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GDL REVEALS NEW INDUSTRY-LEADING PLANT

Ground Developments Ltd has added new specialist plant machinery to its existing impressive fleet, marking its long association with key manufacturers the Wirtgen Group, Streumaster and Hydrema. The introduction of some of the latest models, which will offer the best production outputs, adds to one of the largest plant machinery fleets in the UK. GDL’s commitment and further investment in the latest technology signals more growth for the Scottish-based ground improvement specialist. The introduction of the new Wirtgen WR240i stabilisation mixer with an integrated binder spreader from Streumaster, which is…

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Crushers Latest News 

Call and Resolve!

Unusual times call for unusual measures. Call MB Crusher for surprising solutions. Using the new Call & Resolve service, MB Crusher makes available to construction companies all of its invaluable know-how and experience in the field, providing solutions for your next projects, be they complex, temporary, unusual or exceptional, so that you can make use of the proper machinery. “The service is geared to all sectors, from construction to demolition work, road excavation, earth moving, remediation jobs, trenching, quarries and environmental clean-ups,” says MB Crusher’s Production Manager Diego Azzolin. “People…

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Epiroc expansion

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order from construction company Züblin International GmbH Chile Spa for equipment that will be used to expand the El Teniente mine in Chile. Züblin International GmbH Chile has ordered multiple drill rigs and loaders for use in the El Teniente underground copper mine in central Chile. Epiroc’s state-of-the-art equipment will ensure high productivity and safe operation as the mine will be deepened, extending its lifespan by an estimated 50 years. The order totals approximately SEK…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

NEW CAT 950GC for K J Services

K J Services, a specialist plant hirer to the construction and quarrying sector, has purchased a Cat 950 GC Wheel Loader in a deal with Finning UK & Ireland. Adding to the company’s existing Caterpillar fleet, the machine was chosen for its strength, manoeuvrability and ease of maintenance. The South Wales-based business purchased the Cat 950 GC in early 2019 and has now logged over 340 hours of operating time, realising both financial and operational savings. The wheel loader is an ideal solution for loose material handling, machine loading, general…

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Historic deal for JCB

JCB has secured a historic deal with Morris Leslie Plant Hire for their biggest ever telehandler order worth £36 million. The deal for 555 Loadalls, ranging from the compact six metre 525-60 up to the 20 metre 540-200, has been placed through dealer Scot JCB. The machines, which all feature JCB Livelink and offer unrivalled fuel consumption and emissions, will be built at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. “As the construction market continues to develop, Morris Leslie is experiencing excellent company growth. These JCB Loadalls ensure our customers get…

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Dumptrucks Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Three Decade Delivery!

Long standing user of Volvo Construction Equipment products, Tillicoultry Quarries has purchased a further three new Volvo loading shovels and another A30G articulated hauler for its quarrying operations spread across Scotland’s Central Belt and Ayrshire. This latest package is for two L120H loading shovels complete with 3.5m³ rehandling buckets and boom suspension systems, one of which has been allocated to Tillicoultry’s Northfield quarry and the other to Tulliallan and both will be put in charge of general rehandling and stocking out duties. A larger Volvo L150H equipped with a 4.2m³…

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Excavators Latest News 

GOW go Volvo!

Thurso based Gow Groundworks has taken delivery of a widespread Volvo EC140E LM excavator for its ground working and general contracting business. This is the second specially converted EC140E LM excavator to join Gow’s fleet of equipment with the LGP conversion working being undertaken by Central Engineering Ltd. This has enabled the machine to carry 1400mm track pads when working in areas requiring ultra-low ground bearing pressure, for instance, on peat bogs or to switch back to the standard 750mm pads for general usage. “We have a lot of experience…

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Excavators Latest News 

Sutherland Double Down on Volvo!

Sutherland based Edward Mackay Contractor Ltd has opted for a second Volvo EC140E excavator, thanks to the machine’s impressive fuel economy, operator comfort and acceptance and general productivity according to Director, Scott Mackay. “We’ve been operating Volvo articulated haulers for a long time and in recent years we have been adding Volvo excavators to our mixed fleet of equipment and found them to be productive economical machines, finding favour with our operators in terms of comfort and performance,” says MacKay. “In particular, we find the EC140 an optimum-sized excavator for…

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Half a century JCB!

JCB is celebrating 50 years of wheeled loading shovel manufacture – with production hitting record highs. Over those five decades, the company’s award-winning loader range has expanded beyond recognition, introducing many market-leading technologies and establishing JCB as a global leader in the loader business. The company entered the wheeled loader market with the acquisition UK-based Chaseside Engineering, taking on its seven rigid axle machines. Relocation of production lines from Chaseside’s plant in Blackburn, Lancashire took several months and it was all systems go by the start of 1969, which marked…

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Latest News Telehandlers 

NEW Bobcat Telehandlers

With the inclusion of the latest high performance 8 m TL43.80HF and 7 m TL30.70 telehandlers, Bobcat now offers a choice of 13 rigid frame telehandler models for applications in construction, rental, recycling, waste and general industry, covering maximum lifting capacities between 2.6 and 4.3 tonne with lifting heights from 6 to 18 m. The new TL43.80HF increases the lift capacity in the Bobcat range to 4.3 tonne, combining this with a maximum lift height of almost 8 m. The TL43.80HF is a compact telehandler offering an impressive package, which…

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