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NEW Volvo for Oakley!

Stuart Oakley is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo construction equipment products. “Our first Volvo excavator was a second-hand EC140B that has now clocked up 14,000, virtually, trouble free hours. It has proved to be a very reliable machine,” says Oakley. “We supplemented that with a larger EC300D to tackle some of the demolition work we regularly undertake, besides more challenging excavations involving rock extraction.”

 “Overall, the Volvo is a good and reliable product and certainly takes a lot to beat when it comes to operator comfort,” says Oakley.…

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Thirty Tonne Volvo goes to work!

Bridgend Aggregates of King Edward, Northern Scotland, has taken delivery of its first Volvo excavator in the form of a thirty tonne EC300E. The machine will be deployed loading the primary crusher at the company’s hard rock Bridgend Quarry. Whilst this is the first Volvo excavator to be ordered by Bridgend Aggregates, the company is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo construction equipment products. “We’ve been operating Volvo shovels for the past twenty five years and, in general, we have been very pleased with the service and reliability we’ve…

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NEW 40 Tonne Doosan!

With the launch of the new DX380LC-7 40 tonne model, Doosan has completed the company’s 30-40 tonne family of Stage V excavators. Together with the new Stage V DX300LC-7 30 tonne and DX350LC-7 36 tonne models, the DX380LC-7 offers an unmatched combination of high performance, operating features, fuel efficiency, reliability and durability in this class. The new Stage V excavators build on the very successful design of the previous Stage IV machines. They introduce major enhancements in operator comfort, machine controllability, productivity, uptime and return on investment, with a strong…

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Double Replacement!

Andrew Sinclair Contractors of Kirkwall, Orkney, has opted for two new Volvo excavators in the form of an EC140E and an EC200E for its groundworks and contracting business. This time the family-run business, who are long-standing users of Volvo construction equipment products, has replaced a Volvo EC160D and an EC180D with a fourteen-tonne EC140E and the larger twenty-tonne EC200E.  “We certainly appreciate Volvo excavators for their reliability, performance and build quality,” comments Director Bruce Sinclair. “This, coupled to the good aftermarket support we have received from SMT GB, the fact that the machines hold high residual values and the competitive package put together for us were our main reasons for sticking with Volvo once again,”…

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Double Volvo!

Hampshire based L & S Waste Management Ltd has just added two new Volvo excavators to its fleet of mobile equipment that take up residency at the company’s Portsmouth recycling centre. The two new machines are a twenty tonne EC200E which was launched globally earlier this year and the slightly larger EC220E weighing in at twenty two tonnes. The machines were chosen thanks to the reliability and performance of two EC140E models purchased last year at the beginning of 2019 according to Transport and Plant Manager Dominic Sales. “The two…

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JCB at the Executive Hire Show!

JCB will show the fast charge version of its first ever fully electric mini excavator at the Executive Hire Show 2020. The 19C-1E can put in a typical full day’s shift for a mini excavator on a single charge – which takes just two hours with the fast charge option. Five times quieter than its diesel counterpart, the model is ideal for emissions and noise-sensitive applications. Key features of the 19C-1E electric mini excavator include: three or four lithium-ion battery packs providing a 15-20kWh storage capacity, load-sensing hydraulic system delivering…

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Liebherr at ConExpo!

From an earnest start in Virginia in 1970, Liebherr has built its USA business on a foundation of trust, innovation and engagement with customers. Five decades later, the company’s incredible growth, diversity and stability is tangible evidence of how Liebherr employees are united by success as the company continually moves toward new achievements. Each decade in business and each customer served has positioned Liebherr in a leadership role in multiple industries, such as petrochemical, transportation, aerospace, construction, earthmoving and mining. From March 10-14, 2020, Liebherr’s innovative products will be on…

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A DOZEN for DS Watson!

With its headquarters located in Beccles, Suffolk, DS Watson Civil Engineering (Anglia) Ltd has made a significant investment in a range of Volvo excavators for its plant fleet, which specialises in all disciplines of groundworks, utilities, site infrastructure and civil engineering for blue chip house building contractors. Most recently, the company has taken delivery of twelve ECR88D reduced swing excavators from SMT GB’s utility equipment dealer, Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd of Norwich. In addition, SMT GB has supplied a larger reduced swing ECR235E, a 30 tonne EC300E and a 40…

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Doosan Charity Auction!

Taking place throughout most of November, bidding is underway in an on-line charity auction of a new Doosan DX10z 1 tonne mini-excavator organised by Maskinia, the Authorised Doosan Construction Equipment Dealer in Sweden, to raise funds to fight prostate cancer. In collaboration with suppliers, RF System and Engcon, and in partnership with the auction site, Klaravik, all of the money from the auction will be donated to Sweden’s anti-prostate cancer campaign, Mustaschkampen, which is held in November every year to raise funds for the fight against prostate cancer, Sweden’s most…

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JCB Join Family Firm’s Fleet

Britaniacrest Recycling has recently taken delivery of a new JCB JS200W wheeled excavator from local dealer, Greenshields JCB. The company has also ordered two JCB JS220X excavators to be used for loading crushers, a screener, shredders, waste trommels and breaking concrete, in addition to occasional use for demolition and groundwork. The JS200 is being put to use at Britaniacrest’s busy licenced waste transfer facility at Hookwood, just up the road from Gatwick Airport, mainly for sorting waste and loading a shredder. When required the excavator is also being used to…

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