Top Feature – Page 8

  • The Wirtgen stabiliser line-up now includes the WR 250

    Roadbuilding: The way ahead


    Bauma is always a good time to launch products. Sandy Guthrie looks at some of the technical advances being made in roadbuilding – some of which will be at the Munich show

  • Dieci’s compact Apollo 25.6 is powered by a Yanmar engine, with a choice of 50.7kW or 62.5kW units

    Telehandlers: telescopic focus


    Manufacturers have to focus on both the big picture and the fine details to compete in today’s telehandler market. Helen Wright discusses the latest moves in the sector

  • A screen shot of Trimble's SCS900 software at work

    GPS: net results


    In the sky and on the ground, technology is expanding to offer more and more services, including via the internet. Sandy Guthrie finds out where we are with GPS

  • The Mastenbroek TM80, pictured here with its boom arm in vertical configuration, uses the company’s

    Utilities: specialist applications


    The technology behind installing utilities has developed in leaps and bounds, and advances continue all the time. Helen Wright reports.

  • The first of two parallel 4km bores for a high speed tunnel under the Vosges Mountains in France was

    Tunnelling: infrastructure continues


    Tunnelling projects are ever more important for infrastructure development throughout Europe, despite economic difficulties, reports Adrian Greeman.

  • Pilosio is supplying formwork and floors to an Odessa Street, Moscow, site.

    Falsework & Formwork: problem solving


    Falsework and formwork specialists are often called on to get round potential difficulties when they take on a project. Sandy Guthrie takes a look at some recent work and the solutions that were found.

  • Soilmec’s new electric multipurpose drill rig – the SM-5E – at work on a metro project in Bologna, I

    Foundations: from the ground up


    Helen Wright looks at how foundation equipment manufacturers are focusing on reliability, robustness and energy efficiency to meet the challenges of today’s projects.

  • A Promove XP4500 and XP7000 at work on an Italian quarry site.

    Breakers: quiet efficiency


    Improved performance is the goal as new breakers are added to the market, and there are signs of a recovery in the industry. Lindsay Gale reports.

  • On a recent dealer and customer trip to Hyundai's headquarters in South Korea, its excavators were p

    Excavators: an uncertain market


    Forecasts suggest that excavators will be facing an up-and-down few years ahead, but new developments, including different fuel sources, are progressing. Sandy Guthrie investigates.

  • Cummins’ EcoFit SCR aftertreatment system for its EU Stage IV and EPA Tier 4 Final QSX15 engine.

    Engines: alternative futures


    As more EU Stage IV engine solutions are revealed, Helen Wright looks beyond 2014 to the ground-breaking technologies of tomorrow.

  • Agco Sisu's Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim 98 ATY 368W engine.

    The final countdown for engines


    Clock is ticking for engine solutions that comply with next wave of emissions legislation in Europe and US. Helen Wright reports.

  • A theatre project in Bordeaux theatre project was undertaken by Harsco, and the major problem was li

    Falsework & Formwork: Bespoke solutions


    It is important for all sectors of the construction industry to keep moving forward, as new techniques are always needed. Sandy Guthrie talks to some leading falsework and formwork companies.

  • A new generation JCB 3CX backhoe loader at work trenching on a utility project.

    Utilities: Modernisation drive


    With Europe’s utilities sector poised to benefit from new investment, equipment manufacturers are focusing on versatility and efficiency to help give contractors a competitive edge. Helen Wright investigates.

  • The 15.5km long Ceneri tunnel in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland is a continuation of the h

    Tunnelling: Digging deep


    Tunnelling projects are being undertaken right across Europe. Adrian Greeman presents a round-up of some of the more significant tunnelling work underway at the moment.

  • Terex’s TL80 compact wheeled loader has been re-launched with a new loading gear, steering and braki

    Compact loaders: Standing out from the crowd


    With sales of compact loaders forecast to rise in Europe this year, manufacturers are producing increasingly agile, flexible and efficient machines in order to stand out in a competitive market.

  • Doka cantilever forming travellers are used to help construct a 1.2km long, 26m wide bridge in Slova

    Concrete: Complex challenges


    Modern builds are placing new demands on Europe’s concrete industry and manufacturers are coming up with innovative ways of meeting the challenges of complex designs and tight deadlines.

  • Junttan’s X-series – which includes this PMx20 – has a new control system.

    Foundations: Digging deep


    Most projects start from the ground up, and a variety of equipment can be used to create the base.

  • Doosan’s new 32 tonne DX300LC-3 excavator was launched in September – the first in a new generation

    Excavators: The efficiency challenge


    Europe’s competitive excavator market is producing some of the most versatile, reliable and efficient machines contractors have ever seen.

  • Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw was illuminated in August in The Big Light Show. It is being con

    Central & Eastern Europe: Mixed bag of results


    Results coming from the countries which make up Central and Eastern Europe are varied at the moment.

  • The 0,9 tonne 300.9D is the smallest excavator that Cat has eer produced

    Mini excavators - leading the recovery?


    One in three construction machines sold in Europe last year was a mini excavator, and sales are set to increase by a further +75% by 2015.