GAP has added 13 Wacker Neuson dumpers after buying one for evaluation. It has also confirmed its “easy decision” to sign a four-year extension with HAMM for the sole supply of tandem rollers.
Liebherr materials handling machines are playing a major role in a drive to take timber off Scotland’s roads and transport it by waterways. The initiative could see three million fewer lorry miles on the country's roads.
Journalists from around the world assembled last week to get advance news from exhibitors on their plans for this year’s Intermat show. Scottish Plant was invited to Paris by the organisers to get the latest updates.
JCB’s new dumpers – including a Hi-Viz model that is said to bring new levels of safety – have started coming off the production line. The company was previously involved in the sector with re-badged Terex vehicles.
Scottish hirer Active Access has declared its intention to become a major player with deals for more than 100 machines and another 150 to follow next year. JCB, Genie and Hinowa models make up the latest batch of orders.
The 10-year-old advice for operators using excavators for lifting has been updated in recognition of the “prolific use” of the machines. Additions are so wide-ranging the guidance has increased from seven pages to 72.
A Dingwall company's latest Volvo, a new duck from Komatsu, a France-built Liebherr and a wheeled loader from Kubota are the machines included in the latest launches and delivery round-up.
Excavator sales in the UK raced ahead by 13% in the first nine months compared with the same period last year. Minis led the way, reflecting a surge in the house building sector
GAP Group has underscored its position as Kubota’s biggest excavator customer worldwide by investing in a further 1,000 units. “Another fantastic year” says Ken Stewart, GAP’s head of procurement.