be a new product launch, launched in the past six months or a preview of a machine that will be launched later this year.

From its 8-Series screener range is the 893 heavy duty screen, the company’s largest forward facing screen, which was launched early in 2014, along with the newly-revamped 883+ heavy-duty screener.

Also demonstrated in the recycling area will be the new 883+ screener with a Spaleck screenbox, and from the 6-Series range of inclined screens will be a new 693+ model, offering a more compact transport envelope.

The show will mark the public debut of a new variant of the successful and proven C-1550 cone crusher, and also making its first show appearance is the recently launched I-100RS impact crusher. The line-up is completed with the new J-1170AS jaw crusher.
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Hitachi ZW330-5 wheeled loader
The first Hitachi ZW330-5 wheeled loader in the UK will be displayed at Hillhead
A 883+ Spaleck recycling screener will work in the recycling area while in the main working display will be diesel/electric versions of the J-1175 jaw crusher, C-1540 cone crusher and 694+ working together.

Anaconda will exhibit three products including the SR514 two-deck finishing screen on show for a mass audience for the first time. The double-deck box offers three-way separation of material and is powered by a Caterpillar engine.

The company is also set to launch the new improved DF512 scalping screen.

McLanahan Corporation says that by designing custom-engineered process solutions, the company is able to provide producers with equipment for all of their processing needs.

McLanahan will represent its full line of wet and dry processing equipment with 3-D models of crushing, feeding, washing, classifying, dewatering, screening and scrubbing equipment,with sales and engineering personnel on hand to answer questions about the products.

Control specialist Cantech is exhibiting its family of state-of-the-art PC-based control systems for quarry processes.

The central feature illustrates Cantech’s CS-2000 control system for crushing/screening and sand/gravel processing applications, including a wireless display/control station for installation in dump trucks/loading shovels to allow drivers to monitor the crushing operation remotely whilst conducting other tasks.

Metso’s new Lokotrack LT220D, unveiled at Conexpo, is among Metso construction and recycling equipment being displayed by Garriock Bros, official distributors for Scotland, England and Wales.

The combination of high-performance cone crusher and screen on the same chassis is said to offer lower fuel consumption, easier transportation, reduced maintenance and quick setup times.

Wirtgen will be exhibiting some 15 machines including the latest Kleemann Mobicone MCO 9 EVO mobile cone crusher which celebrates its world première at CTT in Russia and Hillhead.
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Kleemann’s Mobicone MCO 9 EVOcone crusher
Kleemann's Mobicone MCO 9 EVOcone crusher.
This crusher closes one of the final gaps in the Kleemann product range, and is perfectly suited to the mobile jaw crusher Mobicat MC 110 EVO, which made its world première at Bauma 2013 and which can also be seen at Hillhead. The MC 100 R EVO mobile jaw crusher is also new and is based on the MC 110 R EVO and complements the company’s product range in this crusher segment. The MCO 9 weighs about 30tonnes and if the plant is operated in conjunction with a Mobicat MC 110 Z EVO this results in the best possibilities for electrical locking.

The MC 100 R EVO was recently presented in Lithuania, and its design is heavily based on the MC 110 R and it has a similar appearance. It feeds capacities of up to 200tonnes/hour.

Visitors will get a first look at McCloskey International’s new jaw crusher duo, the J45 and J45R.

In the rock processing demo area the new J45 will feed the R155 screener, designed to cope with the heaviest of applications, and the TS4065 stacking conveyor for stockpiling.

On its stand the company will showcase the J45R, which offers crushing, screening and recirculation providing seamless production, and the mobile B230 Bivitec screen solution for high-volume processing of difficult-to-screen, wet sticky materials.


Officially launched are two new solutions from Terex Washing Systems (TWS). Being showcased are the modular wash plants, the Terex Aggresand range to include the 165 (up to 250tonnes/hour) and the latest addition, the new Terex Aggresand 206 (up to 400tonnes/hour) as well as the Terex Aggrescrub 150 (up to 150tonnes/hour).
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Terex Washing Systems Aggresand 206
Terex Washing Systems is officially unveiling its new Aggresand 206 washing solution
The Aggresand 206 is the larger model of the recently-launched Aggresand, and comprises a 20x6 screen with two- and three-deck options. It shares all the features of the Aggresand 165 wash plant, and includes full containerisation of the machine for ease of transportation; rapid setup time; pre-wired and pre-plumbed plug and play componentry; isolated spray bars and an HMI control system.

TWS has included sensors throughout the machine providing the operator with information on water pressure, cyclone feed pressure, and electrical power consumption.

“The market has really embraced the Aggresand wash plant concept with exceptional demand at the moment around the world.

To date, TWS has installed multiple Aggresand 165 wash plants in Ireland, UK, parts of Eastern Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Austria,” says Sean Loughran, director of TWS.

The new Aggrescrub 150 plant, particularly suited to the C&D recycling market, offers improved wear characteristics, reduced costs, and the ability to effectively scrub aggregates and float out clays/silts/lights (wood/plastics) on one chassis.

