Although they are not seen in a plant background, enjoying classic and vintage crawlers, the backbone of the plant working scenario these days, is mostly seen at agricultural events like the National Crawler Championship. It was part of the National Ploughing Championships, which took place on Sunday October 15 near Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, and was well supported by CPM readers. The editor was there to see it happen
Eiger Replaces Andes
Tom Pattle, owner of P&S Marine, tells the tale of moving an Eiger to his yard to replace a faithful Andes
Men At Work!
The MF Hanomag dozer ripping up the earth; the Hanomag company dates back to 1835, building steam engines from which it progressed to making many other types of machinery. The construction division was sold to Massey Fergusson in 1974 and was taken over by the IBH Group in 1980: after the collapse of IBH it became part of Komatsu
Jersey's Pallot Steam, Motor And General Museum - Worth A Visit
Joseph Lewis discovers the plant-related exhibits in Jersey’s Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum
Monarch Tractor Models
PAUL TOFIELD continues his tale about the growth of Allis-Chalmers in construction equipment. Last month he wrote about the Monarch Tractor Corporation, which it bought very soon after reviving its ailing unprofitable agricultural tractor division. Now he looks at Monarch’s models
Into A New Era Ian Gibson Earthmoving Into A New Era
PETER LOVE visited his good mate Ian Gibson Plant Contractor to see his excellent new premises near Upminster, Essex, and his superbly presented working equipment
The Bigger The Better
The Ariño coal mine is not only one of largest operations in Spain today, but also relies on the services of some of the country’s largest earthmovers, writes Steven Vale
Asbestos Removal Call The Experts - Central Demolition Ltd
Removing asbestos can be a sensitive business when old buildings are demolished to make way for new developments. BOB WEIR went to Bonnybridge to hear about a company that is at the cutting edge of demolition technology
HYMAC 580BT Restoration
Having started restoration work on his Hymac 580BT, Jeremy Rowland now looks at the next hurdles to get over as he begins to make progress
Viva Las Cruces
Coal is important for Spain’s economy, but it is not the country’s only indigenous raw material.
This Was The Place To Be
If you were looking to buy some plant at auction, you couldn’t do better than check out the Euro Auction Sale, held near Selby on January 25, 26 and 27.
Andrews Plant Hire FIVE DECADES of Loyalty
One of JCB’s longest-standing customers in the world has invested in a brand new fuel-saving machine - nearly half a century after founding his family firm with a second hand JCB backhoe.
Inching back to life
Chris McCullough finds an extremely rare excavator restoration
A legendary Caterpillar
With the death of Castro bringing Cuba into the world spotlight, David Reed travelled out there for CPM to look at a special piece of plant
GFX gets the works
Martyn Williams completes the story of his restoration of an Aveling Barford G series FX roller
Ancient & Modern
The Morris Leslie Group recently upgraded its fleet to become one of the youngest and most modern in the UK. Owner Morris Leslie is also a keen collector of old plant equipment. Bob Weir went to the company HQ at Errol to see his latest acquisition, a rare JCB Mk1 Major loader