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What’s New at Hillhead 2022

First published in the May 2022 issue of Quarry Management 

In just over a month’s time, Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, will host the world’s largest and most iconic quarrying, construction, and recycling exhibition following a four-year hiatus. This year celebrating its 40th anniversary, over the past four decades Hillhead has grown to be a show like no other – from its humble beginnings at Jackdaw Crag Quarry in 1982, to the spectacular and unique experience it is today. From 21–23 June, more than 600 UK and international suppliers of plant, equipment, materials, and services will be in attendance with a huge range of exhibits on static display and/or live demonstration. With more companies showcasing their products and services than ever before, Hillhead 2022 is set to become the biggest working quarry show to date. On the following pages, QM previews some of the latest plant, technological innovations, and services to look out for at this leading event for the industry.

Already official suppliers of McCloskey, GIPO, McCloskey Environmental and MWS equipment, Agg-Pro (Aggregate Processing & Recycling) have recently been awarded the exclusive distribution rights for central and southern England, and Wales for the Lippmann range of crushers, screeners, and stackers. Agg-Pro managing director Geoff Caves said: ‘Lippmann need no introduction; they are a brand that have designed and manufactured quality aggregate processing equipment for close to a century. We are immensely proud to be one of the first to bring Lippmann to the UK market. Adding Lippmann to our portfolio only serves to increase the quality and range we can offer our customer base.’ Kevin Kiesgen, vice-president of Lippmann, added: ‘I can see many similarities between the company ethos at Agg Pro and at  Lippmann, which excites me for our potential together. We cannot wait to get started and look forward to exhibiting our products at the famous Hillhead Quarry and Recycling Expo in June.’

Anaconda Equipment, a McLanahan company, plan to introduce their new crushing line by exhibiting the J12 jaw crusher for the first time in Europe. The Anaconda J12 is a mid-sized machine designed predominately for quarrying and mining applications. The versatile crusher is fabricated with a direct hydraulic drive, 1,100mm x 700mm (28in x 44in) Universal Crushers jaw chamber and a Cummins L9 performance engine. Also on display will be the Anaconda DF514 two-deck scalping screen, a reliable mid-sized unit with multiple variants that allow it to adapt to different applications. Alongside the Anaconda exhibits, McLanahan will be showcasing their UltraWASH 6206 and UltraCRUSH modular systems, illustrating the diversity of the McLanahan family of companies, from mobile tracked and wheeled units to static modular crushing and washing solutions.

Hillhead 2022 will see the debut of Atlantic Pumps’ much-talked-about water quality management system EnviroHub, which was launched to the quarrying industry in 2020. With sites now required to provide proof of safe water disposal and water quality checks routinely being carried out by the Environment Agency and SEPA, a robust treatment and monitoring system, such as EnviroHub, plays a vital role. Disposing of water that contains pollutants can result in heavy fines and can damage a company’s reputation. In addition to monitoring and reporting water quality on site, EnviroHub can inform the site if the water is unsafe to be disposed of and can automatically intervene, ensuring that any water the site does dispose of is treated and free from pollutants. However, EnviroHub will not be the only debutant on Atlantic’s stand; also making a first appearance at Hillhead will be one of the company’s new small but powerful remote-controlled dredgers. 

Barrus will be showcasing the latest EU Stage V-compliant engines from Yanmar and John Deere. Feature-packed Yanmar engines offer an ideal power solution for quarrying and construction applications, screening equipment, gensets, pumps, and hydraulic power packs. Yanmar Europe have launched an industry-first, five-year extended warranty covering the TN-Series engines, allowing customers in the UK and Europe to enjoy enhanced operational security, higher resale values, and peace of mind. John Deere also offer engines meeting EU Stage V emissions requirements. The advantages of uninterrupted power, ultimate reliability, and low cost of ownership have made John Deere engines an ideal choice for construction equipment including crushers, excavators, loaders, dumpers, gensets, and air compressors. 

Bobcat will present several new products for the first time at this year’s show, including models from the company’s new R-Series telehandler range, R2-Series of mini-excavators, and the L85, the first model in the company’s compact wheel loader range, all developed as part of Bobcat’s innovative ‘Next is Now’ programme. The Bobcat stand will also feature the company’s E10e, the world’s first battery-powered 1-tonne mini-excavator.

