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New Doosan DL420CVT-5 Wheel Loaders!

German business, J & E Horst GmbH & Co. KG, has chosen the Doosan DL420CVT-5 as the preferred wheel loader for the company’s sand and gravel works in the Cologne region. This follows an analysis of the performance of a new Doosan DL420CVT-5 wheel loader over the last year, which showed it provided the Horst team with exceptional efficiency with a combination of enormous power and significantly lower fuel consumption. As a result, the company has purchased a total of three new DL420CVT-5s and has decided to replace all of…

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JCB Updates Wastemaster!

JCB has updated its 457, 437 and 427 Wastemaster wheeled loading shovels to meet the upcoming EU Stage V emissions legislation. The new Stage V Wastemasters feature Cummins diesel engines that deliver an increase in engine power and a reduction in emissions and fuel consumption. The biggest of the Wastemaster wheeled loaders – the 457 – has had its power output boosted from 192kW (258hp) to 210kW (282hp), while the 437 now comes with 145kW (195hp), up from 136kW (183hp), and the 427’s engine delivers 123kW (165hp). But, when required…

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A Second Volvo!

To meet with increased demand, Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. has purchased a second Volvo L150H, and replaced a venerable L120E with a new H variant. Based in the picturesque town of Cupar, Fife, Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. has been producing high quality sand and aggregates since 1961. Today, this third generation family-run business supplies domestic and commercial markets throughout the central belt of Scotland. 

Led by father and son team, Ian and Peter Cuthbert, Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. operate from two sites, located in…

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New Volvo L150H for Hugh King & Co

Hugh King & Co has taken delivery of a new Volvo L150H loading shovel for its Hullerhill sand and gravel quarry located at Kilwinning, Ayrshire and has been put in charge of the main yard duties around the plant. “We’ve been operating Volvo equipment for a good many years and found the loading shovels to be consistently reliable and productive machines,” says Operations Manager, Charles Hughes. “The L150H with its 4.2m³ rehandling bucket is the optimum sized loading shovel for most of our requirements here at Hullerhill, and is proving…

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Versatile Volvo!

A family run farming and agricultural contracting business, located at Lochmaben near Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, has recently purchased a bespoke specified Volvo L70H ‘Ag Spec’ to enhance two important areas of its activities. The fourteen tonne L70H equipped with agricultural wheels and tyres, single lever hydraulic control and CDC (comfort drive control) was chosen by the Kincaid family following a visit to SMT’s recent Live It Dig It event in Yorkshire, and a subsequent visit to Cereals 2019 to inspect the machine close up. Suitably impressed with what…

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Volvo Triple for Skene Group!

Skene Group Construction Services Ltd of Glenrothes Fife has added three more Volvo L220H loading shovels to its fleet, with two going to work at its Soutra Mains quarry and the third taking up residency at the company’s Lomond quarry. Two new L220H loading shovels join two existing L220s at Soutra with this particular size of machine being the optimum model of choice for carrying out rehandling and stocking out duties around the quarry. The machines have been specified with Michelin XMineD2 29.5R25 tyres and large capacity 5.6m³ rehandling buckets,…

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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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