Latest News Skid Steer Loaders 

51 Years of Bobcat!

For almost 51 years, stevedoring company, ZHD Stevedores, based in Dordrecht in the Netherlands, has been using Bobcat skid-steer loaders to clear the holds of ships and to move material around so that the grabs on the large unloading cranes on the dockside are kept busy. This way of working was introduced to be able to unload or load a ship as quickly as possible so that it can sail again, as idle time costs money in shipping. Any part of the load that remains out of reach of the…

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Backhoe Loaders Latest News 

FOUR NEW CAT BACKHOE LOADERS

Caterpillar announces four new backhoe loader models that build on the success of the Cat F2® Series backhoe loaders. The new line consists of the Cat® 428, 432, 434 and the 444 models, replacing the 428F2, 432F2, 434F2 and the 444F2 machines respectively. The new Cat backhoe loaders offer similar model platforms throughout the line to deliver component commonality and operating similarities throughout range. These machines will also display the new Cat trade dress and nomenclature, which removes model suffixes. A redesigned operator control system incorporates analog machine gauges with…

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JCB JOINS NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION OVER VENTILATOR SHORTAGE

JCB is poised to re-start production at a factory closed as a result of the Coronavirus crisis in order to join the national effort to manufacture ventilators, the company announced today. JCB received a direct appeal from Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month to help plug the national ventilator shortage and to help save lives of Coronavirus patients. Following the approach, JCB Chairman Lord Bamford promised to help in any way the company could and immediately mobilised a research and engineering team to examine potential ways to assist. Now…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Liebherr Aid Climate Move!

Under the motto of “Climate Move”, Weihenstephan Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT) is constructing a sustainable garden as part of a project for the State Horticultural Show 2020 in Ingolstadt. A total of 55 students from Germany and France are responsible for the project. The aim is to implement the theme of sustainability as a general principle when carrying out the construction. Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH is sponsoring the project by providing a compact loader L 506 to aid the construction work. Between October 2019 and March 2020, the students have…

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Backhoe Loaders Latest News 

750,000th JCB Backhoe!

JCB today celebrated a unique milestone as its 750,000th backhoe loader rolled off the production line. The landmark machine was driven off the line at the company’s factory in Rocester, Staffordshire – the very location where the first JCB backhoe was manufactured almost 70 years ago. It was in 1953 that company founder, the late Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE, conceived the idea of the JCB backhoe loader, which created, for the first time, a single machine which combined a front shovel and rear excavator arm. In its first full year…

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Excavators Latest News 

Thirty Tonne Volvo goes to work!

Bridgend Aggregates of King Edward, Northern Scotland, has taken delivery of its first Volvo excavator in the form of a thirty tonne EC300E. The machine will be deployed loading the primary crusher at the company’s hard rock Bridgend Quarry. Whilst this is the first Volvo excavator to be ordered by Bridgend Aggregates, the company is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo construction equipment products. “We’ve been operating Volvo shovels for the past twenty five years and, in general, we have been very pleased with the service and reliability we’ve…

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Attachment Latest News 

ConExpo: KINSHOFER Tooled Up

With an exciting selection of new and recently updated products on display at ConExpo 2020, KINSHOFER’s new 315 m² booth – located at F2732, Festival Grounds – will provide the perfect stage for an international audience to see the group’s creative strength and depth, first hand. Additionally, visitors to the show will see a realignment of all KINSHOFER Group companies currently operating in North America. The strategic refocus is based on the primary needs of the customer to ensure KINSHOFER remain as easy as possible to do business with. For…

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Attachment Latest News 

Genesis Appoint Molson!

Bristol based plant and equipment dealer Molson Group, have been appointed as the sole UK distributor by Genesis GmbH for their offering of attachments for the demolition, scrap and recycling industries. Genesis manufacture a comprehensive portfolio of attachments, including shear attachments for excavators and materials handlers. Their products have an excellent reputation for unrivalled cutting force and durable build quality. The Genesis line-up ranges from the 620Kg GVP 07 shear to the range-topping 25t GXT 2555R, which has a closing force of more than 30.400 kN. Since their appointment in…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Hitachi Buy Back!

A UK-based operational contract management and plant hire services company has purchased two ZW310-6 wheel loaders for quarrying and bulk handling projects. Both models were supplied to MJ Hickey Plant Hire and Contracts Ltd with a buy-back option from Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV. The first ZW310-6, was fitted with 4.5m³ general purpose bucket, was delivered in 2018 and is working in one of England’s largest limestone quarries, located in Leicester. The second model was delivered in October 2019 with a 6m³ high-tip bucket and is used at a site…

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Virus Hits JCB!

JCB is set to reduce production levels at UK factories due to anticipated component shortages from Chinese suppliers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced today. The move will mean a shorter working week for around 4,000 JCB and agency shop floor employees from Monday (February 17th). This follows an immediate suspension of all overtime. The measures have been discussed with the GMB union and will see the introduction of a 34-hour week for UK production employees until further notice. JCB employees will be paid for a 39-hour week…

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