Record-breaking wheel loader-powered puppet to appear at Hillhead


The UK’s largest mechanical puppet is set to make an appearance at Hillhead 2018, alongside a new brand of crushing and screening equipment machines.

The 2018 event will take place at Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, UK, on June 26-28 next year, and Terex Mineral Processing will display its EvoQuip line of products designed to simplify crushing and screening tasks. Weir Minerals, Renault Trucks and Gap Hire Solutions will be among some of the other companies making an appearance at the show.

The Man Engine, a Volvo L220 wheel loader-powered mechanical puppet, voted as the UK’s best arts project and presented with a National Lottery Awards trophy by comedian David Baddiel, will also be on display.

he 10m-tall puppet is to appear on The National Lottery Awards Show on UK TV channel BBC1 on September 27 before it comes to Hillhead.

Event director Richard Bradbury said, “Outdoor space is already 90% sold with the newly extended area nearly full. We are very excited by the changes we have made at the top end of the site to accommodate more exciting working demonstrations which are synonymous with Hillhead, and the Man Engine will provide a spectacular focal point to the area.”

September 15, 2017


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