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Italian dumper trucks brought to UK

12 Sep 2017: An Italian manufacturer of site dumper trucks has signed a UK distribution deal. more »

GAP adds to LED lighting tower fleet

11 Sep 2017: GAP Hire Solutions has bought more X Eco lighting towers for its hire fleet to add to the 400 or so it bought last year. more »

Hitachi adds oil sensors to excavators

8 Sep 2017: Hitachi Construction Machinery is adding sensors to its excavators that monitor the quality of the engine and hydraulic oil. more »

New Cat shovels for Mick George

7 Sep 2017: Mick George has taken delivery of two Cat 966M loading shovels and put them to work in its Cambridgeshire quarries. more »

Walsh moves to cabbed dumpers

7 Sep 2017: Uxbridge-based M Walsh Plant Hire has taken delivery of six Wacker Neuson forward-tipping dumper trucks with enclosed cabs. more »

Sandhust opens Bristol depot

7 Sep 2017: Sandhurst is opening a new rental depot for excavator attachment hire in southwest England. more »

Progress made on dumper dangers

6 Sep 2017: New industry guidance is being produced that could spell the end of open cab site dumpers. Phil Bishop reports. more »

Crane strike off as HTC ups offer

5 Sep 2017: A planned strike by tower crane operators at HTC Wolffkran has been suspended following a last ditch pay agreement being reached. more »

US distribution for British edge protection system

5 Sep 2017: Rapid–EPS, a UK producer of edge protection systems, has got itself representation in the US market. more »

Volvo GB sale completes

4 Sep 2017: SMT Holdings has completed the acquisition of the Volvo Construction Equipment GB dealership business. more »

PASMA adds to technical support

1 Sep 2017: PASMA, the trade association for the mobile access tower industry, has appointed John Darby to the newly created post of head of technical support. more »

Standard Plant grows Kubota fleet

31 Aug 2017: Croydon-based Standard Plant Hire has bought 70 new Kubota excavators this year, expanding its fleet to 240 machines – all of them Kubota. more »

Losses continue at HSS

30 Aug 2017: Plant and tool hire chain HSS has reported a pre-tax loss of £30.1m for the first half of 2017, which was attributed to the continued restructuring of the business. more »

HTC crane operators to strike after rejecting £60k a year

30 Aug 2017: Widespread disruption of construction sites across the UK is being predicted with crane operators at HTC Wolffkran going on strike. more »

Second 32-tonne Volvo shovel for Scottish quarry

30 Aug 2017: Glenrothes-based Skene Group Construction Services has added a second Volvo L220H loading shovel to work at its Soutra Mains Quarry facility. more »

UK construction machinery exports continue to grow

29 Aug 2017: UK exports of construction and earthmoving equipment continued on an upward trend in the second quarter of 2017, showing growth for the fourth consecutive quarter. more »

GAP’s turnover hits record £175m

29 Aug 2017: GAP Hire Solutions, which describes itself as the UK’s largest independent equipment hirer, has posted record annual turnover for the year to 31st March 2017. more »

BSS moves into low level access

29 Aug 2017: Travis Perkins subsidiary BSS Industrial has bought 30 Snorkel S3010P push-around scissor lifts for its hire fleet. more »

Mecalac UK names Russian distributor

25 Aug 2017: Moscow-based Ferronordic Machines has joined the international distributor network of Mecalac Construction Equipment UK, which was formerly Terex GB. more »

Hitachi sees sales soar

24 Aug 2017: Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) reports string demand for its excavators in the past year, with turnover up 20% and profits rising by nearly 50%. more »

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