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Attachments

Weir grows bigger

Glasgow engineering giant Weir Group, which acquired American attachments firm Esco in a billion dollar deal in April, has reported booming first-half revenue and profits.

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Breaking news from Worsley

Worsley Plant has been awarded its first franchise for hydraulic breakers as it joins the UK dealer network for Montabert products. It has also added the Finland-built Dynaset magnets to its portfolio.

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Cat’s new grapples

Caterpillar has launched the GSH420 and GSH520 orange-peel grapples. Applications include handling shredded scrap, shifting rock at construction sites, or coping with waste at recycling and transfer stations.

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Murray at the double

Murray Plant has achieved franchise and sales landmarks to build on its recent acquisition by the Blue Group. It is now handling Allu products across the UK and has sold the first of Rammer's biggest breaker.

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$1bn ESCO deal soon

Weir Group, the Scottish global engineering business, expects to conclude its $1 billion acquisition of attachments giant ESCO within the next few months. It will give the group extra muscle in North America.

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It’s all down Hill

Hill Engineering is going ‘downmarket’ with the launch of its latest quick coupler. The Northern Ireland company's new 2T model will widen its appeal into machines between 1.4-2.5 tonnes.

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Brian’s the main man

An attachments expert has been named Demolition Man of the Year for his involvement in the industry’s exhibition. He worked “tirelessly” to make last years Demo Expo a success.

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Shear power from Blue

Blue Group has been appointed exclusive UK dealer for an American-made range of excavator-mounted shears. The Fortress range will be sold by Paisley firm Murray Plant.

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HHH takes on Rototilt

Highland Hammer Hire has been appointed Scottish dealer for Rototilt tiltrotators and attachments. “We have a skilled and knowledgeable partner on board,” says the Swedish manufacturer.

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Cat’s ap-peeling grab

Cat’s latest orange-peel grapples incorporate new easy-loading tines and vertical cylinders to allow more efficient bulk-materials handling. They're designed for the MH3022, MH3024 and MH3026 wheeled handlers

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