Prolec PME systems for HAWK

The last 2 machines from a batch of 12 Komatsu PC80’s for HAWK which have been fitted with Prolec PME 500 height and slew limit systems with machine envelope, includes offset boom control have just been completed, these machines are destined for the M6 smart motorway upgrade, well done team!!

Final 6 for CITB awards

Allan J Hargreaves Plant Engineers have made it through to the final six for the CITB managing agency award for SME employer of the year.

The awards ceremony will be held in london on 27th October

Below Rachel Moon presenting Allan with the golden ticket.p1000455


We are now recruiting!!!!!!!

There are a number of exciting new positions available due to recent expansion, including Field Service Engineers, Workshop based Engineers, Welder Fabricator and a Storesman position.

Very competetive rates of pay available!!

Please send your C.V and covering letter to to find out more.


ROTOTILT tiltrotators gain Network Rail product acceptance

Allan J Hargreaves Plant Engineers are the Uk dealer for Rototilt rail applications, the following Rototilt products now have achieved product acceptance by Network Rail for use on the UK infrastructure: RT30, RT40B / R4, RT60B / R6, RT80 / R8. The Network Rail product acceptance certificate is PA05/06365. For any further information on these products please contact Allan Hargreaves Plant Engineers directly.


Case 988’s upgraded for Difuria Contractors

AJH Plant have recently completed the upgrade of 2 Case 988’s for Difuria contractors, these will be exported to Singapore for use on a new project.

The machines have been upgraded with direct rail wheel braking, hydraulic trailer service braking, twin cab conversion and full respray. The machines have also had travel cut features, directional rail lighting and servicing carried out. These machines are further to a previous batch of 4 machines upgraded for Difuria the previous year.

Difuria Contractors are involved with the export market for Rail machines, for any further information contact.

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Allan Hargreaves wins Myerscough College awards

Allan Hargreaves Plant Engineers attended the Myerscough College apprentice awards evening on Wednesday 08/07/2015.
During the awards ceremony Allan was asked to present the apprentice awards for the mechanical skills categories.
Following this Allan was delighted to receive the small business employer of the year and MyApprentice champion 2015.
Both awards were presented in recognition of the work our three first year apprentices have achieved and the companies commitment to training and development of the existing workforce.

Digmaster Pro 3D Machine Guidance Solution for £18000.00

We are currently offering Prolec Digmaster Pro 3D excavator guidance at a great price!!!!!

The price offered is £18,000 and around 50% of the RRP this is limited between 1stMarch 2015 and 30th September 2015.

For those already using 3D guidance the benefits are obvious.  We understand that it’s a big commitment and you’ll have to change your ways of working in some cases (just like you would if you bought a new piece of equipment!).  The benefit of Digmaster Pro is it works in both 3D and 2D modes so you can double the productivity benefits without extra cost.

3D machine guidance can improve your work rate by up to 50% – you’ll win more jobs, you’ll get them done faster and the system will pay for itself within months of installation.

Prolec’s Digmaster Pro is our 3D civil machine guidance solution and offers graphics not available on  more expensive competitor’s systems.  Our system is class leading in the following areas:

  •  Refresh rates and updates on screen are real time with no lag or jumping like some competitors.
  • Our “Pro-Job” interface allows the use of any file format from the surveyor and simplifies import and export of files with one interface and consistent file handling.
  • Compatibility isn’t an issue as we use open standards so almost all GPS can be integrated on the system (don’t worry though we provide you the GPS on this system).
  • Our range of tools and machine types is unrivalled so you’ll always have the right tool showing on your machine (buckets, grabs, hammers but to name a few).
  • Hardware is removable so overnight and downtime security isn’t an issue.
  • The screen is both rugged and large enough to allow the operator to see what they’re doing without trouble.  Some competitors screen’s are up to 50% smaller!
  • The system is configured for touch and works intuitively.  It doesn’t expect you to modify your work pattern to suit the system!
  • Configuration of the system allows the operator to see only that which they want to see and in as much detail as required.
  • The system isn’t subject to problems of communication from wireless sensors like some. We use robust/weatherproof CAN communication protocols with superfast cables connecting them.
  • Our expertise is with the excavator operator and their experience so we tailor our system to suit drivers, not technicians.
  • We offer options for civil, marine and piling operations (may need upgrades) and the file handling is consistent regardless of the type of operation you’re running.

All necessary equipment to run Digmaster Pro 3D including;

  • 10.5” Prolec Rugged Tough Pad Computer
  • Laptop Computer Backpack
  • Class leading 2D & 3D guidance software
  • 2 x AS7 Sensors (inc. relevant mounting shoe and cabling)
  • 1 x Pitch and Roll sensor
  • 1 x Bucket sensor
  • 1 x Digmaster Pro User Manual
  • 1 x Heavy duty tough book mount
  • 2 x Prolec GPS solution (complete with antenna masts)
  • 1 x Serial CAN Interface

Installation is extra and can be negotiated at the time of purchase.Digmaster Pro Advert copy.jpg



PME2D is unique and replaces our standalone 2D guidance product, Digmaster, with an integrated system built on PME’s hardware platform.  You can integrate any PME safety feature with this guidance product.  PME2D will install as a standalone system as well and is fully compatible with any PME product you may want to add later.

When integrated with a compatible PME safety product, PME2D maintains all preset limits (height, slew, cab protection, depth) while operating the guidance system.  You can operate safely and in compliance with codes and site rules with only one hardware solution working together.  No other manufacturer can offer you this combination of safety, productivity and control in one easily installed and easily calibrated product.
PME2D offers all the features you’d expect from a 2D guidance product providing accurate and quick grade control in common civil engineering applications.  Pre-set profiles allow you to dig to depth or grade to a known profile first time without under/over cutting, saving you time, rework and excess material.  Tool addition and measurement has been radically improved from the current product as well as simplifying choosing and editing of slopes, cross sections, trenches and simple grading.  All designed with you, the user, in mind.

The upgrade of any existing PME system is a simple as adding another “app” to your phone and installation is just as simple.  If using with an existing PME system the calibration will be carried over from your current installation saving even more time.

Supply of 6 new R4 Rototilt tiltrotators

AJHPLANT have recently supplied TXM PLANT with six new Rototilt R4 tiltrotators giving their rail plant fleet greater versatility and productivity.

These rototilts can be supplied with either double acting or telescopic rams dependant on customer preference. The R4 model is aimed at machines with a base weight of between 10 and 16 tons.


Komatsu D41 Dozer upgraded

2 Komatsu D41 Dozers have been upgraded to RIS-1530-PLTiss4 for TXM PLANT this work has including modifying the front skate to a hydraulically operated brake, LED directional rail lighting, LED worklights and air horn giving the best audibility and visibilty. These machines have also had a full respray.