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Whitewater project calls on Volvo excavators

24 Jul 2017: Volvo excavators have been put to work in a US river to create a safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts. more »

GAP agrees two-year deal with Atlas Copco

24 Jul 2017: Atlas Copco is to be the sole supplier of compressors to GAP Hire Solutions for the next two years. more »

Ashtead buys Ontario rental business

24 Jul 2017: Ashtead's North American subsidiary has struck a CA$275m (£168m) deal to buy an Ontario-based rental business. more »

Powered access industry offers civil fleet to emergency services

21 Jul 2017: Rental companies that have specialist high-reach powered access platforms are seeking to develop a protocol with the emergency services to make their equipment available when needed. more »

New chair for PASMA

20 Jul 2017: Gillian Rutter, owner-director of Skyward Access Training, has taken over as chair of the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ & Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA). more »

AFI takes over Kimberly

19 Jul 2017: Powered access hire specialist AFI-Uplift has taken over one of its competitors, Kimberly Rentals. more »

Danish equipment rental business changes hands

18 Jul 2017: Cramo Group has sold the assets of its Danish equipment rental business to Loxam. more »

Clancy acquires Speedy’s traffic lights

18 Jul 2017: Clancy Plant has taken over Speedy Hire’s traffic light fleet and will now act as its national provider of traffic management kit. more »

Drillers get HAVS reminder

18 Jul 2017: The British Drilling Association (BDA) has issued its members a reminder of the dangers of hand-arm vibration syndrome presented by power tools as it fears there may be some complacency on the topic. more »

Tower crane operators balloted for strike action

18 Jul 2017: The threat of strike action at tower crane hire company HTC Wolffkran continues to rise with the Unite union balloting its members there in a dispute over pay. more »

Facelift sees growing demand for indoor MEWPs

18 Jul 2017: Access hire specialist Facelift has bought 10 Chinese-made battery-powered vertical masts in response to growing demand for mobile elevating work platforms that can be used indoors. more »

Rocket Rentals expands Kubota fleet

18 Jul 2017: Rocket Rentals has bought 29 new Kubota excavators from dealer Chepstow Construction Equipment. more »

Essential takes over Go Plant

17 Jul 2017: Essential Fleet Services, the former May Gurney vehicle business, has acquired roadsweeping machinery specialist Go Plant for an undisclosed sum. more »

Komatsu and Trimble agree collaboration

17 Jul 2017: Komatsu and Trimble are to work together to improve their customers’ ability to exchange 3D earthworks data. more »

Hazard sensors fitted to Bentley's dumpers

17 Jul 2017: Yorkshire’s Chippindale Plant has struck a site dumper supply agreement with civil engineering contractor JN Bentley. more »

O’Keefe invests £1.5m in plant fleet

14 Jul 2017: Construction, demolition and remediation specialist O’Keefe Group has invested £1.5m in new plant. more »

Elliott opts for Boss Cabins

14 Jul 2017: Portable accommodation hire firm Elliott has placed an initial 60-unit order with Boss Cabins worth nearly £1.5m. more »

MUS develops all-in-one asphalt unit

13 Jul 2017: Morrison Utility Services (MUS) has developed a bespoke mobile asphalt unit for highway reinstatements. more »

Volvo hybrid loader shows 50% fuel savings in field tests

13 Jul 2017: Volvo Construction Equipment is claiming substantial savings in fuel consumption for its LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheeled loader more »

JCB sales up 12% in 2016

12 Jul 2017: JCB has reported a 12% rise in sales for 2016 and underlying profits up 34%. more »

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