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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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20 Years of Plantforce!

Plantforce is celebrating 20 years in the plant hire business by revealing two new Kobelco SK210 21 tonne excavators in custom limited edition Plantforce livery. The Weston-Super-Mare-based company started out operating from a small yard in Yatton, Somerset in 1999. By 2014 the Plantforce fleet had grown to over 500 machines and the company relocated to purpose-built premises in Weston-Super-Mare. “Hitting the 20 year milestone in such great shape is a fantastic achievement,” says Plantforce operations director Sam Mercer. “The key to our remarkable success is our people. We are…

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Epiroc HB 2500

Portugal-based Secil Britas S.A. is a Secil Group company specialising in aggregates. Its main activities are managing quarries, mining and marketing aggregates and providing services related to the company’s activities and the group’s cement factories as well as services for a few external clients. Since gypsum is a key component in cement manufacture, the Secil Group acquired a gypsum mine called Picotas n°1 in Souto da Carpalhosa in the Portuguese municipality of Leiria. Production serves exclusively to meet the group’s needs. The mine produces grey gypsum with an S03 content…

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“a great place to spend a shift”

A hire company is celebrating its 20th anniversary – by investing in one of the first in a new range of JCB X Series models. Matthew Williams Digger Hire was founded in 1999 offering both operated and self-drive plant hire and some small groundworks services. Founder Matthew Williams started the business with one second-hand JCB 3CX and now runs one of the largest 3CX fleets in Norfolk. It serves a large and varied customer base from private hire and small builders through to some of the biggest blue-chip construction companies…

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NEW Kubota!

Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, today announces the launch of the KX080-4a2 as the latest in its range of midi excavators. This new machine is capable of the same reliable performance as previous models but includes Kubota’s V3307 direct injection engine – which is now fully Stage-V compliant. The new model has a reduced engine RPM DPF re-gen, giving reduced noise levels, increased DPF re-gen intervals and increased DPF replacement life. This reduces maintenance costs and the machine’s environmental impact whilst enhancing productivity for a wide range of…

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Used CASE Equipment!

Following the launch of its Certified Used range of equipment earlier this year, CASE Construction Equipment has now partnered with Mascus as the company’s preferred third party marketplace in Europe. Available in 38 languages and with 33 offices across the globe, Mascus is the world’s fastest growing website for buying and selling heavy machinery. “Partnering with Europe’s largest online marketplace for used construction equipment provides the perfect platform for CASE dealers to showcase their used inventory,” says Jean Philippe Soussan, Global Head of Remarketing, CNH Industrial. “It also gives CASE…

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CAT Enhance Cold Planers!

These milling machines now meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards powered by a fuel-efficient Cat® C18 turbocharged, 6-cylinder diesel engine. The PM820, PM822 and PM825 Cold Planers feature an increased power rating of 597 kW (800.6 hp) gross power. The engine now features multi-piece, cartridge-style filters. This design is environmentally friendly, reducing waste and lowering replacement costs. Updated handrails increase operator comfort and ease-of-use in flush cutting applications. The new pivoting handrails stow and redeploy easily on the right-hand side when an obstacle comes…

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Zero Emissions HS2!

One of the first electric mini diggers to roll off JCB’s production line has been pressed straight into service on one of Europe’s biggest and most prestigious infrastructure projects. The JCB 19C-1E was snapped up by leading plant hire firm Lynch for use on the massive High Speed Two (HS2) rail scheme after the company was involved in early evaluations of pre-production models. And Lynch say the machine is – quite literally – putting in an “electrifying” performance. “We chose the new JCB 19C-1E quite simply because it is the…

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JCB Joins Team GB!

A British athlete who triple jumps further than the fully extended boom on one of JCB’s biggest Loadalls has an extra spring in his step today – after landing a sponsorship deal from digger maker JCB. Ben Williams, 27, of Newcastle, Staffordshire, became British Triple Jump Champion last month with a life-time best jump of 17.27 metres – further than the reach of a fully extended boom on a 540-170 Lodall. The stunning achievement has earned him a place in the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Doha…

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More Volvo for Ward!

Since purchasing his first Volvo articulated hauler back in 1990, Martyn Ward, managing director of Ward Plant Limited, Carnwath, South Lanarkshire continues to add Volvo articulated haulers and excavators to his plant fleet. “In my considered opinion, the Volvo ADT is second to none on the market today, and all the trucks I’ve ever run have proved themselves over and over again in terms of reliability, productivity and fuel savings,” says Ward. “And it’s like anything else – if you look after your kit, then it’ll look after you; some…

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