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First Volvo Excavators arrive at Active Plant

First Volvo Excavators arrive at Active Plant Looking to purchase new excavators for their plant hire fleet, Operations Director John Deeble and Managing Director, Jerry O’Donovan, of Active Plant Hire Ltd took a detailed look at the specification and key performance indicators of the Volvo ECR145E and the larger ECR235E excavators. They concluded these were …

John Deere introduces next generation of K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders

John Deere introduces next generation of K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders Offering operators increased productivity and significantly faster travel speeds, John Deere redesigned its K-Series compact wheel loader models with the introduction of the 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders. Ideal for landscape/snow removal, ag material handling and construction tasks, the new models round out the …

Cornwall’s HG Thomas Plant Hire gets the Hyundai economical and competitive edge

Cornwall’s HG Thomas Plant Hire gets the Hyundai economical and competitive edge HG Thomas Plant Hire was founded in 1988 by Harold Thomas, based in Helston, Cornwall, over the years Harold has built up a reputation for being the first in line to purchase new to market machines – especially kit that he feels will …

Woodgate Sawmills sticks with Volvo Construction

Woodgate Sawmills sticks with Volvo Construction Family-run Woodgate Sawmills of Coleford, Gloucestershire, continues a tradition of owning and operating Volvo loading shovels since way back in 1963 with the addition of a new L50H loading shovel. Situated in the Forest of Dean, Woodgate Sawmills has been run as a family business since it was set …

Ken Marsh finds his way back with a Volvo Excavator

Ken Marsh finds his way back with a Volvo Excavator Since setting up his own plant hire and ground working business 13 years ago with a brand new EC160B, proprietor Ken Marsh has reverted to owning a new EC140E thanks mainly to the aftersales support and service he’s experienced with SMT GB Taking delivery of …

Beard Equipment and John Deere donate backhoes to aid hurricane recovery

Beard Equipment and John Deere donate backhoes to aid hurricane recovery Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Beard Equipment and John Deere donated the use of a John Deere backhoe to four local counties and municipalities in the Florida Panhandle. The cities of Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Mexico Beach and Jackson County experienced serious damage …

Volvo takes over as Yorkshire Quarry’s prime mover as production is ramped up

Volvo takes over as Yorkshire Quarry’s prime mover as production is ramped up Featured at this year’s Hillhead exhibition was a 34-tonne L260H loading shovel destined for Ashcourt Group’s Partridge Hall Yorkshire Quarry, near Pocklington, North Yorkshire. The machine, with its unique Union flag proudly displayed on the engine hood in reflective micro-prismatic vinyl panels, …

Volvo digs in at the Ceannacroc Estates in Scotland

Volvo digs in at the Ceannacroc Estates in Scotland Ceannacroc Estates, located to the north west of Fort Augustus in the Highlands of Scotland, has just taken delivery of a new Volvo ECR88D reduced-swing compact excavator for its road building and estate maintenance programme Replacing a Volvo ECR88 Plus that was delivered 10 years ago …

Next generation Cat 330 and 330 GC Excavators announced

Next generation Cat 330 and 330 GC Excavators announced The Next Generation 30-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar, the 330 and 330 GC, increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavators offer unique combinations of features designed to match contractors’ productivity and cost targets. …

Portsmouth based AJ and MJ Plant Sales goes all out for Volvo Excavators

Portsmouth based AJ and MJ Plant Sales goes all out for Volvo Excavators Established family-run plant hire and plant sales company, AJ & MJ Plant Sales Ltd of Portsmouth, has broken with tradition and opted for a considerable number of Volvo branded excavators, 26 in all this year with a further 40 units ordered for …

20 tonne Volvo EC220E Excavator for Michael Henry

20 tonne Volvo EC220E Excavator for Michael Henry Ickenham based plant hire and civil engineering contractor has opted for a new Volvo EC220E to coincide with a move to raise its profile in the Greater London plant hire market and expand its client portfolio. Michael Henry Civil Engineering is no stranger to owning and operating …

Liebherr showcasing their Construction Equipment at Bauma China 2018

Liebherr showcasing their Construction Equipment at Bauma China 2018 During Bauma China 2018, Liebherr presents a selection of its construction equipment and its component’s product ranges. The Liebherr stands at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) are located outdoors, booth No. B12 and indoors in hall N4, booth No. 524. From November 27-30, Liebherr …

Ernest Doe and Sons expand Hyundai territory in Southern England

Ernest Doe and Sons expand Hyundai territory in Southern England Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe has recently announced that the current South East England dealer Ernest Doe & Sons has extended their territory with the addition of West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Ernest Doe is the longest serving Hyundai dealer in the UK and …

New Volvo Excavators for the Daniel Charles Construction fleet

New Volvo Excavators for the Daniel Charles Construction fleet The groundworks and civil engineering firm is no stranger to owning and operating Volvo equipment with existing ECR88s, EC220Ds and a larger EC380D in its plant portfolio. Operator preference, sound residual values and overall quality of the product has prompted Managing Director, Dan Ingle, to opt …

Dolph Lundgren gives VolvoCE Excavators a workout

Dolph Lundgren gives VolvoCE Excavators a workout Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has teamed up with Swedish star Dolph Lundgren to showcase the ultimate in excavator endurance in stunt-filled mini-movie Pump It Up. Revealing the toughness, versatility and intelligent engineering behind Volvo CE’s full range of excavators, the film tests the limits of heavy equipment …

John Deere new mulching head shreds wood in minutes

John Deere new mulching head shreds wood in minutes John Deere continues to provide best-in-class vegetation management with the addition of the MH60D mulching head to its Worksite Pro™ lineup. Designed to remove 8-inch (203-mm) trees and 12-inch (305-mm) stumps with ease, the MH60D model shreds underbrush and woody materials into beneficial mulch in minutes. …

VolvoCE celebrates 20 years of excavator manufacture in South Korea

VolvoCE celebrates 20 years of excavator manufacture in South Korea Volvo Construction Equipment (VolvoCE) marked two decades of producing its globally renowned range of excavators in Changwon, Korea. With the company enjoying the effects of a strong global market – much of it driven by the success of its booming excavator product line, it was …

TBS Plant appointed Hyundai construction equipment dealer

TBS Plant appointed Hyundai construction equipment dealer Hyundai are pleased to announce that TBS Plant Ltd, based in Ryhall in Lincolnshire, has been appointed as the new Hyundai Construction Equipment dealer covering four UK counties, which include South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. TBS Plant is a newly formed company which comes with a vast …

Volvo loader keeps production flowing at Angle Park Sand and Gravel

Volvo loader keeps production flowing at Angle Park Sand and Gravel Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd, is an independent family-run business that was incorporated in 1961 by founder Frank Cuthbert and operates two sand and gravel pits close to Ladybank, Cupar, in the Howe of Fife. Today, the business is run by father Ian …

Volvo wheeled excavators available in US through Sourcewell and HGACBuy

Volvo wheeled excavators available in US through Sourcewell and HGACBuy Volvo’s EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E, the latest in Volvo Construction Equipment’s wheeled excavator line-up, can now be bought in the US using purchasing cooperatives Sourcewell and HGAC. Volvo Construction Equipment’s newest wheeled excavators — the EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E — are now available through Sourcewell …

Solesbee Excavator Stump Puller features replaceable wear tips

Solesbee Excavator Stump Puller features replaceable wear tips Solesbee, a premier equipment and attachments manufacturer, offers its excavator Stump Puller for efficient stump removal and land clearing. Solesbee’s manufactures the attachment with high-strength alloy steel and replaceable wear tips for extended service life. The powerful attachment, known as the “Stumper,” fits 15- to 40-ton excavators …

VolvoCE unveils electric compact wheel loader concept

VolvoCE unveils electric compact wheel loader concept Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated the LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin. The prototype machine delivers zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the …

Hyundai excavators not stumped by thriving forestry business

Hyundai excavators not stumped by thriving forestry business Braintree, Essex based, Kingwell Holdings, headed up by founder and Managing Director, Justin Kingwell, have become renowned as a highly specialized forestry and site clearance firm, having worked on a wide variety of large contracts across the UK. The company runs some impressive specialized kit including AHWI …

John Deere intros on-board Grade Indication on G-Series Skid Steers and Track Loaders

John Deere intros on-board Grade Indication on G-Series Skid Steers and Track Loaders John Deere continues to provide industry-leading job site solutions with the addition of an exclusive on-board grade indication option. Available as a factory or field kit option on the large-frame G-Series skid steers (330G and 332G) and the large-frame G-Series compact track …

Hitachi ZX210X-6 ICT hydraulic excavator enhanced with machine control

Hitachi ZX210X-6 ICT hydraulic excavator enhanced with machine control The first Hitachi ICT hydraulic excavator with machine control in Europe, the ZX210X-6, will have a huge impact on construction and civil engineering projects – increasing efficiency considerably (by an estimated 30-50%), enhancing safety and making life easier for operators. Incorporating the latest technological advancements from …

John Deere revamps 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader with Final Tier 4 Engine technology

John Deere revamps 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader with Final Tier 4 Engine technology Continuously striving to produce world-class equipment that delivers customers with the highest value possible, John Deere added Final Tier 4 engine technology to the 944K hybrid wheel loader, providing customers an increase in fuel economy from the Interim Tier 4 model. Other …

Cat heavy-duty side discharge buckets deliver controlled flow of loose materials

Cat heavy-duty side discharge buckets deliver controlled flow of loose materials Cat Side Discharge Buckets, designed for use with skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders, and compact wheel loaders—collect and transport loose materials such as sawdust, sand, mulch, and topsoil and then discharge these materials via a belt-type conveyor from adjustable openings (doors) …

CA Blackwell invests in 24 Volvo Haulers and Excavators for infrastructure project

CA Blackwell invests in 24 Volvo Haulers and Excavators for infrastructure project So says David Lancashire, Plant Manager for CA Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd as the company takes delivery of 24 Volvo machines for one of the biggest infrastructure projects currently underway in the UK. A fleet of 24 Volvo machines, supplied by GB dealer for …

