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Plantworx 2019 Preview : Plant in Peterborough
Taking place at its new location at the East of England Arena in Peterborough from 11 to 13 June, the biennial Plantworx construction machinery exhibition will have more than 450 exhibitors. We look at some of the new equipment with hire potential being launched.
Altrad Belle to introduce new compact dumper
EHN can exclusively report that Altrad Belle will unveil a new 1-tonne high-tip dumper at Plantworx.
Powered by a Yanmar 3-cylinder diesel engine, the machine has hydrostatic drive with an anti-slip
function and incorporates automatic dynamic braking via the transmission.
The machine has been designed and built at Altrad Belle’s factory in Sheen.
We will bring you more details in a future issue.
AJC steps on the gas
AJC EasyCabin is planning an emission-free, totally sustainable stand display, showing its latest environmentally focused mobile and static temporary accommodation, as well as toilet units.
These include the EcoSmart Zero 20 welfare unit which is powered by the combination of a hydrogen gas fuel cell and a solar power system. This means the unit operates almost silently and emits only pure water vapour. Also on show will be the similar Ecostatic Zero 24 version which is designed for static deployment.
In addition, the company plans to display its new Solar Loo 1. This single, mobile toilet unit is powered by 70W solar panel and has been developed for use in areas without a convenient external power supply.
Portable conveyors from Tufftruk
Tufftruk will launch a new range of portable belt conveyors designed for the hire market. The Tuffbelt Mini and Maxi are available in 3m and 4.5m sizes respectively and incorporate built-in hoppers to minimise waste, as well as two emergency stop buttons for safety.
With a quoted belt speed of 24m per minute, the machines can achieve a productivity rate of up to 50 tonnes per hour, according to the manufacturer. Each conveyor can be positioned at any angle and integrates with additional conveyors or loading skips on larger construction sites.
More minis from Takeuchi
Being shown for the first time in the UK will be Takeuchi’s TB220e battery-powered mini excavator, a product we give more details about in our Bauma Review.
Other models on show will include the TB235-2 and TB250-2, as well as the road-towable TB225 mini and the 7-tonne TB370. The last-mentioned model is a new-generation machine with a redesigned automotive styled interior, a colour touch screen display and jog dial controls.
Portable power from Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco Power Technique will exhibit products from across its entire portfolio. The division states that it has a strong focus on portability, developing machines that are lighter and smaller,
without compromising on power, including mobile air compressors, submersible and surface dewatering pumps, lighting towers and generators, along with hand-held tools.
Equipment on show will include, the new E-Air compressor, along with a selection of petrol, pneumatic and hydraulic light construction and demolition equipment.
Yanmar to highlight compact models
Compact plant models to be shown by Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe will include the SV60 midi excavator, which has an X-shaped undercarriage and is designed to minimise fuel consumption and to reduce operational emissions. It has Yanmar’s VIPPS hydraulic system for optimum speed, power and balance.
Also on display will be the C30R-3TV tracked carrier along with the SV08, ViO12, ViO17, SV18, SV18, SV26, ViO27-6, ViO50-6 and, SV100-2PB minis, and the C08 tracked carrier.
Finning to show new Cat minis
Finning UK & Ireland, the UK Caterpillar equipment dealer, will show models from the new range of Cat Next Generation mini excavators, which will be available for qualified operators to try out in the demonstration area.
The machines, which are designed for improved performance and easier maintenance, range between 1 and 10 tonnes.
Tom Moss, Cat Compacts Product Manager for Finning UK & Ireland, said, “We will also be showing off a range of our technology solutions, such as the VisionLink system, as well as introducing our updated Ready2Go retail proposition that will feature machines from the new Next-Generation range.”
GeoRipper makes the cut
GeoRipper will show its hand-held trencher that is claimed to be capable of cutting a clean, narrow trench up to 700mm deep in most types of ground. This reduces the need for back-filling and minimises ground disruption.
