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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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GDL cleans up

Ground Developments Ltd, the earthworks and soil stabilisation contractor, is working in Glasgow to remediate sites that form part of one of the biggest projects of its kind in the UK.

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Haulotte opens UK HQ

French access equipment manufacturer Haulotte has officially opened its new UK office. Increased stock holding and larger capacity workshop will allow the subsidiary to better meet customers’ requirements.

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Euro first for Case

The first sale in Europe of Case’s Stage V excavator range has been made to a long-term user in England. It's the customer's fourth new machine on the last year.

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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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