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Attachments

‘We want to be No. 1’

Piletec, the piling equipment specialist, has launched a dedicated attachments business and has declared its intention to become the number one supplier in the £60m a year sector within three years.

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Thumb’s up for Bryan

Perth firm Bryan Contractors specified a ‘thumb’ attachment for one of its new excavators. Working off the hammer/shear hydraulic circuit it has made picking and sorting operations easier says the customer.

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Piletec’s power play

Piling and foundation equipment specialist Piletec has launched two excavator-mounted vibrators (EMV) it says will to reduce costs on site. One is claimed to be more powerful than other EMVs available in the UK.

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It’s a win, win, win

Investment in a single attachment has helped a north-east concrete manufacturer slash transport costs and eliminate waste being sent to landfill and at the same time open up a new revenue stream.

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Steelwrist buys AgCon

Swedish tiltrotator manufacturer Steelwrist has acquired its UK importer. The deal to buy AgCon UK and change the name to Steelwrist UK Ltd was announced last week at an international event in Sweden.

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Two hands, one wrist

Rockbreakers UK has been appointed Scottish dealer for  Steelwrist tiltrotators. The deal completes a Sweden hat-trick for the Bo’ness business which also represents Atlas Copco and Volvo.

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‘A cracking bit of gear’

A central Scotland groundworks business has committed to specifying Hill TEFRA hitches as it prepares to add another dozen excavators to its fleet this year. It has just bought its first Tilt on the recommendation of Scot JCB.

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New buckets from Cat

Caterpillar has introduced a new line of grading and trenching buckets for its 311 to 323 tracked excavators and for M314F to M322F wheeled models. They’ve been developed specifically for use with Cat tilt-rotators.

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Engcon thinks small

Engcon’s smallest tiltrotator, the EC02, has had its weight classification reduced to 1.5-2.5 tonnes. The reduction from 1.5-3.5 tonnes was explained by development manager Fredrik Jonsson as “a natural adaptation”.

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‘You’ve got three months’

A collaboration of attachments manufacturer Miller UK and hire firm Hewden to develop a better hydraulic breaker has won an award for innovation. The manufacturer had just three months to develop the product.

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