Greywacke extraction specialist Günter Jung relies on Liebherr XPower

Greywacke extraction specialist Günter Jung relies on Liebherr XPower Rugged American lorries for bulk material transportation are pairing up with high-performance Liebherr equipment for the greywacke extraction process. Based in Germany’s Sauerland region in North Rhine-Westphalia, quarrying company Günter Jung GmbH operates a very special fleet of machinery, which boasts the L 580 XPower® wheel …

Volvo excavator completes the NC500 500 mile race around Scotland

Volvo excavator completes the NC500 500 mile race around Scotland Thurso-based Gow Groundworks has taken delivery of the first reduced swing radius Volvo EWR170E wheeled excavator to arrive in Great Britain which has recently successfully completed the NC500 around the northern coast of Scotland. The idea of driving a rubber duck around 500 miles of …

Bonnybridge’s Central Demolition expands with VolvoCE

Bonnybridge’s Central Demolition expands with VolvoCE Central Demolition Ltd of Bonnybridge has invested in another package of Volvo excavators and loading shovels, including their largest shovel yet in the guise of an L150H. “In our opinion, Volvo excavators and loading shovels are top-class products in terms of reliability, performance and operator acceptance,” says Murray Brodie, …

KINSHOFER grapples with a new light, compact and flexible shell

KINSHOFER grapples with a new light, compact and flexible shell KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers its D-Series grapples with a new light, compact and flexible shell, ideal for sorting and demolition. The attachments feature 360-degree endless rotation for precise positioning to give construction, demolition and recycling contractors …

Volvo updates mid-size Loaders to deliver 25 percent greater fuel efficiency

Volvo updates mid-size Loaders to deliver 25 percent greater fuel efficiency The L60H, L70H and L90H 2.0 wheel loaders offer improved fuel efficiency, higher tipping loads and maintenance-friendly features. Volvo Construction Equipment has expanded its H-Series 2.0 updates to its L60H and L70H wheel loaders, giving its mid-size lineup improved fuel efficiency and enhanced productivity …

New Hitachi ZW330-6 wheel loader tackles the toughest working conditions

New Hitachi ZW330-6 wheel loader tackles the toughest working conditions The new Hitachi wheel loader features highly durable components and performance-enhancing technology to boost productivity, and several design improvements that result in industry-leading safety for demanding job sites. Following extensive research in Europe, the Hitachi development team has designed the new ZW-6 wheel loader range …

KINSHOFER introduces efficient and powerful WS-Series Drum Cutters

KINSHOFER introduces efficient and powerful WS-Series Drum Cutters KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, introduces the WS Drum Cutter Series. KINSHOFER acquired the drum cutter line, early 2018, with the purchase of Schaeff Transverse Cutter from Atlas GmbH. The drum cutters feature an exclusive pick angle and optimal chisel …

Chepstow Plant International grows their fleet with 99 new Volvos

Chepstow Plant International grows their fleet with 99 new Volvos Chepstow Plant International has signed a deal with SMT GB for the supply of 99 machines for its mineral, aggregates and earthmoving fleet. The deal sees CPI continuing to grow its fleet as it moves forward with sustainable, practical and safe machinery solutions for its …

Penfold Verrall add some Volvo muscle to their excavator fleet

Penfold Verrall add some Volvo muscle to their excavator fleet Following its initial purchase of Volvo excavators three years ago, haulage and muck shifting contractors Penfold Verrall of Dial Post near Horsham, West Sussex, has added a further two 22-tonne EC220Es and for the first time, added their largest excavator so far, a 40-tonne EC380E. …

Prichards of Llantrisant prefer long lasting Volvo Construction Equipment

Prichards of Llantrisant prefer long lasting Volvo Construction Equipment Prichards of Llantrisant, South Wales, has added a range of Volvo excavators and a new A30G articulated hauler to its extensive plant fleet thanks to the reliability and longevity of existing Volvo Construction Equipment products. This latest package comprises five 5-tonne ECR50Ds and five 9-tonne ECR88Ds …

Liebherr starts production of new R 926 Compact crawler excavator

Liebherr starts production of new R 926 Compact crawler excavator In May 2018 Liebherr-France in Colmar began the series production of the new R 926 Compact excavator. This new model continues Liebherr’s compact excavator product line but with a Stage IV / Tier 4f emission standards compliant engine and other developments compared to its Stage …

Hitachi modernises European mini excavator factory to enhance efficiency

Hitachi modernises European mini excavator factory to enhance efficiency Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe has officially opened its renovated mini and compact excavator factory in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. The new 8,000m² facility was unveiled in a special ceremony on 21 June, which was attended by key Hitachi customers and Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe employees. The extensive …

The Liebherr Quick coupler is the optimal tool for every application

The Liebherr Quick coupler is the optimal tool for every application Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH develops and manufactures innovative attachments and their quick coupler system to the highest quality standards. They can be used for both hydraulic excavators and material handlers from Liebherr as well as for machines from other manufacturers. The Liebherr product portfolio ranges from …

Volvo EC140E Excavator gets stuck in down on the farm

Volvo EC140E Excavator gets stuck in down on the farm A new Volvo EC140E excavator has been delivered to a large, family run dairy farm near Portpatrick, Stranraer, in Dumfries & Galloway thanks to sound third-party references and a specification that impressed its new owner Kenneth McNeil. The new fourteen-tonne excavator replaces an older, competitive …

Digging It Groundworks delivers diversity with their Hyundai fleet

Digging It Groundworks delivers diversity with their Hyundai fleet Ben Boare is the founder and managing director of Digging It Groundworks Ltd– a multifaceted construction company based in Andover, Hampshire, who can offer plant hire, civil engineering services, bulk excavation and much more! Ben spent much of his formative years working in the groundworks industry, …

Hyundai Construction launches HL960 HD Heavy Duty Wheeled Loader

Hyundai Construction launches HL960 HD Heavy Duty Wheeled Loader Hyundai has recently launched a brand new heavy duty wheeled loader – the HL960 HD. This new addition to the Hyundai range offers the very best in wheeled loader technology, and has been designed with the waste handling and recycling industries in mind, which are experiencing …

Volvo packs a formidable excavator six pack

Volvo packs a formidable excavator six pack Was there ever a machine more adaptable, scalable, or shape-shifting than the excavator? Here we look at the versatility behind a selection of mighty machines by of Volvo Construction Equipment. 1. The One with a small bum The ECR18E is a 1.8 tonne class machine that can squeeze …

KINSHOFER P-Series Orange Peel Grapples handle heavier loads and increase efficiency

KINSHOFER P-Series Orange Peel Grapples handle heavier loads and increase efficiency KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers an extensive range of excavator orange peel grapples for scrap, demolition, loading and unloading applications. Unlike competitive grapples, the P-Series hydraulic system is fully enclosed and protected, reducing the risk of …

Volvo CE and LEGO Technic team to create an autonomous wheel loader concept

Volvo CE and LEGO Technic team to create an autonomous wheel loader concept Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO Technic construction toys have joined creative forces with a team of children to design the Volvo ZEUX, a futuristic, autonomous construction machine. The result: The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX set, scheduled for release in …

VolvoCE looks at future-proofing Excavators

VolvoCE looks at future-proofing Excavators The excavator market has soared in recent years thanks to growing urbanization – with 2018 set to mark a record high. But what happens next? Volvo Construction Equipment’s Vice President of Excavator Business Platform Sungmo Yang discusses three market shifts set to impact the future of excavators. Excavators are big …

Scotland’s G A Milven Plant Hire reunites with Volvo and the impressive Volvo EC140E excavator

Scotland’s G A Milven Plant Hire reunites with Volvo and the impressive Volvo EC140E excavator Taking delivery of his new fourteen-tonne charge reunites Gavin Milven with the Volvo brand. “It was back in 2006 when I decided to venture forth on my own and was lucky enough to hire an EC140B from a larger contractor …

Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE

Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE A concept for a smart hydraulic hybrid excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment has received the Volvo Technology Award 2018. Engineers from Volvo Construction Equipment are celebrating after winning the Volvo Technology Award for their smart hydraulic hybrid excavator concept. The innovation – which is currently just …

The Three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine

The Three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine Jim Moffat, Product Manager – Rigid Haulers at Volvo Construction Equipment looks at the most important factors you need to consider for investing in a mining machine. “Running a busy mining operation only to have your machine break down in the middle of …

Volvo pushes Load Assist real-time on-board weighing accuracy to one percent

Volvo pushes Load Assist real-time on-board weighing accuracy to one percent The updated Load Assist, On-Board Weighing, from Volvo Construction Equipment provides payload accuracy within ± 1% on every bucket, while the machine is moving. Volvo Construction Equipment has updated the Load Assist application for its L110H to L260H wheel loaders and, together with a …

Next generation Cat Excavators deliver efficiency and lower operating costs in 36-ton size class

Next generation Cat Excavators deliver efficiency and lower operating costs in 36-ton size class The Next Generation 36-ton size class excavator from Caterpillar, the 336 and 336 GC, increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavators offer unique combinations of features designed to match …

Wastemasters Hire opts for JCB Yellow with latest equipment procurement

Wastemasters Hire opts for JCB Yellow with latest equipment procurement A Coventry company has turned its waste and materials handling fleet completely JCB yellow with its latest order of four new machines. Wastemasters Hire’s latest purchase includes a 437 wheeled loading shovel, a 457 Wheeled loader, a 560-80WM Loadall and a JS20MH wheeled material handler. The …

Hyundai delivers first HX130LCR Excavator in the UK

Hyundai delivers first HX130LCR Excavator in the UK Taylor and Braithwaite, European dealers for Hyundai Construction Equipment have delivered the first Hyundai HX130LCR excavator in the UK. Trevor Keys of Dumfries Plant Rentals Ltd in Scotland has received the first of six HX130LCR Excavators that they have purchased from Taylor and Braithwaite, adding more Hyundai …

Productivity records set at Ukrainian Port with the help of Volvo

Productivity records set at Ukrainian Port with the help of Volvo A fleet of Volvo L180 and L220 wheel loaders is helping TIS Group, Ukraine’s largest stevedore and port operator, set new standards for productivity. For Ukraine’s TIS Group, business is booming. Since its foundation in 1994, the company has grown to become the country’s …

