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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 »

TBM hunt starts for $11bn Melbourne metro

2 Nov 2017: An international search is under way to find a supplier for the four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) needed to build a major metro project in Melbourne, Australia. more »

Skip firm worker killed by trommel

2 Nov 2017: A company and its director have been sentenced this week for causing the death of a factory worker who fell into a piece of machinery at a construction recycling yard. more »

Network Rail impressed by silent piler

1 Nov 2017: The use of a Japanese Giken piling machine on an embankment stabilisation project has impressed Network Rail engineers. more »

Dumpers and diggers for Knights Brown

31 Oct 2017: Hampshire-based civil engineering contractor Knights Brown is investing £1m in new plant and machinery. more »

Versatile joins Mecalac network

31 Oct 2017: Mecalac (previously Terex GB) has added Kent-based Versatile Equipment to its UK distributor network. more »

UK customer for new Demag City crane

30 Oct 2017: McGovern Crane Hire is one of the first UK buyers of the new Demag AC 45 City crane. more »

More Yanmars for FM Conway

30 Oct 2017: Highways contractor FM Conway has taken delivery of a batch of Yanmar excavators this month from dealer A&Y Equipment LTD. more »

Alimak wins its largest-ever order

26 Oct 2017: Alimak Group has won a contract to provide an access system for maintenance of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. more »

Concrete scanner speeds rebar detection

26 Oct 2017: IDS GeoRadar, an Italian supplier of ground penetrating radar (GPR), has launched a new tool for locating objects or voids in structures before cutting or drilling. more »

Fine follows farmworkers’ fall from telehandler platform

25 Oct 2017: A Yorkshire builder was sentenced today after three workers, including a father and son, fell almost five metres when a work platform became disconnected from a telehandler. more »

Piletec targets expansion with standalone attachments division

25 Oct 2017: Piletec has launched a separate attachments division to expand to sectors beyond its core piling and pile cropping market. more »

BooBoo favours DustBoss

24 Oct 2017: BooBoo Plant Hire has bought its eighth DustBoss DB60 mobile dust suppression unit, giving it one of the largest dust suppression rental fleets in the country. more »

New dealer for Himoinsa generators

24 Oct 2017: Ipswich-based diesel power specialist Midas is the new premium dealer for generator giant Himoinsa. more »

BAM takes over MJ Church training centre

23 Oct 2017: BAM has taken over the running of MJ Church’s in-house plant operator training centre in Chippenham and opened it up for public courses. more »

Litter picker loses legs after being struck by loading shovel

23 Oct 2017: A recycling company has been fined £100,000 after a worker was struck by a loading shovel. more »

A-Plant adds 300 lighting towers

19 Oct 2017: A-Plant has boosted its fleet of mobile lighting towers with a £2.4m investment in time for winter. more »

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