Monthly Archives: December 2020

Designed to Demolish

JJ Duffy Demolition have just added a second demo-spec LiuGong to their fleet. Dara Boyle takes a look at the machine on site in Dublin and finds out why this is a brand worth going back to. It speaks volumes about a brand when a contractor chooses to invest in …

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Digging down to build up

Demolition companies do more than just knock stuff down. Dara Boyle visits a job in North Wall, Dublin where Hegarty Demolition are carrying out a range of works to prepare the site for a new development. Demolition is a business where a lot of variety can come up. Hegarty Demolition …

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Sand Shifters

Dara Boyle visits Dan Morrissey & Co’s sandpit in Ballyburn, Co Kildare, where a CDE modular washing plant takes centre stage. Ballyburn is a townland in Kildare, located between the village of Castledermot and the Carlow border. The area is home to a deposit of high-grade sand, which is being …

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Hyundai’s heavyweight

In the yellow corner, weighing in at nearly 90 Tonnes, the new kid on the block, Ladies and Gentlemen, the mighty Hyundai HX900. Darren Scully is your ringside commentator.  Just a couple of weeks before Christmas, Donal Walsh was getting restless and didn’t really want to wait for Santa. Christmas …

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Bedrock Buster

It takes a heavy machine to do heavy work. When McCabe Earthworks were faced with a lot of stone to smash, a brand-new 70-tonne Komatsu was brought in to run the breaker. Dara Boyle gets up close with this rock-busting beast. It’s a promising sign these days to see a …

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Under the rainbow

A Dutch dike strengthening project is home for a special version of the Cat 336 writes Steven Vale. FINISHED in the distinctive yellow and grey colours of Dutch earthworks giant Boskalis, the one-of-a kind excavator is playing a vital role sand works role on the edge of the Markermeer (Marker …

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13-year-old digs path for future with driving qualification

A 13-year-old passionate about diggers and tractors has become the youngest person to gain a Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Red Card, making him a trained operator. Jamie Currie, from Cullen, is now qualified to operate diggers after passing the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test, followed by a theory …

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