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New guidance for lifting with excavators

21 Nov 2017: They used to say just don’t do it – excavators are for digging, cranes are for lifting – but official industry advice has now yielded to the inevitable: excavators can be used for lifting. more »

Vp confident of further growth

21 Nov 2017: Half-year results for Vp show double-digit growth in revenue and profit. more »

Private equity takeover for mastclimbing specialist

20 Nov 2017: The founder of BFT Mastclimbing, which rents and installs mast climbing work platforms, has sold a majority stake in his company to private equity investors. more »

Transformer supplier adds phone charging ports

17 Nov 2017: The Somerset inventors of a mobile phone charging solution for construction sites have signed a licensing deal with a transformer manufacturer. more »

Sick proximity alarm monitors for obstructions

17 Nov 2017: Sensor technology firm Sick has launched a proximity alarm for construction plant, to warn operators of collision risks. more »

Terex signs US$250m Chinese deal

15 Nov 2017: Terex has struck a deal to supply US$250m-worth of equipment to improve safety on utility installation in China. more »

New dumper guidance now available

14 Nov 2017: The Construction Plant-hire Association has published new guidance for operators on the safe use of forward tipping dumpers. more »

Speedy turnaround completed

14 Nov 2017: Speedy says its end-of-year financial results will be ahead of expectations after reporting increased profits and revenue for the first half. more »

Bobcat adds to telehandler range

14 Nov 2017: Latest addition to the Bobcat telehandler series is the TL30.70, with a maximum lift capacity of three tonnes and a maximum lift height of nearly seven metres. more »

Keltbray adds mini piling capability

13 Nov 2017: Keltbray Piling has invested in a pair of Klemm drill rigs to expand its range of services to mini piling. more »

Dounreay drones save thousands of pounds

10 Nov 2017: The use of drones to carry out building inspections is saving the taxpayer an estimated £100,000 at the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness. more »

More Hinowa mini-dumpers for Express

10 Nov 2017: Express Hire has invested in a new fleet of Hinowa tracked mini-dumpers. more »

Quarry firm fined for unguarded machinery

10 Nov 2017: A quarrying company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker trapped his hand in machinery. more »

Brandon Hire taken over by Vp

8 Nov 2017: Plant and tool hire group Vp has taken over Brandon Hire Group and its subsidiaries from its venture capital owners in a deal worth nearly £70m. more »

Traffic commissioners issue brake testing call

8 Nov 2017: Owners of commercial vehicles appear to be neglecting their brakes, prompting industry regulators to send out a warning to operators. more »

Keltbray moves into lifting services

7 Nov 2017: Keltbray’s diversification from its demolition roots continues with the establishment of Keltbray Lifting Services. more »

GAP’s Bridgwater depot has Hinkley Point in sight

7 Nov 2017: GAP Hire Solutions has opened a new depot in Bridgwater, Somerset. more »

Star Platforms opens in Reading

6 Nov 2017: Powered access hire company Star Platforms has opened its fourth depot near Reading in Berkshire. more »

City crane topples onto Basingstoke house

3 Nov 2017: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service had to extricate a crane operator from his cab yesterday morning after his telescopic mobile crane toppled over onto a bungalow. more »

New GM for Versalift UK

3 Nov 2017: Vehicle-mounted platform manufacturer Versalift UK has promoted Andy Bray to general manager. more »

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