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Liebherr go BIG for Bauma China

During Bauma China 2018, Liebherr presents a selection of its construction equipment and its component’s product ranges. The Liebherr stands at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) are located outdoors, booth No. B12 and indoors in hall N4, booth No. 524. From November 27-30, Liebherr displays eight pieces of equipment for multiple industries and applications. The Liebherr outdoor booth provides room for the R 966 and R 920 crawler excavators, the A 920 mobile excavator, the L 550 wheel loader, the PR 776 crawler tractor, the R 9100 B mining…

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Volvo impress in Georgia

A fleet of Volvo EC210B crawler excavators is helping to erect power line towers in the high-altitude, mountainous terrain of southern Georgia. Georgian construction company Caucasenergo is currently engaged in a challenging project to construct power line towers in the most remote, mountainous regions of the country. The high-voltage transmission towers are being erected 2,500m above sea level in Beshumi, a particularly rocky, hard-to-reach region with very limited access to roads. This mean all Caucasenergo construction equipment is required to be extremely reliable and proficient in off-road mobility. Caucasenergo is…

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Michael Henry chooses Volvo

Ickenham based plant hire and civil engineering contractor has opted for a new Volvo EC220E to coincide with a move to raise its profile in the Greater London plant hire market and expand its client portfolio. Michael Henry Civil Engineering is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo branded equipment, already running an EC220D in its mixed fleet of equipment. “We were in the market to add another twenty-tonne machine to the fleet and our decision to purchase the new Volvo coincided with an EC220E available together with an attractive…

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Volvo power pipeline productivity

Equipping construction machines with a digital voice has brought a new level of productivity to an international energy project piping gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe. The project; TAP, is scheduled to cost 4.5 billion euros and covers 878 km both onshore and under the sea, from Greece to Italy. French-based international pipeline contractor SPIECAPAG is carrying out the onshore work of 187 km across Greece and 215 km through Albania. When complete, the pipeline will open up a huge new source of natural gas to markets across the…

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Ridgway invests for the future

Shropshire plant hire company, Ridgway Rentals Ltd., is making a £17.5 million investment in new machines to cope with current and future demand. The huge shopping list of nearly 200 machines has been split between four manufacturers. Hydrema, JCB, Hitachi plus the lion’s share of £12 million going to Komatsu. The deal comprised of several excavators ranging from 13 up to 50 tonne including zero tail swing, long reach and high reach demolition models plus a number of 12 tonne articulated rear tip site dumpers, new 7 tonne high visibility…

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Kubota’s GAP in the Market

GAP Group, the UK’s leading independent equipment hire company, will continue to offer its customers best-in-class construction machinery after announcing Kubota will be its sole supplier of mini and midi excavators for another year. Having already purchased almost 500 Kubota excavators since January 2018, the Japanese manufacturer will provide GAP Group with all excavators in the 0.8t to 8.0t category. The Glasgow based hire company employs more than 1,800 people across 140 depots in the UK, with its latest purchase bolstering the company’s excavator fleet to almost 4,500 across the…

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£4.7M investment in Plantforce

Plantforce, the largest provider of heavy equipment rentals in the South West, has received a £4.7m growth capital investment from BGF to further scale its operations. The company, whose clients include Kier, Costain, Balfour Beatty and BAM construction groups, will use the funding to support its growth plans in expansion, acquisition and geographical locations. Founded in 1999, Plantforce operates from four depots in Bristol, Exeter, Bridgwater and Birmingham. It has one of the most modern and diverse ranges of excavator equipment in England – comprising over 750 machines and 250…

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Grand Tour of JCB

TV celebrity Richard Hammond today got behind the controls of two of the world’s most innovative machines manufactured for the construction and agricultural industries. The Grand Tour presenter visited JCB’s World Headquarters at Rocester, Staffordshire and JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter where he put the company’s high-powered machines through their paces. He took the controls of the brand new 20-tonne tracked excavator, the 220X, which was launched earlier this year following a £110 million development programme. Next for a test drive was the high speed JCB Fastrac 8000 Series tractor,…

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Two Piece Hyundai

Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the two-piece boom version of the new HX130 LCR, the third compact-radius excavator model in the company’s HX series product line. The 13-ton machine is also available in a second standard configuration, the HX130 LCRD, which includes a dozer blade. This two-piece boom version enables the excavator to work with a bigger reach, while maintaining the possibilities of a reduced front swing. It comes with the boom articulation mounted to the underside of the standard boom; a solution ensuring effective protection against soiling and damage. This…

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Doosan Dozen

Centrocar, the Authorised Dealer for the Doosan range of construction equipment in Spain, Portugal, Angola and Mozambique, has supplied 12 new Doosan excavators to the state-owned Agricultural and Environmental Contractor, Tragsa Group. The 12 new machines comprise seven of the popular Doosan DX255LC-5 Narrow Track crawler excavators and five Doosan DX210W-5 wheeled excavators. It is well known in the construction sector that tendering for a Tragsa order is often a demanding process, due to the thoroughness of the requested data as well as the professionalism and exact requirements of Tragsa’s…

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