Excavators Latest News 

Brand New Hyundai

The HX range of crawler excavators were first launched in 2015 – Now in 2018 – the HX range continues to grow as does its popularity in the UK market place. With HS2 high speed rail looming – Hyundai dealers are preparing for a surge in the demand for the South Korean manufactured machines. Hyundai has recently launched the HX130 LCR, the third compact-radius excavator model in the company’s HX series product line. The 13-ton machine is also available in a second standard configuration, the HX130 LCRD, which includes a…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Volvo Hit the Mark

The Volvo L45H is being deployed handling green waste, waste wood and road sweepings at Mr. Parry’s recycling business. “Prior to this we used to run tele-handlers but found the maintenance costs quite high in this type of application,” says Parry. “We have had a strong relationship with Mona Tractors for many years, since our other activity is farming, and so when they took on the franchise for the Volvo compact equipment we felt confident enough to give the Volvo loading shovel a try.” Because of the ongoing telehandler issues,…

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JCB set the scene

JCB was put in the national spotlight last night when the company played host to BBC One’s Question Time. Programme host David Dimbleby fielded questions from guests including former Labour Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott, Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis, Chief Executive of Siemens UK Juergen Maier, Sunday Express Political Editor Camilla Tominey and Ash Sarkar, of Novara Media during filming in the Innovation Centre at JCB’s World HQ at Rocester. “It was a pleasure to host David Dimbleby and BBC One’s Question Time at JCB,” says JCB CEO Graeme…

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Excavators Latest News 

Bardem’s 25 Tonne Flagship

Bardem Ltd of Paisley has opted for a twenty-five tonne Volvo EC250E to be its flagship excavator for its growing portfolio of demolition contracts. Following an initial introduction from SMT GB’s utility dealer for the Central Belt of Scotland – Rockbreakers UK – Operations Director, Willie Dunbar took the opportunity of visiting the ‘Live it. Dig it’ event back in March 2017 to try out the line-up of Volvo Construction Equipment products. “Brilliant! Great! Fantastic!” were my immediate thoughts as I tried out both the EC220E and EC300E at the…

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Latest News PlantworX 2019 

PlantworX 2019 Announced

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has announced the venue and dates for their next PLANTWORX trade show. It will be held at the East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough, on 11th, 12th, 13th June 2019. The last two editions of the biennial event for the construction equipment industry were held at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, near Lutterworth. PLANTWORX 2017 attracted 400 exhibitors and an attendance of c.13,000. The East of England venue is a permanent exhibition centre which has hosted other ‘big machine’ events such as LAMMA (for…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Volvo Impress Central Demolition

Ten years and 21,000 hours after purchasing a Volvo L90F, Central Demolition Ltd of Bonnybridge, Falkirk has added the latest L90H long boom model for its recycling facility – based on the reliable and consistent performance of its predecessor. “In my opinion, the Volvo has been the best loading shovel we’ve had on the fleet in terms of reliability, performance and operator acceptance,” says Murray Brodie. “Our ten-year old L90F has clocked up 21,000 hours on its original powertrain components and hasn’t put a foot wrong, so choosing the latest…

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Faith in Kubota

Building on a relationship that spans over 34 years, leading plant hire firm Charles Wilson has invested in 89 new Kubota mini excavators to supply an increasing demand and help customers meet a wider variety of challenges. Founded in 1979, Charles Wilson now operates out of 17 depots, spread throughout the south of England, with others in Birmingham and Liverpool. Due to tight schedules and the increasing variety of challenges that the construction sector presents, the business requires reliability and efficiency in both its machines and aftersales support. Kubota has…

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Latest News Tracked Loaders 

Blackpool Bobcat Project Elephant

A new Bobcat T590 compact track loader has been purchased for use in the new Project Elephant development at Blackpool Zoo, in the very popular seaside resort of Blackpool in the north of England. Project Elephant is the next phase in the ongoing development of the Zoo and the largest single investment it has ever made, increasing its overall footprint by a further three acres and providing a new home for elephants that secures their future at the Zoo. Supplied by Wigan-based Norwest Plant Ltd, the Authorised Bobcat and Doosan…

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Competition 

Holding out for a Hero

Finning UK & Ireland has launched #MyCatHero, a competition to find the most heroic Cat® equipment and the positive impact it has made on a business or customer.   Sponsored by parts.cat.com/uk – Finning’s eCommercesite for genuine Cat parts – the competition is open to all Finning customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland and will be judged by UK explorer and Cat equipment ambassador, Ranulph Fiennes. There are four prizes available; two winners’ prizes of £1,000 for each business to spend on Cat parts in the parts.cat.com/uk store plus £250 for each entrant to spend on Cat merchandise.  Two runners up will…

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Terex Heats Up KCM

KCM Waste Management are fully self-sufficient in their heating needs thanks to their new Terex Ecotec TDS V20 KCM Waste Management are experts in recycling and waste segregation, and strongly believe that all waste can, and should, be put to good use. From their 7acre waste transfer station in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, they have invested heavily in specialised plant and machinery ensuring that they extract as much as possible through their recycling processes. This led them to purchase a Terex Ecotec TDS V20 that has a crucial part to play…

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