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JCB minis to meet “Next Gen” demand

JCB is launching a 3.5-tonne zero tailswing compact excavator and a new 3.6-tonne conventional model, expanding its ‘Next Generation’ line-up to meet customer demand. While the new 35Z-1 zero tailswing model is a replacement for the previous generation 8035ZTS, the conventional rear-end 36C-1 is a totally new model in the JCB range. The zero tailswing model is ideal for working in confined areas, providing greater protection as the counterweight rotates within the width of the machine. The 36C-1 provides increased productivity with more reach, stability and lifting performance. Both machines…

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Komatsu’s compact attack

Komatsu has announced the introduction of the new MR‐5 range. Powered by the latest EU Stage V engines, the MR‐5 new generation of mini excavators builds on the hugely successful MR-3 product line, and benefits from a full host of new and improved customer focussed features. A seat belt indicator, an easily accessible secondary shut down switch and protected PPC levers makes these machines safe, both for the operator and for bystanders. The MR-5 range also benefits from Komatsu designed and developed factory-fit options such as fingertip proportional controls and…

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Luscombe boards U boat

Luscombe Plant Hire has expanded its extensive mini-excavator fleet with the purchase of five new Kubota machines due to increased customer demand.  Based in Cumbria, the family run business purchased five new U-series Kubota mini-excavators, ranging from 1.5 to 5 tonnes, from P V Dobson & Sons. With over 35 years industry experience, Luscombe Plant Hire now boasts a 25 strong Kubota excavator fleet and has more than 100 plant items on hire throughout South Lakes and Furness Peninsula.  Simon Luscombe, Managing Director at Luscombe Plant Hire, said: “Despite the…

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MJL majors on minis

Vincent Tractors & Plant has secured a new deal to supply 18 Kubota excavators to groundworks specialist MJL. In total, MJL will take delivery of 12 Kubota KX080-4a2 midi-excavators alongside four KX030-4 GLs and two KX016-4s, both of which are mini-excavators. The new purchase further bolsters MJL’s burgeoning Kubota fleet, which also includes a number of eight tonne excavators purchased in 2015. Matthew Hodge, Sales & Marketing Manager at Vincent Tractors & Plant, said: “We were delighted to recently complete the major new deal with MJL. As one of the…

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JCB electric lights up Northern Ireland

A leading plant hire firm has bought the first JCB electric mini excavator in Northern Ireland. Coleraine-based CP Hire has taken delivery of the JCB 19C-1E model – part of the JCB E-TECH range of fully electric, zero emissions equipment – which is set to transform the company’s ability to offer plant for operation in factories and food processing facilities. Supplied by dealer Dennison JCB, the machine is currently being showcased to CP Hire’s rental customers across the country to fully demonstrate the significant benefits which the electric mini excavator…

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J MAC spreads its wings

J MAC Ltd has been actively establishing a portfolio of construction and agricultural plant, all of which is being made under license by world-leading manufacturers to a detailed specification. The company is now looking for dealers throughout the UK and Ireland to reinforce the brand The range offered by J MAC includes micro and mini excavators, towable telescopic handlers, telescopic wheeled loaders and a backhoe loader. The J MAC micro and mini excavator range at present starts with the JME06, which has an operating weight of 600 kg moving up…

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Kobelco keeps quiet with new models

The SK45SRX-6E and SK55SRX-6E, which were relaunched earlier this year, feature the same iNDr (integrated Noise & Dust reduction) technology first seen on the larger SR class of Kobelco construction machines. This superior method of dust filtration, combined with exceptional engine cooling, promotes environmental wellbeing and reduces engine noise output to a new level, making the SK45SRX-6E and SK55SRX-6E perfect for urban sites. As part of the machines’ relaunch, the large capacity engine has been repowered to comply with the new Stage V Emissions Regulations. Now incorporating a DPF (Diesel…

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Bobcat’s R2 detour

Bobcat has launched the company’s new R2-Series generation of 5-6 tonne Stage V compliant mini-excavators – the new E50z, E55z and E60 models. The R2-Series machines offer many new state-of-the-art features and options such as Bobcat’s unique award-winning Advanced Selectable Auxiliary Control (A-SAC) system and the innovative Automatic Track Tensioning System (ATTS) technology. Deliveries of the first R2-Series mini-excavators will begin early in 2021. Robert Husar, Product Line Director for Bobcat Mini-Excavators in EMEA, said: “We are delighted to announce the new Bobcat R2-Series 5-6 tonne mini-excavators, the design of…

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Join us for an Electric Exclusive!

Way back in March, Diggers and Dozers got to see a prototype electric mini excavator from Chinese manufacturer, XCMG. Sadly, due to the COVID crisis, we heard nothing more about it. However, the manufacturer has now released a new video that provides more details of an impressive-looking machine (which features a guest appearance from Diggers and Dozers founder Mark Anthony). In this exclusive LiveStream, we will be showing that film for the first time. We hope you can join us at 6pm (UK time) on Monday 21 September 2020.

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Megson connects with Yanmar

Leading utility connections specialist, Megson Utilities, has invested in four new Yanmar SV18 canopy excavators and matching plant trailers. The versatile new models will be used for groundwork applications in utility connection projects across West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. Purchased from MTS Plant, Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA’s dealer for Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and the central belt of Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh), the state-of-the-art models are compact, productive and have been designed with the operator firmly in mind. Featuring Yanmar’s next-generation 12.9hp 3TNV70-VBA2 diesel engine, the SV18 delivers 51.4nm torque at 1,500rpm.…

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