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Quarry goes emission free!

On the 29th August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks delivering an anticipated 95% reduction in carbon emissions and 25% reduction in total cost of operations. Volvo Construction Equipment and Skanska are turning the quarrying industry upside down in a groundbreaking study to create the world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry. Drawing on the electromobility…

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Generators Latest News 

Falcon’s Fleet of JCB

The UK’s largest tower crane supplier has invested in a fleet of JCB diesel generators with an order for 18 units. Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd is buying a fleet of JCB’s new rental generators, including G100RS, G150RS and G200RS offering power outputs of 100kVA, 150kVA and 200kVA. The company has evolved from a regional tower crane supplier to an international brand, selling and renting tower cranes all over the world. Falcon Tower Crane Services has responded to demand in recent years, to include a power division hiring diesel generators…

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Bobcat’s Innovation Centre

Doosan Bobcat has announced a swath of investments in new technology, machinery and processes at the company’s Innovation Centre in Dobris in the Czech Republic. The Innovation Centre is the R&D hub of an integrated site at Dobris that also includes manufacturing, sourcing and training at the same location. Doosan Bobcat believes the ability to design, test and manufacture Bobcat machines locally is one of the company’s competitive advantages in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The new investments are intended to boost these advantages and involve every…

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Excavators Latest News Mini Excavators 

Kubota’s GAP in the Market

GAP Group, the UK’s leading independent equipment hire company, will continue to offer its customers best-in-class construction machinery after announcing Kubota will be its sole supplier of mini and midi excavators for another year. Having already purchased almost 500 Kubota excavators since January 2018, the Japanese manufacturer will provide GAP Group with all excavators in the 0.8t to 8.0t category. The Glasgow based hire company employs more than 1,800 people across 140 depots in the UK, with its latest purchase bolstering the company’s excavator fleet to almost 4,500 across the…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

NEW Komatsu Compact Loader

The new Komatsu WA100M‐8 Compact Wheel Loader proposes new and improved features. It provides effortless and low‐cost operations with a powerful EU Stage IV engine and the proven Komatsu Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, a new ergonomic design, a high level of standard specifications and an array of new options. On construction sites, in the recycling industry or for agricultural jobs, with the hydraulic quick‐coupler, Easy Fork kinematic and a wide range of available attachments, the Komatsu WA100M‐8 is a reliable and versatile tool. “The WA100M‐8 is built on the…

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Excavators Latest News 

£4.7M investment in Plantforce

Plantforce, the largest provider of heavy equipment rentals in the South West, has received a £4.7m growth capital investment from BGF to further scale its operations. The company, whose clients include Kier, Costain, Balfour Beatty and BAM construction groups, will use the funding to support its growth plans in expansion, acquisition and geographical locations. Founded in 1999, Plantforce operates from four depots in Bristol, Exeter, Bridgwater and Birmingham. It has one of the most modern and diverse ranges of excavator equipment in England – comprising over 750 machines and 250…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

L90H for Robins

Robins of Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex has opted for a new Volvo L90H loading shovel which joins existing Volvo L90s at its Newtimber chalk pit located at Pyecombe on the outskirts of Brighton. “We’ve been operating Volvo L90s since 1998 here at Newtimber chalk pit and have been extremely satisfied with their performance and reliability. They are the optimum size of loading shovel for our operations and are definitely our machine of choice,” says Quarry Manager, Gary Robins. “In fact, one of our older machines has clocked up around 15,000…

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Dumptrucks Latest News 

NEW Terex Transmission

The TA300 articulated hauler from Terex Trucks has been updated with a new transmission, leading to improvements in fuel efficiency, performance, productivity and operator comfort. The 28-tonne workhorse will now incorporate the latest EP320 transmission from ZF as standard. This results in a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance and productivity, when compared to the previous model working in the same application. The new transmission comes with eight forward gears as well as four reverse gears, higher overall gear ratio spread, equal ratio steps between gears…

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Latest News Telehandlers 

Bobcat Lifts Heavy

Bobcat provides a new solution for heavy lift handling applications found in general industry, manufacturing, building materials, warehousing, quarrying and mining with the launch of the TL43.80HF telehandler. With the new TL43.80HF, Bobcat now offers a range of fifteen different rigid frame telehandler models, covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.3 tonne and maximum lifting heights from 6 to 18 m. “At Bobcat, for over 60 years, we have been constantly innovating the market – always developing new machines for customers’ needs,” says Olivier Traccucci, Bobcat Telehandler Senior Product…

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£6.3 million investment in Molson

Molson Construction Equipment, the UK’s largest distributor of capital equipment, has received a £6.3m investment from BGF to support its growth strategy. Headquartered in Bristol, Molson will use the investment to build a new national parts centre and additional depots across the UK. Working with leading OEM brands, Molson is the largest European dealer for Korean and Japanese excavators, including Hyundai, Kobelco and Ammann brands. The company has also established Molson Green a full line distributor in waste management and recycling equipment offering all the equipment required for the handling…

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