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Contractors World - 2015 Vol 5 No 2

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Plantworx 2015 Review

Hill Engineering Seals Deal At PlantworxHill Engineering Seals Deal At Plantworx

Plantworx was an obvious winner for Hill Engineering who displayed their expertise in hydraulic quick couplers, buckets and other ground engaging products.

At the event Lynch Plant Hire and Hill Engineering struck a deal for 50 new TEFRA Coupler’s worth £120K.

Once delivered the new TEFRA Quick Hitches will be coupled with 50 brand new Caterpillar machines which Lynch also purchased at the Plantworx exhibition in a deal worth £5.8 million.

Merrill Lynch, operations director at Lynch Plant Hire commented:

Our clients include Skanska, Carillion and Balfour Beatty and all are happy with our choice of Hill attachments. The hitches are virtually maintenance free and provide the utmost in safety - since the dual locking quick hitch we have not had one reported incident on any of our sites.

The safety systems in the TEFRA eliminate one of the most dangerous aspects of handling attachments, which is the risk of attachments coming away completely. Hill Engineering solved this by using a positive locking system rather than a gravity locking system, making the crucial safety feature ‘active’ and not ‘passive’ in the way it works.

Completely manufactured in the UK, the TEFRA components are cast, which means its lower in weight and higher in strength. The coupler fits excavators from 3 to 120 tons and is fully compliant with current safety legislation.

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Barrus First Time At PlantworxBarrus First Time At Plantworx

Established for almost 100 years, E. P. Barrus is an established distributor of a wide range of power products from leading global brands.

This year saw the company put in an appearance at Plantworx where, amongst other products, they promoted the Loncin range of engines and machines at Plantworx.

The Loncin engine line-up includes horizontal shaft engines from 1.8 hp to 19.7 hp, and vertical engines from 3.6 hp to 19.3 hp, including twin-cylinder options.

These are featured in products such as the HGI Portable Generator fitted with Loncin G200 engine. The 2.6 kW (3.25 kVA), dual voltage HGI portable generator features a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 5.5 hp G200 engine coupled to a Mecc Alte alternator.

The 2.6 kW generator features an 11 litre long-run fuel tank providing an impressive 9 hour running time.

Also on display was the Truxta 4x4 powered mini dumper, fitted with a Loncin, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4.8 hp G160 engine which was running as a demonstration model. The Truxta has been designed and built to rental industry standards by Tufftruk Ltd, a UK company based in the Peak District National Park. This compact machine will pass through a 2’6” doorway and with the 40° articulated steering can manoeuvre in the tightest of places.

E P Barrus


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