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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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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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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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JCB teams with Red Bull!

A pair of hardworking JCB machines – the workhorses of the construction world – are soaking up the summer sun on the beach this week. But it’s very much a busman’s holiday, with the giant 20 tonne JCB X Series excavator and JCB wheeled loader drafted in to build a brutal beach obstacle race course in Margate, Kent. As Official Build Partner to Saturday’s Red Bull Quicksand race, the two machines will transform the beach into a one-mile race-course of trenches, rollers and sandcastles the height of two double-decker buses…

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JCB Wastemaster!

West London Composting (WLC) has introduced a JCB 457 Wastemaster wheeled loader at its facility near the M40 motorway in Uxbridge, Middlesex. Specialising in in-vessel bulk composting of green, and kerbside collected kitchen waste, the WLC site has the capacity to process 75,000 tonnes of organic waste each year from which a variety of high quality soil conditioners for agricultural and commercial use are manufactured. The JCB 457 Wastemaster will be used to transfer material around the WLC site as it undergoes the composting process. On arrival, waste material is…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

CAT Update Package for Wheel Loaders!

The 2019 product update package for Cat M Series Medium Wheel Loaders (950M – 982M) includes technology advances that provide: lower operating costs via extended service intervals; enhanced operator comfort with new seats and suspensions; emissions control strategies to meet EU Stage V standards (EU only); added machine configurations (982M Forestry Machine and 982M High Lift); expanded productivity measurement tools; remote software update capability; and refinements in ground engaging tool and coupler systems. Periodic updates allow Caterpillar to bring new and improved features to market more quickly and more frequently…

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Durable Hitachi!

To answer the needs of it European customers, Hitachi has introduced a waste handling package for its versatile ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheel loaders. This comprises a range of additional features that provide extra protection for the operator and key components, enhancing the safety and durability of the machine, and reducing unscheduled downtime and maintenance costs. In addition to waste handling, the new package is advantageous for demolition and forestry applications. For added protection from falling debris, the medium wheel loaders are fitted with durable guards for headlights and taillights. Seal…

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CAT 990K!

Caterpillar introduces the 990K Aggregate Handler, designed to handle greater payloads in aggregates yard applications. With as much as a 25 percent payload increase, as compared to the standard 990K, the new Aggregate Handler enables customers to load trucks and railcars faster and to move more material in load-and-carry and stockpile management tasks. The Cat® 990K Aggregate Handler has a payload of 20 tonnes and a full turn static tipping load of 43 738 kg. Additional counterweight maintains machine stability, and robust 990K structures ensure durability in the Aggregate Handler…

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NEW Yanmar V65!

Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe (CEE) has announced the roll-out of its V65 wheel loader across the UK and Ireland. From December, the new model will be available to order through approved dealers nationwide. Designed to excel in tight job sites, the V65 completes Yanmar’s comprehensive wheel loader portfolio. Measuring just 2,160mm tall and 1,700mm wide (with bucket), the loader’s compact dimensions guarantee excellent manoeuvrability, a class-leading turning radius and 40° steering angle. Rigid articulation allows the bucket to approach the load in a straight line, while an oscillating rear axle…

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More Volvo’s for Ashcourt

The Hull-based Ashcourt Group has continued to add more Volvo machines for its aggregates, civils and recycling divisions during 2018 supplied by SMT GB. Featured at this year’s Hillhead exhibition was a 34-tonne L260H loading shovel destined for Ashcourt Group’s Partridge Hall Quarry, near Pocklington, North Yorkshire. The machine, with its unique Union flag proudly displayed on the engine hood in reflective micro-prismatic vinyl panels, takes over as the quarry’s prime mover as production output is ramped up. “Moving from the smaller L150H to the L260H brings many benefits to…

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