Crushers Screens 

A crushing victory

If someone had thrown a net over the Catplant Quarry at the end of September, they would probably have captured representatives of just about every worthwhile aggregates, waste management, construction and demolition waste recycling company in the UK. The great and the good of these disparate industries descended upon the Doncaster quarry to check out the latest products from crushing and screening equipment giant Terex Finlay. And they would not have left disappointed. The company had put on an avowedly non-superstitious display of 13 machines, several of which could be…

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Excavators Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Heaps of Hyundais for Hopkinson

Hopkinson Waste Management, based in Staveley Derbyshire was established in 1984 by managing director, David Hopkinson. The company is still a ‘family run’ business more than 30-years later with David at the helm. The group, in addition to skip hire, specialises in waste recycling which is all processed on Hopkinson’s own fully permitted thirty acre site at Slittingmill near Chesterfield. Skips of all sizes are delivered to and processed at this site together with wastes brought in by third party commercial and public organisations, both local and national. Hopkinson’s believe…

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Bobcat ship-shape in Clydebank

Clydebank Port Services Ltd in Glasgow in Scotland has hired a new Bobcat S550 skid-steer loader with sweeper and bucket attachments from the new MTS Group hire depot at Cumbernauld for ship trimming work at the port. The Bobcat S550 loader is used to help unload shipments of sand, limestone and cement that Clydebank receives on a regular basis, which are unloaded and stored on site prior to being delivered to end customers. Port Manager, Douglas Anderson, explained: “Bobcat skid-steer loaders are ideal for us. Due to their manoeuvrability, compact…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Making a Case for recycling

Trent Valley Recycling Limited has been trading for the past five year’s within the North East of England under the banner of Tees Valley Recycling Limited who have been offering recycling and waste management solutions to all types of business and commerce. From the early days Tees Valley concentrated its efforts on recycling automotive materials and post-consumer carpets which were processed through their dedicated facility to produce arena and ménage surfaces which were sold throughout the UK. As the business grew so did their portfolio and the company moved into…

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Excavators Latest News 

Kobelco goes Dutch with first Gen Ten

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) has completed the first customer delivery of its new range of Generation 10 excavators. Kok Lexmond B.V., based in The Netherlands, was the first to place an order for the latest specification SK210LC-10 – an order fulfilled on 7 September by authorised Kobelco dealer, Kemp Groep. As a specialist builder of road and waterways, groundworks and recycling, civil engineering company Kok Lexmond B.V. achieves national coverage that requires excavators that can complete a wide variety of site tasks. Kok Lexmond B.V. is no stranger…

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Buckets Latest News 

JPS boards recycling bandwagon with Worsley

JPS Contractors is saving time and money by recycling materials on site, with the help of a crushing bucket from Worsley Plant. JPS Contractors Ltd is a family run firm of civil engineers offering a range of services including groundwork and surfacing, roadworks and car park works, excavation and filling. An established company of 15 years, it has been offering a full range of services across Surrey and the surrounding areas. After seeing MB Crushing Buckets in action at the Plantworx show, JPS took one on trial. The company was…

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JCB considers cuts

JCB has started a consultation process with staff over proposed redundancies following a rapid deterioration in world construction equipment markets. The slowdown in recent weeks has been marked, particularly in the emerging markets, resulting in a sharp fall in machine orders. As a result, JCB has today briefed employees that up to 400 staff positions are now at risk in the UK, although it will attempt to minimise the impact by considering voluntary redundancies. JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald said: “Market conditions in the construction equipment sector have been difficult for…

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Taking the fight to the plant thieves

The 8th Combined Industries Theft Solutions Conference is to take place at JCB’s impressive World Headquarters on the 12th November 2015. This year’s CITS event will highlight current trends and new potential threats likely to affect the Construction Industry over the coming year. Designed to give delegates the necessary tools to identify and proactively deal with these problems, the CITS Board has gathered leading figures to present on a wide range of subjects. Under the title of “Small Tools BIG losses”, the conference will also hear of the efforts that…

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Dumptrucks Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Hanson rings Bell

Bell Equipment UK has completed a major deal with Hanson for the supply of 15 machines, representing the first time that the renowned construction materials company has used Bell Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs) and Wheeled Loaders. The order has seen two ADTs and 13 Wheeled Loaders deployed at Hanson sites producing aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete and building products. The deal reinforces the rising reputation of Bell for the quality of its engineering and service support; indeed, it owes to Bell successfully demonstrating in the field that it far exceeds outdated…

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Cat faces down the sandman

Caterpillar announces the launch of a 24/7 equipment operator monitoring service to provide customers the power to see, mitigate and manage the primary variable impacting their operations―the human factor. Through industry-leading in-cab and wearable safety technologies, Caterpillar now can provide customers with visibility to both machine and operator information. Inside Caterpillar’s 24/7 Monitoring Center, analysts correlate data about the health and productivity of operators and equipment to reveal the magnitude of conditions such as fatigue and distraction and their impact on operations. “Our customers want better visibility to the interaction…

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