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Mecalac sets out loader and excavator range

Mecalac sets out loader and excavator range

16 Feb 2018: Group Mecalac has rolled out its new 2018 product range of loaders and excavators available to UK customers. more »

GAP expands swivel skip dumper fleet

GAP expands swivel skip dumper fleet

15 Feb 2018: GAP Hire Solutions has added thirteen 1.5-tonne Wacker Neuson swivel skip dumpers to its fleet of site dumpers. more »

More Kubotas for Charles Wilson

More Kubotas for Charles Wilson

15 Feb 2018: Plant hire firm Charles Wilson has taken delivery of 89 new Kubota mini excavators. more »

McNicholas becomes chief exec at AFI

McNicholas becomes chief exec at AFI

14 Feb 2018: Powered access hire firm AFI has promoted David McNicholas to group chief executive. more »

Redrow fined £500k after dumper death

Redrow fined £500k after dumper death

13 Feb 2018: House-builder Redrow has been fined £500,000 after a scaffolder was fatally crushed by a reversing dumper truck. more »

Snorkel to deal Bluelift spiders

Snorkel to deal Bluelift spiders

8 Feb 2018: Snorkel UK, the sales and service provider for Snorkel lifts in the UK and Ireland, will also sell Italian-made Bluelift spider lifts after agreeing a distribution deal the manufacturer Ruthmann. more »

Balfour Beatty lands £40m rail plant maintenance deal

Balfour Beatty lands £40m rail plant maintenance deal

6 Feb 2018: Network Rail has handed Balfour Beatty a four-year contract worth more than £40m to look after its Stoneblower track maintenance machines. more »

Hitachi poaches Kubota chief

Hitachi poaches Kubota chief

6 Feb 2018: David Roberts takes over as chief executive of Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) as of 1st April 2018 on the retirement of John Jones. more »

BAM fined £40k over dropped load

BAM fined £40k over dropped load

2 Feb 2018: BAM Construction has been fined £40,000 after spilling scaffolding tubes and injuring a worker. more »

First tunnelling machine arrives for Grand Paris Express

First tunnelling machine arrives for Grand Paris Express

31 Jan 2018: The first tunnel boring machine (TBM) for Grand Paris Express railway has arrived on site. more »

Rototilt appoints Scottish dealer

Rototilt appoints Scottish dealer

16 Feb 2018: Highland Hammer Hire (HHH) is the new Rototilt dealer for Scotland, responsible for the supply, service and backup of Rototilt tiltrotators and attachments north of the border. more »

Plantworx moves to Peterborough

Plantworx moves to Peterborough

15 Feb 2018: The Plantworx trade show for construction equipment is on the move again and will be at the East of England Arena & Events Centre in Peterborough in 2019. more »

German equipment manufacturers report continued boom

German equipment manufacturers report continued boom

14 Feb 2018: Turnover in Germany’s construction equipment industry grew 15% in 2017, with 2018 predicted to be another good year. more »

Depot consolidation for Mobile Mini

Depot consolidation for Mobile Mini

14 Feb 2018: Mobile Mini, a hirer of storage containers and portable site accommodation, has closed its Essex branch and consolidated its operations in the region in Kent. more »

New MD for Manitou UK

New MD for Manitou UK

9 Feb 2018: Mark Ormond has been appointed managing director of Manitou UK, taking over from Jonathan Tapp. more »

Fleet investment for O'Brien

Fleet investment for O'Brien

7 Feb 2018: St Albans-based M O’Brien Plant Hire has taken delivery of 50 Hitachi excavators and 18 Caterpillar machines, including diggers, loaders and trucks. more »

Plant safety initiative at utilities contractor

Plant safety initiative at utilities contractor

6 Feb 2018: Morrison Utility Services (MUS) has introduced a new corporate approach to managing the safety of its workforce in the vicinity of moving plant and vehicles. more »

Skip firm fined after bucket crush fatality

Skip firm fined after bucket crush fatality

5 Feb 2018: A skip hire company has been fined £60,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death by a loader bucket. more »

ALE installs 1,200t bridge

ALE installs 1,200t bridge

1 Feb 2018: ALE has used its Mega Jack 800 system to install a 1,200t steel bridge in Antwerp, Belgium. more »

Scotia closure prompts Doosan dealer shuffle

Scotia closure prompts Doosan dealer shuffle

31 Jan 2018: Doosan Construction Equipment has reorganised its distribution in Scotland following the closure of Scotia Plant. more »

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