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Kelsey upgrades with Takeuchi investment

Kelsey upgrades with Takeuchi investment

24 Feb 2017: Kelsey Plant Hire has invested approximately £500,000 in 19 new Takeuchi excavators from dealer Clive Barford Ltd. more »

Komatsu wins bumper order from Ugandan government

Komatsu wins bumper order from Ugandan government

23 Feb 2017: The Ugandan government has ordered 401 items of Komatsu plant for use in road construction and improvements. more »

First Cats for Lumsden & Carroll

First Cats for Lumsden & Carroll

23 Feb 2017: Lumsden & Carroll Construction has bought three Cat 428F2 backhoe loaders in its first deal with Caterpillar dealer Finning. more »

New UK distributor for Socage platforms

New UK distributor for Socage platforms

22 Feb 2017: Socage has appointed a new UK distributor and announced an extended warranty on new sales of its A314 pick-up mounted access platform. more »

Lagan invests in Soilmec rigs

Lagan invests in Soilmec rigs

20 Feb 2017: FK Lowry Piling, part of Lagan Construction Group, has invested in new piling rigs. more »

Hampshire contractor grows its fleet

Hampshire contractor grows its fleet

16 Feb 2017: Southampton-based groundworks contractor BCT Services (South) Ltd has added two new Volvo excavators to its fleet. more »

Italian lifting business expands Grove fleet

Italian lifting business expands Grove fleet

15 Feb 2017: Italian lifting company Vernazza Autogru has added two new Grove all-terrain cranes – a GMK5250L and a GMK6400 - to its fleet. more »

Nationwide Platforms appoints new MD

Nationwide Platforms appoints new MD

14 Feb 2017: Powered access hire group Lavendon has named Wayne Smith as the new managing director of its UK subsidiary, Nationwide Platforms. more »

Fifth Liebherr 60-tonner for Marsh

Fifth Liebherr 60-tonner for Marsh

13 Feb 2017: Hampshire-based Marsh Plant has taken delivery of a 60-tonne Liebherr mobile crane, its fifth of the past three years. more »

Another Volvo for Tarbrax contractor

Another Volvo for Tarbrax contractor

9 Feb 2017: MW Groundworks of Tarbrax, South Lanarkshire, has taken delivery of another Volvo excavator for its specialist contracting and land clearance business. more »

Chicago Pneumatic adds light compactors

Chicago Pneumatic adds light compactors

24 Feb 2017: Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its mid-size light compaction range with the addition of two new reversible plate compactors. more »

Growth for Mobile Mini

Growth for Mobile Mini

23 Feb 2017: Mobile Mini, hirer of portable accommodation and storage containers, has reported record results for its UK business. more »

Ordsall Chord arches lifted into place

Ordsall Chord arches lifted into place

22 Feb 2017: Britain’s first asymmetrical network arch railway bridge has been installed in Manchester. more »

Lavendon opens new opportunities to Loxam

Lavendon opens new opportunities to Loxam

21 Feb 2017: French construction equipment hire firm Loxam has now acquired 91.5% of the shares in UK powered access giant Lavendon and has claimed the right to compulsorily purchase the remainder. more »

Yallem offers its rigs for hire

Yallem offers its rigs for hire

17 Feb 2017: Piling and geotechnical contractor Yallem is offering its equipment for hire to competitors. more »

Loxam secures Lavendon takeover

Loxam secures Lavendon takeover

15 Feb 2017: French equipment hire firm has now secured 75% ownership of UK powered access specialist Lavendon. more »

Nixon stocks up with Loadalls

Nixon stocks up with Loadalls

14 Feb 2017: Nixon Hire has placed an order for JCB telescopic handlers worth more than £9m. more »

Clancy and Stihl turn to tool tagging

Clancy and Stihl turn to tool tagging

13 Feb 2017: Clancy has become the first major plant hire company to adopt the MicroCESAR tagging system for its handheld power tools. more »

Fifty Cats for Keyway

Fifty Cats for Keyway

10 Feb 2017: Gloucester plant hire firm Keyway is gearing up for expansion with the addition of 50 new Caterpillar machines. more »

German hire firm buys seven Grove cranes

German hire firm buys seven Grove cranes

9 Feb 2017: German hire firm MSG Krandienst has added seven new Grove all-terrain cranes to its fleet. more »

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