Central belt business David Fisher Contracting has brought a Volvo EC140E excavator into the fleet and served notice that a second will soon be on the way. Both replace older models from the same manufacturer.
JCB factories are producing at unprecedented levels to keep pace with world demand. Following record turnover and sales in 2017, production is running at 500 units a day.
A Lanarkshire hirer has added an unusual stonecrushing rig as part of a £400,000 fleet investment. The £30,000 crushing equipment is mounted on a JCB 300T Eco skid steer loader.
GAP Group is spending more than £1m to make construction a brighter place. The rental business has invested in additional lighting towers from Trime (UK) as the industry prepares for reduced daylight hours.
Volvo dealer SMT GB has enjoyed a double Borders boost with orders from an established customer and a company taking its first machine. The deals involve five articulated trucks and a 14-tonne excavator.
Worldwide sales of construction equipment are expected to nudge closer to the one million mark this year. A further 12% increase is anticipated after last year’s 27% surge.
More than 200 Mecalac dumpers have been ordered by Morris Leslie Plant Hire to replace its two-year-old machines. The deal is for a mix of forward and swivel tip units.
The 50,000th Caterpillar articulated dump truck to come out of the UK factory has been handed over to its American owner, 44 years after David Brown built the first vehicle in Co Durham.
The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is backing a drive to raise safety standards for crane and other lifting operations.Its technical consultant will chair a safety seminar in London in September.