Applications include laying fibre optic or low voltage cables and water pipes for irrigation, root pruning, drainage and fencing installation in the landscaping and construction industries.
Kohler’s engine hybrids
Kohler will exhibit a range of diesel engines of up to 105kW, including the new hybrid K-HEM 1003. This model generates power using a combination of a KDW 1003 18kW diesel engine, designed to be compliant with Stage V emissions standards without a diesel particulate filter (DPF), and a 48V electric motor that is claimed to deliver 15kW of peak power and 9kW of continuous power.
The K-HEM 2504 is another hybrid unit consisting of a KDI 2504TCR 55.4kW diesel Stage V compliant engine that does not require selective catalytic reduction (SCR), again with a 48V motor
for 19.5kW peak power and 9kW continuous power.
GAP’s golden year
GAP will show a range of equipment from its eight divisions, from core hire fleet items like cordless power tools to non-mechanical plant and specialist lifting, survey and welfare services.
To commemorate the company’s 50th trading year, the display will include bespoke items of gold-painted plant, including a 1.5-tonne Kubota mini excavator and a 6-tonne Mecalac dumper.
Hatz takes the Stage
Hatz GB will display a range of construction related machinery, each powered by the latest versions of its engines designed to comply with EU Stage V emissions regulations.
Models that will be highlighted include the 3H50TICD and 4H50TICD, with the OPU version offered as a simple plug-and-play solution. Also on display will be an example from the Hatz Silent Pack, which is claimed to reduce noise levels by 60%.
The line-up will be completed by examples from the Hatz range of air-cooled engines that are used by manufacturers of small construction machinery such as compaction plates, generators and access equipment.
JCB’s electric performer
Machines to be shown by JCB will include the 19C-1E electric mini excavator, which produces zero emission operation at the point of use, does away with trailing cables and can allow contractors to work inside buildings and in emissions-sensitive inner-city environments, or underground, without having to install exhaust extraction equipment.
Utilising automotive battery technology, the 19C-1E is claimed to deliver the performance of a conventional diesel-powered 1.9-tonne mini with a reduction of both internal and external noise levels. Contractors will also be able to work after normal hours in urban streets, without disturbing residents, as well as operating in other noise sensitive environments, says the manufacturer.
More Groundhog innovations
Genquip Groundhog will announce a number of new product launches at Plantworx. These include updated Fusion Pulse solar units, mobile and static welfare units with male and female toilet provision, and an all-new demountable solar toilet.
The last-mentioned item can accommodate up to five male and female personnel and can be either trailer-mounted or static, depending on user requirements.
All Groundhog welfare units are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in South Wales, which holds BS.ISO9001-2008 accreditation.
New ATE plant trailers
ATE will exhibit its latest Towmate plant trailers, which were first revealed at the Executive Hire Show earlier in February. The company says it has listened to feedback from customers and will display new, improved prototypes which will be available to purchase soon. Visitors can also enjoy a hog roast on the stand.
Operational with inspHire
inspHire will highlight its recently launched Operated Plant Module which is designed to enable companies to assign operators jobs, whilst cross-referencing the licences, competency cards and qualifications they hold. It also offers operators the ability to enter timesheets on a mobile device, making it easy to track how many hours they are each working.
New Doosan minis
The 2.7-tonne DX27z is one of two zero tail swing mini excavators that are being added to Doosan’s range, the other being the 3.5-tonne DX35z.
The DX27z, which is available with an optional long arm and a premium cab, will be shown alongside new Stage V-engined versions of the company’s DX62R-3 and DX85R-3 models
weighing in at 6 and 8 tonnes respectively. There will be a strong focus on compact products on the stand with the DX10 1-tonne, DX17 1.7-tonne and DX19 1.9-tonne minis also on show.
Connect with Leica
Leica Geosystems will highlight the capabilities of its Connected Construction system that has been developed to model stages of a project from design and validation through to construction, verification and maintenance. Visitors will be able to see the MC1 3D machine control software, as well as a variety of other technology to support project workflows from start to finish.
