Equipment

Molson dumps Bomag

Bomag compaction equipment will no longer be available in Scotland from Molson Young Plant Sales. The dealer has dumped the German light compaction range after 17 years to switch its allegiance to Ammann.

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Malcolm switches on 29 JCBs

Scotland’s first Stage V 457 loading shovel is included in a package of 29 new JCBs which have returned to work at The Malcolm Group following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

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Liebherr launches ‘teleloader’

Liebherr has launched a ‘two-in-one’ machine that combines the functions of a telescopic loader with those of a traditional wheeled loader. A telescopic arm replaces wheeled loader lift arms.

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Flannery goes electric

A lifting specialist is in talks with a number of plant hirers as it steps up marketing of an electric telehandler. The first in the UK has been sold to Flannery Plant Hire to work on the HS2 rail project.

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What’s that in the exhaust?

A 20-tonne JCB has become the industry’s first hydrogen-powered excavator. The 220X has been undergoing testing for more than a year and will continue to be refined through advanced testing.

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Doosan gives the ‘V’ sign

A completely new design, higher performance and an improved cab are features of Doosan’s latest wheeled loader. The DL420-7 Stage V model has a standard bucket capacity claimed to be the largest in its class.

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Liebherr in Leica tie-in

Liebherr has formed a partnership with Leica Geosystems that will see its excavators fitted with machine control systems as factory-fit options. The arrangement applies to generations 6 and 8 wheeled and crawler machines.

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Do you want lime with that?

Two Doosans, a fleet of tippers and a host of assorted tractors and trailers assembled last week for one of the most important events in Shetland’s farming calendar.

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‘Beware Covid scams’

A finance company has warned plant buyers to be on guard against Covid-19 purchase scams as some businesses buy construction equipment without undertaking inspections, leaving them open to fraud.

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CASE gets plugged in

CASE has made its official entry into the electric construction equipment market with the first sales of its battery-powered backhoe loaders. But don’t expect to see them in the UK.

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