Equipment

Moving up in the world

A Selkirk contractor has moved into the big league by taking delivery of a Volvo ECR145E excavator. Customer Davidson Land Services carefully specified the machine to work on a wide variety of applications.

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Mecalac calls for a cab

Mecalac’s all-new MDX cabbed dumpers have gone into production at its Coventry factory. First seen at last year’s Intermat exhibition in Paris, the machines will be available in six and nine-tonne versions.

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Topcon teams with Marubeni

Marubeni-Komatsu has struck a machine control deal with Topcon. The partnership gives Komatsu owners access to the full range of Topcon control systems.

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Hitachi gets wasted

Hitachi has introduced a waste-handling package for its ZW180-6 and ZW220-6 wheeled loaders. The additional features will also interest users in demolition and forestry applications.

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Volvo gets plugged in

Volvo will begin rolling out electric wheeled loaders and excavators next year as it responds to “overwhelmingly favourable” reaction to concept machines unveiled in recent years.

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GAP takes a different view

GAP Group took delivery this week of the first Wacker Neuson dual view six-tonne dumper as part of a 60-machine deal worth nearly £3m. “A logical extension in dumper design,” says procurement chief Ken Stewart.

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New dealer has ‘full line’

Hyundai has confirmed its full line-up is now available in Scotland for the first time following this month’s change of dealership. Agritrac Exports has recruited two construction specialists to sell the equipment.

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TDL in Europe’s biggest Sany excavator deal

TDL Equipment is set to deliver the final machine of the biggest single order for Sany excavators ever won by a European dealer. It sees Centre Plant break a 26-year relationship with Case as its exclusive supplier.

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Hilti’s hammer time

  Hilti claims to have taken power and safety “to the next level” with its new demolition hammer.  The TE 2000-AVR weighs in at 14.5kg and combines 35 joules of impact energy with 1,800 impacts per minute.

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Diggers do the business

The boom in telehandlers could be over but there’s no let-up in excavator sales according to latest statistics. Diggers were up 18% in the first nine months but telehandlers slumped below last year's levels.

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