What you should see at Hillhead 2024

In a matter of weeks the Hillhead 2024 equipment exhibition in the United Kingdom, which in 2022 attracted 18,000 visitors, will once again return its Buxton Quarry showground, taking place from 25 to 27 of June.

While the event is smaller in terms of visitor numbers than the likes of ConExpo and Bauma Munich, its focus on quarrying, material handling, recycling and demolition, ensures that those who do attend are guaranteed to find exactly what they need.

But with over 200 product categories, finding things can be a bit of a challenge.

6 machines you should see at Hillhead 2024

So, to help demolition and recycling contractors save time, here’s a list of the six most highly anticipated equipment that will be on display.

1. FreeFlow Mobile Washing Plant from CDE (stand A11)
CDE FreeFlow mobile washing plant The FreeFlow mobile washing plant. (PHOTO: CDE)


When it comes to recycling equipment, industry heavyweight CDE is to showcase the FreeFlow Mobile Washing Plant.

Claimed to be the only machine of its kind available on the market in the world, the FreeFlow is a trailer mounted plant for aggregate and sand classification.

It offers a capacity of up to 70 tph and can be used with a range of materials, such as sand, gravel, crushed rock, scalpings, sand and overburden.

2. DXR 95 demolition robot from Husqvarna (Stand A8)
Husqvarna DXR 95 demolition robot Husqvarna’s DXR 95 demolition robot. (PHOTO: Husqvarna)


Husqvarna Construction will be showing its new DXR 95 demolition robot - the fifth model in the company’s product lineup.

The model, which weighs just over half a tonne and can be transported in a standard van, has a powertrain that delivers 9.8 kW of power and 250 bar of pressure to the end-of-arm tool.

With an upward reach of 3.16 m and a forward reach of 2.67 m, the tracked robot can be used for range applications, including underground rock breaking and chimney removal.

3. DX140RDM-7 demolition excavator from Develon (Stand Z4)
The DX140RDM-7 demolition excavato from Develon The DX140RDM-7 demolition excavator. (PHOTO: Develon)


Among the products being shown for the first time at Hillhead on the Develon stand is the new 22-tonne, DX140RDM-7 demolition excavator and the new DD130-7 dozer.

There will also be a range of compact equipment on show, with the DX27Z-7 and DX55R-7 mini-excavators and DL85-7 compact wheel loader.

The display will be completed by Develon’s DX235LCR-7 24.3-tonne crawler excavator.

4. ScreenPro S18 scalping screen from Edge Innovate (Stand C20)
The ScreenPro S18 scalping screen from Edge Innovate The ScreenPro S18 scalping screen. (PHOTO: Edge Innovate)


Edge Innovate will debut its ScreenPro S18 tracked scalping screen.

The ScreenPro S18 is a heavy-duty model that is designed to handle aggregate, construction waste, sand, and more, but with the addition of over-band magnets and magnetic head drums, it can also be used for ferrous metal recycling applications.

5. Volvo EC230 electric excavator (Quarry Face demonstration area)
Volvo EC230 Electric excavator Volvo’s 23-tonne EC230 electric excavator


Volvo Construction Equipment’s authorised dealer, SMT, will present the manufacturer’s new 23-tonne Volvo EC230 Electric excavator.

Making its UK public debut, the EC230 is Volvo CE’s first fully electric model in the mid-sized class. Offering zero exhaust emissions and quiet operation, the model can be used for a range of applications.

Hillhead visitors will be able to see the Volvo EC230 Electric in action in the exhibition’s demonstration zone, alongside the Volvo L120H Electric Conversion wheel loader and a fully electric truck from Volvo Trucks.

6. MB Crusher’s padding bucket and sorting grapple (Stand A32)
MB Crusher sorting grapple (PHOTO: MB Crusher)


MB Crusher’s stand at Hillhead will feature units from both the compact and the heavy line.

Key products on show will include the padding bucket, which MB says “redefines the process of handling materials”.

The padding bucket will be shown alongside MB Crusher’s latest sorting grapple. Designed for precision work, the company says the grapple allows operators to pick, sort, and place materials with ease.

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