Electric Excavators Latest News 

Liebherr extends electric excavator range

Liebherr has announced the introduction of two new local zero emission excavators: the R 976-E and R 980 SME-E electric crawler excavators The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, along with the R 980 SME-E, replaces the ER 974 B for mine and quarry extraction. The latest electric excavators to be developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, France, they are not just converted diesel machines. The excavators and their electric power system were designed and produced entirely by Liebherr. Robustly designed and capable of withstanding extreme conditions, they weigh…

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Latest News Theft 

Sunbelt hails CESAR

Sunbelt Rentals UK has become the first plant hire company in the UK to adopt an Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) upgrade programme across its fleet. Sunbelt has placed 2021/2022 orders for stage V equipment spanning excavators, dumpers, telehandlers, compressors and rollers to the value of £55 million. Tom Welland, Sunbelt Rentals business development director HS2, said “As part of the HS2 supply chain Sunbelt Rentals recognise the need to report, easily, our Plant NRMM data to help achieve these targets. There is no universal recognition scheme for NRMMs, so currently…

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Excavators Latest News 

DCV gives Doosan elbow of approval

Northamptonshire-based plant hire business DCV Engineering Ltd has expanded the company’s rental fleet with the purchase of four new DX140LCR-5 15.5 tonne and two DX225LC-5 22.1 tonne crawler excavators from Doosan. Supplied by Pioneer Plant Ltd, the local Authorised Doosan dealer based in Leicester, the new DX140LCR-5 and DX225LC-5 models are now part of a very comprehensive fleet of excavators available from DCV Engineering covering all sizes from 1-30 tonne. David Venn, Joint Managing Director of DCV Engineering, comments: “After a steady start to the year, the rental market is…

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Dumpers Latest News 

Worcester sources Thwaites dumpers

Gloucestershire-based hirer Worcester Hire Centre has concluded a deal that will add 40 Thwaites dumpers to their fleet, expanding their dumper asset base by 30 machines to 120. The deal will see a mix of sizes from the hirers favourite 1-ton Hi-Tip through 3-ton, 6-ton Power Swivel and the industry leading 9-ton machine delivered to WHC branches, throughout Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire. The deal was agreed with WHC, Managing Director, James Clutterbuck, who spoke about why the company has invested to grow the hire fleet and why the business chose…

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Latest News Telehandlers 

Bobcat, Bavarian-style

Bayernrasen-based in Schwabhausen in Bavaria in Germany has been a leading producer of rolled turf in the region since 2002. Owner Roderich Graf von Beust now relies on a new Bobcat TL30.60 telehandler for daily work in both the cultivation and depot areas of the business. The compact and powerful Bobcat machine has proved to be a valuable alternative for the compact wheel loaders that the Bavarian company would traditionally have used for these applications. The new Bobcat TL30.60 is in daily use and can work up to 500 hours…

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JCB issue Le Appeal

It appears that British telehandler pioneer JCB and French rival Manitou will probably not be exchanging Easter gifts this year. On 26th February, 2021 the Paris Court of Justice (Tribunal Judiciaire) found that Manitou was guilty of infringement of certain JCB patent claims.  It awarded JCB damages of €150,000 plus €50,000 in attorney fees.  The case concerned two specific European Patents (the 065 patent and 965 patent) held by JCB, which are also the subject of on-going infringement proceedings against Manitou in the UK and Italy.    JCB CEO Graeme…

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Latest News Used Equipment 

Bell feels Used

Bell pre-owned equipment can now be shopped online thanks to the launch of a dedicated global website, www.pre-owned.bellequipment.com, which is also accessible from the company’s website.   Doug Morris, Bell Equipment’s Managing Director: Europe, Middle East and Africa, who has overseen the project, said: “Previously our efforts were localised, and we wanted to create an online solution to promote our pre-owned equipment globally. The website gives Bell operations, and dealers should they wish, access to a fully integrated platform to advertise their pre-owned Bell machines. This means that customers around the world…

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Excavators Latest News 

Kobelco comes up Short

Kobelco has announced the introduction of its largest Short Radius (SR) excavator. Weighing in at over 36 tonnes, the SK380SRLC is claimed to be one of the heaviest and fastest SR excavators on the market. The new model features a Stage V-compliant, 200 kW turbocharged diesel engine for increased horsepower, and, when more instant power is required, Power Boost can be engaged. The SK380SRLC’s cab incorporates a number of features to improve aesthetics, comfort and  safety. The premium operator station is sealed and pressurised, and the powerful automatic climate control…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Cat upgrades 992 wheel loader

Caterpillar has lifted the lid on the latest iteration of its 992 wheel loader. Powered by the new Cat C32B engine with U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V and Tier 2 equivalent emission engine options, the new 992 meets the global industry’s demand for high-production equipment with greater payloads. Offering both standard- and high-lift configurations, the 992 delivers the lowest cost-per-ton when paired with fleets of Cat 775, 777 and 785 trucks. Standard-lift payload capacities reach 23.1 tonnes for quarry face applications and 27.2 tonnes for loose material handling,…

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JCB lands biggest ever order

Britain’s biggest equipment rental company is investing in 2,100 new JCB machines in a deal worth £65 million – the biggest ever order from a UK customer in the company’s 75-year history.  Sunbelt Rentals UK is expanding and renewing its fleet as the construction industry rebounds strongly from the Covid-19 pandemic. The flagship rental company is investing in JCB Loadall telescopic handlers, mini and midi excavators, site dumpers, tracked excavators and rough terrain fork lifts – all manufactured at JCB’s Staffordshire factories. Sunbelt Rentals is also investing in 350 JCB…

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