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NEW Volvo for Grundon

Grundon Waste Management Ltd has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E materials handler for its Colnbrook operation following a successful demonstration and evaluation. Replacing a competitive model, the new Volvo EW240E MHE takes up residence at the company’s Waste Transfer and Material Recovery Facility at Colnbrook handling segregated waste destined for the nearby incineration plant or for landfill. Whilst Grundon has operated Volvo equipment for many years on the aggregate side of their business, this is the first Volvo materials handler the company has purchased. “We were looking for…

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Digging up the past!

Plantworx Construction Machinery Exhibition (11-13 June 2019 at the East of England Arena, Peterborough) will be digging up the past and paying tribute to classic plant and machinery in a dedicated arena at the show. Innovation is built on experience – so in addition to showcasing the most ground-breaking industry innovations, Plantworx 2019 will also be celebrating the heritage and legacy of the machines that have laid the foundation for today’s vibrant industry. At the heart of the show, in the outdoor event arena, visitors can take a step back…

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Latest News Mini Excavators 

Bobcat’s First in the UK!

KC Plant Limited, a new plant hire company based in Watford in Hertfordshire, has purchased the first Bobcat R-Series E26 2.5 tonne and E27z 2.7 tonne mini-excavators in the UK. The E26 and E27zs are part of an order placed with Bobcat for 18 mini-excavators, including the company’s popular E17z 1.7 tonne and E85 8 tonne models as well as Bobcat hydraulic breakers. The E26 and E27z are part of Bobcat’s new R (Revolutionary)-Series mini-excavators from 2-4 tonne, comprising three more models – the E27, E34 and E35z – all…

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Dumpers Latest News 

MDX gets going!

Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd, a global leader in compact equipment design and manufacture, has commenced production of its all-new MDX cabbed site dumper range. Unveiled at the INTERMAT exhibition in April 2018, the innovative portfolio aims to set the standards in site safety. Manufactured at Mecalac’s UK production facility in Coventry, each model in the range is available through approved dealers nationwide. Available in both six and nine-tonne payloads (6MDX and 9MDX respectively), each model pairs stylish design with impressive operator functionality. A curved glass isolated cab, inspired by…

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Durable Hitachi!

To answer the needs of it European customers, Hitachi has introduced a waste handling package for its versatile ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheel loaders. This comprises a range of additional features that provide extra protection for the operator and key components, enhancing the safety and durability of the machine, and reducing unscheduled downtime and maintenance costs. In addition to waste handling, the new package is advantageous for demolition and forestry applications. For added protection from falling debris, the medium wheel loaders are fitted with durable guards for headlights and taillights. Seal…

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Excavators Latest News 

In with the New!

East Lothian based A M Dagg (Plant Hire) Ltd has opted for another Volvo excavator – this time a fourteen-tonne EC140E, thanks in part to the good service and reliability of an older EC140B it replaces after 17,000 trouble-free hours. “We’ve had a good experience operating all of our Volvo machines over a long period of time,” says Plant Manager Scott Gordon. “Our operators certainly appreciate the Volvo machines in regard to the comfort in the cab, the controllability, digging performance and overall build quality. In addition, Volvo has provided…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

CAT 990K!

Caterpillar introduces the 990K Aggregate Handler, designed to handle greater payloads in aggregates yard applications. With as much as a 25 percent payload increase, as compared to the standard 990K, the new Aggregate Handler enables customers to load trucks and railcars faster and to move more material in load-and-carry and stockpile management tasks. The Cat® 990K Aggregate Handler has a payload of 20 tonnes and a full turn static tipping load of 43 738 kg. Additional counterweight maintains machine stability, and robust 990K structures ensure durability in the Aggregate Handler…

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2018 Encouraging for Mecalac!

According to insight from Systematics International, 2018 was a successful year for UK construction equipment sales. More than 24,000 units were registered demonstrating year-on-year growth of more than 4%. Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd, a global leader in the design and manufacture of compact plant solutions, has experienced this success first-hand – in particular, for its highly-acclaimed backhoe loader range. According to the company’s latest sales figures, UK registrations increased by 34% year-on-year (2017-2018), while export volumes similarly continued to rise. The company credits this hike to a strong national…

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Excavators Latest News Mini Excavators 

Yanmar at the Executive Hire Show!

Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe will showcase its latest range of compact plant solutions at this year’s Executive Hire Show (6-7 February; Ricoh Arena, Coventry). Representatives from the company’s UK and European sales teams will be located on Stand K26, displaying the class-leading C08 Hi Tip tracked carrier and ViO12-2A zero tail-swing mini excavator. C08 Hi Tip (810mm) – Robust, reliable and rental-tough, the C08 is Yanmar’s all-terrain tracked carrier. With a small turning circle and width of 810mm, the C08 is compact enough to fit through a standard doorway. An…

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