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Hillhead 2016 show report

Massive trade show draws thousands to Buxton, England.

July 26, 2016  By Rock to Road Staff

More than 18,000 people battled rainy weather over three days at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, England for Hillhead 2016, which took place from June 28 to 30.

Visitors took in live demonstrations of the latest technologies for the quarrying, construction and recycling industries. Attendance for the event was up more than seven percent compared to the previous show in 2014. This year saw more working demonstrations than ever before, creating some of the busiest live action ever seen at Hillhead, including no fewer than 14 excavators in the new-look quarry face area at one point during the show.

The biennial trade show featured a wide range of products for road building and aggregates professionals from 470 exhibitors.

Here are a few of the products on display and in action at the show for the Canadian market:


Terex Finlay
Terex MPS had the global launch of its new MJ400R modular recycling jaw. The MJ400R jaw crusher features a Terex TJ2844R chamber with standard Super Tooth liner profile; an 1,100-mm (44”) x 700-mm (28”) jaw chamber pre-mounted on sub-frame assembly with motor, belts, and drive guard; and a fabricated main frame with bolt-on bearing cartridges. The module structure is bolt together on-site, offering a quick setup time with basic tools. It features a one-piece crusher feed chute with plug welded AR liners and chamber guard; a fines bypass “toolless” two-position chute that discharges to the product conveyor or optional third party fines conveyor; and a galvanized and painted steel structure.

Telestack launched its AggStack range, a series of value-added mobile conveying systems designed to meet the needs of the quarry, aggregate, sand and gravel markets. The comprehensive AggStack series combines their range of entry-level radial telescopic stackers, radial fixed length stacking conveyors, truck unloaders, hopper feeders and link conveyors with an emphasis on functionality, strength, performance and price point. On the Hillhead stand was the AggStack 36 x 140 Radial Telescopic Conveyor.

The Powerscreen Chieftain 2200 is designed for operators who require large volumes of high specification products with maximum versatility. The Chieftain 2200 has two highly versatile double deck screenboxes, which provide a total screening area of 19.5 m2. It has a revolutionary patent pending drive system, which allows switching between two and four bearing with bolt-on parts. User benefits include a quick set-up time with hydraulically-folding conveyors and track mobility. Its high aggression screenboxes handle dirty, sticky material with ease.

Sandvik’s QJ241 mobile crusher is the company’s most compact jaw crusher. The QJ241 uses a 1,000 mm x 650 mm (40” x 26″) jaw powered by a 225-hp engine. Features include a hydraulically-adjustable jaw setting to maximize output; reverse crushing action to crush sticky material or relieve blockages; hydraulic drive enabling the crusher to start under load, minimizing downtime; and a jaw level sensor available to control feed rate with minimal intervention.

The Trackstack 8042T is a heavy duty, but versatile machine. Featuring a unique “boomerang” design, the feed boot height can be adjusted without altering the head drum position. This ensures maximum flexibility without losing stockpile capacity.

The 8042T can receive material directly from a crusher or screen or be installed in a close circuit application. With its hi-torque drive system this machine can be fed direct by a wheeled loader or excavator (requires fitting of direct feed hopper). It has a production rate of up to 600-plus tph, a stockpile capacity of 2162 m³, and a hi-torque drive and engine size combine to reduce fuel consumption.

The Doosan DX530LC-5 is a Tier 4-compliant crawler excavator. To meet Tier 4 emission standards, the 373-net-hp excavator includes a mass airflow sensor and exhaust brake for the engine. An auto-shutdown with an idle time from 3 to 60 minutes was added to help owners save fuel during non-working conditions. The DX530LC-5 has an operating weight of 116,576 lb. and a maximum digging depth of 24 feet. Operators can choose from four work modes. Helping improve productivity is an available intelligent floating boom.

Kaeser Compressors
Kaeser’s Mobilair M64 is a versatile portable rotary screw compressor suitable for all outdoor applications, including sand blasting, pavement breaking and general air tool use, as well as portable backup for stationary compressors. It produces 225 cfi at 100 psig with additional pressures available. It comes standard with a Sigma Profile rotary screw aired with direct drive; heavy-duty four-cylinder diesel engine with current Tier 4EPA emissions standards; a large fuel tank and a high-capacity cold start battery.

