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  • Early bulldozer with cable operated blade Developments in dozer technologyBulldozers play a key role in overburden stripping and haul road maintenance today. Mike Woof takes a look at the technological development. The crawler bulldozer has come a long way in the years...
  • first Dri-Prime pump 1970 Godwin Dri-Prime stays the distanceWhen Godwin Pumps launched it's new Dri-Prime pumps 40 years ago, it did not expect the range to still be in production today. When a company launches a new product, it hopes that it will prove...
  • Default Avatar Gas turbine trucks offered alternative to dieselThe search for alternative power sources for construction equipment is nothing new. Mike Woof takes a look at Euclid's attempt at using gas turbines. The off-highway equipment sector has seen many...
  • Cable control earthmover Hydraulic developments in machineryHydraulics lie at the heart of almost every item of modern construction equipment but these hi-tech reliable circuits were originally pioneered for military machines. Mike Woof reports. In...
  • volvo first wheeled loader Wheeled loader developmentsThe wheeled loader has become a key tool for the quarry sector, whether for loading haul trucks or in-pit crushers and for stocking duties. Mike Woof looks at the development. Highly versatile and...
  • Komatsu 960E rigid dump truck Electric drive technology for trucksElectric drives still provide worthy competition to mechanical drives in the rigid truck sector. ABE takes a look at the history In the rigid chassis truck sector, there has long been a rivalry...
  • ABE MA 09 P58 Radial tyre developments continueMichelin launched the first radial earthmover tyre 50 years ago. Claire Symes takes a look at the development The shortage of earthmover tyres has been regularly reported in the news recently, but 50...
  • Cat 219LC at Work Hydraulic excavators developmentsHydraulic excavators are now the construction or quarry workhorse, but the concept took a while to catch on. Hydraulic excavators are now the most widely used of all off-highway machines but that the...
  • 1950's Menck cab Cab improvements boost productivityImproving operator comfort is now a common theme on new quarry machines, but that wasn't always the case as Mike Woof explains. Cab design and operator comfort seen on present day machines is being...
  • Ammann first road paver Ammann's history in road pavingBefore asphalt roads became the norm in Europe, travelling was a very dusty affair. ABE takes a look at Ammann's involvement in the development of paved roadways 100 years ago. Just over 100 years...
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