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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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In with the New!

East Lothian based A M Dagg (Plant Hire) Ltd has opted for another Volvo excavator – this time a fourteen-tonne EC140E, thanks in part to the good service and reliability of an older EC140B it replaces after 17,000 trouble-free hours. “We’ve had a good experience operating all of our Volvo machines over a long period of time,” says Plant Manager Scott Gordon. “Our operators certainly appreciate the Volvo machines in regard to the comfort in the cab, the controllability, digging performance and overall build quality. In addition, Volvo has provided…

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2018 Encouraging for Mecalac!

According to insight from Systematics International, 2018 was a successful year for UK construction equipment sales. More than 24,000 units were registered demonstrating year-on-year growth of more than 4%. Mecalac Construction Equipment UK Ltd, a global leader in the design and manufacture of compact plant solutions, has experienced this success first-hand – in particular, for its highly-acclaimed backhoe loader range. According to the company’s latest sales figures, UK registrations increased by 34% year-on-year (2017-2018), while export volumes similarly continued to rise. The company credits this hike to a strong national…

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Yanmar at the Executive Hire Show!

Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe will showcase its latest range of compact plant solutions at this year’s Executive Hire Show (6-7 February; Ricoh Arena, Coventry). Representatives from the company’s UK and European sales teams will be located on Stand K26, displaying the class-leading C08 Hi Tip tracked carrier and ViO12-2A zero tail-swing mini excavator. C08 Hi Tip (810mm) – Robust, reliable and rental-tough, the C08 is Yanmar’s all-terrain tracked carrier. With a small turning circle and width of 810mm, the C08 is compact enough to fit through a standard doorway. An…

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Shannon Valley Invest in Hitachi!

Shannon Valley has expanded its fleet of Hitachi machinery to keep pace with the growth of the construction market in the Republic of Ireland. Based at Donabate, County Dublin, the contractor has bought a wide range of Zaxis-5 and -6 excavators, and ZW-6 wheel loaders, as the number and size of its projects have increased. The company was founded by sole trader Michael English in 1991. Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, the current team of employees is headed by Michael’s three sons, Mick, David and Dermot. To have…

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Bespoke Rentals from Ridgway

Ridgway Rentals is a family run plant hire and haulage company based in Shropshire who offer their services nationwide. They are recognised for their wide range of modern equipment which includes excavators ranging from 1 ton – 50 tons, bulldozers and dump trucks. The company also prides itself for supplying the machines their customers want, no matter how specific their individual requirements may be. With support from Marubeni-Komatsu Ltd, Ridgway currently run a wide range of specialist Komatsu equipment that satisfies the bespoke needs of a number of industry sectors…

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More Volvo’s for Ashcourt

The Hull-based Ashcourt Group has continued to add more Volvo machines for its aggregates, civils and recycling divisions during 2018 supplied by SMT GB. Featured at this year’s Hillhead exhibition was a 34-tonne L260H loading shovel destined for Ashcourt Group’s Partridge Hall Quarry, near Pocklington, North Yorkshire. The machine, with its unique Union flag proudly displayed on the engine hood in reflective micro-prismatic vinyl panels, takes over as the quarry’s prime mover as production output is ramped up. “Moving from the smaller L150H to the L260H brings many benefits to…

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Tough as old Boots!

Brace Civil Engineering was initially a plant hire business although historically their background was in civil engineering. In recent years they have focused on the civil engineering sector and water and waste water engineering, supplying and installing sewerage treatment plants and associated underground water mains. “Our first involvement with Hyundai was following the demise of a local plant dealer we had dealt with previously, which meant we became more involved with Ernest Doe with whom we had always had a good relationship with for many years previously anyway,” says Chris…

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X Series Prodigy

Teenager Blair Hughes has landed a dream job as a digger driver – and got straight behind the controls of a brand new excavator costing more than £100,000. Ever since he was a young boy Blair Hughes, 17 has wanted to operate machines. Now his wish has come true after landing a job with the Glasgow-based Clearwater Group, operating a new generation JCB X-Series excavator, which has been launched to great acclaim following a £110 million investment. Blair joined Clearwater straight from school and the company supported him through CPCS…

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