CDE will launch a new contract washing offer to the market in partnership with the company’s contract washing partners in the UK, Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS).

The partnership offers access to the suite of modular washing equipment manufactured by CDE without the requirement for an initial CapEx investment.

“Our partnership with APS has developed significantly over the last few years in the UK market and we have noticed a growing demand for off balance sheet investments such as this,” says Matt Bunting, CDE general manager in the UK.

There are a variety of options available to operators through APS including rental, hire to buy and price per tonne contracts.

The range of equipment on offer includes the EvoWash sand washing plant; M2500 mobile washing plant; AggMax and RotoMax logwashers; AquaCycle thickener and both a centrifuge and filter press product.
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Case Construction  1121F F series wheeled loaders
Among Case Construction's exhibits will be the 1121F F series wheeled loaders.


Making its UK market debut from RDS Technology is the Loadex 100, a retrofittable scale installed on both tracked and wheeled 360º excavators and material handling machines to weigh the amount of material in the bucket, grab or clamshell.

Also making its Hillhead debut is the new Loadmaster onboard weighing scale for wheeled loaders, a CAN-based system combining cutting- edge sensor technology and signal processing techniques to provide precise bucket weight information. 

For smaller loaders and skid-steers, RDS Technology offers the Weighlog onboard weighing system which provides precise bucket and total load results.


Case Construction Equipment announced is to launch its new all-in-one heavy machine support programme, ProCare, which comes as standard at the purchase of all Case excavator and wheeled loader models.

It consists of three components: an extended coverage for a period of three years and 4,000 hours;  4,000-hour planned maintenance programme, and advanced SiteWatch telematics three-year subscription. The SiteWatch telematics helps keep the machine in top condition, sending reminders of scheduled service intervals and malfunction alerts to prevent damaging technical issues.

Babcock International group will be exhibiting its specialist asset management capability as well as showcasing one of its new mining and construction mobile maintenance units (MMU) on the ramp.

The MMU forms part of a fleet that is helping to support its UK customers such as Lafarge Tarmac and Aggregates Industries.


RUD Chains will display its advanced Erlau tyre protection chains (TPC) and latest innovative Sideflex solution, said to be a departure from the traditional, steel-alloy protection chain.

Adapting automotive memory polymers, Sideflex’s lightweight, flexible, deflecting shields offer truck owners a viable solution to the danger of sidewall penetration from stray flints and sharp, shale-type rocks.
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Terex Finlay’s J-1175E
Terex Finlay's J-1175E (diesel/electric) jaw crusher prototype which will be running in line with a C-1540E cone crusher and 694+E inclined screen.
Fresh from celebrating 70 years since the company says it invented the TPC the international, family-owned, German company will be displaying examples of its comprehensive range of tyre protection and traction chains alongside components such as the Eralau Easy R-Lock and Easy C-Link which have been developed to make TPC installation and maintenance quicker, safer and more economical.

Also on show from the company will be a range of complete conveyor systems for bucket elevators, scraper conveyors, drag chain conveyors, screw conveyors and apron feeders.

Esco, a leading manufacturer of ground engaging tools and durable wear parts for mining, construction, dredging and other industrial applications, is exhibiting for the first time, saying it is taking over the distribution direct in north/central England and Scotland.

“We will present our full range of wear parts including tooth systems, cutting edges, wear buttons and wear bars. We will display the Ultralok Tooth System (8– 60ton/7.25-54.4tonne machines); the SV2 quarry and mining tooth system (60–300ton/54.4-272tonne machines) and the Nemisys mining tooth system (300ton/272tonne machines and up),” says Rodrigo Sanchez, marketing manager EAMER.

The company’s SV2 tooth system is among its latest innovations to service customers globally, and is said to offer improved safety with its hammerless locking system. It is available to suit mining-class hydraulic face shovels, excavators, wheeled loaders and electric cable shovels. Both weld-on and mechanical adapters are offered.

The Ultralok tooth system, with a “revolutionary integrated locking device is truly a hammerless system” while the new Nemisys lip system is engineered to deliver productivity and safety, and replaces the Esco EverSharp lip system and Posilok Plus tooth system.


John Deere Power Systems (JDPS), through its UK distributor E.P.Barrus, will showcase its latest engine technology at Hillhead.

JDPS says its Final Tier 4/Stage IV engines are built to deliver responsive performance, reliable uptime and low cost of operation in the most demanding off-highway applications, and its display includes 6.8litre and 9litre FT4 engines and JDPS FT4 Integrated Emissions Control System elements along with a 4.5litre GSPU (generator set power unit) Stage III A engine.

JDPS reached two new milestones in the transition to Final Tier 4 when its PowerTech EWX 4.5litre engine was certified as compliant with US Environmental Protection Agency Final Tier 4 and California Air Resources Board emissions regulations. The 55kW model is the first John Deere FT4 engine below 56kW to achieve FT4 certification.

The company also started production of its larger displacement Final Tier 4/Stage IV engines, models meeting emissions regulations that took effect on 1 January, 2014, for engines of 130kW and above.

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