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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 …

Compact wheeled loader looks pretty in pink

THE world’s first pink Avant 635 compact wheeled loader has been unveiled to help raise money for charity. Hampshire-based equipment dealers BPMS Ltd …

Doosan double for Breedon in Scotland

Breedon Group’s Scottish operations have been boosted by the addition of two new Doosan Stage IV wheel loaders. The DL550-5 and DL450-5 have been put to …

Dow Waste Management cleans up with new machine

CUMBERNAULD-based Dow Waste Management purchased an F Series 721FXR waste wheel loader from Case, through their Scottish dealer Hodge Plant, at this …

New Doosan machine proves its worth in Lerwick

A new Doosan DL450-5 wheel loader has been purchased by Tulloch Developments and is proving its worth loading and stockpiling materials at the Staney Hill …

JCB goes platinum to mark significant anniversary

THE first ‘Platinum Edition’ 3CX backhoe loaders, produced to mark JCB’s 70th anniversary, have been unveiled. 70 of the machines, in livery …

Bell makes history with 15-machine deal

A historic deal has been struck which has resulted in Hanson using Bell ADTs and wheeled loaders for the first time. Bell Equipment UK has supplied 15 …

JCB launches compact version of digger that made the firm famous

JCB has introduced a smaller version of the digger that made the company famous around the world. The backhoe loader was invented by JCB founder Joseph Cyril …

Volvo lifts the lid on L350F updates

ENHANCED operator comfort and improved safety and maintenance features are among the updates Volvo said it has made to its L350F wheel loader. The L350F …

A ‘cool’ solution for demanding port project

The durability of Bell’s wheeled loaders in dusty environments was the deciding factor in Westfield Plant & Management Services’ decision to …

£4 million JCB deal continues 25-year tradition

Lafarge Tarmac has bought 60 new JCB 2CX Streetmaster backhoe loaders in a deal worth £4 million. The order marks a 25-year partnership between Lafarge Tarmac …

JCB donates diggers to quake-hit Nepal

JCB has moved to support the relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal with the donation of diggers and electrical power generators worth around $1 million. Ten …

Hitachi to debut Zaxis-6 excavator and hybrid wheel loader

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV has revealed the stars of the show at Intermat this week will be the new ZX300LC-6 medium excavator and Hitachi’s …

Caterpillar launch new enhanced wheel loaders

THE new Cat® 950M and 962M wheel loaders—using Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engines that meet Stage IV emission standards—feature more power than their K-Series …

Witney Plant Hire add new Bobcats to their fleet

Witney Plant Hire Ltd has expanded their fleet of Bobcat compact tracked loaders with the purchase of three new models from Promac Solutions Limited. Faced …

Case closed on new compact wheel loaders for Roger Bullivant

Foundation engineering specialist Roger Bullivant has purchased seven Case Construction Equipment 321E, Compact Wheel Loaders. Ordered to replace an aging …

Fastest digger on earth revealed

The world-famous JCB GT has been crowned the fastest digger on earth after reaching speeds of more than 70 miles an hour in Australia. Racing in front of …

Terex unveils plans to mark backhoe loader anniversary

TEREX is launching a limited edition engine for its backhoe loader range to celebrate the iconic machine’s 55th anniversary.  The powerful 111hp Tier III …

Cat on a sugar high

SOLENT Stevedores Limited has made its first investment of Cat wheel loaders from Finning, with the purchase of two 950Ks. After re-negotiating its contract …

Terex offers flexible finance package

TEREX has launched a 0% finance package across its latest range of emissions-compliant backhoe loaders. “Over the past few years we’ve seen the …

Dumbarton firm buys first Cat 972M XE

SCOTTISH quarrying expert, William Thompson & Son are the first UK firm to invest in the new Cat 972M XE Wheel Loader. The recent purchase will join the …

Cumbrian firm expands fleet with new wheel loaders

CUMBRIAN-based Stevens Equipment Rental has announced the expansion of its fleet with the acquisition of three Cat K-Series wheel loaders from Finning, the …

Bobcat celebrates one millionth compact loader

CELEBRATIONS to mark production of Bobcat’s one millionth compact loader are underway. For the company that created the compact plant industry in 1958 …

JCB lands $50 million U.S. Army deal

JCB has won a $50 million contract to supply high-speed backhoe loaders to the United States Army. The High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) will be …

Breedon Aggregates in £1.7m fleet deal

BREEDON Aggregates has invested £1.7 million in seven new machines. The haul includes five new Cat® K-Series wheel loaders from Finning, to support its …

Backhoes aid Balkan flood efforts

JCB has stepped in to help with the clear-up operations in Serbia and Bosnia after the region’s worst ever floods. More than 50 people have been killed and …

A history of the backhoe

1948 – Major Loader introduced, the first European hydraulic loader 1951 – Smaller Master Loader joins the line. At £75, JCB sold 2,000 1953 – Joe …

Backhoe progress report

JCB is celebrating 60 years of manufacturing backhoe loaders. The company offers a little perspective on choosing an appropriate machine, with reference to its …

Born in the USA

TRACING its roots back to the agricultural equipment industry in the 1850s, US manufacturer Gehl is now celebrating 40 years of designing and producing its own …

Skid-steer solidity

RECYCLABLE materials processor Ideal Waste Paper (IWP) has purchased three new Bobcat S510 skid-steer loaders for use in the company’s materials recycling …