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JCB Joins Team GB!

A British athlete who triple jumps further than the fully extended boom on one of JCB’s biggest Loadalls has an extra spring in his step today – after landing a sponsorship deal from digger maker JCB. Ben Williams, 27, of Newcastle, Staffordshire, became British Triple Jump Champion last month with a life-time best jump of 17.27 metres – further than the reach of a fully extended boom on a 540-170 Lodall. The stunning achievement has earned him a place in the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Doha…

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More Volvo for Ward!

Since purchasing his first Volvo articulated hauler back in 1990, Martyn Ward, managing director of Ward Plant Limited, Carnwath, South Lanarkshire continues to add Volvo articulated haulers and excavators to his plant fleet. “In my considered opinion, the Volvo ADT is second to none on the market today, and all the trucks I’ve ever run have proved themselves over and over again in terms of reliability, productivity and fuel savings,” says Ward. “And it’s like anything else – if you look after your kit, then it’ll look after you; some…

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CASE Expands LDH Territory!

Following a successful 12-year relationship with LDH Plant in South Wales, CASE has expanded the partnership to a new LDH Plant facility in Middlesbrough. The large, recently opened site will sell the full line of CASE products, as well as the entire range of after sales services, including maintenance plans, parts and CASE’s telematics solution: SiteWatch. “LDH Plant is a hugely successful dealership, showing a 30% growth on CASE equipment sales in the last year alone. But it’s not just about product sales, LDH Plant embraces our philosophy of providing…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Versatile Volvo!

A family run farming and agricultural contracting business, located at Lochmaben near Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, has recently purchased a bespoke specified Volvo L70H ‘Ag Spec’ to enhance two important areas of its activities. The fourteen tonne L70H equipped with agricultural wheels and tyres, single lever hydraulic control and CDC (comfort drive control) was chosen by the Kincaid family following a visit to SMT’s recent Live It Dig It event in Yorkshire, and a subsequent visit to Cereals 2019 to inspect the machine close up. Suitably impressed with what…

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Latest News Telehandlers 

The First Dozen!

Weston Logistics, a division of Weston Homes Plc, has invested in a fleet of 12 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers – its first ever JCB purchase. Supplied by Greenshields JCB, the new machines will support Weston Homes in delivering the 7,500 new homes it currently has in the production stage or in the development pipeline, including three schemes of 1,000+ properties. These include the £60 million conversion of the prestigious Grade II listed Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot, providing 140 new homes, as well as the transformation of the old…

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First Bobcat Electric Excavator Comes Off Production Line

Bobcat has announced that the first of the company’s new E10e zero tail swing (ZTS) 1 tonne electric mini-excavators has come off the production line at the Bobcat compact equipment manufacturing plant at Dobris in the Czech Republic. Finished at 1:08 pm on 11th July 2019, the first E10e off the line has the Serial Number B4KL11001. It is headed to the Netherlands to the Authorised Bobcat Dealer, Apeldoorn-based Inter-Techno, where it will be used as a demo machine and is available for hire from Inter-Techno’s partner company, 123Machineverhuur. Doosan…

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The Bells of Belfast

Leading name for plant truck sales across Ireland, TBF Thompson, has become the latest commercial and plant dealer to position itself as an official distributor of articulated dump trucks (ADTs), designed and manufactured by Bell Equipment. Established in 1958, TBF Thompson (Garvagh) Ltd. has been at the forefront of commercial and plant sales throughout Ireland, selling a wide range of equipment to construction and quarry industries across the region. With depots in Belfast, Dublin and Garvagh, Thompson’s legacy of quality and excellence still stands strong today. The company holds its…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Volvo Triple for Skene Group!

Skene Group Construction Services Ltd of Glenrothes Fife has added three more Volvo L220H loading shovels to its fleet, with two going to work at its Soutra Mains quarry and the third taking up residency at the company’s Lomond quarry. Two new L220H loading shovels join two existing L220s at Soutra with this particular size of machine being the optimum model of choice for carrying out rehandling and stocking out duties around the quarry. The machines have been specified with Michelin XMineD2 29.5R25 tyres and large capacity 5.6m³ rehandling buckets,…

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Share Plant with Shareplant!

A new app startup Shareplant has launched, set to disrupt the construction equipment and tool hire industry by allowing users to rent a wide range of idle construction equipment and tools directly from owners. The startup allows equipment owners to earn extra money and offset equipment running costs during downtime and gaps between jobs, while offering renters a seamless way to browse a wide range of available self-drive or operated specialist equipment on a single app, with up-to-the-minute information about availability and without having to contact or search multiple providers.…

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Guernsey’s £32M Wastemaster!

JCB has supplied a fleet of machines from its specialist waste and recycling range to a new £32 million Waste Transfer Station (WTS) and Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) on the island of Guernsey. Based at Longue Hougue, some two miles north of Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port, the new facility has been commissioned and built as part the Island’s waste strategy to relieve pressure on the existing landfill site, which is approaching capacity. The Guernsey waste transfer station is comprised of three halls: Hall 1 contains a food…

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