McCloskey International
McCloskey International’s I44 Impact Chamber is built to the highest standards with industry-leading features, including: a wide crushing chamber with large opening and heavy impact rotor; a 4 blow bar, 45.2” wide impact chamber allows high portability while delivering up to 350 TPH; and four-bar vertical lift out quick change hammers that can be used with two high bars and two low bars for high capacity primary crushing. It is designed for a variety of applications, including asphalt recycling, concrete recycling, rock crushing, construction and demolition.

Terex Trucks
Terex Trucks’ TA400 articulated dump trucks offer a maximum payload of 38MT, a heaped capacity of 23 cubic metres, and a 444-hp engine. Terex Trucks’ Tier 4 Final system is available on its TA300 and TA400 models, and features the latest generation selective catalytic reduction (SCR) combined with exhaust gas regeneration (EGR) technology and a variable geometry turbo (VGT) to meet the demanding emissions controls of the world’s most regulated markets.

The JCB 3CX Compact Backhoe is designed to give operators big performance in small areas. At only 6’5” wide the 3CX compact is almost 20 inches narrower than a standard backhoe (attachment dependent). And a near 9′ foot travel height allows this model to access extremely tight spaces. It has a gross engine power of 74hp, a maximum dig depth of 4.33m, an operating weight of 13,380 lb (6070kg), and a peak torque of 381lbf (300Nm).

The new Loadrite H2250 haul truck monitor from Trimble, allows the user to automate all their haul truck productivity data, saving them time and frustration from tabulating load sheets, and replacing it with accurate production figures presented in clear graphical electronic reports. The H2250 provides near real-time reporting of haul truck production and process monitoring, driving increased production and limiting costs.

Volvo Construction Equipment
Volvo’s new 60-ton A60H articulated hauler is built for off-road applications, including quarries and opencast mines. It is built with a 673-hp, V-ACT, 16 litre, six-cylinder straight variable geometry turbocharged diesel engine with four valves per cylinder, overhead camshaft and electronically-controlled unit injectors. It is fitted with active hydraulic front suspension for high hauling speeds in tough conditions, while optimizing operator comfort and stability during travel. The hauler also features an on board weighing system designed to guarantee the optimal load every cycle.

Topcon demonstrated some of its latest products for excavation and earthwork projects at Hillhead 2016, including its new GX-55 control box. Featuring a 6.5-inch, sunlight-viewable LCD touchscreen and integrated LED light bars, the control box gives operators the finest visual experience for modern machine control. When used with SiteLink3D software, the GX-55 allows drivers to share job updates with managers instantly, saving time on projects.

Atlas Copco
The new Dynapac SD1800 CityPaver from Atlas Copco is designed for road repairs and working in built up areas, with a laying capacity of 350 tph for paving widths from 0.70m up to 4.70m. This machine offers many of the technological features valued in Dynapac’s larger SD pavers such as the PaveManager 2.0 software to optimize paving control. The 54kW power produced by the Deutz T3/T4 engine is distributed to the paver functions with minimal power loss ensuring ample power is available to perform highly demanding operations. The Dynapac SD1800’s intelligent control system enables the user to monitor the complete paving process so you can optimize the workflow.

Hitachi’s ZX490LCH-6 hydraulic excavator is built with an Isuzu AQ-6UZ1X 4-cycle water-cooled, common rail direct injection engine with a rated engine power of 270kW. The excavator has an operating weight of 49,300 to 51,200 kg, and a bucket capacity (ISO heaped) of 1.30 to 2.50 cubic metres.

Hillhead 2018
According to the organizers, the newly extended area of the showground worked extremely well and is already oversubscribed for 2018, while the extended registration pavilion also proved very successful, prompting plans for a further significant increase in size in 2018.

To check out videos of some of the products in action at Hillhead 2016, visit

Further details and dates for Hillhead 2018 will be announced in the near future.

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