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Dozing on the job

Two Scottish companies have entered 2020 operating Komatsu dozers as their latest additions. One is the first purchase by a contracting company, the other a used model working on recycling applications.

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Hello, it’s been a while…

A Scots demolition contractor has bought its first JCB excavators in 20 years. “They’re performing very well, the operators are very happy and the fuel consumption is proving excellent,” says the customer.

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Hitachi hails CESAR

Every Hitachi excavator and wheeled loader sold in the UK will be fitted as standard with a security system that will provide customers with a quick way to identify how their machines comply with emissions regulations.

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SMT in scraper deal

Volvo dealer SMT GB has taken on distribution for the Canada-built K-Tec articulated hauler scraper boxes. CEO Nick Allen says it will give customers “a complete end-to-end solution in the bulk muckshifting sector”.

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World first for Balgownie

A Scottish dealer has sold the world’s first Mecalac backhoe loader to be fitted with the latest drive technology. And the customer reckons it’s the best he’s operated.

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New look on Bobcats

Bobcat loaders will arrive in the UK next month sporting a new identity. The branding, which can be applied to machines of all types and sizes, will be available on loader models from next month.

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Crane duo for AB2000

AB2000 Ltd, the Glasgow-based plant and crane hirer, has taken delivery of the first two mobile cranes to join the fleet since it was acquired last year by the Quattro Group.

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Dealer adds hire models

MTS Plant, which recently expanded its Yanmar dealership into Scotland, has added the latest compact models to its hire fleet. The move gives rental customers access to micro, mini and midi excavators and tracked dumpers.

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Miller at the double

M. M. Miller, the Wick groundworks contractor and house builder, is among the first in the country to take delivery of Volvo’s new EC60E compact excavators, one of them with a Steelwrist.

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Ardent adds £13m Manitous

Ardent Hire is taking its telehandler fleet to more than 3,600 with a £13m Manitou order. The deal includes more than forty MT625, MT732 and MT932 machines with other models to arrive before the end of the year.

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