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Bell Equipment names next CEO

22 Jun 2017: Bell Equipment, the South African manufacturer of construction trucks and loaders, has named chief operating officer Leon Goosen as chief executive designate to succeed Gary Bell on his retirement. more »

Two killed in Seddon crane collapse

22 Jun 2017: Two men have been killed on the site of a Seddon new-build care home development in Crewe after a tower crane toppled. more »

Giraud succeeds Fellin in Caterpillar leadership shuffle

22 Jun 2017: Three long-serving Caterpillar vice presidents are retiring and a new man has been put in charge of global construction operations. more »

Tool thieves hit LOR hospital site

21 Jun 2017: Police in Scotland are investigating the theft of power and hand tools from the site of the new £270m Dumfries hospital being built by Laing O’Rourke. more »

Contractor fined £130k for MEWP trapping fatality

20 Jun 2017: Northeast based contractor Pyeroy Ltd has been fined £130,000 after an employee using a mobile elevating work platform was trapped between a roof beam and the machine’s control panel. more »

Case 13-tonners for Conlon

20 Jun 2017: Wiltshire-based groundworks and demolition contractor Conlon Ltd has bought four new Case excavators. more »

Jones renews Hyundai order

20 Jun 2017: Carmarthenshire civil engineering contractor E&TL Jones has revamped its plant fleet with a host of new Hyundai excavators. more »

A-Plant buys 50 Boss cabins

20 Jun 2017: A-Plant Accommodation has expanded its hire fleet with a 50-unit order worth nearly £1m from Boss Cabins. more »

Queensferry Crossing cranes come down

16 Jun 2017: With construction of the £1.3bn Queensferry Crossing near to completion, the tower cranes have come down. more »

Baby Bell is just as butch

16 Jun 2017: Bell Equipment has launched its 22-tonne B20E articulated dump truck in the UK, as a baby sister to the B25E and B30E. more »

PET adds Snorkel electric scissors

16 Jun 2017: Cheshire rental company PET Hire has taken delivery of 11 Snorkel electric scissor lifts for its fleet. more »

Doosan introduces high-track diggers

15 Jun 2017: Korean construction machinery manufacturer Doosan has launched two new excavators with raised crawler tracks for higher ground clearance. more »

IPAF members face annual audits

14 Jun 2017: The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is introducing more stringent vetting and auditing procedures for its member rental companies. more »

A-Plant sales grow by 15%

13 Jun 2017: Hire firm A-Plant has seen its revenue grow by 15% over the past year, while its parent company’s group revenues topped £3bn for the first time. more »

Hyundai adds infotainment to 20-tonne loader

13 Jun 2017: Hyundai has added a new model to its wheeled loader range – the HL965 – complete with automotive standard touchscreen 'infotainment' system. more »

Dieci signs up A&Y

13 Jun 2017: A&Y Equipment has signed a distribution deal to become the official UK importer of Dieci construction machinery. more »

Manitou buys into Australian distributor

9 Jun 2017: Manitou has bought a majority stake in LiftRite Hire & Sales, based in the Australian city of Perth. more »

King Lifting gets a third 500-tonne Liebherr

9 Jun 2017: Bristol-based King Lifting has consolidated its heavy-lift credentials by taking delivery of a third 500-tonne Liebherr all terrain crane. more »

Kobelco’s battery-powered digger arrives in Europe

8 Jun 2017: Kobelco describes its 20-tonne SK210HLC-10 as the world’s first lithium-ion battery-powered hybrid excavator. more »

Manitou extends Easy telehandler series

8 Jun 2017: Following the introduction of an Easy version of its MT625H compact telescopic handler, Manitou has now extended its Easy machine range to 10 models. more »

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