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Ridgway bags bronze

Ridgway Rentals Ltd is celebrating gaining a ‘FORS Bronze’ award this month. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators aimed to improve fleet activity. Operators must demonstrate exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, environmental protection and operations. As well as delivering their plant hire all over the UK, Ridgway also offer a nationwide plant haulage service. Ridgway’s haulage fleet ranges from 7.5 ton rigids up to a 100 ton articulated lorries including low loaders & step frames. This FORS Bronze accreditation…

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Electric Latest News Telehandlers Telescopic loadall 

Extending JCB’s electric reach

JCB has lanched its first ever electric Loadall model as the expansion of its E-TECH range of zero-emissions machines gathers pace. More than 43 years after the company pioneered the concept of telescopic handlers, the wraps have now come off the 525-60E, a full electric version of the popular Loadall. Designed to deliver the same performance as the conventional diesel-powered machine, the 525-60E offers a zero-emissions load handling solution to construction, industrial and agricultural customers. JCB Chief Innovation Officer Tim Burnhope: “JCB has taken a pioneering lead in the move…

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Dumpers Electric Latest News 

Pushing the envelope

JCB might be a relative newcomer tot he site dumper sector. But JCB is continuing to push the envelope in dumper design, this time with the launch of its first ever electric site dumper with the unveiling of a one tonne high-tip model powered by lithium-ion battery technology. Designed to work indoors, underground and in emissions-sensitive areas, the 1TE electric dumper is an ideal partner for JCB’s market-leading 19C-1E electric mini excavator. The 1T-E site dumper is a durable, compact machine with a full steel skip and heavy-duty articulated chassis.…

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Electric Latest News 

Leading the charge

JCB is launching a range of power packs to support its growing line of fully electric machinery – offering zero-emissions electrical back-up to remote and urban construction projects. The JCB power pack range will be available with a choice of four or eight automotive quality, maintenance-free lithium-ion batteries. There is no requirement for daily checks, making them ideal for rental companies and contractors. The batteries’ depth of discharge is optimised to prolong the battery health and even after 2,000 full charge and discharge cycles (expected to be over 10 years),…

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Latest News Telehandlers 

Mecalac extends rotary club

Mecalac has introduced the new AS900tele to North America. The new machine combines the compactness and mobility of Mecalac’s revolutionary AS Swing Loader Series with telescopic technology to provide game-changing versatility on the jobsite. The 84 l/min auxiliary hydraulics further increase flexibility, allowing use with a range of attachments, including mowers, road sweepers and earth augers. Functioning as a loader, telehandler or landscaping tool, the AS900tele reduces the need for additional equipment and optimises site logistics. “When you rely on one machine for each task, a jobsite can end up…

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Latest News Material Handler video 

Urban Ausa

AUSA has launched the new 2,000kg payload C201H forklift. The unit is designed entirely for urban use; it is extremely compact in size so that it can enter and operate in any space. As with all of AUSA’s new vehicles, this forklift complies with the Stage V emissions standard. At just 2.09 metres high, the new model it is able to enter car parks and enclosed spaces with limited access. This is combined with its exceptional manoeuvrability, enabling it to move around nimbly in any space, no matter how small.…

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Backhoe Loaders Latest News video 

Video Exclusive – Backhoe Evolution

Received industry wisdom would have you believe that the reign of the backhoe loader is rapidly drawing to a close.   Some have suggested that – like the dinosaurs giving way to the rise of the mammals – the combined forces of mini excavators and telehandlers have stolen the backhoe loader’s crown; that this construction workhorse is about to be put out to pasture. But while the naysayers sound the death knell for the humble backhoe, those in the know insist that the machine’s race is far from over. In fact,…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

All smiles at Moody

Following on from a successful demonstration day at the Renewable Energy Association (REA) event in early March, hosted by Jack Moody Group as part of the REA 25th year Anniversary, the company has invested in ten Hitachi Wheel Loaders including four ZW180-6’s, four ZW250-6’s and two ZW180-6 high lift machines.   Founded in 1963 by Jack Moody, the company has become one of the UK’s leading experts in the landscape construction, maintenance and environment industries. In 2001 Jack Moody Group became the first company in the UK to achieve the…

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Dumptrucks Latest News 

Terex thunders Down Under

A Terex Trucks TA400 articulated hauler has been working hard at a site in Swanbank, near Brisbane, carrying out a variety of jobs from remediation of landfills to stormwater management. The TA400 has impressed the DECC team with its ability to perform in tough conditions. DECC specialises in demolition, environmental, civil contracting, earthworks, remediation and decontamination services, as well as project management and consulting services within the construction industry. “We have pretty rough conditions in demolition, so we choose equipment that’s tough, reliable and efficient – but without that hefty…

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Latest News Mini Excavators 

J MAC spreads its wings

J MAC Ltd has been actively establishing a portfolio of construction and agricultural plant, all of which is being made under license by world-leading manufacturers to a detailed specification. The company is now looking for dealers throughout the UK and Ireland to reinforce the brand The range offered by J MAC includes micro and mini excavators, towable telescopic handlers, telescopic wheeled loaders and a backhoe loader. The J MAC micro and mini excavator range at present starts with the JME06, which has an operating weight of 600 kg moving up…

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