Latest News Mini Excavators 

Luscombe boards U boat

Luscombe Plant Hire has expanded its extensive mini-excavator fleet with the purchase of five new Kubota machines due to increased customer demand.  Based in Cumbria, the family run business purchased five new U-series Kubota mini-excavators, ranging from 1.5 to 5 tonnes, from P V Dobson & Sons. With over 35 years industry experience, Luscombe Plant Hire now boasts a 25 strong Kubota excavator fleet and has more than 100 plant items on hire throughout South Lakes and Furness Peninsula.  Simon Luscombe, Managing Director at Luscombe Plant Hire, said: “Despite the…

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Latest News 

Instant Impact

A Newcastle-under-Lyme based equipment hirer is celebrating a successful first year in business thanks to its round-the-clock service and a fleet of 20 new compact JCB machines. It has been a story of two Staffordshire family businesses working together as Instant Tool and Plant Hire was founded 12 months ago by husband-and-wife team Andy and Joanne Macartney – launched with a major investment in brand new JCB equipment worth in excess of £300,000 supplied by local dealer Gunn JCB. The Macartneys bring vast experience in customer service and rapid response…

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Crushers Latest News 

Molson bags EvoQuip

Molson Group has been appointed as the sole UK distributor by EvoQuip for full range of compact crushing and screening equipment with immediate effect, including the provision of genuine spare parts and maintenance. The EvoQuip range starts with the Bison 35 Mobile Jaw Crusher, capable of outputting up to 30 tonnes per hour and goes up to the Cobra 290/R Mobile Impact Crusher capable of outputting 250 tones per hour. The compact size of the EvoQuip machines will complement the “Single Source Supply” offering from Molson which includes other leading…

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Telehandlers 

M O’Brien powers ahead

Thirty years after launching its business with a single JCB backhoe loader, one of the UK’s leading plant hirers has ordered JCB’s latest innovation – the brand new full 525-60E electric Loadall telescopic handler. Michael O’Brien and his wife Annamarie launched M O’Brien Plant Hire from their garden in Luton in 1990 – with the purchase of a JCB 3CX. Since then, the company has evolved into one of the UK’s largest and most forward-thinking plant hirers. Today it celebrates 30 years in partnership with JCB with a deal for…

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Exhibition Latest News 

Intermat 2021 falls to COVID

The Intermat 2021 exhibition that was scheduled to take place in Paris in April next year has been cancelled. A statement from the organisers reads: “Owing to the many uncertainties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and which are likely to persist into the first half of 2021, the organisers of INTERMAT have taken the regrettable decision to cancel the edition due to be held from 19 to 24 April 2021 in Paris, and to organise its next edition in April 2024. This difficult decision has today proven to be unavoidable…

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video 

New Year, new look

Most people didn’t notice that OilQuick changed its logo and profile on the German-speaking market during the autumn. They will now, as that change is being rolled out across the world. Marketing manager Johan Lindqvist: “The reason for this test was that we wanted to see how the market reacted. But as predicted, it was well received. All reactions were positive and now the change is continuing on other markets all around the world,” says marketing manager Johan Lindqvist. “The old logo has been around for a long time and…

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books 

JCB brought to book

A new book celebrating JCB’s 75 years in business has been published – just in time for Christmas.  The 144-page JCB Scrapbook has just come off the presses to mark 75 years of engineering innovation. With more than 400 photographs – some published for the first time ever – it promises to be a treat for lovers of JCB and its iconic machinery.  JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said: “This book, I hope, will act as a celebration of the past 75 years: the innovations, the engineering excellence, and the achievements…

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Excavators Latest News 

Cat wheels out new excavator

Caterpillar has unveiled the new Cat M316 Next Generation wheeled excavator. The machine is powered by a fuel efficient 110 kW and Stage V compliant diesel engine that provides the new machine with a travel speed of up to 35 km/hour. Started with a push-button, via a Bluetooth key fob or through the unique operator ID function, the new M316 simplifies excavator operation. Machine controls are easy to use and navigate with the new 10 inch touchscreen monitor or with the jog-dial control. Using a unique I.D., operators can program power mode…

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Dumptrucks Excavators Latest News 

DUO does Doosan deal

A fleet of Doosan machines supplied by DUO Operations, part of DUO Group Holdings Limited, is central to the smooth running of Carnsew Quarry in Cornwall in England. Along with West of England Quarry, Carnsew Quarry is one of two locations in the Colas Cornwall Quarries division. Both are hard rock quarries, providing a wide range of quarry products and asphalt to the local market by road, and further afield by road and sea. The Doosan products have been supplied to Colas under a long-term hire agreement with DUO Operations…

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Latest News Mini Excavators 

MJL majors on minis

Vincent Tractors & Plant has secured a new deal to supply 18 Kubota excavators to groundworks specialist MJL. In total, MJL will take delivery of 12 Kubota KX080-4a2 midi-excavators alongside four KX030-4 GLs and two KX016-4s, both of which are mini-excavators. The new purchase further bolsters MJL’s burgeoning Kubota fleet, which also includes a number of eight tonne excavators purchased in 2015. Matthew Hodge, Sales & Marketing Manager at Vincent Tractors & Plant, said: “We were delighted to recently complete the major new deal with MJL. As one of the…

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