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‘Liebherr’s an easy choice’

Aberdeenshire business Whyte Crane Hire has again turned to Liebherr for new models as it continues to boost its profile in the heavy lifting sector. Latest additions include a 500-tonne capacity all-terrain model.

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Hitachi checks your oil

Hitachi is to install sensors to monitor the quality of engine and hydraulic oils on its excavators. They’ll be fitted to the ZX210-6 and ZX350-6 machines from November before being rolled out to other models

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Jarvie’s eventful summer

Jarvie Plant has been celebrating an ‘eventful’ summer after supplying a wide range of equipment to golf championships, music festivals and the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Case’s new heavyweight

CASE Construction Equipment has done a ‘one-for-two’ with this week’s launch of its biggest excavator to replace two older models. The CX750D is being officially introduced at the Steinexpo exhibition in Germany.

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Cat goes electric

Caterpillar’s first wheeled loader with an electric drive system is giving 25% greater over-all efficiency and up to 10% more productivity in load-and-carry applications than its conventional equivalent the manufacturer says.

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One thing led to another

A Fife civil engineering contractor has taken delivery of its first Volvo general-purpose excavator…thanks to its relationship with an attachment dealer and a visit to a quarry in Alloa.

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Excavators lead sales table

Mini and crawler excavators continue to be the big sellers in the UK, accounting for more than 50% of construction and earthmoving equipment sales. The rental sector now accounts for more than 60% of supply.

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Booked for simulation

The Construction Industry Training Board has spent £1.2m on plant simulators to help tackle a growing shortage of operators.It's predicted that almost 5,000 plant operatives will be needed over the next five years.

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Volvo takes charge

A stone company that has developed a reputation for breathing new life into historically important quarries has chosen a Volvo excavator as the prime mover for its latest venture. 'You get what you pay for,' it says.

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‘Don’t move!’ operators told

New measures have been introduced to help plant operators reduce the risk of accidental movement of their machines. The recommendations come three years after publication of a Health & Safety Executive report.

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