CPA launches dumper guidance
A new Good Practice Guide on the Safe Use of Dumpers will be available to visitors to the CPA stand. The 96-page document has been produced by the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group chaired by the CPA.
The guidance covers topics such as planning and dumper selection, supervisory and operator attributes, training requirements, stability, exclusion and segregation, loading, travelling and discharging operations and using a dumper on the public highway. The causes and consequences of accidents are also examined, based on case studies derived from publicly-available safety alerts and those investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.
One of the main messages of the publication is that the use of a dumper should not be the first choice. The correct identification of the most appropriate machine should be the first step followed by effective planning, supervision and the use of competent people.
Hybrid efficiency from TCP
TCP (Taylor Construction Plant) will exhibit its range of hydrogen fuel cell/battery hybrid products for the construction, rail and highway industries at the RailWorx area of the exhibition, for rail professionals. Visitors will be able to see the machines in action and discover how they produce zero carbon emissions at the point of delivery, are virtually silent in operation and eliminate risk of fuel spills.
The EcoliteTH200 hydrogen fuel cell lighting tower has been developed in partnership with BOC, and the Ecolite CCTV hydrogen fuel cell is designed to provide cost-effective temporary site security with remote monitoring and on-site recording.
TCP will also demonstrate a welfare cabin powered by solar panels and the ECO GH2 hydrogen DC power generator alongside the LGP 2500 power pack. Together, this equipment duo produces a clean air alternative to a 5kW diesel generator, states the company.
Tracked Hinowa models from APS
Access Platform Sales (APS) will promote Hinowa’s Lightlift tracked booms which are mounted on a compact crawler chassis to facilitate work on soft ground and uneven terrain. The booms are self-propelled, meaning that the operator can drive them from the platform, or by remote control. Some models have widths as low as 0.76m, allowing them to fit through a garden gate or standard doorway.
The machines are claimed to provide an unrestricted safe working load of 230kg throughout the working envelope, which is sufficient lifting capacity for up to two people and tools. The Lightlift range currently includes models with 13m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 23m, 26m and 33m working heights.
Latest Bobcat innovations
Plantworx will see the first appearance in the UK of Bobcat’s new E10e electric mini excavator, designed for zero emissions and low noise, and to enable indoor working. With a width of just 71cm, the zero tail swing machine can pass through standard doors and in and out of lifts.
Bobcat is also introducing a remote control system as an original equipment solution rather than being a third party add-on. It is compatible with compact loaders equipped with the company’s Selectable Joystick Controls, and will be commercially available later this year.
The manufacturer believes that being able to control the loader from outside the cab offers the user enhanced operational benefits in terms of visibility and communication. It can be mounted and dismounted in minutes, leaving behind the standard machine in its original form.
Innovate with Point of Rental
Point of Rental will promote its inventory and hire management software. Its four systems, as well as its PartyCAD and electronic signature solutions, are designed to provide powerful tools for hire businesses looking to streamline their operations. They offer mobile and cloud options, apps, and integrations with programs a company might already use.
Point of Rental says it has more than 5,000 hire company customers worldwide and they are encouraged to assist in the innovation process by making suggestions via uInnovate, an online feedback management system.
Efficiency from Mecalac
Mecalac will show a number of new machines. These include the TV1200 tandem vibrating compaction roller, which has been designed to improve working efficiency and operator safety. Joystick steering is situated on the right console for more straightforward operation.
Other models on the stand will include the new, facelifted MCR tracked excavator and a new 3-tonne cabbed site dumper.
Largest Avant yet
Avant Tecno will highlight its new 860i loader, which has a Kohler KDI 1903 TCR 42kW/57hp common rail turbocharged diesel engine, designed to comply with EU Stage V emission regulations.