John Deere extends their Compact Equipment Line warranty to two years

John Deere extends their Compact Equipment Line warranty to two years Reinforcing its commitment to producing the industry’s most reliable and durable machinery, John Deere extended its machine warranty on all Commercial Worksite Products to two years. This coverage includes new compact track loaders, skid steer loaders, compact wheel loaders and compact excavators. “Extending our …

Dutch demolition experts AC Stolwerk Sloopwerken buy first Hitachi Premium Used Excavator

Dutch demolition experts AC Stolwerk Sloopwerken buy first Hitachi Premium Used Excavator AC Stolwerk Sloopwerken BV has purchased the first Hitachi Premium Used excavator to work on a wide range of projects in the vicinity of Breda, in the province of North Brabant, The Netherlands. The demolition and recycling firm, which also specialises in the …

Timber rafting in northern Russia revitalised with modified Volvo Construction Equipment

Timber rafting in northern Russia revitalised with modified Volvo Construction Equipment The introduction of a modified Volvo EC250 crawler excavator and L120 wheel loader into Arkhsplav’s timber rafting operations has cut loading costs by five times while dramatically increasing productivity. 1,500km north-east of St. Petersburg, Russia’s Arkhangelsk region is characterised by vast coniferous forests of …

Hyundai machines rolling off at Tilbury Docks

Hyundai machines rolling off at Tilbury Docks Over 800 Hyundai construction machines came into the UK last year, including crawler excavators, wheeled excavators and wheeled loaders. The machines are all manufactured at Hyundai’s factory in South Korea – from here they begin their 5,676 mile journey (approx.) across the sea – from the South Korean …

Construction Advances in Scotland with Volvo Excavators

Construction Advances in Scotland with Volvo Excavators Blantyre based Advance Construction Scotland Ltd has purchased another package of Volvo excavators which are all incremental to the company’s already massive fleet of equipment with options for even more machines later this year. Having purchased their first Volvo compact excavators seven years ago, then again in 2012, …

Volvo Excavators and Haulers heading for Cornwall’s Champion Groundworks

Volvo Excavators and Haulers heading for Cornwall’s Champion Groundworks Champion Groundworks Ltd of Doublebois, Liskeard, in Cornwall continues its association with Volvo Construction Equipment products with the addition of the their third twenty-five tonne excavator in the guise of an EC250E, a pair of smaller EC140Es and two A30G articulated haulers with a third unit …

John Deere 345G LC Excavator gets into those tight spaces with ease

John Deere 345G LC Excavator gets into those tight spaces with ease The new John Deere 345G LC reduced tail swing excavator adds another option to the manufacturer’s 33 – 40 metric ton size class, providing customers with a larger machine with increased lift capacity, more reach, deeper dig depth and greater breakout forces compared …

John Deere updates the 190G, the Swiss Army Knife of Wheeled Excavators

John Deere updates the 190G, the Swiss Army Knife of Wheeled Excavators Ideal for municipalities and work in heavily populated centers across North America, the updated John Deere 190G W excavator provides customers with a “Swiss army knife” for clearing ditches, repairing sewers or potholes, loading trucks or moving Jersey barriers. “The wheeled excavator is one …

John Deere adds Grade Guidance to 210G LC Excavator and updates 130G – 470G LC models

John Deere adds Grade Guidance to 210G LC Excavator and updates 130G – 470G LC models John Deere added grade guidance technology to the 210G LC excavator and made numerous other customer-inspired updates to improve productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs on the 13 to 47 ton models. The grade guidance system provides operators …

Ridgway Rentals adds a bit of colour with brand new Hitachi Excavators

Ridgway Rentals adds a bit of colour with brand new Hitachi Excavators Ridgway Rentals has expanded their hire fleet with a bit more colour with brand new Hitachi Plant Equipment. After many years of traditional yellow machines, Ridgway have added a bit of colour with orange Hitachi Excavators and Wheeled Loaders joining their wide list …

Hyundai Construction Equipment launch HL960 HD Heavy Duty Wheeled Loader

Hyundai Construction Equipment launch HL960 HD Heavy Duty Wheeled Loader Hyundai has recently launched a brand new heavy duty wheeled loader – the HL960 HD. This new addition to the Hyundai range offers the very best in wheeled loader technology, and has been designed with the waste handling and recycling industries in mind, which are …

New Holland to showcase Tractors, Combines, Foragers and Balers at FTMTA

New Holland to showcase Tractors, Combines, Foragers and Balers at FTMTA Visitors to the FTMTA Grass & Muck show in Ireland will be able to see demonstrations of a wide range of New Holland machinery including its latest tractors, foragers and balers as well as a selection of equipment from the agricultural construction range. FR920 …

Ten shiny new 14 tonne Volvo Excavators for Thomas Plant in Wales

Ten shiny new 14 tonne Volvo Excavators for Thomas Plant in Wales Thomas Plant Hire Ltd of Holywell, Flintshire, has opted for ten new Volvo EC140E crawler excavators, thanks to the performance of two wheeled machines purchased last year. These are the first Volvo crawler excavators to join Thomas Plant Hire’s extensive and varied plant …

KINSHOFER Multi-Quick Processors offers versatility and fast Jaw change

KINSHOFER Multi-Quick Processors offers versatility and fast Jaw change KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers its Multi-Quick Processors, featuring best-in-class cycle times, power, jaw change-out times and power-to-weight ratio. The attachments allow demolition and recycling industry contractors to use one attachment with several jaw sets instead of buying …

Volvo H-Series mid-sized wheel loaders offer 20 percent fuel improvement

Volvo H-Series mid-sized wheel loaders offer 20 percent fuel improvement Offering up to 20% greater fuel efficiency, added versatility and lower lifetime operating costs, the upgraded L60H, L70H and L90H H-Series wheel loader range from Volvo are multi-talented powerhouses. It’s hard to imagine that Volvo Construction Equipment’s mid-sized wheel loaders could be improved, but the …

Volvo premiers ECR18E 1.8 tonne compact excavator at Intermat

Volvo premiers ECR18E 1.8 tonne compact excavator at Intermat The ECR18E from Volvo Construction Equipment features an ultra-short swing radius, making it super agile and safer when working in confined urban applications. Receiving its worldwide premiere at the Intermat exhibition in Paris in April, Volvo CE is pulling the covers off its latest compact excavator. …

Volvo gives their machines a new lease of life with the Certified Rebuild Program

Volvo gives their machines a new lease of life with the Certified Rebuild Program  Volvo Construction Equipment’s Certified Rebuild Program offers the same quality standards as a new Volvo machine through three flexible packages. At Intermat 2018, Volvo Construction Equipment is taking a new approach to helping customers optimize the lifecycle of their Volvo machines …

Volvo introduces Excavator Attachments as standard options at Intermat

Volvo introduces Excavator Attachments as standard options at Intermat Tiltrotators are now available as factory fit on 15 excavator models and the new tiltable bucket expands the large excavator bucket range from Volvo. At Intermat 2018 Volvo Construction Equipment is expanding its factory-fit Steelwrist tiltrotator offering to 15 excavator models and introducing a new tiltable …

Hitachi unveils ZX210LC-6 Telescopic Arm Excavator at Intermat

Hitachi unveils ZX210LC-6 Telescopic Arm Excavator at Intermat The new telescopic arm excavator from Hitachi is the optimum solution for complex below-ground construction projects. As the smallest model in the range, the ZX210LC-6 is ideal for working in confined spaces. Capable of excavating to depths of 21 metres, it offers high levels of productivity, a …

Jewson places £8 million order for 500 JCB machines

Jewson places £8 million order for 500 JCB machines One of the UK’s leading builder’s merchants is investing heavily in its tool hire business with an order for 500 JCB machines worth more than £8 million. Jewson is buying a fleet of JCB’s new flagship 15C-1mini excavators and JCB 8008 micro excavators, along with the …

Volvo launches six skid steer and compact track loaders

Volvo launches six skid steer and compact track loaders The new MC110D, MC115D and MC135D skid steer loaders, and MCT110D, MCT125D and MCT135D compact track loaders offer more strength, greater capacities, and improved safety and operator comfort. Volvo D-Series skid steer loaders and compact track loaders have been revamped with a stronger boom design, backed by …

Hill Engineering’s new TEFRA coupler for mini Excavators set for Hillhead launch

Hill Engineering’s new TEFRA coupler for mini Excavators set for Hillhead launch Hill Engineering has been designing and manufacturing pioneering excavator attachments since 1994. Up until now the company’s award-winning TEFRA quick couplers were designed to fit midi to heavy-line excavators ranging from 3T to 120T. The company has recently introduced the new 2T TEFRA …

Drax Power Station calls in Volvo Construction Equipment to handle Fly Ash

Drax Power Station calls in Volvo Construction Equipment to handle Fly Ash A Volvo L120H and a L150H have been supplied to Rail Freight Services on a long term contract for Lytag, handling pulverized fuel ash (Fly Ash) at Drax power station near Selby in Yorkshire. Both machines are six months into a long term …

Nokian Armor Gard 2 Tyres resolves the key issues of urban excavation

Nokian Armor Gard 2 Tyres resolves the key issues of urban excavation Nokian Heavy Tyres launches a new tyre with innovative features for urban excavation. The Nokian Armor Gard 2 is designed to start a new era of excavation work in city environments all over the world. The key issues of urban excavation are well-known: …

CSL’s new Volvo EC220E Excavator delivered with Volvo Gold

CSL’s new Volvo EC220E Excavator delivered with Volvo Gold Groundworks and demolition contractor Clearance Services Ltd (CSL) of Maidenhead, Berkshire, has taken delivery of yet another Volvo excavator for its fleet of mobile equipment. CSL are no strangers to owning and operating Volvo equipment having two smaller EC140Es, one purchased in 2015 and the other …

GKD Technologies upgrade 2RCi load indicator to include virtual wall functions

GKD Technologies upgrade 2RCi load indicator to include virtual wall functions UK based, GKD Technologies designs electronic sensor technology and software for use as safety warning devices to protect people, machines and equipment in construction, earth moving and rail industries. The company has recently upgraded its GKD 2RCi rated capacity load indicator, which is designed …

