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Off-road tyre specialist OTR aims to keep machine downtime to a minimum during on-site servicing


Liebherr Great Britain will be exhibiting a range of quarry production, rehandling and recycling equipment at the show. The centrepiece will be the 50-tonne R954B HDS Litronic excavator, fitted with a 2.35 cu m rock bucket and heavy-duty undercarriage. The machine has a six-cylinder Liebher engine with an output of 210 kW.

The Hatfield-based manufacturer will also be showing the 24-tonne R914 excavator, and the company's own hydraulic quick-hitch system, two hydrostatic wheeled loaders and a bulldozer.

Making its UK debut will be the Liebherr LRS606 concrete recycling plant, a compact system with a solid material treatment capacity of up to 30 cu m/hour.

OTR Tyres

OTR Tyres, which bills itself as Europe's leading off-road tyre specialist, will demonstrate its on-site service capacity at Hillhead by removing and replacing an earthmover's tyres during the exhibition. With the use of specialist equipment, fully trained fitters will undertake the task with minimum machine downtime.

OTR says it is well positioned to provide on-site services to the quarrying and mining industries from a network of 13 regional depots and seven satellite units located nationwide.

The firm runs a fleet of specially equipped fitting trucks and operates an on-site service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

An example of OTR's tyre re-treading capability will also be available for inspection on the stand, in the form of a part-retreaded tyre. It claims its retreads are of 'near-new' quality.


Ingersoll-Rand's drilling equipment will appear on the stand of Skelair International, the group's new UK distributor, based in Sandbach, Cheshire.

A wide range of Ingersoll-Rand equipment will be displayed, including the CM-695D self-contained hydraulic drilling rig, crawler drills and the QL Series downhole drills.

The show will also provide the first opportunity to see one of the manufacturer's large portable compressors. The CM-695D features Intelsense hydraulic controls, which uses a load-sensing variable displacement direct drive pump instead of complicated electronics. This makes the machine more reliable and easier to maintain, says Ingersoll-Rand.

The machine also has a ROPS-FOPS cab, a low maximum noise level (80 dBA) in the cab, and a positive pressurised cab to prevent dust entering it.


Pride of place on the Case stand will go to the new Alliance 90 series of excavators and the C Series wheeled loaders.

The full range of four C Series loaders will be displayed, together with the two largest excavators, the 9033 and 9046 from the 90 Series. The C Series loaders retain many of the features of their B Series predecessors, but with the addition of completely redesigned cabs featuring more interior space, better operator comfort and clearer instrumentation. Other improvements include a new transmission and higher power output.

The flagship wheeled loader is the 921C Quarry Special, a 24- tonne machine powered by a six- cylinder turbocharged Case engine delivering 207 kW through an electronically controlled ZF transmission.

The 921C Quarry Special and a 1488LC excavator will be put through their paces in the live demonstration area.

TT Pumps

A full range of products from TT Pumps will be shown at Hillhead this year. Its products include the KTZ submersible range, for dewatering jobs, which can shift up to 190 cu m per hour; the KRS sand pumps with built- in agitator and 'excellent' wear resistance; and the LH series submersibles for high-head pumping duties.

TT's energy-saving KTVE pumps are supplied with automatic water-sensing probes coupled to a timed run-on facility.

BL Pegson

Since the last Hillhead show in 1997, Brown Lenox and Pegson - two well- known names in crushing and screening equipment - have merged.

This year they will reappear in their new incarnation with a selection of equipment working in the exhibition's recycling forum, as well as elsewhere in the working part of the site.

On static display will be a 110 x 650 Premiertrak single-toggle track- mounted jaw crusher, a 1000 Automax mobile diesel secondary crusher; and a new machine, the 900 x 600 Metromobile plant.

Other machines displayed will include a 428 impactor; a Kue Ken 120 double toggle jaw crusher; and a range of contractors' pumps.


Schaeff will use Hillhead as the launch pad for a new wheeled loader.

The firm's stand will feature all six of its existing wheeled loader models, plus the new SKL877 'Jumbo' - a loader with a high-lift boom and elevating cab. Schaeff says that, with its easy-to-operate hydrostatic drive systems, the machines are popular for fast-cycle rehandling and loading of sand and aggregates in the extractive industries and in recycling.

Also on the Schaeff stand will be the high-lift Fuchs range of materials-handlers, ranging in size from 19 to 62 tonnes.

Avery Berkel

Avery Berkel's newly formed traffic division will be showing a range of vehicle weighing equipment on its Hillhead stand.

The new division was formed in response to what Avery Berkel says is growing customer requirements for a 'focused sales and

service solution' both in the UK and overseas.

Among the new items of equipment to be shown at Hillhead is an advanced driver-operated weighbridge for use at busy or remote sites.

The device helps increase throughput and provides valuable management information and control, says Avery Berkel.

Also on show will be the J316, a new steel weighbridge. This model is 18 m long, has a capacity of 60 tonnes and employs a 'state-of-the-art' T301 loadcell.


The star of JCB's display at Hillhead will be the top-of-the-range JS450 excavator, a 45-tonne machine introduced by JCB Heavy Products late last year.

JCB says this machine is ideal for use in hard rock quarries. It offers high productivity, low running costs and above-average environmental performance, says the firm. Break-out force is 'massive', claims JCB, and a high lifting capacity enables large buckets (up to 2.5 cu m) to be handled quickly.

Also new to the range is the JS200W, a 20-tonne wheeled excavator. It is joined by JCB's largest wheeled loading shovel, the 18-tonne 456BZX, designed for use in sand and gravel quarries.

