Plantworx Preview | Worx wonders!

Plantworx Preview | Worx wonders!

Construction Plant News will be previewing the show highlights at Plantworx 2019, with the second part appearing in June’s upcoming issue.

The 4th Plantworx working construction event is taking place at its brand-new home at the East of England Arena in Peterborough from 11 – 13 June. The show will benefit from 20 per cent more exhibition space than at its previous location in Leicestershire and spans more than 140,000 square metres. To date the show has over 360 confirmed exhibitors and of those over 120 companies will be making their show debut.

Ground-Breaking – in the Dig Zone
Exhibitors who will be demonstrating their earthmoving machines and ‘breaking-ground’ include a wide range of leading manufacturers such as, Marubeni Komatsu, Finning UK & Ireland with Caterpillar, JCB, LiuGong which will include Dressta machines, Takeuchi, Mecalac Construction Equipment, Hyundai, Avant Techno, TDL Equipment, new comers J Mac, with the Sunward range of excavators and many more.

With the increasing demand for tiltrotators on jobsites key manufacturers have also reserved demo plots to show visitors the full capabilities of these attachments. Confirmed exhibitors are Engcon, Steelwrist and Rototilt. Excavator and bucket manufacturer Digbits is also in the digging zone alongside Auger Torque.

No-Dig and safety systems
The show also has a no-dig zone – where exhibitors will be demonstrating but not ‘breaking-ground’. Exhibitors confirmed in this zone include Altrad Belle, Bomag, Thwaites, Wacker Neuson, Thwaites Dumpers and Worsley Plant.

Visitors can also expect to see static displays of machinery from SMT, Merlo, Ausa, machine safety system manufacturer, GKD Technologies, Merlo, Manitou, the very latest in engine technology from Perkins, Brokk UK and MTS Suction Solutions.

The major civil engineering contractors, front line suppliers to Network Rail and HS2 are looking to connect with their existing and potential supply chains – Railworx is the perfect platform. Visitors to Railworx will also see live demonstrations of machinery and plant used for railway civil engineering, including piling, reinforcing, drainage, access, lifting, surveying and monitoring.

Other new features for 2019 include a Classic Plant display, an indoor Drones Zone and the Plantworx and Plantforce Rentals state-of-the-art simulation zone. The Primary and Secondary Engineer event will also return on the final day, whilst Hugh Edeleanu’s Managing Director of H.E. Services Plant Hire, will be bringing the ‘Diggerland’ theme park (a transportable version) to the event.

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The new Hidromek HMK 145 LC SR excavator is designed to work with power and precision in tight spaces, reducing the risk of damage and improving safety in all fields and conditions. Opera Control System is used to facilitate the easy use of the machine.

Taking centre stage on the Hyundai Construction Equipment stand will be the HX220A L (stage V), crawler excavator, which includes EPFC, Auto Safety Lock, Eco Guidance and MG/MC. Hyundai will also have a demonstration area where machines will be in action.

The true blue of Kobelco’s compact excavators will be the distinctive centrepiece of the Molson Compact Equipment exhibits. From 0.8 to 9 tonne these machines have a reputation for operational smoothness, low noise levels, reliable construction and low fuel consumption.

Its safest, most innovative, intelligent quick coupler is how Miller is describing the GT Series. It features an Intelligent Coupler Connect System as well as a novel ISO complaint locking system, devised to ensure that the widest set of OEM pin pickups are safely attached even if there is a loss of hydraulic power.

In combining two of its product innovations TCP (Taylor Construction Plant) has developed a clean air alternative to a 5KW diesel generator for off grid applications. TCP’s LGP 2500 Power Pack and ECO GH2 DC hydrogen fuel cell generator have both been designed to work together to produce a clean air alternative to a 5kW diesel generator for off-grid applications.

SMT GB is showing the new Volvo EC60E, replacing the outgoing EC55C, the more powerful and productive EC60E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is built for comfortable, efficient operation in a wide variety of applications. This machine offers improved traction, swing force and high lifting capacity. With a compact design, long arm, and optional fixed boom and offset boom, the EC60E is suitable for a large range of applications.

With 9366 daN of combined digging equipment efforts, improvements by 10% of the traction, swing force and lifting capacity, the EC60E can tackle your most challenging contracts. Do more, faster.

The all-new Mecalac TV1200 is a new concept in compaction rollers and is driven exclusively with a joystick on the right-hand side console. In removing the roller’s steering column, Mecalac has redefined the access and driving style of this type of vehicle.