Volvo debuts updated L90H wheel loader at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo debuts updated L90H wheel loader at World of Asphalt 2018 Offering up to 20 percent greater fuel efficiency, added versatility and lower lifetime operating costs, the new L90H, featuring H-Series 2.0 updates, is a multi-talented powerhouse. Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its latest innovation in mid-sized wheel loaders with the debut of the updated L90H …

Solesbee Thumbs enhance efficiency for every Excavator

Solesbee Thumbs enhance efficiency for every Excavator Solesbee’s, a premier equipment and attachment manufacturer, offers its series of manual and hydraulic excavator thumbs for any size and model excavator. The thumbs allow operators to move from one application to another, such as moving dirt or material, without changing attachments. This versatility significantly increases efficiency for …

Volvo introduces three new wheeled excavator models

Volvo introduces three new wheeled excavator models The new EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E wheeled excavators give contractors the mobility and production they need for urban and congested jobsites. The latest wheeled excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment — the short swing EWR150E and EWR170E, and the conventional swing EW220E — give contractors three new models to …

Hitachi excavator proves ideal for prestigious earthmoving project in Switzerland

Hitachi excavator proves ideal for prestigious earthmoving project in Switzerland A new Hitachi ZX300LCN-6 medium excavator has been selected by Contrabi SA to help it complete an important earthmoving project in the district of Lugano, Switzerland. The company is paving the way for the construction of three apartment blocks by excavating 45,000m³ of material, and then …

KINSHOFER’s X-LOCK Coupler provides fast and safe attachment exchanges

KINSHOFER’s X-LOCK Coupler provides fast and safe attachment exchanges KINSHOFER, one of the world’s leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers the X-LOCK Coupler, a safe and quick solution for exchanging excavator attachments on the jobsite. The tool allows the operator to exchange attachments safely from within the cab and features a …

Volvo debuts updated L90H wheel loader at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo debuts updated L90H wheel loader at World of Asphalt 2018 Offering up to 20 percent greater fuel efficiency, added versatility and lower lifetime operating costs, the new L90H, featuring H-Series 2.0 updates, is a multi-talented powerhouse. Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its latest innovation in mid-sized wheel loaders with the debut of the updated L90H …

King Construction selects Volvo EW60E Excavator for big Liverpool project

King Construction selects Volvo EW60E Excavator for big Liverpool project A new Volvo EW60E compact wheeled excavator has been delivered to Liverpool based, King Construction, for a major road-widening project in the Merseyside capital. The six-tonne machine has been supplied by SMT GB’s utility dealer for the north west of England – Howard Plant Sales …

Brand-new Hyundai HX130LCR debuts at ScotPlant 2018

Brand-new Hyundai HX130LCR debuts at ScotPlant 2018 Since its launch in 1998 Scotplant has been promoted as ‘the exhibition where deals are done’ and the 2018 event (20th & 21st April, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh) is on track to successfully showcase quality equipment to the right buyers once again. Hyundai dealer Young Plant, based in …

Hill Engineering has an excavator attachment for any season

Hill Engineering has an excavator attachment for any season Established in 1994, Hill Engineering has been designing and manufacturing excavator attachments for 23-years. The company’s award winning quick coupler, the TEFRA, is designed for excavators ranging from 3T to 120T. Its bucket range includes the TITAN HD (standard) and HDX (rock) buckets from 13T upwards, …

Hyundai Construction launches HX130 LCR Crawler Excavator

Hyundai Construction launches HX130 LCR Crawler Excavator The HX range of crawler excavators were first launched in 2015 – they were met with high acclaim and put Hyundai construction equipment firmly on the map for quality and innovation – leading industry press pundits hailed the new HX range as ‘a real game changer’. Now in …

Volvo extends lifetime warranty to cover demolition and wheeled excavators

Volvo extends lifetime warranty to cover demolition and wheeled excavators The Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty now includes high-reach demolition excavators and wheeled excavators. Seemingly small design differences can add up to big differences in machine durability, and Volvo is so confident in the design of its excavators that the company has extended its …

Volvo updates H-Series 2 Wheel Loaders with their latest technology

Volvo updates H-Series 2 Wheel Loaders with their latest technology The new H-Series wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment take a proven machine and add the latest technology, including the next-generation OptiShift and new load-sensing hydraulics and transmission. The result is a wheel loader lineup that boasts faster cycle times and improved fuel efficiency. The …

Bardem leads the way with new 25 ton Volvo Excavator

Bardem leads the way with new 25 ton Volvo Excavator Bardem Ltd of Paisley has opted for a twenty-five tonne Volvo EC250E to be its flagship excavator for its growing portfolio of demolition contracts. Following an initial introduction from SMT GB’s utility dealer for the Central Belt of Scotland – Rockbreakers UK – Operations Director, …

Volvo debuts 35 ton ECR355E short swing crawler excavator

Volvo debuts 35 ton ECR355E short swing crawler excavator The newest addition to the Volvo E-Series excavator lineup from Volvo Construction Equipment offers a 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency over its predecessor model and increased digging and lifting forces for high productivity and performance. The Volvo ECR355E short swing radius excavator brings an entirely …

New KINSHOFER NOX-Tiltrotator Series offers advanced features for excavators

New KINSHOFER NOX-Tiltrotator Series offers advanced features for excavators KINSHOFER, one of the world’s leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, introduces the NOX-Tiltrotator Series. The attachments’ universal joint offers 360-degree continuous rotation and tilting angles of up to 2-by-55 degrees, the widest in the industry. The Tiltrotator features an elliptical piston rather …

IRONCLAD Marketing signs up Solesbee Equipment and Attachments

IRONCLAD Marketing signs up Solesbee Equipment and Attachments Solesbee’s Equipment & Attachments LLC, a premier equipment and attachments manufacturer, has selected IRONCLAD Marketing as its Agency of Record. Based in Fargo, North Dakota, IRONCLAD is now managing Solesbee’s marketing efforts. A division of the KINSHOFER Group, Solesbee’s is a full-service heavy equipment attachment manufacturer offering …

Hyundai dealer celebrates top Construction Salesman’s 44 year career

Hyundai dealer celebrates top Construction Salesman’s 44 year career Andy Parnham has been selling construction equipment since 1979. He joined Ernest Doe as a 16-year old workshop apprentice in 1974 on the construction side of the business. Straight out of the workshop Andy applied for an Ernest Doe demonstrator role – but was not successful. …

Meet Martin Oja, a Volvo Excavator Operator in Kiruna

Meet Martin Oja, a Volvo Excavator Operator in Kiruna Excavator operator Martin Oja has been working on the city transformation project in Kiruna for almost ten years. He’s looking forward to the day the city is completed. At the edge of what is to become Kiruna’s new centre, Martin Oja is sat at the controls …

Earthline opts for reliability and performance with Volvo Construction Equipment

Earthline opts for reliability and performance with Volvo Construction Equipment Earthline Ltd of Ogbourne St George, near Marlborough, Wiltshire has taken delivery of Volvo’s flagship excavator, the seventy five tonne EC750E together with its first ever Volvo loading shovel in the guise of a 25 tonne L150H. These latest machines join an ever increasing fleet …

Swiss recycling plant relies on Hitachi workhorse

Swiss recycling plant relies on Hitachi workhorse TIB Recycla SA (TIB) has selected a new Hitachi ZW310-6 wheel loader to be its main workhorse at the company’s new recycling centre in the district of Lugano, Switzerland. The machine was supplied to TIB with a five-year/6,000-hour extended warranty and service contract by the country’s official Hitachi …

W L Straughan and Son see the wood for the trees with Hyundai fleet

W L Straughan and Son see the wood for the trees with Hyundai fleet W L Straughan & Son is a family run business, headed up by Phil and Denise Straughan, based in Bedlington, South East Northumberland. Established for over 30-years, and employing 45 people, the company specialises in a wide range of services including …

KINSHOFER acquires Doherty Group in New Zealand

KINSHOFER acquires Doherty Group in New Zealand KINSHOFER, one of the world’s leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, announces the acquisition of Doherty Group, a New Zealand-based excavator attachment manufacturer. Under the terms of the agreement, KINSHOFER acquired 100 percent of the Doherty Group. The entire Doherty management team will stay with …

Arco de Visser remains loyal to Hitachi Construction Machines

Arco de Visser remains loyal to Hitachi Construction Machines A Hitachi ZX210LC-6 medium excavator is offering Arco de Visser BV the highest levels of versatility on a challenging project in the province of Zeeland, The Netherlands. The company’s owner, Arco de Visser, has been using the machine to build a trench for a small canal …

John Deere adds mid-frame G-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders

John Deere adds mid-frame G-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders Designed for construction, agricultural, rental, landscape and governmental customers seeking superior performance and versatility from their machines, the new John Deere G-Series mid-frame skid steers and compact track loader (CTL) offer a powerful tool for jobs of any scale. Developed from customer feedback, the …

VolvoCE electric excavator prototype wins Intermat Innovation Award

VolvoCE electric excavator prototype wins Intermat Innovation Award Volvo Construction Equipment’s fully-electric compact excavator has won an Intermat Innovation Award for its revolutionary design. The EX2 prototype delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership. Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) 100% electric compact excavator prototype …

Caterpillar develops electric proof of concept Load Haul Dump (LHD) Loader

Caterpillar develops electric proof of concept Load Haul Dump (LHD) Loader The Underground Mining group within Caterpillar Inc. has shipped a proof of concept battery electric LHD to a mine site located in Canada. The initial build and validation testing of this R1300G test unit began in early 2017 at the Caterpillar Peoria Proving Grounds …

TSL Contractors value Excavator service support from VolvoCE

TSL Contractors value Excavator service support from VolvoCE The consistent quality of after-market support offered to Argyll based TSL Contractors Ltd by SMT GB’s local home based engineer backed up by the customer support centre at Stirling has prompted another order for a Volvo ECR235E reduced swing excavator. This latest machine follows a range of …

Hill Engineering’s TEFRA Tilt is a strong contender in attachment market

Hill Engineering’s TEFRA Tilt is a strong contender in attachment market Newry based attachment manufacturer Hill Engineering introduced its TEFRA Tilt In 2014. The TEFRA Tilt is designed for customers who need the full functionality of a Tilt bucket but see the versatility of having the 180-degree tilt function on all of their attachments with …

