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.
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.
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.
Engcon has developed a sorting grab specifically for mini excavators in the 1.5-3 tonne class. The SK02 weighs just over 100 kg and the company says demand has been growing for an attachment of that size.
Ulrich Attachments has stepped up its drive to provide better warranties by announcing a six-year plan. It is part of a campaign to offer warranties that correspond with those typically applicable to wheeled loaders.
Caterpillar’s new side discharge buckets collect and transport loose materials and then discharge them via a belt-type conveyor from adjustable openings on either side of the bucket.
Pile cropping equipment firm Mr Cropper has strengthened its sales team in Scotland with the appointment of Tina Neil. The appointment comes as the company continues to expand its range of equipment.
Ulrich Attachments has teamed up with lubrication supplier Lubemec to include a single point grease system that it says will improve the capabilities of its High-Tip bucket on wheeled loaders.
Glasgow engineering giant Weir Group, which acquired American attachments firm Esco in a billion dollar deal in April, has reported booming first-half revenue and profits.