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Hillhead 2024 preview – Highlights to watch out for at this year’s event

Hillhead 2024 is preparing to host more exhibitors and live demonstrations than ever before. Here are some highlights to watch out for

Hillhead 2024 is preparing to host more exhibitors and live demonstrations than ever before as the UK’s largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition returns later this month.

Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry in Derbyshire, UK will see around 600 companies showing off their latest innovations, machines and technology from June 25 to 27.

Here are a few highlights to watch out for at this year’s event.

Develon

Develon, formerly Doosan Construction Equipment, will showcase new products for the first time at Hillhead, including the new DX140RDM-7 22.5-tonne demolition excavator and the new DD130-7 dozer.

The DX140RDM-7 is the latest addition to Develon’s range of demolition excavators. Like its larger 31 to 61-tonne models, this new 22.5-tonne excavator offers multiple configurations to choose from.

With the launch of the new DD130-7, Develon has entered the European dozer market, with the model offering a wide range of features providing a productive fine-grading solution for residential and light commercial construction projects.

Develon DX140RDM-7 demolition excavator. Image: Develon

Husqvarna

Husqvarna Construction will introduce the new DXR 95 at Hillhead 2024, which it describes as being its lightest and most compact demolition robot to date.

The DXR 95 packs a strong punch, thanks to a high-efficiency powertrain delivering 9.8kW of power and 250 bar of pressure to the end-of-arm tool, Husqvarna says.

Yet, weighing in at around half a tonne, it is small enough to be transported in an ordinary van and steered through narrow passageways, as well as sturdy enough to manage steep inclines at an angle of 30°.

The new DXR 95 compact demolition robot. Image: Husqvarna

Case Construction Equipment

While Case CE is preparing to display a wide range of excavators, much of the focus will be on the new CX210E-S tracked excavator.

This excavator provides the same power and performance of its CX210E model, yet boasts an increasingly competitive price point and a simplified list of options, it says.

The company will also showcase the new 651G ‘Evolution’ for those in the market for a new wheel loader.

Visitors to the stand will also get the opportunity to see Case CE’s first fully electric compact shovel. The battery-powered 12E V joins the company’s electric mini-excavators in a growing zero-emission line-up.

Wirtgen Group

In an exciting premiere, the Wirtgen Group will use Hillhead 2024 to unveil its new generation of Benninghoven burners, including the world’s first burner that can be fuelled exclusively with green hydrogen.

Wirtgen says that Benninghoven’s alternative fuel burners not only present a ground-breaking solution for the highways and road-surfacing markets, but also showcases further technologies for sustainable asphalt production.

The stand will also include the premiere of the Mobirex MR 100(i) NEO/NEOe mobile impact crusher and two new Vögele road pavers, the Mini 500 compact paver and the Super 1900-5(i) Highway Class paver.

The new Benninghoven hydrogen burner will be on display. Image: Wirtgen Group

Brokk

Brokk’s latest generation of SmartPower+ demolition robots, including the Brokk 170 and Brokk 200+, will be on show at Hillhead 2024.

Brokk says its new range of SmartPower+ robots have 87 per cent fewer cables and connectors for easier maintenance as well as a new control box for easier operation.

This newest generation is resistant to shock, temperature, and vibration, with all new robots and control boxes protected to an IP65 equivalent, the company adds.

Lekatech

Lekatech will take the opportunity at Hillhead 2024 to introduce its electric hammer technology, which the company says is transforming breaking worldwide.

The Lekatech electric hammer is powered by new and patented linear electric motor technology.

Lekatech says its electric hammer has been designed for use in zero- or low-emission areas, delivers up to 70 per cent energy savings when factoring in overall energy consumption of the equipment and provides twice the blow impact energy of a hydraulic hammer of the same size.

Lekatech’s electric hammer will be on display at Hillhead 2024. Image: Lekatech

Sunward Europe

Two excavators from Sunward Europe will make their UK debut at Hillhead 2024 – the SWE 50UF mini and SWE 60UFED.

