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The Year in Pictures: July – December

We’re now half way through the year in pictures. Last week we rounded up the action packed first half of 2019 with news from Bauma and Plantworx. Find the best photos from part two of Plant Planet’s The Year In Pictures below.

July:
Case Machinery Used in Lava Extraction

The CASE CX750D is used for the direct extraction of raw materials in the lower part of the Ochtendung lava plant. Volcanic clinker and lava sands are present naturally as loose rock and are separated directly from the mine wall using the machine. After this, the material is loaded onto dump trucks or broken down on site with a mobile crusher to a size that allows for easy processing. Despite the relatively low weight of the material, the work required by the fixtures and hydraulics of the CX750D should not be underestimated. The extreme abrasiveness of the lava material demands high performance from the bucket and arm. In addition, the mining area is crisscrossed with numerous basalt deposits, which, for safety reasons, must be washed away repeatedly in the course of the excavation process.

For more of the news from July, follow this link.


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August:
Claas Release the LEXION 6000 & 5000 models

The new LEXION 6000 and 5000 are equipped with the all-new APS SYNFLOW WALKER threshing unit. With the APS SYNFLOW WALKER, the LEXION 6000 and 5000 set new standards for the threshing and separation performance of straw-walker combine harvesters. The all-new threshing unit features a 450 mm pre-accelerator drum, a 755 mm threshing drum with ten rasp bars and an additional separator drum with a diameter of 600 mm ahead of the impeller. 

For news from August, click here.


September:
Hydrema Celebrate 60 Years

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October:
Doosan Infracore Europe Record Highest Ever Sales

On October 24, Doosan Infracore Europe announced that it had sold 548 units of construction equipment in September, its highest monthly sales figure ever. Furthermore, Doosan Infracore Europe sold a total of 3,254 units of construction figure up until September, its highest figure for any nine-month period.

Find more news from October here.


November:
BKT Supply award winning Tyres

BKT has equipped JCB’s record-breaking Fastrac tractor with specially developed tires, helping it set a new record of 135.191 mph (217.568 km/h) to enter the Guinness World Records. The world speed record set by JCB with its 1,016 hp Fastrac tractor was achieved with the ultimate BKT know-how. In addition to the revised chassis and powertrain developments carried out by the British tractor maker, this speed machine was also equipped with a tire specially developed by BKT and capable of withstanding high-speed runs in excess of 150 mph (241 km/h).

Find more news from November here.


December:
Quarter of a Million Raised for Mental Health in Construction

Once again it was a capacity crowd at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London on Friday 6th December on what turned out to be a record-breaking event for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. A monumental quarter of a million pounds was raised through table sales, live and silent auctions, heads and tails, a raffle and event sponsorship.  All of money will directly benefit construction families in crisis and help the charity to provide even more support to the construction industry, including mental health training, development of their helpline app and an increased portfolio of charitable services available through their 24/7 construction industry helpline.  

Find more news from December here.


And that’s the year in pictures! What was your favorite bit of news or photo? Be sure to share it with us on Twitter.

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