Equipment

First Hyundai 90-tonner

The first Hyundai 90-tonne HX900L sold in Europe has gone into service with a UK demolition contractor. The machine is carrying a 10-tonne Fortress shear and was also supplied with a 4.85 m³ bucket.

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Volvo’s new 20-tonner

Volvo has launched a new contender into the competitive 20-tonne excavator market and Thurso contractor Gow Groundworks has added a second specially-converted EC140E LM machine.

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Diesel days are numbered

A rail renewal project has achieved a 97% ‘diesel-free’ operation by using solar and battery power. The joint Network Rail and Colas Rail scheme saved 6,000 litres of fuel.

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Russians like Terex

The Terex Trucks factory in Motherwell is playing its part in the construction boom in Russia. The manufacturer is sending its articulated trucks to more customers and says the growth is set to continue.

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‘Dump safe’ guide

A guide has been published to help tackle the growing number of dumper accidents such as overturns and workers being struck by the vehicles. It’s 96 pages long.

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Operator challenge goes global

Registrations are now being taken for the UK heats of the Caterpillar Operator Challenge as the competition expands worldwide. Dealer Finning will host the UK knock-out stages on May 23-24.

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Bauma: More pictures

Invisible beer, freebies, huge crowds and miniatures by Liebherr,  having a good bucket etc. See more pictures from the Munich showground.

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Bauma: The Picture Show

A bit of oompah, Little & Large, 50 years of skid steer manufacturing, Volvo boss goes electric and other bits and bobs as the world's plant industry gets into full swing in Munich.

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Volvo Advances further

Advance Construction Scotland has taken its Volvo excavator fleet to more than 120 and there are more to come. Elsewhere, a a hirer is showing Tough love for the brand.

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Balgownie takes Mecalac lead

Balgownie, the Aberdeenshire multi-franchise dealer, is to lead the sales drive in Scotland for Mecalac excavators. There are tracked and wheeled versions and demo machines are already out with customers.

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