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Equipment

The old one-two

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.

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JCB at record output

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.

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A crushing blow

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.

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Lighting-up time

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.

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Volvo at the double

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.

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FOR SALE: one million machines

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.

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200 dumpers for Morris Leslie

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.

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Cat’s ADT landmark

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.

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Get it up safely

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.

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New Yanmar dealer network

Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe is to reveal its new UK and Ireland dealer network within weeks. The move follows the mutual agreement with A&Y Equipment not to renew the long-term distribution contract.

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