Building on the success of Sunward’s zero-tail range, which earned an iF Design Award, the five-tonne SWE 50UF mini-excavator, which is positioned between the SWE 35UF and SWE 60UF, features zero-tail swing. Sunward says this makes it ideal for constrained spaces.

Sunward’s six-tonne SWE 60UFED features a high-torque permanent magnet synchronous motor that it says reduces energy usage and provides emission-free operation.

The SWE 50UF mini-excavator – one of two new machines from Sunward Europe that will be making their UK debut at Hillhead 2024. Image: Sunward Europe

JCB

JCB will use Hillhead 2024 to showcase its largest and most powerful X Series tracked excavator yet, the 39-tonne 370X.

Powered by a Stage V/Tier 4F 240kW (322hp) diesel engine delivering 14 per cent more power, the 370X can move 4.5 tonnes more material per litre of fuel than competitive models, JCB says.

JCB will also be showing its new Dual Drive backhoe loader, new Hydradig with Raptor tilt-rotator and a prototype backhoe loader powered by JCB’s hydrogen combustion engine.

HD Hyundai

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment will use Hillhead to launch its two largest Stage V crawler excavators.

Tipping the scales at 80 and 100 tonnes respectively, the HX800A L and HX1000A L are heavy-duty excavators designed for quarry and bulk earthmoving duties.

The HX800A L is powered by a 403kW (548hp) Stage V diesel engine, driving two 504 litres/min hydraulic pumps, while the HX1000A L uses a 469kW (629hp) diesel engine, powering three 523 litres/min pumps.

The new 80-tonne HX800A L crawler excavator will be one of several new Hyundai machines being launched at this year’s show. Image: HD Hyundai

EvoQuip

EvoQuip will run live working demonstrations of the brand-new Bison 220R jaw crusher at Hillhead 2024.

The EvoQuip Bison 220R has a 820mm x 550mm (32in x 22in) jaw inlet and a 240MP compressive strength to process material in a wide range of applications.

EvoQuip says that with quick setup times, simple intuitive operation and easy maintenance and transport capabilities, the Bison 220R stands out as a versatile and user-friendly solution for various crushing applications.

The new Bison 220R tracked jaw crusher from EvoQuip. Image: EvoQuip

Bobcat

Bobcat will showcase several new products for the first time at the Hillhead 2024, including the super-compact TL25.60 telehandler, the T86 compact track loader and the S650 skid-steer loader.

As the smallest machine in the range, the new TL25.60 brings the number of rigid-frame telehandlers from Bobcat for construction, rental and general handling to 13 models.

Meanwhile, the Bobcat T86 represents the most powerful compact loader the company has ever built.

The machine uses a Stage V-compliant 3.4-litre Bobcat engine, producing 78kW (105hp) at 2,600 rpm.

Hillhead will also provide the first glimpse in the UK of the new S650 Stage V skid-steer loader, which has been developed for use in European markets.

The Bobcat T86, which will be on display at Hillhead 2024, in action. Image: Bobcat

Finlay

Finlay will unveil new electric variants of its I-120RS impact crusher and the 883+ scalping screen at Hillhead 2024.

The -120RS electric impact crusher provides the flexibility of mobile crushing and screening on one plant platform, says Finlay, while the electric Finlay 883+ heavy-duty scalper is designed to work in primary and secondary screening applications such as quarry and mining, iron ore, construction demolition waste, sand, gravel, compost, topsoil, and coal.

These models will be showcased in the working demonstration area, featuring electric-powered technology that enables operation from either a mains electric power supply or generator. The live demonstrations will be powered by the new Finlay TG500 genset.

Agg-Pro

Agg-Pro will showcase the largest mobile crusher ever seen at Hillhead during the 2024 event.

The Jonsson L130 is one of five jaw crushers manufactured by Jonsson at its headquarters in Sweden.

Born out of the need to crush Scandinavian granite, it can achieve up to 800 tonnes/h.

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