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Fully-loaded Liebherr

Peter Haddock first interviewed Richard of Baker Groundworks in September 2019 when he had purchased his first Leica Geosystems 3D machine controlled excavator, complete with the co-pilot system to operate his Engcon UK Ltd tiltrotator. Fast forward to May 2021 and he has just invested in a brand new Liebherr Construction 920, with the Leica Geosystems MC1 system and an updated engcon unit. He also now has 17 buckets and 5 additional attachments, as well as a Scandinavian-spec machine with a full LED lighting system and safety light bars. This…

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Hyundai ducks in

Hyundai has announced the introduction of its new A-Series of wheeled excavators. The four Stage V compliant machines have operating weights of 14-23 tonnes and are each powered by low emission Cummins diesel engines. The revised line-up starts with the HW140A, weighing in at 14.9 tonnes with a monoboom and 15.8 tonnes with a two-piece main boom. The HW160A is available with operating weights of 17.5 to 18.39 tonnes The compact radius HW170ACR is offered exclusively with a two-piece boom, and weighs in at 18.8 tonnes. The range is completed…

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Liebherr unveils new mine truck

Liebherr is extending its product offering with the T 274, a class-leading 305 tonne payload haul truck. This new truck bridges the gap between the highly successful 363 tonne capacity T 284 and the upgraded T 264 which offers a payload of 240 tonnes. The T 274 is a true 305 tonne machine that provides fast cycle times, higher production rates, low fuel consumption, and a low cost per tonne. This new truck follows the same base design as the T 284, benefitting from its decades of field experience. Operators…

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Waste firm turns to Hyundai

Bristol-based McCarthy Marland have invested in a fleet of Hyundai excavators, ranging from eight to 15 tonnes for sorting and loading duties. This latest investment adds more Hyundai machines to their fleet which already included several HX145LCR’s and a HX220L 20 tonne class excavator. The latest excavators to join the ten-strong fleet are three new Hyundai HX145LCR’s that have been sourced locally through Hyundai dealer, Molson Equipment, a company already known to McCarthy Marland. Operations Manager for the site; Martin Williams said, “We have been using a slow-speed shredder and…

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Chepstow’s faith in Volvo brand

Chepstow Plant International has signed a deal with SMT GB for a range of Volvo machines, including 52 articulated haulers, 12 wheeled loaders and 7 excavators. Amongst the newly ordered articulated haulers are 25 A40Gs, which are split between a major earthmoving project in the north of England and substantial clay mines located in the South. The remainder of haulers ordered are 17 A30Gs and 10 A25Gs. In addition to the high level specifications found on all of Chepstow’s Volvo machines, the company has opted to have Haul Assist installed…

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Duchy demands Doosan

Duchy Plant Hire Ltd, based in Truro in Cornwall, has purchased 15 new Doosan excavators of various sizes from 2.7 to 25.5 tonne from Bridgwater-based Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd. The 15 new Doosan machines include a DX27Z 2.7 tonne, two DX62R-3 and a DX63-3 6.2 tonne and three DX85R-3 8.5 tonne mini-excavators, together with six DX140LC-5 14.4 tonne, DX225LC-5 22.1 tonne and DX255LC-5 25.5 tonne crawler excavators. All of the machines up to the DX225LC-5 are generally available for self-drive rental, with the larger excavators primarily offered as operated plant…

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Yanmar rolls VT

Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA has announced the launch of three new mini excavators: The SV15VT, SV17 VT and SV19 VT.  The Yanmar SV15 VT is powered by a Stage V-compliant mechanically-controlled 3-cylinder indirect injection engine from Yanmar’s TNV series. Its double gear pump hydraulic system delivers a flow of 28,6 l/min at a maximum 205 bar pressure, achieving a digging force of 7.4kN (short arm) and 12.9kN (bucket), while also coming with a standard auxiliary hydraulic line to power breakers or augers. A unique track frame layout, featuring three bottom…

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Yet more Doosan loaders

The roll-out of Doosan’s new DL-7 range shows no signs of abating. The new DL220-7 and DL250-7 wheel loaders have been launched by Doosan Infracore Europe. The new models are the latest additions to the company’s award-winning ‘DL-7’ wheel loader range, following on from the first phase that involved the launch of seven larger DL-7 machines in December 2020. Like the existing models, the DL220-7 and DL250-7 introduce a next generation design, incorporating a powerful new Stage V compliant engine and providing higher productivity, increased fuel efficiency and a low…

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Charting the boom

Many construction businesses across Europe are gearing up for an upturn in productivity this year by adding to their equipment fleets, moving towards online buying and selling and looking to credible data to support their fleet management. These trends were all highlighted during a recent customer survey conducted by Ritchie Bros and backed up by statistics from across its European auctions, ahead of its next online auction in the UK on 27 to 28 May 2021. The survey shows that UK plant equipment owners have been holding onto most to…

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