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Landmark Liebherr!

On Friday, Liebherr-France SAS presented the 60,000th crawler excavator to all its staff. The R 922 from the Liebherr Group’s latest generation was equipped with special panels designed by the artist Jean Linnhoff especially for this occasion and to mark this historical moment. The 60,000th crawler excavator to be produced at the Liebherr-France SAS site in Colmar was presented on 1st March. As a model from Liebherr’s latest generation of crawler excavators with an operating weight of 22 tonnes, this machine will be on show in April at the bauma…

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JCB Apprenticeships at all time high!

A record-breaking group of JCB apprentices had two reasons to celebrate at the launch of National Apprenticeships Week on Monday (March 4th). A total of 79 apprentices were awarded their apprenticeship certificates – at the same time as getting coveted contracts of employment with the Staffordshire-based digger maker. The group is the biggest in the history of JCB to graduate as Level 2 and 3 apprentices in a single year. They received their awards from JCB directors at a special graduation ceremony at JCB’s World Headquarters, Rocester. JCB has a…

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60 Years of Hydrema!

Hydrema the Danish construction equipment manufacturer celebrates its 60th year in better shape than ever by launching two new machines and a new telematics system onto the market at Bauma 2019. There will be anything but the usual Danish modesty when Hydrema takes its place at Bauma 2019 in Munich from 8-14 April. Denmark’s only manufacturer of large construction equipment will show two new machines on the 450 sqm stand, along with a brand new telematics system for advanced data collection. “Hydrema turns 60 this year, and it’s fantastic to…

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Bauma Latest News 

AUSA at Bauma!

At BAUMA, AUSA will present its new 10-ton dumper featuring reversible driving, as well as its completely updated range of all-terrain forklifts. Visitors to the BAUMA trade fair will have the chance to discover the latest features that AUSA will present on its stand in the new C6 pavilion, which represent important advances in terms of the technological development of the sector and operational safety. After more than 30 years of continued presence at the most important exhibition in the construction sector globally, at the 2019 edition, AUSA is going…

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Dumptrucks Latest News 

Scottish Support in House!

Renowned for its ‘strong reliable machines’ and ‘strong reliable support’, leading construction equipment distributor, Bell Equipment UK, has announced that it will be bringing its vehicular support division ‘in-house’ for clients in Scotland. In a move designed to personalise the service it offers to customers in the region, Bell has strengthened its team with the appointment of Service Supervisor, Gareth Griffiths, as the main contact for service in Scotland; Parts Manager, Gordon Jones, as the contact for the Falkirk Depot and Parts; and James Dobbie as the region’s Product Support…

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Latest News PlantworX 2019 

The DRONE Zone

The use of Drones in construction has grown dramatically in recent years and there is an aerial revolution happening across the entire industry. These flying cameras or UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are transforming the way we work – from small-scale construction sites to mammoth infrastructure projects – a bird’s eye view from a drone, which can store accurate measurement data, video and images, offers a level of project monitoring which has not been previously possible. The UAV sector is set to be worth billions over the coming years as more…

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JCB WINS COURT INJUNCTION!

JCB has been granted a preliminary injunction by a French court against Manitou which orders the company to stop producing telehandlers featuring a patented JCB productivity device. The ruling by the Judge at Court of the First Instance in Paris means that the company, based near Nantes, cannot manufacture, sell or lease telescopic handlers equipped with the patented feature. “We invest many millions of pounds in developing and patenting innovative and sophisticated engineering solutions which benefit our customers all over the world,” says JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald. “We will not…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

CAT Update Package for Wheel Loaders!

The 2019 product update package for Cat M Series Medium Wheel Loaders (950M – 982M) includes technology advances that provide: lower operating costs via extended service intervals; enhanced operator comfort with new seats and suspensions; emissions control strategies to meet EU Stage V standards (EU only); added machine configurations (982M Forestry Machine and 982M High Lift); expanded productivity measurement tools; remote software update capability; and refinements in ground engaging tool and coupler systems. Periodic updates allow Caterpillar to bring new and improved features to market more quickly and more frequently…

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NEW Bobcat Dealer!

Bobcat has announced new changes in the dealers responsible for sales and service of the market-leading range of Bobcat skid-steer and compact track loaders, mini-excavators, telehandlers and attachments in Yorkshire in the UK. Bobcat has appointed Grays Machinery Ltd (www.graysml.co.uk), based in Bedale, as the new Authorised Bobcat Dealer for North and West Yorkshire. The company has also extended the area covered by AMS Bobcat Limited, based in Scunthorpe, to include South Yorkshire. AMS is already the Authorised Bobcat Dealer for Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. “We are very proud to…

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Triple Liebherr for South African Mine!

KEDASE, based in Boshoek, South Africa and active in mining, purchased three R 920 crawler excavators from Liebherr in 2016. The compact dimensions of the machines and their fuel efficiency were key factors in the decision-making process. And after more than 1,000 operating hours, these criteria still hold true. The three Liebherr R 920 crawler excavators are used for trenching, pipe laying and for the feeding of a screener in a chromium mine. With an operating weight of 21 tonnes and equipped with a Stage IIIA / Tier 3 /…

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