Excavators Latest News 

JCB Hydradig for Polymer processing plant

Leading Irish manufacturer of uPVC building products, RE-KKUR, has introduced a JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster wheeled excavator at the in-house plastic recycling facility that it operates at its County Fermanagh site. RE-KKUR opened its new Polymer Processing Plant in 2018 to further improve the efficiency of its recycling processes. RE-KKUR’s in-house recycling capability enables the company to produce a high quality product that is made from 99 per cent post-industrial recycled PVC – giving it a distinct competitive advantage. Waste management companies deliver trailer loads of reclaimed uPVC that has…

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Attachment Latest News 

The Bobcat Sand Cleaner!

By efficiently removing waste and debris of all sizes on a beautiful and very popular beach in Italy’s Puglia region, the Bobcat SC200 Sand Cleaner attachment has shown it can be a powerful weapon against the threat posed by plastic and other waste in seas and on beaches around the world. The world’s beaches and marine environments are plagued by a wide range of waste items including plastic in all forms from bottles, plastic bags and food containers to micro-particles. In Europe, around 80% of beaches suffer from waste, according…

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Excavators Latest News 

Highlander High Track!

S Richardson Contracting Limited, based in Langholm in Dumfriesshire in Scotland, has purchased eight new Doosan DX160LC-5 HT 16 tonne High Track Crawler Excavators for work on the company’s forestry contracts throughout Scotland and North England. The new Doosan High Track Excavators were supplied by James Gordon Ltd (Gordons), the Authorised Dealer for the Doosan Heavy range in the South West and Borders regions, as well as the central-belt of Scotland as far as Argyle and Bute and the county of Cumbria in Northern England. “We were introduced to the…

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Attachment Latest News 

Miller UK Quick Couplers!

Earthmoving attachments manufacturer, Miller UK have recently launched their next generation, hydraulic quick couplers which comprise of the GTS series for mini excavators and the GTX series for heavy excavators. Safety is built into every element of a Miller quick coupler and their innovative GroundTouch series features an Intelligent Coupler Connect System designed to reduce the risk of job site accidents, interruptions and unexpected costs, as it will only initiate the changing of attachments whilst on the ground; the ultimate in attachment & ground worker safety. In addition, their brand…

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Dumptrucks Latest News 

Terex in South Africa!

South Africa is the second-largest economy in Africa. With its busy project pipeline and a big mining industry, Terex Trucks is strengthening its presence in this key market and reinforcing its commitment to customers to deliver reliable articulated haulers that get the job done. With the South African government prioritising infrastructure development, there is a lot going on in the country’s construction industry. The re-election of the African National Congress party in May is expected to bring stability and revive Africa’s most industrialised country following the economic slowdown. This has…

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Excavators Latest News 

Hanson’s Hitachi Double!

Hanson Aggregates have recently added two brand new Hitachi ZX890LCR-6’s to their fleet at Shap Beck Quarry in Cumbria and Chipping Sodbury Quarry in South Gloucestershire. These two machines were part of a package of 16 awarded to HCMUK following a successful tender process in 2018, which also includes four ZX690LCR-6’s and several wheel loaders. After a 90-tonne Hitachi machine was moved from one Hanson quarry over to Chipping Sodbury for a trial, the team quickly chose to invest in a brand new one for the operations at that site.…

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Latest News Telehandlers 

JCB Secure £75M Order!

JCB has secured the biggest single order for Loadall telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer as part of a two-year deal worth more than £75 million. Ardent Hire Solutions, one of the country’s leading plant hire companies, and the UK’s largest telehandler hirer, has invested in a fleet of 1,100 Loadalls ranging from the compact 525-60 through to the 550-80. The company is also investing in a fleet of 3CX backhoe loaders, rough terrain fork lifts and the flagship 7T Hi-Viz site dumpers that address key safety concerns…

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Stars of the Future!

The UK’s most promising apprentices and trainees in the construction plant sector have been recognised at the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Stars of the Future Awards 2019. Held in association with headline sponsor A-Plant, the CPA’s Stars of the Future awards scheme identifies some of the industry’s brightest up-and-coming talent and over 700 apprentices were eligible for entry, representing companies such as GAP, Go Plant, JCB Watling, Lifterz, Liebherr, MHM Plant, Marubeni Komatsu, Nixon Hire, Riwal and Vp plc, plus several independents. Now in its seventh year, this year’s awards…

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Latest News Mini Excavators 

UK’s First Bobcat R-Series!

KC Plant, a new plant hire company based in Watford, has bought the first Bobcat R-Series E26 and E27z mini-excavators in the UK. The E26 and E27z – 2.5 and 2.7 tonnes respectively – are part of an order for 18 Bobcat mini-excavators, including the 1.7-tonne E17z and the 8-tonne E85 models, as well as hydraulic breakers. The E26 and E27z are part of Bobcat’s new R (Revolutionary) series mini-excavators from 2-4 tonnes. The series also includes the E27, E34 and E35z. “The build quality and the design of the…

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AUSA at PlantworX

The latest Plantworx, the UK’s biannual construction equipment trade fair, was held from 11 to 13 June, where local visitors were able to get a first-hand look at the main new products for the construction sector. AUSA, for its part, presented this year’s new products for the British market: DR1001AHG, the 10-tonne dumper with a reversible driving position, the 2 to 3.5-tonne forklift range and the upgrade of T144H, its most compact telescopic handler. “We are very happy with our results after this edition of Plantworx, with significant new orders,…

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