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Business Booming Bobcat!

Europeans associate the town of Carhaix-Plouguer, in central Brittany, on the border of three French departments (Finistère, Côtes-d’Armor and Morbihan), with its Vieilles Charrues festival, one of the biggest music festivals in France. But here in the heart of Brittany, Bobcat equipment has an equally solid reputation and strong roots, having contributed to the dynamic and diversified economy of this region for over thirty years. It is easy to see why TIPMAT, a dealer and distributor of Bobcat/Doosan equipment, chose to set up shop here in Carhaix. The town is…

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JCB shredding in Scotland!

Started in 2002, Highlander International Recycling is a highly successful paper recycling and shredding business based in the town of East Kilbride, Scotland. By far the most significant part of Highlander’s business involves processing waste paper on behalf of, and selling recycled material directly to, paper mills and packaging companies. Highlander processes over 22 grades of waste paper and currently recycles some 1000 tonnes of fibre per week – although the weekly average is expected to hit 1200 tonnes in the near future. To keep pace with this growth, newer…

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SMT’s Successful Demonstration!

B&W Plant Hire and Sales Ltd of Blackburn, Lancashire, has taken delivery of ten Volvo EC140Es and four larger EC220Es following a successful demonstration and an overall competitive package offered by SMT GB. The new Volvo additions join a mixed fleet of some 550 excavators in B&W Plant’s arsenal of equipment ranging from three quarter to thirty-five tonnes in operating weight. “We were impressed with the recent demonstration, finding the Volvo to be very responsive, smooth to operate and productive,” says Managing Director, Will Whitwell. “Our operators appreciated the all-round…

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NEW Hyundai at PlantworX!

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) is returning to PlantworX (11-13 June East of England Arena, Peterborough) and will show eight machines, including two new models, on the company’s 1,440 m² stand – which is located in the ‘dig zone’ area H15 – H16. With a 576 m² demo area, the HCEE stand offers an invaluable experience for everybody working in the construction sector. PlantworX will see the UK launch of the new HX220AL 22-tonne, crawler excavator with Stage V engine, which will be available for testing in the demo area…

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235 JCB Loadalls!

JCB is celebrating its biggest single order from leading equipment rental business Nixon Hire as it invests in a brand new telehandler machine fleet worth almost £14 million. North East based Nixon Hire has signed a deal for 235 JCB Loadalls which will join the fleet at its depots across the UK. The deal further strengthens the relationship between Nixon Hire and dealer Scot JCB and includes the full range of JCB models including the 6 metre 525-60 and the 20 metre 540-200. “We have worked very closely with Nixon…

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Generation 8 Bauma Sale!

At Bauma 2019, Meyer Erdbau GmbH & Co. KG decided to purchase five Liebherr Generation 8 crawler excavators. The German company is located in the state of Brandenburg and is active in Berlin and Brandenburg. One R 926, one R 930 and three R 938 will be added to the company’s fleet in the Berlin region. The company Meyer Erdbau GmbH & Co. KG was convinced in particular by the expert advice it received from the sales and technical office of Liebherr. The machines are equipped with an undercarriage with 3…

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FIRST EVER LONG REACH JCB X SERIES

A south west contractor has bought the first long reach version of JCB’s X Series range of crawler excavators and declared the machine: “a real eye-opener”. Dartmouth-based JW Baron Earthworks purchased the specialist JCB 220X model which has been fitted with a 15.6-metre long reach boom. With the addition of the longer boom and capable of powering a broad range of specialist attachments, the new JCB model is tailor made for services JW Baron Earthworks offers its clients across the South West. Specialising in environmental earthworks, the JCB 220X Long…

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“They’ve got a ‘can do’ attitude…

So says Joint Managing Director, Steven Igoe, of Middlewich based WPI Group, citing the aftersales support provided by Volvo Construction Equipment’s distributor, SMT GB. “That’s why we’ve taken the decision to broaden our experience of owning and operating Volvo wheeled pavers to also encompass Volvo branded excavators, ranging from fourteen to thirty tonnes in operating weight,” he says. “We’ve had faultless support running our two wheeled pavers over the last five years so we’re confident we will get the same level of support with these new machines.” “We were very…

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Hydradig is the ‘Go To’ Machine!

A JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster is helping RiverRidge – the largest independent waste management operator in Northern Ireland – to further improve operational efficiency at its materials recovery facility in its Maydown site in Londonderry. Supplied by JCB dealer, Dennison JCB, the Hydradig is being used to undertake a range of core duties, including loading and unloading lorries, sorting waste materials, delivering loads to RiverRidge’s shredders and ensuring that the site is kept tidy at all times. At the Maydown site, a range of industrial, domestic and commercial waste is…

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MAJOR DEAL FOR JCB!

JCB has secured a major deal with Plant Hire UK for new fleets of Loadalls and compact excavators worth almost £17 million. The deal will see the leading UK hirer strengthen its construction machinery line-up by purchasing 300 new JCB Loadalls and 50 compact excavators along with site dumpers and tandem rollers. The new machines will be put to work by contractors on construction and civil engineering projects across the country and will add to Plant Hire UK’s vast fleet of JCB machines. “As the construction sector goes from strength…

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