Excavators Latest News 

Hanson’s Hitachi Double!

Hanson Aggregates have recently added two brand new Hitachi ZX890LCR-6’s to their fleet at Shap Beck Quarry in Cumbria and Chipping Sodbury Quarry in South Gloucestershire. These two machines were part of a package of 16 awarded to HCMUK following a successful tender process in 2018, which also includes four ZX690LCR-6’s and several wheel loaders. After a 90-tonne Hitachi machine was moved from one Hanson quarry over to Chipping Sodbury for a trial, the team quickly chose to invest in a brand new one for the operations at that site.…

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Latest News Telehandlers 

JCB Secure £75M Order!

JCB has secured the biggest single order for Loadall telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer as part of a two-year deal worth more than £75 million. Ardent Hire Solutions, one of the country’s leading plant hire companies, and the UK’s largest telehandler hirer, has invested in a fleet of 1,100 Loadalls ranging from the compact 525-60 through to the 550-80. The company is also investing in a fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders, rough terrain fork lifts and the flagship 7T Hi-Viz site dumpers that address key safety concerns…

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Stars of the Future!

The UK’s most promising apprentices and trainees in the construction plant sector have been recognised at the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Stars of the Future Awards 2019. Held in association with headline sponsor A-Plant, the CPA’s Stars of the Future awards scheme identifies some of the industry’s brightest up-and-coming talent and over 700 apprentices were eligible for entry, representing companies such as GAP, Go Plant, JCB Watling, Lifterz, Liebherr, MHM Plant, Marubeni Komatsu, Nixon Hire, Riwal and Vp plc, plus several independents. Now in its seventh year, this year’s awards…

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Latest News Mini Excavators 

UK’s First Bobcat R-Series!

KC Plant, a new plant hire company based in Watford, has bought the first Bobcat R-Series E26 and E27z mini-excavators in the UK. The E26 and E27z – 2.5 and 2.7 tonnes respectively – are part of an order for 18 Bobcat mini-excavators, including the 1.7-tonne E17z and the 8-tonne E85 models, as well as hydraulic breakers. The E26 and E27z are part of Bobcat’s new R (Revolutionary) series mini-excavators from 2-4 tonnes. The series also includes the E27, E34 and E35z. “The build quality and the design of the…

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AUSA at PlantworX

The latest Plantworx, the UK’s biannual construction equipment trade fair, was held from 11 to 13 June, where local visitors were able to get a first-hand look at the main new products for the construction sector. AUSA, for its part, presented this year’s new products for the British market: DR1001AHG, the 10-tonne dumper with a reversible driving position, the 2 to 3.5-tonne forklift range and the upgrade of T144H, its most compact telescopic handler. “We are very happy with our results after this edition of Plantworx, with significant new orders,…

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GDL REVEALS NEW INDUSTRY-LEADING PLANT

Ground Developments Ltd has added new specialist plant machinery to its existing impressive fleet, marking its long association with key manufacturers the Wirtgen Group, Streumaster and Hydrema. The introduction of some of the latest models, which will offer the best production outputs, adds to one of the largest plant machinery fleets in the UK. GDL’s commitment and further investment in the latest technology signals more growth for the Scottish-based ground improvement specialist. The introduction of the new Wirtgen WR240i stabilisation mixer with an integrated binder spreader from Streumaster, which is…

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Crushers Latest News 

Call and Resolve!

Unusual times call for unusual measures. Call MB Crusher for surprising solutions. Using the new Call & Resolve service, MB Crusher makes available to construction companies all of its invaluable know-how and experience in the field, providing solutions for your next projects, be they complex, temporary, unusual or exceptional, so that you can make use of the proper machinery. “The service is geared to all sectors, from construction to demolition work, road excavation, earth moving, remediation jobs, trenching, quarries and environmental clean-ups,” says MB Crusher’s Production Manager Diego Azzolin. “People…

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Epiroc expansion

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order from construction company Züblin International GmbH Chile Spa for equipment that will be used to expand the El Teniente mine in Chile. Züblin International GmbH Chile has ordered multiple drill rigs and loaders for use in the El Teniente underground copper mine in central Chile. Epiroc’s state-of-the-art equipment will ensure high productivity and safe operation as the mine will be deepened, extending its lifespan by an estimated 50 years. The order totals approximately SEK…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

NEW CAT 950GC for K J Services

K J Services, a specialist plant hirer to the construction and quarrying sector, has purchased a Cat 950 GC Wheel Loader in a deal with Finning UK & Ireland. Adding to the company’s existing Caterpillar fleet, the machine was chosen for its strength, manoeuvrability and ease of maintenance. The South Wales-based business purchased the Cat 950 GC in early 2019 and has now logged over 340 hours of operating time, realising both financial and operational savings. The wheel loader is an ideal solution for loose material handling, machine loading, general…

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Historic deal for JCB

JCB has secured a historic deal with Morris Leslie Plant Hire for their biggest ever telehandler order worth £36 million. The deal for 555 Loadalls, ranging from the compact six metre 525-60 up to the 20 metre 540-200, has been placed through dealer Scot JCB. The machines, which all feature JCB Livelink and offer unrivalled fuel consumption and emissions, will be built at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. “As the construction market continues to develop, Morris Leslie is experiencing excellent company growth. These JCB Loadalls ensure our customers get…

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