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Union and HTC Wolffkran clash in pay dispute

26 Jul 2017: Unite and the management of crane operator HTC Wolfkrann have clashed over the union’s decision to ballot its members in the ongoing pay dispute. more »

Sales up at Caterpillar

26 Jul 2017: Caterpillar’s sales and revenue for the second quarter of 2017 amounted to US$11.3bn, up from US$10.3bn for the same period last year. more »

Fugro claims pile-test record

26 Jul 2017: Fugro has achieved what it believes to be a new test load record for continuous flight auger (CFA) piling in the UK and Europe. more »

Doosan makes first sale of new high-clearance excavator

26 Jul 2017: A Scottish contractor that specialises in work in forests is the world’s first purchaser of a new Doosan Dash-5 18.5t crawler excavator with higher ground clearance. more »

HS2 announcement spurs Finning to boost apprentice numbers

25 Jul 2017: Caterpillar dealer Finning UK & Ireland is to take on additional apprentices in a special recruitment drive prompted by last week’s award of £6.6bn of HS2 construction contracts. more »

Terex Trucks appoints Spanish distributor

25 Jul 2017: Scottish-made Terex rigid dump trucks are to be distributed in Spain following a new deal. more »

Three Case dealerships expand

25 Jul 2017: The territories for three Case dealerships in southern England and Wales have been expanded. more »

Whitewater project calls on Volvo excavators

24 Jul 2017: Volvo excavators have been put to work in a US river to create a safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts. more »

GAP agrees two-year deal with Atlas Copco

24 Jul 2017: Atlas Copco is to be the sole supplier of compressors to GAP Hire Solutions for the next two years. more »

Ashtead buys Ontario rental business

24 Jul 2017: Ashtead's North American subsidiary has struck a CA$275m (£168m) deal to buy an Ontario-based rental business. more »

Powered access industry offers civil fleet to emergency services

21 Jul 2017: Rental companies that have specialist high-reach powered access platforms are seeking to develop a protocol with the emergency services to make their equipment available when needed. more »

New chair for PASMA

20 Jul 2017: Gillian Rutter, owner-director of Skyward Access Training, has taken over as chair of the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ & Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA). more »

AFI takes over Kimberly

19 Jul 2017: Powered access hire specialist AFI-Uplift has taken over one of its competitors, Kimberly Rentals. more »

Danish equipment rental business changes hands

18 Jul 2017: Cramo Group has sold the assets of its Danish equipment rental business to Loxam. more »

Clancy acquires Speedy’s traffic lights

18 Jul 2017: Clancy Plant has taken over Speedy Hire’s traffic light fleet and will now act as its national provider of traffic management kit. more »

Drillers get HAVS reminder

18 Jul 2017: The British Drilling Association (BDA) has issued its members a reminder of the dangers of hand-arm vibration syndrome presented by power tools as it fears there may be some complacency on the topic. more »

Tower crane operators balloted for strike action

18 Jul 2017: The threat of strike action at tower crane hire company HTC Wolffkran continues to rise with the Unite union balloting its members there in a dispute over pay. more »

Facelift sees growing demand for indoor MEWPs

18 Jul 2017: Access hire specialist Facelift has bought 10 Chinese-made battery-powered vertical masts in response to growing demand for mobile elevating work platforms that can be used indoors. more »

Rocket Rentals expands Kubota fleet

18 Jul 2017: Rocket Rentals has bought 29 new Kubota excavators from dealer Chepstow Construction Equipment. more »

Essential takes over Go Plant

17 Jul 2017: Essential Fleet Services, the former May Gurney vehicle business, has acquired roadsweeping machinery specialist Go Plant for an undisclosed sum. more »

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