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EXCLUSIVE – Out of adversity

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown divided the business world into two distinct groups. There were those that cursed their misfortune and that just waited for the whole thing to blow over. But there were some that seized the opportunity to refocus, to regroup, and to look at how their company, their products and their services might be enhanced to meet the needs of customers in a post-lockdown world. One such company is East Yorkshire-based Aldercote Limited When vehicle testing facilities across the UK closed due to the pandemic,…

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Excavators Latest News 

Kobelco gets Sirius

The Sirius Group has invested over £1.2 million in fuel-efficient Kobelco excavators, supplied by Molson Equipment. As part of the Leeds-based company’s drive to operate the most fuel-efficient equipment available, Sirius has added four SK300LC-11, one SK350LC-11 and a single SK230SRLC-10 excavator to meet with their requirements for fuel economy, reliability, and productivity. The new excavators have all been supplied from UK Kobelco dealer Molson Equipment’s newly-opened depot in Darlington. “We operate on a nationwide basis but are predominately centred around Yorkshire, the North East and the North West. The…

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MB Crusher’s “big sister”

The cat is out of the bag.   The reason that the MB Crusher social media feeds fell silent for more than a week can finally be revealed.   And we have the EXCLUSIVE. The company has extended its range of Shafts Screeners to include its biggest, strongest and toughest model to date:  The MB-HDS523. Suitable for excavators from 30 to 45 tonnes, the new attachment is aimed specifically at applications requiring optimum durability and productivity, such as quarries. That additional productivity is afforded by the unit’s “V Shaft System“   The MB-HDS523…

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Next-Gen giants from Kobelco

Kobelco Europe has unveiled the latest additions to the top end of its excavator range.   The all-new SK500LC-11 and larger SK530LC-11 benefit from increased speed and performance, improved reliability and maintenance, state-of-the-art ergonomics and design and are Stage V compliant thanks to a 13-litre Hino engine. The SK500LC-11 is best suited to general construction applications, while the SK530LC-11 is ideal for general construction and quarrying. The SK500LC-11 has a higher operating weight (50,400kg) when compared with the previous SK500LC-10. Both the SK500LC-11 and SK530LC-11 benefit from high hydraulic pressure (Heavy…

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JCB says viva Espana

JCB Access has secured its largest ever scissor lift deal in Spain with the sale of 109 models to leading machinery hirer – Rentaire. Supplied by dealer Walkia JCB, the majority of the electric scissor lift units have already been delivered, with the remainder to follow in May. Replacing Rentaire’s existing fleet, the order includes 8, 10, 12 and 14 metre lift height models and Rentaire highlights the popularity and prestige of the brand – inside and outside of Spain – as a key reason for choosing JCB Access. Rentaire…

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Dumpers Latest News 

Mecalac dumper catches cab

Mecalac, one of the construction equipment sector’s most innovative companies, hosted a very welcome product showcase yesterday. And Diggers and Dozers was delighted to be among the small group of hand-picked “influencers” invited to attend. The unique machines for which the manufacturer is best known were well represented at the event. But all eyes were on the all-new 3.5MDX cabbed site dumper. Designed from the ground up , the innovative model offers all the benefits of the Mecalac MDX range in a 3.5 tonne capacity. The new 3.5MDX is powered…

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Liebherr couples up

Liebherr is increasing the availability of its fully automatic LIKUFIX quick-change system for additional wheel loader models. LIKUFIX is now available for the L 506 and L 508 compact loaders; for the L 507 and L 509 stereo loaders; as well as for the XPower large wheel loaders up to the L 580. As before, LIKUFIX is still available for the medium-sized Liebherr wheel loaders L 526, L 538 and L 546. The smaller Liebherr wheel loaders from the L 506 Compact to the L 509 Stereo are known as…

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Latest News Wheel Loaders 

Small but perfectly formed

If you were here back in October last year, you might recall that Diggers and Dozers brought you all the details of a huge and technology-led virtual event hosted by skid steer giant. You can still view that show here. Well, some of the products hinted at during that event have now landed; and they mark a notable departure for the global manufacturer which now claims to boast the world’s largest loader portfolio. Bobcat SALs are available with canopy and cab versions, both specially designed to provide extra space where…

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Latest News Tracked Loaders 

Cat track loader evolution continues

Long after these workhorse machines supposedly fell out of fashion, the Cat 953 track loader continues to evolve. The latest 953 meets EU Stage V emission standards. Powered by a 119 kW diesel engine and with an operating weight of 15 958 kg, the new 953 crawler loader replaces the 953K. The 953 features an updated cab with suspension seat and adjustable armrests/controls.  An intuitive 10-inch (254 mm) touchscreen dash display is easy to use and features a standard High Definition rearview camera.   The new unit is available with joystick…

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Getting to grips with Italian waste

A new Bobcat TL43.80HF Waste Expert telescopic handler has proved to be the ideal solution for Matera-based Decom Srl, for its intensive role in handling waste and recycling on behalf of the 500,000 inhabitants of the Lucania and Apulia municipalities in the south of Italy. Decom is one of the first companies in Italy to achieve ‘End of Waste’ certification, specialising in the recycling of plastic, paper, aluminium, glass, cans and many other materials from waste collection in these communities. The company’s goal is to recycle 98 percent of the…

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