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200 dumpers for Morris Leslie

More than 200 Mecalac dumpers have been ordered by Morris Leslie Plant Hire to replace its two-year-old machines. The deal is for a mix of forward and swivel tip units.

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Cat’s ADT landmark

The 50,000th Caterpillar articulated dump truck to come out of the UK factory has been handed over to its American owner, 44 years after David Brown built the first vehicle in Co Durham.

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Get it up safely

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is backing a drive to raise safety standards for crane and other lifting operations.Its technical consultant will chair a safety seminar in London in September.

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New Yanmar dealer network

Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe is to reveal its new UK and Ireland dealer network within weeks. The move follows the mutual agreement with A&Y Equipment not to renew the long-term distribution contract.

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Those were the days…

More than 7,000 people arrived in Sweden this month for the latest episode of Volvo Days. New dumptrucks built in Motherwell by its Terex subsidiary were among the big-ticket items. Scottish Plant was there.

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Doosan out in front

Doosan emerged as the winner when Borders earthmover RJT Excavations put the industry’s leading articulated dump trucks head-to-head to battle it out for a three-vehicle order.

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First Sanys to auction

The first Sany 20-tonne excavators sold in Scotland will be up for sale next week when a fleet of equipment owned by a Perthshire company goes under the auctioneer’s hammer.

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Advance orders for Volvo

Groundworks and civil engineering firm Advance Construction Scotland has added a further package of Volvo excavators to its fleet and says more are on the way “in the immediate future”.

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Kubota takes a Bow

Gordon Bow Plant Hire has taken delivery of the first Kubotas in its 35-year history in a move it believes will add value to the business. Ten 4.8 tonners join the Broxburn company's fleet.

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New kit = more work

A Highlands engineering and construction company is winning more work in the water sector after adding a Magni all-terrain rotating telehandler and a UNIC spider crane.

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