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Ridgway Rentals places £9m Komatsu order

Ridgway Rentals places £9m Komatsu order

22 Sep 2017: Ridgway Rentals, based in Oswestry, Shropshire, has placed a £9m construction machinery order with Marubeni-Komatsu. more »

Alimak gets £3.8m Landmark Pinnacle deal

Alimak gets £3.8m Landmark Pinnacle deal

21 Sep 2017: Chalegrove Properties is spending £3.8m on a shipment of Alimak hoists for use on its latest Canary Wharf tower. more »

London Underground workers to be tagged with proximity alerts

London Underground workers to be tagged with proximity alerts

21 Sep 2017: OnGrade’s SiteZone systems are to be used by London Underground on its Four Lines Modernisation Programme. more »

All terrain cranes to remain exempt from MoT tests

All terrain cranes to remain exempt from MoT tests

19 Sep 2017: The Department for Transport has decided against compulsory annual roadworthiness checks for most of the UK’s mobile cranes. more »

Murphy opts for EasyCabin site huts

Murphy opts for EasyCabin site huts

19 Sep 2017: Murphy Plant has bought 30 mobile welfare units from Luton-based manufacturer AJC Trailers. more »

Piletec expands EMV range

Piletec expands EMV range

15 Sep 2017: Piletec has introduced two new excavator-mounted vibrators that are designed to help contractors save time and reduce costs more »

Tool hire sector divided on CITB

Tool hire sector divided on CITB

14 Sep 2017: Plant and tool hire firms are split on how to vote in the current vote to retain the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) levy. more »

Jewson stocks more mini crushers

Jewson stocks more mini crushers

14 Sep 2017: Builders’ merchant Jewson has taken delivery of its third batch of Red Rhino 4000 mini crushers. more »

Bryn Thomas opens Newcastle yard

Bryn Thomas opens Newcastle yard

13 Sep 2017: Bryn Thomas Cranes has opened a hire depot in Newcastle, its second in the northeast. more »

Italian dumper trucks brought to UK

Italian dumper trucks brought to UK

12 Sep 2017: An Italian manufacturer of site dumper trucks has signed a UK distribution deal. more »

Demolition worker crushed by excavator

Demolition worker crushed by excavator

21 Sep 2017: Wolverhampton based Sterry Lane Ltd, trading as LPD Demolition, has been fined £50,000 after an employee was crushed by a reversing excavator. more »

Volvo package for LPM

Volvo package for LPM

21 Sep 2017: LPM Plant Hire & Sales, based in Boughton, Nottinghamshire, has bought for seven new Volvo excavators. more »

Ainscough adds to mobile tower crane fleet

Ainscough adds to mobile tower crane fleet

20 Sep 2017: Ainscough Crane Hire has added a pair of new truck-mounted tower cranes to its nationwide fleet: a Liebherr MK 140 and a Spierings AT6. more »

Pioneer Pump founder returns with DXB

Pioneer Pump founder returns with DXB

19 Sep 2017: Two years after completing the sale of Pioneer Pump, its founder Simon Ruffles is back with a new pump production business. more »

Reeves to run Hyundai sales

Reeves to run Hyundai sales

18 Sep 2017: Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe has appointed Tony Reeves from Miller UK as its new sales manager for the UK & Ireland. more »

Dredgers set course for Blenheim Palace

Dredgers set course for Blenheim Palace

14 Sep 2017: One of the largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken at a British stately home is being planned at Woodstock’s Blenheim Palace. more »

Genie sales team hits the road

Genie sales team hits the road

14 Sep 2017: A team from Genie, the aerial work platform division of Terex, has started a 10-day promotional roadshow of the UK. more »

Torrent Trackside backs hydrogen fuel cell lighting

Torrent Trackside backs hydrogen fuel cell lighting

13 Sep 2017: Rail plant supplier Torrent Trackside has added the Ecolite-TH2 hydrogen fuel cell lighting tower to its inventory of equipment for hire. more »

A-Plant parent expects hurricane dividend

A-Plant parent expects hurricane dividend

12 Sep 2017: With hurricanes Harvey and Irma leaving a trail of destruction in their wake across the Caribbean and southern USA, those in the business of supplying equipment for the clear-up and eventual re-build are set for increased business. more »

GAP adds to LED lighting tower fleet

GAP adds to LED lighting tower fleet

11 Sep 2017: GAP Hire Solutions has bought another X Eco lighting towers for its hire fleet to add to the 400 or so it bought last year. more »

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