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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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Optimised Volvo!

Having previously owned and operated Volvo compact excavators, the new ECR145E is the first general purpose Volvo excavator for Mr. Davidson’s fleet of equipment. “I was very impressed with the build quality as well as the high level of options offered on the ECR145,” says Malcolm, who decided to apply the ‘Christmas tree’ approach when specifying the machine. From the ground up, the machine has been equipped with optional 750mm track pads and heavy-duty dozer blade. At the business end of the machine, Malcolm opted for the two-piece adjustable boom…

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EJ Civils Praise Hyundai!

E J Civils is a groundworks company based in Lincolnshire – the company’s main source of business is groundworks for major housebuilding company Taylor Wimpey, alongside other leading developers, located in the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire areas. “All of our work is ‘word of mouth’ and we are very fortunate to have such a good working relationship with Taylor Wimpey – who we do the majority of our work for,” says Kevin Walsh Managing Director of EJ Civils. The company has a fleet of 20-machines ranging from three to 22 tonnes.…

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Bobcat at Bauma!

At Bauma 2019, the Bobcat stand will promote every area of Bobcat’s business, with a vibrant show of brand new and existing Bobcat products and their applications. The exciting display of Bobcat machines will be complemented by advanced augmented reality technology. The stand will also include areas dedicated to the company’s enhanced aftermarket parts and services as well as financing solutions. One of the star attractions at Bauma will be the launch of the new Bobcat E10e Electric Mini-Excavator, the industry’s first commercially available fully electric, zero tail swing (ZTS)…

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