A day in the life of a Volvo Technician in Kiruna

A day in the life of a Volvo Technician in Kiruna Working in Kiruna, a Swedish mining town above the Arctic circle, puts special requirements on a technician. One day, Anton Laitamaa is a thousand meters underground and the next, servicing machines in the new centre. Outside, snow is falling, and beanie season has started …

KINSHOFER introduces new series of Hydraulic Mobile Shear

KINSHOFER introduces new series of Hydraulic Mobile Shear KINSHOFER, one of the world’s leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, introduces the DXS Series of hydraulic mobile excavator shear. The line features industry-leading in its size class power-to-weight ratios, jaw opening sizes, cycle times and hydraulic efficiency. The attachment series, which debuts with …

Quarry and Earthworks Ltd in Somerset, England moves forward with Volvo

Quarry and Earthworks Ltd in Somerset, England moves forward with Volvo Having started up in business just nine years ago, acquiring secondhand Volvo excavators, Quarry & Earthworks proprietor, Matt King, has added a brand new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator to his plant fleet. Just nine years ago, entrepreneur Matt King started up his business as …

John Deere new roll-out bucket helps operators reach new heights

John Deere new roll-out bucket helps operators reach new heights John Deere continues to grow its ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro attachments with the introduction of its new roll-out bucket offerings. The RB72, RB84 and RB96 models are designed to best match the attachment to the machine. Optimized for G-Series Compact Track Loaders and K-Series …

Takeuchi red and grey for Rocket Rentals with £1.2m mini-excavator deal

Takeuchi red and grey for Rocket Rentals with £1.2m mini-excavator deal Christmas has come early for Gloucestershire based plant hire company Rocket Rentals and its customers as the family run business has invested £1.2 million in a new fleet of 25 Takeuchi mini excavators, which have been supplied by CBL Plant Sales. Rocket Rentals was …

RJT Excavations crushes it with Volvo in Scotland

RJT Excavations crushes it with Volvo in Scotland RJT Excavations Ltd of Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders has opted for another Volvo excavator specifically for a long term crushing contract, based on the overall total cost of ownership for its plant fleet. This most recent addition to RJT Excavations’ fleet comes in the guise of …

Hitachi compact construction equipment make a perfect combination

Hitachi compact construction equipment make a perfect combination A Hitachi ZW75-6 wheel loader and ZX55U-5 mini excavator are offering exceptional support to a landscape gardening company in southwest Germany. Susewind is using the two compact machines to construct and maintain private gardens near the city of Freiburg, as well as for additional forestry projects. One …

DAB Civil Engineering Contractors goes for quality with 3 Volvo EC220E Excavators

DAB Civil Engineering Contractors goes for quality with 3 Volvo EC220E Excavators Leicester based DAB Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd has rekindled its association with Volvo Construction Equipment products by purchasing three new twenty-two tonne EC220Es from SMT GB for it plant fleet. This is the first time DAB has considered Volvo excavators after a ten-year …

Hitachi fine-tunes ZW150-6 wheel loader to perfection

Hitachi fine-tunes ZW150-6 wheel loader to perfection The new mid-size wheel loader from Hitachi is a detailed evolution of the successful previous generation model, and offers outstanding versatility, exceptional comfort and industry-leading safety. Using its extensive knowledge of the high-performing ZW-5 model, and ongoing research of the European market, the Hitachi development team has fine-tuned …

New John Deere L-Series Compact Wheel Loader tackle the toughest tasks

New John Deere L-Series Compact Wheel Loader tackle the toughest tasks Built for construction contractors, landscapers and rental center operators, the new John Deere 204L and 304L compact wheel loader deliver higher productivity, increased uptime and lower daily operating costs. An evolution of the 204K and 304K models, the L-series models are built for tasks …

Liebherr releases Tunnel versions of four XPower wheel loaders

Liebherr releases Tunnel versions of four XPower wheel loaders Tunnel construction is one of the most demanding civil engineering applications for construction equipment. Liebherr has a range of machines capable of working productively under the extreme conditions of a tunnel construction site. These include the XPower® L 550, L 556, L 566 and L 576 …

John Wainwright’s Volvo EC750E Excavator a solid performer

John Wainwright’s Volvo EC750E Excavator a solid performer A new seventy-five tonne Volvo EC750E has been delivered to John Wainwright & Co Ltd’s Moons Hill Quarry in the Mendips following a detailed review of the market. Looking to replace a similar sized excavator specifically to clean down exposed faces of blasted basalt in Moons Hill …

First Volvo demolition EC750E Excavator for R Collard Ltd

First Volvo demolition EC750E Excavator for R Collard Ltd R Collard Ltd of Eversley, near Hook, Hampshire has taken delivery of the first demolition specified Volvo EC750E to be sold in Great Britain The seventy-five tonne excavator is an addition to R Collard’s extensive mixed fleet of mobile plant and was purchased for a highly …

Liebherr wins two design awards for their earthmoving machines

Liebherr wins two design awards for their earthmoving machines Liebherr has received the 2018 German Design Award in the “Excellent Product Design” category for its T46-7 telescopic handler and its XPower® L 550 to L 586 wheel loaders. The expert judges were impressed by the optimal visibility and the dynamic appearance of the telescopic handler, …

Volvo EC18D a Jack of all Trades for Willie Paterson

Volvo EC18D a Jack of all Trades for Willie Paterson A Volvo EC18D compact excavator has established a niche for itself with owners W T Paterson Joinery & Building – working on a whole spectrum of property maintenance duties at the huge glass manufacturing facility in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. The 1.8 tonne compact excavator was supplied …

40-tonne Volvo Excavators find favour at H and S Contractors

Volvo 40-tonne excavators find favour at H and S Contractors H and S Contractors Ltd of Kingsnorth, Hoo in Kent continues to add Volvo Construction Equipment products to its plant portfolio, following the purchase of a 25-tonne L150H late last year for its hire fleet. Established back in 1972, H&S Contractors Ltd specialises in operated …

VolvoCE ECR88D Excavator keeps the home fires burning

VolvoCE ECR88D Excavator keeps the home fires burning A new Volvo ECR88D reduced swing compact excavator has been supplied to WoodForFuel.com, located near Balfron in Stirlingshire and is the company’s prime mover in processing firewood and woodchip. The new nine-tonne ECR88D replaces a competitive model after taking into consideration third party references and evaluating the …

Hitachi ZX350LCN-6s Excavators deliver reliability to Italian quarry

Hitachi ZX350LCN-6s Excavators deliver reliability to Italian quarry Basalto La Spicca SpA has replaced two of its Hitachi Excavator Z-axis-3 with two new Zaxis-6 models due to increasing demand at its basalt quarry in southern Umbria, Italy. The new ZX350LCN-6s were delivered with five-year/10,000-hour HELP extended warranty and service contracts by the country’s official Hitachi …

Smooth operators – the Excavator experts behind the Florida megaproject

Smooth operators – the Excavator experts behind the Florida megaproject The ultimate project demands the ultimate operators. Volvo Construction Equipment went behind the scenes to meet the experts working on one of the largest and most complex road building projects in the world. Roberto Rodriguez is feeling proud. He’s doing his part to complete the …

Kubota L45 a natural choice for 2Hire in South Africa

Kubota L45 a natural choice for 2Hire in South Africa Having been in the plant hire business since 2006, a plant hire company that specialises in the rental of compaction equipment, is well aware of the dangers of compromising quality when it comes to selection of equipment. Consequently, when 2Hire recently scouted for a tractor …

Ehlert and Söhne hit new heights with the Liebherr R 960 Demolition crawler excavator

Ehlert and Söhne hit new heights with the Liebherr R 960 Demolition crawler excavator Hamburg-based company Ehlert & Söhne was in search of a demolition excavator with a particularly high operating height in order to get involved in some of the biggest demolition projects in the industry. In the end, the quality, robustness and profitability …

Willy Dohmen Group expands their fleet with two Liebherr L 580 XPower wheel-loaders

Willy Dohmen Group expands their fleet with two Liebherr L 580 XPower wheel-loaders Two Liebherr L 580 XPower® wheel loaders have recently joined the state-of-the-art machinery fleet of Willy Dohmen GmbH & Co. KG. The benefits of the XPower wheel loaders, which combine fuel efficiency, high performance, robustness and comfort, won over the traditional company. …

Scottish contractor C D McNeill invests in another Volvo EC27C Excavator

Scottish contractor C D McNeill invests in another Volvo EC27C Excavator C D McNeill of Dingwall, Ross-shire has purchased a fourth EC27C for its contracting business. The new EC27C is the fourth machine in a line to join C D McNeill’s contracting fleet, who took delivery of the first of its kind to be sold in …

Volvo Excavators prove their worth in Scotland

Volvo Excavators prove their worth in Scotland “I’m sticking with Volvo…” says Brian Taylor, proprietor of B G Taylor Groundworks of Glenrothes as he reflects on one year’s operation with his Volvo EC27C and ECR50D compact excavators. Having owned and operated a Volvo ECR88 Plus (8.5 tonnes) for some time now, Brian Taylor was looking …

Meet the new versatile Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator

Meet the new versatile Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator With an operating weight between 19 and 22 tonnes, the new Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator is perfect for earthmoving applications and making trenches and pipe laying. A large selection of attachments also makes the machine extremely flexible for more specific work. The R918 is the …

Volvo loading shovels at Britaniacrest Recycling increase productivity

Volvo loading shovels at Britaniacrest Recycling increase productivity Britaniacrest Recycling Ltd of Hookwood, Surrey has recently added a Volvo L150H to its plant fleet with a second machine on order for the New Year as it ramps up production at its recently acquired transfer station at Warnham on the outskirts of Horsham, West Sussex. The …

Hitachi donates mini-excavator to elephant conservation project

Hitachi donates mini-excavator to elephant conservation project A Hitachi ZX38U-5 mini excavator has been delivered to the first elephant sanctuary in Europe. The Premium Used machine was donated by Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME), and handed over to the founders of Elephant Haven in southwest France in September. The versatile short-tail swing model is …