Brokk, a world-leading manufacturer of remote-controlled robots, will be introducing their new pedestal boom – a compact, stationary, breaker boom system for the mining and quarrying industries. The new machine range will allow producers to apply the power and precision of Brokk’s demolition robots to primary breaking tasks that feed mobile crushers, jaw crushers, gyratory crushers, and grizzlies. Exhibited alongside the range of Brokk machines (incorporating new Brokk connect software) will be the Darda C20 splitter as well as a range of hand-held tools.

Bruce Materials Processing Solutions are global manufacturers and distributors of washing equipment and solutions for the quarrying, minerals extraction, recycling, and waste-management industries. Bruce Engineering will be promoting the BWSRB120 twin-product (two sands) sand-washing plant. Easily paired with and complementing most makes of mobile or static washing screens, the BWSRB120 sand-recovery unit efficiently washes and dewaters sand, with the added benefit of increased fines recovery. Supplied as a modular self-contained unit, the plant offers operators significantly reduced wear costs, enhanced maintenance access, and consistent output levels.

Northern Ireland-based ConveyorTek manufacture and supply conveyors and metal separation equipment to 28 countries worldwide. Metal separation has been one of the fastest growing divisions within the company, with the CORE brand of overband conveyor magnets used throughout many industry sectors such as mobile plant, recycling, mining etc. With ongoing investments in the company’s magnetizing and production methods, combined with new innovations and technologies, such as AR and 3D printing, ConveyorTek have continued the evolution of their product range to meet market requirements and at Hillhead 2022 will be promoting their newly evolved overband magnet range – the EvoMag. 

At Hillhead 2022, a wide range of new-generation machines and equipment will be displayed on the Doosan stand, including the latest versions of the company’s large crawler excavators from 36 to 53 tonnes, the next-generation of Doosan mini-excavators, the brand-new 10-tonne DX100W-7 wheeled excavator, and a new range of compact wheel loaders. Alongside these products, Doosan will be showing their latest DL-7 wheel loaders and articulated dumptrucks for the quarrying, mining, and construction sectors.   

DXB Pump & Power are the only British-owned manufacturing company able to design, manufacture, sell, and rent quarry and mine dewatering and slurry pumps from 50mm to 500mm in size, capable of flows up to 3,000m3/h and heads of more than 200m. Adding to their range of Stage V engine-driven pumpsets and IEC electric motor-driven pumpsets, at Hillhead 2022 DXB will be launching their new DE250/160 high-head dewatering pump, as well as showing some of their slurry pumps and smaller dewatering pumps.

Commercial explosives and drilling and blasting specialists EPC-UK and EPC Metrics will be demonstrating how, using the latest Vertex software and digitized techniques, customers can optimize explosive energy on site and enhance their entire extraction operation using scientific processes. Visitors will be able to see Vertex’s Expertir, Expertab, and Explore capabilities brought to life through a Virtual Reality experience, and can meet Dr Liam Bermingham, who will be delivering elements of his latest European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE) paper on digitized blasting. 

Making their debut at this year’s Hillhead exhibition, alongside their UK sales partner Specialist Trailer Hire (STH) Ltd, Goldhofer will be presenting their wide range of vehicles for transporting all kinds of construction machinery. One of the items on display will be a three-axle semi-trailer from the successful STEPSTAR family. Specifically designed for the construction and demolition industry in the UK, it offers an impressive payload to deadweight ratio, making it an ideal solution for operations under C&U regulations. It also comes with a wide range of accessories, including ramps, Mega gooseneck, a full lashing system, low-wear and non-slip TraffideckGo polymer decking, and many other intelligent features and accessories for fast and easy loading and unloading with flexible vehicle configuration for specific operations.

Henkel will be highlighting their leading brand – LOCTITE – to emphasize the company’s expertise in engineering adhesives and functional coatings that prevent or rectify problems associated with wear, abrasion, erosion, corrosion, and mechanical damage. Some of the company’s latest rubber repair solutions and anti-slip and protective coating products to be showcased will include: LOCTITE PC 9021, an epoxy system for backing wear metal in gyratory/cone crushers; and LOCTITE PC 7352, a versatile, two-part, trowelable compound for fast and resilient rubber repairs, including conveyor belts, screen decks, and chutes. Also on show will be two new non-slip coatings designed to help reduce accidents (slips and falls) in the workplace. LOCTITE PC 6262 (available in yellow or grey) and LOCTITE 6315 (black) are solvent free, two-part epoxies that are applied with a roller or trowel to create an extremely durable surface that withstands heavy vehicular traffic.

