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Machine deals give access hire firm a massive lift

BELLSHILL-based Active Access has been ‘lifted’ by the purchase of 50 JCB Access electric scissors. Stewart Plant Sales (a Scot JCB group company) …

Liebherr in the mix for 50 years

LIEBHERR is celebrating 50 years of producing truck mixers for concrete transport. The fifth generation of truck mixer is now in production, with the …

“A machine-and-a-half”

A Steelwrist tiltrotator has journeyed to the Orkney Islands where it will be put to work on a range of demanding projects. Biggings-based Eoin Muir Plant Hire …

Blade of glory

JCB Attachments has launched two new product ranges for the construction industry. These include a new series of bladed buckets – purpose-built for the …

Bobcat attachments enjoy a day at the beach

A number of Bobcat attachments were recently put through their paces at a customer event on Blackpool beach. Norwest Plant, the authorised Bobcat and Doosan …

Customised cranes fly high on Crossing project

BRIMMOND Group supplied three customised Effer compact cranes with bespoke hydraulic power units for the top of each of the new Queensferry Crossing’s three …

Demand should be high for ‘competitive machine’

Dan Gilkes reports on JCB’s new JZ141 reduced tailswing tracked excavator JCB has launched a 15-tonne reduced-swing crawler excavator that requires no …

Seven metre Bobcat to give users a lift

BOBCAT has unveiled the newest addition to its telehandler range – the TL30.70. With a maximum lift capacity of three tonnes and lift height of almost …

UK equipment sales up 6% so far this year

CONSTRUCTION equipment sales in the UK increased by 6% in the first nine months of 2017 when compared with the same period last year, according to new …

“Rugged and durable” wheel loader strengthens Kubota range

Kubota UK has unveiled its new R082 wheel loader, which the manufacturer claims has been designed with the optimum balance of “size, power and …

Piling equipment specialist launches new attachments business

PILETEC has announced the launch of a dedicated attachments business. The piling equipment specialist said there is increasing demand for multi-purpose …

JCB celebrates 40-year Loadall milestone

JCB has celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Loadall telescopic handler, having sold more than 220,000 machines since the initial launch in October 1977. …

10-tonne machine helps Stonehaven hirer find a niche

A Stonehaven plant hirer has been singing the praises of the firm’s new 10-tonne JCB 100C-1 excavator. A Scott Plant Hire bought the machine to help with …

Jarvie kit above par at summer events

WHAT do golf’s Open Championship, Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe have in common? All three events included equipment hired from …

Case unveils its largest excavator

CASE has announced it will launch the firm’s new “best in class” CX750D excavator at the Steinexpo exhibition in Germany. The Tier 4 Final …

Doosan has all angles covered

A host of new features have been announced for Doosan Bobcat EMEA’s range of ADTs.     A standard feature is an angle limitation system, which the firm …

Impressive haul: Volvo marks machine milestone

THE Swedish factory that produced Volvo’s first ever articulated hauler recently made the manufacturer’s 75,000th one. Volvo Construction Equipment …

Takeuchi hybrid machines let firms go green

TAKEUCHI has launched two new hybrid alternatives to diesel-only mini excavators. The manufacturer’s most popular 1.6 tonne TB216 is now available as a …

New Hyundai model helps carry the load

HYUNDAI has expanded its range of wheeled loaders with the introduction of the HL965. The new machine has an operating weight of 20,100 kg and is powered  by …

Kobelco charging ahead with lithium-ion battery powered hybrid

KOBELCO has introduced what the manufacturer claims is the world’s first lithium-ion battery powered hybrid excavator. The new 20-tonne …

Tiltrotators take a grip of UK market

KINSHOFER recently launched the NOX-Tiltrotator Series 3, which has been described by the firm as “one of the most advanced products ever to be attached …

Huge crush: SCG Supplies lands Tesab dealership

SCG Supplies has secured a deal to become Scottish distributors for Northern Ireland-based crushing specialist Tesab. The firm, which recently relocated from a …

Atlas Copco looks to generate more flexibility

ATLAS Copco has added four new models to its QES portable generator range. The QES 250, 325, 400 and 500 are all Stage 3A emission compliant and are available …

New Bobcat attachment makes the cut

BOBCAT has added to its forestry cutter attachment range with the launch of the FRC150ST for use on the firm’s smaller skid-steer and compact tracked …

Teamwork pays off for landmark excavator

THE “highest and most versatile high-reach excavator in the UK” has proved its worth in the demolition of Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane …

Mulch ado about something

CATERPILLAR has unveiled the new D3K2 mulcher, which the firm says combines the “solid foundation” of the D3K2 dozer with the “ruggedly …

Bell announces launch of new E-series ADT

Bell Equipment UK has announced the launch of its new mid-range E-series machine, the B40E. The B40E succeeds Bell Equipment’s D-series model and boasts …

It’s all in the Wrist

A lifelong love of diggers and a desire to start his own business led Alan Gow to purchase his first machine – a used JCB 3CX – at the age of 19. Now, as …

“You definitely get what you pay for”

AN Aberdeenshire groundworks firm has paid tribute to the quality of Takeuchi excavators, which have helped the firm carry out a number of challenging tasks …

New MD has hit the Ground running

THE new managing director of ground engineering and equipment specialist Groundforce UK has told Project Plant he has “absolute optimism” about the …