It All Started With a Case Backhoe

It All Started With a Case Backhoe Jon Fye founded Fye Excavating in Sperry, Iowa in 1995 with only three employees. Incorporated in 1998, Fye Excavating Inc. now employs over 50 people. The company provides full-service excavation, site work, commercial, utility, and “plan and spec” work in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri—the majority of their work …

New Vermeer S925TX Mini Skid Steer delivers outstanding lifting and performance

New Vermeer S925TX Mini Skid Steer delivers outstanding lifting and performance Vermeer has expanded its compact equipment lineup with the new S925TX mini skid steer, designed to provide impressive lifting performance and the power to conquer the most demanding applications. With a tip capacity of 2,643 pounds (1,198.8 kg), a rated operating capacity of 925 …

Cat 303E CR mini Hydraulic Excavator slims down for better performance

Cat 303E CR mini Hydraulic Excavator slims down for better performance The Cat® 303E CR mini hydraulic excavator has been reduced in weight to accommodate customers who require a maximum 10,000-lb (4 536-kg) transport weight—yet performance of the lighter excavator has not been compromised when compared to the current model. In most states a loaded …

Danish family contractor swears by quality Hitachi Construction Machinery 

Danish family contractor swears by quality Hitachi Construction Machinery A new Hitachi ZW220-6 wheel loader has been delivered to Jysk Kloak Entreprise ApS (JKE), a specialist sewage and landscaping contractor based in Tjæreborg on the west coast of Denmark. It is the latest addition to the company’s Hitachi fleet, which includes a ZX250LC-6 medium and …

VolvoCE and Allied Construction join forces to deliver breaking and compaction options

VolvoCE and Allied Construction join forces to deliver breaking and compaction options The parternship between Volvo Construction Equipment and Allied Construction Products LLC will add 40 attachment models to current Volvo dealer product offerings. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo) and Allied Construction Products LLC (Allied) have entered into an agreement for the sale and support of …

3 next generation 20 ton size Cat excavators offer choices, efficiency and lower costs

3 next generation 20 ton size Cat excavators offer choices, efficiency and lower costs Three Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators from Caterpillar—the 320 GC, 320 and 323—increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new excavator range offers unique combinations of purpose-built features designed to …

Quality Equipment and top notch after sales support proves a winner for Volvo CE

Quality Equipment and top notch after sales support proves a winner for Volvo CE Bryan Contractors of Caputh, near Perth has added another new Volvo ECR88D reduced-swing excavator and a fourteen tonne EC140E excavator to its plant fleet for its general contracting and ground works business. The two new machines were chosen because of the …

First Volvo Excavator for Reid Plant Hire in Scottish Highlands

First Volvo Excavator for Reid Plant Hire in Scottish Highlands Reid Plant Hire of Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands has opted for its first Volvo compact excavator in the guise of a zero swing ECR25D. Tempting proprietor Neil Reid to finally opt for an alternative make from what he’s used to took a little while, …

Johnsons Wellfield in Yorkshire calls on Volvo Excavators to mine Yorkstone

Johnsons Wellfield in Yorkshire calls on Volvo Excavators to mine Yorkstone Johnsons Wellfield of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, has made a significant investment in purchasing a brace of seventy-five tonne Volvo EC750E excavators which take charge as primary movers in extracting Yorkstone blocks at the company’s Crosland Hill Quarry The two new arrivals replace competitive makes …

Shorts Group adds fourth short radius ECR235 Excavator to its fleet

Shorts Group adds fourth short radius ECR235 Excavator to its fleet Berkshire-based Shorts Group has added yet another Volvo ECR235 excavator to its growing machinery fleet. This latest model takes the number of ECR235’s on the fleet to four, with two being used at the firm’s Ascot and Aldershot waste transfer stations, and the other …

Volvo introduces EC27D Compact Excavator in USA at ICUEE 2017

Volvo introduces EC27D Compact Excavator in USA at ICUEE 2017 Volvo expands its compact excavator lineup with the new EC27D – featuring 5 percent greater fuel economy than its predecessor, a large operating range for its size class and combining intuitive operation and operator comfort with simple serviceability and versatility. The 2.7 ton EC27D compact …

Volvo CE debuts L20H and L25H compact wheel loaders at ICUEE 2017 in US

Volvo CE debuts L20H and L25H compact wheel loaders at ICUEE 2017 in US The new Volvo H-Series compact wheel loaders offer 5 percent greater fuel efficiency than their predecessors, smart features, all-round visibility and excellent traction for efficient performance. The newest in the line of Volvo compact wheel loaders — the L20H and L25H …

Three’s not necessarily a crowd at Collier Quarrying & Recycling

Three’s not necessarily a crowd at Collier Quarrying & Recycling Another Volvo L220H loading shovel has been delivered to Collier Quarrying & Recycling, a division of the Collier Group, located at Cowdenbeath in Fife, and takes up re-handling duties at the company’s Goat Hill Quarry along with two L220H’s that were delivered at the end …

Hitachi indispensable for Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital project in Sweden

Hitachi indispensable for Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital project in Sweden The first Hitachi ZX350LC-6 with clamshell telescopic arm (CTA) in Europe has made a huge impact on a high-profile project in Gothenburg. In May, it was used to excavate approximately 10,000m³ of earth from 11 metres below ground in preparation for the state-of-the-art Queen Silvia’s …

JCB Hydradig versatility fits the bill at Hadley Recycling

JCB Hydradig versatility fits the bill at Hadley Recycling Hadley Recycling and Waste Management seeks to divert as much waste from landfill and into recycling and renewable energy as possible. At its busy transfer station, located just outside Theale in Berkshire, the company processes each week approximately 1,000 tonnes of mixed waste including mixed construction …

The Day Group in London relies on Volvo reliability and technology

The Day Group in London relies on Volvo reliability and technology “They’re a good tool for the job…” is the opinion of Stuart Holmes, plant manager for Day Group Ltd, as the company purchases more Volvos for its recently commissioned IBA facility at Greenwich, South London. A new Stage IV compliant EC250E weighing in at …

Rock-solid Hitachi reliability for Réné Apprin and Cie SAS

Rock-solid Hitachi reliability for Réné Apprin and Cie SAS Réné Apprin & Cie SAS has invested in two large Hitachi excavators for its quarry near Saint Jean de Maurienne in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. Local dealer Teramat supplied a new ZX470LCH-5 in 2015 and the latest ZX490LCH-6 model with a three-year/5,000-hour extended warranty a …

RIDGWAY Rentals takes delivery of £9M worth of new Komatsu Machines

RIDGWAY Rentals takes delivery of £9M worth of new Komatsu Machines Based in Oswestry, Shropshire, third-generation family owned business RIDGWAY Rentals Ltd is all set to take delivery of 60 large earthmovers from Marubeni-Komatsu of Redditch. The mammoth £9million deal includes a large number of Komatsu’s 13 ton zero tail swing excavators plus 22 ton, …

Burnside Plant and Piling Contractors switch to Volvo

Burnside Plant and Piling Contractors switch to Volvo Following his first impressions at Volvo’s ‘Live It Dig It’ event at Alloa, Scotland, this March and a successful demonstration, Ian Orr, Proprietor of Burnside Plant & Piling Contractors, he has opted for his first Volvo excavator in the guise of the twenty-two tonne EC220E. Purchasing his …

LPM Plant Hire and Sales Ltd steps up a gear with larger Volvo excavators

LPM Plant Hire and Sales Ltd steps up a gear with larger Volvo excavators LPM Plant Hire & Sales Ltd of Boughton, Nottinghamshire, has opted for seven new Volvo excavators for the first time for its extensive hire fleet. The package of machines includes five reduced-swing ECR145E crawler excavators – one complete with optional dozer …

Hitachi blends proven technology with new innovations to create new hybrid excavator

Hitachi blends proven technology with new innovations to create new hybrid excavator The new Hitachi hybrid hydraulic excavator has been unveiled for the first time in Europe this month. The ZH210-6 was presented by the official Hitachi dealer in Belgium, Luyckx, at the Matexpo biennial international trade fair held 11-15 September. The new hybrid model …

Hitachi unveils a first for the construction industry

Hitachi unveils a first for the construction industry Hitachi has developed an industry-leading innovation as part of its ConSite remote fleet monitoring system. The first of its kind in the construction industry, it extracts data from two unique sensors that monitor the quality of an excavator’s engine and hydraulic oil, 24/7. Increased machine availability Designed …

Mburg Mini Plant in South Africa relies on Kubota mini-excavator for tight access

Mburg Mini Plant in South Africa relies on Kubota mini-excavator for tight access Tight working areas are the order of the day in Mburg Mini Plant’s line of work, and to prevail over space-constrained jobsites, the Western Cape-based company recently took delivery of a 3 t Kubota U30-6 mini-excavator from Smith Power Equipment (SPE), South …

Fastsource hails their Volvo Excavators best on the market

Fastsource hails their Volvo Excavators best on the market … is the considered opinion of Fastsource Director, Keith Blasket, as he adds another Volvo excavator to his plant fleet And joining his mixed fleet of equipment which includes existing Volvo excavators, dozers, wheeled loaders, crushing and screening equipment, comes the latest thirty-tonne Volvo EC300E that …

Volvo CE fuels workforce development in North America

Volvo CE fuels workforce development in North America From donating equipment to Pennsylvania College of Technology to participating in national skills competitions in North America, Volvo CE is helping students start a career in the construction industry. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is continuing its support for the construction industry and helping to address the …

Skene Group adds another Volvo Loader to their Soutra Mains Quarry in Scotland

Skene Group adds another Volvo Loader to their Soutra Mains Quarry in Scotland Skene Group Construction Services Ltd of Glenrothes, Fife, has added a second Volvo L220H loading shovel to work at its Soutra Mains Quarry facility, which joins the very first L220H sold in Great Britain three years ago Joining its three year-old brother, …

Danish rental company Gustav HC invests in reliable Hitachi Excavators

Danish rental company Gustav HC invests in reliable Hitachi Excavators Rental company Gustav HC A/S has invested in a new Hitachi ZX225USLC-6 for its fleet of construction machinery. Based in the Danish city of Herning on the Jutland peninsula, the firm took delivery of the short-tail swing medium excavator in February 2017. It joins a …

Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company keeps productive with expanding JCB Fleet

Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company keeps productive with expanding JCB Fleet Up until four years ago, McKinstry Skip Hire, had never bought a JCB. Now, Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company runs a fleet of 14 – all supplied by local dealer BC Plant. Sourcing a large fleet of materials handling machines from a …

New electric drive Cat Wheel Loader delivers on fuel efficiency and running costs

New electric drive Cat Wheel Loader delivers on fuel efficiency and running costs Electric drive loader delivers 25% greater overall efficiency and up to 10% more productivity in load-and-carry applications than the industry leader 988K loader The new Cat 988K XE is the first wheel loader offered by Caterpillar with a high-efficiency electric drive system. …

Thomas Menzies in Scotland expands with Volvo Excavators

Thomas Menzies in Scotland expands with Volvo Excavators Thomas Menzies Builders Ltd of Kirkcaldy, Fife, in Scotland has opted for its first Volvo EC220E excavator thanks to the high level of operator comfort, smoothness of control and overall stability and performance, according to Plant & Environmental Manager, Brian Henderson Purchasing its first general purpose excavator from Volvo …

Hitachi ZX300LC-6 excavator proves its reliability and ease on D1 Highway in Czech Republic

Hitachi ZX300LC-6 excavator proves its reliability and ease on D1 Highway in Czech Republic A Hitachi ZX300LC-6 medium excavator is helping to upgrade a vital stretch of the D1 highway in the Czech Republic, one of the country’s most important transport routes. The Zaxis-6 machine was delivered in September 2016 to ATM CZ a.s., a …

The legacy that shaped Volvo Construction Equipment world-class excavators

The legacy that shaped Volvo Construction Equipment world-class excavators Volvo has leveraged 180 years of technical know-how and over 75 years of excavator experience to develop some of the world’s finest excavators – a story that continues to unfold as new challenges of urbanization emerge. With a history that can be traced all the way …

Hutton Stone invests in new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator for a new sandstone venture in the Scottish Borders

Hutton Stone invests in new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator for a new sandstone venture in the Scottish Borders Hutton Stone Co Ltd based close to Berwick upon Tweed in the Scottish Borders has purchased a new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator for a new venture that has started up in a sandstone quarry in Northumberland The …

11 new Volvo articulated haulers and a 75t excavator for Hall Construction

11 new Volvo articulated haulers and a 75t excavator for Hall Construction A package of eleven Volvo articulated haulers and a seventy-five tonne EC750E mass excavator have re-established a long standing relationship between Hall Construction Services Ltd of Rushyford, Co Durham and Volvo Construction Equipment So far, the EC750E along with six A40G articulated haulers, …

Société Lyonnaise de Travaux Publics operators unanimously choose Hitachi Excavators

Société Lyonnaise de Travaux Publics operators unanimously choose Hitachi Excavators Société Lyonnaise de Travaux Publics (SLTP) has purchased eight Hitachi medium excavators and one mini excavator from its local dealer, Teramat, since October 2016. Operators from the Lyon-based demolition and earthmoving company have driven the investment in five ZX350LCN-6s, two ZX300LCN-6s, a ZX135US-6 and a ZX55U-5 …

New Mecalac MWR Excavators deliver a practical solution with a revolutionary design

New Mecalac MWR Excavators deliver a practical solution with a revolutionary design “Made in Mecalac” Design Design that sets us apart from the crowd is a major feature of Mecalac products. Besides being a reason clients have been choosing us for decades, this is also a powerful and unique selling point. Because our in-house designers …

Trimble announces machine control solution for Sumitomo Excavators

Trimble announces machine control solution for Sumitomo Excavators Trimble and Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Sumitomo) announced today that Trimble has been chosen as Sumitomo’s preferred technology provider for machine control solutions. Working closely with Trimble, Sumitomo will offer the Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Excavators as a factory-fit machine control solution for the …

Hitachi excavators make their mark in Denmark

Hitachi excavators make their mark in Denmark Hitachi short-tail swing mini and medium excavators are relied upon by Danish contractor Allan Madsen of AM Entreprise ApS for completing groundworks, drainage and concrete work. He has been loyal to the Hitachi brand and the authorised dealer in Denmark, HP Entreprenørmaskiner A/S, for more than 12 years. …

Hitachi donates an excavator to elephant sanctuary in Southwest France

Hitachi donates an excavator to elephant sanctuary in Southwest France Hitachi Construction Machinery is donating a used mini excavator to the first elephant sanctuary in Europe. The 70-acre rural site in southwest France will offer rehabilitation for both Asian and African elephants from zoos and circuses. The ZX38U-5 excavator will play a vital part in …

LKAB Minerals has relied on Volvo Loaders for 22 years 

LKAB Minerals has relied on Volvo Loaders for 22 years UK based LKAB Minerals Ltd continues a tradition of operating Volvo loading shovels dating back to 1995 with the addition of a new L90H loading shovel and a second unit on order for delivery this Autumn. The new 12-tonne loading shovel has been supplied complete …

Volvo EC750E 75 tonne crawler excavator makes Eastern European debut

Volvo EC750E 75 tonne crawler excavator makes Eastern European debut Polish cement company, Cementownia Warta’s Volvo EC750E crawler excavator is the first of its kind in Eastern Europe, powering productivity at its limestone operations. Cement is arguably the most important construction material. Buildings, technical and industrial constructions, infrastructure facilities, dams, roads and bridges – you …

Volvo makes a whitewater splash in Colorado

Volvo makes a whitewater splash in Colorado Colorado-based contractor, Whinnery Construction is employing Volvo excavators to navigate the Animas River, ensuring safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts. Nestled in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains is the city of Durango, Colorado. The region’s evergreen forests and babbling creeks are adored by locals …

Tillicoultry Quarries in Scotland invests in a big 35 tonne Volvo L250H Loading Shovel

Tillicoultry Quarries in Scotland invests in a big 35 tonne Volvo L250H Loading Shovel Long standing user of Volvo Construction Equipment products, Tillicoultry Quarries, has purchased its largest Volvo loading shovel to date in the guise of the thirty five tonne L250H which takes up residence at the company’s Northfield Quarry on the outskirts of …

Hitachi provides perfection for Millot TP’s excavator operators

Hitachi provides perfection for Millot TP’s excavator operators Millot TP has expanded its fleet of construction machinery with the purchase of two new Hitachi medium excavators and a wheel loader from Teramat, the local dealer for the Rhône-Alpes and Burgundy-Franche-Comté regions of France. The demolition and earthmoving company has recently invested in a ZX300LCN-6, ZW180-5 …

BPMS produce pink Avant wheel-loader to support Make a Wish Foundation and Macmillan Cancer

BPMS produce pink Avant wheel-loader to support Make a Wish Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Hampshire based plant and machinery dealers BPMS Ltd. have produced the world’s first pink Avant 635 compact wheeled loader, which will be the focal point of a fund raising charity campaign for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. The stunning …

Building instructor wins John Deere 333G compact track loader in Small Machines. Big Impact. contest

Building instructor wins John Deere 333G compact track loader in Small Machines. Big Impact. contest After all the online votes were counted, Eric Moores, a high school building trades instructor in Woodbine, Iowa, was crowned the grand prize winner of the inaugural John Deere “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest last night at the 2017 John …

New Volvo loading shovel lands on familiar territory at Scottish Bogside

New Volvo loading shovel lands on familiar territory at Scottish Bogside The world’s leading glass bottle manufacturer, O-I Manufacturing Ltd, continues to favour Volvo Construction Equipment products as it takes delivery of a new L150H loading shovel for its Devilla silica sand quarry located at Bogside near Alloa, Scotland O-I Manufacturing Ltd has been operating …

The VolvoCE LX1 electric hybrid wheel loader proves itself in real-world testing

The VolvoCE LX1 electric hybrid wheel loader proves itself in real-world testing Volvo Construction Equipment’s LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader has excelled during hundreds of hours of real-world testing, achieving around a 50% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to its conventional counterparts. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) presented field test results for its LX1 …

John Deere updates its popular L-Series Backhoe to simplify and enhance operation 

John Deere updates its popular L-Series Backhoe to simplify and enhance operation Updates to the John Deere L-Series backhoe lineup enhance the productivity and uptime for professionals looking to lift more and multitask on the job site. The key backhoe updates include the introduction of precision mode, enhanced pilot controllers, two new rear quick coupler …

 Czech quarry maximises performance with new Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 excavators

 Czech quarry maximises performance with new Hitachi ZX490LCH-6 excavators The Czech Republic’s foremost purchaser of Hitachi construction machinery has further enhanced its fleet with a new ZX490LCH-6 large excavator. Ceske sterkopisky spol. s r.o. – one of the country’s leading suppliers of aggregates – is utilising the machine at a demanding sand and gravel quarry …

Cat excavator makes appearance in new movie – Transformers: The Last Knight

Cat excavator makes appearance in new movie – Transformers: The Last Knight A Cat excavator is next in line to carry on the tradition of Cat equipment appearing on the big screen when it joins the team of hero robots in the highly anticipated film “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT,” directed by Michael Bay opening in …

Hitachi excavators deliver quality and reliability to German asphalt recycling contractor

Hitachi excavators deliver quality and reliability to German asphalt recycling contractor Baggerbetrieb Fred Walther has bought a new Hitachi ZX300LCN-6 for a long-standing contract on an asphalt recycling site belonging to Südwest Asphalt GmbH & Co. KG. The medium excavator has been assigned to the Karlsruhe facility, where the German contractor has been working for …

Waste to energy plant in Pennsylvania gets a makeover with Volvo excavators

Waste to energy plant in Pennsylvania gets a makeover with Volvo excavators With the help of Volvo excavators, a waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania is undertaking significant site improvement efforts to lay the foundation for enhanced site safety and efficiency as well as establishing the infrastructure needed to manage increased waste capacity in the future. On …

Copart UK expands its JCB wheeled loader fleet to seventy

Copart UK expands its JCB wheeled loader fleet to seventy A COMPANY which runs one of the biggest fleets of JCB wheeled loaders in the world is increasing its size further with the addition of six newly-launched 417 models. Online salvage and non-salvage vehicle auction company Copart UK Ltd already has 64 JCB wheeled loaders …