Herbst Machinery will be launching a new product – the Herbst Agri Crusher 900 – to complement their existing range of screening and crushing equipment. Developed from the original Herbst Agri Crusher 700, a tractor PTO-powered jaw crusher (700mm x 400mm) which was launched at Hillhead 2014, the new model comes with a larger jaw size of 900mm x 450mm. The heavy-duty jaw chamber with its wider opening gives improved performance and significantly higher output rates, providing more power when processing large pieces of demolition material and offering highly effective performance in rock crushing applications, with outputs of more than 100 tonnes/h and a stockpile height of 2.5m. Crushed material size (40–125mm) is easily adjusted by hydraulic hand pump.

Indeco (UK) will be showing a comprehensive range of excavator attachments including hydraulic breakers, concrete pulverizers, and steel shears, among others, but new for Hillhead 2022 will be Indeco’s IMH series of hydraulically driven, boom-mounted mulching heads. Tailored to fit a wide range of excavators from 5 to 50 tonnes, these are specifically designed for a broad range of land clearing, site preparation, invasive vegetation species management, storm damage removal, and clean-up applications. 

New for Hillhead 2022 from Kohler Engines will be the Stage V KDI3404TCR-SCR engine (power pack version), which represents the top of the company’s KDI engine line. Fuel-efficient and compact in size, the engine model produces a maximum power output of 105kW (141hp) at 2,200 rev/min and up to 650Nm of torque. The KDI3404TCR-SCR unit is designed to be widely used in construction, industrial and agricultural applications, and will be exhibited alongside Kohler’s hybrid, diesel, gasoline, and gaseous-fuelled engine products.  

Lesjöfors AB, the €300 million global spring manufacturing powerhouse, are launching a new company and rebranding two of their UK factories. The two factories in Cornwall, formerly called European Springs & Pressings, have now formed a new company called Lesjöfors Heavy Springs UK, who will be making their first appearance at Hillhead. A leader in large-diameter compression, torsion and tension spring manufacturing, Lesjöfors Heavy Springs UK specialize in industrial and automotive spring components and sit alongside sister sites in Sweden and Finland as part of a global design, manufacturing, and technological development network dedicated to coiling wire from 3mm to 65mm diameter.

Exhibiting for the first time at Hillhead, MB Crusher – manufacturers of crushing and screening attachments – will be showing their full range of products, including the latest rotary screening buckets, crusher buckets and grapples for the aggregates, construction, demolition, and recycling industries. The Italian OEM will also highlight the key economic and environmental benefits of using MB processing attachments, which can be mounted on excavators, skid-steers, and wheel loaders. 

Returning to Hillhead after a successful debut at the last show in 2018, OKO Sales Ltd will be showcasing a range of industry-proven, anti-puncture tyre sealants for the earthmoving and transport and logistics sectors. One of the most cost-effective and safe ways to ensure heavy construction plant and OTR tyres are operating at their optimum level is the use of high-quality off-road air sealants. And to help fleet managers and equipment owners become more efficient, productive, and environmentally friendly, OKO Sales will be presenting their strongest OTR tyre sealant (OKO Mining X-tra Heavy Duty) to date, as well as the OKO Lifelong wheel and tyre life extender liquid.  

Mobile aggregates processing specialists Omega Crushing and Screening will be unveiling their latest plant developments and offerings. Taking centre stage on the company’s stand will be the J1065M – an eco-friendly, wheeled jaw crusher that has been purposely designed for operating in quarries and waste-recycling sites, and for businesses seeking a cost-effective mobile aggregates solution.    

Ore Sizer are believed to be the only UK manufacturer of vertical-shaft impact (VISI) crushers and at this year’s Hillhead they will be showcasing several machines, including the all-new OM50 series crusher – one of four VSI models that the company manufactures in England. Ore Sizer will also be showing their new full range of OM rotors with a choice of 3-, 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-port options available.  

Mobile equipment manufacturers Portafill International will be using Hillhead 2022 as a UK launch pad for two brand-new machines. The company will add a new model to its scalping range and introduce a mid-sized mobile impactor, both of which will be shown for the first time at a trade show. 

