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CAT in 3D!

The new Cat GRADE with 3D system for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 track-type tractors is an automated grade control system using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology to precisely position the machine’s blade, without operator input, from first rough cut to finish grade. For added utility, GRADE with 3D incorporates the Cat AccuGrade Ready Option, which allows use of universal-total-station and laser references for automated control. The new system assists operators of all skill levels achieve specified grades faster and more accurately, compared with conventional methods, while also reducing staking…

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Latest News Telehandlers 

JCB to the rescue!

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has added a JCB Teletruk to its range of front line fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment. The Teletruk is deployed at waste and rural fires where it is used to move bailed and bulky items to support improved firefighting tactics, reduce the risk of fire spread, improve firefighter and public safety and limit the potential for environmental impact during the firefighting process. It will also be used at fire scenes during the clean up and ‘dampening down’ phase of an operation, where there is…

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Dumptrucks Latest News 

Hillside Hauling

Deep in Omaio Forest in New Zealand, Gaddum Construction is using two TA300 Terex Trucks articulated haulers to move end material and metal for road-building as well as shift logs. In spite of the slippery surfaces and steep slopes, the project is now close to completion, thanks to the durability of the Terex Trucks machines. The small coastal town of Omaio takes its name from the Māori word for a ‘place of peace, quiet and tranquility’ – and it’s not hard to see why. It is located on the east side…

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Excavators Latest News 

Shannon Valley Invest in Hitachi!

Shannon Valley has expanded its fleet of Hitachi machinery to keep pace with the growth of the construction market in the Republic of Ireland. Based at Donabate, County Dublin, the contractor has bought a wide range of Zaxis-5 and -6 excavators, and ZW-6 wheel loaders, as the number and size of its projects have increased. The company was founded by sole trader Michael English in 1991. Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, the current team of employees is headed by Michael’s three sons, Mick, David and Dermot. To have…

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Dumptrucks Latest News 

Saved by the Bell

Aggregate extraction and processing company, Longwater Gravel, has announced the purchase of its first Bell Equipment machine, a B30E ADT which has hit the ground running and already proved its capabilities to the Norfolk-based specialist supplier of high-quality aggregate materials. With a need to keep three quarries successfully operating throughout the Norfolk area, Longwater Gravel depends on the reliable function of powerful aggregate tipper vehicles with the ability to consistently perform. In the past, the company has met its operation’s vehicular needs by purchasing pre-owned, off-highway dump trucks. However, recently…

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Latest News PlantworX 2019 

And the award goes to…

Winning an award can have incredible benefits for a company and the value and impact can be far reaching, by enhancing brand profile and recognition, which in turn could lead to an increase in sales and improved competitiveness. There’s also tremendous PR value in winning as award, with additional press coverage and free publicity opportunities, both internally and externally.  An award win can also boost staff morale creating a real ‘buzz’ – not forgetting the networking opportunities at the award ceremony – where there are good prospects of meeting potential new…

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Excavators Latest News 

Bespoke Rentals from Ridgway

Ridgway Rentals is a family run plant hire and haulage company based in Shropshire who offer their services nationwide. They are recognised for their wide range of modern equipment which includes excavators ranging from 1 ton – 50 tons, bulldozers and dump trucks. The company also prides itself for supplying the machines their customers want, no matter how specific their individual requirements may be. With support from Marubeni-Komatsu Ltd, Ridgway currently run a wide range of specialist Komatsu equipment that satisfies the bespoke needs of a number of industry sectors…

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Liebherr’s €30m UK Commitment!

Liebherr, one of the UK’s leading providers of material handling machines, has opened a €30 million state-of-the-art development and demonstration centre. The facility is located at the company’s Kirchdorf factory in Germany, which manufactures machines for the UK market. The centre will be used to develop and test new construction and material handling machines supporting the continued evolution and innovation in their design and manufacture. The 12.7 hectares site incorporates a testing hall, demonstration area and 1.2km test track where operational environments can be simulated, and machines put through their…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

NEW Yanmar V65!

Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe (CEE) has announced the roll-out of its V65 wheel loader across the UK and Ireland. From December, the new model will be available to order through approved dealers nationwide. Designed to excel in tight job sites, the V65 completes Yanmar’s comprehensive wheel loader portfolio. Measuring just 2,160mm tall and 1,700mm wide (with bucket), the loader’s compact dimensions guarantee excellent manoeuvrability, a class-leading turning radius and 40° steering angle. Rigid articulation allows the bucket to approach the load in a straight line, while an oscillating rear axle…

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Dumptrucks Latest News 

Sisters Invest in Plant!

Sisters with a plant hire heritage, Hollie and Ruby Finnegan, have chosen to make investments that chime with their family’s proven business success, as the two young business-women from Leicestershire realise profits from hiring their Bell Equipment B30E ADT machines to clients. The sisters, whose family operates Midlands’ hire company JoinPoint, have both worked for the reputable firm; and through being employed as account managers, working on the factory floor and attending Hillhead exhibitions, have learnt the company ropes from a client-facing perspective. While Ruby, who graduated with a media…

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