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The machine has an oscillating front axle which locks automatically when the excavator attachment is operated (below). Borrowing heavily from its bigger brother the machine's cab is a comfortable place to work (bottom right). All of the 888s vital functions are monitored on a console by the operator's arm (below centre), and should it warn of problems under the hood the engine is easily accessed (left below). The hydraulic flow to the blade and the outriggers can be alternated by a lever in the side box for dozer work (bottom left). CONSTRUCTION NEWS