Attachments

Astra in truck swap

Astra Attachment Solutions has taken delivery of 16 Isuzu rigid trucks as part of a fleet replacement programme. Some of the 3.5 and 7.7-tonne vehicles will operate from the Scotland depot in Bathgate.

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Steelwrist teams with ECY

ECY Haulmark has signed an agreement with Swedish manufacturer Steelwrist to supply its fully-automatic couplers and attachment adapters in the UK. “Better value,” says ECY.

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Weir looking good

Scottish engineering company Weir Group has seen a rise in orders and profits following last year’s $1 billion acquisition of American attachments giant ESCO.

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Hartl changes hands

Hartl, the Austrian manufacturer whose crushing and screening buckets are handled in the UK by Lanarkshire-based dealer Yarwoods, has been sold for an undisclosed sum.

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Sandhurst sells for £3.3m

The attachments rental business of Sandhurst Manufacturing has been acquired in a £3.3m deal by Vp, the equipment hire group. It become part of a group that includes UK Forks, Groundforce, and Brandon Hire.

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Worsley ramps it up

A concrete cutting product for demolition applications has won an award before it has been officially launched. It was given the Innovation accolade at the National Federation of Demolition Contractors annual awards last week.

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Molson takes on tilties

Molson Group has been appointed sole dealer for SMP tiltrotators in England, Scotland and Wales. The Swedish products will be available in Scotland via Molson Young Plant Sales from June.

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Another three for JCC

JCC Group has taken on three additional dealerships and appointed a new sales manager as it mounts a big push into the attachments market. Breakers, buckets and rock wheels join the portfolio.

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Two hurt in excavator fall

A demolition contractor has been fined £134,000 after two workers sustained serious injuries when they fell from an excavator attachment. One suffered a broken back and the other a fractured skull.

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Jack’s the lad for QCE

A Scot has been appointed to lead a sales push for a range of Swedish tiltrotators. Peter Jack becomes UK & Ireland manager at Quality Construction Equipment, the distributor for the SMP range.

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