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AUG 2012

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FEATURE HOT PRODUCTS AT HILLHEAD THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED AT HILLHEAD 2012, IN BUXTON, ENGLAND, INDICATE A MARKET SEEKING THE COMPETITIVE EDGE. By Mark S. Kuhar total of more than 17,000 visi‐ tors attended Hillhead 2012 in Buxton, England, compared with 15,500 in 2010, a growth of ap‐ proximately 10 percent. Throughout the three days of the show they ex‐ perienced more live demonstrations and new plant equipment than ever before, presented by a record 459 exhibitors. A Hillhead is the UK's major construction event and the biggest working quarry show anywhere in the world. Rock Products' Editor Mark Kuhar reported live from the show, the only U.S. aggre‐ gates industry editor in attendance. "We're very pleased with the num‐ ber of exhibitors and attendees," said Richard Bradbury, commercial director, at a dinner of international editors. "The weather really cooper‐ ated for us, and those I have spoken with are finding the show to be a valuable experience." Hillhead was established in 1982. The first event at Hillhead Quarry took place in 1983 and has been held there every two years ever since. There were three categories of working demonstration areas: ■ Quarry face: large wheel loaders and excavators load dump trucks from a 10,000‐ton rock pile and hydraulic breakers are used for secondary breaking. ■ Rock Processing: a wide variety of screens and crushers are used to process material into 16 ROCKproducts • AUGUST 2012 single‐size or graded products. ■ Recycling: well over 1,000 tons of waste material is sorted, crushed, shredded, screened, and stock‐ piled into reusable aggregate or waste material. The show is organized by Notting‐ ham‐based QMJ Publishing Ltd, mag‐ azine publishers and exhibition organizers for the quarrying, natural stone and associated industries. Following are some of the products that made waves at the show: KLEEMAN MOBILE CRUSHER The most compact jaw crusher in the Mobicat model range, the MC 100 R is reliable and extremely flexible in application due to its infinitely vari‐ able gap‐width adjustment and hy‐ draulic crusher drive, in particular when processing frequently chang‐ ing or inhomogeneous feed material. The reversible crusher drive enables blockages in the crusher mouth to be removed quickly and easily. The machine features: ■ Maximum feed capacity: approximately 200 tph.

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