Product News: Hillhead 2018 show
Hillhead 2018 saw record crowds and a tonne of new product launches in the United Kingdom recently. Words & Images by Chris McCullough
Over the three days at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry in Derbyshire, Hillhead 2018 hosted 527 exhibitors and attracted a record-breaking 19,686 visitors surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance record set in 2005.
As always, the showground, pavilions and various demonstration areas were packed with all the latest plant and equipment for the quarrying, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, recycling and construction sectors, many of the products on show for the first time in the UK.
Among the multitude of impressive new product launches were the JCB 220X excavator, Volvo L260H wheel loader, Komatsu WA480-8 wheel loader, Powerscreen
Trakpactor 550SR impactor, Keestrack H4e hybrid electric cone crusher, Sandvik QE343 screener and EvoQuip Colt 1000 scalping screen, to name just a few.
NEW GEAR GALORE
Based in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, McCloskey International exhibited its new compact J35 jaw crusher and the Aggstorm 150 washer from McCloskey Washing Systems, a division of McCloskey International.
The company just finished field tests on the new J35 jaw crushers and say it is the ‘perfect solution for projects with small footprints but big requirements.’
The versatile, mobile crusher nimbly moves around in small spaces, continuing to track while crushing. The J35’s small footprint is suited to demolition and asphalt recycling, aggregates and