JCB has launched three new 13-16-tonne X Series excavators. The 131X, 140X and 150X models boast the X Series hallmarks of robust durable design, increased productivity and improved operator comfort and ease of use.

The AVANT Tecno 800 series plus provides an All in One Efficient Solution for UK Road Maintenance Crews. The combination of the new series plus AVANT Asphalt Grinder, Cold Planner,Tar Box and Bucket Boom means both equipment and staff down time is reduced.

The ultra-compact GIANT skid steer from Tobrocco-Giant has a minimum width of 76cm built with 350kg lift capacity. It can be equipped with an integrated diesel particulate filter reducing emissions by 90 per cent. For working with hydraulically driven attachments (rotary mower, sweeper, hydraulic hammer, etc.) the machines can be equipped with a double gear pump.

Transforming the contract hire of industrial machinery is the ambition for engineering services and asset management specialist, Briggs Equipment. Its diverse strategic partnerships enable it to provide materials handling equipment, industrial cleaning equipment, aerial access, groundworks, agricultural plant and machinery.

Brigade Electronics is a market leading supplier of safety devices and is introducing its new Backsense Radar On-Screen Display. Brigade’s Backsens radar sensor systems detect people and objects in vehicle blind spots, significantly reducing accidents.

If you’re looking for a towable mini that sits safely within trailer towing limits, the Takeuchi TB225 2.25 tonne unit fits the bill. The machine was specifically designed to meet the growing demand by hire companies who wanted a heavier Takeuchi within trailer towing weight. Available in both cab and canopy, it powers in just under 2,400kg cab or 2,265kg canopy with plenty of room for extras in the trailer. The machine also comes with an integrated trailer tie-down.

At the time of its Vertikal Days launch the Magni RTH 8.25SH held the record for being the heaviest capacity rotating telehandler in the world. It can lift 5.3 ton at 25m height and 1 ton at 21m reach; all with very compact dimensions and a weight of just 24 ton.

The new Merlo ROTO stands out for the next high-comfort cab, the new “modular” construction concept and for the use of technology that increases safety standards, performance and efficiency.

A tiltrotator completely changes the way you use an excavator, according to Rototilt, transforming it into a multi-tool carrier. Until last year, this was only possible at excavators up to 32 tonne. With the manufacturer’s new model R9, the biggest tiltrotator in the universe, this is now also possible at excavators up to 40 Tonne.

Compact and portable the Tufftruk TRUXTA Bendie allows access into the most environmentally sensitive areas allowing eight-hours of continuous operation with zero emissions. The compact battery unit with an in-built charger also provides noise-free operation.

Bobcat is the first manufacturer to launch a fully electric, zero-emission mini-excavator in the 1 tonne class, the new E10e. With a transportation width of just 72 cm, the compact, no emissions, low noise and Zero Tail Swing machine passes easily through standard doors and elevators, making it ideal for indoor demolition work.

The first Stage V compliant engines in the Yanmar stable will make their bow at Plantworx. There are three Yanmar air-cooled diesel engine models available under 19kW; the L48V, L70V and L100V. Ranging from 3.1kW to 6.8kW these engines feature both recoil and electric start facility.

The Next-Generation Caterpillar Mini-Excavators at Plantworx will be on the Finning stand. The eleven new models in the Cat mini hydraulic excavator line-up start at 1.5 tonnes and stretches up to Caterpillar’s first ever 10 tonne excavator.

TDL Equipment will be showcasing and demonstrating the Sany SY135C, complete with increased hydraulic power and improved fuel efficiency, the 14.9T excavator boasts a customised Isuzu engine, smooth Kawasaki hydraulics, comfort cabs with industry leading 5 year/ 10,000 hours boom, chassis and dipper warranty.

Atlas Copco’s E-Air electric-powered compressor is part of the company’s new award-winning Power Technique range. The E-Air provides up to 40% greater flow for the same power consumption as conventional portable compressors while weighing less and having a 15 per cent smaller footprint than comparable models.

Featuring a patented replaceable screening net system, the PRODEM PSB-R range from BPH Attachments is designed for screening material on demolition, construction, recycling and landfill sites. The unit is ideal for material selection, aggregate recovery, waste separation, filling containment cages, covering pipelines, and more. It is also available in a wheel-loader version and is suitable for use on excavators weighing 2.5-75t.

On the Barrus stand – ready to meet Stage V emission regulations, the John Deere engine range offers ratings of 36 to more than 500kW (48 to more than 670hp) with displacements of 2.9L through to the new 13.6L. John Deere has pioneered advanced emissions technologies for previous tiers which provided the foundation for its Stage V solutions.

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