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Fri February 24 2017

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Doosan unwraps one-tonner

Digger Blogger | 09:38, Fri February 24 2017

Another mini here… Doosan’s latest machine is the zero tail swing DX10Z.


Weighing in at a little over a tonne – 1176 kg, it has a maximum digging depth of 1.82 metres and when everything is retracted it is just 710 mm wide, allowing it to get through most doorways.

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Kubota’s new baby

Digger Blogger | 14:00, Wed February 15 2017

Kubota has high hopes for its new KX027-4, which it is looking to go down a storm in the UK plant hire market.


At 2590kg (2520kg in canopy version), it replaces the KX061-3 in the Japanese manufacturer’s mini excavator family and boasts several design improvements.

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Collins Demolition boss impressed by Rotar attachments

Digger Blogger | 10:08, Mon February 13 2017

Collins Earthworks Group, based in Kirkby in Ashfield, has been managing earthmoving projects for more than 10 years. It has more than 250 employees and 130 excavators. Last year it set up Collins Demolition, run by new recruit Scott Craddock.

Collins Demolition has excavators ranging from six to 75 tonnes and a wide range of Rotar grabs, shears and pulverisers.

Although Scott Craddock had been in the demolition industry all his working life, the Rotar attachments were new to him.   He’d heard of them but he’d never used them before. When he joined the Collins group to set up the demolition arm of the company, he had his first insight into the Rotar range and was impressed with their versatility and performance.

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Australian man's narrow escape from muddy nightmare

Digger Blogger | 08:32, Thu February 09 2017

Here’s a tale – an Australian man survived for two hours with literally just his nose and forehead out of a mud pool after his excavator rolled into a dam he was working alongside and trapped him under.

Father-of-two Daniel Miller lives on a remote property in Charlotte Bay, near Forster, on the New South Wales coast. He was working with the three-tonne machine in his backyard, tending to some rocks and plants along the muddy dam, when the banks collapsed beneath him. He was pinned down under the mud by the excavator’s roll bar (which is ironic).

Only the thought of his family finding him face down kept him fighting to survive.

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Case tweaks its livery

Digger Blogger | 12:39, Wed February 01 2017

Case Construction Equipment has unveiled a re-styling to its corporate livery.

As you can no doubt tell from the images here, Case’s new look “reflects the values of the brand including its practical, hands-on approach”.

The official press hand-outs say that the new styling and livery were developed to make a strong brand statement.

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