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Mastenbroek unveils new trencher - Mastenbroek has launched the latest edition of its super compact rock trencher – the 20/14. The new version of the 20/14, which offers 215 horsepower and an off-setting digging mechanism to trench a depth of 1.4 metres, features several upgrades compared to the previous model. One of the most innovative refinements has been to reduce the machine width to 2.5 metres and with the ability to remove the forward discharge conveyors to enable a working width of 2.1 metres, making it ideal for use on continental Europe where narrow village…
Mick George dials DL-7 - The Mick George Group, a leading supplier to the construction industry in the East Anglia and East Midlands regions of the UK, have taken delivery of the country’s first new Doosan DL-7 wheel loaders. As well as four new DL420-7 models, the order includes two DL580-5 and a DL300-5 wheel loader all now working at quarries within the Mick George Group, with a further new DL320-7 wheel loader arriving in mid-January 2021. The deal was confirmed just a few short weeks after Diggers and Dozers hosed a LiveStream show to…
Ye Gods! CASE wins design award - CASE Construction Equipment has earned a 2020 Good Design Award® from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press for “Project Zeus”: the CASE 580 EV (electric vehicle) backhoe loader — the world’s first electric backhoe which is currently exclusive to the North American market. The award recognises “the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world”. This is the third CASE design to win in four years. CASE G Series wheel loaders were honoured in 2017, and the methane-powered concept…
Selwood goes vegetarian - Selwood has become the first UK rental company to offer pumps that can be fuelled by vegetable oil in an industry-leading move that will significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions. The company has completed extensive testing of HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) in its fleet of market-leading pumps. All Selwood pumps which have a Stage 3B engine – including the Eco range of units – S160Eco, D150Eco and HP35Eco – can now be run on the HVO fuel as an alternative to diesel. Selwood has also committed to ensuring that new pumps…
Doosan Bobcat at Finnish line - Doosan Bobcat EMEA has appointed Wihuri Oy Technical Trade as the new Exclusive Bobcat Dealer for Finland. Wihuri Oy Technical Trade is one of the four divisions of Wihuri Group, which is ranked among the top 50 companies in Finland. The Technical Trade division is a market leader in municipal machines and tools for the management and maintenance of urban environments. The Wihuri Group operates in three other main industries, namely the packaging industry, grocery wholesale and air transport. Expanding from its strong roots in Finland, the Wihuri Group is…
Video – JCB’s pothole purge - At 1pm on Monday the 11th of January 2021, JCB declared war on poorly maintained roads with the official launch of the new PotholePro machine. Just a few hours later, Diggers and Dozers convened a meeting of the War Cabinet, gathering together industry influencers and representatives from JCB’s Battle Command to discuss how the scourge of potholes might be defeated.
JCB Pushes Pothole Purge - JCB has developed a highly productive single-machine pothole repair solution to fix potholes permanently, first time, without the need for labour intensive repair methods or additional expensive machinery. The company has launched the PotholePro – a machine that can repair a pothole in less than eight minutes – four times quicker than standard methods and at half the cost of current solutions. Tests with contractors and local authorities show the JCB PotholePro can complete a pothole repair in less than eight minutes – equivalent to 700 potholes per month. With…
Liebherr great for Danes - The Danish company HM-Entreprenør is based just 1.5 km from the headquarters of the JMM Group, Liebherr’s Danish distributor. In 2017, HM-Entreprenør ordered 12 machines from Generation 6. Following the Bauma construction industry trade fair in 2019 in Munich, the company acquired 12 new Liebherr crawler excavators to replace Generation 6 excavators, and in early 2021 more excavators will be delivered. The company currently operates nine R 926s, three R 945s, to be joined by two new R 914 Compacts in early 2021. The machines are from the Generation 8…
Doosan wheels out new model - Doosan has launched the new 5 tonne DX57W-7 Stage V compliant wheeled excavator. In addition to a new Doosan Stage V engine, the DX57W-7 incorporates several new features for increased comfort, convenience and connectivity, whilst maintaining optimum performance, durability and fuel efficiency. The DX57W-7 has Doosan’s latest DoosanCONNECT system installed as standard, which provides a telematics management system for the excavator, by collecting data from sensors on the machine. Other standard features include a stereo system integrated in the gauge panel (with a Bluetooth streaming function), together with a USB…
Luscombe boards U boat - Luscombe Plant Hire has expanded its extensive mini-excavator fleet with the purchase of five new Kubota machines due to increased customer demand.  Based in Cumbria, the family run business purchased five new U-series Kubota mini-excavators, ranging from 1.5 to 5 tonnes, from P V Dobson & Sons. With over 35 years industry experience, Luscombe Plant Hire now boasts a 25 strong Kubota excavator fleet and has more than 100 plant items on hire throughout South Lakes and Furness Peninsula.  Simon Luscombe, Managing Director at Luscombe Plant Hire, said: “Despite the…