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Huge Success for Hillhead in England

Show shatters previous records for exhibitors and attendees.

August 10, 2012  By Aggregates & Roadbuilding

For three days in June, the international aggregate industry descended
on the Tarmac’s quarry near Buxton, Derbyshire, England, for Hillhead

For three days in June, the international aggregate industry descended on the Tarmac’s quarry near Buxton, Derbyshire, England, for Hillhead 2012. With over 17,000 in attendance, and a record 459 exhibitors, Hillhead 2012 marked the most successful edition of the biennial live demo trade show.


Several companies that are involved in the Canadian marketplace made huge splashes with new product releases and massive displays. Here’s our look back at the best of Hillhead.


McCloskey Promotes New Closed Circuit Impact Breaker
McCloskey was on hand to introduce the new I44R High Performance Impactor. The combined crushing, screening and recirculating system has been built to maximize job site productivity. Powered by a Cat C9 350-horsepower engine, the I44R has a 9.8 cubic yard capacity in a 42” x 43” wide impactor. The integrated hydraulics system is built to minimize set-up and tear-down time for maximum job site efficiency. 


Metso Displays LT120
There was strong buzz surrounding Metso’s newest jaw crusher when they first announced it in North America at World of Asphalt/AGG1 in Charlotte back in March. The LT120 was on display at Hillhead, along with Metso’s newest high-density cone crusher, the HP3.

From left to right: Roger Kieswetter, Owner Kieswetter Excavating Inc., Heidelberg, ON, TESAB dealer, Bob Bloomfield, TESAB Americas, Natasha Kieswetter, Steve Kuret, TESAB Ontario Inc.


TESAB Launches Mobile Cone Crusher
TESAB made a splash at Hillhead with the launch of the 1200TC mobile tracked cone crusher. The 1200-millimetre-diameter cone crusher can accept a feed size of up to 250 mm, and has a reduction ratio of up to 16:1. TESAB is promoting the unit for hard rock quarrying and concrete recycling applications.


Edge Releases Portable Screening Plant
Edge was on hand to display the brand new Trommel 622 Series portable screening plant. With a variable discharge height combined with a 180-degree radial conveyor, the 622 series was designed for maximum stockpiling flexibility.
The 622 features a unique fuel- and energy-saving control system with local sensing detecting the need to work harder or easier based on load size, creating an increase in savings in operator fuel costs.


Telestack introduced a new range of mobile bulk handling systems at Hillhead. That included static displays on their most up-to-date radial telescopic stacker/shiploader, the TC 420 Tracked Conveyor, and 1000TPH Mobile Radial Truck Uploader. With products sold on six different continents, Telestack is looking to having a stronger presence in Canada and the United States with the new line of equipment launched at Hillhead.

Terex Finlay Marketing Manager Brian Pauley


Terex Finlay Debuts Inclined Screen
First seen two months earlier at Intermat, the new Terex Finlay 684 tracked mobile inclined screen was the centrepiece of the company’s display at Hillhead. Featuring three full-size inclined decks, the new machine provides a screening area of 21.9 m2. Promoted as a solid solution for contract screening, the full self-contained unit can be hydraulically folded, making it ready for transport in around 30 minutes.


Sandvik Provides Multiple Mobile Crushing Solutions
Sandvik showed the versatility of its crushing operation machinery, with live demonstrations of mobile jaw, impact and cone crushers as part of the company’s presence at Hillhead. The new and enhanced models feature Stage 3B/Tier 4i engines built for the North American marketplace, including the QH331 cone crusher, the CI511 impact crusher, and the QJ241 and QJ341 jaw crushers. Hillhead also marked the first live demonstration of the QI240 combined primary and secondary impact crusher.


New Screen Machine from Powerscreen
Powerscreen unveiled the newest offering in its line of screening equipment: the Warrior 1400X. The 1400X was produced to reduce engine-running speed and enhance hydraulics, and offers a reduction of fuel consumption of up to 15%. Stockpiling conveyors have increased by upwards of 25% on the 1400X, offering a standard two-speed tracking system. The 1400X can be fitted for both a Cat Stage 3A, and Stage 3B, four-cylinder diesel engine.

Organizers are already in the planning stages of Hillhead 2014. Be sure to check out our website at for details on the 2014 show once they are released.

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