The manufacturer’s most powerful machine to date, it has a greater lifting capacity at 1900kg and increased lifting height of 3.5m. The standard specification includes a telescopic boom, self-levelling capability and a boom floating system, as well as hydrostatic transmission with a hydraulic drive motor on each wheel.
It can be driven at a top speed of 18mph and has a maximum auxiliary hydraulic oil flow for attachments is as high as 80 litres/min. A certified ROPS/FOPS open cab is fitted as standard and an enclosed heated cab is available as an option.
Molson majors on Kobelco
Molson Compact Equipment will display machines from across its range of Kobelco excavators from 0.8 tonnes to 9 tonnes. Visitors to the stand will be able to try out four models on the demonstration plot, and will have the chance to participate in a number of operator challenges. One of the machines on show will be the new SK75SR-7, which was launched at Bauma in April.
Call in to see us!
When you are visiting Plantworx, make sure you visit the EHN and Executive Hire Show stand, AC30. Drop in and say hello to the sales team.
Varied Seddons line-up
Seddons Plant & Engineers will show products from its latest line-up of construction equipment including compaction plates, cut-off saws, generators, mixers and water pumps. Brands represented will include Altrad Belle, Honda Power Equipment, Husqvarna, Stihl, Taskman and Winget, and the stand will also display new concrete finishing equipment including Big Blue Gliders, power trowels and screed beams.
In addition, Seddons will display Taskman petrol and diesel pressure washers, including the 120-litre Mini Water Bowser Washer which is designed for use in areas without easy access to mains water.
Compact HPC Kaeser model
HPC Kaeser's new i.Comp 3 Series is designed to provide the exact volume of compressed air required without requiring an air receiver, making it lightweight and compact.
The machine is available with constant pressure up to 11 bar and flow rate up to 160 litres/min, and the oil-free compression system eliminates the need for lubrication fluid level inspection and oil changes, states the manufacturer.
Peli set to shine
Peli UK will exhibit in the Railworx area of the exhibition, highlighting the linkable 9600 LED lighting system. It is designed to illuminate long stretches of rail track and tunnels as a lightweight alternative to conventional lighting towers.
The lamp’s stand system can extend to 3m and units can be mounted to fences, hang overhead or stand on their own.
Go paper-less with MCS
MCS will demonstrate its MCS-rm hire management software and will highlight its E-Sign digital document signing system, designed to enable hirers to manage quotes and contracts in a paper-less environment.
Also on show will be the company’s Telematics Hub, designed to help hirers make the most from their mixed fleets by bringing telematics tracking data into their operational hire system to save time and enhance decision-making.
MHM goes greener
With the use of renewable energy a top priority with many organisations, MHM Plant says it will demonstrate its green credentials by exhibiting three sustainable products.
Taking centre stage will be the MGTP 10000 solar hybrid generator, which produces 10kVA of power via its solar panel, battery pack and diesel engine. The machine will be joined by two new environmentally-friendly products, namely the X-Pole Solar and the X-Solar Hybrid lighting towers. The former is powered solely by a solar panel, whilst the X-Solar Hybrid operates from a combination of battery, solar and diesel energy.
Compact Giant machine
Tobroco-Giant UK will show the Giant SK2520 skid steer loader which can be used for a range of construction and landscaping tasks. Powered by a 25hp Kubota engine, the compact machine is 76cm wide and has a 350kg lift capacity.
It can be fitted with more than 150 attachments for lifting and transporting materials such as sand, concrete or bags of cement, as well as sweeping and cleaning work, and can be fitted with an integrated DPF (diesel particulate filter) to reduce emissions. For work with hydraulically driven attachments, such as a rotary mower or hydraulic hammer, the machine can be equipped with a double gear pump.
Ground-Guards shows kerb appeal
Ground-Guards will promote its KerbGuard 400 and 900 kerb protectors targeted at housebuilders. Made from recycled PVC, they are designed to protect kerb stones throughout the duration of a project.