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Out with the auld

A leading Scottish contractor’s enduring loyalty to JCB’s tracked excavators has been cemented with the purchase of a brand-new JCB 150X HD. The new machine joins an original 1966 JCB 7 excavator in the fleet Muir of Ord-based contracting and plant hire company, D. & I. Bain. The relationship with D. & I. Bain spans more than 56 years, with the company buying its first JCB – a 3C Mark 1 – in 1964 and showing great loyalty to the brand ever since, investing in more than 40 machines. The…

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JCB Pushes Pothole Purge

JCB has developed a highly productive single-machine pothole repair solution to fix potholes permanently, first time, without the need for labour intensive repair methods or additional expensive machinery. The company has launched the PotholePro – a machine that can repair a pothole in less than eight minutes – four times quicker than standard methods and at half the cost of current solutions. Tests with contractors and local authorities show the JCB PotholePro can complete a pothole repair in less than eight minutes – equivalent to 700 potholes per month. With…

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Liebherr great for Danes

The Danish company HM-Entreprenør is based just 1.5 km from the headquarters of the JMM Group, Liebherr’s Danish distributor. In 2017, HM-Entreprenør ordered 12 machines from Generation 6. Following the Bauma construction industry trade fair in 2019 in Munich, the company acquired 12 new Liebherr crawler excavators to replace Generation 6 excavators, and in early 2021 more excavators will be delivered. The company currently operates nine R 926s, three R 945s, to be joined by two new R 914 Compacts in early 2021. The machines are from the Generation 8…

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Doosan wheels out new model

Doosan has launched the new 5 tonne DX57W-7 Stage V compliant wheeled excavator. In addition to a new Doosan Stage V engine, the DX57W-7 incorporates several new features for increased comfort, convenience and connectivity, whilst maintaining optimum performance, durability and fuel efficiency. The DX57W-7 has Doosan’s latest DoosanCONNECT system installed as standard, which provides a telematics management system for the excavator, by collecting data from sensors on the machine. Other standard features include a stereo system integrated in the gauge panel (with a Bluetooth streaming function), together with a USB…

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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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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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Expanding the A Team

The new HX210AL, 22-tonne crawler excavator forms part of Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe’s (HCEE) new A-series machines. The new machine The HX220AL, launched in June of last year, is the sister machine to the new HX210AL – both machines have the same power output of 129kW, however, the HX220AL machine, is powered by a Cummins B6.7 stage V6 cylinder engine and offers 880Nm torque (+20% torque) and is also EGR-free. Both machines share an identical undercarriage platform. The Hyundai HX210AL features similar general specifications to those found in the HX220AL model, but with standard features and pricing…

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Fast times at Czech quarry

Czech aggregates and demolition company Fast Cargo has reported a great return on investment with its new Doosan DX300LC-5 30 tonne crawler excavator added to the machinery fleet at the quarry. There are substantial demands on machinery at the Mítov quarry with over 150,000 tonne of stone extracted annually and 900 tonne of materials moved every day. After the previous excavator broke down irreparably, around five brands were shortlisted for the competitive tender to replace this machine and the contest was won by the DX300LC-5. “Since we bought the machine,…

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NEW Volvo for Oakley!

Stuart Oakley is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo construction equipment products. “Our first Volvo excavator was a second-hand EC140B that has now clocked up 14,000, virtually, trouble free hours. It has proved to be a very reliable machine,” says Oakley. “We supplemented that with a larger EC300D to tackle some of the demolition work we regularly undertake, besides more challenging excavations involving rock extraction.”

 “Overall, the Volvo is a good and reliable product and certainly takes a lot to beat when it comes to operator comfort,” says Oakley.…

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