Top Feature – Page 9

  • 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.

  • Flygt sludge pumps can find themselves in some pretty tough situations.

    Diversity of pumps is a measure of the variety of applications


    The diversity that exists in the field of pumps is a measure of the variety of applications in which a pump can be used.

  • The nB110BTC backhoe loader from New Holland

    Samoter preview: Heading to Verona


    It is set to be a busy year for trade shows in the construction industry, and one of the first major European shows will take place in Verona. We take a look at who is going to be exhibiting at Samoter.

  • Fuel efficiency and noise emissions are issues for Volvo.

    Paving the way: new roads and repair work continue across Europe


    New roads and repair work continues in some areas despite the global economic situation, and new techniques and machines are there to move the industry forwards. Sandy Guthrie finds out more.

  • French rental company Loxam saw its revenues fall by over 17% in 2009, but it remains the largest re

    Feature: Rental


    Rental companies in Europe have been suffering from equipment oversupply, pressure on pricing and lower levels of demand.

  • FRD’s 1,6 tonne VP15 FT primary crusher attachment for use on carriers of between 15 and 20 tonnes h

    Feature: Attachments


    Developments in attachments have continued despite the economic downturn. Steve Skinner reports on the greater choice of higher performing tools that are now available to contractors.

  • JCB will show its 42 tonne JS360 tracked excavator with a rock bucket and unique handrail configurat

    HIllhead 2010 preview


    The UK’s Hillhead show returns this month after one-year postponement due to economic conditions. Steve Skinner reports on some of the highlights that can be expected from the quarry-based exhibition in Derbyshire.