More than six million tonnes of rock and soil were excavated and re-shaped to restore two of Scotland’s biggest abandoned opencast sites which were left abandoned when Scottish Coal went into administration.
Extensive research among European quarry operators influenced the design of Hitachi’s latest wheeled loader, the ZW330-6. The company said improvements have resulted in “industry-leading” safety.
Terex Trucks has updated its TA300 articulated hauler with a new transmission that it says will improve fuel efficiency, performance, and operator comfort. It becomes available this month in Europe.
Europe’s biggest Hyundai dealer has joined forces with a specialist equipment company to modify a standard excavator for waste recycling applications. A two-metre hi-rise cab was added to a standard HX140L.
Sales of Liebherr’s latest generation truck mixers are gaining momentum with north-east business Lovie Quarry & Concrete Products leading the way in Scotland. It's “more than capable” says partner Michael Lovie.
William Hamilton & Sons of Larkhall has bought a 25-tonne Volvo loading shovel with a 12 cub. metre bucket as is it gets ready to start work on a long-term waste contract for a local authority.
Breedon Group has acquired its first quarry in the Borders. Its acquisition of Blinkbonny Quarry gives it access to 2.8 million tonnes of hard rock reserves and includes a ready mix operation.
Equipment supplier Blue Scotland and its managing director Austin Carey were in the spotlight at the recent at the recent Powerscreen Global Conference in Miami, Florida.
Tillicoultry Quarries is looking for a manager to lead its operations teams. The company supplies aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete throughout the central belt.