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Multi Million Pound Kubota Deal

J. Murphy & Sons Ltd, one of UK’s leading engineering and construction companies, has made a multi-million pound investment to increase its fleet of Kubota machinery, enabling the business to meet the demands of delivering world class infrastructure to its clients. The deal, which has seen Murphy’s add another 100 new Kubota mini-excavators to its fleet, is the company’s single biggest purchase of Kubota machinery in its history. The machines, supplied by independent Kubota dealer Shellplant, means Murphy now boasts a Kubota fleet of over 250 mini-excavators. “We have worked…

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More Volvo’s for Ashcourt

The Hull-based Ashcourt Group has continued to add more Volvo machines for its aggregates, civils and recycling divisions during 2018 supplied by SMT GB. Featured at this year’s Hillhead exhibition was a 34-tonne L260H loading shovel destined for Ashcourt Group’s Partridge Hall Quarry, near Pocklington, North Yorkshire. The machine, with its unique Union flag proudly displayed on the engine hood in reflective micro-prismatic vinyl panels, takes over as the quarry’s prime mover as production output is ramped up. “Moving from the smaller L150H to the L260H brings many benefits to…

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Battery Powered Mining

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, today launches its second generation of battery-operated machines that will lower mining customers’ costs and promote a healthier work environment. The battery-driven underground loaders, trucks and drill rigs launched today will create a number of benefits for mining companies globally, including improved health and safety, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower operating costs. “We at Epiroc want to help our customers boost productivity, enhance safety and cut emissions – all while lowering the total cost of operation,”…

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PlantworX Simulation Zone

Simulation technology as a training tool is a proven concept in various professional fields – for example F1 drivers, pilots and astronauts have already benefited from simulation-based training for many years. It’s only recently that immersive technology has seen rapid growth within the construction sector. Advanced simulator development for construction site machinery is being implemented by many leading construction businesses, who are using leading edge technology simulation-based operator training, as a versatile and effective tool to train operators in a safe environment. The plant and machinery sectors are seeing great results…

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Latest Edition is HERE!

The all-new edition of Diggers and Dozers magazine is here; and it is full to the margins with the latest, greatest and hottest content available from Planet Plant. We would urge you to read the magazine from start to finish; but we would draw your particular attention to our exclusive report from the European headquarters of Hyundai which appears on Page 12. We really hope you enjoy the magazine, and look forward to receiving your comments in due course.

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Bell expand in Germany

With the extension of Bell Equipment’s Eisenach-Kindel facility in Germany, the company’s European Articulated Dump Truck assembly plant, is now fully underway. Scheduled for completion in mid-2019, the Phase II extension will add two new halls totalling 12,000m² which will treble the available floor space and provide capacity for bin fabrication and future expansion. The Eisenach-Kindel factory opened in 2003 as the company’s first production facility outside of South Africa. Situated in the heart of Europe, the factory offers the best access to existing established Bell markets in Western Europe…

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Mining Company Banks on Miller

Performance studies have shown that repair and refurbishment can increase the life of heavy plant equipment for around 60% of the cost of a new replacement. The decision to repair rather than replace heavy plant equipment is a preference made by most businesses in the industry and this is no exception for Banks Mining at its Shotton Surface Mine. Part of the County Durham-headquartered Banks Group, Banks Mining has been developing, operating and restoring surface coal mines in a modern, safe, responsible and efficient way throughout the north of England…

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Tough as old Boots!

Brace Civil Engineering was initially a plant hire business although historically their background was in civil engineering. In recent years they have focused on the civil engineering sector and water and waste water engineering, supplying and installing sewerage treatment plants and associated underground water mains. “Our first involvement with Hyundai was following the demise of a local plant dealer we had dealt with previously, which meant we became more involved with Ernest Doe with whom we had always had a good relationship with for many years previously anyway,” says Chris…

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Boels New Depot

Hire company Boels Rental opened a new depot in Hereford on 1 November 2018. The company already had a branch in Hereford, but thanks to continuous growth the location on Harrow Road soon became too cramped. As of today, Boels Rental will serve its customers from the convenient and easily accessible location at Mortimer Trade Park. “This new depot, which is located close to many builders merchants and DIY stores, has a training facility in which we can offer our customers various courses in safety, such as IPAF and PASMA,”…

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X Series Prodigy

Teenager Blair Hughes has landed a dream job as a digger driver – and got straight behind the controls of a brand new excavator costing more than £100,000. Ever since he was a young boy Blair Hughes, 17 has wanted to operate machines. Now his wish has come true after landing a job with the Glasgow-based Clearwater Group, operating a new generation JCB X-Series excavator, which has been launched to great acclaim following a £110 million investment. Blair joined Clearwater straight from school and the company supported him through CPCS…

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