Global mobile crushing and screening specialists Powerscreen will be highlighting the breadth and depth of their full product range for the construction, quarrying, and recycling industries. At Hillhead 2022, the company will be displaying five brand-new models, including the Titan 2300 mobile scalping screen, as well as a working demonstration of one of the most important machines ever launched by Powerscreen. The Titan 2300 is a completely new machine to the manufacturer in its concept and design, incorporating the largest belt feeder across the manufacturer’s range at 1,500mm (60in), together with twin gearbox drive and a combination of impact bars and impact rollers for optimum power usage. Powerscreen will also be presenting their latest digital technologies, including the launch of a newly upgraded app designed to help improve productivity and site safety for customers. 

At Hillhead 2022, Renault Trucks will be demonstrating their green credentials and focusing on their electric mobility strategy for sustainable transport solutions. The vehicle manufacturer will be showcasing its award-winning E-Tech range; the D and D Wide E-Tech medium-duty ranges; and new for 2023 the all-electric C and T E-Tech truck models. Since 2020, Renault Trucks have been producing a range of all-electric vehicles from 3.1 to 26 tonnes, all manufactured in France. From the beginning of 2023, Renault Trucks will start the commercialization of the T E-Tech for regional transport and C E-Tech for construction. The company will also be presenting a selection of models from its HGV and LCV lines, as well as several Euro 6/
IV-compliant vehicles. 

Flying the flag for British engineering, Lincolnshire-based Red Rhino Crushers (UK) Ltd, manufacturers of mobile compact crushers and screens, will be showcasing their latest machine – the 8000 series crusher – for the first time at Hillhead 2022. Powered by a Kubota V3800 engine that develop 85kW, the mini jaw crusher features an 800m x 500m feed opening, hydraulically operated feeder extension flares and a folding conveyor. With a production output of up to 100 tonnes/h and weighing just under 20 tonnes, the 8000 series maintains Red Rhino’s strong reputation and foothold in the compact crusher market and allows their customers to achieve higher volume and output without having to invest in larger crushing equipment. The company will also be demonstrating its flagship 7000Plus compact crusher, whilst machines on static display will include: the popular three-way screener; the 5000 Static Electric series, an electric variant of the RR 5000 jaw crusher; and the 4000 series – Red Rhino’s smallest tracked machine.

Process, packaging, and robotic automation specialists RMGroup will be using Hillhead 2022 to showcase an impressive line-up of fixed/mobile bag filling and palletizing solutions, including bulk bag filling and material handling. Central to their display will be the CTB-600 bag filling system, which includes an ABB robot palletizing machine and bulk hopper with in-feed conveyor and weighing system that processes over 16 tonnes of bagged aggregate per hour. The company will also be showing its new BP-600 mobile packaging system, as well as demonstrating the popular BB-215 bulk bagging machine, which has been designed to pack a variety of materials, including the most abrasive products.   

Following their rebrand last autumn, Rokbak (formerly Terex Trucks) are set to return to Hillhead once again and will be showcasing their latest articulated haulers – the 28-tonne (30.9 US ton) payload RA30 and the 38-tonne (41.9 US ton) payload RA40 – for the quarrying, mining, and construction sectors. Built at the company’s factory in Motherwell, Scotland, the models now feature Stage V engines for improved fuel efficiency, a new transmission for the RA30 that delivers extended oil maintenance intervals, and the introduction of the Haul Track telematics system which allows fleet operators/equipment owners to have complete visibility and control of their machines.

Visitors to the Shell International stand will be able to find out how the company is meeting its prime aim to become a ‘net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner’ and what it is doing to help customers decarbonize energy emissions and manage their fuel costs. Shell will be presenting their gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, which converts natural gas – the cleanest-burning fossil fuel – into high-quality liquid fuels, base oils for lubricants and other liquid products usually made from crude oil. Sales and technical experts on the Shell stand will also demonstrate MachineMax – the company’s latest digital equipment management platform designed to maximize productivity and profitability for off-highway fleets. MachineMax allows equipment operators to track an entire fleet of owned, rented, and contracted machinery via an easy-to-install wireless smart sensor fitted near the vehicle engines.  

SMT GB will be showcasing a wide selection of Volvo Construction Equipment’s newest machines and latest technology for the first time in the UK, ranging from the EC530E excavator and EC300E Hybrid to the all-new EWR130E wheeled excavator and EW200E material handler. Also included in the machinery line-up will be the 95-tonne EC950F excavator, which was originally due to be shown for the first time at Hillhead 2020. At Hillhead 2022, the EC950F will be put through its paces in the demonstration area behind SMT GB’s newly redesigned stand. The machine is Volvo CE’s largest excavator to date and delivers maximum productivity in heavy rock and muck-shifting applications, thanks to its combination of power, stability, and breakout force. An ‘electric village’ zone will also be featured on the company’s stand, which will give Hillhead visitors their first opportunity to see the EC18 Electric and ECR18 Electric mini-excavators, and the L20 Electric compact wheeled loader.

