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Molson joins the daily grind

Molson Green expand the range of market leading environmental equipment with the addition of CBI horizontal grinders and industrial chippers. With Molson Green already representing leading brands in this sector, including Terex Ecotec and Terex Finlay, the addition of CBI (a Terex brand) is a natural fit as the Group expands product offerings within the UK’s recycling and forestry markets. Established in 1988, CBI machines have built a strong worldwide reputation for delivering high levels of throughput with exceptional reliability. The company offers complete lines of horizontal grinders, industrial woodchippers,…

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Leica on the Spot

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, leader in 3D scanning technology today announced a reality capture solution for a variety of industries. By combining Boston Dynamics agile mobile robot Spot with the industry-proven Leica RTC360 3D laser scanner, scanning time spent by human operators is significantly reduced by programming the devices to repeat automated scanning paths through sites. This requires minimal monitoring by the user, allowing for increased scanning efficiency, productivity, and flexibility when planning reality capture tasks. Professionals in many different industries such as construction, manufacturing, facility management, public safety,…

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Bobcat rolls out new compactors

Bobcat has launched the company‘s new Light Compaction Product Line, in collaboration with the Ammann Group, a brand known for its comfort and productivity. This latest expansion of the Bobcat product range under the company’s Next is Now banner is designed to meet work requirements on almost any compaction job site. Machine specifications include state of the art technologies that allow maximum performance, while not compromising on comfort, safety and simplicity of use. Altogether, the Bobcat light compaction range comprises seven different product families and will ultimately offer 37 models,…

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Excavators Latest News 

Hydrema updates wheeled excavator range

Danish construction equipment manufacturer Hydrema has announced extensive upgrades to its range of wheeled excavators. The updated MX Series benefits from more power, increased torque and the new advanced Hydrema Telematics system as standard. The upgrades apply to the entire series of MX wheeled excavators, consisting of the MX14, 16, 17 and 18, models ranging from 14 to 19 tons, and the two specialized railway excavators, MX16 Rail and MX20 Rail. The machines are all equipped with the latest Cummins Stage V engine with 175 hp, which fully meet the…

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Midi marvel

The new Komatsu PC88MR-11 midi excavator builds on the solid foundations of the hugely successful PC88MR-10 to bring more unrivalled customer value to the midi excavator sector. The PC88MR-11’s new features deliver a significant boost to productivity, reduced fuel consumption and faster work equipment speed. The PC88MR-11 takes full advantage of Komatsu group knowhow to offer ultimate versatility, ease of buying, and increased efficiency with the factory-fitted Lehnhoff Powertilt option. Environmental concerns are growing, and urban areas are becoming increasingly sensitive to emissions. The PC88MR-11’s low consumption and 50.7 kW…

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All the Loadalls

The UK’s biggest telehandler hirer is expanding its fleet further – by placing an order for £26 million worth of JCB Loadall models.  Ardent Hire Solutions is adding 525 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers to its fleet as the UK construction hire equipment market rebounds strongly from the Covid-19 pandemic. The order spans the compact 525-60 to the 540-200 models, which have reaches of between six and 20 metres.  The machines – supplied by JCB dealer Watling JCB – have already started rolling off the production line at JCB’s World…

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Joining forces

In 2020 the collaboration started with Engcon’s eML (engcon Machine Link) and Volvo Smart Connect. This resulted in the first compatible machines, an updated EC250 E and EC300 E reaching the Engcon workshops and Volvo, with customer delivery due in the first quarter 2021. The project is the start of a global collaboration agreement between Volvo Construction Equipment and Engcon. The goal is to offer machines with Engcon’s tiltrotator and safe quick hitches prepared as an integral part of the machine. eML (engcon Machine Link) is Engcon’s solution which, together…

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Bradpave prompts Liebherr/Leica alliance

The first Liebherr excavator in the world with a factory-fitted Leica machine control system has gone into service with a UK civil engineering contractor. An R 934 G8 crawler, the first to leave the factory in France since Liebherr and Leica Geosystems joined forces last year, has been added to the fleet at Derbyshire business Brad-Pave. It is equipped with the Leica 3D passive system soon to be updated to include automatic inclination/rotation function. The company, which employs just four people and specialises in road construction, deep drainage and earthmoving,…

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JCB and the Big Yellow Robots

A JCB Hydradig wheeled excavator is playing a key role in supporting a £72m Government-backed project to transform UK construction through digitally-enabled modern methods of construction. The machine is working within the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, as part of a Construction Innovation Hub (Hub) technology project called Big Yellow Robots. As the construction industry moves increasingly towards manufactured and offsite construction techniques – to increase efficiency, cut build times and reduce construction costs – the sector requires a new generation of equipment to assemble and install those offsite…

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Electric Excavators Latest News 

Komatsu charged with battery

Komatsu has signed a collaboration agreement with Proterra Inc to receive the supply of Proterra’s industry-leading battery systems with the aim of having Komatsu electrify its small and medium-sized hydraulic excavators. Komatsu plans to advance the PoC (Proof of Concept) tests starting in 2021 and enter commercial production of its electric excavators in 2023 to 2024. Proterra is a leader in commercial vehicle electrification technology. Through its Proterra Powered program, the company delivers its battery systems and electrification solutions to help heavy-duty and commercial vehicle manufacturers around the world electrify…

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