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The BIG Giveaway

Just in time for Christmas, we are giving away a HUGE amount of branded goodies from the likes of Bobcat, JCB, Kinshofer, Liebherr and LiuGong together with an exclusive “Wreck the Halls” Christmas t-shirt from DemolitionNews. The show takes place at 6.30 pm tonight. It is FREE to watch and FREE to enter, with no sign-up process or difficult questions. We’d love to see you there. Just click THIS LINK at 6.30pm (UK time) tonight.

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Ridgway bags bronze

Ridgway Rentals Ltd is celebrating gaining a ‘FORS Bronze’ award this month. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators aimed to improve fleet activity. Operators must demonstrate exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, environmental protection and operations. As well as delivering their plant hire all over the UK, Ridgway also offer a nationwide plant haulage service. Ridgway’s haulage fleet ranges from 7.5 ton rigids up to a 100 ton articulated lorries including low loaders & step frames. This FORS Bronze accreditation…

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JCB’s latest steps on Road to Zero

UK construction equipment giant has established itself as the front-runner in the electrification of construction equipment with the launch of a number of important new products. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, the company hosted a virtual press event during which it unveiled a new electric telescopic handler, electric powered site dumper and a pair of new charging solutions. These latest products mark the latest step on JCB’s ongoing “Road to Zero” emissions started by the electric mini excavator launched in 2019; and the electric dumpster unveiled earlier this year. Diggers…

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Extending JCB’s electric reach

JCB has lanched its first ever electric Loadall model as the expansion of its E-TECH range of zero-emissions machines gathers pace. More than 43 years after the company pioneered the concept of telescopic handlers, the wraps have now come off the 525-60E, a full electric version of the popular Loadall. Designed to deliver the same performance as the conventional diesel-powered machine, the 525-60E offers a zero-emissions load handling solution to construction, industrial and agricultural customers. JCB Chief Innovation Officer Tim Burnhope: “JCB has taken a pioneering lead in the move…

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Pushing the envelope

JCB might be a relative newcomer tot he site dumper sector. But JCB is continuing to push the envelope in dumper design, this time with the launch of its first ever electric site dumper with the unveiling of a one tonne high-tip model powered by lithium-ion battery technology. Designed to work indoors, underground and in emissions-sensitive areas, the 1TE electric dumper is an ideal partner for JCB’s market-leading 19C-1E electric mini excavator. The 1T-E site dumper is a durable, compact machine with a full steel skip and heavy-duty articulated chassis.…

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Leading the charge

JCB is launching a range of power packs to support its growing line of fully electric machinery – offering zero-emissions electrical back-up to remote and urban construction projects. The JCB power pack range will be available with a choice of four or eight automotive quality, maintenance-free lithium-ion batteries. There is no requirement for daily checks, making them ideal for rental companies and contractors. The batteries’ depth of discharge is optimised to prolong the battery health and even after 2,000 full charge and discharge cycles (expected to be over 10 years),…

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Bateman’s double baker’s dozen

Norfolk contractor Bateman Groundworks has taken delivery of 26, Thwaites 6 tonne forward tip dumpers, in a deal that will expand its fleet and further improve efficiency and productivity on and off site. “We chose Thwaites after careful consultation with our on-site team, hire suppliers and stakeholders,” says managing director Jason Ramsey.Whatever question we asked, whether it related to safety, quality, suitability, preference or cost of ownership, the answer came back Thwaites”. In line with the Government’s announcement that construction should continue through the November lockdown, Bateman have identified multiple…

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Meet the hybrid Dragon

Dragon Equipment has become the first plant manufacturer to launch a compact hybrid crusher that is not only powerful enough for the toughest of jobs, but also functional and easy to operate. The powerful patent-pending jaws of the new CR300H are capable of crushing up to 7.0 tonnes an hour into reusable hardcore and the hybrid machine has recently been shortlisted for a World Demolition Award. Built entirely in the UK, the CR300H weighs under 780 kg, has a single lifting point, and multiple tie-down points – combined this makes…

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Mecalac extends rotary club

Mecalac has introduced the new AS900tele to North America. The new machine combines the compactness and mobility of Mecalac’s revolutionary AS Swing Loader Series with telescopic technology to provide game-changing versatility on the jobsite. The 84 l/min auxiliary hydraulics further increase flexibility, allowing use with a range of attachments, including mowers, road sweepers and earth augers. Functioning as a loader, telehandler or landscaping tool, the AS900tele reduces the need for additional equipment and optimises site logistics. “When you rely on one machine for each task, a jobsite can end up…

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What does JCB have up its sleeve?

At 6.30 this evening, Diggers and Dozers will be hosting its latest LIVE show to look at and discuss the new products launched today by UK construction equipment giant JCB. That live show will be broadcast simultaneously on Diggers and Dozers, DemolitionNews, and on Diggers and Dozers’ Facebook and YouTube channels. If you watch on either social media channel, you can take part: ask questions, post comments etc. For a glimpse of the future, join myself (Mark Anthony) and my co-host Peter Haddock of Content with Media as we pull…

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