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Bobcats hit the road

The latest Bobcat machines will roll into West Lothian next month when dealer John H McNae hosts the final leg of a UK-wide roadshow. Compact tracked loaders and a new mini will lead the line-up.

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Tunnel fight continues

The long-running multi-million pound legal battle over the collapse of a hydro scheme tunnel is to continue in the UK Supreme Court. SSE Generation recently was recently awarded more than £100m in compensation.

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Kubota takes Hart

David Hart has left John Deere after 28 years to become managing director at Kubota (UK). He succeeds David Roberts who left in February to become chief executive officer of Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK).

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Adam Bruce sells AB2000

AB2000, Scotland’s biggest hirer of operated plant, has been sold in a multi-million pound deal to rail plant company Quattro Group. John Murphy of Quattro described the acquisition as “a natural partnership”.

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Lighthouse at the races

Nearly 150 members and guests of the West of Scotland Branch of industry charity The Lighthouse Club were out in force at Hamilton Park Racecourse last week for the annual race night.

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A United front man

Falkirk maintenance company United Plant Services has appointed ex-Finning man Greg Mulhearn managing director. The company said the appointment is “a milestone” as it builds a national  management team.

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Top plant firm sold

One of Scotland’s biggest plant hire companies has been sold. Scottish Plant understands a deal was concluded on Friday for the business and that an announcement will follow tomorrow.

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‘Whirlwind’ at Bobcat dealer

When John H. McNae took on Bobcat construction equipment, sales manager Leigh Dalgleish said he'd be disappointed if first-year sales didn’t reach the target of 44 machines. He needn’t have worried.

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£20,000 demolition fine

A Glasgow plant hire company has been fined £20,000 for using untrained workers to demolish a building. It wrongly decided to use hand methods when remote demolition by machine was a safer option.

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Wind farm site ready

Civils contractor R J McLeod has completed groundworks and foundations at the Kype Muir Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire. Erection of the 27 turbines is due to begin in July.

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