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Machinery sales up 6% in first half

21 Aug 2017: Sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK rose 6% by value in the first half of 2017. more »

Self-driving trucks to protect road workers

18 Aug 2017: Highway maintenance contractor Colas has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s first autonomous impact protection vehicle to protect the lives of road workers. more »

Bateman adds diggers and dumpers

18 Aug 2017: Norwich-based Bateman Groundworks is investing more than £1.6m in new plant and vehicles in its 20th anniversary year. more »

CITB invests in plant simulators

17 Aug 2017: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has spent £1.2m on 16 simulators for training plant operators at Bircham Newton more »

JCB's Bell made CEA honorary president

17 Aug 2017: The Construction Equipment Association has named JCB director David Bell as its first honorary president, positioning him as the figurehead of the UK construction machinery industry. more »

Wolff renews flat-top crane

17 Aug 2017: German tower crane manufacture Wolffkran has replaced its 6015 flat-top tower crane, introduced in 2008, with the new 6020 Clear model. more »

TBM for Chinese metro designed and built in five months

16 Aug 2017: A 148m-long double-shield tunnel boring machine (TBM) for a Chinese metro line has been designed and manufactured in just five months. more »

Prichard’s boosted by plant investment

16 Aug 2017: Welsh demolition contractor Prichard’s has reported a boom in production after investing in new crushing and screening plant. more »

Ordsall Chord's final lift [video]

15 Aug 2017: The final piece of Network Rail’s new Ordsall Chord has been lifted into position over the banks of the River Irwell. more »

Machine control tech aids M6 project

15 Aug 2017: Hawk Plant Hire has installed the Prolec PME500 system on 35 machines working on the M6 smart motorway upgrade. more »

New training & safety manager at CPA

11 Aug 2017: The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has recruited Rob Squires as its new training & safety manager. more »

Snorkel makes 35-machine sale in Turkey

11 Aug 2017: Snorkel distributor Uzman Lift has sold 35 lifts in a variety of models to Turkish rental company Fatih Vinç. more »

Thwaites dealer smashes first year target

11 Aug 2017: Worthing-based Jim Dicker Plant Sales has been a Thwaites dumper dealer for just a year and has already nearly doubled its first-year sales target. more »

Bureau Veritas launches mobile inspection service

10 Aug 2017: Bureau Veritas, the testing, inspection and certification firm, has launched a mobile plant unit to deliver on-hire inspections for all mobile plants and assets. more »

Doosan adds features to ADTs

10 Aug 2017: Doosan has added some new standard and optional features to its articulated dump truck (ADT) range. more »

Mobile Mini maintains investment

10 Aug 2017: Mobile Mini, hirer of portable accommodation and storage containers, has seen its UK business grow half-year revenue by 14% to £33m for the first six months of 2017. more »

Hall puts Volvo fleet to work at Newark opencast site

9 Aug 2017: Volvo Construction Equipment has re-established a long-standing relationship with Hall Construction Services of Co Durham by supplying a package of 11 articulated haulers and a 75-tonne EC750E mass excavator. more »

Hydraulics guide follows fatal explosion

8 Aug 2017: The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has launched a good practice guide on the safety aspects of pressurising hydraulic systems using an external energy source for diagnostic purposes. more »

Plant and labour suppliers form HS2 alliance

7 Aug 2017: An alliance of 10 suppliers of construction machinery and manpower has been formed to support the HS2 project. more »

Guidance published on unintended movement of plant

7 Aug 2017: New guidance has been produced to reduce incidents of construction plant moving when it is not supposed to. more »

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