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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 »

Third man dies from Crewe crane collapse

3 Aug 2017: A third man has now died as a result of a tower crane collapse in Crewe six weeks ago. more »

Bespoke high-reach Cat proves its value at White Hart Lane

2 Aug 2017: With support from Finning and Kocurek, demolition specialist DSM has a bespoke Cat 6015B high-reach excavator. more »

Saxby invests in Volvo paver

2 Aug 2017: Sheffield-based Saxby Surfacing Contractors has taken delivery of its first Volvo road paving machine, a P6870C ABG. more »

A-Plant boosts access fleet

2 Aug 2017: A-Plant has invested £14m in its powered access fleet with new lifts from JLG, Nifty Lift and Skyjack more »

ALE builds second Mega Jack 800

1 Aug 2017: Anglo-Dutch heavylift specialist ALE is building a second Mega Jack 800 jacking system. more »

Videos show M180 bridge replacement

1 Aug 2017: A-one+, the awkwardly named highway construction joint venture, has produced a pair of time lapse videos showing the demolition and reconstruction of a bridge over the M180 near Scunthorpe. more »

Spierings crane topples onto Reading's Primark store

31 Jul 2017: Buildings had to be evacuated in Reading over the weekend when a mobile tower crane toppled onto them. more »

JCB lands 1,200-machine deal

28 Jul 2017: JCB has secured one of its biggest-ever orders in the UK. more »

A-Plant rebrands Interlift operations

27 Jul 2017: A-Plant has completed the integration of Interlift into its FLG Services lifting and safety equipment business. more »

Liebherr launches new safety programme

27 Jul 2017: Liebherr has launched a new training programme for UK customers with the aim of preventing on-site accidents. more »

Snorkel scissor lifts join Banner’s hire fleet

27 Jul 2017: Four Snorkel electric scissor lifts have joined Banner Plant’s rental fleet. more »

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 »

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