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Block paving specialist likes his Avants

By Digger Blogger | 12:59 BST, Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | 0 Comments

A Derby based block paving company has recently purchased its ninth Avant compact tool carrier since discovering the Finnish manufactured machines some 12 years ago.

Established in 1987, family owned Tecni:Block specialises in all types of paving for both commercial and domestic customers and now wouldn't be without its fleet of little green Avants.

Managing director Phil Annable says: "I really didn't think our first Avant would last five minutes on our type of work, but I have to say they have since proved to be absolutely brilliant with one of our 635 models now over eight years old and still going strong."

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No more shake, rattle and roll

By Digger Blogger | 13:21 BST, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Worsley Plant has put together this short video that successfully demonstrates the benefits of a Remu screening bucket.

Worsley is a dealer for Remu, along with Dig A Crusher products.

The footage speaks for itself, so I’ll say no more.

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TAB boom adds versatility to Sutton’s JS260XD

By Digger Blogger | 10:02 BST, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Suffolk-based demolition and recycling company Sutton Services has added a JCB JS260XD crawler excavator to its fleet of specialist equipment.

The new machine replaces an older JS220 and has been bought to meet a growing requirement for heavier equipment and an increasing workload at the company.

Sutton ordered the machine, its largest JCB excavator to date, with a triple articulating boom – or TAB – adding to the machine’s versatility and flexibility.

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Dam fine Doosan

By Digger Blogger | 09:59 BST, Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Here’s DA MacDonald Contractors working on a hydro-electric dam project in Argyll.

Among the equipment deployed was this new Doosan DX140LC-3 excavator, supplied by Scotia Plant.

The new 14 tonner joins several other Doosan excavators that DA MacDonald has bought recently, including DX140LC and DX225LC models. 

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Ultimate ice bucket challenges

By Digger Blogger | 11:30 BST, Thursday, 04 September 2014 | 0 Comments

This ice bucket challenge thing is clearly getting out of hand...

I am told that it is no longer acceptable to simply give money to charity. You have to throw a bucket of cold water over yourself and then give money - even though the original concept was an old fashioned 'do or dare' choice.

But in the construction industry a conventional bucket is not good enough.

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