JCB introduces a high-flow loader option to boosts 3CX compact backhoe loader’s versatility

JCB introduces a high-flow loader option to boosts 3CX compact backhoe loader’s versatility JCB is to make a high-flow auxiliary hydraulic circuit available for the 3CX Compact backhoe loader – delivering up to 120 litres/min of flow to power a range of loader-mounted attachments. In addition JCB will launch additional features to enhance the machine …

Hitachi’s ZW310-6 wheel loader wins MinERALiX on-site competition

Hitachi’s ZW310-6 wheel loader wins MinERALiX on-site competition German recycling and demolition waste company MinERALiX has purchased a large-capacity Hitachi wheel loader for one of its facilities located to the west of Weingarten (Baden) in southern Germany. The Gaggenau-based company ordered the ZW310-6 from the authorised Hitachi dealer Kiesel after holding a comparison test between products …

Manitou Group presents its new backhoe loader at the first edition of Intermat Asean

Manitou Group presents its new backhoe loader at the first edition of Intermat Asean Manitou Group, a world leader in all-terrain material handling, is taking part in the Intermat ASEAN trade show for construction and infrastructure. For the inaugural edition of Intermat in Southeast Asia, the group presents its new backhoe loader model, following the …

Rachel Contracting relies on Volvo excavators for tactical takedowns

Rachel Contracting relies on Volvo excavators for tactical takedowns Things are looking up for Minnesota-based Rachel Contracting, thanks to a Volvo EC700CHR high reach excavator that is hard at work on a giant downtown demolition project. St. Paul, one-half of Minnesota’s twin cities rose from the steep bluffs where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers collide. …

ASV RT-120 Compact Track Loader delivers size, power and versatility for tough applications

ASV RT-120 Compact Track Loader delivers size, power and versatility for tough applications ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of high-performance compact track loaders and skid steers, features the largest and most powerful compact track loader in the industry: the large-frame, radial-lift Posi-Track RT-120. The rugged RT-120 helps operators easily handle tough excavation, mulching and …

Ridgway celebrates 50 years of history as a JCB customer with huge order

Ridgway celebrates 50 years of history as a JCB customer with huge order A family-owned plant hirer has cemented more than half a century of links with JCB with a massive investment in a fleet of excavators. Oswestry-based Ridgway Rentals – originally trading as RAJ Mechanisations Ltd – was founded by the late Bob Jones …

Volvo helps the iceman conquer the volcano

Volvo helps the iceman conquer the volcano What happens when some cool customers have to quarry some volcanic basalt? They call in Volvo, of course. Standing in the middle of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, you could be forgiven for mistaking it for another Scandinavian city. However, just a short drive away, the landscape drastically transforms. …

New John Deere light material high-capacity buckets make big impact on G-Series productivity

New John Deere light material high-capacity buckets make big impact on G-Series productivity Designed to take advantage of the improved performance capabilities and boom design of the G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs), John Deere now offers a 90-inch Light Material High-Capacity Bucket (LM90) as part of the ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro™ …

Caterpillar M315D2 and M317D2 Wheeled Excavators feature fuel-efficiency, increased durability and easy maintenance 

Caterpillar M315D2 and M317D2 Wheeled Excavators feature fuel-efficiency, increased durability and easy maintenance The Cat® M315 and M317 wheeled excavators have earned a solid reputation worldwide for reliable performance, long-term durability, versatility, fuel efficiency, low operating costs, and easy maintenance. The new “D2” Series models (M315D2 and M317D2) build on that reputation with a more …

John Deere loads up on 30 new bucket options for its four-wheel drive loaders

John Deere loads up on 30 new bucket options for its four-wheel drive loaders Designed to enhance productivity and efficiency, John Deere is debuting its enhanced production series buckets for the 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader models. The enhanced production buckets offer several new features, including an improved bucket profile, integrated narrow spill guards, …

Hitachi excavators and suppliers pass the test for performance, quality and reliability in Germany

Hitachi excavators and suppliers pass the test for performance, quality and reliability in Germany Richard Schulz Tiefbau GmbH has invested in two new Hitachi medium excavators supplied by the authorised Hitachi dealer in Germany, Kiesel. The contractor has added a ZX300LCN-6 and ZX225USLC-5 to its fleet of construction machinery after testing four different brands of …

Sungdo Construction reaches for higher demolition safety standards in South Korea

Sungdo Construction reaches for higher demolition safety standards in South Korea Looking to raise safety standards in South Korea, demolition firm Sungdo Construction is leading by example, bringing down an unstable, old hospital with its Volvo ultra high-reach excavator. Since Sungdo Construction was founded in 1979, the family run company has become South Korea’s leading …

Manitou acquires Terex Equipment, buying its way into the India marketplace

Manitou acquires Terex Equipment, buying its way into the India marketplace The Manitou group, world-leader in all-terrain equipment and material-handlers has finalized the acquisition of Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL) in India. Founded in 2003, Terex Equipment is well known for the design, manufacture and distribution of construction equipment, mostly backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders and had a 30 …

Volvo milks it in Germany

Volvo milks it in Germany Volvo Construction Equipment is helping Fehrbellin-based farmer, Rhinmilch, maintain its position as one of the most powerful dairy producers in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. For 365 days of the year, Rhinmilch’s seven Volvo CE wheel loaders – six L30Gs and an L60G – barely take a break. From early …

Share Your Dream Project to WIN a brand new John Deere G-Series Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

Share Your Dream Project to WIN a brand new John Deere G-Series Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader How would you make a positive difference in your community if you won a new John Deere G-Series skid steer or compact track loader (CTL)? John Deere is asking that question in communities across the USA through the launch of …

Finnish quarry hails Hitachi ZW370-6 wheel loaders for their unrivalled productivity

Finnish quarry hails Hitachi ZW370-6 wheel loaders for their unrivalled productivity A new Hitachi ZW370-6 wheel loader is offering a Finnish contractor the highest level of productivity at a demanding quarry in the south of the country. Niemisen Sora Oy’s (Niemisen) decision to utilise Hitachi’s second-largest wheel loader was based on the successful introduction of the …

Hyundai Construction Equipment extends free use of Hi-Mate Remote Management System to five years

Hyundai Construction Equipment Extends Free Use of Hi-Mate Remote Management System to Five Years Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., has announced that they have extended the period during which owners of Hyundai wheel loaders and their full-sized excavators may use its Hi-Mate remote management system free of charge to five years from three. The extended Hi-Mate coverage …

Custom-built Volvo excavators are helping drive a vital part of the New Zealand economy

Custom-built Volvo excavators are helping drive a vital part of the New Zealand economy Canterbury, a large central-eastern region of New Zealand’s South Island offers the best of both worlds – the silver beaches and the Southern Alps. But the picturesque peaks are not for the fainthearted – particularly during the winter months when mercury …

Virtual Reality is revolutionising Construction Operator Training

Virtual Reality is revolutionising Construction Operator Training Finding and keeping trained, skilled heavy equipment operators is one of the greatest challenges facing the construction industry. With tight schedules and increased project risk there is less and less room for human error and poor performance at crucial phases like site preparation. Immersive Technologies, the global leader …

ASV offers RT-30 Compact Track Loader for versatility in tight areas

ASV offers RT-30 Compact Track Loader for versatility in tight areas ASV LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skidsteers, offers the Posi-Track RT-30 compact track loader as a heavy-duty commercial machine in a small package. The radial lift loader is the industry’s smallest sit-on model yet features the same …

JCB launches Teleskid the first compact skid steer track loader with a telescopic boom

JCB launches Teleskid the first compact skid steer track loader with a telescopic boom JCB today previews the world’s first skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. The JCB Teleskid is a revolutionary new product that can reach 60% further forward than any other skid steer on the market and – in an industry …

John Deere adds 844K-III and 844K-III aggregate handler to their wheel loader line-up

John Deere adds 844K-III and 844K-III aggregate handler to their wheel loader line-up A pillar in mining and quarrying operations in the USA, the John Deere wheel loader family welcomes the addition of the 844K Series-III and 844K Series-III Aggregate Handler configuration. The workhorse machines offer customers increased uptime and the ability to sell more …

John Deere and BMW Designworks collaborate on the Backhoe of the Future 

John Deere and BMW Designworks collaborate on the Backhoe of the Future John Deere and Designworks, a BMW Group subsidiary, are giving CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 attendees a first-hand look into the backhoe vision of the future. The result of a unique research and design process introduced to John Deere by Designworks called “Fixstern.” The concept leverages …

Trimble Earthworks delivers next generation grade control for excavators

Trimble Earthworks delivers next generation grade control for excavators and dozers Trimble Earthworks is transforming machine control with the industry’s first integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics capability. In addition, a new dozer configuration moves the receivers from the blade to the roof of the cab. Re-engineered from the ground up, Trimble’s innovative, next generation grade …

Cat introduces 950 GC Wheel Loader to North America and Europe

Cat introduces 950 GC Wheel Loader to North America and Europe Caterpillar announces availability of the Cat® 950 GC Wheel Loader for sale in North America and Europe. The 950 GC delivers solid performance and ease of use with the reliability and durability Cat machines are known for. The loader offers exceptional value that provides customers …

Rolls Royce MTU engines power JCB’s new JS 300, 330 and 370 excavators

Rolls Royce MTU 6R 1000 engines will power JCB’s new JS 300, 330 and 370 excavators For the first time, Rolls Royce will be supplying MTU engines for use in excavators, having won an order from British construction equipment manufacturer JCB. MTU’s Series 1000 engines are compliant with EU-Stage IV and EPA Tier 4f emissions …

John Deere announces updates to its versatile 75G and 85G Excavators

Capable of working around congested job sites in efficient fashion, the updated John Deere 75G and 85G excavators boast new customer-inspired features, including hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics and the ability to be equipped with a hydraulic coupler that allows the machines to use backhoe buckets. “The standard hand-controlled proportional auxiliary hydraulics allow the operator to …

Caterpillar rolling out new machines and technology at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017

Caterpillar will present its extensive line up of machines and technology and its unmatched customer support capabilities at this years CONEXPO-CON/AGG – 7 to 11 March 2017. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totalling 60,000 square feet, Caterpillar’s presence is among the largest at the show. But it’s not all about …