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Contrak’s construction contortionist!

Contrak Construction of Newcastle under Lyme has taken delivery of its first ‘large’ Volvo excavator in the guise of a reduced swing ECR145E for its groundworking and general construction activities. The ECR145E has been supplied complete with the two-piece boom option, dozer blade and a Steelwrist tiltrotator which ticks all the boxes for proprietor, Phil Cookson. “We needed a slightly larger, more productive machine in our fleet, yet the compactness offered by the reduced swing counterweight coupled with the two-piece boom and of course the Steelwrist tiltrotator, makes the ECR145E…

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SMT’s Successful Demonstration!

B&W Plant Hire and Sales Ltd of Blackburn, Lancashire, has taken delivery of ten Volvo EC140Es and four larger EC220Es following a successful demonstration and an overall competitive package offered by SMT GB. The new Volvo additions join a mixed fleet of some 550 excavators in B&W Plant’s arsenal of equipment ranging from three quarter to thirty-five tonnes in operating weight. “We were impressed with the recent demonstration, finding the Volvo to be very responsive, smooth to operate and productive,” says Managing Director, Will Whitwell. “Our operators appreciated the all-round…

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NEW Hyundai at PlantworX!

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) is returning to PlantworX (11-13 June East of England Arena, Peterborough) and will show eight machines, including two new models, on the company’s 1,440 m² stand – which is located in the ‘dig zone’ area H15 – H16. With a 576 m² demo area, the HCEE stand offers an invaluable experience for everybody working in the construction sector. PlantworX will see the UK launch of the new HX220AL 22-tonne, crawler excavator with Stage V engine, which will be available for testing in the demo area…

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Generation 8 Bauma Sale!

At Bauma 2019, Meyer Erdbau GmbH & Co. KG decided to purchase five Liebherr Generation 8 crawler excavators. The German company is located in the state of Brandenburg and is active in Berlin and Brandenburg. One R 926, one R 930 and three R 938 will be added to the company’s fleet in the Berlin region. The company Meyer Erdbau GmbH & Co. KG was convinced in particular by the expert advice it received from the sales and technical office of Liebherr. The machines are equipped with an undercarriage with 3…

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FIRST EVER LONG REACH JCB X SERIES

A south west contractor has bought the first long reach version of JCB’s X Series range of crawler excavators and declared the machine: “a real eye-opener”. Dartmouth-based JW Baron Earthworks purchased the specialist JCB 220X model which has been fitted with a 15.6-metre long reach boom. With the addition of the longer boom and capable of powering a broad range of specialist attachments, the new JCB model is tailor made for services JW Baron Earthworks offers its clients across the South West. Specialising in environmental earthworks, the JCB 220X Long…

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“They’ve got a ‘can do’ attitude…

So says Joint Managing Director, Steven Igoe, of Middlewich based WPI Group, citing the aftersales support provided by Volvo Construction Equipment’s distributor, SMT GB. “That’s why we’ve taken the decision to broaden our experience of owning and operating Volvo wheeled pavers to also encompass Volvo branded excavators, ranging from fourteen to thirty tonnes in operating weight,” he says. “We’ve had faultless support running our two wheeled pavers over the last five years so we’re confident we will get the same level of support with these new machines.” “We were very…

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Hydradig is the ‘Go To’ Machine!

A JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster is helping RiverRidge – the largest independent waste management operator in Northern Ireland – to further improve operational efficiency at its materials recovery facility in its Maydown site in Londonderry. Supplied by JCB dealer, Dennison JCB, the Hydradig is being used to undertake a range of core duties, including loading and unloading lorries, sorting waste materials, delivering loads to RiverRidge’s shredders and ensuring that the site is kept tidy at all times. At the Maydown site, a range of industrial, domestic and commercial waste is…

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NEW Kubota Prototype!

Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, today announces the reveal of the KX019-4 LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas) mini excavator prototype. This model can run on LPG and is powered by a next generation Kubota Spark Ignition series engine. The new KX019-4 LPG makes it possible for users to work in emission restricted access areas such as cities applying diesel-bans, and also generates less noise emissions. Using the industrial standard gas bottles available everywhere, the machine is easily and quickly refuelled by replacing the bottle. The machine is equipped with…

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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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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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