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£900k fine for step ladder fall

£900k fine for step ladder fall

7 Dec 2016: Volvo Group UK has been fined £900,000 after an employee was seriously injured falling from a step ladder. more »

John Gill to run Snorkel operations

John Gill to run Snorkel operations

2 Dec 2016: Terex’s John Gill has moved to Snorkel as director of UK manufacturing operations on Wearside. more »

Montabert names Inmalo as dealer

Montabert names Inmalo as dealer

1 Dec 2016: Demolition equipment supplier Inmalo has been appointed southeast area distributor for Montabert hydraulic breakers. more »

Ainscough opens in Ipswich

Ainscough opens in Ipswich

29 Nov 2016: Ainscough Crane Hire has opened a depot in Ipswich, bringing its national network to 32 locations. more »

Norwegian contractor quadruples size of Doosan truck fleet

Norwegian contractor quadruples size of Doosan truck fleet

25 Nov 2016: Norwegian contractor Risa has bought nine new Doosan DA30-5 articulated dump trucks (ADTs) from dealer Rosendal Maskin. more »

Yorkshire Aggregates renews with Case

Yorkshire Aggregates renews with Case

24 Nov 2016: Yorkshire Aggregates has purchased two Case 921F Series wheeled loaders for its recycling centre at Armthorpe, near Doncaster. more »

The return of Volvo compact wheelies

The return of Volvo compact wheelies

23 Nov 2016: Inverness-based Campbell Plant Hire has taken delivery of the first two Volvo EW60E compact wheeled excavators to be sold in Great Britain. more »

Lavendon faces hostile takeover bid

Lavendon faces hostile takeover bid

22 Nov 2016: Belgian company TVH Equipment is making a £348m takeover bid for Lavendon to create a pan-European powered access hire giant. more »

US investor moves into UK concrete pumping market

US investor moves into UK concrete pumping market

21 Nov 2016: Three UK concrete pumping specialists have now come under American ownership. more »

Debt burden brings Hewden to the brink

Debt burden brings Hewden to the brink

21 Nov 2016: Loss-making plant and tool hire giant Hewden looks to be on the verge of collapsing into administration as it struggles to find new financial backers. more »

A-Plant continues to thrive

A-Plant continues to thrive

6 Dec 2016: While some listed plant hire companies struggle, A-Plant has reported double-digit percentage growth in half-year revenue and profit. more »

TVH ready to pay more to get Lavendon

TVH ready to pay more to get Lavendon

1 Dec 2016: TVH, the Belgian rental company bidding to take over the UK’s Lavendon, says it is ready to raise its £348m price if French rival Loxam enters the fray. more »

Chairman says Vp is surpassing expectations

Chairman says Vp is surpassing expectations

29 Nov 2016: Equipment rental group Vp is flying high and set to deliver annual financial results ahead of market expectations. more »

Loxam enters Lavendon takeover battle

Loxam enters Lavendon takeover battle

28 Nov 2016: French powered access group Loxam has joined the fray in the battle to take over Lavendon. more »

Laing O’Rourke selling mobile crane fleet to Ainscough

Laing O’Rourke selling mobile crane fleet to Ainscough

24 Nov 2016: Laing O’Rourke is in final negotiations to sell the mobile cranes within its Select Plant Hire division to Ainscough Crane Hire. more »

More scissors and tracked booms for Lifterz

More scissors and tracked booms for Lifterz

23 Nov 2016: Powered access hire company Lifterz has expanded its fleet of MEC 6092RT scissor lifts and invested in more Hinowa tracked booms. more »

Hewden collapses, A-Plant picks up pieces

Hewden collapses, A-Plant picks up pieces

22 Nov 2016: A-Plant has cherry picked parts of the Hewden group after the latter fell into administration. more »

Payload management added to Cat small wheeled loaders

Payload management added to Cat small wheeled loaders

22 Nov 2016: A new feature on Caterpillar loading shovels tells the driver when they have filled the bucket properly. more »

Council fined £250k for HAVS neglect

Council fined £250k for HAVS neglect

21 Nov 2016: Thanet District Council has been fined £250,000 after a grounds maintenance worker was left debilitated by hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). more »

HSS teams up with Kubota in digger deal

HSS teams up with Kubota in digger deal

18 Nov 2016: Contractors hiring Kubota excavators from HSS will now get manufacturer service support as part of the deal. more »

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