Equipment

Shetland hirer digs deep

Shetland plant hire, quarrying and contracting business EMN Plant has been digging deep this year for a fleet renewal programme including new equipment from Hitachi, Volvo, Finlay Scotland and Marooka.

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Yanmar adds to demo fleet

Yanmar has added the B95W wheeled excavator to its UK and Ireland demonstration fleet. “The best way to experience a Yanmar excavator is to operate one.' says the manufacturer.

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It’s a long story…

Skene Group Construction Services has opted for the longest combination of digging equipment on a new Volvo EC480E excavator. It allows the operator to dress down the blasted face from a safe distance.

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Perthshire’s plant icons

Classic equipment will roll into a Perthshire farm later this month as owners from around the country arrive to put their vintage plant on show. Last year included an International Harvester dozer and a Cat scraper.

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Smart thinking by Cat

Caterpillar has released a total of 16 D3 Series skid steer and tracked loaders with technology that recognises certain attachments and tailors the controls and operator information to match the tool and the job.

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JCB powers up production

JCB has moved into full production mode with its first fully-electric mini excavator while Volvo's contender has gone out on customer testing with a French contractor.

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Operator comfort ‘unheralded’

Doosan has launched its first Stage V medium-size excavator. The DX300LC-7, a 30-tonne machine, promises “unheralded levels” of operator comfort says the manufacturer.

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GAP: ‘We’ve got you covered’

GAP Group has confirmed that all its new six- and nine-tonne dumpers will be cabbed. The Glasgow-based nationwide hirer said the move will improve site safety and meet growing demand for ‘covered’ machines.

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Yanmar ‘hugely positive’

Yanmar Compact Equipment Europe says its decision to beef up its activity in the UK has had a “hugely positive” effect. The French manufacture has continued to increase sales in the last 12 months.

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Doosan takes the high ground

A Scots forestry specialist has added eight Doosan High Track excavators that will move around obstacles more easily, travel across sites more quickly and reduce the volumes of material to be shifted.

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