Regular Hillhead exhibitors Takeuchi will be displaying a broad selection of models launched in the last four years, including their latest 3-Series compact excavator range. Making their show debuts will be the TB325R, a short tail, trailer towable 2.5-tonne mini-excavator, and the 7-tonne TB370 midi excavator. Hillhead 2022 will also mark the appearance of the new Takeuchi TCR50-2 tracked dumper, which offers 180° tipping, a 3,700kg payload, and a 65° skip tipping angle. 

At Hillhead 2022, Tesab Engineering will be going electric and showcasing the environmental credentials of hybrid technology with the official launch of their brand-new 700ie Hybrid electric jaw crusher. Based on the manufacturer’s proven 700i mobile jaw crusher, the 700ie Hybrid offers a more fuel-efficient and cost-effective alternative whilst still producing the same tonnages (up to 350 tonnes/h) of its diesel equivalent. Complementing their crushing equipment line-up, Tesab will also be exhibiting a wide range of mobile screens, scalpers and Trackstack bulk handling systems. 

Tsurumi UK, a global manufacturer of submersible pumps, will be promoting two brand-new 22kW pump models from their expanding and successful KTZ series range. The 4in KTZ422 and 6in KTZ622 units both have a maximum head of 72.5m and maximum flow rate of 4,000 litres/min. With their cast iron casing and high chrome cast iron impeller, the new submersible pumps are designed to excel in harsh operating applications such as mining, quarrying, construction, and tunnelling. As with the entire KTZ range, the pump models are suitable for long periods of operation and, thanks to their top discharge design, can be installed in confined spaces.

VEGA Controls will be showing a range of level and pressure sensors and point level switches, which offer reliable measurement and control solutions in bulk solids and liquids for the aggregates and recycling sectors. Key exhibits on display will include: the company’s latest PRO 6X 80 GHz non-contact radar level sensor for solids/liquids level monitoring and indication; abrasion-proof pressure sensors; and new bitumen liquid measurement tools for safe high-level overfill protection.  

Vibrock Ltd – one of the UK’s leading environmental consultancy firms – will once again be at Hillhead to showcase their full range of monitoring equipment and services, including the company’s updated V9000 seismograph which now features Internet-based remote capability, multiple text alarm functions, a larger screen, data storage for all three axes and extended battery life of up to 40 days, plus a 10-year warranty extension plan at no additional cost. Vibrock will also introduce a brand-new Android app – Vibrock Connect – which brings new capabilities to the V9000. 

Exhibiting at Hillhead for the first time, Volvo Trucks will be displaying their new FM and FH trucks, including the N3 Volvo FM 420 8x4 with Wilcox aluminium body designed for the transportation of aggregates, tarmac, and general construction materials. Also on show will be the company’s popular N3G Volvo FMX 460 8x4 fitted with a Thompsons all-steel tipper body specially built for demolition and muckaway operations. Joining the new truck models will be the Volvo FH I-Save 6x2 tractor unit, one of the most fuel-efficient tractor units on the market today, and widely used by tipper and tanker operators across the UK and Ireland. Volvo Trucks will also be showcasing their new RAL38 ton rear bogie for heavy-duty off-road and mining applications. 

This year’s eagerly awaited Hillhead show will provide the stage for the UK and world premiere of five new machines from the Wirtgen Group. Focusing on sustainable and cost-effective solutions for earthworks, road construction and materials processing, the Kleemann Mobicat MC 110(i) EVO2 jaw crusher, Mobicone MCO 90(i) EVO2 cone crusher, and Mobiscreen MSS 802(i) EVO screening plant for coarse elements will be making their show premiere in the UK. Hillhead 2022 will also see the world premiere of the one-metre-class W100 Fi milling machine from Wirtgen’s new compact milling range, with the group’s quintet of machine premieres being rounded off by the John Deere 672 GP motor-grader. Other key products on show will include: Evo Jet burners from Benninghoven; the WR 240(i) wheeled soil stabilizer and recycler from Wirtgen; and two asphalt pavers from Vögele.

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