Other loaders and excavators from the JCB range will join these products at Hillhead, together with smaller kit, such as the Robot 165 skid steer.


Caterpillar dealer Finning is flagging up its Hillhead display this year under the banner of 'Total Aggregate Solutions'.

The firm believes that this phrase summarises the full extent of Cat's product range for the quarrying business. On the stand will be a taste of the equipment range, from digging and loading machines, through to the engines and generator sets that power crushers and screening equipment.

More than 25 Cat machines will be displayed, including six machines which are new to the UK. The major exhibits will be on

either static display or working live in the demonstration area. Highlights include:

the G Series wheeled loaders (966G, 972G and 980G);

the new 65 tonne excavator model 365B (which can load the 36 tonne capacity D400 E II articulating dump truck in five passes);

the 775D quarry truck, the latest version of Cat's 64-tonne-capacity rigid dump truck;

the new D400 E Series II articulated dump truck;

the AP-1055B asphalt paver, seen for the first time in the UK; and

the Computer Aided Earthmoving System (CAES), which will form part of a display showing how a quarry might be operated in the 21st century.

David Brown Radicon

Huddersfield-based David Brown Radicon is launching a new range of helical parallel shaft and bevel helical right-angle drive gear units.

The new Series G is designed for improved reliability and serviceability and is said to be ideal for the medium to heavy duty sector of the power transmission market - especially the quarrying industry.

The equipment is built on a modular design which has minimised the manufactured part count, says the firm. It claims this helps to increase efficiency, extend high-load carrying capacities and reduce noise.


FPT UK, formerly Fenner Power Transmission, is launching a new division at Hillhead.

The company is refusing to release details before the show, beyond saying that the division will 'be based on a major customer service innovation'.

Meanwhile, the firm is planning to show an array of products including the new 'S' lock range of RHP self-lubricating bearings and a variety of motors, power transmission products, geared drives, electronic controls and hydraulics.


Amman claims to be the leading supplier of asphalt plant and equipment in Europe. Visitors to Hillhead will be able to see the company's newest product, a mobile asphalt granulator called the Amaro RC12 with integral Cat generator designed for reclaiming used asphalt and rubble.

Amman's recent orders include a cold mix plant for AEAT Landrec; a 160 tonne/hour batch mix plant for RMC; a 160 tonne/hour batch mix (urban) plant for Nash Rocks; and a large batch mix (depot) plant for Tilcon.

Universal Conveyors

Taking pride of place on Universal's stand will be the Sitemix 50 portable batching plant. The manufacturer says that this machine offers a unique approach to on-site concrete production with its modular design which allows it to be transported to site in standard container trailers.

Alongside this machine will be the Universal picking station, which allows for the grading of recycled products while maintaining complete portability. It is contained within a purpose-built cabin, into which waste material enters on a conveyor to be sorted by hand.

The unit is fitted with manually adjustable telescopic legs which enable positioning and height adjustments without the need for additional cranage. The unit comes complete with opening windows, lighting, heating and power points.

Canning Conveyors

Canning will show its complete range of products at Hillhead.

The display of Cannoflex conveyor belts feature a variety of standard and chevron belting, including the new range of C32 chevron high cleats in various widths and specifications.

The centrepiece of the firm's display will be the Canning Mobile Conveyor unit. This 20 m unit comes complete with hopper and feed unit and incorporates wheel- mounted swivel and stub axles.


Murex will promote its equipment's on-site welding capabilities at Hillhead, with products from both the Esab and Murex ranges on display.

There will be demonstrations of its Murex Migpak 513 and Transarc DC630, supported by displays of other equipment including Murex welding packages and Esab consumables as well as Saffire gas welding and cutting equipment.

Static displays will include the Murex Sabre Arc 80I plasma cutter; the Transtig DC250 TIG welding source; the Tradesmig 293 MIG welding composite; and the Transmatic AVC wire feed unit.


Loctite will demonstrate the capabilities of a wide range of epoxy-based repair compounds and adhesives - ranging from the Nordbak crusher repair products and epoxy compounds with high compressive strength and impact resistance, through Fixmaster fillers for repairing and restoring worn metal parts, to a range of engineering adhesives and sealants.

The Nordbak crusher repair products can be used to protect and support wear liners and plates in cone crushers and grinding mills; ceramic-epoxy wearing compounds to protect mining and quarry plant against hard-sliding abrasion, corrosion and wear.

McCarthy Taylor

Version 7 of LSS, McCarthy Taylor's digital-terrain modelling software, will be demonstrated at Hillhead. The software is used for measuring, designing, monitoring and visualising quarries, open pits and landfill sites, as well as for land survey in connection with civil engineering contracts.

LSS is a 32-bit Windows application which can run on a standard PC. McCarthy Taylor says it will produce high-quality results quickly and accurately.


Rota-Mill claims that its new impact crusher is 'set to revolutionise the minerals processing and materials recycling industries'.

The key to the new machine is what Rota-Mill calls the 'breaker plate', a projection that arrests the stone before it passes through the crushing chamber to be further broken down by impact with other pieces of flying stone. The breaker plate can be adjusted hydraulically to vary the size and grade of material produced.

The firm claims that it is virtually impossible to stall a Rota-Mill.

Padley & Venables

Padley & Venables will exhibit samples of its range of down-the-hole button bits in diameters from 70 mm to 165 mm. The bits are suitable for use with most types of hammer, says the firm. Also on display is a range of demolition tools for use with boom-mounted hydraulic hammers.