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Tower crane operators threaten strike action

Tower crane operators threaten strike action

24 Mar 2017: Tower crane operators at HTC Wolffkran have rejected a 3% pay offer, prompting their union to warn of the risk of industrial action. more »

Case adds password protection

Case adds password protection

22 Mar 2017: Case Construction Equipment has launched a new G-Series range of wheeled loaders with seven models in the line-up. more »

MEWP operator’s death leads to £700k fine

MEWP operator’s death leads to £700k fine

22 Mar 2017: Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd has been fined £700,000 after a self-employed contractor was knocked from a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). more »

Groundforce props up Welsh waterworks excavation

Groundforce props up Welsh waterworks excavation

17 Mar 2017: Special props have enabled a large excavation to be carried out by Skanska in difficult ground conditions at a water treatment works in Wales. more »

Doosan develops telematic system

Doosan develops telematic system

16 Mar 2017: Doosan has developed the DoosanConnect wireless fleet management system for its excavator, wheel loader and articulated dump truck ranges. more »

Chippindale becomes Mecalac dealer

Chippindale becomes Mecalac dealer

16 Mar 2017: Mecalac Construction (formerly Terex GB) has appointed Chippindale Plant Limited to its distributor network. more »

Trimble strikes deals with Kobelco and Hitachi

Trimble strikes deals with Kobelco and Hitachi

10 Mar 2017: Japanese excavator producers Kobelco and Hitachi have both signed deals with construction software specialist Trimble. more »

First Volvo 50 tonners for Lynch

First Volvo 50 tonners for Lynch

9 Mar 2017: Stanmore-based L Lynch Plant Hire has invested in a pair of 50-tonne Volvo excavators. more »

A-Plant buys Kier’s hoists

A-Plant buys Kier’s hoists

8 Mar 2017: A-Plant has acquired Kier Construction’s hoist inventory and agreed a five-year preferred supplier deal. more »

Telehandler converted to road/rail use

Telehandler converted to road/rail use

7 Mar 2017: Rail Products UK has developed the TH21 road/rail crane based on a Manitou telescopic handler. more »

Bobcat rounds off compact series

Bobcat rounds off compact series

23 Mar 2017: Bobcat has completed its family of 1-2 tonne compact excavators with the new 1.7-tonne E17Z zero tail swing (ZTS) canopy model. more »

London's biggest crane ready for work

London's biggest crane ready for work

22 Mar 2017: The biggest crane ever erected in London is now ready to start work at the Earls Court development. more »

Beaver opens second large depot

Beaver opens second large depot

21 Mar 2017: Equipment hire firm Beaver 84 has relocated its Essex depot from West Thurrock to much larger premises in Basildon. more »

Indian rental giant buys 18 Grove cranes

Indian rental giant buys 18 Grove cranes

17 Mar 2017: Sanghvi Movers – India’s largest crane rental company – has ordered 18 Grove GMK6300L all-terrain cranes. more »

Hitachi plans factory restructure

Hitachi plans factory restructure

16 Mar 2017: Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) is planning to restructure its factories in the Netherlands. more »

Dungannon contractor fined £50k for fatal truss lift

Dungannon contractor fined £50k for fatal truss lift

13 Mar 2017: Mid Ulster Contracts Ltd has been fined £50,000 for safety failings that led to the death of an employee during a lifting operation. more »

FM Conway invests £11m in fleet

FM Conway invests £11m in fleet

9 Mar 2017: Civils contractor FM Conway has invested £11.2m in its vehicle fleet as part of an increased focus on self-delivery of services and materials. more »

JCB unveils the skid steer telehandler

JCB unveils the skid steer telehandler

8 Mar 2017: JCB has taken the wraps off what it describes as the world’s first skid steer telehandler at the Conexpo trade show in Las Vegas this week. more »

Nationwide Platforms takes tracked boom division nationwide

Nationwide Platforms takes tracked boom division nationwide

7 Mar 2017: Nationwide Platforms, the UK’s largest powered access specialist, has taken delivery of a further 64 tracked boom lifts, more than tripling its presence in this tracked market. more »

Bison Plant grows Kubota fleet

Bison Plant grows Kubota fleet

7 Mar 2017: Bison Plant Hire has grown its fleet of Kubota mini excavators to 52 after purchasing eight new machines. more »

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