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Construction Collectives – Thechnology Show

Last night saw the fourth outing for The Construction Collective show and was co-hosted by DemolitionNews’ Mark Anthony and Peter Haddock of Content with Media. The show covered a whole host of topics and included a huge range of companies including Bobcat, Rammer, Leica GeoSystems, Miller GroundBreaking, DigBits, FHOSS Lighting, Lynch Plant and many more besides. You can watch the show below.   But, since it was an 80-minute marathon, you might want to save it for the weekend.

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Excavators Latest News 

Like the prodigal son

Returning to Volvo after nearly 20 years, The Malcolm Group has recently purchased six new excavators, ranging from 22 to 50 tonnes in operating weight. Ordered as part of the company’s annual fleet renewal programme, the machines included within this order are 2 EC220ELs, 2 EC250ELs and 2 EC480ELs. All of the new machines have also been fitted with a range of optional extras, including 360° cameras, quick hitches, additional case drain line/low flow circuits and Hardox HD buckets, which maximises the level of safety of productivity each machine offers…

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Volvo bails on Bauma

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced that it will not be attending Bauma 2022. The decision is part of a wider marketing drive that will see the company – traditionally one of the show’s biggest exhibitors – embracing greater use of digital channels as COVID-19 fears continue to grip the world. According t a statement from the company, Volvo CE will be refocusing on its own purpose-built audience outreach combining physical, digital and hybrid events. The move will allow for a more flexible, tailor-made offer, however and wherever the customer wants…

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Liebherr Rental completes expansion

Increased demand and a continued commitment to providing customers with the most modern and efficient equipment has seen Liebherr Rental complete a £10 million, 45 machine upgrade and expansion of its UK fleet. Liebherr Rental provides long and short-term self-drive hire solutions to customers from a wide range of sectors including construction, aggregates, waste and recycling, scrap and ports. The investment programme is in line with Liebherr Rental’s strategy of updating its fleet annually to ensure that no machine is more than three years old. This year’s investment will see…

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Chasetown gets the X Factor

JCB has secured one of the biggest deals of the year for its X-Series range of tracked excavators after an investment by one of the Midlands’ leading civil engineering companies. Chasetown Civil Engineering has bought 20 X-Series machines – including 220X and 140X models – as part of an investment in new machinery worth £3 million. The deal also includes the addition of JCB 3, 5 and 8-tonne compact excavator models to its fleet. The order from the Burntwood, Staffordshire firm was placed with Gunn JCB and the new machines…

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Electric Latest News 

Charging ahead in technician training

The shift to electrification requires more than switching to zero exhaust machines – the whole supply chain needs to be empowered to optimise these game-changing construction solutions. To ease the transition, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is going above and beyond in supporting equipment rental company Loxam to make the most of their new electric acquisitions. Following the arrival of 18 Volvo ECR25 Electric machines in the Loxam rental branches located across France, Volvo CE is carrying out thorough training sessions to ensure these electric compact excavators are offering the best possible value to…

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JCB’s job creation

JCB today launched a fresh recruitment drive for hundreds more shop floor employees and announced plans to give hundreds more agency employees permanent contracts as demand for construction equipment continues to soar.  Last month the company revealed it was hiring more than 400 UK shop floor agency employees and giving permanent JCB contracts from April 1st to more than 300 existing agency employees.  Today JCB announced it was recruiting a further 450 agency shop floor employees at its factories in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham – and later this year will…

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Hot off the press

With the first completed machine coming off the assembly line, Bobcat has announced that the company’s first new compact wheel loader (CWL) – the L85 model – is now in full production at the Bobcat plant on the Dobris campus in the Czech Republic. Bobcat has also confirmed full details and features for the L85 CWL, which was part of the company’s revolutionary ‘Next is Now’ launch event in October 2020. The first machine is heading to the Bobcat Institute on the campus, where it will be used to train…

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Hitachi wheels out Stage V loader

Hitachi has announced the introduction of its first Stage V-compliant wheel loader, the first model from its next generation:  The ZW220-7. According to Hitachi, the machine is the safest in the market, thanks to superb all-round visibility and intelligent systems. With the Aerial Angle camera system, operators have an exceptional 270-degree bird’s-eye view of the job site, while the rear obstacle detection and warning system alerts them immediately if anything is close to the rear of the machine. Key specifications include a 157kW / 210hp Stage V-compliant diesel engine and…

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Plantworx perfecting plans

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA), the owner of the Plantworx trade show, is set to announce plans for Plantworx events from the latter part of 2021 through to 2023. The team behind the event remains committed to providing a meeting place for construction industry professionals and suppliers, including the 150 strong CEA membership. The CEA also confirm that the Plantworx 2022 exhibition (scheduled for 14th/16th June), will not now take place as planned in light of the unexpected second postponement of the Hillhead exhibition to next year. “What we have learnt…

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